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21 of 25 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Unsure if it works or not, 27 Aug 2010
This review is from: SOLAR POWER CAR PANEL BATTERY TRICKLE CHARGER 12V 1.5W (Electronics)
I bought this for my car as I rarely drive it and the battery often gets too low that it needs to be jumped, after charging the battery up again I attached this device to it but after a week or so of not using the car I went to start and it was DEAD flat, no lights or anything, I understand that this product does not charge the battery but i assumed it would keep what charge is in there but my battery still managed to leak all its charge out.
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Initial post: 31 Jan 2012 07:33:48 GMT
Serpico says:
Was the battery in good condition ?
Or an old one that will not turn the engine over even if it appears to have sufficient charge

Posted on 21 May 2012 09:24:25 BDT
YPN says:
Sounds like the battery has been flat for too long and lost it's charge. Advise you get a new battery and then try this charger to keep it charged.

Posted on 18 Aug 2012 11:26:01 BDT
Was tthe charger plugged into the cigarette lighter? Does the lighter have power when there is no key in
the ignition? In our VW the lighter has no power without the key.

Posted on 18 Aug 2012 15:14:33 BDT
solar power trickle charger does anyone know left on for long time will cook the battery

In reply to an earlier post on 27 Aug 2012 12:17:00 BDT
mr pritchard ive a car in cyprus that i use only for about 6weeks offthe year i brought the charger too leave on while im in uk ARE YOU SAYING LEFT ON ALONE COULD CAUSE A FIRE RISK I THOUGHT ONCE FULLY CHARGED IT WOULD TAKE NO MORE

In reply to an earlier post on 19 Feb 2013 11:27:27 GMT
D. Powell says:
It appears to be fine - I've had one for six years and the same battery is still good - I've never had six years out of a battery before.

Posted on 12 May 2014 17:14:00 BDT
Last edited by the author on 12 May 2014 17:14:25 BDT
Dan says:
I'm having similar problems with a battery that is less than a month old.
I think I'm going to return it.

In reply to an earlier post on 1 Jul 2014 17:42:53 BDT
John says:
I've just had a battery go after 8 years and 43,208 miles, ie lots of shorter battery sapping trips :-) OEM GM 93179245 battery in a Vauxhall Astra H (2006)

Posted on 2 Jul 2014 10:33:50 BDT
Graham L. says:
I have had one of these for many years keeping a battery good on a vehicle abroad for up to 4 months at a time. I wired the cig. lighter direct from the battery. Be careful the fine twin flex does not fray where it enters the panel/lighter attachment - this could be a fire risk if there is no fuse to blow and it shorts, and would also result in a damaged or dead battery. Add a little tank tape or rubber tube at these points to stop sharp bending. Another weak point internally is the soldering of the wires to the panel - dry joints are possible.
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