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Whats the deal with fred480v? They seem to be out of 200+ watt panels. Now Fred hasnt been there for a couple years. Are these guys still legit to buy from?
 

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Whats the deal with fred480v? They seem to be out of 200+ watt panels. Now Fred hasnt been there for a couple years. Are these guys still legit to buy from?
They were 2 months ago, no idea if Fred is there or not, but they make a bunch of panels for other companies and some times they will jack up the prices on ebay 10x when they are running production for those guys so people stop ordering. Fred himself told me this, but it's been a while. I have a feeling they sold out of panels in $1200 increments.
 

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So, if I wanted a solar panel to power a small battery for a remote address sign, would a harbor freight panel work?

We're talking about 2' of led strip lights, and a battery to power it for ~8? hours.
 

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Harbor freight panels are basicly a toy.
Each panel is like 15 watts and they are not cheap.
Anything you can buy would be better than them.

A cool feature of the cheap $20 charge controllers is they have a built in timer for lights and shit.
 

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Well it started. Two Trojan T-105 6v batteries and two hitechsolar 200w panels


Probably buy another two batteries next month. Going in a 40ft gooseneck.
 

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Got my 200w fred480volt panels, two of them.

What brackets do you recommend? Connectors/cables? Thanks!
 
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