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Old 09-20-2014, 03:29 AM   #1
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Just tried out the portable 150 watt solar panel. I added a group 31 Deka AGM battery. I put the Engel freezer in freezer mode and let it run for 24 hrs. After turning off the freezer for 12 hrs I check the battery with meter it was reading 12.35 volts which means it had used about 30% of battery. I than put the panels to the battery at 8am when I returned home at 3pm the battery was fully charged. Panels are made by Bosch and the MPPT charge controler is made by Genasun. I beleive as long as I have sun the pannels will take care of my Engel fridge, my 19" led 12 volt TV and led lights.
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Old 09-20-2014, 03:58 AM   #2
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Old 09-20-2014, 04:06 AM   #3
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The portable Engel fridge/freezer pulls 43 watts in freezer mode. In a lower setting it will cycle and run maybe 50%. The 3 way fridge in Scamp will run about 1 month on a tank of gas.
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Thanks for the post. I have a couple of 100W panels (Renogy, waiting under my bed, where they don't get much sun) I plan on making into a portable setup with a couple of hinges. That and a 20A MPPT controller should do me for now. I still have to buy the two new 6V batteries but I have yet to build the new mounts on the tongue. I stopped by the battery place the other day and the guy said he would stock plenty of fresh batteries soon as hunting season is starting and guys buy lots of them for their hunting carts.
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Reongy makes a pretty good panel. After I bought mine I saw a video comparing the Reongy and the panel I have. The Reongy actually puts more watts than the Bosch. Reongy says German made solar cells so the cells maybe made by Bosch.
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Old 09-20-2014, 09:08 AM   #6
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The panels I have are actually two 75 watt panels hinged together.
My charge controller is a 10.5 amp rated for 140 watts but the panels
only put out about 9 amps so the 10.5 amp controller is a perfect match.
I was thinking if I need more The Reongy 100 watt suitcase without the
charge controller and adding another 10.5 amp Genasun. Zamp also
makes a nice suitcase portable solar kit. Where I park the camper at
Lake Kissimmee the electric sites are always booked, the same people
have had those sites for years so I have to run solar and I have a back
up Honda Eu2000i that will take care of everything including A/C if needed.
I'm hoping the gen will not be used this year unless needed. The Reongy
or Zamp suitcase will be a nice addition to keep the batteries for the boat
trolling motor charged.
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