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Aw Man
Annapolis, MD
reply to KoolMoe

Re: rig motion detect w. solar

Detectors are mounted under roof of outside shed, and best spot for this small solar panel is on the roof of the shed (or mounted to the side, but then less sun exposure)...so no burying of wires. At best, would run under shingles to sides of shed then run under the overhangs.

Yes, easier certainly to buy a new setup, but I already have this setup and it works just great, aside from battery usage. The MD's with batteries are one reason I chose this package (maybe silly now .

I already have this battery recharger panel, been kicking around for years, so figure I may as well use it...

I've got a lot of wire left over from some battery/DC runs in my car, so guess will just try that. Biggest hassle will be an enclosure, but a little wood and plexiglass - not hard at all. Just something I want to try...have pretty much all parts I need, so why not... If it saves me the hassle of swapping batteries to just once a year, cool enough

If/when I get around to it, will take picts.
Any other ideas welcome!
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