Bosch branded portable solar panel

I just bought on eSold a 170w Bosch portable solar panel with 20w mppt controller for $299,,they also have a Sharp 120w panel,,,just thought i would let you know as i have never seen branded portable panels for sale before
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Reply By: Member - J&R - Friday, Feb 22, 2013 at 11:25

Friday, Feb 22, 2013 at 11:25
To my knowledge Bosch do not make solar panels. Possibly a scam.
Let us know how it performs, as it sounds like a good price.
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Follow Up By: Member - wicket - Friday, Feb 22, 2013 at 11:43

Friday, Feb 22, 2013 at 11:43
you might want to do a little homework before you make those kind of statements




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Reply By: Member - J&R - Friday, Feb 22, 2013 at 14:06

Friday, Feb 22, 2013 at 14:06
Branded Bosch. Not made by Bosch.
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Follow Up By: Member - Boo Boo (NSW) - Friday, Feb 22, 2013 at 14:39

Friday, Feb 22, 2013 at 14:39
J&R

It appears Bosch made its entry into solar panels around 2011.

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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 19:45

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 19:45
The OP just stated that they were branded Bosch, not made by Bosch.
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Reply By: Tim Owen - Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 at 18:04

Saturday, Feb 23, 2013 at 18:04
Thanks, based on the dimensions supplied this product will be the perfect fit for me...but a quick search finds the same product on ebay and the dimensions shown in that listing are different to those shown on esold. I also notice there is an identical picturs used for the Bosch unit and a 130W sharp kit on esold. Makes me worry about the rigour behind the info on the products.

When it arrives, can you confirm the dimensions - in particular that each panel is 25mm thick as per esold, or if it is 35mm as per other sites. I have a space in my camper about 60mm think, and if this folding kit really is 50mm thick folded, it will be perfect for my needs.

Regards, Tim
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Follow Up By: Member - peter w2 (VIC) - Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 08:07

Sunday, Feb 24, 2013 at 08:07
sure will let you know when it arrives
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Reply By: Tim Owen - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 20:27

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 20:27
eSold today advised that the panels are 30mm thick! Not sure who to trust, so I'll wait for your measurements before I jump in....
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Follow Up By: Member - peter w2 (VIC) - Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 20:38

Tuesday, Feb 26, 2013 at 20:38
will advise when it arrives
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Follow Up By: Member - peter w2 (VIC) - Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 17:28

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 17:28
ThThe solar panel arrived today and was packaged with "POWERED BY BOSH" on the box,,but there is no indication if it was made br Mr Bosch apart from the resellers name www.antenergy.com.au and the co that designed it magic tech australia P/L ,,,do i care ,,,,NO,,,,,its mine its paid for : ,,,so tomorrow god willing i am going to connect the batteries to the refrigerator run them down for a bit and hope /pray that when i connect the panels to the batteries they charge


Tim The folded panels are 70mm
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Follow Up By: Tim Owen - Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 20:28

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 20:28
Thanks Peter. I'm go smacked that they cannot give accurate dimensions either on their website or when specifically asked to check. Thanks for saving me from wasting my money.
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Follow Up By: Member - peter w2 (VIC) - Friday, Mar 01, 2013 at 07:54

Friday, Mar 01, 2013 at 07:54
upon closer inspection (with glasses on) each little square is marked with the Bosch trademark,i think there is no doubt the panel is manufactured by Bosch and fitted to the frame,legs,controller etc by the reseller
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Reply By: keen researcher - Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 23:46

Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 23:46
Found your post when looking for good deals on solar panels for camping. I found some Aussie made ones at Aussie Batteries & Solar, they also use the Bosch panels but are very pricey and the MPPT controller is an upgrade (optional extra). Would love to hear how you went with your new purchase.
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Follow Up By: Member - peter w2 (VIC) - Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 08:58

Monday, Mar 11, 2013 at 08:58
I checked the voltage output before the mppt controller it read
20.5V which is the open circuit v i think that V is approaching
the rated output of the panel 21.73V had i moved the panel around
to face the sun more accurately i would have got the rated performance 21.73v this panel is still available from eSold.com.au and i would have no hesitation to buy another if i needed it I will chech the amps output today and see what it comes up with and will let you know after midday
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