The Best Solar Panels Compatible With ExpertPower Alpha 400 Power Station
The ExpertPower Alpha 400 is a portable power station, also known as a solar generator that can be charged with solar panels.
In this post, I am going to list a couple of solar panels on the market that are compatible with the Alpha 400.
Note that the Alpha 400 comes with an MC4 to DC adapter, so the solar panels in the table that have a green checkmark next to the “Requires Additional Adapter” heading will be connected to the power station with the adapter ExpertPower includes.
Solar Panels Compatible With ExpertPower Alpha 400
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Input Limitations Of The Alpha 400
The Alpha 400 has an MPPT solar charge controller that can handle solar panels rated between 13-24V. Its max input is 6.2A.
Most 12V 100W solar panel outputs about 18V, so that means that the Alpha 400 has a max input of almost 112W. I haven’t tested this so take these numbers with a grain of salt.
Frequently Asked Questions
How Long Will It Take To Charge The Battery With Solar Panels?
ExpertPower advertises that it takes 6 hours to charge the battery with a 100W solar panel. That averages out to about 74W input.
How Can I Improve The Charging Efficiency When Using Solar Panels?
The easiest thing you can do is tilt the solar panel so it’s angled directly towards the sun.
Another thing you should do is to make sure there is no shade on the panel, not even a little bit.
Please leave a comment down below if you have any questions.