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    Living in a tent. any portable suggestions?

    I have a sunpower 12w folding panel that's made of rubber and totally waterproof. I trimmed away a lot of the unneeded rubber and got the weight down to 4oz. I can hang it on my backpack as I'm hiking and it will charge my phone in a day, even if I'm not in full sunlight all day. Probably take...
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    Dokio folding panel voltage for rv coach battery

    I'm looking at this one: https://www.renogy.com/200-watt-12-volt-monocrystalline-foldable-solar-suitcase/ At 45lbs it's getting close to the point of not being portable, ;) but since I'm wrangling 2 400-500lb motorcycles out at the same time, I'll just eat more wheaties and do it. There's...
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    Dokio folding panel voltage for rv coach battery

    Good to know. Do you have any recommendations for something relatively lightweight for a portable setup? I dont want to put panels on top of the van so I have to deal with packing, unpacking and setting up. Standard solar panels are harder to pack as they are heavy and bulky. Would it be better...
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    Why Bother!? $$$OffGrid$$$

    There's so much waste in our lifestyles and in our products because electricity is so cheap. We tried not using any more electricity than absolutely needed for a month and our bill was $7. Simple things like incredibly inefficient appliances add up. You can make your fridge twice as efficient...
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    Why Bother!? $$$OffGrid$$$

    I'm sure solar panels and peripherals are just as sensitive to solar flares and emp as the electrical grid and it's peripherals. The first step to going off grid is to eliminate as much electrical usage as possible. The only people I know that have done it successfully had to rethink their...
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    Dokio folding panel voltage for rv coach battery

    I'm converting a van to a weekender camper and currently have a 120ah agm battery being charged by the vehicle's alternator through a Renogy DCC50s, which can combine (or switch) charging between solar and alternator depending on conditions. I purchased a portable folding 220w panel from Amazon...
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