I'm looking for a solar panel to keep the engine, service and bow thruster batteries charged while the boat is stored on the trailer. There are quite a few options but I couldn't figure out how to connect it? The Cristec battery charger doesn't seem to have a DC input and I don't want to run a cable to each battery. Any thoughts?
Hi. I added two panels and charger to my NC 11. On bimini. $350 on Amazon. I bought a better charger though so buy an MPPT charger rather than the one in the kit. You have to have a separate charger. You may need extra run of cable AWG wire also. I put a switch between the panels and charger so I can turn it off when on shore power or under way. Gets about 10 amp in sun and charges just the three house.
Dont put panels on gel coat as super hot. I stitched zippers into panels and canvas.