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OptiMate Portable Solar Panel with Controller - 60 Watt Solar Panel

OptiMate Portable Solar Panel with Controller - 60 Watt Solar Panel

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Is this right For you? Product Expert Kathleen M says:

Yes, if you:

  • Have a limited budget for solar panels
  • Like keeping things organized - carrying case has a pocket for wires and instructions

No, if you:

  • Camp in arid regions with lots of dust or in the mountains where sudden showers are common
  • Want the most efficient panels for the space - polycrystalline works just like mono- but at slightly less efficiency
  • Use lithium batteries
This portable solar charging system lets you place the solar panel where you need it for maximum sunlight. 60-watt panel provides DC power to charge your vehicle's batteries. Charges lead-acid batteries. Lowest Prices for the best rv solar panels from OptiMate. OptiMate Portable Solar Panel with Controller - 60 Watt Solar Panel part number MA96JR can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-1624 for expert service.
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OptiMate RV Solar Panels - MA96JR

  • Portable Solar Kit
  • 60 Watts
  • OptiMate
  • Rigid Panels
  • Gel
  • AGM
  • Flooded Lead Acid
  • 27L x 25-1/2W Inch
  • 0.1 - 5 amps
  • 1 Panel

This portable solar charging system lets you place the solar panel where you need it for maximum sunlight. 60-watt panel provides DC power to charge your vehicle's batteries. Charges lead-acid batteries.


Features:

  • Portable solar system provides an off-grid charging solution for lead-acid batteries
    • Park in the shade and place the solar panel in the sun for maximum charge
  • 60-Watt polycrystalline solar panel with adjustable legs uses sunlight to charge your vehicle's batteries
    • Made from weatherproof materials to stand up to the elements
  • Solar controller adjusts solar panel output for a quick, consistent charge
    • Automatic multistage smart charging system helps extend battery life
    • LED display provides charge progress and monitors charge level throughout the night
  • Dual method smart charging system helps efficiently charge the battery in any weather
    • Provides continuous charge in full sun and a pulse charge in low light
    • Saves your dead battery from as low as 1V
  • Adjustable stand makes it easy to position the solar panel in the sun
  • Heavy-duty nylon carrying case for easy storage and transport
  • Kit includes single solar panel with built-in solar cable, adjustable stand, solar controller with SAE connector, battery clamps, ring terminals, and carrying case


Specs:

  • Application: 12V batteries from 2 to 240 amp-hours
  • Battery types supported: flooded, AGM, and gel batteries
  • Solar panel rated power: 60 watts
  • Solar panel voltage: 12V
  • Controller charging amperage:
    • Maximum average current: 5 amps
    • Pulse current: 3 to 5 amps
  • Controller input voltage: 15 - 22V
  • Solar panel IP rating: IP54
  • Cable lengths:
    • Solar cable: 80"
    • Controller cable: 40"
    • Battery clamp lead: 20"
    • Ring terminal lead: 20"
  • Panel dimensions: 27" long x 25-1/2" wide x 1-1/4"" deep
  • 3-year limited warranty


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Installation Details MA96JR Installation instructions



Video of OptiMate Portable Solar Panel with Controller - 60 Watt Solar Panel

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Video Transcript for Review of OptiMate RV Solar Panels - Portable 60 Watt Solar Panel Kit - MA96JR

Hi there, I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Today, we're gonna take a quick look at this OptiMate 60 watt portable solar panel with controller. And this solar panel is going to use sunlight to provide an off-grid charging solution for your lead acid batteries. This will work for your 12 volt batteries, from two to 240 amp hours, whether they're flooded, AGM or gel batteries. This is gonna be portable, so it'll be very easy to take along with you, and you won't have to worry about having it fixed to one location, so you can pick it up and move it. As the sun changes, you can make sure that this stays in the direct sunlight, and you can be over in the shade, staying cool.

This does have several different cables included, that give it a total overall length of about 11 1/2 feet. Just a little over 11 1/2 feet. So you'll be able to set up your panel about 11 1/2 feet away from your battery, that you're charging. So again, it'll allow you to move the panel to where the sun is shining, and allow you to stay in the shade, where it's nice and cool. Our overall dimensions, we're looking at 27 inches wide, by 26 inches tall, and only about 1 1/4 of an inch deep or thick.

This is a 60 watt polycrystalline panel. If you're not familiar with the difference between polycrystalline and monocrystalline, the polycrystalline, it's gonna be a little bit less effective, not gonna be very noticeable at all, unless you have the two sitting side by side. So it is still gonna do a great job for you, but it is, the closest analogy I can come up with is like particle board, versus a hardwood. So the polycrystalline has a lot of these interlocked structures to it, whereas a monocrystalline is gonna be a solid. So it is, the monocrystalline is a little more efficient, but it is gonna cost more as well.

So this is gonna be more of a bargain kind of brand for you, or a design for you. It will still do a really good job. It's just not gonna be that top of the class, kind of construction. But again, still gonna do a really good job. You really won't be able to tell much of a difference at all.

So it is gonna get that sunlight converted into that electricity. Electricity to charge up your battery. This is made from weatherproof materials, so it is gonna stand up to the elements. So if you we're caught in a storm or something like that, and you're not gonna have to worry about it, it's got an IP rating of 54, so it will hold up really well. And it does have this stand on the backside here, so that you can adjust this, to capture the most sunlight. So he's got these little wingnuts, he'll just loosen there, that will allow this, to adjust to different heights. On the stand itself, you're gonna have multiple points where you can stick this down, to prevent it from getting blown over, if there's high winds. Or you can put a sandbag, or something like that on this back portion here, provide a little bit more stability, but it is gonna hold up really well. You can see, we do have this cable here, that's going to attach to our solar panel. This cable is right at 80 inches long. It's got that SAE connector there, that will connect to our charge controller, like so, very, very simple to get that plugged in there. And our charge controller is gonna be about 40 inches long. Our cable here, and that will connect to one of our two terminals here. So we've got our battery clamps, with our alligator clamps, for our positive and negative, that we can hook onto a battery. If we're doing more of a temporary kinda set up, or we can get it mounted onto our battery more permanently, with these ring terminals. So you've got your positive and negative, and that will allow you to kinda zip tie this onto the front of whatever, your UTV or vehicle, wherever you're wanting to charge that battery up. You can get this mounted more permanently, so all you have to do, is hook up your controller to that, and you'll be ready to go. It will remain connected to your battery. It's got that closure there, so that you're not gonna have to worry about moisture getting in there and causing any issues. So both of these are about 20 inches long. So again, you're gonna have an overall length of right over 11 1/2 inches of cable there. Turn this back around, so we can see the main side, sun's gonna be shining on. I do wanna talk about this solar controller, 'cause this is a very important component of this setup. This is gonna kind of act like the brains of the operation. So as the sun is shining down on your panel, that's creating that electricity. This is going to adjust the solar panel output for a quick, consistent charge to your battery. This is going to have an input voltage range of 15 volts, up to 22 volts. And it does feature an automatic multi-stage smart charging system, that's gonna help extend your battery's life, by monitoring your battery, to prevent overcharging. You can see we've got these LED displays here, that are gonna provide that monitoring for us, so that we can check our level, and see where we're at throughout the night. This does also have a dual method smart charging system, that's going to efficiently charge the battery in any weather. So if you're in a full sun scenario, it's gonna provide that full charge. And then if you'd have a really cloudy or low light situation, it's gonna provide a pulse charge of three to five amps. So it's going to help to make sure that your battery is getting what it needs to help charge it up. This will allow you to save dead batteries, from as low as four volts. So if your battery is extremely drained, this will do a great job of helping you out there. And then when you're ready to pack up, again, you just twist those wingnuts. You'll slide up the stand there. They do include this canvas type bag, that will allow you to get this stored away, transport very easily. Just open it up. Lift up our panel, put it in place. It also has this pocket here, where you can store all those cables, cords, get them all organized, so you'll know exactly where they are, when you get to your next location. Very simple to just zip this up, goes all the way around. It's got two zippers here, so can go from both sides. Let's get it all tucked in place there. Very easy to zip that all up, and keep it protected with that canvas bag. And it's also got these handles on top, that will allow you to pick it up and carry it from one place to another. So really nice option here, if you are looking for a portable solar panel. Again, this is a 60 watt panel. We do have other options available here at etrailer.com. So if you need something more or if that's a little bit too much, you want a little smaller panel, something along those lines, we do have other options available for you as well. So that completes our look for today. Again, I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Thanks for watching..


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OptiMate Portable Solar Panel with Controller - 60 Watt Solar Panel - MA96JR

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (1 Customer Reviews)

This portable solar charging system lets you place the solar panel where you need it for maximum sunlight. 60-watt panel provides DC power to charge your vehicle's batteries. Charges lead-acid batteries.

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Review from a similar OptiMate Portable Solar Panel in RV Solar Panels


Worked great. Charged out battery as we were dry camping.


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