Kickass 150W - Portable 12v Trifold Solar Panel - *PREMIUM*


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Description

Kickass have studied the solar panels available on the Australian market and used this research to develop the ultimate portable solar panel.

With the solar panel market becoming increasingly competitive, almost all of the panels on the market are built as cheaply as possible and there is only one way to do that which is reduce the cost of the materials used.

KickAss Panels may not be the absolute cheapest you will find in the market but we firmly believe that people are waking up to the fact that buying cheap products that fall apart and fail to do the job they were purchased to perform is not a bargain after all.

KickAss Panels come fully regulated so they will never overcharge your batteries and are delivered ready to go; simply open, plug in and collect free power from the sun!

 

So what is the difference you may ask….

A 5 Year Warranty on the frame and fittings, and a 30 day money back guarantee!

 

The Solar Cells

  • You actually get the amount of watts you pay for! (Many sellers overstate the wattage of their panels)
  • True A-Grade Monocrystalline Solar Cells deliver high solar efficiency with excellent heat tolerance and a small footprint, giving you the greatest possible power output. (Many sellers buy 2nd grade solar cells in bulk to reduce cost and the end user will never know)
  • Solar Cells come with a full Australian Backed 25 Year Warranty

 

Solar Controller/Regulator

  • One of the major advantages of Kickass Panels is the fact that they are waterproof, including the in-built regulator. This means you do not need to bring your panel in when it looks like it is going to rain. Most panels have wires screwed into bare terminals.
  • Battery Status & Charge Indication indicates the charge status of your battery in real time.  
  • The regulator can be set to charge your exact battery type with Wet, AGM, Calcium and Gel settings. This not only charges your battery in the quickest and most efficient way possible but also extends the lifespan of the battery by preventing harmful overcharging. (Most panels have only one fixed setting which is not acceptable)
  • The built in regulator can be bypassed if you already have your own solar regulator. Additionally, the regulator can be easily removed from the panel and placed next to your batteries for maximum performance if required.

 

Cables

  • A massive difference is that KickAss use super heavy duty twin core double insulated cable to minimise voltage drop. (6mm Auto for the 100w, & 150w & 8mm Auto for the 200w & 300w) As you would know, good cable is not cheap and this is where most Panel manufacturers cut costs. Watch the video to see this demonstrated!
  • To keep the setup neat and tidy, the cabling between each panel has been designed to fit through each frame on their way to the regulator which means there is nothing to clip together making setup a breeze.

 

Frame & Structure

  • The panels are encased in a corrosion-resistant aluminium frame with stainless steel fittings; this will not rust and will stay in great condition for many years to come.
  • Unique to Kickass Panels is a specially designed nylon strap. This strap secures the legs in place, preventing them from falling over, adding that extra bit of stability required  on hard surfaces.
  • Protective plastic corners avoid damage in transit and also help prevent the panels slipping on hard surfaces. If these chip/crack in the transit process, that means they have done their job and we will be happy to replace them for you. 
  • Rubber protective patches are positioned on the back of the panel to prevent the legs from damaging the sensitive rear of the solar cells when the panels are folded. (On cheap panels the continuous knocking of the legs against the rear of the solar cells destroys panels)
  • In order to stop the panels fittings from coming loose on rough corrugations, KickAss use stainless steel rivets and nylock nuts.
  • The absolute toughest solar panel carry bag available, anywhere! When folded, the panels easily slide into the KickAss Extra Heavy Duty Carry Bag, which has been designed with tough YKK zips, durable vinyl and the strongest stitching available. An accessory pocket is also fitted to store all the included  leads and cables.


 

What Cables & Adaptors are Included the Package:

5 x Metres of double insulated twin core cabling is included with a 50 amp heavy duty Anderson connector. This is plenty of cabling for you to be able to position your panels in the best sunny spot. (A 5.5 Metre Extension Lead is available as an upgrade)

1x  Anderson to Alligator Clips Adapter is included to connect directly to your battery terminals.


1 x Anderson to Male Cigarette Lighter Plug Adapter

 

Additional Upgrades Available

(Add these to your order by selecting it in the Buying Options section above)

1. The Digital Watt Meter to suit Kick Ass Solar Panels

This simple yet extremely handy device gives a digital display of exactly how much charge your panels are actually producing. The meter itself comes with Anderson connectors fitted on either side of the device so installation is as simple as connecting some plugs!

It can be set to measure energy (Watt hours), charge (Amp hours), power (Watts), current (Amps) or voltage (Volts). Requiring only 7mA to operate, the wattmeter will not noticeably affect the performance of your panels. Light and compact, the unit is encased in a tough plastic housing and backed with a 1 Year Warranty.

 

2. The 5.5 Metre Anderson to Anderson Extension Lead

All KickAss Portable Solar Panels come complete with a 5 Metre Lead which is often all that you need. However, we highly recommend adding one of the 5.5 Metre Anderson Extension leads to your order as they come in extremely handy when you have your camp set up in the shade and you need to get your solar panels out into the full sun. The extension leads are super heavy duty 6mm Automotive Cable.

 

Specifications & Dimensions

Rated Maximum Power (Pmax) 150W
Tolerance ±3%
Voltage @ Pmax (Vmp) 18V
Current @ Pmax (Imp) 8.3A
Open Circuit Voltage (Voc) 21.6V
Short Circuit Current (Isc) 9.3A
Normal Operating Cell Temp 47 ±2°C
Maximum System Voltage 1000V DC
Maximum Series Fuse Rating 10A
Operating Temperature -40°C to 85°C
Cell Grade Class A
Cell Technology Monocrystalline Silicon
Total Weight (inc bag & cables) 15.7kg
Folded Dimensions 640 x 546 x 105mm
Unfolded Dimensions 640 x 1650 x 35mm
Certifications TUV, CE, CQ


Contents of Kit:

  •  1 x Folding Solar Panel (pre-wired and ready to go)
  •  1 x 12V DC 10 Amp Waterproof Solar Charge Controller
  •  1 x 5 meter Heavy Duty Insulated Cable with Anderson Plug
  •  1 x Anderson to Alligator Clips Adaptor
  •  1 x Anderson to Male Cigarette Lighter Plug Adaptor
  •  1 x Extra Heavy Duty reinforced dust-proof vinyl carry bag with accessory pocket
  •  1 x Operation Manual

Item Scale

The below diagram is designed to give you an idea of how large this item is in relation to an average size adult man.

Item Dimensions

Width: 10.5cm
Length: 64cm
Height: 54.6cm
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Warranty

The solar cells used in Kickass Solar Panels are backed with a 25 year warranty and guaranteed to perform 10 years at 90% efficiency and 25 years at 80% efficiency.

All other components included in the package are covered by a comprehensive 5 year warranty.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will hail damage my solar panel?
Small hail will not be a problem.  Large hail stones may cause damage.  All glass used in solar panels is toughened & factory tested.

Will dirty glass on my solar panel reduce power it creates?
YES. Keep the glass area of your solar panel as clean as possible.  All dirty marks of films on the glass surface will reduce its efficiency.  Keep it free from bird and bat droppings as they may permanently mark the glass surface.  Clean with a moist soft cloth.
 
What can I run with my solar panel?
Appliances are run from your battery connected to your solar panel, not from the panel directly.  How much power your solar panel generates back into your battery on a daily basis, depends on a the size solar panel you have and the amount of sunlight the panel is exposed to.  If you want to ensure that your appliances will run continuously from your battery and solar panel setup, you must make sure that the overall power being generated is more than the power being consumed by your appliances.

I have my own Regulator, can I bypass the controller on the panel?
YES.  Simply disconnect the plug between the controller and the black box on the back of the solar panel. Connect your charging lead directly to the small black box on the back of the solar panel. (Remember, this power will not be regulated and should not be connected directly to a battery without first going through a regulator)

Will my panel work in cloudy weather?
You solar panel can still generate electricity in cloudy conditions but output will be diminished depending on conditions.

Where do I face my panel for optimal power generation?
Place your solar panel in full sun perpendicular to the direction of the sun rays. If you are not able to move your panels throughout the day, the best option is to place your panels facing North at about a 45% angle.

How do I check my panels are Working?

Set up as above. First unplug the panel output Anderson plug to the regulator and connect it to the source end of your Watt meter. It should show 12 to 20 volts. If that is fine reconnect the panels to the regulator. Connect the source end of the Wat meter to the regulator and the other end to a cable to the load - the battery needing to be charged. Please note you cannot measure amps and Watts without a load, and if you plug the watt meter to the regulator you will get no readings at all unless there is a load connected. If the battery is already full you will not be able to evaluate your panels as the battery will not be drawing much if any power.

Installation Guide

Unpacking and setting up your panel:

1.     Kickass Solar Panels are essentially plug and play.

2.     Remove your panel from the carry bag.

3.     Unclip the latches that hold the panel closed then fold out the legs (adjusting the nylon leg strap to achieve desired angle).

4.     Place your panel on a reasonably flat surface facing towards the sun.


Connecting the panel to your 12V batteries:
 
Included with your panel is a small bag with a 5m connecting cable and a range of adaptors.

1.     Connect the 5m connecting cable to the solar regulator, which you will find fitted the the leg of the panel.

         (the connecting cable is complete with an Anderson plug which is a common 12V connection)

2.     If the Anderson plug is not suitable for your application, you can attach either the included Alligator Clip Adaptor or Male                         Cigarette Lighter Plug Adapter to the Anderson plug on the end of the connecting cable.

3.     Once you have selected the desired connection type, go ahead and connect the panel to your battery.


Please note: You cannot run appliances directly from the solar panel. It must be connected to a 12v Battery to operate.

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