Need a sweet solar panel, but can't find one narrow enough to fit your space? This might be the one!
At 14 inches wide, this panel fits nicely on the roof of your campervan, between the fan and the side of the roof, or on roof top tents that have a top profile where a narrower, longer panel would work well.
Please note that for some systems, you will need to run two of these to get the voltage high enough to charge. (some solar controllers need a voltage input of +5 volts higher than the battery voltage to charge. Check your auxiliary battery system charge parameters, or give us a call!!!)
Our individual solar cells aren’t made from brittle silicon solar cells, which are prone to micro cracking during transport, install, and long term wear and tear. Micro-cracking can cause shorts within the solar panel itself and can lead to hotspots, burns, and even fires at its worse. That’s not what you would want in a solar panel.
BYPASS DIODES ON EVERY CELL
Bypass diodes on each individual solar cell means we don’t have a shading issue when compared to other panels. In other solar panels, usually if you shade a cell or two in a string, the entire string goes out and doesn’t generate electricity. We don’t have that issue and that’s perfect for being outdoors.
WHY BYPASS DIODES ARE IMPORTANT?
Let’s just say you want to put a kayak on top of your rig. Typically, most competitor panels come with only two bypass diodes that string multiple solar cells. This means if you have shade, debris, or damage on one cell, the entire string of cells will turn off, making the entire module perform badly and possibly become completely useless. Bypass diodes are put in to combat hot spots and keep the electric current flowing optimally. One would think that its logical to add it to every cell but, it is expensive. Many manufacturers opt out of doing it for this very reason. XPLOR panels have bypass diodes on every cell, maximizing its performance and dependability.
25 YEAR WARRANTY
We know that they will last, we even test them out to industry standard of 25 years. But in the off-chance they don’t, we offer a 25 year warranty for power output to give you the peace of mind.
LIGHT AND FLEXIBLE
Our solar cells are made from stainless steel. Not only are they light, they’re also flexible. It’s laminated with industry leading 3M plastics instead of the bulkier solar panels with glass and metal frames. Overland rigs have a ton of heavy parts equipment and accessories. XPLOR solar panels won’t be one of them.
60W MODULE SPECS
Dimension: 14" Wide, 66.5" Long
Module Thickness: 1.7 mm
Peak Power (+5/-0%) : Pmax 60W
Avg. Panel Efficiency : 11.0%
Peak Power Voltage : Vmpp 9.5V
Peak Power Current : 6.3A
Open Circuit Voltage : Voc 12.5V
Short Circuit Current : Isc 7.4A
Solar Cells : CIGS
Junction Box : IP-65, MC4 Compatible
Hot Spot Protection : Bypass Diodes Per Cell
Temperature F ( C ) : -40° F to + 185° F
Max Load : Wind / 50 psf, 2400 Pa Front and Back.
Impact : 1 in Hail at 52 mph (23 m/s)