Solar is a great alternative.
The 70 watt solar panel kit is ready to operate as a solar generator.
The module also comes with a USB 5V output for phones and other USB devices.
Together with the controller, you can use it for battery charging.
It is a portable solar power kit. One can also use it as a battery maintainer to prevent batteries from complete drainage.
Acopower supplies the Monocrystalline portable solar module. It exists of 2 X 35-watt solar panels. This is a suitcase kit with an own handle to carry, it is portable, quick to set up and easy to transport.
The Monocrystalline cells are from Sunpower. It comes with a high conversion efficiency of up to 25%.
The 70 watt solar panel kit contains 2 X 35 Watt solar modules.
The two panels fold together and they use velcro tabs to hold them in position.
The 70 watt solar panel kit comes with a;
A 5 Ampere PWM charge controller. With LED indicators.
Adjustable stands, as well as a suitcase with a handle and a pocket.
The portable solar module weighs 3.8kg (8.4lbs).
It is o.2 inch thick and has a size of 39.2 X 22 inches when open. When folded it is 0.59 inch thick and has a size of 22 X 15.7 inches.
Maximum power(Pmax): 70W.
Voltage at Pmax (Vmp): 18V.
Current at Pmax (Imp): 3.8A.
Open-circuit voltage (Voc): 21V.
Short-circuit current (Isc): 4.1A.
Operating temperature: -40°C to 85°C.
Power tolerance: ± 3%.
Open: 39.2 X 22 X 0.2(inches).
(995mm X 560mm X 4mm.)
Folded: 22X 15.7 X 0.59(inches).
50mm X 400mm X 15mm.
Weight: 3.8kg / 8.4lbs.
Charge your car battery, marine boat battery as well other 12V portable lead acid and lithium batteries;
It also charges your solar generator;
(The recommendation is to use ACOPOWER 400wh and 220wh Solar Generators.)
It can work either as a solar panel or a solar panel kit.
This solar panel module comes with a 5A pre-installed solar charge controller. This is a PWM (pulse width modulation) controller.
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.
To charge a solar generator with a built-in charge controller you can use the MC4 connectors. Plug them into the cables provided with your solar charge controller and charge.
It is possible to charge a solar generator and a 12V battery at the same time.
The controller also comes with 5 volts 1.2 Ampere USB port for small devices.
The charge controller and the USB port will only respond once you connect it to a battery.
Acopower sells 14AWG extension cable. This is to use before the charge controller if needed.
Remember we should always connect the battery first. Then the load and last the 70 watt portable solar panel.
When disconnecting us do it panel, load, and last the battery.
Working voltage: 12Volt.
Working current: 5 Amps.
USB Output Port: 5Volt/1.2 Amps.
Working Mode: PWM Charging.
Weight: 15.6 ounces.
IP Rating: No, not waterproof.
The pre-installed wires and stands allow for easy and quick set up...
Locate a sunlit area. Be sure it is a spot without any obstacles blocking the sun.
Now it is a matter of unfolding the 2 panels and faces it towards the sun. It will immediately start producing an output.
It is best to adjust the solar panel 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 70 watt foldable solar panel into operation.
Proper battery clip connection will prevent short circuits.
Be aware that anything that covers the surface of the 70 watt solar panel can reduce the output power.
Remove anything that covers the surface of the solar cells.
Sometimes dust and dirt can cover the surface of solar panels.
This can have a large decrease in efficiency and reduced performance.
Clean the surface with a soft brush. Then use a damp clean soft cloth to remove remaining dust and dirt.
It is good to have a USB charge port, but it will only work when you connect to a battery.
Some people suggest Acopower to change the LED color from blue to red. Seeing the lights will be so much easier then, no matter how bright it is outside.
The solar panel itself comes with an 18-months workmanship warranty. As well as a 25-year 85% output warranty.
The controller comes with a 1-year warranty.
The 70 watt solar panel kit is flexible. You can use it with a variety of devices.
It is well built and a definite plus if you are looking for a portable solar module.