Thursday, January 11, 2018

Renogy 200 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Bundle Kit

This solar kit offers a solution that can help make your camping trips as smooth as possible. It is also called RENOGY 200 WATT 12 VOLT SOLAR STARTER KIT. And it promises to take you on a RV trip of a lifetime. It silently recharges your batteries so you can enjoy the great outdoors without the extra noise. Solar panels also allow you to run limited low watt electrical equipment without a power hookup. It has an ideal output: 1000Wh per day; can fully charge a 50Ah battery from 50% in 1.5 hours (depending on the availability of sunlight).
What’s in the box?

In the box you will find: Two Renogy 100-Watt monocrystalline solar panels which can be connected in parallel by a pair of branch connectors, one pair of 9 inches MC4 connectors’ adaptor kit which extends the cables for remote control, Renogy PWM 30A charge controller which protects the system from over-charge, over-discharge, over-load, and reverse-connection.
Dimensions and specific features

The dimensions are 47 x 21.3 x 1.4 inches and it weighs 16.5 pounds, same as Renogy 100 Watts 12 Volts Monocrystalline Solar Bundle.

Renogy 100W Monocrystalline Solar Panel:
Maximum Power: 100W Optimum
Operating Voltage (Vmp):18.9V
Optimum Operating Current (Imp): 5.29A
Maximum System Voltage: 600V DC (UL)

Renogy 30A PWM Charge Controller (Positive Grounded):
Nominal System Voltage: 12V/24V Auto recognition
Rated Charge Current: 30A Max.
Solar Input Voltage: 42V Max.
PV Input Power: 400W (12V), 800W (24V)

Renogy 9In MC4 Adaptor Kit :
Length: 9In AWG: 12

Renogy MC4 Branch Connectors :
Withstanding voltage: 1000V DC(TUV), 600V(UL)
Contact Resistance: 1m

The panels arrived safely and right on time. Setup was EXTREMELY fast and easy. I am no professional and it took me about 20 minutes from the time I started opening the box until my RV batteries were charging. The connectors and cables seem expensive but after you hold them in your hands, you’ll see they are worth it. These are high quality panels and have an excellent warranty.

Petar Levi
Pros and cons

Efficient – high module conversion efficiency (approx. 15.46%)
Expandable – you can expand your system up to a maximum of 400W


The kit does not come with extension cables, z-brackets or wire from the charge controller to the batteries.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

9 Ways to Recruit the Best Talent for Your Startup

Hiring is hard, but hiring for startups can be even harder. As a young company with limited cash flow, hiring the wrong employee can potentially break your startup. Therefore, you have to be very careful with your decisions and do your best to hire top talent. Below you can find some suggestions on hiring the best startup employees.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

4 Bad Habits Blocking Your Great Idea From Becoming a Successful Business

You can’t build a successful business without a great idea, and if you’re a passionate entrepreneur you’ve got a dozen ideas that you talk about all the time.

Your enthusiasm is infectious. Your friends and family offer endless words of encouragement, and the constant praise makes you feel happy, fulfilled and optimistic. Surely this latest idea will skyrocket you into the stratosphere of success – right?

Here’s the harsh truth. Your idea will probably never see the light of day, and if you’re honest – you’re not surprised.

After all, it’s easier to talk about the future than work hard in the present to build it. When push comes to shove, your enthusiasm will falter, you’ll get bored and move on to the next flash of inspiration that comes your way. Your "great" idea will fade away like the hundreds of others before it that failed to materialise.

But things don’t have to stay this way. Transforming great ideas into successful businesses is easy. All you need to do is break a few bad habits.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

5 Questions to Decide If You Need a Business Partner

When you write as much as I do you get barraged with people who want to partner with you. Most are hucksters who see that you have a capability that they lack and see the sales potential for it, although they don’t have any customers per se. Others think I have money that I want to invest in a hair-brained scheme with someone I don’t know. These things happen so often that I am reminded of advice given to me many times over the years: don’t have a business partner.

But, I have had business partners and it has worked out well for me, which got me thinking (yes, yes, I know always a dangerous space to be in) about just what it takes to make a business partnership work. So, out of that chemical soup that is my mind comes the following tips on deciding whether or not you should have a business partner (I could write tips on whether or not to have a romantic partner but given my track record in that regard even I wouldn’t follow that advice).