solar powered livewell

Discussion in 'Power it up with Electronics' started by Dsmethie, May 25, 2011.

  1. Dsmethie

    Dsmethie I Love!

    anyone powered a portable livewell using a pump with a 12v solar panel instead of the onboard battery source?
  2. firecat1981

    firecat1981 BBA Counselor

    I haven't heard of anyone doing that, I think it's because of the size solar panel you would need, and what happens on a cloudy day?
    I have seen guys use them on top of t-tops to recharge batteries, but they aren't very powerful and usually just help hold a charged batter on a trickle.

  3. DuckNut

    DuckNut Brandon, FL

    There was a guy I met in FTL that had a panel on his pier cart that he used to power the 5 gal bucket type of baitwell with the bubbler. I believe the bubbler was 3 volt.
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