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Old 01-09-2009, 11:10 AM   #1
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is this solar schematic correct?


i have one of these: http://www.youseeitnow.com/icp%20cyclesaver.htm

ICP 04051 CycleSaver Solar Battery Charger Features
Solar panel power rating: 1Watt (80 ma@15 Volts)
12 volt solar battery charger
Quick connect wiring assembly with 20 feet
Amorphous silicon resin coated plate
ABS plastic frame
Warranty: 2 year
Dimensions: 14.5" x 5" x 1"
Weight: 1 lbs. (.5 kg)
Built-in diode for reverse current protection
Constant maintenance level charge
Solar charger never overcharges
Solar panel works under cloudy conditions (year round)
Fully weatherproofed

and a small vehicle 12v battery. is this the correct way to wire it so i can switch on a light, then back to trickle charging? i drew this up easily in www.photofiltre.com it's an excellent freeware if any of you guys can edit it the right way for me, i'd appreciate it..... or DO i need to switch to charge? or do i need a 3 way toggle? i'd also like to add a switch to go to sensor mode for auto on at dusk/off and charging at dawn...is this easy/possible? ......never tried this before.

thanks in advance!

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is this solar schematic correct?


It's hard to say because you used non standard schematic symbols that leave a lot of ambiguity. Depending on how the switch is ganged, I think this might work.

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is this solar schematic correct?


Oh I didn't read the other questions. No you don't need a switch. You can have a load and the panel and the battery just all in parallel and it'll work fine. Assuming your panel has reverse current protection of course.
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