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post #1 of Old 05-11-2012 Thread Starter
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Solar charger size - trolling motor battery

I have a 12V battery in my 12 foot O'Day to run a 30lb thrust MinnKota trolling motor. My battery is a small one but works great for short to medium runs in and out of the cove to open water. It has the following specs:
VOLTS 12V
AMP HOURS 28AH
BURST AMPS 1000A
HCA 700A
CCA 300A
MCA 350A
RC 40MIN

I would like to be able to recharge the partially depleted battery after a weekend of use and would have 4-5 days to allow it to re-charge between weekends. Will a less expensive solar trickle charger (like a $49.00 5W Sun Force I found on Amazon) do this for me?
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