You asked and we listened. Today we will review the ECO-Worthy 12 Volt 10 Watt Solar Battery Charger & Maintainer.
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I love the versatility of this solar panel.
The 10W 12V solar battery charger is designed to handle 12V rechargeable batteries in cars, motorcycles, boats, snowmobiles, tractors, and also other 12V electrical devices. I even use it to keep my 55-gallon water jugs full.
This solar panel features a nice LED display to show you the charging status and features. It can also automatically restart when the battery is discharged or charged so you know it is working.
If you run out of juice, it provides a trickle charge (slow charging) of 0.4V/A. It can also temporarily charge (boost) your dead batteries. The boost charging has 3 charging options: 3-stage charge, reverse charge and cycle-charge.
The cigarette-lighter adapter is also a very important feature. When you hook-up the solar panel to a car cigarette lighter with the adapter, it will start quickly and automatically. This means that you could piggyback a solar panel on to another battery on your vehicle. Since the panel will be autonomous when the car is turned off, you could leave the panel to keep charging the battery when the car is off.
The alligator clips and suckers that come with the panel are also a great addition. You could toss into a backpack, attach them to a bike, or hook-up the clip to a place that electricity is available (such as a bedside charger).
The plastic under the solar panel is a protective film that is meant to peel off. However, you can peel it off after you buy the panel. This is nice since the plastic under the panel does get pretty dirty from the sun, and is tough to clean.
I've used this solar panel to charge a phone, water pump, a battery for an R/C car and a battery for a portable light.
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