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PPowering 12 volt car radio with solar panel? Answered

My friend has a bass boat that he wants to put a car radio into. However, the boat motor has no alternator or dynamo to charge the batteries. Is there a solar panel available that would keep the radio and two 6.5 inch speakers going on his boating trips. He is usually out 3-4 hours at most.

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Yonatan24 (author)2017-03-21

Can you please give less information? It's too confusing...

(hint-hint)

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ShawnI7 (author)Yonatan242017-03-21

My friend has a boat, but motor doesn't have charging capabilities. He wants to put a radio and one pair of speakers in boat tho. Can a solar panel be used to keep the system charged?

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iceng (author)ShawnI72017-03-21

Best fishing occurs on cloudy days in mornings and evenings..

Does he start his "boat motor" with a push button ?

Car radios use a great deal of power compared to radios that have a built in solar panel and or maybe windup mechanism..

The audio speakers will penetrate sound into water as does a slapping fish line.. -.-. . -. --.

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ShawnI7 (author)iceng2017-03-21

he is wanting more for leisure trips up the delta. Won't use it on his fishing days. He does use button to start engine tho.

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iceng (author)ShawnI72017-03-21

Then there is already a 12v battery somewhere in the boat too run the starter motor which the boat Internal Combustion motor recharges while motoring..

Still car radios suck power.. Try to find a portable radio with good antenna because radio reception at the lowest point in the area is not RF worthy..

And keep a weather eye out for distant lightning dark clouds.. -.-. . -. --.

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ShawnI7 (author)iceng2017-03-21

type very much for ur advice.

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iceng (author)ShawnI72017-03-21

If this helped you then you can click the Best Answer.. -.-. . -. --.

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iceng (author)iceng2017-03-21

When you find that starter battery the ignition noise may need to be filtered out using a pi filter C-L-C or a corcom between battery and radio see a boat shop for noise filters.. -.-. . -. --.

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