How do you charge a 12v 7ah battery with solar panels?
This 12v 7ah battery can be charged using a solar panel in order to use it for charging your car battery. There are different types of batteries but most of them have the same principle of operation. The only difference between them is their voltage and Ah rating. Usually, a car battery has 12v and 5-6Ah capacity depending on its brand, model, and age.
Although these values may not seem enough for car users, it’s quite enough to start with. So you don’t need any extra charge for your car than what you get at home for free.
However, if you happen to live in a remote area where there are no nearby houses harnessing energy from the grid and producing their own, then it may not be as convenient as you would like it to be.
Can you connect a solar panel to a battery charger?
Before you can charge your 12v 7ah battery using a solar panel, you have to properly install it. Place the solar panel in a location where it gets direct sunlight for about 6-8 hours in a day. The battery has to be placed close to the solar panel so that there is sufficient space between them.
There should be enough space between the panels to allow airflow which will cool both of them and prevent performance degradation of one or the other.
Connecting the solar panel to a battery charger
First of all, you need to make sure that your solar panel has the proper connector. If it doesn’t then you need to buy a different one, which will cost you a little bit more.
The next step is inserting the battery into the charger, before connecting the solar panel at the same time with the positive and negative terminals of the 12v 7ah battery.
Now, plug your car charger into this battery. Your car should start instantly when connected with this battery.
Charging battery from 12v socket
In order to charge your 12v 7ah battery from a socket, you will need to make sure that the charger is compatible with the voltage of your battery.
If your battery is 12v and your charger has a 5-6Ohm output, then it will not be possible for you to charge it safely. Please note that not all solar chargers provide this option. And when you decide to buy a new solar charger, make sure that the adapter matches your car battery, or else you won’t be able to use it at all