Solar is a great alternative.
60w foldable solar panel operates with two portable 30-watt solar panels. This
is an all-black 60W Monocrystalline portable solar module.
The 60-watt panel is ready to use as a solar generator or to
charge a battery.
We can also use it as a battery maintainer to prevent batteries from the complete drainage.
Acopower manufactures this 60w portable solar module.
The 60w solar module comes with a suitcase-style design. It has a strong handle and you can fold up the panel to carry or transport it like a suitcase.
It also comes with a handy protective carry bag. This ensures easy transportation and for saving storage.
The 60w Foldable Solar Panel Kit includes the following;
2 x 30-watt Solar Panels.
1 x pre-installed 10A Charge Controller. (Not waterproof)
Junction box per module with diodes.
1 Pair pre-installed 14ft solar cables.
1 Pair alligator clips.
An adjustable aluminum stand.
A handle plus two latches contribute to making it a convenient and easy to use a solar briefcase.
The portable solar module is 1.2 inches thick and has a size of 13.6 x 25.4 inches when folded.
The module weighs 21.2 lbs. (9.6kgs).
You can use these solar panels for many years. You will experience no faults, defects, or operating failures.
It comes with a superb warranty for up to 25 years.
On a sunny day with 7 hours of sunlight in mid-summer, you can bargain for the generation of about 350 watts.
That is 7 x 60 watt = 420 watt.
Now you allow for a loss of 15% and you get 420 X 85/100 = 357 Watt.
Drop the 7 and you get a fair 350 Watt.
The 60w solar panel is best for low-amp systems. It is good for bringing power to smaller electronics away from the grid. You can charge a car battery with it, but it will take very long.
It is better to use as a battery maintainer.
Maximum power per module :(Pmax) 30W.
Voltage at Pmax (Vmp): 17.8V.
Current at Pmax (Imp): 2 x 1.6A.
Open-circuit voltage (Voc): 22.3V.
Short-circuit current (Isc): 2 x 1.82A.
Power tolerance: ± 3%.
Folded; 13.6 x 25.4 x 1.2 inch.
Unfolded; 27.2 x 25.4 x 0.6 inch.
Weight: 21.2 lbs. (9.6kgs).
The 60w foldable
solar panel can work as a battery ready kit or a generator ready kit, or both;
The 60w foldable solar panel is a reliable multi-functional device;
An additional solar panel (Max 60w) could be connected by MC4 connectors, for parallel charging;
Use it for hiking, camping, military use, solar panel system, caravan, RV, and boat;
Greenhouse solar panel system;
Solar pump watering systems;
It can charge a large range of batteries. This includes sealed, flooded, GEL, AGM, lead-acid, as well as other deep cycle batteries;
Cargo trailer camper;
Keeps batteries topped off;
12v LED lights throughout trailer... as well as a 12v Vent fan... and a 24" TV;
Off road with jeep;
Power a CPAP;
The portable solar module comes with a pre-installed 10Amp charge controller.
This is a PWM (pulse width modulation) controller.
The solar charge controller adopts the most advanced digital technique. Its operation is automatic.
We can use the charge controller in extreme environments. It comes with high resistance against corrosion, dust, and moisture.
This charge controller protects the batteries against unsafe electrical conditions. It will be safe during surges and overcharge.
You have to use the controller when charging 12V batteries. Use the alligator clips.
For charging a solar generator with a built-in controller you use the MC4 cables.
Plug them into the cables that come with the power station.
To make the system more flexible one can use an extra extension cord. A 28 ft. cable is available from Acopower.
Use the cable between Anderson connectors. Now it is possible to move the 100 watt foldable solar panel further away from your camper.
It is also possible to buy your own MPPT controller. You can then remove this PWM controller that they install in the back of one panel.
Remember we should always connect the battery first. Then the load and last the 60w foldable solar panel.
When disconnecting us do it a panel, load, and last the battery.
It is advisable to connect the unit to the batteries before you put it in direct sunlight. Now it will recognize your batteries for charging. This is for reducing the possibility of malfunctioning.
Nominal system voltage: 12/24VDC Auto.
Max. PV input voltage 32V.
Rated current 10Amp.
Working Mode: PWM Charging.
Working temperature: -35℃ to +55℃
Weight: 0.15 Kg.
IP Rating: Yes, IP30.
The pre-installed wires and 2 stands allow for easy and
quick set up.
Locate a sunlit area. Be sure it is a spot without any obstacles that can the sun.
Now it is a matter of unfolding the two panels and faces it towards the sun. It will immediately start producing an output.
When the LEDs are glowing the panel is charging.
It is best to adjust the solar panels to realize max sunlight for as long as possible during the day. That will ensure the most power output. Use the kickstands for proper directing.
Always connect the positive and negative leads according to the prescribed polarity.
Remember to read all the safety precautions. Then you put the 60w foldable solar panel into operation.
A proper battery clip connection will prevent short circuits.
Be aware that anything that covers the surface of the 60w solar module can reduce the output power.
You have three choices of operation;
1) Use the built-in charge controller with alligator clips to charge a 12-volt battery.
2) Use the 60w portable solar panel to charge a solar generator.
3) It is possible to charge 2 items at the same time.
The charge controller is not waterproof. It is only IP 30 rated.
It would be nice if they could add a small rain shield to hang down the back of the panel. This is to protect the charge controller when you get rainy conditions.
A suggestion for improvement is to provide a clearer set of user instructions.
The solar panel comes with a 5-year workmanship warranty. Also a 25-year 85% output warranty.
Solar Charge Controller:
The controller itself comes with a 1-year warranty.
The 60w foldable solar panel from ACOPOWER is a cost-effective module.
The warranty and free professional engineering help are most welcoming.
The solar module delivers a proper and satisfactory output.