Solar Panel Bargain or ....

Submitted: Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 09:45
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Hi all,

Is this panel the best bargain going around?

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-120w-Solar-Panel-Home-Power-Caravan-Camping-Generator-Battery-Charger/281128636006?_trksid=p11010.m2360&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26algo%3DSIC.FIT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D215%26meid%3D8794592543510870655%26pid%3D100080%26prg%3D1114%26rk%3D5%26sd%3D200930538932%26&ssPageName=ADME:B:WNA:AU:3160


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Reply By: Member - Greg N (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 10:20

Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 10:20
bbuzz,
Still 3 days of bidding to go, but if you got it for that plus postage, it certainly would be a bargain.
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Reply By: Road Warrior - Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 10:38

Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 10:38
Hmm his feedback is a bit unflattering:

"200w auction, panel received measures only 160w, all 3 messages ignored, beware"
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Follow Up By: Member - Frank P (NSW) - Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 17:12

Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 17:12
There are two ways to express the wattage of solar panels. One (NOCT) used by engineers, the other(SoC) by marketing types.

SoC is usually what is advertised - you'll only get about 70% of that.

More info in this article, especially Part 2

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Follow Up By: Echucan Bob - Thursday, Jul 04, 2013 at 17:20

Thursday, Jul 04, 2013 at 17:20
Feed back when I looked was 100%. It makes you wonder when that changes.
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 11:15

Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 11:15
It's a bit crook that there are no detailed specs on the ebay item.
I am very wary when someone lists a technical product without the means to check whether the description matches the specs.
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Reply By: Glenn C5 - Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 12:54

Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 12:54
Yeh Good if you can get it for that price. Have a look when there is 5 mins to go. Might be a bit different then.
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Reply By: Member - Ed C (QLD) - Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 14:27

Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 14:27
Maybe, maybe not...........

Fair Trading Public Warning

I have no idea if this is one of George's many aliases, but looking at the feedback (check the neg!), I'd be willing to make a small wager that it is....

Personally, I wouldn't touch this one with a barge pole (YMMV)


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Reply By: Barbera72 - Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 16:12

Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 16:12
95.5% feedback, 20 transactions: I would stay well away from them.
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Reply By: allanw - Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 22:58

Wednesday, Jul 03, 2013 at 22:58
If you feel like following up then ask what its dimensions are, then you can calculate its approximate output.
watts = Length x width x 0.15 /10

The 0.15 comes from the efficiency of a standard solar panel. Length and width in cm.
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