BatteryMINDer Solar Charging System - 12 Volt, 15 Watt Panel, Model# SCC-015
Great charging source
This product is perfect for trickle charging my boat battery. Without it, the battery life would be short.
July 5, 2014
15 W Solar Panel
Wow... Excellent Solar Panel. Bought around 2004 for a dump Trailer. Always had to charge a deep cycle marine battery for every job. 1st year i had it concrete guys dropped a block on it and cracked the glass. Finally 2014 bought another one. It still worked but glass finally cracked half the solar cell strips. Never have I had to charge this battery, except 2 times had a low charge after being under some trees for 6 months w/ broken cells. I dump maybe 15-20 times a year 7x14 trailer mostly landscaping, shingles, and construction debris. It's definitely worth it! upgraded to the 20 watt just because. Don't buy the 2.5 watt it wont even keep my jet ski battery charged, but 3 of them does LOL...
May 4, 2014
cold weather drain
I purchased this product to install on an enclosed trailer hauling motorcycles. The trailer spends most of its time in the northern United States where it is cold and the batteries on the motorcycles would not stay charged due to the cold. This unit in combination with the Y splitter accessory has kept the motorcycles charged and ready to ride all the time. Great product.
February 7, 2014
keeping your battery topped off!
The batteryminder solar charging system is the perfect addition for your trailer that relies on a battery to run vent fans or wicnches. I have it installed on by 4 dog dog trailer and I do not worry about the battery being run down due to extended use. It was easy to install and was the perfect size to fit on the front storage box lid.
I plan on installing a larger system on my 38 foot gooseneck trailer this sping!
February 6, 2014
Worth every penny
I bought this because the 5W solar panel I had hooked to my electric gate opener simply couldn't keep the 12v battery charged. Per directions in the box, I put the battery on a charger overnight, then hooked up the panel and desulfator. Being Texas, we get plenty of sun even in winter, but I thought the battery might be shot - it was already 4 years old and had frequently sat until it ran dead (900cca heavy duty battery I pulled from my diesel truck and pressed into gate duty). It took about a month before the battery tender moved all the way from 'BAD' to 'GOOD', but now it sits on 'GOOD' even when the panel is in shade and on cloudy days. I'm fixing to pull two more batteries out of my diesel because they won't hold a full charge anymore (3+ yrs old), but at $165 each I'd like to salvage them for other uses, so I'm back to buy another one of these solar tenders. It's cheaper than a new battery.
BTW, my current battery tender is mounted in a partially-enclosed box and the solar panel is sitting out completely exposed to weather. We don't get anything resembling snow/ice/hail but plenty of sun, rain, and I even caught an armadillo using it as playground equipment, but it just keeps working. Has been in service about 7 months at this point. No maintenance except to wipe the solar panel clean occasionally.
July 17, 2013
Works as advertised
I bought this product to help maintain the batteries in my motorcycle and atv. After reading and following the instructions, I hooked it up and it does just what it says it does. I leave the vehicles sit for long periods and this product keeps the batteries from dieing prematurely. With cost of batteries being what it is, the battery minder will definitely save me money and pay for itself in the long run. As long as the sun shines, this product performs better than I expected. I would recommend this to my friends.
April 24, 2013
battery for winch
i usr this to keepthe battery on my car trailer charged soi canuse the winch anytime
October 15, 2012
the solar charger works very well charging one battery. we will see if it works charging two batterys. If it will charge two, they could add an adapter to attach to both batterys. I had do make my own adapter for two.
October 8, 2012
Easy to set up
This product was delivered right on time. It was easy to set up and started working immediately. My 3 batteries are now charged and ready to go anytime we are ready to go.
August 13, 2012
Great for the cabin
I have this system at my off the grid cabin and I couldn't be happier with the operation. I have installed 12 volt LED lighting inside and out and this system has never failed. I am now satisfied that I can step up to 4 golf cart batteries in place of the deep cycle I have now. I purchased LED lamps with standard lamp bases so any basic lamp fixture could be used. I highly recommend this system.
July 10, 2012