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160W (80W+80W) solar charging kit with 20A charge controller with LCD display and 2 x 5m cables

160W (80W+80W) solar charging kit with 20A charge controller with LCD display and  2 x 5m cables
160W (80W+80W) solar charging kit with 20A charge controller with LCD display and  2 x 5m cables
160W (80W+80W) solar charging kit with 20A charge controller with LCD display and  2 x 5m cables
160W (80W+80W) solar charging kit with 20A charge controller with LCD display and  2 x 5m cables
160W (80W+80W) solar charging kit with 20A charge controller with LCD display and  2 x 5m cables
160W (80W+80W) solar charging kit with 20A charge controller with LCD display and  2 x 5m cables
160W (80W+80W) solar charging kit with 20A charge controller with LCD display and  2 x 5m cables
160W (80W+80W) solar charging kit with 20A charge controller with LCD display and  2 x 5m cables
160W (80W+80W) solar charging kit with 20A charge controller with LCD display and  2 x 5m cables

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This kit includes:

  • 2 x 80W high efficiency waterproof monocrystalline solar panels, each with 5m cable and MC4 connectors
  • Advanced 20A solar charge controller with LCD display and powerful 2.4A dual USB output

 

2 x 80W solar panels:

This 160W system is perfect for permanent outdoor use to provide free electricity for charging 12V batteries to power various applications such as in a camper van, motorhome, boat, shed, farm, as well as remote applications such as telecommunications or monitoring equipment. It can also be used to provide a direct power supply for applications not sensitive to changes in input voltage / current (e.g. electric motors or pumps).

Each panel is fitted with 5m of special solar cable which can work at high roof temperatures, with minimum power losses. A pair of male / female MC4 connectors are crimped on the end of cable for easy connection to other solar panels, extension leads or to your existing system (the MC4 connectors can also be cut off when wiring to the screw terminals of a solar charge controller).

The long-lasting, high-efficiency monocrystalline solar cells and the tough, sealed, aluminium frame will provide years and years of consistent, free power. The waterproof design ensures that the panels can be used in all weather conditions.

These panels also feature innovative 5 busbar solar cells, which are more efficient than the 2, 3 or 4 busbar solar cells used in most other solar panels, and are able to extract more power from the same surface area. This results in a smaller overall solar panel, which is ideal for applications where space is limited. These solar cells are also the best choice for applications in warmer climates, as they operate well even in high ambient temperatures.

Advanced 20A solar charge controller:

The kit includes a 20A 12V/24V Photonic Universe solar charge controller designed to protect batteries whilst charging them, with automatic cut off to prevent over-charging and deep discharge. The controller uses PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) technology which increases charge acceptance and prolongs the life of your battery. Often PWM technology can recover some lost battery capacity.

This controller stops reverse current at night (from the battery back to the solar panel) so your battery won't lose any charge. It has many other protection functions such as over charge / discharge, over load, short circuit, overheating etc.

The LCD display shows information regarding real time solar panel and battery performance, including: voltage, current, battery state of charge, and battery temperature. An energy statistics counter also displays the accumulated daily and monthly charge values (useful for comparing solar panel performance between different periods).

This solar charge controller also offers the rare and highly sought-after feature of a dual USB charging output. These 5V USB ports have a total combined output of 2.4A, offering fast and powerful charging of USB compatible devices such as mobile phones, tablets, mp3 players etc.

An optional programmable load (e.g. 12V lighting / fans / water pumps) may also be connected directly to the solar charge controller. Using the buttons and LCD display, the user can set personalised On/Off timers for these appliances. In addition, this controller also offers various charging programs for different battery types, which can be easily selected by the user. In addition to the built-in temperature sensor, the controller has a pair of terminals for connecting a remote temperature sensor, which can be attached directly to the battery to measure the battery temperature more precisely and optimise the charging process.

Please note: This is an essentials kit and does not include mounting accessories or battery cable. If you require these additional items, please purchase them separately.

Click on the Details and Specifications tab for more information

 

Specifications (per solar panel):

  • Peak power: 80W
  • Maximum power voltage: 20.2V
  • Maximum power current: 3.96A
  • Open circuit voltage: 23.9V
  • Short circuit current: 4.21A
  • Power allowance range: +/- 3%
  • Dimensions: 700 x 670 x 30 mm
  • Weight: 6 kg
  • 4 mounting holes 9 x 11 mm
  • 2 x 5m of high quality single core solar cable 2.5mm cross section
  • Male and female MC4 connectors attached

 

Charge controller specifications:

  • Fully automated operation and auto 12/24V selection
  • Rated charge/discharge current: 20A
  • Maximum solar panel input power: 320W (12V) / 640W (24V)
  • Maximum solar panel input voltage 50V
  • Temperature sensor for automatic compensation: -3mV/C/2V (25C)
  • Working temperature: -25ºC to +55ºC
  • Self-consumption: max. ≤9.2mA (12V); ≤11.7mA (24V)
  • 3 pairs of terminals (solar, battery, optional load)
  • Terminals for wire up to 10mm2
  • Multiple mounting holes for ease of installation
  • Size: 16 x 9.5 x 5 cm
  • Weight: 350 g

 

Please note: due to our warehouse arrangements, the solar charge controller may be shipped from a different warehouse to the solar panels and therefore delivered in a separate package.

This product is covered by a 1 year warranty (including a 1 year workmanship warranty on the solar panels provided by Photonic Universe, and a 1 year warranty on the solar charge controller provided by the manufacturer). For more information please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

In addition, solar cells are guaranteed to produce at least 90% of nominal power in 10 years after purchase and at least 80% of nominal power in 25 years after purchase. This warranty is provided by the manufacturer of solar cells.

For installation advice please click on the Installation tab.

 

  • For charging a 12V battery or 12V battery bank: The 2 x 80W solar panels should be wired in parallel ("+" to "+", "-" to "-") then connected to the "+" and "-" solar terminals of the solar controller
  • For charging a 24V battery or 24V battery bank: The 2 x 80W solar panels should be wired in series when "+" of one panel is connected to "-" of the other panel, and the remaining "+" and "-" leads should be connected to the "+" and "-" solar terminals of the solar controller respectively.

 

Installation tip: the 5m cable on each solar panel can be shortened as required (e.g. leaving 2m attached to the solar panel) and the remaining cable can be used between the solar controller and the battery / battery bank.

The solar charge controller is supplied with a detailed user manual (see Documents tab) which explains installation and operation in further detail.

If you need help with installation or have any technical questions we can provide FREE support - please contact us by email or phone (see Contact Us page for more information).