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Solar charging kits

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I want to get a solar setup to keep my batteries topped up - mostly to make sure the bilge pump works. Anyone used these kits? Watt Mobile Flexible Standard Solar Kit - Marine Outfitters - Ontario Canada
I was thinking of the 50w panel. Is this something suitable for a two battery setup? Would the charge controller automatically keep both batteries topped up, or would I need to add in a charge combiner such as the Blue Seas ACR unit?
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Some time back there was a discussion on small solar chargers. I have to say I think they are a great idea, for us primarily to keep individual items charged rather than as part of our ship's battery setup. I'd figure one or two of these things would keep a notebook or two, tablets and phones humming along quite nicely without having to draw on the main supply.

Admittedly we are in Australia not the PNW.
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