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30W Solar Panel Kit

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About this product

Overview

  • High efficiency crystalline cell for all-weather charging
  • Perfect for powering laptop computers and use in larger caravans over a period of a week
  • Water-resistant, robust construction for outdoor use

Product overview

• High efficiency crystalline cell for all-weather charging
• Perfect for powering laptop computers and use in larger caravans over a period of a week
• Water-resistant, robust construction for outdoor use
• 20 year cell warranty and 10 year module warranty

The 30W panel provides a continuous trickle feed maintaining and extending the life of any 12V battery. It is supplied with a 4A charge controller, all the necessary cable (5m), connectors and detailed installation instructions.A universal stand (Order Code L25BR) is also available. It quickly and easily fits to the panels enabling them to be used "free standing", angled to suit the time of day/year and conditions.*Please note: An invertor is required to power or charge 240Vac appliances - not included.

Specification

Specifications:
Power: 28 watts
Peak Output: 1.70A @ 17.6V
Approximate watt-hours per day*: 196
Approximate amp-hours per day*: 11.9
Dimensions: 559 x 407 x 25mm
Weight: 2.8kg

I can't seem to find if this is a poly or mono cristaline panel. I have it here and it is different from the picture

Asked by: mettje
The picture shows a monocrystalline panel. Notice the corners cut at an angle. These are the most efficient type. However, my father in law bought one of these and received a polycrystalline panel instead. This is inferior to the polycrystalline panel. Will be taking it back as the picture is misleading.
Answered by: Bloo
Date published: 2017-10-11

I'm new to all this, but what I'm looking for is a solar power that will charge mobile, laptop and a small light for camping. Is everything in this pack all I will need? Let it catch the sun all day then plug in laptop etc and how many plugs can I use?

Asked by: Satchel
This would generate power, however you would also need a battery to store the power and a pure sinewave inverter to provide the mains level power for your devices. Which of these you need would depend on the maximum power draw you will need at any given time (usually measured in Watts), amount of time you think you will be using the devices each day and the length of time you will be camping, to ensure the battery has enough power to account for cloudy or dull days where the panel is not operating at peak efficiency.
Answered by: Gareth
Date published: 2017-03-20

Hello, Can a cable R03DY be used to so that the solar cell can be positioned 5 meters further away?

Asked by: Steve
No, I am sorry but the item will not work for this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-10-30

Hi. I want to run a 12v motor from a 12v sealed lead acid battery. I also want to connect this solar panel to the battery keeping the battery topped up. If the battery is connected to solar panel, how do you connect to motor without connecting to solar?

Asked by: David
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below : 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-10-01

Does this need a battery? I need to run lights from this to light my shed/office and charge my laptop. Can it be fixed on the roof of shed? 

Asked by: Jess
A battery would be needed, the item can be attached to the roof of a shed.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-09-13

Can I mount 2 in parallel to the same battery? If so do I need two regulators or can it go through one?

Asked by: woolley
Design Project As much as we would love to be able to help here, we cannot offer design project advice or assistance, we are more than happy to locate products and support you with your purchases but we are not able to design entire circuits or projects for you. If you do have the design/circuit information detailing the value of the components needed we will be happy to locate these for you.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-01-27

Would this be safe to be left permanently connected to a leisure battery to charge it over a long period? e.g months?

Asked by: Marc
Yes this would be fine.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-05-09

Would this power a standard bulb and ipod and speakers for around 1 hour a day? Is there anything else that I would need to turn this into a solar power source to double plug socket?

Asked by: PWGill
You will need a means of storing the energy you create, typically a solar battery is used. http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/12v-100ah-solar-battery-l35br you then use an inverter to power your standard 240v items a twin plug example would be as follows http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/maplin-12v-modified-sinewave-3000w-inverter-a13hq
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-05-03
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