Recently been thinking about picking up a solar panel for the boat--maybe the kind that can be rolled up when not in use. Thinking that maybe it would allow us more time on the hook without having to start the generator to charge the house batteries.
Here's the question. Can I simply plug the solar panel into my boat's cigarette lighter? Some of the literature on these panels indicates that will work. Can I also run the boat's 12v devices (refrigerator, stereo, etc) at the same time I've got the solar panel plugged into the cigarette lighter? Or do I need to connect the solar panel direct to the house batteries?