The 180W solar panel has a controller and is ready to charge a battery or to be used as a solar generator.
Zamp Solar in the U.S. manufactures the Monocrystalline
foldable module. It exists of two 90 watt solar modules. This is a
suitcase with own handle for carrying, portable, little effort to set up and
it does not require lots of space when you transport it.
It comes with MC4 connector cables that are removable.
It also comes with alligator clamps, cables, as well as a
10 Ampere charge controller.
Use the solar panels operating faultless for many years ahead.
The module comes with a 25 year warranty.
On a clear day and 7 hours sunlight in high-summer,
you can generate about 1.2 Kilowatt.
This is 7 x 180 watt = 1,26KiloWatt.
Allow for a 15% loss and it is 1260 X 85/100 = 1071 watts.
Forget the 71watt and you have 1 Kilowatt.
Max Watt: 180Watt.
Open-Circ Volt (Voc): 21.6V
Optimum Operating Volts (Vmp): 17.8V
Optimum Operating Current (Imp): 4.5A
Short-Circuit Current (Isc): 4.95A
Weight: 34.35 lbs.
Open; 40” x 39.5“x 1.5” inches.
Folded; 20” x 39.5“x 3" inches.
The 180W solar panel comes with a 25-year output warranty.
The 180W solar module can run many medium applications.
This solar panel module comes with an integrated 5 Stage 15 Amp solar charge controller.
This is a PWM charge controller.
The mounting of the controller is on an EZ-View bracket.
You can take the bracket swing it out and take the reading. When you let go the
controller will swing back into position.
It can plug into a solar panel port on a camper if
provided. It can also connect directly to the battery terminals by making use
of the alligator clips.
The solar charge controller regulate electric current for safe battery operation.
It has a digital display and LED indicator. The lights provide
charging information w.r.t. the battery.
Use it for charging 12V batteries.
Set up takes less than 5 minutes.
You take the 180w solar panel out of the box. Then you
unzip the bag. Now you unfold the panel.
Then it is a matter of adjusting the tilt legs and directing the module to the sun. Connect the wire to batteries, and you are receiving free energy from the sun.
To make the panel fully operational you have to use a charge controller and battery.
Also an inverter if we want to run ac appliances.
To size the battery you divide the total watts by volts.
This is 180 watt times 6 hours of sunlight(Determined by the area you live.) X .85 for loss/ 12 volt times 2 for DOD.
You get 153 Ampere Hours .
Use a 160 Ah battery.
Size the inverter; Decide the maximum watts to utilize at once.
The maximum output is 125 watts.
By rule of thumb you use an inverter one and a quarter to one and a half times more than the highest power you require.
Here work with 180 X 1.5 = 270 watt. A 300 watt inverter will work well.
Each solar kit includes a 16-foot wire with detachable alligator clamps on the end.
You can connect the solar kit to the battery with the alligator clips.
Many RV's come prewired for solar with an integrated solar port. If this is the case you detach the alligator clips. It reveals a plug that fits into the integrated solar port.
Now you can connect without using the alligator clips.
This 180W solar panel is light and easy to carry and set up. It gives high output and operation of the charge controller makes it convenient to use.
The alligator clips and MC4 connectors are handy to use.
Design is neat and clean and the modules are well built and sturdy.
The 180W solar panel is affordable. The price is within limit and you buy an efficient system.
The panel delivers as described.