Solar Battery Tender Review

Deltran Battery tender has been in business for almost 50 years and have provided iconic and well known battery chargers.  For a company that pegged itself on innovation the solar battery tender remained unchanged over a long period of time.  First of all it only came with mounting screws and you obviously can’t screw on … Read more

How to Set Up a Solar Charge Controller

Solar Panel Sizing and Wiring The Solar panels may come with MC4 connectors. Don’t cut these connectors as it may void the warranty.  Rather buy two extension cables with bear sides and one with male and female connector. Use the bear side to connect directly to the controller. To connect multiple solar panels in series … Read more

Best Charge Controller for Lithium Battery

A solar charge controller is an integral part of a solar system and is described as the ‘heart’ of the solar set up.  They ensure the battery is protected and charged and power is harvested from the solar array. Lithium batteries are a new addition to solar PV market with Lead acid batteries having been … Read more

10 Reasons to Choose MPPT over PWM Controller

MPPT is an automatic algorithm that utilizes Maximum Power Point Tracking technology to get the maximum power from solar modules. This is the main difference between the PWM and the MPPT controller. The PWM or Pulse Width Modulation controller acts as a switch that turns on and off the connection to protect the battery. Tracking … Read more

Best Value MPPT Solar Charge Controller

Adding a MPPT Charge Controller to your system not only protects your battery but it also gives a boost to the power produced in the system. Any MPPT Controller you get can will work provided it meets some basic technical standards. But they don’t come cheap and you don’t want to get stuck with one … Read more

Best Solar Charger Kit for Boat Battery

man on a small boat

A reliable battery is one of the most important parts of your boat. You want to find you battery ready to go when taking your boat out for a ride. However since you don’t use your boat everyday like your car it is bound to discharge. Even it is just being kept in storage. This … Read more

What is the Best Solar Charge Controller for Battery Charging

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Any well designed solar system has a Charge Controller or Regulator as part of the system. It is the heart of the solar system. Without it, the batteries will not be properly charged and damage to the battery pack will occur. Or, at the very least, shorter battery life will result. One should NEVER EVER … Read more

How to Maintain Your Car’s Battery with Solar Panel

Many people do not realize the importance of their car’s battery.  It is one of the most essential parts of the car.  It is vital in starting the car, powering the car, and supplying power throughout the vehicles components. Nowadays, most car batteries are maintenance free although some older models will require maintenance.  Older models … Read more

Best Solar Car Battery Charger with Overcharge Protection

Car Batteries naturally discharge when not in use. This is a small but constant drain that if overlooked it may drain completely and become dead. This reduces the battery lifespan and you will have to jump start the battery to use again. Modern vehicle have upward of 30 body control modules (computer), alarm system immobilizers … Read more

Solar Panel Chargers for Laptops

A solar charger enables you to harness the power of the sun to charge devices.  However charging a laptop with a solar panel isn’t as straight forward as many hope it will be.  Many are left disappointed when they hook up their solar chargers to their laptops in the hope of charging their devices and … Read more