Saturday, October 7, 2017

GARMIN GOLF WATCH


The Garmin Approach S6 is the best golf GPS watch we’ve tested to date, combining overhead hole maps with a touchscreen to determine the distance to any point on the golf course…and it’s all available on your wrist. When we first heard about the overhead maps, we had doubts – how can you implement that level of functionality on the limited screen space of a watch? Garmin has devised an elegant solution using automatic zoom. At the tee box, the S6 automatically zooms on the area on the hole map that corresponds to your typical driving distance (which you input into the watch when you set it up). So if you’ve told the watch that you drive the ball 250 yards, it will zoom in to the area 250 yards down the fairway to show you what’s around your typical landing area. More about that below, but it really is a nifty way to provide the most relevant information to you when you need it – and there’s always the option to zoom back out and pick another area.
Garmin also provides an excellent set of features, including full scoring and statistics tracking (with the ability to sync the S6 to your Garmin Connect account and view aggregated data across all saved rounds), shot measurement, Bluetooth pairing to your phone to enable notifications to your watch, an odometer, and “PinPointer”, which is supposed to tell you the direction of the pin if you are taking a blind shot. But wait, there’s more! The Garmin S6 also has a “SwingStrength” feature to measure (you guessed it) your swing strength and tempo and a “TempoTraining” feature to work on achieving the optimal tempo for your swing. There are varying levels of success with which these features are executed, but at the very least they make the Garmin S6 fun to play with.
We won’t lie to you – the $399.99 price tag is steep. And there are some areas for improvement, like having hazard distances available in list form, and not just through using the touchscreen. But we’re willing to overlook those issues because we’ve fallen for the Garmin Approach S6, and fallen hard. In our opinion, the S6 truly sets the standard among the golf GPS watches currently on the market.

Pros:
  • Overhead hole maps – on a watch!
  • Loads of statistical analysis available through synching to Garmin Connect
  • Strong course coverage
  • Handicap scoring
Cons:
  • Can’t see scorecard or statistics on the device (but can sync and view them on a mobile app or web page)
  • No list of distances to hazards – you must use the overhead hole map

SETUP/SYNCING
  • Really nice charging clip into which you snap the watch, enabling a nice snug connection every time. It may seem silly to highlight this, but on a surprising number of watches it’s difficult to tell whether the charging clip is connected or not.
  • No wall charger is provided, so the only way to charge the S6 is by plugging the USB cable into your computer.
  • The setup process for the GARMIN GOLF WATCH S6 was extremely simple and well designed. On the watch, you select a language (English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, or Swedish) and unit of measurement (yards or meters), then enter your typical driver distance (which determines where the hole map will be zoomed when you’re standing on the tee box) and whether you’re right or left handed (which is relevant to the SwingStrength and TempoTraining features). After that, the watch directs you to the Garmin web site to download the Garmin Express program to your PC/Mac. Once you’ve done that and launched Garmin Express, you can create a Garmin Connect account online (to keep track of your scores and statistics), and the program will tell you if you need to update the course maps and/or software. You can then elect whether to perform any updates and sync the watch. The entire process took less than 10 minutes, and the instructions are complete enough that there was never any stress about whether things were being done correctly. If you need to download a new set of maps (usually if you’re changing geographical zones), it takes about 15 additional minutes. As a nice touch, Garmin lets you know that it is safe to walk away from that process so long as you don’t disconnect the device.
  • Once you’ve gone through the setup process, just charge up the battery and you’re good to go.
  • The only way you can sync the S6 to get software updates and course map updates is through the Garmin Express software on your PC/Mac. You can sync your saved rounds to your Garmin Connect account through either Garmin Express or by downloading the Garmin Connect mobile app and pairing the S6 to your mobile phone via Bluetooth. If you download the mobile app and log in to your Garmin Connect account, the app will guide you through simple steps to pair the S6 to your phone. From that point on, any scores that you save on the S6 will automatically be uploaded to your Garmin Connect account through the app.
  • One problem with the automatic uploading of your scores is that the S6 doesn’t differentiate between an actual round or when you’re just playing around with the S6 and looking at courses – it will just upload the score whenever you end a round. You can fix this by deleting the round, which you can do from your Garmin Connect account on the web. We couldn’t find a way to delete a round from the Garmin Connect mobile app.
  • Once the S6 is paired to your phone via Bluetooth, the S6 will display notifications of incoming calls, text messages (showing you the message itself), calendar reminders (displaying the name of the event), and any other notifications that you receive on your phone (i.e. events in your iPhone’s Passbook). The S6 can also provide an audible chime when you receive a notification, but your playing partners would probably prefer if you turned that feature off.
  • But of course it’s never all rainbows and unicorns. During one attempted sync of the S6 to a Mac, the Garmin Express software wouldn’t connect with the S6. After futzing around for about 15 minutes, including connecting and disconnecting the USB cable, rebooting the Mac, and having Garmin Express “forget” the device, we finally landed upon the idea of turning off the S6 and turning it back on (and then rebooting the Mac). Lo and behold, that did the trick. This was our one area of frustration in the setup/syncing process.
EASE OF USE
  • The Garmin Approach S6 has a screen diameter of 1 inch, which provides a viewing area of about 0.8 square inches – very typical for a watch GPS device. It’s about the size of an average watch, allowing you to avoid the “that’s a big honkin’ watch” reaction evoked by many of the S6’s competitors.
  • The S6 weighs about 1.6 ounces (as tested), which is lighter than the previous generation S1 and S3 and makes the S6 the lightest golf GPS watch we have tested. The rubber and plastic body is available in either black/white (with a black body and a band that is black on the exterior and white on the interior), black/orange (with a black body and a band that is black on the exterior and orange on the interior), or white/black (with a white body and a band that is white on the exterior and black on the interior).
  • Navigating through the features of the Garmin Approach S6 relies upon the use of a combination of the touchscreen and the four physical buttons – you cannot solely utilize one or the other. As a result, the user interface is more of a learned process than an intuitive one.
  • Garmin markets up to 8 hours of battery life while using GPS. We had no troubles making it through a slow round on a public course, and since 8 hours of juice is unlikely to make it through two rounds (definitely not on a muni on a Sunday), we didn’t bother testing exactly how far it would go in a second round. Garmin claims up to 4 months of battery life if you use the S6 as a watch only, and 15 hours if you use it as a watch with Bluetooth notifications turned on.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Numark NS7 Controller Review



The NUMARK NS7 Controller from Numark delivers high-resolution control so powerful, you’ll wonder how you ever DJ’d without it. The NS7 Controller is a dedicated controller for Serato™ ITCH. It ships with Serato ITCH and comes ready to control the DJ software of your choice, including Serato ITCH and Numark’s CUE DJ software.


Numark NS7 Review


Intro: This year Numark who is known for its industry-leading and proven technologies combined with its 30 years of maintaining the tradition of bringing us breakthrough products has finally made the official release of the highly anticipated NS7.
This system is so anticipated a waiting list has been established by Numark’s distributors as well as a pre-order system.
After doing some research I found out that Serato had first discussed the possibilities of collaborating on a direct-drive motorized turntable controller a little over 3 years ago.
With this said and done I had to see first hand what all the hype was really about, and do it first hand. In attempting to acquire the newly released NS7 it immediately proved to be a challenge. Shipments were extremely low and demand is high. In my search I managed to arrange with a local Guitar Center the notification of the first NS7 to enter the store. It turned out this was going to be the store’s display. After receiving notification and 1 hour of talking to the staff and managers I was able to make the purchase it and see what exactly all the hype was about.
It was love at first sight… The black beauty with classy billet aluminum platters having a true vinyl surface that contained the feel that any turntableist is so familiar with glistened, through the light.

First Impressions:
“This thing is a work of art” It brings a boldly modern and classically well known look and feel meshed with a futuristic control, for any turntablelist all in a well planned, well thought, and successfully executed manner.

Hardware: The unit has a good professional feel throughout the entire console, and seems to be constructed and fashioned from Black Anodized Brushed Aluminum within the platter area, 7 inch Machined and Polished Billet Platters with real slip mats, 45 Rpm record vinyl with polished aluminum adapters, a High Gloss Black Surface within the Mixer and Control areas and a matching Metallic Silver base and sides, all which make it too easy for anyone to forget even at first glance that this system is a MIDI controller.
It also becomes evident immediately that Numark’s primary focus was to deliver a look and feel Vinyl DJs are familiar with combined with easy accessibly and complete control. This is notice in the fact all inputs are conveniently located on the control surface and the front of the unit (with the exception of the USB connection). Further more the NS7 features rubberized buttons, knobs, and levers for a better tactile feel, slight grip and response, at a closer look you will also notice that detail was given not to rubberize the head phone channel/master monitor cross fader, the independent platter volume faders or, the cross fader which all have a excellent high quality feel to them making it a desirable choice for professional and performing DJs.

Software: After popping in the Serato Itch CD and following the instructions it also becomes immediately apparent that Serato and Numark both teamed up to make this incredibly super easy. Yes it’s true “it’s so easy even a cave man can do it”. The steps were like Plug in Power to the NS7, Pop the disc in, Follow the on screen instructions (just 2 or so steps which are connect your USB cable briefly disconnect and reconnect and you are ready to take over the world or any club one mix at a time in under merely a minute and a half.
Which brings me to this next section: The Overview?
After about 5 minutes and grinning from ear to ear you begin to realize just how precise and accurate the NS7 combined with Serato’s Itch really is, including its clarity. Numark is using a 24-bit, 44.1 kHz audio output on both the gold platted balanced XLRs as well as the Master and Booth RCA output connections. It also has a Headphone stereo ¼” and stereo 1/8” connection.

Other features include five hot-cue-assign buttons on each deck which are conveniently located and are able to activate, delete and reprogram instantly to your delight and to your immediate need. These cue points are reflected as marker points within the software screen and are re-callable not only within the hardware but through the software simultaneously.
I am uncertain if this was an unintentional feature. However, the vinyl records “slip” or slack on the platters can be further finely adjusted by loosening the allen spindle screw retaining the Polished Aluminum 45RPM adapters and adjusting the height or level, resulting in less or increased pressure between the record, slip mat and platter. I considered this to be a form of precision custom fine tuning offered as an additional measure to the two modes Motor Torque section switch located on the front of the NS7. By the way the another nice feature is the air cooling system introduced in the NS7 which cools the Platter motors housed in the all metal body if the unit. This proves to be a good preventative measure on the behalf of Numark.

On another note the previously mentioned High quality faders are Replaceable and use customizable CP-Pro cross fader and D-Type line faders. In addition to this the NS7 is the first of in its class to feature a patent pending Strip search virtual needle-drop control which is a touch sensitive strip which acts much to the way of dropping a needle in different locations of a records track in addition the standard Track “Back” and “Advance”

A good old school not left off was the Reverse Play function. This is activated with just a flip of a switch causing both your tack and motorized patters to reverse and is modernized with an added Bleep function activated when the switch is toggle the opposite direction.
Additionally you have full individual control over the “Start” and “Stop” timing of each platter side through 2 individual knobs per side. Another feature is the “Motor off” switch, this will allow the platters to function as a pitch bend when activated and is reflected in the software all the way down to the decimal point and when “On” will allow you to perform real time scratching or control the surface as you would of any vinyl record. There is a Key lock function to both platter sides to ensure there are no unwanted evil party crashing Chipmunks present in your live mixes, There are smooth, stiff pitch sliders with the traditional - + pitch bend buttons along with a Zero-Point LED so you know when you are at the track’s original recorded pitch position.

To bring out the creative remix DJ side of you Numark also added an extensive Serato-style loop section to each deck side for creative remixing, build ups, loops and more. Interestingly enough this feature has two modes: Automatic auto loop and Manual either of which you can use the automatic BPM analyzer to further assist in loop making thus creating smart loops of any measure. Aside from the loop control on/off there is a “½ x” and “2 x” which will split or half by any increment or double by any increment when selected as well as a shift section.
Over all combined with the capability of any Vinyl Turn Table available in the market today and a modern CD deck there is a major twist! NO MORE LUGGING OF RECORDS or CDs around!!! All you need now is a laptop, and some digital audio stored on a drive and, a NS7 and you are off mixing hours if not days at a time.




Adjustable high-torque, direct-drive motors with 7” Vinyl
* 2-in, 4-out. 24-bit USB 2.0 audio Interface
* High speed, double precision MIDI controls (Compatible with any MIDI software)
* Rock solid CP-PRO crossfader
* All metal construction
* Extensive Looping, Cue Point and Track Selection controls
* Additional assignable controls include 8 rotary, 8 triggers and 2 mini sliders
* Audiophile-quality analog circuitry

* Audio Inputs:
o RCA (unbalanced) line
o Mic (1/4" balanced)
* Audio Outputs:
o Master - XLR (balanced)/RCA (unbalanced)
o Booth - RCA (unbalanced)
o Headphone - 1/4" and 1/8" stereo

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Paycheck Stubs - The Essentials of Making One

There are a number of things that you need to be aware of when it comes to making real check stubs. A create pay stub is required by employees so as to demonstrate proof of income. In other words, it is also utilized to comprehend the conditions of payment over a given time period.
create pay stub

It is very important to point out that firms have different approaches when it comes to calculating paystub generator. Some make use of software that permits them to quickly pay stub generator that they are able to easily print later on. However, now all of this can be done on the internet. You'll have the ability to obtain some sites that permit you to do so for free whereas others may charge you a certain fee for their services.

real pay stubs are commonly referred to as create pay stubs. However, you'll discover some websites promoting them as wage statements and pay advice. In most states, the companies are bounded by law to supply their workers with detailed information concerning the calculation of the income and the terms of payments. The ultimate itemized statement will offer a thorough information concerning the applicable deductions and the real earnings of the employee. Furthermore, it should have the specific pay period dates like bi-weekly or monthly.
realpay stubs normally reflect the routine working hours of the employee and the normal pay rate along with the gross pay fee. At the same time, they'll mention any overtime hours along with the overtime pay rates. Benefit days like sick leaves, vacations, holidays, personal time will also be mentioned and the amounts that are related with these two.

When seeking to create a pay stub it's important to be aware of the essentials so that you do not go wrong no matter the tools you will use.

Monday, July 10, 2017

How Employers Could Benefit From Blank Printable Paystubs?

Paystub generator are essentially paid slips. It serves as a record which informs an employee that he/she has obtained their wages. The simple format of a check stub might include gross salaries, taxation and all other amounts which have been deducted/ additional to arrive at the net pay for the year. It's in its entirety a remittance slips which declare that you have been paid so much sum (a) to get that much work done (B).
check stub

As an entrepreneur launching a new company the very first task for you in regards to paying your employees is to get blank printable check stubs or utilize an accessible template. These can subsequently be used to pay your workers. A template could be a softcopy style of a pay slip that could be utilized as it is to pay your workers or it could be utilized as a benchmark to style your real pay stubs.

Payroll real check stubs may be of fantastic aid to employers. Most of them no longer have to fill out paychecks anymore. Pay stub generator templates have been incorporated into the accounting software and all the calculations are automatically done. In some instance the cash is directly transferred into the bank account along with the template is given out as printed confirmation of this move.

There are some legal requirements that require certain things to be included on the realpay stubs. These would depend on the laws in the local jurisdictions of the business but generally, these requirements are:

Worker's name, address, national insurance number, a number of hours worked in the week and the hourly wage rate. These create pay stubs have become popular in recent years but they have had their own problems. Recently there has been an increasing trend of create a pay stubs associated fraud. Fake create pay stub have entered the marketplace and a lot of individuals are struck by the natives.

Monday, June 12, 2017

The History of Making Quality Handmade Quilts Beginning With Early Europe to Present Day America

Quilts have always fascinated me because of how everyone is really diverse and special and has exclusive definitions towards the one who handmade patchwork quilts. And so I did some research to follow the start of blankets up to the present moment.

In Europe, they became common using the Crusaders. Apparently, they wore them under their shield. Croatia followed a century later creating quilts along with the most mentioned one is called the "Tristan Quilt" which is held in a gallery, as well as a separate piece of it, 's held with a private party.

Amish baby quilts


Now we journey for the USA at the change of the 18th century. It was common for ladies to spin, place and sew their clothing for the family. They made blankets of fine needlework. During the time, they were cloth quilts. Material Amish applique quilts were made from "whole cloth". There were three levels of leading batting and 1 layer of support. Together they built a layout of flowers and chickens. Some were produced by a sewing around the bird while placing the batting inside to specify the form of the hen. This action was named "Trapunto." The "Broderie Perse" quilts are special in that the appliqués are from slice motifs of cloth that's produced with strong backgrounds. This was very popular in the 18th century. The material of this time frame was called Chintz. These published quilts were costly to even the individuals who were wealthy.The bedspread was made of the homespun material by slicing numbers of chickens and blooms into the cover. The approach was beautifully done and used simply on special events. Some Amish quilt designs had medallions occur the middle with a motif of an eagle or a pine frequently in a toile fabric. The boundaries encompassing the theme primarily were solid colors. Some blankets were made in "Block" type and were sewn together with a to offer it a finished look.

By the mid-1800's, fabrics became affordable to the majority of individuals and Amish log cabin quilts became extremely popular. Some Amish quilt patterns were made with restored material from making dresses. If you go to a Public, you'll discover quilts made of a specific fabric.

In 1850's, the Artist Sewing Machine Firm created a way for individuals to manage sewing machines with payment options. From the 1870's, most homes had sewing machines to make clothing and/or Amish quilts. Several of the Amish quilting was accomplished yourself alongside sewing machines. Throughout the Civil War, blankets were made to raise money in assistance of the Abolitionists also to retain soldiers comfortable. They'd sell the Amish quilting at District Fairs to improve money. These were typically the finest handmade patchwork quilts with appliqués of wonderful models and occasionally anti-slavery slogans were wear the blankets to make individuals aware of the cruelty of slavery. They were likewise made by ladies on both sides of the conflict to give troopers temperature.

In the Northern states, women built tiny blankets cut from bedspreads to fit Military costs. While in the Southern states where cotton was expanded, it had been tough to Amish quilts for sale since the Northern had the factories to turn cotton into fabric. Because the desires increased, ladies had to go back to weaving to be able to create mattress covers once again.

The middle-19th-century things started to change. The Medallion and Broderie Perse patterns were common. Materials started to be constructed on the wide scale. Women did not have to devote numerous hours, times and months weaving and spinning their handmade blankets.

Down the road, we have the Amish quilts using their strong models as well as a variety of shades with sewing which was exceptional. Quilts were brought here once the Amish originated from Europe almost 250 years ago. Initially, Amish handmade blankets wherever full material in strong colors. Subsequently, while in the 1870's, habits and fabrics were made in accordance with their areas. In Lancaster, Pa. across the 1940's, they were manufactured from wool. In Ohio, they were manufactured from cotton. Amish girls were granted to use their own creative ideas. It became a cultural occasion for the women to come back together. They also started generating blankets to increase their revenue and their blankets are visible throughout the globe.

Nowadays, the blankets are generally employed for kicks. Amish quilts for sale are occasionally useful for wedding presents and in fact, they are such great souvenirs that they cross them from one generation to some other. Amish baby quilts can also be very popular. If you do not the umbrella, you can often discover spots to buy these superb quality heirlooms. The period hasn't declined the love of quilts.

Advice from Child Care Providers on How to Provide Child Care Services

Are you thinking about supplying house child custody services? If you are, this short article could offer you some important and useful advice obtained from experienced child visitation services.

To start, remember beginning per day treatment organization is different from babysitting inside your community; you will have everything ready for any sessions in the personnel and having everything up to rule specifications. There are regulations you will match before setting up each day care center within your unique state, for example, the number of supervised child services besides your own personal that one may look after in your property.
Child Visitation Services


Next, get paid for full-day packages in place of giving both half and supervised child centers. Whatever the case, you'll be linked down the entire day. Charge for full days and full months when you possess a restriction for the number of children as you are able to take care of at any given period. Consuming a child for only Mondays means that you just have one child less to ingest from Tuesdays to Fridays. This seriously limits your earnings.

Kids' security is actually the main concern when setting up quality child visitation centers. Be extremely thorough with how you care for them. Check with the neighborhood government burning and protection regulations. To ensure a safe household day-care knowledge, toys and playground goods have to be child-proof and child-pleasant in design and purpose. A functional fire alarm system is essential for almost any property day care enterprise. Fireplace emergency equipment has to be readily available in the event of a fire hazard at your home daycare.

A well-maintained day-care center features on program and on-schedule. A kid understands what to expect next when there is a regime. Thus, stick to the schedule the normal play, bath, dinner and nap times for that youngster under your care.

To add more price to your daycare company and shifting towards increasing your organization, be innovative and consider away from the field. Do not attempt to follow what everyone else is performing. You are able to contemplate planning activities for example craft and art lessons, audio lessons and computer instruction for the children. You'll be able to contemplate receiving higher charges while you need to cover the expense in running these activities and you will have to employ additional aid.

To be successful and successful inside your supervised visitation centers near me solutions, you must understand that love for your children is foremost. So that you can boost your revenue further, you might consider running a home-based supervised visitation services. Advertise for cchild visitation centers and babysitters. Monitor and interview them, and finally match them with parents' preferences and must produce the best price charging model for your parents.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Solar Power



For many people, camping and caravanning are about ‘getting away from it all’ and not being tied down – even to an electric hook-up point. Add to this the cost of a nightly electrical connection and the fact that many of us like the idea of reducing our use of fossil fuels (both through the national grid or a petrol-powered generator) and solar power seems to have much going for it.

There are several ways of using the sun’s power to make life easier for camping. Solar showers have been on the market for many years. They generally have a black container that you fill with water and leave in the sun to heat up. It’s then simply a case of letting the hot water out of the bag through a shower head. This is a cheap way of using solar power and is replicated in more sophisticated installations for houses, where solar panels (for example: Renogy 150 watt solar panel ) on the roof contain water that heats up and in turn heats the water used inside the home.

However , solar power from photovoltaic (PV) solar Power, energy and capacity probably fits more easily into our camping lives. Here the sun’s energy is converted into electricity in the panel. This can be stored in a leisure battery and released again when we turn on an appliance.

Power in watts (W) = current in amps (A) x voltage in volts (V)
Energy in watt hours (Wh) = power in watts (W) x time in hours (h)
Battery capacity in amp hours (Ah) = energy in watt hours (Wh) / voltage in volts (V)
Choosing the right panel for you

Finding the right solar panel for you can be a challenge. Unfortunately, some people are put off solar panels because they buy the wrong one. Too low an output and you’ll find you’re running out of power. Or you could spend a large amount on a top-of-the-range set up and only be using a small proportion of its output, making it seem excessively expensive.

One straightforward way to find the type of solar panel that’s right for you is to go camping with a fully-charged battery in your unit, don’t connect to an electric hook-up and see how long your battery powers your appliances.

When you return home, find the rating of your battery (it should be marked in amp hours – Ah) and calculate the average energy you’ve used during your trip. For example, if a 110Ah battery has lasted for two days, that’s an average of 110/2 = 55Ah per day. This is a slight over-estimate because you’re unlikely to use the whole of the battery’s capacity before your TV stops working or the water pump fades, but it gives a rough guide.

You’ll therefore be looking for a solar panel to top-up your battery by a similar average, in this case by 55Ah per day – remembering that any solar panel will only be topping up your battery when sunlight is falling on it.
Calculating your power use

If you don’t have the opportunity to check your real power consumption on site, you’ll need to estimate it using the power ratings given on every piece of electrical equipment you plan to power from your battery.

In electrical terms, power (measured in watts, W) equals current (in amps, A) multiplied by voltage (in volts, V). Y our battery produces roughly 12V to power your equipment, so to work out the drain on your battery from an appliance, take its power rating and divide by 12.

For example, a 16W light draws a current of 16/12 = 1.33A. Turn it on for three hours a day and you’ll need 1.33 x 3 = 4Ah every day from your battery to power that single light.

Use a 45W 12V television for the same time and you’ll need 3 x 12/45 = 11.25Ah every day from your battery.

Top tips

If you use a crystalline panel, don’t forget that even the shadow of a thin wire can make a difference to the power output. Make sure as many cells as possible are in full sun.
Solar panels will work behind glass, but with limitations. They are designed for direct sunlight, so if you put a panel behind glass or a plastic window its efficiency will be reduced. It may take up to three times as long to provide the same charge to a battery if you put the panel behind a window, even if it’s in full sun.
Connecting a solar panel to your leisure battery may be as simple as attaching a couple of clips, but some caravan and motorhome manufacturers provide specific adaptors so it’s worth checking with your local dealer before you buy a new panel.
If you invest in a solar panel, make sure it’s positioned to take advantage of the midday sun, which is the strongest. This is almost directly overhead in summer, but lower in the southern part of the sky at other times of the year. Angling your panel towards the sun will increase the energy it generates outside of the summer months.
Some solar panels are portable and come with all the connectors required to attach them to your leisure battery, such as the Solar Technology 4W Fold-Up panel. Others can be permanently secured to your unit and may come packaged with a suitable fixing kit. Before you buy, think about how you will use the panels (including whether they will normally be positioned in full sunlight), whether you want to have them permanently fixed and if the attachment points may affect the water ingress warranty of your unit.
The power you generate from your solar panel will only be as good as the condition of your leisure battery, so it’s worth looking after your battery. The Club has another Data Sheet – Looking after your leisure battery – to help you do this.
The power generated by a solar panel is direct current (DC), so if you want to use it to power something that would normally plug into a home-style three-pin 230V socket you’ll need to convert it to alternating current (AC). For this you’ll need an inverter.
A solar panel can be ideal for keeping your battery topped up during winter storage, especially if you have a caravan or motorhome with a battery-powered alarm system. To take account of the low light levels in winter you may need a 20W panel or more.