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inadequate and dissappointing
on June 29, 2016
this product is getting two stars instead of
only one because it does something at least but disappointingly little with a surface charge only.
it is also NOT a "complete" kit: expect a trip to the hardware store unless you have battery clamps and enough wire to go further than the front of your rig. it also does not include an inline fuse holder (which this company will happily sell to you) and since that's a safety issue that's a very big deception.
i bought this to replace a 3 panel 45 watt charger which was damaged in a wind storm but kept both batteries in my duel system adequately charged for a couple of years. this panel can't keep up with my identical usage even with the help of my damaged but still working system. in fact, the damaged panels perform better.
finally, i never expected a 100 watts from this system (which it is only on paper with a little help from ohm's law) but i did hope i was purchasing something better than my old 45 watt system which wasn't the highest quality to begin with, but what i got is nothing more than another 45 watt trickle charger with inadequate amperage, heat tolerance and cloudy condition charging capacity.
i made the wrong choice: i could have bought another nameless hardware store kit for less money with terminal conections, plenty of wire, and simple plug and play connections. not to mention it also works better.