$129.99

Dokio 100W 18V PORTABLE FOLDABLE Solar Panel Kit (21x28inch, 5.9lb) Monocrystalline(HIGH Efficiency) with CONTROLLER 2 USB Output to Charge 12V Batteries (All Types: Vented AGM Gel) RV Camper Boat

4 out of 5
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Make sure this fits by entering your model number.; 【LIGHTWEIGHT AND ULTRA-THIN FOR EASIER MOVING】– This solar panel packs 100W of power yet is only 0.5inch (1.2cm) thick and weighs only 6lb (2.7kg),Foldable Dimension:21*20*1inch (54*50*2.4cm), making it easier to transport, hang, and remove.;…

3 reviews for "Dokio 100W 18V PORTABLE FOLDABLE Solar Panel Kit (21x28inch, 5.9lb) Monocrystalline(HIGH Efficiency) with CONTROLLER 2 USB Output to Charge 12V Batteries (All Types: Vented AGM Gel) RV Camper Boat"

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    First let me say that I had no intention of using the included charge controller, I already had a good controller salvaged from an upgrade to another implementation that I intended to use. But this kit was cheaper than the similar panels offered without a controller and I thought I could use the included controller for other implementations. Any way the controller smoked when I first hooked it up for testing and seemed to lose some functionality but was still charging the battery.I hooked it up today with my Sunsaver controller and it wasn’t charging. I unplugged the panel and checked the panel output and noticed that the current from the panel is reversed, the red wire is – and the black wire is +. I switched the connections at the controller and it is now charging.Otherwise the panel is a good buy, it consistently outputs 21+ volts with no load. I’ll have to see how it holds up over time but I’m well pleased with it right now and would recommend it, as long as you are not depending on the included controller.Edit 3/13/18:Used the panel for a week of dry camping trip to maintain the battery in my truck running a 12 volt dc fridge/freeze while parked at the campsite. It not only kept the fridge running but kept the battery fully charged.Edit 11/25/19Not quite two years old. The panel still functions as good as new. With little more than 4 to 6 months actual use It is showing severe signs of UV deterioration in the fabrics. Most noticeably the edge binding is becoming a little ratty. One of the d-rings pulled out due to UV damage to the fabric loop it was sewn into. I’m continuing to use it but lowering my rating to 3 stars. I think I will probably be replacing it soon.

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    First let me say that I had no intention of using the included charge controller, I already had a good controller salvaged from an upgrade to another implementation that I intended to use. But this kit was cheaper than the similar panels offered without a controller and I thought I could use the included controller for other implementations. Any way the controller smoked when I first hooked it up for testing and seemed to lose some functionality but was still charging the battery.I hooked it up today with my Sunsaver controller and it wasn’t charging. I unplugged the panel and checked the panel output and noticed that the current from the panel is reversed, the red wire is – and the black wire is +. I switched the connections at the controller and it is now charging.Otherwise the panel is a good buy, it consistently outputs 21+ volts with no load. I’ll have to see how it holds up over time but I’m well pleased with it right now and would recommend it, as long as you are not depending on the included controller.Edit 3/13/18:Used the panel for a week of dry camping trip to maintain the battery in my truck running a 12 volt dc fridge/freeze while parked at the campsite. It not only kept the fridge running but kept the battery fully charged.Edit 11/25/19Not quite two years old. The panel still functions as good as new. With little more than 4 to 6 months actual use It is showing severe signs of UV deterioration in the fabrics. Most noticeably the edge binding is becoming a little ratty. One of the d-rings pulled out due to UV damage to the fabric loop it was sewn into. I’m continuing to use it but lowering my rating to 3 stars. I think I will probably be replacing it soon.

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    I bought this panel to replace a 44 watt Kyocera to charge batteries in my RV. I used the Kyocera and a 10A automotive charger to test and compare the output of this panel when charging the batteries in my RV. All were run on exactly the same circuit through a hard wired controller in the RV. The charger put out about 7A, but this panel put out no more than the 44 watt Kyocera, about 32 measured watts in full sun. I proceeded to test this panel further, exposing just one side at a time to the sun and found that one side put out twice what the other side put out. Even the good side put out only about half what it should have made.The seller had offered to take it back, but, unfortunately, I had moved the controller closer to the battery clamps and had removed the pouch before I tested the panel, so it was no longer in the original condition, a big mistake on my part. The seller offered and I accepted a 50% refund. I really like the way it’s set up, but I have no use for another panel that should be rated about 40-50 watts. I concluded that this panel is either defective or just way overrated.If you decide to buy this panel, I’d suggest you test it carefully before you make any modifications. It should produce at least 5A at 13VUPDATE:Almost a year after my purchase, a new customer service manager at Dokio reached out to me to ask what they could do make me a happy Dokio customer. Long story short, they sent me another panel, which I tested carefully and found that it produces every bit of what a 100 watt panel should produce. 🙂 It produces more than twice what the first panel did.This unit has a lot going for it. It’s light weight, low bulk and priced right. The new unit seems to have a couple of upgrades from a year ago and I like the controller. It’s easy to understand and has a number of additional settings that make it quite flexible.Bottom line, I think Dokio went above and beyond to correct a situation that was partially my fault. I’m a happy camper! Thank you Dokio!!

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