ACOPOWER 12V 105W Foldable Solar Panel Kit Review

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Portable Solar Charger Suitcase For RV Or Boat; Monocrystalline Panel & 10A Charge Controller 

ACOPOWER 12V 105W Foldable Solar Panel Kit Monocrystalline Solar Panel is their most popular product.

ACOPOWER 12V 105W Foldable Solar Panel

This 105W solar panel is perfect for off-grid mobile applications.

Use it when you’re camping, or during beach trips with the family.

It is high in power, but with monocrystalline panels, small in size.

This unit provides you with the most efficiency in a small space.

Features of ACOPower 12V 105W Foldable Solar Panel

  • CONVERSION EFFICIENCY: ACOPower 12V 105W Foldable Solar monocrystalline photovoltaic panels from Sunpower - the solar conversion efficiency panel up to 23.5%
  • MULTI-PURPOSE: this portable solar panel kit charges 12 Volts lead acid batteries including Sealed, Flooded, GEL and AGM, which mostly serve in boats, cars, RV and campers
  • USB 5V output for phones/USB devices, the charge controller is removable for power bank or generator with regulator itself
  • HIGHLY PORTABLE: ultra lightweight of 7.9lbs, ultra compact of folding size 22.05x17.32 inch with 50.39x22.05 inch unfolding film surface
  • OUTDOOR DURABILITY: weather-resistant, water-resistant, industrial-strength PET polymer laminated
  • ACOPower 12V 105W Foldable Solar has 12 month material and workmanship warranty
  • Pre-wired Solar for RV or Camper

Perfect charging pack to bring a quick charge anywhere there is sunlight. 


Beside ACOPower 12V 105W Foldable Solar, the ACOPower PV suitcases are also available in 50W and 70W portable solar panel kits.


There is a 120W Suitcase in a slightly larger size.

Technical Details

Brand                                                  ACOPOWER

Item Weight                                       5.95 pounds

Product Dimensions                        22.1 x 17.3 x 0.8 inches

ACOPower 12V 105W Folding Solar Panel

The power suitcase features a portable design with durable quality for outdoor activities.


In the pocket of the suitcase, there is a 10A charge controller (USB output included). There are Alligator clamps for battery charging as well as two pairs of MC4 Connectors where the charge controller could be removed. You could put an extension cable into this location.


The fabric and cell surface is waterproof for outdoor use. The pre-installed wires and stands allows for an easy setting-up in 2 minutes.


At 7.9 lbs., this lightweight laptop-like solar panel suitcase is an ideal portable outdoor solar power source. With all pre-installed charge controller and wires, you could start to charge your car battery, marine boat battery as well other 12V portable lead acid batteries in around 5 seconds.


You could power your battery inverter for a portable AC outlet power supply. Here you connect the solar suitcase to a MC4 adapter instead of the charge controller.


The ACOPower 12V 105W Foldable Solar Panel Kit has too high voltage and current for the ACOPower 150Wh Solar Generator. Instead, use equal to or larger than the ACOPOWER 400Wh generator.


Connect the alligator clamps to start the charge process. Charge 12 Volt Sealed, Gel, Flooded (deep cycle battery), AGM Batteries with 10A PWM Charge Controller.


If your battery voltage is lower than 11.1 Volts it won’t work. The charge controller protects your battery by avoiding overcharging and discharging. Test the product by connecting a proper battery firstly.

ACOPOWER 12V 105W Foldable Solar Panel

Specifications

  • Maximum Power: 105W, 18V
  • 3x35w Solar Charger
  • Max power voltage 21.6V
  • Max power current 6A
  • Setup in 1 minute: No tools needed for setup
  • Velcro Design for Opening With Three Standing Legs Itself
  • Pre-wired
  • Back pocket holds the charge controller and other accessories
  • 7.9 lbs. with charge controller in the package
  • Unfolding Size: 50.39 x 22.05 x 0.16 inch (1280 x 560 x 4mm)
  • Folding size: 22.05 x 17.32 x 0.79 inch (560 x 440 x 20mm)
  • Ultra Portable and Lightweight: A Handle is pre-installed.

Customer Feedback

ACOPOWER 12V 105W Foldable Solar Panel Kit Monocrystalline Solar Panel rated 4.6 out of 5 stars from 28 customer reviews.

Here are some customer comments:

Pros

  • "What a great product. I have a boat and keeping the battery charged is a challenge. The battery connection wires are long enough to run under the boat cover to the battery. Well designed and works as I need."
  • "I have contacted the company and will be getting a replacement panel. The company's customer service was very responsive to my complaints. I even got a phone call a day after I picked up the new panel."
  • "This is an excellent solar panel kit. It provides plenty of power and is simple to hook up. I use my van for camping and touring. This works well for me to charge my house battery. I can set it up on the ground using the supports provided or hang it off the van using the installed grommets. I like that the panel folds up using little storage space in the van."
  • "Powerful unit. It took me a while to figure out exactly how to hook it up and get it working. ACOPower customer service suggestions helped solve the problem. I suggested better labelling wires to make it easier to hook up."
  • "This is product is self-contained; it’s all you need to start charging your batteries. It starts working in low early morning light. I've had no problems yet. I fold it up, put the components back in the side pocket, and stuff it in behind the truck seats."

Cons

  • "Treat this product very gently. The ends of the wiring to the charge controller are crimped on and not soldered. In my case, the negative wire pulled out of the crimped end."
  • "The built in stands to hold the panels in an upright position are basic. Would prefer a lightweight portable easel stand that I could attach to a pole or lay out on the grass. It’s hard to keep the panels upright during windy days."
  • "I purchased this product for my camping trip. But it did not work for my ACOPOWER 150Wh Portable Solar Generator Power Supply Energy Storage Lithium ion Battery Charged by Solar. I found this solar suitcase is too powerful to charge the 150Wh battery storage. So it needs one panel if I want to charge it. The honest and sincere AcoPower people exchanged the solar panels and refunded the difference. I recommend buying products from them."
  • "The pocket on the back of the unit is convenient, but it’s hard to get to the connection panel if you have to repair it. The controller is at the bottom of the pocket and needs to be mounted on the back of the panel to reduce pulling."
  • "The instruction manual is not translated well which could easily be fixed."
ACOPOWER 12V 105W Foldable Solar Panel
ACOPOWER 12V 105W Foldable Solar Panel

Recommendation

The ACOPower 12V 105W Foldable Monocrystalline Solar Suitcase is a great backup for your gadgets.


It keeps the essentials charged and the RV or van a base station for travels.


The customer feed back presented few problems and good customer service for any problems raised.

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