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  • A solar generator kit to power your applications using sunlight - no extra running costs
  • Turns natural sunlight into electricity and charges any 12V deep cycle batteries
  • Provides green energy - a true environmentally friendly product

Product overview

• A solar generator kit to power your applications using sunlight - no extra running costs• Turns natural sunlight into electricity and charges any 12V deep cycle batteries• Provides green energy - a true environmentally friendly product• Ideal for charging batteries in motor homes, caravans, boats and for backup power requirements if mains power may not be readily available• Weatherproof amorphous solar panels work even in cloudy and overcast weather conditions• Can be used to power lights, small TVs, electric fans, laptops, stereos (mains inverter required - sold separately)

Contents:4 x 15W amorphous weatherproof solar panelsMounting hardware (12 x M5x45 screws, 16 x M5x55 screw and 28 x M5 dome nut)10A charge regulator10A fuse5m extension cable4-in-1 connector with 68cm lead1m adapter to charge regulator cable30cm adapter to male CLA cable30cm adapter to battery clamp cable4 x fabric strips

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Have owned mine for over 3 years now. The charge controller vastly overcharges leasure batteries on sunny days and you'll end up with acid everywhere and empty cells. Best thing to do is to purchase a seperate charge controller and use that instead or it'll cost you the earth in new batteries... Moderator note: The charge controller is designed to prevent the over charging of batteries. If over charging occured it is likely there was a fault with the controller in question. It is recommended that customers contact our technical or customer care teams if any issues are experienced with a unit as the controller could have been tested for a fault and replaced if required.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This thing is massive when fully assembled, much bigger than I expected and really rather heavy. If you want to roof mount this, you'll probably have to ditch teh frame and mount on a base of your own making. I think the supplied extension cable is too short at 5M. I have had to splice and make up my own. I agree with earlier comments regarding the build quality, the supplied screws for mounting the panels to the frame are too long and will need plenty of washers to pad out the gap. The panel itself seems to pump out a reasonable amount of voltage - I have seen 27V from the parallel wired setup on a sunny(ish) winter day. Not managed to measure the current yet.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from 1st the plastic frame is very flimsy, i was concerned about lifting finished panel so i fitted 22mm copper pipe in the long sides of frame that has several joints and drilled thru copper for fixings, this made it sturdy enough to lift.i put panel on my single storey kitchen roof which only has full sunlight for half the day(it will go on main roof shortly) on a very bright day i got 2.8 amp which is only 30 watt, any cloud and output drops to less than 1 amp. i tried a similar single panel on my van a few years ago and after thorough testing i returned it. it appears that the panels have not improved so i would not recommend them, i will test each panel separately to check equal output.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I have had these solar panels on the side of a barn for the past 4 years and they have worked perfectly to charge a 70Ah battery. They are placed vertically (so not an ideal position for catching the sun) and I haven't cleaned them since I put them up! They power LED lights (total of 20W) as well as a DVD player and a radio. The controller is excellent for checking the battery charge and the leads supplied are suffiecient for most applications. I haven't used the mounting frame as I made my own (I used the bolt holes in the individual panels to attach to a wooden frame). In summary, excellent value for money 60W panels.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I've bought two of these kits and am very pleased with them. Considering buying a third! B grade is exceptional value - especially as the plastic frame is not much use and is going to be chucked if you want to mount the panels properly. We made a simple steel frame and replaced the bolts with stainless steel ones. The originals are likely to start to rust within days. Power output is excellent - so far - (weather has been very favourable since I got them). The panels look good as well. Superb value and reccomended for serious going off grid. Ours are on the roof of our 70 foot narrowboat and keep batteries charged with 12volt fridge and all lights, pumps, sockets 12 volt. As I said, a third set may be good for winter when there is less light and heavier use - we'll see. I like 'em!
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I fixed it up at the weekend. Quite straightforward to assemble and works brilliantly. Only critique would be that it is quite heavy with 4 glass panels and the small metal clips that hold the support bars for the legs snapped off as soon as they took the weight but not a problem as the bolts on the legs hold the frame perfectly rigid - support straps are only a secondary back up. Would definitely recommend it as I charged a 300w power pack and my leisure battery on the caravan in 24 hours! (It was a lovely sunny day)
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good solid build, and the regulator is rather good. However some poor soul at the factory is colour blind; I had two cables wired wrong way round. This meant the regulator shut off until I reversed them. Install with a multimeter nearby.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I've had two sets of these for nearly a year now.I dumped the frames and laid all 8 panels flat on my conservatory roof so no one can see them. I grid tied them with a SWEA 250w grid tie and all day long my electricity meter stands still while the sun shines. They run everything that's on standby and the new ECO fridge I have invested in.They do 10x more than my 1kw wind turbine so I'm scrapping it in favour of some more solar panels. "B" grades are fantastic value and I will be hanging on for them.
Date published: 2014-11-11
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Technical specifications:
Power: 60W
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
Net weight: 28.4kg
Power generated from this system in one week can run following items:
Appliance Power consumption Hours of use
CB radio: 5W 336
Depth finder: 5W 336
Laptop computer: 50W 33.6
Lights: (compact 40W equivalent) 10W 168
TV:(12 inch) 20W 84
Cooler:12V (3A) electric 36W 46.6
Stereo: 50W 33.6
Satellite dish: 30W 56
Battery charge times:
Battery capacity: Charge time (days):
33Ah 2.5
50Ah 3.75
110Ah 8

Do you have a solar panel system that could power an electric bathroomradiator?

Asked by: MaMc
Sorry we do not.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-12-12

Hi, Thanks for the answer Dominic. Totally understand the variables as you say. My underlying question is: what is the maximum power rating of the sockets on the regulator that would power an inverter?

Asked by: fred
Okay, this would not be rated for inverter use as you would connect the system like this: The inverter would run directly from the battery. I hope this helps.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-06-28

Hi, what is the maximum power of inverter that can be used with this kit? Which would you recommend from the Maplin range?

Asked by: fred
unfortunately, there is no simple answer to this question as it would depend on use and how long you want the system to be able to run for and what it is you are expecting to run.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-06-23

Kindly tell what is life or warranty of these panels

Asked by: M ldrees
The item is covered by standard Maplin 12 month warranty.
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2016-01-07

I need solar panels for abroad I in a hot region, will the 60W solar power kit work well in a hot region?

Asked by: Nana
Unfortunately all the solar panels we sell are only designed to work in the UK climate so wont work well in hot regions.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2015-07-17

What size (W) of solar panel and battery would I require to power 2 of your Swann wifi IP cameras day and night with no alternative power source available and without draining the battery during the night so that the panel will fully charge it in daylight

Asked by: Neil
2 cameras would draw a total of 48ah over a 24 hour period, so i would recommend at least a 60 ah battery, if you are looking to use our stock then it would be our code: L35BR A 60 w panel can provide around 5 amps per hour so would need 9.6 hours of good sunlight to charge the battery, which we normally do not get in the uk, to be safe would advise around 120w of solar panel(s)
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2015-07-17

Just Bought N23FY Allready Have 2 Identicle panels can I connect all 6 to the controller.
Asked by: Bob Everett
You would require a bigger voltage regulator as the one supplied with the unit is only for one 60w solar panel which is 5Amp. I would recommend the following code N28KR.
Answered by: LA
Date published: 2015-07-17

Could I use this panel to run an electric pump to run a water fountain
Asked by: Dave Shepherd
No sorry this product does not support that.
Answered by: DH
Date published: 2015-07-17
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