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Post Info TOPIC: Are these any good , opinions please


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Are these any good , opinions please


G-Day all you solar Pannel gurus are these Pannels any good they seem good value to me what do others think.

 

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-- Edited by Woody n Sue on Friday 6th of April 2018 07:01:09 AM

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Not sure if it is the folding part that appeals to you.
If not, I bought 2x200W panels from Bitdeals for $280.
Tried them out and one panel was putting out 12A, which is more than they claimed.
Just checked on ebay and they are now $265.
Just need to get a good controller to go with them.

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HI Woodysmile

If you are going to use them as portable then you need to know they weigh 18KG. That will test you out a bit getting them in and out !! But you may be able to handle that weight.

I had some folding ones a while back but disconnected them and used them as singles, and they were lighter than those !!

Jaahn

 



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I bought similar over the net and they work well but mine were a 160W ...



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Yes sorry should have thought of that no not to be used for folding will be mounted on camper trailer boat rack ( no boat )

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Hewey54 I like those they look good value
So just to be sure you say one was putting out 12A so with two hocked together does that mean I need a controller that can handle 24 A or more , or does hooking two together not make that output double ? Ie 24 A

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Yes, two in parallell will give up to 24A output, so I bought a 30A controller
It is a Steca look alike on ebay for $100
Put the new controller side by side with my genuine 10A Steca and I cannot see a difference.

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Hewey54 you wouldnt have a link to that $100 controller would you please I have been searching for ages and cant find it
Woody

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Not good at links, but this is the heading for the one I got


SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER REGULATOR 30AMP - SOLAR CHARGER CONVERTER EQUAL TO STECA

www.ebay.com.au/itm/SOLAR-CHARGE-CONTROLLER-REGULATOR-30AMP-SOLAR-CHARGER-CONVERTER-EQUAL-TO-STECA/282534971641%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

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Thanks for your help Hewey54 orders placed will wait n see how they perform

Woody

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Panels have arrived and today I wired them in along with the controller only one panel mounted yet though seems ok so far but still in the shed will see how it goes later this week .

Woody

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Well new panels arrived and fitted so is the new controller all going well so far went from 12.7 to 14.3 when I took it out of the shed to the sunshine

Woody

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