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Author Topic: Solar panels and leisure batteries  (Read 1281 times)

DavidandCollette

  • Joined Dec 2012
Solar panels and leisure batteries
« on: September 19, 2017, 09:26:59 am »
Hi I have bought an alarm system for my barn but don't have mains power. Tried a leisure battery but it lasts less than a week. The question is, if I get a solar panel to charge the battery will I be able to power the alarm system at the same time?
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GribinIsaf

  • Joined Aug 2015
  • Montgomeryshire
    • Gribin Isaf
Re: Solar panels and leisure batteries
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 09:27:08 pm »
Yes, you just link them together with a charge controller like this
« Last Edit: September 19, 2017, 09:43:04 pm by GribinIsaf »

DavidandCollette

  • Joined Dec 2012
Re: Solar panels and leisure batteries
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2017, 01:15:02 pm »
Thanks for that :excited:

Eli

  • Joined Dec 2014
Re: Solar panels and leisure batteries
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2017, 05:20:39 pm »
Hi I have bought an alarm system for my barn but don't have mains power. Tried a leisure battery but it lasts less than a week. The question is, if I get a solar panel to charge the battery will I be able to power the alarm system at the same time?

I know this is an old thread but I'm looking for an "off grid" security for my barn. Does yours work and how did you do it?
Cheers

 

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