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30W 12V Photonic Universe solar panel kit with 5A charge controller and battery cables for a camper, caravan, boat or any other 12V system (30 watt)

4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews) More about this product
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Technical Details

  • Brand new 30W solar kit for any 12V applications - caravan, motorhome, car, boat, house, garden, shed, garage etc.
  • High efficiency polycrystalline solar cells which can provide years and years of consistent, free power
  • Automatic 5A solar charge controller uses PWM technology to protect your battery and extend its lifetime
  • Robust waterproof design and strong aluminium frame ensures the solar panel can be used in any weather conditions
  • Supplied with 5m cable attached to the solar panel and 2m battery cable with a fuse and crocodile clips ... Scroll down to Product Description for more details about this product

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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 3.8 Kg
  • Item model number: BST-30P-12VKIT
  • ASIN: B00F4H8CWW
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 11 Sept. 2013
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
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Product Description

30W 12V Photonic Universe solar charging kit with 30W solar panel, automatic 5A solar charge controller and battery cable

This kit includes a high efficiency waterproof 30W solar panel which is perfect for charging a 12V battery in a motorhome, caravan, boat, car, shed or garage for many applications (e.g. 12V lights, fan, water pump, electric fence etc).

The long-lasting, high-efficiency, polycrystalline cells and the tough, sealed, aluminium frame will give you years and years of consistent, free power. Waterproof design ensures the panel can be used in all weather conditions.

Solar panel specifications:

- Peak power: 30W
- Maximum power voltage: 17.5V
- Maximum power current: 1.71A
- Open circuit voltage: 21.6V
- Short circuit current: 1.85A
- Power allowance range: +/- 3%
- Dimensions: 50.5 x 44.5 x 2.5 cm
- Weight: 3.2 kg
- 4 mounting holes
- 5m of cable 1.5mm twin core cable attached

The kit includes 5A solar charge controller (not waterproof) designed to protect your 12V battery whilst charging it, having automatic cut off to prevent over-charging and deep discharge. The controller uses PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) technology which increases charge acceptance and prolongs the life of your battery. Often PWM technology can recover some lost battery capacity.

This solar charge controller has many protection functions such as reverse current, overcharging, discharge, short circuit, reverse polarity, overheating etc. It can work with sealed, gel and flooded batteries - battery type can be selected for different charging settings.

The unit also has a pair of terminals for connecting your 12V loads directly if necessary (such as 12V lights, fan etc).

In addition, the kit includes 2m battery cable with a fuse and crocodile clips.

A detailed user manual is included with the solar kit.

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Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awkward installation location. 13 July 2014
By Greg J
Verified Purchase
Photonic Universe delivered this purchase safely and on-time. Since then I've been monitoring how it performs. Our installation is surrounded by large trees which means the panel is unavoidably in partial shade for most of the day during summer, when the trees are in full-leaf - this is something I found impossible to quantify when I was attempting to calculate how much current we are likely to generate. Nevertheless, it IS charging our battery according to the indicators on the controller - but very slowly. This is OK for now - we don't use the battery often so a modest charge-rate is acceptable. I'm watching, waiting and wondering if we might actually see a greater charge-rate during winter when our trees are bare. I can probably improve the rate of charge by moving the panel, but I'll have to replace or extend the cable to do that - it's a solder connection at the panel-end on the unit supplied. We could also add a second panel and, if that becomes necessary, I wouldn't hesitate to order again from Photonic Universe - they have been friendly, helpful and efficient.

UPDATE, one-year on: Our battery has it's own condition indicator which continues to look very healthy after 18 months use, so this panel seems to be doing what we require. However, I'm not convinced I properly understand the indicators on the charge controller. The instruction manual tells me the four LEDs show battery voltage but they (sometimes at least) seem to be showing the output of the panel instead. In very strong sunlight we regularly see 3 or 4 LEDs but by dusk this quickly drops to one or two fewer LEDs and we've never seen 4 LEDs when the panel is in shade. This is not to say the panel isn't doing it's job, just that (maybe) the LEDs on the controller aren't indicating what the manual tells us. I have now way of testing our battery other than by trial-and-error so I'm still monitoring our perception of how it performs.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great piece of kit 15 May 2014
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Used with caravan to top battery up when 16 days no mains hookup. Not brilliant weather, often overcast but charge input more than compensated for led lights, water pump (lots of showers ) and minor current draw for control panel and fridge control (fridge on gas of course). Used a stick to prop up for best angle to sun, April sunshine so not so high in sky. Charge control unit (not waterproof) fits conveniently in space where mains plug would go in battery box so is protected from the rain, and we had lots!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By glen
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Quick delivery and works great, only did a 4 day camp but kept our leisure battery topped up throughout running lights water pumps and various other bits of an inverter.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Solar panel 27 April 2016
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Nice quality panel. Decent size. I bought it to charge a leisure battery when we go camping. I first set it up in my shed with panel in the roof and connected to my 100amh battery that was down to 25% charge. Within a few hours of direct sunlight the battery was over 3/4 charged. As I will only be using it to power a low watt light, mini fridge and charging phones ect. this panel suits my needs perfectly.
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I being trying to keep charged a 12 V, 10Ah battery. Initially I fully charged the battery with a mains charger, then, connected the baterry the panel and regulator. Even when these days we have full blue skies (25C+)with the panel outdoors receiveing directly the sun, this panel is unable to hold the battery charge. I added another 30W panel (60 W now) and still no able to charge this small battery (no loads connected to it). Save your money and buy a good quality solar panels and a good controller. I do not recommend this product. I would rank it with cero starts but is not possible to do that here
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great 30w solar panel kit for caravan 17 July 2016
By Rob
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Bought this solar panel kit to keep the leisure battery in our caravan charged whilst in storage over winter. Not tried it in winter yet but have mounted it temporarily under the main roof light and it works well bringing my battery up from 12.1v to 13.3 after 3 days. I am confident it will do the job and stop my battery discharging whilst powering the alarm and tracker. Kit is well made and comes with clear instruction and is packaged well inside 2 cardboard boxes. Still to see how it performs inside caravan in winter but so far I am very happy with this purchase. As usual for Amazon it arrived when they said it would.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great 4 Sept. 2015
By Philb
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Great little solar panel charges our leisure battery on campsites
I will be buying another for home off the grid charging in my shed/workshop

money well spent
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 8 Oct. 2014
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top draw piece of equipment
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