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180 Watt Raggie Solar Power panel

Postby LaptopNomad » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:42 pm

Recently got my hands on a cheap 180 Watt Solar Panel auctioned on German E-bay - not surprisingly, the panel is made in China.

Not much can be found about these solar panels, except for a Chinese website.

Anyone with experiences with Raggie Power by Kai Electronic Technology Co., Ltd in Shanghai?

An impression of this panel can be found here:

Cheap 180 Watt solar power panel

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Re: 180 Watt Raggie Solar Power panel

Postby T1 Terry » Thu Oct 28, 2010 7:51 am

Hi Arno,
Can you tell us how much the freight and how long the delivery took? Is the panel wired in a way that the sections can be configured to 2 X 17v in parallel? This size panel would be perfect to replace the very aged Solarex panels on the front of my kombi. One shattered last year sometime after being hit by a bird, it still works but the output is getting rather pityful now.

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Re: 180 Watt Raggie Solar Power panel

Postby LaptopNomad » Thu Oct 28, 2010 5:45 pm

Sale to Door was 5 days (incl international bank xfer). I have to take a closer look at the junction box
for the 17 volt config.

Here's one:

http://cgi.ebay.de/Monokristallin-Solar ... 0510403273

Shipping is mentioned there.
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Re: 180 Watt Raggie Solar Power panel

Postby T1 Terry » Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:40 pm

Thanks Arno,
I think I may need to brush up on my German a little :lol: I have no idea if it mentioned freight or if they accept paypal, ifact about the only think i understood was the label printed on the back of the solar panel :lol:

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Re: 180 Watt Raggie Solar Power panel

Postby dch » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:42 am

T1 Terry wrote:Hi Arno,
Can you tell us how much the freight and how long the delivery took? Is the panel wired in a way that the sections can be configured to 2 X 17v in parallel? This size panel would be perfect to replace the very aged Solarex panels on the front of my kombi. One shattered last year sometime after being hit by a bird, it still works but the output is getting rather pityful now.

T1 Terry
Hi T1 Terry,

Would you be interested in selling the shattered panel? I need a panel for parts, and it sounds like you don't need it after you find a replacement.
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Re: 180 Watt Raggie Solar Power panel

Postby T1 Terry » Fri Oct 29, 2010 2:32 pm

I have 2 shattered panels actually, an 80w Solarex and a 60w Solarex, a stray cricket ball for a kids street cricket match got the 80w panel on the roof of the verandah on the other side of the house. What parts are you after?

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Re: 180 Watt Raggie Solar Power panel

Postby dch » Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:16 am

Hi T1 Terry,

I'm building a tiny maximizer that uses each cell at its max power, instead of the big maximizers on the market (they only operate over the whole array, which makes them big, expensive, and less efficient).

So I'm looking specifically for broken panels. I'll install terminals on each cell and use it to improve my design.

ebay has working 60W panels (comparable to Solarex) $149-$179
and working 80W panels $180-$280

What condition are they in?

I'd prefer to pick up the panels in person. Please send me a PM - are you located in the US?

P.S. You can see my development progress over in the Electronics section: tiny-mppt-t282.html
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Re: 180 Watt Raggie Solar Power panel

Postby T1 Terry » Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:59 pm

Ahh... That makes a problem, I'm in NSW Aust, long trip for a couple of broken panels :lol:. I wondered when you mentioned s/h panels, we never see them in Aust. i'm guessing the post costs would make it impractical, very expensive to get stuff out of the US unless you know someone who is shipping something major out and add your parcel to it.

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Re: 180 Watt Raggie Solar Power panel

Postby dch » Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:10 am

Yeah, that's too far. Thanks though!
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Re: 180 Watt Raggie Solar Power panel

Postby LaptopNomad » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:37 am

Added a picture of the junction box - no bypass diodes!

Junction box in Raggie Power solar panel

Delivery was through UPS from Germany.

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Re: 180 Watt Raggie Solar Power panel

Postby chinaeu » Sun Feb 20, 2011 11:02 pm

what is the auction price?
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Re: 180 Watt Raggie Solar Power panel

Postby LaptopNomad » Mon Apr 25, 2011 7:16 pm

Here's an impression of the 180 Watt solar panels made in China

Cheap Solar panels mounted on roof top

Performance data is measured using an IVT MPPT solar battery charger.

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Re: 180 Watt Raggie Solar Power panel

Postby Solarpanels » Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:15 pm

Good day.

Where I can buy good solar panels from good wholesaler?

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Re: 180 Watt Raggie Solar Power panel

Postby Briannajon » Sat Aug 06, 2011 9:43 pm

is the parts of the solar panel is available in the market? Since the solar panel is made in china I don't think it will last for a longer period.

May I know which is the good solar panel and from which retailer I can get it in a reasonable price?
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