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Old 11-02-2014, 16:41   #1
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These Panels any good?

Found these for $128 each???
New 100 Watt 100 w Mono Crystalline Solar Panel for 12 V Charging | eBay
***Made in Taiwan*** solar cell with 3 tab wires to improve performance at high temperature.
***25 years 80% output warranty.


Specification:
  1. 18V 5.55A (for 12V charging)
  2. dual diode inside junction box for reverse protection
  3. 3 feet MC4 cable from junction box
  4. size: 39" x 26.38" x 1.378"
  5. weight 16.5 pounds
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Old 11-02-2014, 17:19   #2
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Re: These Panels any good?

cheap, but I'm of the mind set that until proven worthy, I'll stick to the known... warranty from unknown is, well you know! How are you enjoying the leopard? I go back and forth between the 3 big boys
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Old 11-02-2014, 18:52   #3
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Loving the leopard. Its allot of boat but we really enjoy it. It really seems quality made. Found a piece that was cut out from the hull with a hole saw to install lights and the thickness of glass both outer layer and inner layer was very impressive. The outer alone was as thick as some uncored boats I have seen. Also anywhere there are the thru hulls and bolts going thru the hull or deck the areas are solid glass. In 4-6' close seas the boat is incredibly quiet and comfortable. We are definitely fans!!

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Old 14-02-2014, 12:13   #4
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Re: These Panels any good?

Can not really speak for those panels, but for cheap I have had luck with these:

100W Watts 100 Watt Solar Panel Off Grid 12 Volt 12V RV Boat USA Solar Cells | eBay

Have had 2 in service with no issues. Ran my refridge and all our house loads last year, still had to be a little careful. This year I am adding 2 more so the kids dont have to be keel hauled everytime they leave a light on....
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