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Solar Powered Rechargable Battery Charger Wiring?

I have a 16v/1.2 Amp (output) solar panel that I want to power a 12-16v/800mA (input) rechargable battery charger.
Do I need to add a AGC 800mA in-line fuse or? Should the fuse holder be 32v or? Any suggestions?

framistan6 years ago
With the numbere you give... it looks like your solar panel can OUTPUT more amps (1.2).. than your charger can handle on its INPUT... ( zero point 8 amps).
So my guess is the 800 ma fuse will blow when the panel puts out 1.2 amps on a very sunny day. Placing a larger fuse will not solve the problem because that will cause too many amps to enter your charger. so my opinion is you need a bigger charger or a smaller solar panel.