This 5w PV Logic solar panel roof and deck top kit enables the solar panel to be professionally fitted to the roof of a caravan, motorhome, yacht or narrow boat. The 5w flexi solar panel is the ideal choice to provide a continuous trickle feed maintaining and extending the life of any 12-volt battery and delivers up to 32.5wh per day. Fitted with a blocking diode to prevent reverse current drain, the 5w panel is supplied with a cable feed gland, bonding agent, a 4m cable, connectors, fuse and detailed installation instructions.
NOTE – The 5W panel kit does not require a charge controller if the battery to be used is larger than 35Ah.
- Power: 5W
- Size: 240 x 250 x 4mm
- Weight: 0.36Kg
- Amp hours per day (A): 1.68
- Charge Controller: N/A
- Vmp (VDC): 17.6
- Imp (A): 0.28
- Voc (V): 21.9
- Isc (A): 0.31
Includes Fixing kit
Contains Bonding agent and waterproof cable gland with detailed installation instructions
Benefit from the semi-flexible panel's self-healing top surface
The ETFE top layer gives the PV Logic flexi extra resilience in really tough conditions. ETFE has a memory effect or self-healing capacity in the event the panel comes into contact with branches etc, thus ensuring any slight abrasions are ‘healed’ within a few hours. The flexi range can even be walked on with soft deck shoes! During production the ETFE is dimpled to further protect the panel and provide an anti-slip surface, particularly useful if the panel is fitted to a boat deck.
Each panel is assembled to ensure complete encapsulation. This ensures the six layer heavy duty laminate protects the solar cell circuit from extreme conditions. The junction box is also injected with special silicon, guaranteeing no water ingress.
Cells protected from hot spots
Where used on a camper van or boat, partial shading of a solar panel is typical. In these circumstances, heat build-up and damaging hot spots can occur leading to a significantly reduced life cycle of the panel. The larger 60w and above PV Logic flexi panels have up to two shading diodes housed within the fully waterproof junction box to prevent this occurrence.
There are no square edges on a PV Logic flexi solar panel! Rounded panel corners and a unique curved junction box provide superior adhesion, no snag lamination and no sharp edges. The junction box is mechanically fixed in addition to being bonded to the panel. Strain relief is provided for the fitted 4m UV stabilised PV cable ensuring it cannot be accidentally pulled from the junction box.
The flexi range can be bonded to flat or slight curved surfaces (3cm curve per metre) such as painted aluminium, metal, GRP and fibreglass using Simson ISR 70-03. The aluminium layer is also pre-drilled with 4.5mm holes should the panel need to be mechanically fixed as well as or instead of bonding. For more information about what sets the PV Logic Flexi range apart from other panels click here.
Please only use the glue pattern below (this is covered in more detail in the instructions), which ensures air flow under the panel is achieved preventing heat build-up and potential warping under extreme heat.
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