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Old 02-05-2013, 02:14 PM   #1
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Saw this setup:

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Don't know anything about the product.
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:48 PM   #2
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50W never seems like enough to bother with.

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Old 02-05-2013, 03:29 PM   #3
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Nice and compact, much cheaper than than the portable 50w system that GoWesty sells for $600. All depends on what your needs are.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:07 PM   #4
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50 watts is the minimum I would ever go for something to maintain a battery system. As far as use in the field, it would take a long time to recharge a large battery or a bank of batteries from a deep discharge, but would be great for smaller items like phones and maybe an I-pod.



I think they are selling for about 300 till the end of the month if you tell em you saw the ad in FMC.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:44 PM   #5
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I went and looked at their fleabay store: A 100w panel, charge controller and basic wiring for $180, you need to add another $20 or so for mounts, extra wire etc. but not too bad a price.
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Finally broke down and bought a 100w panel, solar controller, roof-mount brackets and the necessary wire to set up a recharging system for the van. Got it from Renergy on fleabay for just under $200 inc. shipping. The controller is pretty simple looking but does work so far. The panel is monocrystalline, frame is robust, has a good guarantee. Did not have time to wire it up permanently but set it up for external use with a couple of legs.
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Witoke: nice background :-)


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[quote="rionapo"]Witoke: nice background :-)


Ah yes, secret spot #17. It's south of Socorro and west of the interstate, best in the spring and fall. A small group of us have been developing it as a little climbing area over the last several years. But it's also just a beautiful spot for exploring for a couple of days. One of the many treasures that you can happen upon out in the desert that look like nothing from a distance.
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Ah yes, secret spot #17. It's south of Socorro and west of the interstate, best in the spring and fall. A small group of us have been developing it as a little climbing area over the last several years. But it's also just a beautiful spot for exploring for a couple of days. One of the many treasures that you can happen upon out in the desert that look like nothing from a distance.
Hmmmm....may have to ask my brother if he knows that area. He and his wife live in Socorro.


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Ah yes, secret spot #17. It's south of Socorro and west of the interstate,
Probably don't know it but I have enjoyed a few nooks and crannies in that direction. Nothing like adding a little water to a desert wash or canyon.
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