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Kings 120W solar blanket. Any feedback?

Discussion in 'General 4x4 Discussion' started by Marck, Jul 4, 2018.

  1. Marck

    Marck Well-Known Member

    I have looked high and low and these guys are by far the best deal out there for a solar blanket. Has anyone actually got one that can offer any feed back ?

    Thanks
    M
     
  2. 80lover96gxl

    80lover96gxl Moderator

    Following with interest:).
     
  3. vision247

    vision247 New Member

    I’ve owned one for a little over 6 months. Only been used on 3 or 4 occasions but I’ve had no troubles at all. Puts out 4-5 amps in decent Queensland sun. Shade affects the output drastically, but all solar panels are like that. The quality of the fabric and stitching is a little mediocre... it’s not like it’s falling apart or anything, I’ve just noticed the odd loose thread or two. Obviously being a cheap product, I am very gentle with it, but I’m expecting it to last for years and years. My 15kg toddler has walked over it a couple of times arghh!!! But no damage done.

    The regulator is basic but seems to do its job very well.

    If you have any specific questions, I’m happy to help.
     
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  4. Marck

    Marck Well-Known Member

    Ok so it looks like it performs like an old 80w BP solar panel I have. That puts out just under 4.5 amps. But I am happy with that performance for the price. I might bite the bullet and give one a shot. I won’t be using the supplied regulator so I could pick up a little performance there.

    Thanks for the info.
    M
     
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  5. discomatt

    discomatt Well-Known Member

    How much are they? I need another panel and priced some redark blankets:eek:
    After I fell off my chair I picked myself up off the floor, dusted myself off and thought BUGGER THAT
     
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  6. barcher

    barcher Well-Known Member

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    Tink Well-Known Member

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  8. Marck

    Marck Well-Known Member

    On eBay and signing up to that ebay plus trial I paid $269 delivered. It was going to be about $20 more to buy from the website but they where throwing in a led strip light with it. But I have plenty of lights . Also this way if they screw me around with delivery or whatever I can raise the dispute with ebay and get my money back.

    When it turns up I will give it a test and report back.
     
  9. mikehzz

    mikehzz Well-Known Member

    Aren't we supposed to be putting crap on 4wd Super Centre by now?
     
  10. Marck

    Marck Well-Known Member

    I am usually jumping on the bandwagon but being a tight a$$is more important right now.
     
  11. Choook

    Choook Well-Known Member

    Why are these things so bloody expensive? I guess it will be like all new tech, prices will start to come down when everyone has one (like colour tvs did) (yes I remember the start of colour tv in Australia, stop laughing) once they are not selling well anymore prices will fall.
     
  12. Swaggie

    Swaggie Moderator

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  13. richardlnsw

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  14. Marck

    Marck Well-Known Member

    So far so good. They shipped it in 2 days and it was waiting for mr when i got home from a trip. The build quality looks to be ok. I need to duscharge my batteries a bit to see how it performs
     
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  15. billolga

    billolga 4x4 Earth Contributer

    I have this one (Love it - not saying I wouldn't have bought the Kings).
    Where the wire comes out of the bag in the SCA & probably the Kings, is easily broken in my opinion, so I ran the cable up the side of the bag on the way out & have two cable ties along the edge to lock the cable.
     
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  16. Marck

    Marck Well-Known Member

    So after a bit of testing I can only seem to get 4.5 amps out of it. I was expecting more. Max output is quoted at around 7 amps. I gave them a call and they said they will replace it but I don’t have time before I leave for a trip so I will have to make do for now and replace it when I get home. As it is it has the same output as my 80w so I am no worse of but have the ability to pack it away now and free up roof space.
     

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