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Sunforce 50033 15-Watt Solar Charging Kit

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  • Amorphous solar charging kit provides up to 15 Watts of clean, free, renewable power
  • Designed for RVs, cabins, homes, boats, back-up and remote power use and more!
  • Made of durable ABS plastic and amorphous solar cells
  • Weatherproof, durable solar panels can withstand impacts from hailstones travelling 50 miles-per-hour; amorphous solar panel works in all daylight conditions-even in the shade!
  • Kit includes: one 15 Watt amorphous solar panel, a 7 Amp solar charge controller, 12 ft. of wire, CLA adapter and battery clamps for easy installation
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Sunforce 50033 15-Watt Solar Charging Kit + Cobra CPI 480 400-Watt 12-Volt DC to 120-Volt AC Power Inverter with 5-Volt USB Output
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Technical Details
BrandSunforce
Item Weight14 pounds
Product Dimensions43 x 17 x 5 inches
Item model number50033
Manufacturer Part Number50033
  
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Additional Information
ASINB001RJOP5Y
Best Sellers Rank #64,284 in Automotive (See top 100)
Shipping Weight14 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingCurrently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
Date First AvailableOctober 25, 2006
  
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The Sunforce 50033 15-Watt Solar Charging Kit gives you several more reasons to love the sun. It provides the power you need, while helping you save money and protect the environment. This kit is ideal for cabins, recreational vehicles, remote power, back-up power, and 12-Volt battery charging. It comes with everything you need to start producing up to 15 Watts/125mA of clean, free power in all weather conditions.


Sunforce kits are easy to set up and operate.
Convenient Power That Helps You Save Money and Protect the Environment
The Sunforce 50033 15-Watt Solar Charging Kit lets you harness the power of the sun, the most powerful and plentiful source of energy available to us. This inexhaustible supply of power is freely available wherever the sun shines, and gives users the freedom to power their homes, RVs, boats, batteries, and electronic equipment far from civilization or right in town. Solar power can help cut your energy bills by reducing your dependence on the main electrical grid, and can also provide back-up power during outages. Unlike nuclear and fossil fuels, solar power systems are clean and pollution-free, and they require very little maintenance to operate.


Sunforce Solar Panels are effective in areas of both high and lower
sun exposure, making them ideal for use in the United States.
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Everything You Need to Power Up
The Sunforce 50033 15-Watt Solar Charging Kit has everything you need to start generating power. It includes one 15-Watt amorphous solar panel, a 7-Amp solar charge controller, and a wiring kit with accessories for easy installation.

With built-in blocking diode technology, this solar charging kit is designed to protect against battery discharge at night. You can also use this kit to maintain the charge on any 12-Volt battery for clean, silent operation of various electronics, such as deer feeders and landscaping pumps. You can also use this kit to maintain the charge on any 12-Volt battery for clean, silent operation of various electronics, such as deer feeders and landscaping pumps, and is a great choice for automobiles, recreational vehicles, tractors, all-terrain vehicles, boats, electric fences, telemetry and more.

About Amorphous Solar Power
Amorphous solar panels are created by spraying silicon on to glass in very thin layers, and are commonly known as thin film solar panels. This process allows them to be better at generating electricity in all lighting conditions, including cloudy or shady environments. Sunforce amorphous solar panels are weatherproof and suitable for outdoor use. They have a maximum operating temperature range of -40 to 176-degrees Fahrenheit, require virtually no maintenance, and are also effective on cloudy days. They can even withstand impacts from one-inch hailstones at 50 miles-per-hour.

Solar panels convert sunlight into an electric current, they do not store power. Sunforce Solar Charging Kits are primarily used to recharge 12-Volt batteries (not included), which store and provide usable power. A power inverter (not included) allows you to use traditional 110-Volt appliances with this system. The included Sunforce 7-Amp Solar Charge Controller must be installed to prevent any connected batteries from overcharging. Once fully charged, it is normal for the charge controller LED to turn off and on as the battery voltage fluctuates from the discharge/recharge cycle.

Product Description

The Sunforce 50033 15 Watt Solar Charging Kit gives you several more reasons to love the sun. Ideal for cabins, recreational vehicles, remote power, back-up power, and 12 Volt battery charging, this kit comes with everything you need to start producing up to 15 Watts/1A of clean, free power in all weather conditions. Made of durable ABS plastic and amorphous solar cells, the solar panel has a built-in blocking diode to protect battery discharge at night. The complete kit includes: a 15 Watt solar charging panel, pre- cut holes for easy installation, 4 stainless steel screws, battery clamps, CLA adapter, wire and a 7 Amp charge controller for battery overcharge protection. This unit has a maximum power output of 15 Watts; 1 Amp and a maximum temperature range of -40 to 176-degrees Fahrenheit.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I emailed Sunforce support and got a response: check with a voltage meter.
N. Summers
I am using the solar panel on top of an enclosed trailer to keep the battery charged for the power lift, works great.
Fredco
I'd give this product a high recommendation for anyone looking for a good trickle charger.
L Richard Heward

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

123 of 126 people found the following review helpful By Green Desert Home on November 18, 2011
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I am extremely pleased with the performance of this solar panel. We have one installed in a small cabin style 12-volt system intended only to charge personal electronics at a remote location. Just add a deep cycle battery and a DC to AC 120 power inverter, such as the Cobra CPI 480 400-Watt 12-Volt DC to 120-Volt AC Power Inverter with 5-Volt USB Output. It is great!

One WARNING for those new to such systems like we were. The charge controller that comes with this kit is just fine, but it is only for *MAINTAINING* a 12 volt battery. If that is your purpose, buy *this* kit.

But, if you want to add an inverter so that you can have AC, USB (and we even added a 12 volt car socket which is the most efficient), then buy the same panel *without* the charge controller and wiring kit. What you need is a charge controller like the Kintrex SPC0601 7 Amp 100 Watt 12 Volt Solar Power Charge Controller, and various connectors of course. The Sunforce controller only has connections for the solar panel and the battery. The Kintrex adds a load connector for power output which isolates the charge controller and gives you usable power output to your inverter. If you try to parallel the battery connection to your devices like I naively did, you risk overcharging your battery. (I vented a little hydrogen and oxygen, but did not do it long enough to ruin my battery.)

I will definitely be buying more of these panels for other projects. Once you understand the fairly simple wiring you can easily create a great low power system for a cabin. (Next, we will build a 60 or 90 watt system...)
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151 of 168 people found the following review helpful By Glenn W. Gaarder on September 14, 2009
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Hi- I bought this set-up to keep my Motorhome charged when not using it. It is only 15 watts so can barely keep the battery up to charge if I am actually using any lights or other stuff but it will keep up with the draw of the refridgerator and minimal stuff. My only beef is the controller wires could have all been pre-terminated with connectors rather than having me do that. This was bought as a kit so it would have been nice if there was a connector on the input side of the controller that mated witht he connector on teh solar panel and a different style connector on the output that would be compatible with the cigarette-lighter adapter, etc. In other words- all set up to just plug in and go.

Once I soldered and shrinkwrapped the new connectors on I'm pretty happy with it. Not everyone has the ability to properly terminate the wires.

Thanks
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119 of 133 people found the following review helpful By board biker on November 26, 2009
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I purchased this combo for off grid minimal lighting needs with high hopes. Package arrived dented, but contents appeared OK. Open circuit voltage on solar panel OK at 22v. However, max power output on sunny day was 1.6w (130mA@ 12.3v). This was on a day that my conventional 2.7kW system was producing 1.8kW. My plan is to return and try again, but purchasers should definitely check output.
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40 of 44 people found the following review helpful By N. Summers on June 1, 2012
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I purchased my Sunforce Solar Panel a few month back. Everything worked fine (had it connected to a large battery, and in turn, to a power inverter) up until the battery charge was too low to use. I checked the panel connections and tested with the LED tester adapter that came with it - it didn't light up. I emailed Sunforce support and got a response: check with a voltage meter. I checked it, emailed my results (nothing coming from the panel at all) and since then, have emailed several times asking for help. They have ignored every email since.
I would NOT recommend purchasing from them. If they cannot or WILL NOT support a product with a warranty for me, why would they for you?
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34 of 37 people found the following review helpful By Bokononist on April 5, 2012
I was originally pleased with this purchase until, after about four months of use, the panel simply stopped working. There was no apparent damage and I carefully checked every connection for continuity. When I contacted customer service they replied by asking about the settings on my multimeter. I explained the situation to them but received no further response. I know how difficult it can be to troubleshoot a technical problem over the phone or by email but they didn't even try. It seemed like a good product at first but now it only functions as an overpriced door stop.
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38 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Stephen D. Feist on October 25, 2009
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This product has worked out well for me.
As I haven't isolated my truck battery its charging both truck and camper.
The vehicle has been unpluged from my 115V house access all summer.
I will say that it is a slow charge.

Update;

I have a 2nd unit installed in a Vanagon camper.
Works great and keeps all my batteries charged up.
You can see this installed at;
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By wyomingcamper on August 22, 2011
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This is the second sunforce panel that I have purchased. I mounted one on the roof of my 5th wheel trailer late last summer. While I was happy with it, I decided to add the second panel on a pivoting base to give me more charging power. The two panels keep my batteries (2- 6 volt camper batteries) fully charged for the month that the camper was in the mountains of wyoming. Other panels may be more powerful, but their price is much higher than this unit.
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Luther W. Coman IV on September 23, 2010
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I use the solar panel to charge my camera batteries. The shipping was quick and setup was a breeze. You can charge AA and AAA batteries using a NiMH car charger. The 12V 15W solar panel delivers 1.6 A of peak current (Watts=Volts X Amps). Does not come with a cigarette lighter connector but they are easy to make and you can use one of the adapter cables from the solar panel kit. I used the Green LED cable connector and bought a cigarette lighter receptacle connector and soldered the wires together.
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