165W Solar Panel / Control

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165-Watt Crystalline Solar Panel with Control.

Harness natural energy... solar power! And more of it compared to other types of panels, even when there's less sunlight. Use it in your home, cabin, RV or anywhere an item requires 12V battery power. Includes 11 amp Charge Controller.

Powerful:

  • Generates 9.4 amps per hour from sunlight
  • Includes integrated tilt stand, quick-connect wiring and Z brackets
  • Aluminum frame
  • 25 year mfr.'s limited power warranty
  • 58 1/2" x 26 3/5" x 1 2/5".
Reviews
165W Solar Panel / Control is rated 4.6923 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Panel=Super/Controller=failed We've used the 165Watt panel twice now on our RV trailer. The panel works like a champ and I've already ordered a second one for permanent installation on our trailer. The Charge Controller failed on its second use so we had to purchase a 30 AMP charge controller that cost nearly as much as the panel. We found the single Bosch panel produced a 8.4 AMP charge rate last week end while camping so with the two panels we'll get 16 to 18 amp charge rates. Again, the panels are a quality product but the controller they supply is second rate at best.
Date published: 2015-06-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great solar panel! I purchased this panel as integral part of a system for remote property/trailer. Set up panel and measured it's output in full sun. The voltage is 15-17 volts! With two "HF" batteries and 1000/2000 watt grounded inverter and charge controller(included) i operated a 3" high speed cutter and 3/8" electric drill(alternately). Amazed and pleased with it's performance. Panel comes well packaged and received a week after ordering.
Date published: 2015-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is my second panel. Outstanding product, hope to purchase a couple more.
Date published: 2015-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Power for summer cabin I purchased 2 of these modules and at first I thought I had made a mistake but upon examination it turned out to be perfect for the job. It will supply power for my summer cabin in the mountains. Produces more power than 6 of the Harbor Freight 45-watt solar kits and it takes up much less room. Great deal and plan on buying at least one more. Wish SG had PURE sine wave inverters.
Date published: 2015-04-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from well made excellent construction, a quality item. well packed and arrived with damage to the outer box but no damage to the panel. if it goes on sale again i will buy more.
Date published: 2014-12-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from cord too short The panel seems to work ok so far but the cord is too short at 11 feet needs to be longer to run to mounting locations
Date published: 2014-12-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Item Hunting 2 weeks from Plains to Mountains and the camper battery was charged in half a day which took the worry out of cold nights, firing the furnance.
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great. We have these up at our property in Pietown,NM.......No power up there, but a heck of a lot of sun!
Date published: 2014-11-06
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<!--begin-bvseo-questions--> <!--begin-questions--> <div id="bvseo-questionsSection"> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="1513841"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Could a person use this panel to supply electric to outside landscaping lights? If so, how would you recommend doing that and what would a lay person do to transform the power over from the wall outlet over to the panel box and battery? Mike. Thank you </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: morty33</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="1781947"> This item is designed to charge a battery bank of 12v batteries. If you want to power something using this product you would need to run an inverter from your stored power to whatever you were looking to power. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Customer Service</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2015-06-11</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="1514038"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Will this solar power system run an average size refrigerator? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: PC711</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="1781182"> This solar panel produces 9.4 amps per hour from sunlight and to charge a battery bank. This might work depending on how much power your refrigerator consumes. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Customer Service</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2015-06-03</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="1506067"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> WILL THIS SOLAR PANEL BE ABLE TAKE ON A SNOW LOAD IF LEFT ON MY CABINS ROOF? IF SO HOW MUCH? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: DANIEL</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="1770760"> Yes it is rated to withstand snow fall, however the panel wouldn&apos;t be able to withstand a long term snow build up. The unit should be mounted at an angle and produces a small amount of heat, so the snow should clear off, but it is recommend to ensure it is clear before the next snow fall. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: George</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2015-06-01</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="1499939"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> whats the manufacture name of this panel </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: zip91355</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="1769772"> RDK IS THE MANUFACTURE THEN WHAT IS THE SNOW LOADTHAT IT CAN TAKE ON A 30 TO 45 DEGREE ROOF SLOPE <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: DANIEL</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2015-05-19</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="1486606"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Is the charge controller a 3 step controller? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: DanK</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="1759419"> No. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Customer Service</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2015-05-15</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="1495839"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> You answered a former question saying that the panel does not come with a charge controller.  Yet the description says it comes with an 11 amp charge controller.  Is this correct? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: Jim1</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="1758523"> Our apologies for the incorrect information being posted. This does come with the 11amp charge controller. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Customer Service</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2015-06-07</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="1483387"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> Can these panels be mounted for home use, and multiple panels into lager inverter? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: benji</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="1743948"> The answer is yes to both questions. <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Customer Service</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2015-05-15</div> </div> </div> <div class="bvseo-question-answer" data-questionid="1483363"> <h2 class="bvseo-question"> will this solar unit run my bederus boiler if we loose power in the winter, how does this unit hold up in winters? </h2> <div class="bvseo-question-detail"> </div> <div class="bvseo-author">Asked by: COOP</div> <div class="bvseo-answer" data-answerid="1743926"> The panels produce 12 volts your boiler is likely 120v or 220v. You need to install panel(s), charge controller, a 12 volt battery bank and an inverter (converts 12v to 120v). If you do not know how to do this, consult a licensed electrician for installation recommendations <div class="bvseo-author">Answered by: Geared And Ready</div> <div class="bvseo-pubdate">Date published: 2015-05-15</div> </div> </div> </div> <script type="text/javascript"> if (document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection')) { document.getElementById('bvseo-questionsSection').style.display = 'none'; } </script> <!--end-questions--> <!--begin-pagination--> <ul id="bvseo-paginationSection"> <li class="bvseo-paginationItem"><a class="bvseo-paginationLink" href="http://www.sportsmansguide.com/product/index/165w-solar-panel-control?a=1720003&bvrrp=Main_Site-en_US/questions/product/2/607825.htm">165W Solar Panel / Control Questions - page 2</a></li> </ul> <!--end-pagination--><ul id="BVSEO_meta" style="display:none!important"> <li data-bvseo="bvDateModified">2015-07-07T10:53CST</li> <li data-bvseo="ps">bvseo_cps, prod_bvqa, vn_cps_3.1.5</li> <li data-bvseo="cp">cp_1, bvpage1</li> <li data-bvseo="co">co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_36</li> <li data-bvseo="cf">loc_en_US, sid_607825, PRD, sort_recentAnswersFirst</li> <li data-bvseo="diagnostics">clientName_sportmansguide</li></ul><!--end-bvseo-questions--><!--BVSEO|dz:Main_Site-en_US|sdk:v1.0.7.0-n|msg:timer 31ms -->
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