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    Smile Portable Solar Panels

    2 September 2022 - QUICK UPDATE! Back in Stock.

    Take the power with you - a choice of two powerful solar panel solutions!

    Eiger 200W Folding Solar Panel
    Eiger 200W Solar Blanket


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    Finding it difficult to choose?
    Both have their pro's and cons...
    The Folding panel is easy to set up as it is a solid, self-supporting structure with adjustable stand. It is heavier and takes up more space. If you have a caravan/trailer then this one is for you.
    The blanket is for those who want a more compact solution. It cannot support itself so needs to lay on the ground, across your vehicle or tent etc.
    Last edited by Dogbert; 2022/09/02 at 10:56 AM.
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    psyphinable did a great test and review for us on the Solar Blanket.

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    Default Re: Portable Solar Panels

    Honestly - add a half decent battery, and what more could one ask for.

    Simple, clean, compact, portable.
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    Dogbert I would like to support you and if Fluffy says it is a good system it must be! No pressure.

    I am interested in the solar blanket.

    Do I go through you or go to the website?
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    Quote Originally Posted by walkabout View Post
    Dogbert I would like to support you and if Fluffy says it is a good system it must be! No pressure.

    I am interested in the solar blanket.

    Do I go through you or go to the website?
    Don't worry I bothered to read your signature after posting...
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    Default Re: Portable Solar Panels

    The review link is followed by a review of a similar blanket vs a foldable blanket (JJs review). This review indicates that the blanket current drops to zero amps if part of the blanket is in shade where as a foldable panel will still give amps if partially in shade.

    Your comment on this when compared to your blanket?

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    Your Price is very good. Bought a 200w blanket a month ago for R7500.
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    Default Re: Portable Solar Panels

    I am in the market for a 150 to 200w flexible panel. The Flexopower products are 150W Namib and 150W Mojawe.
    Difference in price. Any experience to share?
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    Default Re: Portable Solar Panels

    Created a new thread relating to my original response here: https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum...et-Performance
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    * Update *

    Apologies to everyone waiting for panels and had to give up waiting. The ship carrying the goods arrived in Cape Town early in December, then bypassed due to wind . When it returned on the 12th of Jan it sat outside Cape Town port until the 1st of Feb! This is beyond a joke, but we hear the goods are in customs right now - so the shipment is imminent.
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    The latest versions of the Eiger Folding Solar Panel and Solar Blanket have finally arrived and are on their way to our stores!

    Now featuring MPPT controllers, please check out specifications and pricing on the following links:

    Eiger 200W Folding Solar Panel R3995

    Eiger 200W Solar Blanket R3895

    Yay!
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    Default Re: Portable Solar Panels

    @Dogbert, Did C&C ran their own tests on these flex panels? I would love to buy one but not sure about the issues discussed by nicksteroonie
    He is only getting 50% performance

    https://www.4x4community.co.za/forum/showthread.php/352067-Foldable-Solar-Blanket-Performance

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    Default Re: Portable Solar Panels

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbert View Post
    The latest versions of the Eiger Folding Solar Panel and Solar Blanket have finally arrived and are on their way to our stores!

    Now featuring MPPT controllers, please check out specifications and pricing on the following links:

    Eiger 200W Folding Solar Panel R3995

    Eiger 200W Solar Blanket R3895

    Yay!
    Is it possible to get these with a MPPT controller? I see they are now listed with a PWM.

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    Online order placed.
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    Don't know if I'm allowed to say this here so the Mods will delete and set me right if I am out of line.
    Here goes: Thus far I am Uber Super impressed with the communication from C&C. They have been on point and let me know what the situation is throughout the process. Thumbs up.
    Now.... If the product is as good as the communication I'm gonna be one helova happy chappie.
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    The Eiger Solar Blanket was recently spotted on K2 where it kept the South African team who made the first ascent of this deadly mountain powered up

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    Default Re: Portable Solar Panels

    these obviously charge a 12v battery.. will tey charge a ecoflow portable unit ?
    thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Dogbert View Post
    2 September 2022 - QUICK UPDATE! Back in Stock.

    Take the power with you - a choice of two powerful solar panel solutions!

    Eiger 200W Folding Solar Panel
    Eiger 200W Solar Blanket


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    Finding it difficult to choose?
    Both have their pro's and cons...
    The Folding panel is easy to set up as it is a solid, self-supporting structure with adjustable stand. It is heavier and takes up more space. If you have a caravan/trailer then this one is for you.
    The blanket is for those who want a more compact solution. It cannot support itself so needs to lay on the ground, across your vehicle or tent etc.

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    Default Re: Portable Solar Panels

    Quote Originally Posted by CWS 123 View Post
    these obviously charge a 12v battery.. will tey charge a ecoflow portable unit ?
    thanks
    They come with a normal Brad Harrison plug 50a plug. My Flexopower came with a Brad Harrison plug adapter but looking at the Ecoflow site, they do not.
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    Default Re: Portable Solar Panels

    ecoflow has a xt60, 25v and 12a max (xt60) input connector (comes with the mc4 to xt60 connector)

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/06...g?v=1655442454

    Quote Originally Posted by PsyPhin View Post
    They come with a normal Brad Harrison plug 50a plug. My Flexopower came with a Brad Harrison plug adapter but looking at the Ecoflow site, they do not.
    Last edited by CWS 123; 2022/12/04 at 09:41 AM. Reason: add details

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWS 123 View Post
    ecoflow has a xt60, 25v and 12a max (xt60) input connector (comes with the mc4 to xt60 connector)

    https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/06...g?v=1655442454
    My EcoFlow river Max arrived today. No Solar connecter / mc4 plug. Only xt60 car charger, AC charger (kettle plug) and DC to DC plug.
    I have asked support where to get a solar connector as all places are sold out.
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