I tried charging the Power station (at home)The panels are 120 W
These are the new panels, they are wired in parallel while the previous ones had a different aesthetic and were wired in series.
Translated into practice: with the previous panels I exposed half of them from the window (and the others remained in the shade) the charge did not occur or was negligible, with those in parallel even if I expose a portion to the sun the charge takes place (even if with less speed )
If for some reason I could not go out into the house or garden to recharge this is very important (my window does not allow you to expose the whole panel.
This Power Station also has a built-in torch with two levels and a flash but compared to previous models it has a throw light instead of flood.
It does not have a high capacity (there are models with higher capacity also equipped with wheels) but it weighs about 10 kg and is easily transportable.
Edit: It uses LifePO4 batteries and at 2500 cycles they should still have 80% of the initial capacity.
The heavier version which also has a higher capacity has batteries that at 3500 life cycles still have 80% (these are the manufacturer's claims)
I found the COVID distance/duration guidelines triggering quarantine confusing but kind of understand the line needs to be drawn somewhere. Some of my old gas has the look and smell of shellac. No way that is going in a fuel tank. Proper disposal is difficult.
I was hoping that the new version would work (albeit with reduced power) even folded and with only one of the four panels exposed to the sun.Marketing hype that touts capabilities but does not convey reality for other conditions. Remember that the country of Germany is really big on solar and we know how cloudy that place can be. Hopefully you (Stefano) can get your panels arrayed in the most productive place.
Nominal 3.2 volts, rated 8Ah each cell.What capacity do those eight batteries have?
Heck yeah!!I moved a steak from the freezer to the reefer last nite to thaw for tonite. I'm prepped.
New Renogy 175 watt rated. Labeled 12V and one panel will not charge a 24V battery bank. These smaller panels cost more per watt than the standard 72 cells.+
I like all your mad scientist stuff K..
Are those panels above new or backup units? 200W?