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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #100 on: May 17, 2019, 10:56:49 PM »
Took the last one from West Footscray.

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #101 on: May 18, 2019, 02:09:49 AM »
Fair enough.
It's worth noting that whilst the plugs on these aren't Anderson brand, they aren't non-branded generics either.
"aitm connectors" which is unsurprisingly a Chinese brand. They look and feel okay to me.

All the companion and Primus stuff I've seen before has AITM branded 50amp "Anderson style connectors" they seem to work OK, but one thing to note, their red coloured Anderson style connectors are the same as, and only fit the standard grey Anderson plugs, they will not fit the red colour coded genuine Anderson plugs, see attached photos.

The photo with the two red plugs has the AITM branded one on the left with a Primus branded regulator attached and a SMH/genuine Anderson plug on the right, as the photo shows they are not compatible and will not fit together, the other photo has a grey Anderson plug which does fit the AITM branded plug
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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #102 on: May 18, 2019, 05:57:19 AM »
Not available on the VIC Bunnings web site...

Might have to go for a visit...
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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #103 on: May 18, 2019, 06:56:46 AM »
Just opened up "McGirrs Solar Store"

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #104 on: May 18, 2019, 08:54:44 AM »
There are a dozen of them at Bunnings Pakenham. Label says $199, did a price check, $149.

Do the connectors need to be upgraded to fit standard Anderson Plugs ?
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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #105 on: May 18, 2019, 09:45:30 AM »
I plugged mine into my camper's standard Anderson plug yesterday. We had full sun here (in Melb) yesterday and whilst I didn't put a multimeter on it the time it took to lift the two 120ah Ritar batts in it from 12.8v to 13.3v was pretty good. Guessing it was pumping in somewhere around 5 - 6 amps. Thats enough to get me thru a few days in the top end ie the land of the big blue cloud, when I head there soon. Down this end of the country I might need a couple assuming we will get rain again at some stage during my lifetime. Bought 2 at Notting Hill yesterday. No one sees them in the pool chemicals aisle - fair dinkum !! None at Scoresby though.

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #106 on: May 18, 2019, 10:28:40 AM »
Not available on the VIC Bunnings web site...

Might have to go for a visit...
Broady still has a few.

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #107 on: May 18, 2019, 10:36:57 AM »
Mill Park had a few left, Thomastown reported to have some too, last I checked.

Connections on the cables are the powerpole type, not the standard Anderson type.
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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #108 on: May 18, 2019, 10:55:02 AM »
The kit includes a power pole to 50 amp Anderson style plug adapter


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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #109 on: May 18, 2019, 11:21:45 AM »
picked up another one today... :)

bunnings north mackay had about 5 left...

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #110 on: May 18, 2019, 12:20:37 PM »
The kit includes a power pole to 50 amp Anderson style plug adapter


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should have added that in as well :-[

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #111 on: May 18, 2019, 01:46:59 PM »
Just bought one from North Lakes, Qld. They have at least 5 left. My 330ah bank is at 85% so as soon as we get a sunny day I will give them a go.
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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #112 on: May 18, 2019, 04:14:45 PM »
They are still for sale at $149

The I/N: is 0078047

Call your local Bunnings and see if they have them or the nearest who has stock.

Notting Hill in FTG Rd had 9, there are 5 left now.

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #113 on: May 18, 2019, 05:42:26 PM »
Got one today, Bunnings Carseldine Qld had approx 10-15 left.

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #114 on: May 18, 2019, 06:11:47 PM »
10 on display at Bunnings Fountain Gate (Vic) this morning and the young lady I spoke to said they had more yet to go out

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #115 on: May 18, 2019, 06:38:34 PM »
10 on display at Bunnings Fountain Gate (Vic) this morning and the young lady I spoke to said they had more yet to go out

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You found a Bunnings Staff member?

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #116 on: May 18, 2019, 07:26:13 PM »
You found a Bunnings Staff member?

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #117 on: May 18, 2019, 08:22:06 PM »
You found a Bunnings Staff member?

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #118 on: May 18, 2019, 09:06:26 PM »
Which section of Bunnings are they in?
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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #119 on: May 18, 2019, 09:12:27 PM »
Which section of Bunnings are they in?

I found them( rather a staff member helped me find them) in the row that had the seat cushions etc. There was a spot with companion fridges, battery packs and solar panels. 1 row over from the outdoor furniture.

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #120 on: May 18, 2019, 09:46:25 PM »
Which section of Bunnings are they in?
Where the eskys are, usually near the outdoor settings

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #121 on: May 19, 2019, 03:06:27 PM »
Still 5 left ay the Batemans Bay store, was 7  lol
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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #122 on: May 19, 2019, 05:57:14 PM »
They were taken off their online site yesterday. But stopped in at Rockhampton store and they still had 9. Now they only have 4. If you still want one looks like you need to ask.

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #123 on: May 19, 2019, 06:06:42 PM »
9 left at Rouse Hill late this afternoon. $149.00.

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Re: Companion 125w solar mat at Bunnings
« Reply #124 on: May 19, 2019, 06:08:56 PM »
I got two for $100.  Bargain with the manager.