We have sold over 1 Megawatt (One Million Watts) of used solar panels to happy customers.
These panels are working perfectly. There were installed on a solar farm, half of which was damaged in a hail storm so the insurance company is paying to replace the whole installation with larger 260W panels. These are the panels which were not damaged in the storm, and are all working 100% and only been installed for a few years. The output on these panels is fine, but some of them have a cosmetic issue called "snail trails" where there are some silver trails across the cells. This does not affect their performance, its purely a cosmetic issue and we have tested them to confirm they are fine. As with all used panels there may be some marks or scratchs from where they were installed and they need cleaning, but their performance is great and they are at an absolte bargain price.
These are great for use as 12V solar panels and an extremely popular size. You can use them with either an MPPT or a cheaper PWM controller.
We have a large batch but they will go quickly at this price.
Maximum Power: 175 watts
Maximum Power Voltage: 23 volts
Open Circuit Voltage: 29.3 Voc
Short-circuit Current: 8.29 amps
Please note these panels do not have MC4 connectors on, and some of their connectors have been cut off when they were removed. We would advise that you purchase MC4 connectors to put onto these panels.
Dimensions (LxWxD): 1334 x 994 x 40 mm
Weight: 17 kg
What are Snail Trails?
They have no affect on output, they are purely a cosmetic issue, and once on your roof who's going to see! When they were removed from the solar farm they were performing to spec and we have tested them to ensure they are not affected by this cosmetic issue. Below are a couple of photos of what some of the cells may look like.
Here's an article from May 18, 2012 by Dr. Alan Xu, Mr. Swee Lim Lee and Dr. Ruijing Han - http://www.onlinetes.com/article/tes0512-solar-industry-snail-trail/
Delivery is usually 1-2 weeks. You will get a dispatch notice and tracking number when you order as it will be booked into the couriers system.
Delivery from £18
First panel £18, each additional panel £6 delivery i.e 3 panels costs £30 delivery.
Delivery service is an economy service that hand delivers fragile items on a weekly round across the UK.
£15 surcharge for Scotland (please allow 2-3 weeks for Scotland).
This is a safer more reliable and cheaper way for you to receive panels and saves on the huge amounts of wasted packing materials.
Or you can collect for FREE from Near Brighton, East Sussex
NEW 670ah c20 (560 ah c5)
2 VOLT, DEEP CYCLE WITH TUBULAR POSITIVE PLATE, 1500 CYCLE LIFE EXPECTANCY TO 80% d.o.d
198mm x 83mm x 694.5mm height, 32.6kg wet
Manufactured by Eternity Technologies
Eternity Technologies battery cells have become renowned throughout the industry as being a rugged, robust premium quality product. The Eternity product is now approved and used by all the premium forklift manufacturers as listed below.
Unfortunately there are now many inferior quality battery cells being imported from all over the world which are being offered for sale throughout the UK. These cells are cheap but not so cheerful. They are offered with 5 years warranty, so you may rightly think you are covered, however this is not the case. All battery cells are warrantied against “manufacturing defects” only and not wearing out, there are also many 5 year warranties which are 3 years full and 2 pro rata; basically a 3 year warranty.
We may not always be the cheapest but we refuse to fit any of these inferior products.
Pure sinewave output, high peak power and high efficiency. Combined high frequency and line frequency technologies ensure the best of both worlds. Models range from 150VA to 3000VA per module.
Scalable: up to six Phoenix Inverters 3000 can be paralleled in single phase, split phase and three phase configuration.
These are the best charge controllers on the market, they are solid, reliable and what we use for The Bimble Inn.
The FLEXmax family of charge controllers is the latest innovation in Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) charge controllers from OutBack Power Technologies. The innovative FLEXmax MPPT software algorithm is both continuous and active, increasing your photovoltaic array power yield up to 30% compared to non-MPPT controllers. Thanks to active cooling and intelligent thermal management cooling, both FLEXmax charge controllers can operate at their full maximum current rating, 60 Amps or 80 Amps respectively, in ambient temperatures as high as 104°F (40°C).
Included in all of the FLEXmax Charge Controllers are the revolutionary features first developed by OutBack Power, including support for a wide range of nominal battery voltages and the ability to step-down a higher voltage solar array to recharge a lower voltage battery bank. A built-in, backlit 80 character display shows the current status and logged system performance data for the last 128 days at the touch of a button. The integrated OutBack network communications allows FLEXmax series Charge Controllers to be remotely programmed and monitored via a MATE system display and provides unrivaled complete system integration.
FLEXmax MPPT Charge Controllers are the only choice when you demand a high performance, efficient and versatile charge controller for your advanced power system.
|Voltage||Recommended PV Max||Absolute Max|
|FLEXmax 60 Specifications|
|Nominal Battery Voltages||12, 24, 36, 48, or 60 VDC (Single model - selectable via field programming at start-up)|
|Maximum Output Current||60 amps @ 104° F (40°C) with adjustable current limit|
|Maximum Solar Array STC Nameplate||12 VDC systems 900 Watts / 24 VDC systems 1800 Watts / 48 VDC systems 3600 Watts / 60 VDC Systems 4500 Watts|
|NEC Recommended Solar Array STC Nameplate||12 VDC systems 750 Watts / 24 VDC systems 1500 Watts / 48 VDC systems 3000 Watts / 60 VDC Systems 3750 Watts|
|PV Open Circuit Voltage (VOC)||150 VDC absolute maximum coldest conditions / 145 VDC start-up and operating maximum|
|Standby Power Consumption||Less than 1 Watt typical|
|Power Conversion Efficiency||98.1% @ 60 Amps in at 48 VDC System voltage - Typical|
|Charging Regulation||Five Stages: Bulk, Absorption, Float, Silent and Equalization|
|Voltage Regulation Set points||10 to 80 VDC user adjustable with password protection|
|Equalization Charging||Programmable Voltage Setpoint and Duration - Automatic Termination when completed|
|Battery Temperature Compensation||Automatic with optional RTS installed / 5.0 mV per °C per 2V battery cell|
|Voltage Step-Down Capability||Can charge a lower voltage battery from a higher voltage PV array - Max 150 VDC input|
|Programmable Auxilary Control Output||12 VDC output signal which can be programmed for different control applications
(Maximum of 0.2 amps DC)
|Status Display||3.1" (8 cm) backlit LCD screen - 4 lines with 80 alphanumeric characters total|
|Remote Display and Controller||Optional Mate or Mate2 with RS232 Serial Communications Port|
|Network Cabeling||Proprietary network system using RJ 45 Modular Connectors with CAT 5e Cable (8 wires)|
|Data Logging||Last 128 days of Operation - Amp Hours, Watt Hours, Time in Float , Peak Watts, Amps, Solar Array Voltage, Max Battery Voltage Min Battery Voltage and Absorb for each day along with total Accumulated Amp Hours, and kW Hours of production|
|Hydro Turbine Applications||Consult factory for approved Turbines|
|Positive Ground Applications||Requires two Pole Breakers for switching both positive and Negative Conductors on both Solar Array and Battery Connections (HUB-4 and HUB-10 can not be used for use in positive ground applications)|
|Operating Temperature Range||Minimum -40° to maximum 60° C
(Power capacity of the controller is automatically derated when operated above 40° C)
|Environmental Rating||Indoor Type 1|
|Conduit Knockouts||One 1" (35mm)on the back; One 1" (35mm) on the left side; Two 1" (35mm) on the bottom|
|Warranty||Standard 5 year / Available 10 Year|
|Weight - Unit||11.65 lbs (5.3 kg)|
|- Shipping||14.55 lbs (6.4 kg)|
|Dimensions - Unit||13.5 x 5.75 x 4" (40 x 14 x 10 cm)|
|- Shipping||18 x 11 x 8" (46 x 30 x 20 cm)|
|Options||Remote Temperature Sensor (RTS), HUB 4,
HUB 10, MATE, MATE 2
|Menu Languages||English & Spanish|
6mm Solar Cable - Price is per meter simply select the quantity as the number of meters you want.
Double Insulated UV protected solar cable
Max load: 50A
MC4 Solar Connector - Price is per pair simply select the quantity as the number of pairs you want.
These are the standard connectors used on most solar panels.
TUV certified, brand new, water /weather proof rubber seal that can ensure excellent electrical contact for life time service.
The metal pin is made from high quality machined copper and sealed tip (compare to the cheap sheet metal pin) that can ensure excellent electrical contact for life time service.
Build in press tabs for easy disconnect, no tool is needed. 25A max load.
Wires should be crimped or soldered into the pins and care should be taken to get the correct pin into the correct connector. Once the pin is pushed into the connector it is difficult to remove without the correct tooling.
Main Technical Specification:
Maximum Current: 25A
Maximum voltage: 1000V
Maximum operating humidity: 5% -95% (No condensation)
Temperature: -40 ℃ ~ +90 ℃
Waterproof Grade: IP67
Flame class: UL94-V0
Connecting cable specifications: 2.5mm2 4mm2 6mm2
Test voltage: 6.6KV (50Hz, 1min)
Metal materials: nickel copper
Insulation material: PA12 * 1988HB
Lock mode: Self-locking
Security Level: Class ‖
Shell has a strong anti-aging, anti- UV capability; found in outdoor use under harsh environment requirements; according to different needs can be arbitrary and used in conjunction with a variety of cell junction box; all connections are using press-fit connection;
Panel mounted hydraulic-magnetic type circuit breakers that can be used for DC sources, inverters or load circuits.
MC4 Solar PV connectors - Pair of Y Branches
Connect your solar modules together with ease using these safe and durable MC4 connectors. This pair of "Y" shape connectors (one in a male to female, female configuration, and one in a female to male, male configuration) will allow you to connect panels or strings of panels together. If you need to connect 3 panels together then it is cheaper to use 2 pairs of these than to purchase a 3 way splitter (its about 1/3 of the cost to use these)
Current Rating: 30A
Voltage Rating: 1000V
Auto-lock design ensures the product with superior anti-impact forces
Low contact resistance
Excellent material which meets UL94-V0 fire safety standard for long-term outdoor application; outstanding anti-ageing and UV-resistance
Simple, quick and safe installation
Fixed Key Battery Isolator Switch
High quality metal body, Durable plastic handle
1,000AMP for up to 10 seconds
Body: 67mm Diameter, 100mm length
10mm cable - Charge Controller to Batteries - 2 Meter with M8 Lug
You will need 2 cables per charge controler (Pos & Neg). The Lugs are on 1 end only as the charge controllers have bare wire connectors.
If you need longer please let us know
35mm Cable - Use for connecting Batteries to Inverter
You will need 2 cables, 1 for Positive and 1 for Negative
If you need a longer cable please let us know.
Panel mounted hydraulic-magnetic type circuit breakers that can be used for DC sources, inverters or load circuits.
Battery Inter-connecting Cable - 35mm cable with M8 - M8 Lugs (M8 on both ends)
Made up to size for you for connecting your batteries together.