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    Battery charger...

    It's a stretch, but it is sorta home related. I want to add a solar battery charger to maintain the house generator. (house generator is the 'home' part...). I see units from 1.5 watts upwards of 25 watts. It's just a dinko little battery, similar to a small garden tractor battery. The engine is only 10 HP. What 'strength' (wattage?) solar charger should I use so as to keep it charged, but won't burn it up?

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    The solar array puts out raw power but I would think there was a regulator item to regulate the charge going into the battery. Doesn't the generator have a dc output for the battery? Would seem so, charge the battery while providing power to the house.

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    It does not have a 12v outlet. But, the issue is to keep the battery in fully charged state while not in use. Which could be many months at a time. And I'd rather not leave it out near an outlet.

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