Rated 4.2 out of 5Â by 6
Rated 5 out of 5Â by RPCV good value, great power
I bought this unit for work on remote areas of the farm, and it performs well. I sawed up several small trees using a 7 amp electric chainsaw, and it was still holding 10.5 volts. I used it all day powering several different types of electric tools (circular saw, drill, sump pump) and it never even got close to the low voltage range. It is heavy, but no problems encountered there. I like the fact that it has connections to add another battery and another solar panel.
September 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Jeff Fun in the Sun - For Techies and Survivalists
If you are out for a remote adventure or trying to live off the grid this is a great product. It is built well for a commercial product. I am a Ham Radio operator and it supplies plenty of quality power to run my radios, toast some bread, and pretty much anything but the air conditioner.
Hooking up extra batteries or solar cells is easy if you need more capability.
July 6, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by klancer Great product for emergency power or infrequent use
I thought I would give this product a try since I like to go camping or spend a day at the beach, but also like the convenience of my electronic gadgets. The product comes with a built in 55Ah battery which is enough to charge my laptop, Ipad or small fan for hours. The inverter is a bit oversized for the battery, but it does have the ability to add additional batteries in the back- a feature not available on the other units I've seen. It also has terminals to add solar panels to the front. I like the fact that I don't have to do any tricky installation or dis-assembly when I want to move it around or in and out of my car.
August 21, 2012
Rated 2 out of 5Â by pacdata What they forgot to tell us
You do not know until you get it that it is not water proof. I call the co. and asked them about and coldy told I would to have custom cover made for it. I could not find any company that could or would make one for me. So it sit in my FL room. I can not put outside and leave as we have rains that come when no one is expecting them including the weather people. So if I plan on leaving my house I have to bring it in as rain is almost a certainty from May to Nov so it would be destroyed. Sometimes the rain comes up so quick I would not have time to bring in before it got wet and would ruined.
I can charge it with ac but if I do not have ac poser when the unit runns out juice i still in the dar.
It is heavy about 88 lbs.
I have spend many dollars trying to make something that would work but so far have not found it.
August 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by nflawoods easy solution to not being waterproof
To make this usable with protection from sudden rain, simply use angle iron strips, weld them together so they have a slight pitch, then use the clear roof panels, the wavy one you can buy at Home Depot, secure them to the frame, and put a vent cap across the top like you would for a regular roof. The clear roof panels let all the light through, so they will work rain or shine under this type of cover. You could put two panels on a roof that gets full sun, and you will get maximum charging mid-day as both panels will get light until the sun goes down to the point the far panel goes dark. so with either this unit or larger panels ( that may not be water-proof) connected to the storage inverter it would be protected from water and work from just after sunrise to sunset. My roof ridge runs north to south, but if you have a south facing roof, they are better on that side. I have a 12 x 24 foot cottage, so that could possibly give you all the power you need in a small efficiency, or remote cabin. And not cost much at all. .If you can weld, then all you have is the cost of material.
November 15, 2014