Only been installed for a month and a half and they work well.
I destroyed one pannel removing it from the top midship porthole area. You can see the tar I've yet to remove in the photo
from my first post.
Some squares were still good from the removal
so I did some tests to see how well they hold up.
I weigh 270lbs and jumping on bearfoot did not hurt it.
kicking hard with heal did not do it.
It takes a impact centered on a small hard area to hurt the cell. For me it was the edge of a paint
I now walk all over them without fear of damage but be careful of a slip hazard if bearfoot. Any rubber shoe I have sticks to them (flipflops, running shoes, watersocks).
See photos below to help you with following information.
Cut the pannels between the white lines.
Scrape off tar and wedge a real thin screwdriver between plastic to get to copper.
You then can use surgical scissors and a razor blade to get the tabs clean for soldering.
Make dang sure you tin all surfaces and epoxy
when done or the salt
will eat it. (Had to do one pannel again 2 weeks later after this happend)
They come with bypass diodes every square.
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