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Customer Reviews for "Sunforce Amorphous Solar Panel/Charge Controller Combo - 50 Watt, Model# 50043"

"Sunforce Amorphous Solar Panel/Charge Controller Combo - 50 Watt, Model# 50043"

Item# 121130
"High-wattage solar panel works in sunny and cloudy conditions. Thanks to double junction technology, this panel is more efficient and wears out less over time, meaning you get more power for a longer time. Comes with an 8.5 Amp solar charge controller to prevent the battery from overcharging. Dimensions L x W x H in. 49 x 25 x 2, Panels qty. 1, Battery Included No, Material Glass w/aluminum frame, Watts 50, Battery Type 12V, Product Style Charge controller. Generate power for homes, boats, RVs, back up and remote power use 49in.L x 25in.W x 2in.D high efficiency amorphous solar panel charges in all daylight conditions, even on cloudy days - ideal for all locations Fully weatherproof - can be used anywhere Rugged aluminum frame and shatterproof tempered glass for extended outdoor use Easy do-it-yourself installation - no need for professional installation Maintenance-free Includes charge controller for battery protection protects batteries from overcharge and discharge"
Average Customer Rating:
4.6 out of 5
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Customer Reviews for "Sunforce Amorphous Solar Panel/Charge Controller Combo - 50 Watt, Model# 50043"
Review 1 for "Sunforce Amorphous Solar Panel/Charge Controller Combo - 50 Watt, Model# 50043"
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

Economical power

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September 23, 2014
By riqueriquardo
from Imperial, TX
" I have two of these panels now, as well as a couple of 60-Watt, 4-panel kits that were purchased earlier, all purchased at Northern Tool under the SunForce brand. I have been using solar panels as my principal source of electric power at an off-the-grid location in far western Texas for a little more than six years now. All of the panels have performed well and none have failed for any reason other than mechanical damage (flying debris in a wind storm destroyed two 15-Watt panels). I figure that the oldest panels paid for themselves three years ago. Solar power is quiet, and (in the long run) a whole lot cheaper than utility company power- can't say that about gasoline-powered generators.
As to this product, the charging controller that comes with each panel is sufficient to regulate a system with two 50-Watt panels, and that is how my system is wired. The wiring that come with the kit does not include connectors, so be sure that you have a few twist-on connectors to connect the panel to the charging controller. Relative to the panels that came with my previous 60-Watt kits (4 15-Watt panels in each kit), these panels are much larger and slightly more difficult to handle and mount. The mounting hardware consists of six brackets with nuts/bolts for connecting to a rack of your own design - considerably more difficult than the PVC rack that came with the 60-Watt kits, but the panel is high-quality with good, heavy-gauge wiring and a heavy-gauge aluminum frame (versus the plastic frame of the 15-Watt panels) and looks to be worth the price of about $5 per Watt.
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Review 2 for "Sunforce Amorphous Solar Panel/Charge Controller Combo - 50 Watt, Model# 50043"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Better yet!

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September 22, 2014
By LJ42
from MT
" I installed a three-panel Sunforce solar panel a few years ago, and have had good results. I had to wire the panel to deal with our extreme winds. I added this new one to the original system. It is much sturdier, and the mounting brackets are superior to the original panel setup; no wires needed! Better design, for sure. "
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Review 3 for "Sunforce Amorphous Solar Panel/Charge Controller Combo - 50 Watt, Model# 50043"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

Good Product

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August 19, 2014
By rwhr
from wy
" Easy to install and seems to be doing a great job charging the batteries in our camper. Went a week at the lake without running the generator for five of us in the camper. "
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Review 4 for "Sunforce Amorphous Solar Panel/Charge Controller Combo - 50 Watt, Model# 50043"
Overall Rating:
5 / 5
5 / 5

great products and service

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September 5, 2012
By dopple
from Berkeley, ca
" Awesome products, simple and functional. Coupled with amazing customer service, its good to know that a company wont leave you hanging if something goes wrong. I got a panel that was the wrong voltage, so i called up sunforce and in a couple of days they had sent me out a higher wattage panel and were so kind and supportive. I will definitely be using sunforce again. "
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+10points
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Review 5 for "Sunforce Amorphous Solar Panel/Charge Controller Combo - 50 Watt, Model# 50043"
Overall Rating:
4 / 5
4 / 5

sunforce panel / controler

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May 7, 2012
By powernazi1
from indiana
" Ordered Item shipped fast and unbroken, works great. Will order a 2nd panel again next yr. and a batt. Good item for the price!!! "
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+6points
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