60W Foldable solar panel with charge controller 

60W Foldable solar panel60W Foldable solar panel.

The 60w foldable solar panel comes with 2 portable 30-watt solar modules. This is an all-black 60W Monocrystalline portable solar module. 

Use the 60-watt panel  as a solar generator or for charging batteries.

It can also be used as a battery maintainer to always top up your batteries. 

Acopower  is the distributor of this 60w portable solar panel.

The 60w solar module is a solar suitcase. It comes with a strong handle, and is easy to fold and carry.

The 60w foldable solar panel comes with a handy protective carry bag. It is easy to transport taking minimal space.

The 60w Foldable Solar Panel Kit comes with;

Two 30-watt PV modules.

A 10A Charge Controller. (Not waterproof)

One junction box for each panel including diodes.

One Pair 14ft solar cables.

60w Foldable Solar Panel Kit60w Foldable Solar Panel Kit.

1 Pair alligator clips.

Connectors.(MC4)

Plug.(Anderson.)

A fuse.

Protectors for corners.

Aluminum stand that is adjustable.

A handle and two latches contributing to make a convenient  briefcase.

The portable solar panel comes with thickness at 1.2 inches folded size of  13.6 x 25.4 inches.

The weight is 21.2 lbs. (9.6kgs).

Use these solar panels for many years without faults, defects, or operating failures.

It has a  warranty for twenty five years.

On a day with 7 hours sunshine in the mid of summer, you can get 350 watts.

This is 7 x 60 watt = 420 watts.

You allow for 15% loss. Now you can get 420 X 85/100 = 357 Watts.

Drop the 7 and it leaves you with 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.

Specs for the 60w foldable solar panel 

Electrical

Maxi power per panel :(Pmax)                                                                              30W.

Volts at Pmax (Vmp):                                                                                                        17.8V.

Amps at Pmax (Imp):                                                                                                    2 x 1.6A.

Open-circuit volts (Voc):                                                                                                 22.3V.

Short-circuit amps (Isc):                                                                                            2 x 1.82A.

Power tolerance:                                                                                                                     ± 3%.

Mechanical

Dimension:

Folded;                                                                                                         13.6 x 25.4 x 1.2 inch.

Unfolded;                                                                                               27.2 x 25.4 x 0.6 inches. 

Weighing:                                                                                                           21.2 lbs. (9.6kgs).

Applications

The 60w foldable solar panel can work as a battery ready kit or a generator ready kit, or both;

The 60w foldable module is reliable and multi-functional.

An additional solar panel (Max 60w) could be connected by MC4 connectors, for parallel charging;

Use it for hikes, camp, military using, solar  systems, caravaning, RV, and boats;

Greenhouse solar systems;

Solar pumps;

It charges a variety of batteries. I.e. seal, flooded, GEL, AGM, lead-acid, as well and 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;

Popup camper.

The Frame is durable

  • The frame is strong and durable. It is resistant against corrosion, and you  can use it outdoors for many years.

  • The high quality frames have aluminum walls.

  • The frame is dust-tight and waterproof with IP65 rating

  • The frame is strong, and provides a very good balance between durability and portability..

Charge controller for this 60w foldable solar panel 

10Amp PWM charge controller10Amp PWM charge controller.

It has a  10Amp charge controller that is a pre-installed. It is PWM (pulse width modulation.)

Use it in extreme weather conditions. It has resistance against corrosion, dust, and moisture.

The controller protects the batteries. It makes it safe against surges and overcharge.

Use the controller to charge 12V batteries. Use the crocodile clips to connect. 

Use the MC4 cables when you want to charge a solar generator with built-in controller.

For more flexibility you can use an extra extension cord. You can get an 28 ft. cable  from Acopower.

If you need better sunshine you can now move th60 watt foldable solar panel further away from the camper.

It is also possible to remove the PWM controller and replace it with a MPPT controller.

The order of connecting it

Always first connect the battery first, then load and last you do the 60w foldable solar panel.

Do it a panel, load, and last the battery, when you disconnect.

It is better connecting the unit to the batteries before  putting in direct sun. That will largely reduce the change of a malfunction.

Statistics of the 10Amp PWM charger 

Nominal system volts:                                                                                     12/24VDC Auto.

Max. PV input volt:                                                                                                                   32V.

Rated current                                                                                                                          10Amp.

Working Mode:                                                                                                        PWM Charging.

Working temp:                                                                                                           -35 to +55

Weight:                                                                                                                                       0.15 Kg.

The IP Rating:                                                                                                                           is IP30.

Operating this 60w foldable solar panel

With the 2 stands and the pre-installed wires set up becomes quick and easy. 

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. Faces it towards the sun, and It will immediately start producing an output.

The LEDs indicate when 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.

You have to connect the positive and negative leads according to the prescribed polarity.

Read all  safety warnings. Only then make the 60w foldable solar panel  operational.

Proper battery clip connection will prevent short circuits.

Remember objects covering the surface of the 60w solar panel can reduce output. 

Three  operating choices; 

1) Use  crocodile clips with charge controller to charge a 12-volt battery.

2) You can use this 60w portable solar panel for charging a solar generator.

3) You can charge 2 items at the same time.

Advantages

  • The support legs for the panels are very stout and easy to set up. With these pre-installed stands, you do not need  mounting brackets to hook up on the ground.

  • This is a great product. For the construction they use lightweight, but very strong aluminum.

  • These panels are compact and are a breeze to set up.

  • The kit comes with a great rugged zipped case that is strong to protect the unit.

  • All the components and cables fit inside the compact unit when folded. Making it very convenient to store and transport.

  • The aluminum legs and attachments are solid and strong.

  • The unit stores in a nice, protective transport case and the size/weight is easy to handle

  • ACOPOWER provides cost-effective solar panels and Free Professional Engineering Services. While their service is excellent.

  • With a dual charging capability, it can power two different devices/batteries at once.

  • The 60w foldable solar panel has a high efficiency.
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  • The  LED display is informative and very easy to understand and to read.

  • The manufacturer uses strong material for the carry bag. 

  • Two 2 standing legs and pre-installed wires make setting up quick and easy.

  • The 60w foldable solar panel is waterproof as well as weather resistant.

  • It has overcharging, discharging, and overheating protection.

  • You can take it out of the box ready to use. The charge controller is already installed.

Disadvantages of the 60w portable solar panel

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.

To Mention

  • Great communication from the seller.

  • The 60w foldable solar panel provides a good trickle charge throughout the day.

  • It packs well and it works well.

  • The panel comes in a protective zippered case. It opens in a jiffy and includes a built-in controller and cables. It is a plug and play item which is a breeze to set up.

The warranty

The solar panel has a 5-year workmanship guarantee. Also twenty five year  warranty for a 85% output.

The Solar Charge Controller has a 1-year warranty.

To come to a conclusion


The 60w foldable solar panel from ACOPOWER is worth the cost.

The warranty and free professional engineering assistance are most welcoming.

Output is proper and satisfactory.

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