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60W Solar Power Kit
|Peak output:||3.42A @ 17.5V|
|Individual solar panel size (4pcs):||34.3(w) x 97.0(l) x 1.8(d) cm|
|Dimensions fully assembled (including angle support):||142(w) x 99(l) x 79(d) cm|
|Power generated from this system in one week can run following items:|
|Appliance||Power consumption||Hours of use|
|Lights: (compact 40W equivalent)||10W||168|
|Cooler:12V (3A) electric||36W||46.6|
|Battery charge times:|
|Battery capacity:||Charge time (days):|
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10 of 41 Reviews
I use one of these panels in Malta . It is charging two baterys and I have now got another kit from UK to double the charge rate. I use a 1000w inverter . It runs 32 inch tv and a few lights.
I have had these panels for 2 or 3 years. Regarding the statement ''Weatherproof amorphous solar panels work even in cloudy and overcast weather conditions '', users should note that although output is good in sunlight, there is very little or no output under overcast or cloudy conditions. My frame bolts haven't rusted so the specification must have changed. One of my panels has cracked 2 thirds down the panel, have checked with a multimeter an it still gives some ouput! I was pleased with the complete kit when received as is comprehensive
This does not work in cloudy conditions at all. in direct blazing sunlight output is half of claimed.
I've been running one of these for a few years now and have found them to be very useful, powering my 12v and 240v (with invertor) needs when in a camper van for a couple of weeks in addition to charging a 75ah leisure battery to power a small electric outboard motor. I hadn't experienced any overheating or shorting but considering the general approach to take with cheap, Chinese manufactured electrical products - about 3 in 5 will have a fault so 'you pays your money and takes your chances..' Probably worth checking all the connections. Same as all other similar reviews, bin the flimsy plastic frame and especially the pointless cheap rusty nuts and bolts. Makes it certainly not feel worth the continual 'discounted' price of £199.99 that it's been at for years now (and what I paid for it) but still better value than the more professional looking units on offer. Worth noting that the manufacturer, Topray Solar appear to have launched this model with new and better looking frame so will be interesting to see how soon Maplins may stock the newer model. I'd rather buy one of those than have to spend more on making this type fit for use and putting more plastic in landfill. I'll be Topray in any case as I can't seem to get a response from Maplins about getting a replacement 4 - 1 cable adapter so don't lose yours if you buy one!
These panels are great value i have had mine 3 years and they are fine . The frame is great if you want to lug them in and out of the garage (i only use mine for about a week every month so keep them indoors out of harms way the rest of the time) i would really like to get second set but atm other things are more important. The only fault i had was i thought i had damaged the LED display by leaving it on but it turns out it has a tiny on/off button DUH and works fine after all. they are not very powerfull and so i would recommend getting 2 or 3 sets but another good thing with these panels is that if one was to break or stop charging you would only loose 25% of your power instead of all of it
i,ve had these over a year, shoddy construction, i had to seriously strenghten frame. these only put out 33 watt in direct hot sunlight and nothing at all if a cloud passes/ cloudy day, avoid
i got this a year ago. frame is very flimsy.output in hot direct sunlight is half whats claimed. it doesnt work at all in cloudy conditions.
i got this unit on offer but even at 120 i wish i hadnt bothered. its complete rubbish, shoddy frame. even in direct bright sunlight they produce half of claimed output.
I bought this kit last year.the frame is flimsy, i had to seriously strenghten. even in direct bright sunlight these panels only achieve half the advertised output.they do not work in cloudy conditions at all
We bought Solar panel for use on caravan Rallies where there is no electric hookup. First we found the quality was excellent and took me an hour to put together the only downside is was a bit on the heavy side. The supplied regulator is well put together,and a 240 volt inverter can be fitted to run low powered appliances. Very good value at this price well done Maplin.
QuestionsAsk a Question
9 of 9 Questions
Dave Shepherd said:
Could I use this panel to run an electric pump to run a water fountain
Bob Everett said:
Just Bought N23FY Allready Have 2 Identicle panels can I connect all 6 to the controller.
ANDY B said:
What is the guarantee on the product?
Alan T said:
Please be aware there is a diode in the + lead which conencts the panels to the regulator. If you connect the lead the wrong way round, current will not flow and the regulator output will be low or zero.
Once connected to my leisure batteries, will it be necessary to disconnect it before I start up my boat engine, or can I leave it permanently connected so solar panels and alternator a charging at the same time.
if i were to expose panels to sunlight for a day without having them connected to charge regulator or a battery would this have an adverse effect on panels?
Does the regulator supplied with the kit prevent over charging of the battery?
Which company makes the panels?
What are the dimensions of this unit please?
|Item code||Item name||Quantity||Price|
|N23FY||60W Solar Power Kit||(1+)||£169.99|
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