The Sunforce 15 Watt solar panel is one of the most popular of the well-known Sunforce solar panels range. This product comes with a built-in blocking diode to protect your automobile, RV or boat battery from discharging at night.
While the Sunforce 50032 15 Watt solar battery charger is offered as an all-weather solar charger, you will of course get the best charging rate during sunny conditions, and with the panel mounted at right angles to the sun, and especially is you move it during the day to better track the sun.
Maximun output of the Sunforce 50032 is 15 Watts and 1 Amp per hour. It is very popular for outdoor use as it is weatherproof. The weatherproofing also includes Ultraviolet protection and can be used at -35°F to 175°F.
For permanent installation it is best to allow for a space between the panel and the mounting surface for heat dissipation. Heat-resistant spacers can be used for this purpose. In determining the best angle your panel should face the sun at, some specialists will advise you to take your area's latitude into consideration.
So what can you expect from a Sunforce 50032 15 Watt solar battery charger?
According to specifications it will work with automobiles, RV's, all terrain vehicles (ATV), personal water craft (PWC), boats, tractors, electric fences and even deer feeders. This type of installation is generally maintenance free. It also incorporates an ultra bright blue LED to provide you with a charging information.
Can you run AC appliances with this type of sunforce solar battery charger? According to specifications you may connect the battery to a power inverter - which is not included with the Sunforce 50032 15 Watt - that converts DC power to AC power and run your appliances from the inverter.