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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #325 on: July 28, 2019, 12:09:38 PM »
Yeah, I wanted to try here first and only ask what I paid. Some people missed out and I don’t want to rip them off :) not sure then I can be bothered with gumtree. But maybe I will.


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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #326 on: July 29, 2019, 08:33:01 PM »
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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #327 on: July 29, 2019, 09:04:53 PM »
Yeah, I wanted to try here first and only ask what I paid. Some people missed out and I don’t want to rip them off :) not sure then I can be bothered with gumtree. But maybe I will.


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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #328 on: July 29, 2019, 09:33:12 PM »
Yeah, I wanted to try here first and only ask what I paid. Some people missed out and I don’t want to rip them off :) not sure then I can be bothered with gumtree. But maybe I will.


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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #329 on: July 30, 2019, 07:46:17 AM »
Hey @gronk - I do have one potential buyer and I have given them until tomorrow afternoon. Otherwise it is all yours :)

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #330 on: August 02, 2019, 12:29:36 PM »
If anyone else has a $75 one they'd like to get rid of, I would have a confirmed buy from a mate of mine in a heartbeat.  ;D

He is still bitching to me that he missed the sale lol  >:D
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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #331 on: August 03, 2019, 03:54:24 PM »
They are down to $100 at the Bellambi Store in Wollongong.

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #332 on: August 03, 2019, 03:57:58 PM »
They are down to $100 at the Bellambi Store in Wollongong.

Was that the one you had issue's bargaining with earlier?

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #333 on: August 08, 2019, 06:38:25 PM »
The Companion 45L Black Ice Fridge is on clearance as well. Our store was down to it's last five and had them at $499. A mate and myself went in and we haggled them down to$462. That's the lowest they would go. That'll do us and we took two. A bloke walked in and took one while we were chatting to the Bunnings bloke and paid full wack for it. I only wanted one as a smaller alternative to our 80L Primus for daytrips etc. Comes with an insulated cover as well.
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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #334 on: August 08, 2019, 06:45:16 PM »
Was that the one you had issue's bargaining with earlier?
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Yes and now one left at $80.
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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #335 on: September 20, 2019, 12:33:23 PM »
Hey all, know it’s a long shot but if anyone has a spare panel or two and wants to part with them let me know cheers in advance ps based in Adelaide

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #336 on: September 20, 2019, 07:27:30 PM »
Hey all, know it’s a long shot but if anyone has a spare panel or two and wants to part with them let me know cheers in advance ps based in Adelaide

I have a spare one but paid $149. Not sure want postage is from Wollongong

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #337 on: September 21, 2019, 12:41:09 PM »
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Hey all, know it’s a long shot but if anyone has a spare panel or two and wants to part with them let me know cheers in advance ps based in Adelaide
yea I got a spare too...
I was one of the last suckers to pay 125 before they went to 75  :'( :'( :'(
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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #338 on: September 21, 2019, 01:09:03 PM »
Even at $149 they were still bloody cheap for a reasonable quality unit


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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #339 on: September 27, 2019, 11:51:08 AM »
Hey guys thanks for the messages and offers. Looking at postage atm. Definitely want to grab one of theses or a solar blanket (and see how I can get it to work but not on my windscreen). I’m sick of my big glass panels, they are just too big and heavy.

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #340 on: September 27, 2019, 06:22:50 PM »
I opened mine up for the first time today to charge the bike but sun didn't last long enough, more compact than i expected.
 Much easier to handle than my glass folding panels, wish i got 2 now.
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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #341 on: September 27, 2019, 06:43:01 PM »
Has anyone given them a good run?

Are they a good quality panel?

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #342 on: September 27, 2019, 07:21:15 PM »
Has anyone given them a good run?

Are they a good quality panel?

I’ve given mine a couple of good runs, haven’t any of the other bands to compare, I’m happy enough with the performance.


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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #343 on: September 27, 2019, 07:47:03 PM »
Has anyone given them a good run?

Are they a good quality panel?

This was me playing early on






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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #344 on: September 28, 2019, 09:42:16 AM »
This was me playing early on






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Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #345 on: September 29, 2019, 12:11:02 PM »
Sweet thanks guys.

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Decided to crank up the travel buddy today, left over pies from yesterday.

84w, it’s not keeping up with the oven.



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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #346 on: September 29, 2019, 04:42:31 PM »
Buggered if I can get anywhere near that output from mine.
Today : cloudless sky   temp : 28C
old 120w folding panel   93w  6.3amp
new folding blanket thing  68w  4.8amp
 same position, same angle towards sun
Not overly impressed, and would be a bit pissed if I had have paid full price for it

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #347 on: September 30, 2019, 06:38:07 AM »
Buggered if I can get anywhere near that output from mine.
Today : cloudless sky   temp : 28C
old 120w folding panel   93w  6.3amp
new folding blanket thing  68w  4.8amp
 same position, same angle towards sun
Not overly impressed, and would be a bit pissed if I had have paid full price for it

I work on if I’m getting 80% performance than I’m happy


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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #348 on: September 30, 2019, 07:41:50 AM »
Buggered if I can get anywhere near that output from mine.
Today : cloudless sky   temp : 28C
old 120w folding panel   93w  6.3amp
new folding blanket thing  68w  4.8amp
 same position, same angle towards sun
Not overly impressed, and would be a bit pissed if I had have paid full price for it

After having spent several weeks mucking around with various size blankets compared to the one piece non-foldable, I can safely say that the one piece ones easily give a better output per claimed wattage.. I laid out a 100 w, 150w and 200watt blanket connected together over a period of several days and the best I could see was 17amps.  I then put 2 x 200 watt solid panels out and best I got was 23 amps.  Its a pity that the foldable blanket doesn't come with some sort of guarantee as the difference in output among them is huge.  Many people buy them without much knowledge and if they are getting a small output, assume this is normal. As the foldable also consist of 4,6 or 8 connected panels it is quite possible one or more are not working...I found this out also when I tested a 4 panel 200watt unit and 3 of the panels had no output-from brand new!.  Same thing happened with another brand new 200watt one...only 2 panels worked!.   I,m going to chase up a 300watt house panel and see how that goes.

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #349 on: September 30, 2019, 10:18:00 AM »
Craigs set up seems to work well with house panels when he goes up to the Cape etc .. Would be a Ducks guts of a set up with four LiFePO4 batteries in regards to total power and weight over the AGM's     http://www.myswag.org/index.php?topic=53036.msg918931#msg918931
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