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Solar Blvd 160 Watt Folding Solar Panel


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#1 vermilye

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Posted 05 March 2014 - 07:11 PM

For anyone interested, I posted a review of my new Solar Blvd 160 watt folding solar panel at my website.

#2 WaltP

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 09:05 AM


Thanks for the detailed description. It never occurred to me that I might use an electric coffee maker when off grid.

I assume it's a 12v coffee maker? Which one?



#3 vermilye

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Posted 06 March 2014 - 03:56 PM

Actually, I have a 1000 watt inverter - it is a Black & Decker 5 cup, 600 watt coffee maker. It draws around 55 amps @ 12V for 8-9 minutes to make a three cup pot (the size of my mug).

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Posted 07 April 2014 - 06:36 AM

Great Post !  Thanks for the info.   I am interested in power mods although have almost 0 knowledge about loads, Amps needed, inverter use......etc.  Gives me some great stuff to read up on.  I like the Solarblvd website too...


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Posted 07 April 2014 - 01:34 PM



Thank you for the review and details. I got a reply back this morning from Solar Blvd on future availability of the 100 watt kit. See below. I think I will pull the trigger this time on getting a set of Solar Panels at a price that won't bother me, knowing the entire package is not "high end" but very serviceable. I still think because of how and where we camp the generator will be our primary source of energy.


I'll keep checking the website and make others aware on this thread that they are again available at $165. 


Yes, we should be getting them in about a month and a half. Thanks!
Prashant Shewa

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