Solar powered 1.0 Watt 12 volt car battery maintainer
If you've ever been caught with a dead car battery, you know the inconvenience, cost and danger it can cause. BatterySAVER will constantly replenish your car's battery by sending a maintenance-level charge to the battery of your vehicle. 1.0 Watts rated power at 15 volts operating voltage. Constant maintenance level charge. LED voltage indicator. Connects in seconds. Never overcharges.
Includes 8ft wire, cigarette lighter connector, and built-in diode for reverse current protection.
1.0 lbs 0.5 kg 1.0 Watts 125 mAmps@15 Volts Temperature Range Warranty Primary Uses -40°F to 176°F -40°C to 80°C 5 years @ 80% of output Maintains car and recreational vehicle batteries.
Q1: Will the BatterySAVER keep my vehicle battery charged?
A: The BatterySAVER trickle charger will eliminate dead batteries caused by natural voltage losses and key-off small instrumentation drains. Electronics such as clocks and vehicle alarms add to the natural drain of the battery, even when the ignition is off. The BatterySAVER compensates for those constant losses by replenishing your battery at a maximum rate of 95mAmps per hour in full sunlight.
Q2: How long will it take for the BatterySAVER to charge a dead battery?
Depending on battery age, type and condition, the natural rate of loss on a new battery represents a small fraction of one percent per month. The BatterySAVER is designed to compensate for these losses plus any additional losses due to on board electronic instrumentation such as clocks and alarms. The power generated by the BatterySAVER PLUS is not enough to recharge a dead battery. If you would like to recharge a depleted battery, we suggest that you look at the BatterySAVER PRO15W or larger.
Q3: What types of batteries can I trickle charge?
You can trickle charge all types of 12 Volt batteries including automotive batteries, deep cycle (traction) batteries, gel-cell batteries, and heavy-duty (stationary) batteries.
Q4: Can the BatterySAVER drain my battery at night?
No. All ICP Solar panels are equipped with a built-in diode, which prevents any reverse current.
Q5: Can I overcharge my battery with the BatterySAVER?
The BatterySAVER will not overcharge a vehicle battery.
Q6: Can I start my vehicle with the BatterySAVER connected to the cigarette lighter and/or power outlet?
Yes. The BatterySAVER can remain connected while the vehicle is operating. As a safety precaution while driving, either store the panel under the seat, or, using the mounting brackets on the back of the panel, securely attach the BatterySAVER to the dashboard.
Q7: Can the BatterySAVER be left outdoors?
Yes, but it should be treated with silicon as the BatterySAVER was designed to sit on the dashboard inside your vehicle, and has not been weatherproofed. To weatherproof the BatterySAVER, apply a clear silicon sealant around the glass and plastic edges as well as on the connector on the back of the panel (where the wire goes into the panel). Outdoor use without weatherproofing will void the warranty.
Q8: Can I attach the BatterySAVER directly to the battery?
In situations where the cigarette (or power) socket is inactive while the vehicle is off, it may be necessary to attach the panel directly to the battery. This may be done by: A) Cutting off the cigarette lighter attachment and attaching the stripped wires directly to the battery, Negative to Negative (Black to Black) and Positive to Positive. Then, for safety, install a 3 Amp fuse on the positive wire. OR... B) If you don't want to cut off the cigarette lighter adapter, just acquire a female cigarette socket extension wired with clamps (available at most hardware stores). Attach this directly to the battery. Plug the male adapter of the BatterySAVER into the female socket.
Q9: Can the wiring be extended?
You can extend the wiring of our solar chargers another 27 feet (for a Maximum of 35 feet) using 16-gauge wire, without any significant loss of power.
Q10: Can I trickle charge more than one battery at a time with the BatterySAVER?
The BatterySAVER may be able to trickle charge more than one of the smaller battery types, such as batteries for; snowmobiles, motorcycles, or ATV's etc. However it is not designed to maintain more than one automobile battery at a time. For two batteries or more we recommend the BatterySAVER PRO5W to maintain voltage.