The most durable portable solar mat on the market. When you’re traveling off the beaten path and need to be able to rely on your solar panels, this 150w heavy-duty solar mat is the best choice. Using certified A-grade monocrystalline solar cells with solid copper cell backing, extra-thick 1680D canvas, and exclusive Crocskin® cell armor, this product will stand up to the toughest travel conditions. We know how important reliable solar power is, so we’ve spared no expense in creating heavy-duty portable solar panels. High-quality materials, obsessively tested.
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|Description||Awarded two Global Media Awards for our portable solar products at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas!||Awarded two Global Media Awards for our portable solar products at the 2018 SEMA Show in Las Vegas!|
|Cell Type||A-grade monocrystalline Silicon||A-grade monocrystalline Silicon|
|Coating||Crocskin® Cell armor for maximum UV and impact protection||Crocskin® Cell armor for maximum UV and impact protection|
|Reinforced eyelets to allow the mat to be anchored in windy weather||Reinforced eyelets to allow the mat to be anchored in windy weather|
|Solid copper cell backing||Solid copper cell backing|
|Inbuilt legs set at an ideal angle for maximum solar energy absorption||Inbuilt legs set at an ideal angle for maximum solar energy absorption|
|Cables||Include detachable 5-stage digital PWM controller, Anderson plug and all necessary cables||Includes detachable 5-stage digital PWM controller, Anderson plug and all necessary cables|
|L x W x H||28″ x 21″ x 1/14″||28″ x 21″ x 1.25″|
|L x W (Unfolded)||74″ x 27 1/2″||74″ x 27 1/2″|
|Operating Temperature||22-158 Degrees Fahrenheit||86 -158 Degrees Fahrenheit|
|Total Product Weight||16.5 lbs||19.8 lbs|
|Certifications||C-Tick, RoHS, CE||C-Tick, RoHS, CE|
|Product Contents||150w heavy duty portable solar panel, 10A 5-stage digital controller, 16ft lead with Anderson-style plugs, 5ft Anderson-style plug to battery clamp cable, 4x tie down pegs, 1x protective carry bag||200w heavy duty portable solar panel, 15A 5-stage digital controller, 16ft lead with Anderson-style plugs, 5ft Anderson-style plug to battery clamp cable, 4x tie down pegs, 1x protective carry bag|
|FAQs||What separates a Hard Korr®; folding solar mat from cheaper models? Mostly it comes down to the quality of materials and manufacturing. We specify certified A-grade monocrystalline solar cells for optimum efficiency and lifespan, solid copper cell backing with 20 points of contact, extra-tough 1680D canvas, and exclusive Crocskin®; armor coating for durability. Our panels are manufactured to a very high standard including strong stitching and careful wiring. That’s why we are able to offer a long 3-year warranty!
Do I have to use the included controller? You must always use a controller between the solar panel and your battery, but if you have your own solar controller (e.g. built into a camper trailer or RV) you can use that instead. We include an Anderson plug connector in the box. How do I position my solar mat? You can place your solar mat anywhere it receives direct sunlight. This might be on your windscreen or bonnet, on top of your awning, on your roof rack, or on the ground using the inbuilt legs. You will experience a moderate increase in output if you are able to angle the panels 30-45 degrees; to the sun.
If one cell is shaded or blocked, does the whole panel stop producing electricity? No. Our mat is designed with bypass diodes to ensure that if one cell is not producing power the rest of the cells are unaffected. This is another difference between a Hard Korr panel and cheaper models.
Can I leave my mat out in the weather? Yes, Hard Korr solar mats are designed to withstand rain and even hail. However, your panel will not generally produce much electricity during inclement weather so we recommend you bring it inside at these times. If your solar mat gets wet, please ensure it is thoroughly dried prior to storage.
Which panel do I need for my setup? Start by finding out the total current draw of all the equipment you wish to use. Multiply this figure by the number of hours the equipment is generally used to get the total amp hours consumed. Solar panels can generally provide their stated output for 8 hours per day, so multiply the stated output by 8 hours to find out how many amp hours your solar mat can provide.
Here’s a worked example: You use a Hard Korr 5-bar camp kit for 4 hours per day (3A x 4h = 12Ah) You use a fridge for 24 hours per day that draws 1.5A per hour (1.5A x 24h = 36Ah). You use a TV for 3 hours per day that draws 5A per hour (5A x 3h = 15Ah) Total consumption = 63Ah Add 25% buffer = 63 x 1.25 = 78.75Ah Solar panel output required = 78.75Ah / 8 = 9.84A Hard Korr’s 200w portable solar panel produces up to 11.1A per hour on a clear day and will be sufficient in these circumstances.