The solar panels added to the power supply of a boat or ships are becoming tremendously popular and helpful as well. People have started taking the solar panel power seriously, and many ships run on this solar panel idea of charging the trolling battery of the ship. The many advantages with this source power have made it quite desirable.
• Good and powerful alternate energy source
• Requires less maintenance
• Solar panels can last up to 20 years or more.
• Charging can be done during mooring.
• Used to sail the ship as well as run the appliances.
Trolling Battery Benefits:-
To install a trolling battery is a complex task and you cannot keep the battery for forever. The complexity is not a constraint but. The help these batteries offer is far more than the design complexity. The most important thing is to know what voltage of the battery you want and what should be the power and rating of it.
Getting a power source:-
It is easy to get the trolling battery installed if you know about the power you will need in your boat or ship. You should make sure to measure the output of the battery rather than its size. The power a battery can provide when it is charged to the maximum gives the actual estimation of how much you want. The output power you require or the power a battery generates should always be measured regarding hours. It becomes easier to calculate the required power that way.
Getting the power:-
The power of a 12V deep cycle marine battery depends on how much it is charged. The battery needs full and complete sunlight to get properly charged. The external conditions of the battery and around it also play a major role in determining the output power of the trolling battery. It is your responsibility to make sure that all the weather conditions of the battery are proper and as per the requirements.
The solar panel used to charge the trolling battery often mounted on the topmost place of your boat. You should make sure that it gets enough solar energy to get charged so that it can be used at night. When you are running two power systems simultaneously then you have to make sure that both of them are not real time. One should work with the other, and the frequency of work should be matching.
The trolling battery being charged is connected to an inverter, and you should consider that you need this battery and converter more at night time than daylight. Thus the energy of both the systems should be used wisely for the use. The cabling of the solar panel is also a task to be remembered. You should plan in a way that the cabling is not more than 45-50 feet and should be free from any extension joins. While the long cable may not cause you, any drop the joints may cause a considerable amount of energy loss. This is to be taken care to avoid energy loss.