PROGENY 120W Portable Solar Panel with 45W USB-C PD, Parallel Cable, Kickstand, Foldable Solar Panel Charger Waterproof for Jackery…

(3 customer reviews)

$199.99

Description

  • Widely Compatibility: PROGENY 120w folding solar panel is designed for the most solar generators on the market ( but not for Jackery 440 ). Anderson connector for Jackery Explorer 1000, 5.5*2.1mm DC for PROGENY/Flashfish/Golabs solar power station, 8mm DC for Jackery Explorer/Baldr/Goal Zero. With a parallel cable just can connect 2 same PROGENY portable solar panel 120w to produce more power
  • 23.5% High Efficiency: 120w solar panel portable high conversion efficiency up to 23.5% which is much higher than common foldable solar panel 120w. It performs better than similarly rated polycrystalline solar panels at low-light conditions. Much higher than the market average level
  • 45W Max PD USB Outputs: Equipped with 1* USB-C(5V-15V/3A, 45W max) and 1* QC3.0 (5V-12V/2A; 24W max) output port, PROGENY solar panels for camping can charge multiple small devices at the same time, including smartphones, tablets, digital cameras and more. Please note that USB-C port supports PD charging
  • Portable & Foldable With Kickstand: Foldable design with a TPE rubber handle, weights only 7.27lb. Convenient to carry it wherever you go. Slightly adjust the angle with the kickstand, can get 25% more sunlight than flat laying. Build up your portable-solar-generator system together with PROGENY panel solar portatil and PROGENY solar powered generator (sold separately). Ideally suited for the outdoor life and even unexpected power outages
  • What’s Included: 1*PROGENY paneles solares; 4 in 1 cable; 1*parallel cable; 1*user manual

, PROGENY 120W Portable Solar Panel with 45W USB-C PD, Parallel Cable, Kickstand, Foldable Solar Panel Charger Waterproof for Jackery…, 149.99, USD,

Additional information

Manufacturer

‎PROGENY

Brand

‎PROGENY

Model

‎Parallel 120W

Item Weight

‎9.78 pounds

Product Dimensions

‎16.65 x 15.55 x 2.17 inches

Item model number

‎NP120W

Wattage

‎120 watts

3 reviews for PROGENY 120W Portable Solar Panel with 45W USB-C PD, Parallel Cable, Kickstand, Foldable Solar Panel Charger Waterproof for Jackery…

  1. Outdoor Enthusiast | Geek | Photographer

    At first glance, this Progeny 120W looks like a copycat of the Jackery SolarSaga 100 with its color scheme, folding design, and handles that close magnetically. But there are some important differences. It is a lot smaller than the Jackery and comes with 4 panels instead of two that the other has. Panel count does not mean much, but the overall package is rated for 120W. That made me expect this panel to output a bit more power than the SolarSaga 100. Did it? Yes, it did.

    IN A NUTSHELL
    The Progeny 120W surprised me a lot. Where many panels in its class are either fixed or fold several times into a briefcase, the Progeny just sandwiches in quarters and is held together by strong magnets, accented by a rigid, bright-orange carry handle across the top. Within the built-in carry pouch is a built-in Anderson connector cable (APP) ready to be plugged into a battery power station with an appropriate extension cable. On an overcast morning, it had achieved as much as 58W of output whereas the Jackery SolarSaga 100 got 51W. The differential was small, and so I tested it again on a clear, sunny day. The Progeny achieved 83W and the Jackery got 68W. That’s pretty good efficiency as most monocrystalline solar panels lose at least 25% due to power conversion. A built-in kickstand helps orient the panel at an optimal, 45 degree angle for maximum sun exposure, and a built-in pocket allows for cables to be stored. There also are two USB ports for direct-charging of mobile devices and accessories. Note that this solar panel is NOT waterproof.

    It should be kept out of the rain, but then again, if it is raining, the sun probably won’t be out. Multiple adapters are included and I tested connectivity with Jackery, Goal Zero, and an off-brand iRozce battery power station. All three worked with this panel as expected. As long as the power station is able to accept the panel’s 18V of output, you are golden. I also connected it in parallel with the Jackery SolarSaga 100 as both panels are rated for 18V, and that took the panels from 51W/58W to a combined output of 93W. You should almost NEVER connect multiple solar panels in sequence/a series — you should almost ALWAYS hook them up in Parallel with a Y-split or combiner cable. (Goal Zero has a 4x combiner cable to hook up to 4 solar panels).

    Overall, the Progeny 120W solar panels are beautiful, sturdy, efficient, and portable and worked well with a variety of battery power station vendors and solar panels. Having the Anderson connector out of the box makes the Progeny compatible with an industry-standard connection. The company also included a Y-split cable so you could hook up 2 solar panels (just make sure both are the same 18V voltage and that the power station supports that rating).

    TIPS/NOTES
    – Panel lifespan: Panels generally die/become inefficient between 25-30 years
    — They may last longer, but would produce less energy
    – Solar panels work best outdoor under full sun exposure
    — Although the panels will work under the shade or behind windows, charging efficiency is greatly diminished
    — Panels will STILL charge under cloudy conditions. So, keep the panels out even if you do not see the sun
    — Operating temperature range: 14F to 149F (-10C to 65C)
    — ONLY the solar panels can (and should) be directly under the sun while charging a battery power station
    — Keep the power station in the shade to prevent overheating
    – ALL panels must be uncovered to generate a charge
    — Do not completely cover one or more panels or the charging will stop
    – To maintain solar efficiency, the panels should be kept clean
    — Remove dust with a soft brush and wipe with a damp (NOT wet) cloth
    — Any residue, such as tree sap, should be removed as soon as possible
    — Keep panel away from water that spray at greater than 60 degree angles
    — Keep panel away from low-pressure (or stronger) water jet spray
    — Do not submerge the panel under water
    — Panels will work longer if they are kept away from water altogether
    – Do NOT bend the panels more than 30 degrees or risk breaking them!
    – Keep the panels away from fires and heaters

    CHARGING TIMES
    When using solar panels to charge battery power stations, the amount of energy the battery may accept could be throttled to prevent overcharging.

    Example: Jackery Explorer 1000 slowed incoming wattage from 70-80W to about 50W once it reached 70% battery charge.

    HOW MANY WATTS DOES A DEVICE USE?
    – Calc: Watts used by device = Voltage x Amperage
    – If a vacuum is 120V and 9.5A, it uses 1,140W

    HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO SOLAR CHARGE A BATTERY POWER STATION?
    – Calc: Hours to charge battery = Battery capacity (Wh) / (Panel Wattage x [0.5 or 0.75])
    — In a perfect lab environment, solar panels charge at the indicated wattage (ie. 100W)
    — Expect to only receive 50-75% on a good, sunny day (ie. 50W – 75W), depending on environmental conditions, panel’s age, and component quality
    — Tip: Even if it is overcast, the panels will STILL collect solar energy. Keep charging!
    – Charging with a 100W solar panel
    — Jackery Explorer 500: As fast as 6.7 hours [500 Wh / (100W x 0.75)]
    — Jackery Explorer 1000: As fast as 13.3 hours [1000 Wh / (100W x 0.75)]

  2. K12imson

    I received the solar panel quickly after buying it on sale. I wanted to use this primarily for camping and to charge my small electronics at home. I tested the charging capability of the solar panel on many clear, bright, sunny days in California. Initially, I thought the 300 watt progeny battery was going to take forever to charge with this 120 watt solar panel as the panel was only transferring about 30-32 watts of energy (as indicated on the progeny battery). Turns out, the battery charged from 20% to 100% within 4 hours! The math just doesn’t add up!
    I tried to reach out to Progeny to see if there is an issue but I can’t seem to find the company. The only thing I can find is a website at http://www.progenysolar.com that doesn’t seem to be in business. The battery and solar panel has been working well but something is definitely not adding up. Either my battery is showing the wrong energy input or the solar panel is charging faster than it’s indicating on the battery.

    5 stars for portability

    3 stars for usability: Simple to use right out of the box. One issue is that the included plugs don’t seem to work all the time with the battery. Some times one plug works and some times another plug works instead. The legs behind the solar panel are flimsy and there should be more legs to support the panel on the ends.

    5 stars for design: love the wireless charger on top and the design is sleek.

    1 star for customer service: non existent

    Overall: 3 stars for the pair of devices.

    PROGENY should reach out to me and see if I need to replace one or both pieces of equipment. In the mean time, this will be posted as a review for both the battery and the solar panel.

  3. Dennis

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     I love how sturdy this solar panel set is. It’s got magnetic handle that snaps together which keeps it together like an ultra thin suitcase. The cables are all inside the bag and the legs are velcro to the panels. So everything you need to charge is in one tight package.

    I’ve been charging my rockpals and totguard power station. But can be charged at the same time since the connectors are the same and the panel came with a splitter. It was charging the larger 555wah powerbank at 70w, which is the cap for this power bank. When I charge both together, it’s went down to 45ish and the other was charging at 30watt. This was in the morning and that a good amount of power.

    I keep my power stations behind the panels so they stay in the shade. This keeps it cooler while charging and minimizes the active fan on the power stations. I think this panels matches well with the common power station since the station itself have a cap on input wattage. And this was large enough to put out max charging even in morning sun. I love it!

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