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Part Number: PP004Brand: PowaPacs
This Powapacs 60W Solar Panel is a great way of charging the ATOM Battery Pack and other batteries when off-grid or when electricity is not available.
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This 60W Solar Panel is lightweight, foldable and ideal for charging the Powapacs' ATOM Battery Pack (available separately) during the day from the sun, so that the CPAP machine or non-invasive ventilator can be used at night time via the ATOM.
Image showing ATOM Battery Pack with Solar Panel
Additionally, other devices such as mobile phones, netbooks, tablets, GPS etc., are also able to be powered by the solar panel with an appropriate connector. It is also possible to charge both the ATOM and another device as there is both a USB and a DC connector fitted to the solar panel. However, do bear in mind that charging efficiency can vary due to available sunlight.
The Solar Panel is made from highly durable fabric and can withstand water splashes from any direction up to 5 minutes. The useful metal eyelets allow the solar panel to be attached to backpacks, tents, bike panniers and more for easy charging.
The high efficiency monocrystalline cells from sun power produce 25-35% more power compared to conventional cells - meaning your devices never need to be without power!
SunPower solar cells are, with the efficiency of more than 23.5%, one of the most efficient solar cells which are available at this time. With the power of 60W, this Powapac Solar Panel can generate 150-230Wh of energy daily. This energy can be used for charging smartphones (on average about 10-15 times), tablets, iPads, USB cameras, USB lamps and other devices that feature USB connection.
In addition to the USB output, the Powapacs Solar Panels also have an 18V DC output. This output is especially suitable for charging the ATOM and other powerbanks. With the combination of a Powapacs solar panel and ATOM Power Bank, you have a versatile, handy and portable off grid system to keep you powered wherever you go.
To use the solar panel and the generated energy as efficiently as possible, connect ATOM or other power bank, in which the energy can be stored. This will allow you to charge your devices at any time (including in the rain or at night) via the ATOM power pack and you are no longer dependent on the sun. In very good weather conditions for example, a laptop could even be connected directly to the Powapacs' Solar Panel.
Fully unfold the panel and position directly facing the sun - 45 degrees is usually the best angle.
Plug your ATOM or other device into the DC port and/or USB in the solar panel. The solar panel's charge controller LED will light solidly when the solar panel is generating power.
Readjust the solar panel's position every couple of hours to follow the sun.
Keep the solar panel clean and out of shadows.
You can use the included eyelets for hanging or securing the panel during charging.
When using a solar panel, don't forget that even the shadow of a thin wire can make a difference to the power output. Make sure as many cells as possible are in full sun.
Solar panels will work behind glass, but with limitations. They are designed for direct sunlight, so if you put a panel behind glass or a plastic window its efficiency will be reduced. It may take up to three times as long to provide the same charge to a battery if you put the panel behind a window, even if it's in full sun.
If you invest in a solar panel, make sure it's positioned to take advantage of the midday sun, which is the strongest. This is almost directly overhead in summer, but lower in the southern part of the sky at other times of the year. Angling your panel towards the sun will increase the energy it generates outside of the summer months.
The power you generate from your solar panel will only be as good as the condition of your ATOM battery, which is why it's important to carefully look after your battery.
The power generated by a solar panel is direct current (DC), so if you want to use it to power something that would normally plug into a home-style three-pin 230V socket you will need to use the ATOM that's equipped with an inverter.
A solar panel can be ideal for keeping your battery topped up during winter storage, especially if you have a caravan or motorhome with a battery-powered alarm system. To take account of the low light levels in winter you may need a 20W panel or more.
High efficiency >23.5%
2.1 mm DC Cable for remote charging
Solar Panel type SunPower Monocrystalline
Output 1 x USB - 5V/2100 mA
Output DC - 20V/3,170 M mA
Waterproof PVC 600D
Folded Size 29.5 cm x 17 cm x 4.5 cm
Folded Out Size 121 cm x 29.5 cm x 0.3 cm
Weight - 2.1 kg
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