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Old 10-20-2021, 11:25 AM   #1
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Recommendation for a folding solar panel brand.

Hi folks. Not sure where this belongs. Semi RV related as although Iím sure weíll be using it as a secondary panel on our new teardrop, itís primary use will be a completely mobile, packed in on (not in) a backpack. Long story and I wonít get into itís purpose but we wonder if anyone has recommendations for a brand of folding solar panels. Not the heavy suitcase type but rather the soft form type that Jackery and Renogy sells. It needs to be light and portable and strapped to a back pack. Preferably around 100 watts. If anyone has had any experience with these sound off. There seem to be lots of companies making them but itger than Renogy I donít recognize most.

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I have fairly good feelings about Paxcess and most of my unease is more about their power generator more than anything else. And much of that is my newness with all things solar.

That said, folding panels are something I've been looking at for years and bought the Paxcess 120 watt panel. The price seems to be more reasonable than other suitcase type panels and since it doesn't have the metal frame and hinges of the other suitcase designs, it's lighter weight and folds up to a smaller package. The cable length is adequate and has multiple connectors for various connection uses. Also, it's 18v if that makes any difference to you.

The only negatives I have is the flimsy kick-stands can be a little difficult to use by one person. It's a much easier setup having a 2nd person help with kickstand positioning, but I've accomplished it by myself a few times.

All in all, I've had mine for more than a year now and never had an issue with it. Here's a link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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I have fairly good feelings about Paxcess and most of my unease is more about their power generator more than anything else. And much of that is my newness with all things solar.

That said, folding panels are something I've been looking at for years and bought the Paxcess 120 watt panel. The price seems to be more reasonable than other suitcase type panels and since it doesn't have the metal frame and hinges of the other suitcase designs, it's lighter weight and folds up to a smaller package. The cable length is adequate and has multiple connectors for various connection uses. Also, it's 18v if that makes any difference to you.

The only negatives I have is the flimsy kick-stands can be a little difficult to use by one person. It's a much easier setup having a 2nd person help with kickstand positioning, but I've accomplished it by myself a few times.

All in all, I've had mine for more than a year now and never had an issue with it. Here's a link to Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Hope this helps some.
Thank you. Iíll look it up. Always good to hear real world experiences with a product.
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I recommend that you watch All About Rv's video on folding solar panels.

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I recommend that you watch All About Rv's video on folding solar panels.

Thank you. We'll take a look.
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We have been using a 105w AcoPower set of solar panels. Roughly 7lb. AcoPower has various wattages/sizes. Ours is 3-35w panels folding to 18"x24" and have performed well for 5+ yrs.
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We have been using a 105w AcoPower set of solar panels. Roughly 7lb. AcoPower has various wattages/sizes. Ours is 3-35w panels folding to 18"x24" and have performed well for 5+ yrs.
Ill check them out. Thanks.
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I recommend that you watch All About Rv's video on folding solar panels.

Thx for posting this video. As a solar newbie myself, I got some good info out of it.
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