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Can Go Power 10 Watt Eco Solar Charging System be Connected to More Than 1 Snowmobile Battery


Can I connect more then one snowmobiles battery to the charger? I would like to keep the battteries charged on the snowmobiles over the summer months. Without removing them from the snowmobiles or from the trailer.


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The Go Power Eco Solar Charging System # 34273836 can be connected to more than 1 snowmobile battery but you would need to make sure that your batteries are connected in parallel for 12 volts so that the voltage of the batteries don't change. This solar panel kit only provides a trickle charge so you need to make sure that your batteries are completely charged prior to hooking this up via a charger/maintainer like the NOCO # 329-GENIUS10 which allows you to connect up to 4 individual batteries to it.

It is also worth noting that the Go Power Eco Solar Charging System doesn't have a maintainer so if your batteries do end up being completely charged then this system won't be able to detect that and it will continue to feed power to the batteries which will damage them. Because of this your best bet is to use the System # 34273837 which is rated a bit higher and comes with a controller that prevents your batteries from overcharging.

The best setup to use is the above mentioned system but instead of using the controller to use the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger # 331-BCDC1225D. This not only maintains your batteries but it is able to detect and adjust the how the power is fed to the batteries depending on what kind of batteries they are. You can also connect this to the alternator on your tow vehicle so that your batteries received a charge when you are towing the trailer. The best thing about the Redarc is that it is the only charger on the market that is able to ensure that your batteries are charged up to their 100% potential whereas most chargers only fill the batteries up to about 80% of their potential.

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