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Old 01-24-2017, 07:49 AM   #1
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solar what panel ?

does anyone know what panel and controller EFT uses on the 2017 units?
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Unless they make a future change, they are installing the 160 watt GoPower Kit.
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Unless they make a future change, they are installing the 160 watt GoPower Kit.
Thanks Jon - they sure get rave reviews so far.
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Thanks Jon - they sure get rave reviews so far.
I prefer a more aggressive controller - I replaced my GoPower with a Blue Sky Sun Power 30. You can set the voltage & duration of each stage, blue the readout includes total amp hours. By setting the voltages to the Interstate recommendations, I find I get faster & higher charge levels than I did with the original GoPower controller. I do admit I need to check the liquid levels in the batteries more often...
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Jon, given how much time you are on the road that makes perfect sense. For me, with much less power need and more storage time, I plan to use my external BatteryMinder to keep my batteries maintained while in storage. So the stock GoPower will most likely be fine.
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Jon, given how much time you are on the road that makes perfect sense. For me, with much less power need and more storage time, I plan to use my external BatteryMinder to keep my batteries maintained while in storage. So the stock GoPower will most likely be fine.
I agree. The stock GoPower, particularly the new model with "Maximum Power Boost Technology" that allows you to repeat the boost mode works for most users.

I use more amp hours than most, and that, combined with winter camping with limited & low angle sun, require getting the most out of the solar panels.
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how about if you go for the inverter, what model is that?
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