UPS delivered my 90 watt portable solar
system today, and I am just thrilled with it. The two hinged 45 watt panels came in a very nice padded aluminum case.
It is plug and play. The PMW charge controller is already connected to the back of the panels.
All I had to do was connect the little ring fittings to the battery
posts, run the little plug out the vents in the battery
box, plug in the solar panel
... and it was good to go!
I didn't use the folding legs that are attached to the back of the panels because at my latitude an 11 degree tilt is optimum this time of year. So I just put a couple of boards under it to slightly slant it.
At 5:30 this evening, it was charging my battery
at 13.80 volts. At 6:00 clouds had moved in and the sky was overcast, and I was still getting a 13.33 reading.
After agonizing for months about how to mount and install a permanent solar
system, this was the perfect solution for me.
I got it from CEA Solar
. The people there are wonderful to deal with, and will be happy to answer all the questions you can come up with!