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Made for expeditions, this panel is made for living off-grid for longer periods of time. With the highest charging rate of the three—it allows enough power to stay away for a while. Easily our favorite, we’ve put it on our Landcruiser 80.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Dimension: 65.4±0.1 in X 38.9±0.1 in
Weight: 5 kg (11 lbs)
Module Thickness: 1.7 mm
Peak Power (+5/-0%) : Pmax 180W
Avg. Panel Efficiency : 11.0%
Peak Power Voltage : Vmpp 27.9V
Peak Power Current : 6.2A
Open Circuit Voltage : Voc 36.0V
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)
Saw the Element E50 Extinguishers on your IG post. This is exactly what I needed, I carry a fire extinguisher in my vehicles but I know they are outside their temp rating in the summer months which is not too comforting for reliability and such. Thanks!
Great little shop that was long over due for the antelope valley. Whether you are stoping in for a quick question or you’re looking for that upgrade to fill your adventure needs, this shop and its staff have you covered.
I went to the grand opening and had a chance to speak with the owner. He’s a great honest guy who’s passionate about camping and overlanding. They only carry quality items, some that i personally use myself and some that I’m planning on buying. I was able to buy two front runner Wolfpack boxes and an element fire extinguisher that same day. It’s also nice to see all the cool rigs people bring on the second Saturday of each month for rigs and coffee. If you’re in northern LA county or passing by on the 14, I definitely recommend you try stopping by!
AV Overland Supply was born out of quarantine, 2020. A brainchild formed while being stuck at home, rebuilding my beloved rig. We specialize in getting you setup with the nicest gear available. Come see us for all your overland equipment!
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