02-10-2007, 04:42 PM
I have this alarm (Scorpio SR i500) installed on my bike and in spite of what the manufacturer claims (9 mA current draw) my 6 months old battery goes down if I dont touch the bike in 3 days, has anyone here ever created some rig (maybe solar cells) to recharge the battery while the bike is resting...?
Note: the bike is not near an electrical outlet, the only thing close to it is my car (when it's there).
02-10-2007, 06:06 PM
Try A Battery Tender... You Just Plug In And It Trickle Charges The Battery When Not In Use
02-10-2007, 06:19 PM
Check this out: Solar Battery charger:
Solar stuff (http://www.siliconsolar.com/automotive-solar-battery-chargers.php)
02-10-2007, 06:25 PM
Another vote here for the battery tender....do you have a motion sensor?
02-10-2007, 06:30 PM
and WHERE am I supposed to plug in this battery tender :chair:
02-10-2007, 06:43 PM
Maybe the solar route is the only way you can go...I guess we just assumed your bike was stored within range of an extension cord, because who stores their bike outside long enough for the battery to drain....
02-10-2007, 06:52 PM
I am just wondering if anyone is familiar with these solar battery chargers, can they stay hooked up even when the engine is running...?
02-10-2007, 07:01 PM
yeah, you can leave them pluged in while the engine is running. Why would you though?
02-10-2007, 07:19 PM
cuz I was planning on getting this small solar pannel that's very thin and therefore flexible and attach it with velcro or maybe silicone on the windshield and leave it there permanently
02-10-2007, 07:24 PM
Cool. That's a good idea. If there was a problem you could wire in a cut-off switch for it. You'll have to post pictures if you do it.
02-10-2007, 07:32 PM
Yeah... I think that's what I will do the only drawback with this whole thing are thieves, they may try to snatch it even though it's only a 60 dollars panel