BatteryMINDer 12 Volt Solar Charging System with 5 Watt Panel and Desulfator, Model# SCC005
This is a great desulfator
Better than your conventional charger. It will completely revive some batteries given that they have not sat for years on end. This desulfator/maintainer is perfect for use on batteries that have sat for several months when conventional chargers would not be able to revive your battery.
Save money on your electricity bill by purchasing this solar unit
April 24, 2013
Very handy for outbuildings
I use the BatteryMINDer to keep my various lawn tractor batteries charged and ready to go. I mounted the solar panel on the gable of my workshop outbuilding, and it's been great! The desulphator feature has raised several old batteries from the dead, including my wife's old car battery, so I guess this product has paid for itself to a large extent. I also bought a pair of tool-less battery terminals (the kind with a cam lever for tightening) so it's quick and easy to switch the charger from one battery to the next, but a nice strong pair of alligator clamps would have been good too. I leave at least one battery on the charger at all times, and it's so convenient to always have a fresh one available.
April 23, 2013
battery solar charger
I really like this product because i don't like to have to jump start cars that i don't use a lot and it saves your battery. i have a few of these and i have no complaints about them one is on a car, one on a tractor, and one for a winch mounted on a car hauling trailer, all of these are not used very much but are ready for use when they are needed.
May 20, 2012
Keeps my lawn mower ready
I mounted the panel on the roof of the shed and it keeps my lawn mower battery ready to go in spring.
May 8, 2012
This solar battery minder has worked very well keeping my collector car fully charged for months at the time, even in extreme cold weather and long periods of low light. It seems to be a good product and performs exactly as it was described when I bought it.
June 1, 2010
An excellent stand alone solar charging system.
This system has been working away for me for about 9 months now. There has been no problems whatsoever and it continues to do its job whatever the weather.It still puts out a charge when the sky is cloudy, I have it hooked up by itself rather than part of the main bank of panels as it excels as a booster to any really low bank of batterys that have been badly discharged. I am considering getting another for a separate off site system also.
February 15, 2010
Solar Charging system
This item is well constructed using decent aluminum channel for the frame. The desulfator works well at correcting issues with sealed lead acid batteries. (The batteries that I use are 12Vdc 12Amp Hour vented). These batteries were in service for approx 3 years and had little life left. The desulfator had actually corrected the issue with the batteries and they now hold a charge just like new. The wire length supplied is ample and the gauge is proper. This system is affordable for tinkering in the solar field. I would recommend to a friend. These would be great for Emergency communications backup power or just placing at the campsite to top up the batteries or run small portable devices.
October 19, 2009
Great Product as Advertised . . .
I use this charger on an RV deep cycle battery. The unit will not keep the battery charged if the battery is not disconnected from the RV (I installed a negative disconnect - the propane monitor and clocks on the radio and microwave draw more amp-hours than the 5 Watt unit can produce in a day). However, this is not the product's fault as it is only a 5 Watt unit. If you don't want to disconnect your RV battery, then you should consider the similar 15 Watt unit.
For my application, the product works well. My battery is always fully charged when I reconnect. I've used the product for 2 years now trouble-free. I would highly recommend this or the similar 15 Watt unit (same charge controller).
September 14, 2009
5W Solar Panel
Product works on smaller batteries that have no load on them while charging. I tried to keep a maintenance charge on a deep cycle battery in a RV, but due to the small residual draw (100-200ma) it could not keep up. Worked well on maintaining a motorcycle battery.
July 13, 2009
Great Product, I use it on a vehicle kept at an airport, now I never have a dead battery when I arrive. The quality of the product and price prove to be an excellent value.
July 13, 2009