ACOPOWER 100W Portable Solar Panel for 12V Battery and Generator Charging-18V Expansion Panel with MC4 Connector for 200W Solar System for RV
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I have used it several times with my RPOD camper and it does a good job keeping the battery charged. I also bought the EPEVER MT50 remote meter that shows charging data. One of the problems with this controller is that it gets power from the charging load, apparently, so if your battery is too far discharged, it faults and you can not charge it. You will somehow have to get your battery back up to over 11.1 volts or something like that in order to use the panels to recharge it.
The solar panel came in very secure cardboard packaging with the carrying case protecting it. I took the solar panel out of the suitcase and did some simple tests to makes sure that it works. I used a voltmeter to measure the output of the solar panel and it was around 20V so that is more than enough for me to charge my 12V battery. What I like about the set up is that you can charge a battery with the alligator clips and charge anything else like a battery pack generator as long as it has the universal MC4 connectors which are also included in the kit. Overall a very good product and I'm sure it will last a long time!
Very efficient unit. We bought this charger to keep the RV battery charger before 2-week trip through Texas, Colorado, Arizona and New Mexico. It worked like a charm. We were off the grid for 7 days and this solar panel kept our deep cycle marine battery going strong even thought it was often overcast or raining, being the monsoon season in the 4-corners area. We we able to run all the lights we needed and the whole house fan all night, every night, without ever seriously depleting the battery. In the past, we have had to plug in after a day. This unit is a bit large and awkward to transport but it packs up nicely in it's case and is just the ticket it if you want to camp off the grid without sacrificing too much convenience. The instructions were also vague and a bit contradictory, but overall great value.
We have a Roadtrek class B motorhome with a single house battery. Class B's are easy enough to drive and park that we use it as a sight-seeing vehicle, as well as camping in it. All that driving keeps the battery nicely charged. When we do stop for extended periods we can get as much as 3 days out of the batter. Any longer and we need a charge. That led me to looking into solar. Permanent roof top was an option, but was overkill for out application and more money than I'm willing to spend. Space is at a premium in our little motorhome, so I looked at the "suitcase" models. I like that this one has metal legs and a 5M(eter) cord. Our battery is tucked away behind a panel, so I made another connector using ring terminals. I've bolted it directly to the battery. The connector hangs down and is easily accessible.
We used it for the first time last week for 5 days. It did a great job of keeping our house battery fully charged and allowed us to use the roof mounted fan on "high" during very hot weather. It kept the lights burning bright and we were everybody's favorite neighbors for charging phones and Kindles. We had charging voltage when ever we aimed it at the sun, even when the sky was overcast.
All of the hardware is high quality. Corner protectors all the way around, stout aluminum legs, automotive grade connectors, and a very nice carrying case. I bring the battery clamp connector with, just in case we need to charge a chassis batter.
The Acopower 100 Watt folding panel fits our needs perfectly.
Well packaged when it arrived. Nice case. Intuitive set-up. Operating instructions could use some clarification. Used it for a week at Yosemite RV campsite (no hookups) under a variety of tall trees so it received sporadic full sunlight. Despite that, on most days it charged up two 6Volt Golf Cart batteries in series to what the trailer LED indicator lights showed as fully charged. I was only able to run trailer's water pump, interior/exterior lights, and radio/CD-DVD system (from Bluetooth iPad connect); could not run TV or Microwave since there were no hookups at the site and the trailer does not have an inverter. It was light enough to be moved around easily, and the carrying handle was strong enough to let me attach a security cable to increase the likelihood that the panels would still be there when we returned from our daytime outings.
I have a new Class C Motor Home. It wasn't wired for 12v to run TV and DVD. I wired a 12v cigarette lighter socket to plug a small inverter into. I ran TV and DVD player for four hours each day for two days. Batteries fully charged at end of each day. Very well built. Great storage case. Will suggest to my family to get one for their RVs. I used battery clips but will change when my Furrion clip gets here.
I bought this to use with my trailer which I already have 300w of solar installed on my roof but wanted a portable setup for when I'm camped in a shady spot. The build quality of the kit is excellent with a heavy duty case, I bought it on sale for $219.90 and have recommended it to numerous friends.