Old as Dirt!
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa Bay Area
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Re: Nicro Day-Night 2000 solar vent repair
For what its worth, the repairs to our vent described in my posts #42, and #46, preceding, continue to work well. Our vent spins away quite merrily during the day and continues all night and/or when there is a heavy overcast. It seems our battery is recharged enough to allow out vent to operate for about 40 hours without a good dose of sunlight. If Rachel's replacement panel is not working well for recharging, it may be that a diode is needed to prevent the back flow of power into the panel from the battery. A tiny little diode was included with our replacement panel and I did use it, which may explain our success to date. So far, the system seems to work.
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