Jaycar - 120W Powertech solar panel kit

Submitted: Wednesday, Aug 07, 2013 at 21:42
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Hi ALL

Has anyone purchased the 120W portable solar kit from Jaycar ? The portable kit retails at $499, seems ok however wanted to know how effective it is ie: efficiency ?

Again all this stuff looks great on paper but how robust is the think in the wild ?

Cheers..Pete
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Reply By: olcoolone - Thursday, Aug 08, 2013 at 07:56

Thursday, Aug 08, 2013 at 07:56
They are a good kit but over priced, have a look here.

http://stores.ebay.com.au/Bit-Deals/Folding-Solar-Panels-/_i.html?_fsub=1750574018&_sid=302026428&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322
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Follow Up By: Sandman - Thursday, Aug 08, 2013 at 09:10

Thursday, Aug 08, 2013 at 09:10
Do you have a solar kit from this guy ? Looks rather good for the price....I could be VERY tempted.....

Cheers..Pete
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Follow Up By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Thursday, Aug 08, 2013 at 11:26

Thursday, Aug 08, 2013 at 11:26
I have a 140 watt folding panel from "ozplaza" via ebay at $195 and it is very good. The clips that hold it shut are a bit iffy but easy fixed. No doubt it will be even better with an MPPT controller and slightly heavier cables. I will put an Anderson plug on the end and fit one at the front of the 80 series to charge the battery.
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Follow Up By: SDG - Thursday, Aug 08, 2013 at 16:14

Thursday, Aug 08, 2013 at 16:14
Or this one. Everybody seems to change their cords and regulators so this might not be a bad idea.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/-/221265186525?roken=Vm7LHZ
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Follow Up By: Steve M1 (NSW) - Thursday, Aug 08, 2013 at 18:24

Thursday, Aug 08, 2013 at 18:24
Ian; I bought similar. Put an Anderson plug on. Works like a good un.


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Follow Up By: fisho64 - Thursday, Aug 08, 2013 at 22:37

Thursday, Aug 08, 2013 at 22:37
I have the 120W from Bitdeals with MPPT reg, $180 delivered.
Works fantastic, good bag and quite well made with handles clips etc.
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Follow Up By: Sandman - Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 10:38

Friday, Aug 09, 2013 at 10:38
fisho64

How heavy are the panels ? Jaycar ones were 13kg, gather it would be about the same ?
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