A perfect solar energy kit for those looking to get started in solar electricity with an easy to build do-it-yourself kit. Perfect for powering a small cabin system, back-up emergency power, boat, or RV. Includes: 80 Watt Framed Solar Panel with 25 year limited warranty, 6 Amp Charge Controller, 55 amp-hour 12V AGM sealed battery, 400 Watt DC to AC Inverter with USB, 12V female lighter socket with cable and fuse, 25 ft. solar output cable.
What amount of power can be produced with this system?
85 watt solar panel = 4.94 amps of solar energy per hour of direct sun
4.94 X 5 hours of direct sun = about 24 amp-hrs per day
24 AH X 7 days/ week = 168 amp-hours per week. 168 X 12V = about 2016 watt-hours of energy in one week. If you have more sun (in summer) then you have more power, if you have less sun (in winter), then you have less power. A few examples of power usage of some devices:
Laptop computers: 40-90 watts per hour of use.
19" TV: 95 watts
17" monitor: 120 watts
17" LCD monitor: 40 watts
Box fans: up to 100 watts
Radio: 20-75 watts
Charge controller protects battery from overcharging. Use the included 12V DC female socket to charge cell phones, camera batteries, AA/AAA batteries. The 400 Watt modified sine wave inverter will power 120V AC loads up to 400 watts and includes USB output to charge your small devices like Smartphone, iPod, etc. Add a second solar panel for a total of 160 watts of solar (requires larger charge controller.