Technical Details: With the Sunforce 50033 15-Watt Solar Charging Kit, a person will have new found love for the sun. This product only weighs two pounds and a person can use the kit to keep a charge on just about any available 12-Volt battery available. This product has a LED indicator that tells the person when it is fully charged and ready to use.
Ease of Use: With easy to follow instructions provided with the kit, setup is quick and easy. There is virtually no learning curve to using the product and once it is setup, nothing needs to be done but allow the sun to do its job. Depending on what the charger is asked to charge, it may take longer than most people will want to wait.
Inexpensive in price, and handy for use, the Sunforce 50056 solar accessory kit fits the description of general-purpose solar wiring equipment. Along with dual battery clamps with twelve feet of wire, this lightweight package contains the following hand tools and connection devices: 12V DC plug, female socket connector, regulator connector including tinned wires, and an LED light-based voltage tester. The 50056 accessory kit is designed to help the novice electrician make quick and easy connections between multiple solar panels and inverters.
The Sunforce 50056 solar accessory kit is a set of cables and adapters that are designed to work with small scale Sunforce solar panels. Thus the kit is ready to plug, clamp, and go. The included voltage tester may not be ready for major electronic troubleshooting activities, but it will likely be fully sufficient for the task at hand.
Whether you’ve stored your motorcycle or lawn mower all winter or put your snowmobile away for the summer, you’ll want to make sure that your joy ride will be ready when you are. The Sunforce 50013 Solar Powered 12V Sports Charger was created to keep batteries on motorcycles, ATV’s, lawnmowers, personal water craft, and snow mobiles charged and ready for use. Here are some of its many features:
• The charger delivers 1 Watt of power at 12 volts – enough to easily keep a battery maintained.
• The solar panel is small, about 20” by 6”, and weighs a little over 1.5 pounds.
• It has built-in protection against overcharging or draining the battery, so the battery can be hooked up for extended periods without damage.
• The SunForce 50013 comes with an 8’ battery cable, a 1’ set of battery clamps and a 1’ set of quick connect “O” ring connectors with an inline 1 Amp fuse.
• The charger comes with a 5 year limited warranty
• Finally, the panel is weather and water resistant and will charge a battery on both sunny and cloudy days.
As with all products, the Sunforce 50013 has both positives and negatives.
Sunforce manufactures a wide variety of solar energy equipment and accessories. Their products are among the most economical choices on the market. The combination of quality and economy make many of their solar kits ideal for novices who want to experiment with green energy before making more serious commitments.
For those who are ready for a bit more power, the Sunforce 50044 60 Watt solar charging kit may be the solution. This kit is economically priced and offers up to 60 Watts of power. It is designed for use in RVs and boats as well as remote cabins, as a supplemental power source for homes, or to provide power for a campsite. The units are waterproof and are rated to survive hailstones impacting at up to 50 mph. The kit contains four panels that are intended to be mounted on the included frame. It also comes with a seven Amp controller, a 200 Watt power inverter, and wiring. Reviews are primarily positive, especially in areas of the country that receive a lot of sun. One user reports that his powers two marine batteries, two laptops, and cell phone chargers without ever running out of juice. Other users praise the ease of installation and the fact that everything except the batteries is included in the kit. (Read a more in depth review of the Sunforce 5044 60 Watt Solar Charging Kit here)
The Sunforce 50044 60-Watt Solar Charging Kit is a solar power kit designed to power 12V batteries, which in turn can be used to charge household electronics. Ready to operate in weather as cold as -40 F, and as hot as 176 F, the Sunforce panels can be used in virtually any climate. Whether you are using the panels to provide electricity to a small cabin, an RV, or outdoor equipment, the Sunforce solar panel kit can provide you with free electricity.
This Sunforce kit includes:
- Four 15-watt amorphous solar panels. Amorphous panels, unlike the more delicate crystalline panels, can withstand a lot of abuse from the weather without being damaged. However, they are not as energy-efficient as their crystalline cousins.
- Mounting frames for the panels.
- A 200-watt power inverter.
- Solar charge controller (7-amp).
- Wiring kit, including accessories used in installation.
Installation and Maintenance
While it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to install solar panels or figure out how many solar panels you’ll need to run your cabin or RV, nevertheless you will need to educate yourself carefully to make sure you’re choosing the right solar kit for your application and installing it correctly. It’s helpful to have a friend who knows a thing or two about electrical wiring as you set up; otherwise, read the manual very carefully.
The advantage of this particular kit is that it will not require very much maintenance. Hose it off once in a while to remove accumulated dirt that may block sunlight.