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Slowing down and exploring

Posted by Brian Wurts on

On the way back from Overland East in North Carolina the plan was to drive straight back to Washington. I rarely get sick but the flu changed those plans mid Kansas, after three days camped on the banks of a lake I decided to go slower and actually take some of the many gravel roads I have no good reason to pass up all the time. Before there was an Overlandsolar company I took the gravel roads all the time testing different solar options. Though I am not in my 4x4 I can safely get to many remote locations far...

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Recent email feedback from stranded customer

Posted by Brian Wurts on

I don't post the emails I get but this one may help answer questions about what you can expect from our 90 watt kit even when stranded with a vehicle failure for over two weeks in a larger set up than most overlanders have (thanks Ed and Meredith for the email and permission to share it).Dear Brian Wurts, We purchased the 90 watt three panel solar powered system this Spring from you. We are writing to thank you for the panels as they really saved us. We had a transmission failure in our Dodge Ram with which we pull our...

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New Waterproof Charge Controllers with LED display

Posted by Brian Wurts on

With Spring upon us and folks getting on the road we have been busy keeping up with the orders,thank you! We also have the new 28 watt 9x7 fold up kits coming out this week and are excited about these powerful ultra portable chargers.  The 150 watt kits now have an upgraded water and dust proof charge controller built in at no increase in price! As with all my kits I still use the Landstar brand due to reliability but these are a bit more robust and include a digital display for easier programming. You can now also program 12...

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Red LED light?

Posted by Brian Wurts on

The new red led bulbs are in. No, they are not just a novelty but have great uses and benefits over white light. I use the red bulbs overhead in my cab, the red light does not kill your eyes at night and there is almost no transition from looking at something inside then back out.Everyone has turned on a light in the dark after being accustomed to the dark, how long does it take your eyes to get back to decent vision on the road when the lights back off? From driving a dark trail, flying in a small...

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Monocrystalline vs Polycrystalline Solar Panels

Posted by Brian Wurts on

Here is a pretty good explanation of the differences between the two including videos. I only use Monocrystalline cells in my solar kits for better efficiency and smaller size.    http://www.civicsolar.com/resource/monocrystalline-vs-polycrystalline-solar-panels  

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