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is this B RV 400 watt panel perfect I mean it’s pretty [Music] close what up I’m I from asov solar and ever since I started doing this thing I’ve had like one dream of having one big panel per power station now that was back when I had like three power stations now I have a good 20 but it’s still a good look to have one panel paired up with a power station that could just bang out and that’s where this B RV comes in this is the B RV 400 wat 10 busar panel that has split cells we’ll talk about that in a second but I love this form factor I have always wanted something that was about the same size as many of my other panels but with more output but because I very rarely find this style of panel with this type of output I had to settle for these which are 300s and 290s these are 67 in panels by about 40 I have no desire to be ex exact in this but look at the size difference between a 400 WT panel and a 320 I think this is a 300 before I get to why that’s interesting let’s talk about a few of the specs here this is 68 in by about 41 it is a 37 volt open circuit panel um I guess I could show you some stuff on the back 37.7 volts open circuit 1.79 amps which we’ll talk about that in a little bit too why that’s really good for most power stations it is in a nice crispy all black finish it has a split junction box design where the leads are on opposite sides of the panel instead of up at the top kind of snaking down the panel so you have a little bit I mean you know six One Way half a dozen another I don’t know if that’s super beneficial to most people this 10 bus bar situation as I understand it I am not the most Savvy person as it relates to this it just allows for Less space for the power to have to travel across the bus bar so they’re closer together it helps with efficiency they say it has a 23% efficiency which is pretty standard we typically see things around 23% 22% 21% as that efficiency goes up the size gets to be more comparable to its predecessor whereas like you look over here this is a five bus bar panel now with all technology things are progressing and getting better I have 290 watt panels I have a couple 300 WT panels but they typically kind of sit all in this footprint of 66 in by about 40 in which is really easy to handle or easier to handle for this size panel now this is my point about how hand handling it is relatively easy and it’s relatively light it’s about a what 40 45 W panel I could easily grab this up walk it around it’s not no Cakewalk but it’s not super heavy either now one of my dilemas has always been there are always these 250 watt panels on sale from like signature solar I’m sorry Santan solar um and I didn’t want to go as big as those panels for so little output because 250 Watts realistically will only put out about 210 maybe 200 and for this size panel I’m like I got these 200 Watts over here now they put nowhere near 200 Watts out jumping up from a 200 watt to a 250 watt for the size difference it’s crazy to me to go from something like this to something like that for only a difference of about 50 watts and I’ve always been a big fan of efficiency for the space as you can see I don’t have a lot of space back here in my yard so having something like this which can give me 400 watts in about the same form factor as a 290 and a 300 is excellent on the size I have tried to line this up pretty good down here and you can see just how much bigger it is and it’s not much than this uh Hyundai 300 W panel it’s going to be a little bit wider and a little bit taller one thing you need to be mindful of that you shouldn’t really care about but I thought bring it to your attention is these black panels they scratch really easily that’s a big thing for me leaning them up against whatever I can I also noticed this when I first got my first large panel that was kind of like this black color these panels don’t do this as much but you can see these smudges on here I had that with my first large 320 and when you grab the panel up it happens right here I don’t notice that to have an impact on power output greatly I wiped the panel down every now and then with just a wet paper towel just to clean them up I don’t do much other than that but cleaning panels very rarely results in much more power from a single panel in my opinion every time I’ve tested this if it was getting x amount of Watts it went up maybe like three or 4 Watts so I don’t I don’t care we also have to do some output test with a panel like this being 400 watts on an overcast but not so bright day you can expect about 10% I don’t know about y’all but I have humble solar beginning so to get 40 Watts when the sun is not even out is a good look for me that can run some of my very like core conveniences like internet and a TV maybe and kind of pushing it with a TV I could run a little monitor but I I think that that’s dope in this form factor but let’s look at some real solar output tests these are the conditions right now you can see the sun is behind um some clouds but it’s shining brightly it’s not angled directly this may be an out wire example but in overcast days your sky is like relatively flat so the power is coming down directly from the sky sorry put my hand all in the camera remember I said you could get about 10% from this joint so let’s see if it makes me a liar here we have the um peon which I had to switch it to because I don’t want to impair the panel’s ability to perform by having it hooked into the eb20 so you can see the Petr is getting about 42 watts in now if you think about most of our big portable power station they typically have about 150 volts input and about 15 amps now something like this getting you about 325 watts and a 40 volt I’m just going to round up it’s 37 volts like 36 volts realistically once you put it on a load but getting about 40 volts 300 watts and 13 12 amps you’re really beginning to get right at the edge of what you could do with a single panel and get a decent amount of power into your power station all right the sun is at a good angle right now at least good for this situation let’s do a little improvised angle test here that is not great so what do I have to do go up a little more so let me try and adjust it let me show you what it’s getting right now though let’s look at that angle of the sun FYI oh it just went down it was at like 3 30 something dang it so it’s pull 330 I had to unhook it from the eb1 120 because I think that 10 Amp Max on the eb10 was impairing it but this does not have that low of a amp limit I don’t know what it is though shoot my bad okay now it’s going back up 300 whatever let me see if we can angle it kind of see why the uh output went down so much but I have angled this a lot better it’s not perfect but it’ll give us something yeah it’s just a little slight overhang right there at the edge of my shadow so that particular output of sun is not great it’s getting 139 now but I think the angle is good so we’re just going to have to keep an eye on it and come back when the sun is out so the sun sabotaged my last test so this is a the next day let’s uh get some angle calibration here as best we can you can see that that angle is still a bit off so the sun is still kind of over there but let’s look and see what kind of power output we’re getting right there cuz we don’t always have ideal situations right so this is what we’re seeing we’re seeing 275 I want to get this angle a little bit better I’m going to have to try hard it’s just me but I’m going to try what I realize is I’m going just have to wait I’m going have to be patient so I don’t have to try and turn the panel towards the sun cuz cuz the angle is actually pretty good you can even see back here like the shadow is off by a little bit did noting that the sun is kind of over here where it is now one thing I noticed shout out to bja V for sending the panel but y’all should have sent me a power station too cuz I’m wondering if I’m being if I’m experiencing the limitations of this power station that I’m trying to get 400 watts into but we going to make it work you feel me the sun is a little bit better aligned but it’s uh it got a little Haze over it so we going we we going to do what we can here so we going to drop our you know what I mean and if we see right there that’s pretty good I think I could raise that up just a little bit to get it better all right I’m going to put this on here ever so gently all right boom good money that’s a good look right there this has been out in the sun all day so it’s hot and all that jazz let’s go look at some numbers now this for me has not gotten any better I’m looking at [Music] 275 and I have seen higher than 300 on here about 333 335 little bonus footage so this is getting 262 real quickly because this does need to be returned I’m going to unplug and plug it into the eb20 as you can see for a little bit of control the EB 120 is getting 271 so about four or five Watts off so it’s a good rating for me I think this panel is bordering on perfect for most people that just have a single panel that you can deploy out in your yard you can move around and chase the Sun that’s very important and then you have a good amount of power coming in and you don’t have to compromise with trying to have like 2 250s in parallel or series or two 200s in parallel or series these panels are fantastic to me the bru RV is not the only one that makes a 400 watt panel but they’re pretty much one of the first ones to bring a 400 watt panel to the market where you can buy a single panel for a somewhat affordable price we have to cut them some slack because shipping on these big panels plays a big part in it not being quite at a dollar per watch it’s going to be a coupon code down in the um joint so you know I mean when it expires it expires but watch out for sales I think this panel is dope y’all let me know what y’all think is [Music] uh …