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A Simple Way to Charge Your Homemade 12 Volt Battery Packs.

Simple and easy.

A couple of weeks ago I showed how to make a simple 12 volt battery pack (http://bit.ly/Pnpikc).  Today I am showing how simple it is to charge the battery packs.  I use these packs for running lights, charging batteries and running radios.  There uses are only limited by your imagination.

For charging I use a Powerfilm Solar R14 rollable solar panel that produces an operating voltage of 15.4, at 14 watts and 0.9 amps. This is quite adequate to charge the battery packs. Because I sometimes use different solar panels, I have a 7-amp Sunforce controller between the panels and the battery pack. …

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