Review For The HQST Watt 12Volt

Categories: Solar PV Panels.

The HQST 100 Watt 12-volt polycrystalline solar panel is a portable and foldable suitcase off grid charger.

HQST 100 watt 12-volt solar panel

It is a rugged, durable, weatherproof phone and tablet recharger that comes complete with a charge controller.


You can charge mobile USB appliances from the portable solar panel or run your hiking campsite.


The HQST 100 watt 12-volt Polycrystalline Portable Solar Panel keeps those devices like cameras, phones and tablets charged, in all kinds of weather.


Features

The HQST 100 watt 12-volt solar panel understands what campers want from their charge station.

It has these features:

  • Anti-reflective, high transparency, low iron-tempered glass with enhanced stiffness and impact resistance
  • Withstand high winds (2400 Pa) and snow loads (5400 Pa)
  • IP65 rated junction box provides complete protection against environmental particles and low-pressure water jets
  • High module conversion efficiency. Ideal output: 500Wh per day (depending on the availability of sunlight)
  • Bypass diodes minimize power drop caused by shade and ensure excellent performance in low-light environments
  • EL tested solar modules; no hot-spot heating guaranteed
  • Advanced encapsulation material with multilayered sheet laminations to enhance cell performance and provide a long service life
  • Corrosion-resistant aluminium frame for extended outdoor use

Reliability

The HQST 100 Watt 12-Volt Polycrystalline Solar Panel is a key component in establishing a small off-grid solar energy system. Weighing only 16.5lbs, this HQST 100 watt 12-volt panel contains 36 efficient polycrystalline solar cells protected by a thin layer of tempered glass.


The panel will withstand heavy snow and wind loads by design. The back of the panel has a waterproof junction box and MC4 leads for easy plug and play use. You use a solar panel alone or you may add additional panels to create a custom solar energy system.

Easy Installation

  • Suited to Off-Grid Rooftop or Ground Mounted applications
  • Simple fit for Residential/Rural outbuildings
  • Pre-drilled holes on the back of the panel for fast mounting and securing
  • Ideal for RVs, trailers, motorhomes, caravans, boats, etc
  • 12 volt Battery Charging

The HQST 100 Watt 12-volt Product Description

  • Size: 2pcs
  • Maximum Power: 100W
  • Maximum System Voltage: 600V DC (UL)
  • Optimum Operating Voltage (Vmp): 17.8V
  • Optimum Operating Current (Imp): 5.62A
  • Open-Circuit Voltage (Voc): 22.4V
  • Short-Circuit Current (Isc): 5.92A
  • Dimensions: 39.7 X 26.7 X 1.4 In
  • Weight: 16.5lb

Specifications

  • Product Dimensions        40 x 27 x 3 inches
  • Item Weight                       32 pounds
  • Shipping Weight                39 pounds

Customer Feedback

Most customers were impressed with the solar panel device.

Here are some of the comments made HQST 100 Watt 12-volt Polycrystalline solar:

Positive

  • It’s the 3rd set I've purchased. A very well made unit. All 3 are producing more power than the rated output. I'll be purchasing more to expand my system. Great solar panels at a great price!
  • The panel is lighter in weight and produces a steady current under full sun. Frame is well constructed with a good protective lens panel. I’m using it on my camper for 12v battery charge. I would purchase again.
  • This is an excellent product. I'm using 4 of these panels wired for 24 volts & 400 watts. In full sunlight, I've seen my 4 panels reach ~395 watts. They have amazing efficiency in an affordable panel. I've tested each panel and confirmed that the panels perform to their advertised specifications.
  • One panel arrived damaged from shipping. The customer service was fast. They sent me a replacement panel directly after I contacted them. They only required a picture of the damaged panel.

More Positive

  • HQST panels are well constructed and very efficient, I don't think you can beat them for the price.
  • I am very pleased with the panels. I purchased the first panel to keep a trailer battery and a few other things charged. I'm now running my work trailer totally off solar and have three old batteries being charged to help when needed. I have a freezer, microwave, drill press and other tools and lights. I’m very pleased I don’t need to bother parking near a power source or using a generator when I get to a job.
  • I bought this panel to run my old 12V cooler on a desert trip in southern California. I simply plugged it directly into the cooler, which needs 4-5 Amps at 12-14V. It kept our food cold during the day and the cooler coasted through the night. It revved up again as soon as the sun came up.

Cons

  • This product is available only as a kit (with its 2 panels, controller and wiring)
  • This product comes with 10 feet of wiring which might be too short for your set up

Recommendation

The HQST 100 Watt 12-volt Polycrystalline solar panel is a folding suitcase.

It's portable solar backup for your gadgets.

It’s a reliable lifeline to your travel and off grid power. It keeps the essential phones, cameras, tablets, and whatnots, charged.

They are ready in all weather for whatever happens next. Maybe you need power when you’re stopped, settling into a campsite or for the work shed.


This mobile portable solar charger will do the trick to keep your off grid life going from one adventure to the next. 

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