Go Power RV Solar Panels - Roof Mounted Solar Kit - 34280058 Review

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Review of Go Power! RV Solar Panels 34280058

Speaker 1: Today we're taking a look at the Go Power Solar Flex Kit. This solar flex kit is perfect for RVs and boats. Its flexible design can conform to almost any surface, which gives you a lot of options when it comes to mounting the panels. This kit converts the sun's energy into DC electricity and that electricity charges your batteries and ensures that you have power when you need it. This unit features 50 watts or 2.88 amps of charging power. The kit comes with what you see and it comes with what you need to keep your batteries charged.It's able to charge one battery at a time.

The panel can be installed by adhesives or screws. It features the stainless steel grommets, which are already pressed in and included for ease of installation and it comes with the mounting hardware. The solar panel is durable, allowing a bend of up to 30 degrees, so it's a really nice durable design. Nice flexible design as well. Very versatile when it comes to installation options available with this panel.The kit comes with one solar panel.

This is a 50 watt solar panel. It comes with your 10 amp digital PWM flush-mounted solar controller. It comes with your MC4 red output cable, your MC4 black output cable, and all the necessary mounting hardware and connectors, as well as the appropriate fuse holder and fuse, so it is fuse-protected. Now the solar controller, which is this unit here. This is the brains of the unit.

It basically regulates current flow from your solar module to your batteries. This is how you would choose your battery type and charging profile. It features a back-lit visual display, so it's always easy to see. You'll want to mount this in a location that's easily accessible so you can easily control what's going on with your unit.This works for sealed gel AGM and flooded battery types. The battery charging profile includes float charge, bulk or absorption charge, and equalization charge.

So the unit features an automatic equalize feature that will actually charge and recondition your battery once a month at a higher voltage to ensure that any excess sulfation is removed. It also features maximum power boost technology, which allows you to override the normal charging algorithm of the solar controller and it can also be used, before the end of the day, if you know you'll require many loads throughout the night.It can also be used when you have just installed the solar controller to put batteries on a boost charge right away. The solar controller also displays voltage, PV charging current, and battery state of charge. You can view that anytime with the easy to navigate buttons right there. Errors will also be displayed so you can quickly identify and resolve any issues. It also offers, located right here on the side, it offers a standard USB connector for delivering five volts to small mobile appliances such as cell phones, tablets, and small music players. It also has a connection point, or excuse me, it has the connection points right here for easy connecting of these wires as well as the cables from your battery.The controller offers battery reverse polarity protection, solar array reverse polarity protection, over temperature protection, and over current protection. When it comes to the solar panel here, again, really nice design, thin construction. This is made from laminate TPT when it comes to the back sheet and then again, it has the stainless steel grommets. Then when it comes to the cells, that's a mono-crystalline cell construction. The panel measures 44-5/8" inches long by 11-5/16" wide by 1/8" thick or 3mm thick. This panel weighs 1.6 pounds. Maximum power voltage is 17.6V, open circuit voltage is 19 amps, short circuit current is 3.04 amps, and maximum system voltage is 600V DC.Please note that this can be used, again, using hardware or an adhesive. So any type of sealant or adhesive required will depend on the roof membrane material. So that's why it's not included with this kit. Basically, the way that you get it installed is you have these cables right here with quick connectors on them, positive and negative. Positive connects to the red cable with the quick connect, negative connects to the black cable with the quick connect. The other end of these cables have wiring that strip back, plugs into the appropriate positive and negative solar panel indicator right here. Then you have a battery with positive and negative for your battery ports.That's going to do it for today's look at the Go Power Solar Flex Kit.

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