I was in Costco today and picked up a Coleman 3 x 18w solar panel kit with controller for $199.97 Canuck Bucks! These systems have been at $299.99 all summer. It is not unusual to see Costco to quietly do end of season markdowns, you just have to keep your eyes open for what you are looking for.
Charlie, you're the best!
You just saved me a trip across the border to pick up the Harbour Freight deal in Buffalo that Frederick L Simpson was so kind to post. I think the 2 deals are comparable by the time one factors in the exchange and a tank of gas. Not including 4 hours on the road and who knows how long waiting at the border in either direction. I was seriously considering driving to Buffalo two weekends from now and dropping in without a trailer at the Niagara meet to see that Escape
5th and some of the members here. (Though popping in @ Niagara is still a possibility ...)
We found someone with a Costco card yesterday and bought one for ourselves.
[b]For those in the GTA area ... only the Newmarket and Markham East stores had stock and the deal. (10 @ each location)
We picked up ours at the Markham East store - I would think Charlie went to Newmarket. That would mean there would only be 9 left for anyone else at each location.
I don't know if you've read the installation instructions for the Phocos charge controller
yet, but I plan on posting a couple of questions that will surely keep Peter & Brian going for a while. Did you know the controller is capable of shutting down the load to prevent over draining the battery
? It also has settings for both conventional and AGM batteries.
I'm not sure, but some of the prewiring I just finished to incorporate a solar charge controller in my electical system might have to be reconsidered and redone. Check out the charge contollers website
- thier August 07 newsletter announces a new remote LCD display
that will show panel current, load current and battery
voltage. It is designed to work with the controller packaged in this deal!