jjeff
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Re: What is the solar Panel with the Leaf Good For?

Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:30 pm

I had no problems with my 12v battery all summer(think sun) now come winter(think rainy and cloudy all the time) and I'm starting to have 12v battery low problems......now it could be just coincidence, battery getting older or colder temps, but I have to wonder if the solar panel on my SL might just have been keeping the old 12v battery going and now that it's cloudy all the time, I'm having to use my Battery Minder and should probably just replace the battery......
I agree, deliberately parking the car in the direct sunlight to charge the 12v battery may cause more problems than good, having it and getting at least a little charge to the 12v battery when your parking in the sun already, can't hurt :)
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LeftieBiker
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Re: What is the solar Panel with the Leaf Good For?

Tue Nov 07, 2017 4:25 pm

I agree, deliberately parking the car in the direct sunlight to charge the 12v battery may cause more problems than good,


Most of the US isn't brutally hot. I can park in the sun 340 or so days a year without worries.
2013 "Brilliant Silver" SV with Premium Package and no QC, and 2009 Vectrix VX-1 with 18 Leaf cells.

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