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MEXICOWANDERER

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Posted: 03/09/19 08:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mighty Max 100 Watt Solar Panel 12V Poly Off Grid Battery Charger for RV (100w)
15 product ratings
Popular Item 1 sold in last hour
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New
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Limited quantity available 3,836 sold / See feedback
List price:
$139.95 What does this price mean?
You save:
$59.96 (42% off)
Now:
US $79.99
Buy It Now -

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Mighty-Max-100-........74%3AHome+%26+Garden%7C5079%3A5000006523


Thought seventy nine cents per watt delivered for a 12-volt panel was worth a look?

* This post was edited 03/10/19 12:33am by MEXICOWANDERER *

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About a month ago I stumbled across a database somewhere on the interwebz showing solar panel prices they had discovered all over the web. The very cheapest prices were down around fifty cents per watt, with most around a buck per watt. Of course, that was then and this is now, plus hard telling when the data was collected.





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Posted: 03/10/19 07:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hey Mex,

Haven't started playing with solar panels for charging batteries yet except for a small 10WATT model on the dash of my truck...

When I do get started I want to put two 120WATT size on the roof of my POPUP and then get a dual panel portable to either mount on the roof after I raise it or set around the camp site somewhere following the high sun...

I still want to run my 2KW Generator for at least one hour getting past the high current part (55+ AMPs) of charging and when things taper down to the 6-8AMPS for my battery bank then allow this to all get charged during the high sun days using the solar all day long...

Sure glad to see you posting again. Somehow I have been missing you... I am only watching RV NET, JAYCO NET, and POPUP PORTAL NET...

Thought maybe one of those bad storm coming across may have washed you out to sea haha...

Good to see you on...

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Posted: 03/10/19 07:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That's an excellent price for 12 volt panels.


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Posted: 03/10/19 08:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Seems like a great deal. Panel prices are declining.


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Made in Indonesia. Wonder what the guarantee is about.

I'll stick with my Zamp plug and play unit. I know where they are made and the guarantee is actually worth something.

You get what you pay for, like anything else.


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Posted: 03/10/19 11:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sold on Amazon for a little more - they seem to get good reviews.


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ksg5000 wrote:

Sold on Amazon for a little more - they seem to get good reviews.


One interesting thing about reviews, especially on Amazon is, lots of times the reviews are posted by the seller.

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SidecarFlip wrote:

ksg5000 wrote:

Sold on Amazon for a little more - they seem to get good reviews.


One interesting thing about reviews, especially on Amazon is, lots of times the reviews are posted by the seller.


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Umm.. No worse than the junk sellers on Ebay "shilling" their OWN products.

Then there IS the shuck and jive "games" played on Ebay (which IS encouraged by the Ebay rules)of sellers misrepresenting product, not shipping product, switching product, baiting buyers or shipping broken or destroyed product..

At least Amazon WILL "make it right" without all of the hoops or games if the product is misrepresented, did not show or shows up damaged.

Sometimes it IS better to pay a little more up front and not have to deal with the clowns on Ebay..

YES, there ARE some shill reviews on Amazon, they ARE easy to spot and IGNORE.

I rarely read the 5 star reviews or the single star reviews on Amazon, instead I focus on the 2-4 star reviews as those ARE the REAL reviews to go by.

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My thoughts:
(+) Good price.
(-) $135 "List Price" is a joke (alright, a "marketing feature", to make you want to buy).
(+/-) Quality? Long-standing panel manufacturers are disappearing, quality panels with thick welded frame, copper pigtails etc are becoming a thing of the past.
(-) Warranty is a joke with Ebay items like this one.
(-) No returns.

I didn't read the reviews. However, to my observations, vast majority of reviewers on Ebay and Amazon (even if they are honest) are not competent to review anything electrical.

Home Depot every couple of months have sale $100 for 100W, 3 months return with receipt, or indefinitely store credit return without receipt (as long as you don't drill any holes or crack the glass cover).

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