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Renogy 400 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Premium Kit

by Renogy
4.7 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
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  • Monocrystalline panels come with high-efficiency SunPower cells that help increase module efficiency. Module efficiency: Eclipse 100W Monocrystalline: 18.35%, regular 100W Monocrystalline: 15.47%, 100W Polycrystalline: 14.56%.
  • Bypass diodes minimize power drop caused by shade and ensure excellent performance in low-light environments.
  • Extra thick anti-reflective, high transparency, low iron-tempered glass with enhanced stiffness and impact resistance.
  • Comes equipped with an MC4 Inline fuse and ANL fuse components for protection on your charge controller and battery.
  • Included MT-50 Tracer Meter allows you to keep an eye on your system.
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Product Description

The Renogy 400W 12V Premium Kit allows you to take command of your power system. The included Commander 40A MPPT Charge Controller features multiphase synchronous rectification and Maximum Power Point Tracking technologies, which increase charging efficiency. This kit includes four of the new 100W Eclipse Solar Panels, which weigh little more than a standard Renogy 100W panel. In return, these premium panels pack a thicker layer of tempered glass for durability, while SunPower solar cells create higher efficiency. For convenience, this kit also consists of four sets of mounting Z-Brackets, one 20ft 10AWG MC4 Adaptor Kit, one 8ft 8AWG Tray Cable, fusing components for your controller and battery protection, and an MT-50 Tracer Meter so you can easily monitor system performance.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 47 x 21.3 x 8 inches
Item Weight 16.5 pounds
Shipping Weight 100 pounds
Manufacturer Renogy
ASIN B00E0YBL0K
Origin Thailand
Item model number KIT-PREMIUM400D
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4.7 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #150,601 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden)
#556 in Patio, Lawn & Garden > Generators & Portable Power > Solar & Wind Power > Solar Panels

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I have used these panels and controllers for more than a year.

They work well; there is one problem with the way these are bundled as a package deal.

The controller accepts max 100vdc array input. These four panels in series produce 100vdc at which point the controller shuts off. Four of these panels in series exceed the controllers rating.

Therfore to use all four panels you will need to connect panels #1 and #2 in series as one array. And you will need to connect panels #3 and #4 likewise as a second array.

Now you have two arrays at 200 watts, 40 vdc each. (5 amps each 200 watt array)

Finally you connect your two, 200 watt arrays in parallel to the controller for a controller input from the total array of 400 watts at 40 vdc, all within spec of the controller.

They dont give you enough wire and connectors to a accomplish this task so it is not the full package it suggests that it is. They give you just enough wire and connectors to connect all four panels in series, which dudn't woik wit dis controller.

You need more wire and connectors than are supplied if you want to use all four panels.
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I intend to make this constructive critique. I will amend this review when the problem is resolved.

Observation: I am pleased with the hardware that was included in the kit. I am not pleased with the wiring that was not included. There is no meter included in this kit.

Pros: Good quality panels. Well Built.
Pros: Well built MPPT solar control box with ample heat sinks. I approve.
Pros: Mounting hardware is study and made of steel. Good deal.

Con: With this particular incomplete kit, if you wire up the panels in series as advised by the sales people for your company, you then max out the 40 Amp MPPT controller at 400 watts due to the much higher voltage from the series connection. The sales people would be happy to sell me another controller, being as there is no potential for expansion beyond 400W by using series connections. Premium kits by definition can be expanded.

It does require 3 sets of branch connectors and a total of 4 cables five foot in length to have a parallel wired 12 or 24 volt solar array at 400 Watts. The 3 sets of branch connectors and 4 extra five foot cables are not included in this incomplete kit.

In technical reality, the 40 Amp MPPT controller is capable of being expanded to higher solar wattage by adding more100W panels, but only by using parallel connections for the panels.

The minimal standard wiring included with this incomplete kit only allows for a series connection with a total of two twenty foot cables included. The cables are not labeled according to gauge. I have no idea if they are 10 or 12 gauge wiring. Thus I do not know the capacity. I would prefer 10 but I suspect they are 12. Ten gauge wire would be better for parallel wired 400W arrays due to additional amperes.
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Perfect! Off grid and doing what they said it would produce. So happy, I've been in solar energy for years and have been making all the mistakes. This panel and that one , this controller. All wrong and much more expensive!! This is the way I should have done it from the beginning. 7 batteries fully charged and ready to get the job done!! No AC voltage on the property not made by the sun. Kicking back watching tv shows with surround sound, fridge going, and not paying the power man!! Loving it!!
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This kit comes with almost every thing you need to charge a battery or battery bank that is ether 12 or 24 volt. I would recommend ordering fuses and fuse holders, the kit does not come with any. The instructions and install are simple and easy. the kit was package very well to protect it during shipping. The bottom line is I am very happy with this 400 watt kit.
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I have four panels on three boat batteries using this voltage regulator. The panels are easy for one person to move. wire connections and diagrams are easy. the cables attach to the regulator with a screwdriver. Now the regulator itself is a little complex and requires some reading if you want to use the DC power out feature, but if you just want it to run into batteries it is four screws and done. I bought also the remote ethernet jack for inside the house. In order to get power storage out of this I suggest a marine boat battery or several of those (about $100 per battery). then use a DC to AC inverter to power things. These panels have been on my roof I think about a year, hailed on, snowed on, etc. Paint looks good still, charge is good. I'm not an electrician so to buy something, set up quickly, and have power just fall out of the sky has been a real treat. I used this to make two off grid outlets with the DC to AC inverter by running a long DC cable under my door off the patio. If the power goes out, I can still use solar and marine battery power. Have tested it with my 55 gallon fish tank. ran it off grid for two weeks recently. I would buy these again, and would rec to a friend. Build yourself a few off grid outlets in just a couple of hours with a screwdriver and a vise grip. when the power is out and you have light and some power for phones and things you will be glad you did.
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