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Posted: 05/26/20 06:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In that link it shows a poly crystaline panel. That is the lesser compared to the mono. The poly uses chips (think OSB wood) instead of a whole piece of silicone solar stuff (think ply-wood). It is a slight difference.

That panel is 4 squares across and 8 down. You can see two lines going vertical through each square. You are better to get a higher quality panel that will have 3 or 4 (or 5?) of these lines going through. They are more efficient.

IDK what that charge controller is . If you plan to get a charger controller then get a MPPT. The PWMs are good, but not as good. The MPPT will do a better job and use more "stages" to charge and float the battery.
Avoid the $18 ones, they might not even be real MPPTs. The chinese lie so much now about any and everything to sell you their junk it is not even funny. There is good stuff and there is bad stuff made in china.

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Posted: 05/26/20 08:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The 110 watt kit from Costco Canada is C$199 https://www.costco.ca/coleman-110-w-solar-kit-with-fold-out-stand.product.100540763.html

Canadian Tire recently had a 100 watt mono panel with a controller for $150 (US$107) The included charge controller is junk so a throw away. I bought 4 to add to my existing 4 panel set up with MPPT.

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Just about anything branded Coleman is the cheapest garbage available. Nothing more than a name and emblem licensed out to the highest bidder.

Coleman Travel Trailer = Lowest level Thor/Keystone/Dutchmen RV stick and tin job with Coleman decals built for the suckers walking in off the street.

Coleman Grill, Tent, Cooler = Junk made in same Chinese factories that make Walamrt and others house brand garbage.

Even a Coleman white gas stove is not anywhere near what they used to be. You will not find a guy in 2060 talking up his old time Coleman stove and lantern collection with his prize find of a 2020 stove lol.

Remember those Bell and Howell movie projectors back in the 60s/70s that were all metal and weighed 100 lbs that schools had? Today the Bell and Howell name is on Atomic flashlights and sunglasses as seen on TV. You can have 2 for $19.99, as long as you pay an extra processing fee.

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GDS-3950BH wrote:

Just about anything branded Coleman is the cheapest garbage available. Nothing more than a name and emblem licensed out to the highest bidder.

Coleman Travel Trailer = Lowest level Thor/Keystone/Dutchmen RV stick and tin job with Coleman decals built for the suckers walking in off the street.

Coleman Grill, Tent, Cooler = Junk made in same Chinese factories that make Walamrt and others house brand garbage.

Even a Coleman white gas stove is not anywhere near what they used to be. You will not find a guy in 2060 talking up his old time Coleman stove and lantern collection with his prize find of a 2020 stove lol.

Remember those Bell and Howell movie projectors back in the 60s/70s that were all metal and weighed 100 lbs that schools had? Today the Bell and Howell name is on Atomic flashlights and sunglasses as seen on TV. You can have 2 for $19.99, as long as you pay an extra processing fee.


YEP! Just like Westinghouse, Kodak and Bell and Howell. Famous American brand names sold to the highest bidder, especially to Chinese corporations. Too many consumers are clueless that these companies no longer exist and simply buy because the brand name is familiar.


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ivbinconned wrote:

It is 110 watt.
I really don’t need a controller or inverter as I Already have those.


Then you probably don't want to consider the Costco item that includes both of those.


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