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Old 02-06-2018, 07:59 PM   #41
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Actually I can reuse the box it came in. Thanks!
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:07 PM   #42
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How do people store their portable solar panels so they don't get damaged? Did you make a case or anything?
I designed an "A" frame out of aluminum angle and had a local retired welder put it together. The top is bolted to the panel and the legs swing out to achieve the angle of tilt as needed. Since the panel is a Renogy 150 watt square, the whole thing is somewhat awkward to wrestle out of the back of the truck. In my next life I will choose a pair of 100 watt folding panels.

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Old 02-06-2018, 08:12 PM   #43
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The Solar Blvd 160 watt portable I purchased came with a soft cover, of which the zipper immediately broke. I built a 1"X2" & 1/8" Lauan plywood box that the panel in the zipper less case slides into.
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Old 02-06-2018, 08:49 PM   #44
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My $99 CAD Coleman 40 watt panels came with their own "stand" and a 7 watt controller. Likely not the latest technology, but neither is my cardboard "case".
Problem with building a proper case is how to protect the panels, but not make the case too heavy or bulky.
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Old 02-10-2018, 06:45 PM   #45
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How do people store their portable solar panels so they don't get damaged? Did you make a case or anything?
My Go Power came in a real nice protective case with a good zipper. I know Zamp is good quality as well, but I am impressed with my GP panels and optional cord and 7 pin connector.
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The Renogy 'Solar Suitcases' also come in a sturdy case. it looks like fabric, but is rigid like plastic. quality zippers go from the handle around both sides so it folds open flat and lets you lift the panels out.
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