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post #7 of Old 03-27-2008
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Okay experts, how much in amp hours can I expect my Kyocera 80w panel to get me in the Chesapeake area on a average day?
I've always figured 40 amp hours per day or so - is that about good nuf?

I have 3 Optima's as my house bank - 210 amp hours, and I've never seen my charge below 85% come my early morning check on my XBM monitor. My pre-bed time check usually has me at 98 - 99% so I think I'm okay given current usage.

I could see adding some of these less expensive panels as 'portable add on's' that I toss on top my pilot house when at anchor.
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