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Old 10-24-2012, 07:45 PM   #43
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It has a built-in blocking diode to prevent current from flowing in reverse in the event I forget to unplug it when starting the engine. However, it doesn't have a charge controller— most dashboard-style solar panels don't— so I probably should not use it if the alarm system isn't turned on. Which won't be a problem. I always leave the alarm on unless I'm actually using the vehicle.
Don't worry about the panel overcharging the battery - it's just not powerful enough.
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:21 AM   #44
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Don't worry about the panel overcharging the battery - it's just not powerful enough.
You're probably right. Still, my karma is such that, if there's any possible way to screw it up, I'll find it.
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You're probably right. Still, my karma is such that, if there's any possible way to screw it up, I'll find it.
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