I bought this badboy brand new. Who's jealous?
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(01-18-2019, 12:17 PM)Cuzz Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 12:09 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 07:58 AM)GPnative Wrote:
(01-17-2019, 07:25 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(01-17-2019, 06:05 PM)tornado Wrote: Smiling a happy tractor home for a male tractor. I have a battery tender plugged in on my guy these winter days.

I have some of those but they plug in to a cigarette lighter and my Tractor isn't in the sun. I'll figure something out.

The battery tender I have plugs into AC outlet and clips direct to battery in need of maintaining. I use an extension cord to get it where I need it.

Yes thaqnks that's what I need. I just happen to already have three of the kind that are solar. You put it on the dash and plug it in to the cigarette lighter.
I was just hoping to use one of those somehow.

Splice in a longer cord?
Well yeah. I just don't know if that will significantly reduce it's charging ability. Because they are only like 2 watts or so. The farther you run a wire the more voltage drop based on the load and the wire size. I don't know I'll have to look and see how many watts mine are.
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(01-18-2019, 01:09 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 12:17 PM)Cuzz Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 12:09 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 07:58 AM)GPnative Wrote:
(01-17-2019, 07:25 PM)tvguy Wrote: I have some of those but they plug in to a cigarette lighter and my Tractor isn't in the sun. I'll figure something out.

The battery tender I have plugs into AC outlet and clips direct to battery in need of maintaining. I use an extension cord to get it where I need it.

Yes thaqnks that's what I need. I just happen to already have three of the kind that are solar. You put it on the dash and plug it in to the cigarette lighter.
I was just hoping to use one of those somehow.

Splice in a longer cord?
Well yeah. I just don't know if that will significantly reduce it's charging ability. Because they are only like 2 watts or so. The farther you run a wire the more voltage drop based on the load and the wire size. I don't know I'll have to look and see how many watts mine are.

I know you knew that.   Big Grin 

You might consider using larger wire for less loss. Also If you have more then one you have the possibility of paralleling two solar panels to compensate also. Without knowing the specs on your hardware I don't know if that's realistic, just tossing out ideas.
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#23
(01-18-2019, 01:26 PM)Cuzz Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 01:09 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 12:17 PM)Cuzz Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 12:09 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 07:58 AM)GPnative Wrote: The battery tender I have plugs into AC outlet and clips direct to battery in need of maintaining. I use an extension cord to get it where I need it.

Yes thaqnks that's what I need. I just happen to already have three of the kind that are solar. You put it on the dash and plug it in to the cigarette lighter.
I was just hoping to use one of those somehow.

Splice in a longer cord?
Well yeah. I just don't know if that will significantly reduce it's charging ability. Because they are only like 2 watts or so. The farther you run a wire the more voltage drop based on the load and the wire size. I don't know I'll have to look and see how many watts mine are.

I know you knew that.   Big Grin 

You might consider using larger wire for less loss. Also If you have more then one you have the possibility of paralleling two solar panels to compensate also. Without knowing the specs on your hardware I don't know if that's realistic, just tossing out ideas.
This is starting to sound like one of those projects you do and then wish you never wasted all that time LOL.
Plus my solar battery tenders were not designed to be outside.
And I hate to run extension cords to things like that. I think I will just install a receptacle on the wall in that car port. Buy a 120 volt tender and be done. Smiling
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(01-18-2019, 01:43 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 01:26 PM)Cuzz Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 01:09 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 12:17 PM)Cuzz Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 12:09 PM)tvguy Wrote: Yes thaqnks that's what I need. I just happen to already have three of the kind that are solar. You put it on the dash and plug it in to the cigarette lighter.
I was just hoping to use one of those somehow.

Splice in a longer cord?
Well yeah. I just don't know if that will significantly reduce it's charging ability. Because they are only like 2 watts or so. The farther you run a wire the more voltage drop based on the load and the wire size. I don't know I'll have to look and see how many watts mine are.

I know you knew that.   Big Grin 

You might consider using larger wire for less loss. Also If you have more then one you have the possibility of paralleling two solar panels to compensate also. Without knowing the specs on your hardware I don't know if that's realistic, just tossing out ideas.

Plus my solar battery tenders were not designed to be outside.

Laughing 
That just sounds funny.
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(01-18-2019, 02:43 PM)GPnative Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 01:43 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 01:26 PM)Cuzz Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 01:09 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 12:17 PM)Cuzz Wrote: Splice in a longer cord?
Well yeah. I just don't know if that will significantly reduce it's charging ability. Because they are only like 2 watts or so. The farther you run a wire the more voltage drop based on the load and the wire size. I don't know I'll have to look and see how many watts mine are.

I know you knew that.   Big Grin 

You might consider using larger wire for less loss. Also If you have more then one you have the possibility of paralleling two solar panels to compensate also. Without knowing the specs on your hardware I don't know if that's realistic, just tossing out ideas.

Plus my solar battery tenders were not designed to be outside.

Laughing 
That just sounds funny.
I know I thought so too as I typed it. It reminded me of an inventor I once saw who invented gag items. And he had a solar flashlight that only worked in direct sunlight. Laughing Laughing
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(01-18-2019, 03:31 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 02:43 PM)GPnative Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 01:43 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 01:26 PM)Cuzz Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 01:09 PM)tvguy Wrote: Well yeah. I just don't know if that will significantly reduce it's charging ability. Because they are only like 2 watts or so. The farther you run a wire the more voltage drop based on the load and the wire size. I don't know I'll have to look and see how many watts mine are.

I know you knew that.   Big Grin 

You might consider using larger wire for less loss. Also If you have more then one you have the possibility of paralleling two solar panels to compensate also. Without knowing the specs on your hardware I don't know if that's realistic, just tossing out ideas.

Plus my solar battery tenders were not designed to be outside.

Laughing 
That just sounds funny.
I know I thought so too as I typed it. It reminded me of an inventor I once saw who invented gag items. And he had a solar flashlight that only worked in direct sunlight. Laughing Laughing

Sounds like the illusive wireless extension cord. I saw one on sale once, should have bought it then.   Big Grin
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#27
(01-18-2019, 03:46 PM)Cuzz Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 03:31 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 02:43 PM)GPnative Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 01:43 PM)tvguy Wrote:
(01-18-2019, 01:26 PM)Cuzz Wrote: I know you knew that.   Big Grin 

You might consider using larger wire for less loss. Also If you have more then one you have the possibility of paralleling two solar panels to compensate also. Without knowing the specs on your hardware I don't know if that's realistic, just tossing out ideas.

Plus my solar battery tenders were not designed to be outside.

Laughing 
That just sounds funny.
I know I thought so too as I typed it. It reminded me of an inventor I once saw who invented gag items. And he had a solar flashlight that only worked in direct sunlight. 

Sounds like the illusive wireless extension cord. I saw one on sale once, should have bought it then.   Big Grin
Bwa hahaha  . I saw an commercial for adapters. The guy said it will work for ANY device. It was multi purpose and no more buying all kinds of adapters.

And the question was asked... "will this work in Europe?" And the answer... " No you have to get an adapter for that" Laughing Laughing Laughing
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#28
Question.. If you are flying in an airplane with a gaping hole and everything was sliding out, including you.
Which would you rather have to save yourself. A rope or an extension cord?

Answer. The extension cord because everyone knows they will hang up on anything.
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