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    Default Solar panels for camper trailer

    I'm looking at getting a solar panel to keep a battery (possibly dual batteries) charged in my camper trailer to run an Engel 60L fridge and some LED lighting and maybe a 12V stereo setup. I am thinking of about a 120W panel and reg, but found there are a few different types available and was wondering what are the most cost effective ones to get (ie poly chrystalline, monochrystalline etc) and any recommendations for suppliers, and things to look for or other tips.



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    boating, camping and fishing BCF ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by mango View Post
    boating, camping and fishing BCF ????
    You're taking the piss aren't you???

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    Quote Originally Posted by mango View Post
    boating, camping and fishing BCF ????
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    You're taking the piss aren't you???
    I would say he is pointing you towards the company, Boating, Camping, Fishing, aka BCF!




    no piss taking at all I would say.

    I can add to a possible supplier of what you may need.
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    try this bloke

    is local was talking to him at the recient caravan show at broadmedows
    is not much more than ebay

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    repco has a full kit two solar panels controler and battery all suited for camping and a trailer setup

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    hey! all you blokes are taking the piss outta him are'nt ya

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    Remote Telecom towers have panels on sale for quite cheap too i have heard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by porkop View Post
    I would say he is pointing you towards the company, Boating, Camping, Fishing, aka BCF!




    no piss taking at all I would say.

    I can add to a possible supplier of what you may need.
    Sorry guys, I really thought he was.. I would go to BCF if i wanted to buy ..........................???????????????????????? ?????????????????????????? nup can't think of anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by bob_m_54 View Post
    Sorry guys, I really thought he was.. I would go to BCF if i wanted to buy ..........................???????????????????????? ?????????????????????????? nup can't think of anything
    hahaha.. I can just imagine the facial expressions when you ask what the difference is between monocrystalline and polycrystalline.

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    Don't get your panels at BCF. They charge like wounded bulls for milliamps.

    Jaycar are not too bad. All the panels I've bought from them are at spec or better. Their PWM regulators are good also and radio quiet.

    Ebay is lucky dip. LHP are way under spec but some sellers are okay.

    Mono or poly are not terribly different but thin film or amorphous panels are very large for their output. Their advantage is they handle shadows better but that shouldn't be an issue for camping so I'd go with Mono if possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Learjet View Post
    Don't get your panels at BCF. They charge like wounded bulls for milliamps.

    Jaycar are not too bad. All the panels I've bought from them are at spec or better. Their PWM regulators are good also and radio quiet.

    Ebay is lucky dip. LHP are way under spec but some sellers are okay.

    Mono or poly are not terribly different but thin film or amorphous panels are very large for their output. Their advantage is they handle shadows better but that shouldn't be an issue for camping so I'd go with Mono if possible.
    Great, thanks Learjet, that's the sort of info I'm after. Just did a Google on LHP and they sure look dodgy don't they. Cheers
    Bob

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