DIY Solar: Simple, cost-effective battery charging

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In this video I'm emphasizing a safe, cost-effective way to charge deep cycle batteries with a solar panel. Please remember battery and electrical safety (batteries discharge dangerous gasses while being charged) by consulting the National Electric Code (NEC) and other sources before constructing your own system.

As I mentioned in this video, you should be able to scrounge together a similarly capable system for under $250 (in 2012 dollars...) - $75 for the Charge controller, $65 for a battery, maybe $100 for a good panel, and another $10 for wire and a fuse.

Here's my personal webpage about solar power and appropriate technology:
http://www.rogerwendell.com/solar.html

Here's my page about low power "QRP" amateur radio:
http://www.rogerwendell.com/qrp.html

10-291-2012
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