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Old 06-19-2017, 02:09 PM   #1
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June 22 - June 29 Canadian Tire is selling a two-pack of 40 watt Coleman portable panels with two controllers for $150 ( Canadian eh? ). Lowest price I've seen. I paid $99 each.
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Old 06-20-2017, 11:27 AM   #2
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Home Depot has this Grape Solar 100 watt panel model # GS-Star-100W on sale for $99 until tomorrow
Grape Solar 100-Watt Polycrystalline Solar Panel for RV's, Boats and 12-Volt Systems-GS-Star-100W - The Home Depot

Regular price is $145
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curious to hear from others what wattage is recommended for a 13' Boler? thx
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Also, I should note that polycrystalline panels were thought to be inferior to monocrystalline panels about 5 years ago, however, they are less expensive to manufacture due to the process of making the cells and have since improved in performance efficiency that is nearly identical to monocrystalline panels so much so that this is now the dominant type panel used in home solar panel installations.
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curious to hear from others what wattage is recommended for a 13' Boler? thx
That really depends on several things most importantly (1) your usage or consumption (i.e. led lights vs incandescent, any 12v applicances, inverter, furnace fan, etc. etc. and (2) your battery type and bank (number of batteries) - I have (2) 6 volt Trojan T-125's in series for 225 amp hours. There are other factors but these are probably the 2 most significant to factor in and will vary from one trailer owner to another.
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excellent Johnny. thankyou for your input
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Keep an eye on Amazon deals, I picked up a 100w flexible mono panel made by Suoaki for $40 off the regular price, paid about $130 I believe.
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yep good deal...

those panels are a great deal....I think I bought two of those from CT at 100 bucks myself....could come in handy to have a second controller too (those aren't very smart but they do the job)....BTW two 40W Coleman panels can be run through ONE of those controllers as one panel puts out max 3A and the controller is rated for 7A

good responses by Johnny about the size you need for a 13 foot trailer.....but one more factor would be WHERE it's going to be used...I notice inquirer lives in Idaho...so a power hog of a heater will probably be in his future as well as as shade.....

If it was me...for 150 bucks one could cover a lot of bases in one go....mount both on the roof...make one mount easily detachable so you can deploy one panel in bright sun if the trailer happens to be in the shade.....and then if it's high noon and sunny, if you got 80W on the roof of a 13 foot trailer you could probably sell power to your neighbours.....LOL....or to put it another way, maybe you can stay with a single battery if you can recover used power fast enough during sunny hours

no absolutes in the solar world....it's ALL variables.....lots of fun though...cheers all
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BTW, for comparison $150 CAD is $113.04 US at current rate. Plus tax, of course.
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good deal at Crappy Tire all right but I will have to wait till the fall. Costco has good prices as well
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BTW, for comparison $150 CAD is $113.04 US at current rate. Plus tax, of course.
; Trevor on Curragh St in Burnaby is back in town and is selling Mono Crystal, all cable u need, and Charge controller for about $178.00 but he says to look at his website under Papsolar!
He also has 195W available in Mono Crystal with all bells and whistles.
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