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160w Light Weight Portable Solar Blanket with Crocskin® Cell Armour

SKU: HKPSOLB160

$699.00 $649.00

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If you want a portable solar panel that’s compact and easy to transport without sacrificing output, our light weight 160w blanket is your best choice. With an output of up to 8.89A per hour from a package that measures only 53cm x 40cm when folded, it’s never been easier to power your camping trip with solar.

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The most durable portable solar blanket on the market. Guaranteed.

Our lightweight folding solar blankets are ideal for travellers who require a compact, easy to transport unit without sacrificing output. With super-efficient monocrystalline cells, durable 1680D canvas, our exclusive Crocskin® cell armour coating and detachable 5-stage controller all in a package measuring just 53cm x 40cm when folded, it’s never been easier to power your adventure with the sun.

These panels aren’t just light weight though – they have been designed to handle tough travelling conditions with ease. We’ve specified the highest quality materials, prototyped and tested obsessively, and pay constant attention to our manufacturing process to ensure we produce top quality products that you can always rely on.

We use:

  • Rugged 1680D canvas (double the strength of most others)
  • Certified A-grade monocrystalline solar cells with solid cell copper backing and 20 points of contact
  • Our exclusive Crocskin® armour cell armour coating for ultimate UV and impact protection

That’s why we’re the only portable solar company in Australia that’s confident enough to offer a 3 year warranty on our solar products.

This portable solar blanket produces 160w of power and 8.89A of current This portable solar mat is compact in size This portable solar mat weighs only 6kg

Key features

  • Certified A-grade monocrystalline cells with solid copper backing and 20 points of contact for ultimate strength and efficiency
  • Extra-thick 1680D canvas for enhanced durability
  • Reinforced eyelets to allow blanket to be anchored in windy weather
  • Light weight for easy transportation and setup
  • Includes detachable 5-stage digital PWM controller, Anderson plug and all necessary cables
  • Comprehensive 3-year Australian warranty
  • Hard Korr solar blankets use extra-thick 1680D canvas for ultimate durability
  • Hard Korr solar blankets include exclusive Crocskin cell armouring
  • Hard Korr solar cells have a solid copper backing

The Crocskin® Difference

Sitting under the baking hot sun for many hours at a time means solar blankets 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 blanket 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 3-year Australian warranty, plus a 30-day money back guarantee.

Frequently Asked Questions

What separates a Hard Korr® lightweight solar blanket from cheaper models?

Mostly it comes down to quality of materials and manufacturing. We specify certified A-grade monocrystalline solar cells for optimum efficiency and lifespan, solid copper cell backing with 20 points of contact, extra-tough 1680D canvas and exclusive Crocskin® armour coating for durability. Our panels are manufactured to a very high standard including strong stitching and careful wiring. That’s why we are able to offer a long 3-year warranty!

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 blanket?

You can place your solar blanket 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 moderate increase in output if you are able to angle the panels 45° to the sun..

If one cell is shaded or blocked, does the whole panel stop producing electricity?

No. Our blanket 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 blanket out in the weather?

Yes, Hard Korr solar blankets 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. If your blanket gets wet, please ensure it is thoroughly dried prior to storage.

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 blanket 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 1.5A per hour (1.5A x 24h = 36Ah)
Total consumption = 48Ah
Add 25% buffer = 48 x 1.25 = 60Ah
Solar panel output required = 60Ah / 8 = 7.5A
Hard Korr’s 160w light weight solar blanket produces up to 8.89A per hour on a clear day and will be sufficient in these circumstances.

Specifications

Cell type A-grade monocrystalline silicon
Cell efficiency 20.5%
Cell backing Solid copper
Cell coating Crocskin® cell armour
Wattage 160w
Working max. voltage 18V
Working max. current 8.89A
Open Circuit 21.24V
Short Circuit 9.78A
Size (folded) 530mm x 400mm x 60mm
Size (unfolded) 1470mm x 1070mm
Operating temperature -30°C to 70°C
Weight 6.0kg
Certifications CE, RoHS, C-Tick

Pack Contents

1x 160w light weight solar blanket
1x 10A 5-stage digital controller
1x 5m lead with Anderson-style plugs
1x 1.5m Anderson-style plug to battery clamp cable
4x Tie down pegs
1x Protective carry bag

Frequently Asked Questions

What separates a Hard Korr folding solar mat from a cheap eBay model?

Mostly it comes down to quality of materials and manufacturing. We specify certified A-grade monocrystalline solar cells for optimum efficiency and lifespan, solid copper cell backing with 20 points of contact, extra-tough 1680D canvas and exclusive Crocskin® armour coating for durability. Our panels are manufactured to a very high standard including strong stitching and careful wiring. That’s why we are able to offer a long 3-year warranty!

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 bonnet, windscreen, roof or on top of your awning. 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 cheap eBay type 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. If your blanket gets wet, please ensure it is thoroughly dried prior to storage.

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 Korr 5-bar camp kit for 4 hours per day (3A x 4h = 12Ah)
You use a fridge 24 hours per day that draws 2A (2A x 24h = 48Ah)
Total consumption = 60Ah
Solar panel output required = 60Ah / 8 = 7.5A
Korr’s 160w mat produces 8.1A and will be sufficient in most circumstances. A 200w panel would provide additional buffer.

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