Hard Korr® ultralight folding solar mats will not only survive in hard conditions, but thrive in them. We’ve specified the highest quality materials, prototyped and tested obsessively, and pay constant attention to our manufacturing process to ensure our meticulous standards are maintained.
With rugged 1680D canvas, custom-designed fibre baseboard material, and exclusive Crocskin® armour coating over our A-grade monocrystalline cells, every single aspect of these solar mats have been engineered for ultimate durability.
The Crocskin® Difference
Sitting under the baking hot sun for many hours at a time means solar mats are exposed to large quantities of ultraviolet light and generate a significant amount of heat every time they are used. The materials used in the construction of the mat must be resistant to both, as well as being flexible and impact resistant.
Our exclusive Crocskin® cell armour coating has been specifically designed with this in mind. It provides an excellent protective barrier to the solar cells, increasing their durability and lifespan.
In fact, our Crocskin® coating showed no signs of deterioration after an accelerated weathering test that simulated 30 years’ sun exposure.
The Hard Korr® Guarantee
All Hard Korr® products are manufactured using the highest quality materials. We are confident that they are the most durable in the market and will give you many years of reliable service. We stand behind this product with a comprehensive 1-year Australian warranty, plus a 30-day money back guarantee.
- A-grade monocrystalline solar cells for ultimate strength and efficiency
- Extra-thick 1680D canvas for enhanced durability
- Reinforced eyelets to allow mat to be anchored in windy weather
- Ultra light weight for easy transportation and setup
- Includes detachable 5-stage digital PWM controller, Anderson plug and all necessary cables
How it works
By using your Hard Korr solar mat in the sun, you can recharge your battery for free anywhere. Charging will stop when the battery is full. You can then use your Korr LED lights, 12v fridges, TVs, fans and other camping equipment.
Installation is a breeze only taking 1-2 minutes. Simply unfold your solar mat, place in the sunlight, and connect the 5m lead from the solar controller to the battery. It’s that easy!
Frequently Asked Questions
What separates a Hard Korr® folding solar mat from cheaper models?
Mostly it comes down to quality of materials and manufacturing. We specify A-grade monocrystalline solar cells for optimum efficiency and lifespan, extra-tough 1680D canvas, fibre backing and exclusive Crocskin® armour coating for durability. Our panels are manufactured to a very high standard including strong stitching and careful wiring.
Do I have to use the included controller?
You must always use a controller between the solar panel and your battery, but if you have your own solar controller (e.g. built into a camper trailer or RV) you can use that instead. We include an Anderson plug connector in the box.
How do I position my solar mat?
You can place your solar mat anywhere it receives direct sunlight. This might be on your windscreen or bonnet, on top of your awning, on your roof rack, or on the ground. You will experience a small increase in output if you are able to angle the panels 45° to the sun but in practice this is not mandatory for good performance.
If one cell is shaded or blocked, does the whole panel stop producing electricity?
No. Our mat is designed with bypass diodes to ensure that if one cell is not producing power the rest of the cells are unaffected. This is another difference between a Hard Korr panel and cheaper models.
Can I leave my mat out in the weather?
Yes, Hard Korr solar mats are designed to withstand rain and even hail. However, your panel will not generally produce much electricity during inclement weather so we recommend you bring it inside at these times.
Which panel do I need for my setup?
Start by finding out the total current draw of all the equipment you wish to use. Multiply this figure by the number of hours the equipment is generally used to get the total amp hours consumed. Solar panels can generally provide their stated output for 8 hours per day, so multiply the stated output by 8 hours to find out how many amp hours your solar mat can provide. Here’s a worked example:
You use a Hard Korr 5-bar camp kit for 4 hours per day (3A x 4h = 12Ah) You use a fridge for 24 hours per day that draws 1A (1A x 24h = 24Ah) Total consumption = 36Ah Add 25% buffer = 36 x 1.25 = 45Ah Solar panel output required = 45Ah / 8 = 5.6A Hard Korr’s 100w solar mat produces 5.68A on a clear day and should be sufficient in this circumstance. A 160w blanket would provide additional buffer.
|Cell type||A-grade monocrystalline silicon|
|Size (folded)||540mm x 540mm x 40mm|
|Size (unfolded)||540mm x 1080mm|
|Operating temperature||-20°C to 65°C|
|Certifications||CE, RoHS, C-Tick|
|1x||100w solar mat|
|1x||10A 5-stage digital controller|
|1x||5m lead with bullet plugs|
|1x||1m bullet to alligator clamps|
|1x||30cm bullet to Anderson connector|