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110-Watt Polycrystalline Solar Panel, 300-Watt Power Inverter, 11 Amp Charge Controller (and others) $103.87

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There are other models and sizes on the daily deal [homedepot.com] (scroll down), but bought this one at 53% off delivered to charge various tool batteries and to trickle charge maintenance of other batteries like mower.

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Ready to Use Kit! Includes all wiring, brackets charge controller and power Inverter ($148.00 value). Nature Power Solar Panels take the sun's energy and turns it into electric current. These solar panels are high efficiency 12-Volt solar panels featuring sturdy aluminum frames and high transparency tempered glass tops. They have a scratch resistant and anti-reflective coating to help keep the solar panel in good shape for many years. They are rugged enough to be permanently mounted outdoors or even on mobile applications such as RVs and boats.12 Volt Battery NOT INCLUDED
READY TO USE KIT: Includes all wiring, brackets charge controller and power Inverter ($148.00 value) 12 Volt Battery NOT INCLUDED
Great for use with RVs, boats, backup power and all 12-Volt applications
Comes with 11 Amp charge controller
Modular design ideal for expandable solar systems
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110-Watt Polycrystalline Solar Panel [homedepot.com] with 11 Amp Charge Controller - $87.88 (list $189.61) NLA

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If you know of a better solar deal, please post it.... I paid a dollar a watt for mono panels alone and at the time (3 years ago), that was a deal.... and why that 200watt panel for $149 seems like a real deal.

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Reading the feedback on website, some have interesting uses and applications including powering Ham radios, LED shed lights, camping, maintenance charging RV, boat and mower batteries in storage, etc.

Personally, I just wanted an economical alternative to charge tool batteries in the trailer, or when there is a power outage at home, or no available power like on some new job sites. I have paid more than this for one decent size tool battery that is worthless if not charged.... but can use tool batteries to run fans, lights, etc. wherever.

If you don't have or want to buy a storage battery, you could charge an existing battery like on a mower from solar and then use the 110-120v inverter to charge your tool batteries.... or use a 12v auto charger that all manufactures sell. Just don't deep cycle an auto battery that is not intended to be... let it charge back up.
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If you know of a better solar deal, please post it.... I paid a dollar a watt for mono panels alone and at the time (3 years ago), that was a deal.... and why that 200watt panel for $149 seems like a real deal.

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Reading the feedback on website, some have interesting uses and applications including powering Ham radios, LED shed lights, camping, maintenance charging RV, boat and mower batteries in storage, etc.

Personally, I just wanted an economical alternative to charge tool batteries in the trailer, or when there is a power outage at home, or no available power like on some new job sites. I have paid more than this for one decent size tool battery that is worthless if not charged.... but can use tool batteries to run fans, lights, etc. wherever.

If you don't have or want to buy a storage battery, you could charge an existing battery like on a mower from solar and then use the 110-120v inverter to charge your tool batteries.... or use a 12v auto charger that all manufactures sell. Just don't deep cycle an auto battery that is not intended to be... let it charge back up.
Hi. We can always buy try it out and of we don't like it . We can always return it. If you use a home depot credit card you have a full year of hassle free returns. 😉
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200w panel is sold out, as is the 4 panel kit I would have really looked. Does this deal come up regularly?

Also, would I be able to get one $87 kit and one $103 kit and use both panels on one 300w inverter? I would assume that's the most because another would be 330w and overload it, or would I just be limited to 300w instead of 330?
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I snagged this deal for $96 after tax and free shipping with a 15% off coupon I found in my emails 👍👍. Thank you been looking for a while
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200w panel is sold out, as is the 4 panel kit I would have really looked. Does this deal come up regularly?

Also, would I be able to get one $87 kit and one $103 kit and use both panels on one 300w inverter? I would assume that's the most because another would be 330w and overload it, or would I just be limited to 300w instead of 330?
I do see this deal come up at least 2 or 3 times a year as a deal of the day.
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200w panel is sold out, as is the 4 panel kit I would have really looked. Does this deal come up regularly?

Also, would I be able to get one $87 kit and one $103 kit and use both panels on one 300w inverter? I would assume that's the most because another would be 330w and overload it, or would I just be limited to 300w instead of 330?
Sorry to ask what exactly can this power?
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200w panel is sold out, as is the 4 panel kit I would have really looked. Does this deal come up regularly?

Also, would I be able to get one $87 kit and one $103 kit and use both panels on one 300w inverter? I would assume that's the most because another would be 330w and overload it, or would I just be limited to 300w instead of 330?
Yes, those deals go pretty quick.... some go in minutes.

Typically, you use the controller to charge a 12v battery and use the inverter from the battery. Using the inverter direct from solar is not going to be as reliable as say, when a cloud passes by.

I was wondering similar this morning of hooking two panels in parallel to one larger battery and see no reason why not. The controller for each would be the load balancing on say, a larger array. The inverter (12v to 120v) depends on the draw load that you need to check.... whereas 300 watts is not a lot. A laptop probably needs 150 watts, etc.
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Hi. We can always buy try it out and of we don't like it . We can always return it. If you use a home depot credit card you have a full year of hassle free returns. 😉
That is almost worth getting a HD credit card.... did not know that one. Thanks....
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200w panel is sold out, as is the 4 panel kit I would have really looked. Does this deal come up regularly?

Also, would I be able to get one $87 kit and one $103 kit and use both panels on one 300w inverter? I would assume that's the most because another would be 330w and overload it, or would I just be limited to 300w instead of 330?
The 440-watt system is a comparable price as it comes with a 750w inverter (~$100 worth).
The sold out 200-watt system did not come with any inverter.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/NATUR.../311141795

Truthfully, I prefer a 2000W inverter for flexibility with 1800w continuous output.
It can run standard 1500W heaters which smaller inverters cannot.

An inverter can convert DC power to AC (and vice versa for AC to DC inverters).
https://youtu.be/pLcqJ2DclEg?t=278
A 300w DC to AC inverter can only run an item that is drawing that much power. Otherwise, it will overheat and shut off (or not even turn on).
Likewise, you have to look at continuous wattage and not just peak output especially when running hair dryers, heaters, electric motors, etc.
So, basically, the same rule as gas generators which items can run off a specific generator.
The inverter in these packages hooks to a 12v battery so you can run AC items. You can combine panels to charge the 12v battery (sold separately) depending on the flexibility of the Charge Controller (not the inverter).

NOTE: These panels do not run anything. They charge 12v batteries (marine deep cycle; sold separately) that you then use (if included) or buy an inverter with outlets to run/charge your items. Again, the wattage of the inverter is important. A small 300w inverter will run nothing major (hair dryer, A/C, heater, desktop computer), but can charge your phone/laptop or run an LCD television. 2000w inverters are about $200.
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Yes. I always use it a home depot... I always pay it off to avoid the interest charges. Plus they send you coupons from time to time saving you thousands if your like me.
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The 440-watt system is a comparable price as it comes with a 750w inverter (~$100 worth).
The sold out 200-watt system did not come with any inverter.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/NATUR.../311141795

Truthfully, I prefer a 2000W inverter for flexibility with 1800w continuous output.
It can run standard 1500W heaters which smaller inverters cannot.

An inverter can convert DC power to AC (and vice versa for AC to DC inverters).
https://youtu.be/pLcqJ2DclEg?t=278
A 300w DC to AC inverter can only run an item that is drawing that much power. Otherwise, it will overheat and shut off (or not even turn on).
Likewise, you have to look at continuous wattage and not just peak output especially when running hair dryers, heaters, electric motors, etc.
So, basically, the same rule as gas generators which items can run off a specific generator.
Yeah that's the one I wanted. I think I'll get one of each for now and add a 4 panel kit when I can get one for 6 panels total and find a bigger inverter.

Can anyone explain why one comes with an 11a charge controller and the other with a 13a charge controller? They're both meant to be used with a 12v battery right? So one will just charge slightly slower? Or will it never charge to full capacity?
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Sorry to ask what exactly can this power?
Basically, you would use this to charge a battery and then you would use the inverter (12v to 120v) to run anything up to the capacity of the inverter and of course, the capacity of the battery or batteries.

Most anything electronic has consumption in wattage requirements someplace. If not wattage, it will be in amps that you simply multiply by voltage to get the watts.

I bought the OP to charge tool batteries, but with the inverter, it will also charge my laptop, cell phone, etc., as well as charge/maintain auto type batteries without the inverter. You can't really use for straight charging 12v lithium without a different digital controller, that like for tool batteries, could be a 12v DC auto charger, or the 120v factory charger that you plug into the inverter that converts 12v DC to 120v AC.
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The 440-watt system is a comparable price as it comes with a 750w inverter (~$100 worth).
The sold out 200-watt system did not come with any inverter.
https://www.homedepot.com/p/NATUR.../311141795 [homedepot.com]

Truthfully, I prefer a 2000W inverter for flexibility with 1800w continuous output.
It can run standard 1500W heaters which smaller inverters cannot.

An inverter can convert DC power to AC (and vice versa for AC to DC inverters).
https://youtu.be/pLcqJ2DclEg?t=278
A 300w DC to AC inverter can only run an item that is drawing that much power. Otherwise, it will overheat and shut off (or not even turn on).
Likewise, you have to look at continuous wattage and not just peak output especially when running hair dryers, heaters, electric motors, etc.
So, basically, the same rule as gas generators which items can run off a specific generator.
The inverter in these packages hooks to a 12v battery so you can run AC items. You can combine panels to charge the 12v battery depending on the flexibility of the Charge Controller (not the inverter).
That is a great summary/analogy.... thanks. I am multi tasking here with business and could easily screw up a response....
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