Detailed Information on Putting Together Your Own Outdoor Solar Kit

Did you know that you can set up an outdoor solar panel kit to charge your car battery, run laptops or power electrical items in campgrounds where generators are forbidden? In fact, setting up an outdoor solar panel can not only be practical but also save you a considerable amount of money on your utility bills. And we all know how important saving money can be these days.

Harbor Freight has the tools and tips you need to set up a solar power system

As you may already know, solar panels can save on energy costs. Installing solar panels can be a fun, simple and fulfilling do-it-yourself project.

Solar panels are often seen to be too expensive, but the 100 Watt Solar Panel Kit by Thunderbolt Magnum Solar is under $250. Competitor solar panel products sell for a lot more. If there were ever a time to give solar power a chance, this is it! Follow our step-by-step instructions below to set up your own solar panel





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Step 1: Find a spot near your home that gets good light

The Thunderbolt Magnum Solar 100 watt solar power kit works optimally with direct sunlight, so for best results, find a spot near you home that has several hours a day of direct sunlight. The panel will work with indirect sunlight too but will take longer to gather power.


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Step 2: Unpack and mount your panel

This 100 watt solar power kit comes with practically everything you need to get started: mounting hardware, 12V Light Kit, battery terminal clamps and universal DC power adapter. Just follow the mounting instructions kit.






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Step 3: Connect solar panels to the included regulator

Once you've found the right spot for your solar panels and mounted them properly, connect the lead wires coming from the 100 watt solar panel kit to the solar terminals on the regulator (included). Again, check the manual for more detailed instructions. Now all you have to do is wait for the panels to start charging up.

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