80w Portable Solar Panel
This complete 80W 12V portable folding solar charging kit includes:
High efficiency 40W + 40W folding monocrystalline solar panels
Advanced fully automated 10A solar charge controller with enhanced protection functions
Adjustable aluminium stand, handle and latches
5m cable with a battery plug and a fuse
Battery crocodile clips for ease of connection
Storage / protective case
This portable solar kit has several important features which make it a truly unique, premium quality product:
It is completely waterproof, including the solar charge controller fitted on the back (genuine IP67-waterproof solar controller), which means it is suitable for all weather conditions
The high efficiency 40W + 40W folding monocrystalline solar panels are made of high quality German solar cells
The protective bag is not just a dust cover - it's a sturdy protective case made with a layer of foam which prevents accidental damage to the frame and glass
The advanced fully automated 10A solar charge controller provides complete overcharge protection and supports several battery types with different charging parameters for maximum efficiency (sealed, gel, flooded batteries)
We always ensure that our products are of the highest quality. This is why we have selected premium German solar cells for use in this solar panel. These high-efficiency solar cells perform exceptionally well in low light conditions (particularly when compared to solar cells of other origin) and they produce a good amount of power simply in daylight, even when direct sunlight is not available.
This high quality, waterproof 80W portable folding solar kit is designed to provide free power for charging 12V batteries, for example in vehicles and boats (motorhome, caravan, camper, narrow boat, yacht etc) or any other systems with a 12V battery or battery bank. It comes with everything required for battery charging: an advanced 10A 12V solar charge controller, and 5m cable with a battery plug, fuse and crocodile clips. You can start using the kit immediately - simply connect it to your battery and find a well-lit area for the folding solar panels.
The kit comes with a stand which is very easy to set up and adjust. A handle and latches ensure ease of storage and portability. The storage case included with the kit is made with a layer of foam, which will completely protect the glass and the frame and prevent any accidental damages. In addition, the corners of solar panels are protected by plastic which reduces the risk of damage and adds to the aesthetically pleasing design.
The 10A waterproof solar charge controller included with the kit will protect your battery from over-charging (it controls the state of charge of your battery every second). The controller has many other protection functions, such as stopping reverse current at night (from the battery back to the solar panel), incorrect polarity and short circuit protection. Controller uses PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) technology which increases charge acceptance and prolongs the life of your battery. PWM technology can also recover some lost battery capacity.
In addition, the solar charge controller has a very high degree of water protection - IP67 (which means it's completely sealed), so it is absolutely safe to use this solar kit in all weather conditions.
This model also features advanced communication technology, which offers the user the opportunity to monitor and program parameters for the solar charge controller through various methods:
1) The controller can be connected to a remote meter MT50 with an LCD screen, which displays system performance information and allows the user to manually adjust parameters and load settings. Requires a RS485 to RJ45 cable to extend from controller to the remote meter.
2) The controller can be connected to a Wi-Fi module to create a Wi-Fi network, to which your mobile phone or tablet can connect, in order to monitor or adjust charging parameters and controller settings through a free mobile app - Solar Station Monitor (available for Android and iOS users). Requires an RS485 to RJ45 cable to extend from controller to the Wi-Fi module.
3) An RS485 to USB cable can be used to connect the controller directly to your PC / laptop, where parameters and settings can be monitored and adjusted via a free computer program - Solar Station Monitor (Windows-based PCs and laptops only).
Using one of these communication methods, the user will gain access to various charging parameters such as voltage, current (separately for solar panel / load), battery state of charge, accumulated charge and discharge energy, min/max voltage and other information. If required the user will also be able to amend the battery type and capacity, set charging volts for different charging stages, specify the duration of each charging stage, create a user-defined battery type with charging parameters specific to their battery (if the pre-existing options are unsuitable), personalise the 'load' settings (e.g. set timers for lighting, fans, pumps) and more.
The kit is suitable for sealed, gel and flooded 12V batteries: the solar charge controller allows battery type selection for maximum efficiency of charging.
Solar panel specifications:
Peak power: 80W
Maximum power voltage: 17.5V
Maximum power current: 4.44A (2 x 2.22A)
Open circuit voltage: 21.6V
Short circuit current: 4.8A (2 x 2.4A)
Power allowance: +/- 3%
Dimensions: 51 x 55 x 6 cm (folded)