In an attempt to make the most of the sunny weather I got out the solar charger I bought before the holiday and attached it to the bike. It was on all day and er.... nothing.
I should have used it whilst I was away but there is nowhere to put it securely where it won't get stolen! The idea I had was that we would use my car to go on holiday, and Claire's would stay at home. The panel would go on the back shelf of her Corsa and the wires out the tailgate and into the garage to the bike's battery. Great idea except my car was at the repairers after is was smashed by a clown in a van, so we had to use the Corsa to go to the airport.
|Big panel - no power to battery!!!|
It is supposed to output up to 15 watts and maintain a battery but I had expected seven hours in full sun that it might have out enough in to get the alarm to deactivate but it didn't. Looks like I'll have to push it over to the house and hook up the mains electric powered charger. If that fails. Looks like a call to the breakdown service!