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The new Solawatt portable folding module kits are the ideal power source for camping, caravanning, boating and all recreation activities where portable power is required.

WHAT SHOULD YOU LOOK FOR IN A FOLDING SOLAR PANEL?

We used our extensive off grid power knowledge and experience when selecting the range of folding solar panels to offer our customers.  There are several issues with almost all folding and portable solar panels on the market:

  • Substandard cells, usually rejects from tier 3 solar module manufacturers.  Solawatt uses German Bosch cells.
  • Cheap no name brand regulators.  The regulator is what charges your battery.  One of the main causes of premature battery failure is incorrect charging.  Solawatt uses a quality 4 stage PWM LandStar regulator.  These are made by EPSolar which is one of a very few Chinese regulator manufactuers with quality regulators and proper charge management.  Why risk damaging an expensive battery with a cheap no name brand regulator.  Landstar regulators come with separate load terminals to allow you to connect a load to the battery system in such a way that it is controlled in terms of discharge and also disconnected in the event of low voltage - eg lighting.
  • Flimsy carry bags which offer little real protection.  Solawatt comes with a good quality heavy duty bag.
  • Flimsy non adjustable legs.  Solawatt is all aluminium and fully adjustable to get the right tilt angle for the time of year.
  • The first of the two BIGGIES:  Almost all other folding solar panels on the market have the regulator mounted on the back of the panel with an extension cable to the battery.  The problem with this is that at 12 volts, the voltage drop is higher than you'd think - it can easily be 1 volt or even more over a 5 metre cable.  For example, with a panel mounted regulator, the regulator might think its' charging the battery at 14.4 volts whereas at the battery end of the cable, it's down to 12.8 volts.  This leads to chronic undercharging of the battery which significantly reduces battery life.  Solawatt solves this by putting the regulator at the battery end of the extenstion cable - the voltage it sees is the same as the voltage the battery sees.  Also it means that should the regulator fail, it's much easier to replace.
  • The second of the two BIGGIES:  piddly cable diameter with high resistance.  Solawatt uses 10mm cables.
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Sunergy was in the process of developing our own folding solar panels due to the deficiences of just about everything else in the market.  Our off grid experience told us the others were inferior and just not good enough.  But then we found Solawatt and it ticked all of the boxes.

In order to seal the deal for you, we've then priced it at the same price point as other leading brands but don't have the superior features listed above.  Then we've added free shipping within Australia to boot.

Why wouldn't you want to have a superior product when it doesn't cost any more?

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