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Harbor Freight used to sell a 30 amp rigid panel that comes with a small charge controller. I use this panel as my winter maintenance charging panel.
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I'd be interested in what the 3 different ways are.
Brian:
It came with three short plug-in "pigtails":
  • small battery post clamps
  • cigarette lighter plug
  • eyes to fit over the threaded battery post terminals.
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The eyes over the threaded terminals are the best solution.
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The eyes over the threaded terminals are the best solution.
I have a two battery bank with a 3 position switch. How would I hook the low cost solar charger up to that?
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If your charging sources are wired to the 1/2/both/off switch you really only have one choice if you wish to turn the switch to "off" when you leave the boat - wire to one bank only, the house bank probably. If on the other hand you have an ACR or Echo Charge type of device all your charging sources are already going to the house bank with the ACR or whatever taking care of the start battery, wire the same way, to house and the start will be taken care of automatically.
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