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Old 07-31-2017, 06:00 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by kornsqueezer View Post
My 12volt solar chargers usually read around 15volts in full sun on volt meter. I have never checked the ma output.
Just to state it again, just because your voltage is over 12V, it doesn't mean it is working properly. The only way to be sure is to check the amps it's putting out. I've tested many 12V solar panels that would test between 17V-20V yet they were not putting out near the amps they should and thus they were bad. For example in your case, your panel could be putting out 15+ volts but may only be putting out 10ma when it should be putting out 60+ma. That constitutes a bad solar panel.
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