Litefuze 20W Solar Panel – Unboxing, Testing, and Review

what's up youtube this is LDS reliance we're going to get back to doing quite a bit of solar videos this spring and I'm going to start things off a little bit I did a video the other day of upgrading my solar panel system from 12 volt to 24 volt and now I'm going to do a review and kind of some testing of this light fuse 20 watt solar panel that I just got so we're going to unbox that and test it out a little bit while I'm unboxing it I ordered it from Amazon currently it's $59 free shipping with Amazon Prime you don't have Amazon Prime you should it's great so I've got the specifications of the panel we should when we test this in a minute we should be getting twenty two point eight volts open circuit it's pretty much High Noon right now so we should be getting a pretty good test so here's what it looks like looks good there's no blemishes I don't see any discolored panels or any solder or any any issues whatsoever no there's no no bent frame or anything like that it doesn't come with any connectors so make sure that you are aware of that it doesn't come with mc4 connectors or anything like that and if you're going to be wiring this with with other panels you're going to want to put a diode on it probably so and here's the manufacturers specs again pretty typical stuff anyways so let's go ahead and give us a test I'm going to connect make this to my voltmeter and okay before we get this connected and test it out wanted to point out a couple things first of all I wanted to point out that this is a mono crystalline panel as you can see the edges are rounded off and that's the tell-tale sign that you can tell that this is a mono crystalline panel the difference between a mono crystalline panel and a polycrystalline panel is its efficiency the mono panels are more efficient they do costs but a slight bit more but I like it because it is going to be a little more efficient and it's going to be able to handle the ambient temperature a little bit better a little bit higher temperature handling now one drawback to this to this panel as you can see on the back here is that is not ul listed so if that's a problem for you if you don't know what I'm talking about I can't adequately explain what ul listing is and a quick little review video okay so here we have the panel set up with my voltmeter once again we're in pretty much direct sunlight it's about one o'clock in the afternoon and we've got 20 1.2 volts open circuit the spec sheet said 22 but that's under kind of ideal test conditions so looks like it checks out my initial impressions of the panel are good one of the things I like about it is the the longer shape kind of rectangular shape instead of a square from my application that's going to work better then then kind of more of a square shape and so you may or may not like that but it's a little bit different than then the average panel which is a lot more square shape of this size anyway for the ten twenty thirty watt sizes they tend to come more in a square shape so anyway that's my initial review I will get it mounted and put it through the paces and maybe do another review later on to show you guys what it can do real world thanks for watching

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