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it depends on the size of your battery, but with a 5 watt solar panel, even a 25 amp battery should be safe without a regulator. to be sure, just check the voltage of the battery with a multimeter at about 2pm on a sunny day. if it reads under about 14 volts it should be o.k. most batteries will take about 14.2 volts.. i would be surprised that with your solar panel, (which sounds like about 1 to 2 watts) that the voltage will be above 13 volts,even on a 15 amp battery
stuck in broken bay building up funds to fix my just bought adams 24. intend sailing eastcoast australia, if i can ever pluck up the courage to go outside the heads!!
Last edited by BudgieSmugglers; 01-16-2011 at 05:29 PM.