Best Solar Panels Compatible With ExpertPower Alpha 400

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.

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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

ENKEEO 50W Solar Charger, Foldable Solar Panel with MPPT Controller and TIR-C, DC, USB QC 3.0 and 2.0 Output Ports, Multiple Connection Cables for Smartphones, Laptops, Car Battery, Power Stations
Renogy 50W 12V Eclipse Monocrystalline Portable Solar Panel Built-in Kickstand
ROCKPALS SP002 Foldable 60W Solar Panel Charger for Suaoki/Jackery Explorer 240 / Webetop/Goal Zero Yeti/Paxcess Portable Power Station Generator and USB Devices, QC3.0 USB Ports
Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel (New Edition)
Rockpals SP003 100W Foldable Solar Panel Charger for Suaoki Portable Generator / 8mm Goal Zero Yeti Power Station/Jackery Explorer 240, Webetop Battery Pack/USB Devices, with 3 USB Ports
TwelSeavan Portable Solar Panel Charger, 120W Foldable Solar Panel for Jackery 160/240/500/1000 Power Station, Suaoki/Goal Zero Yeti/Rockpals Solar Generator, with Kickstand, USB QC3.0, Type C
Watts
50W
50W
60W
100W
100W
120W
Open Circuit Voltage
21V
22.4V
18V
21.5V
18V
21.5V
Connectors
DC, USB
MC4
DC, USB
MC4
MC4, DC, USB
MC4, DC, USB
Requires Additional Adapter
Foldable
Weight
5.4 lbs
12.3 lbs
5.1 lbs
17.7 lbs
5.1 lbs
9.5 lbs
Size
19.9 x 14.1 x 2.4 in
23.4 x 20.8 x 1.4 in
13.8 x 13.4 x 1.8 in (folded)
41.6 x 20.7 x 1.4 in
64.5 x 20.5 x 1.2 in
20.5 x 14.4 x 1.6 in (folded)
ENKEEO 50W Solar Charger, Foldable Solar Panel with MPPT Controller and TIR-C, DC, USB QC 3.0 and 2.0 Output Ports, Multiple Connection Cables for Smartphones, Laptops, Car Battery, Power Stations
Watts
50W
Open Circuit Voltage
21V
Connectors
DC, USB
Requires Additional Adapter
Foldable
Weight
5.4 lbs
Size
19.9 x 14.1 x 2.4 in
Renogy 50W 12V Eclipse Monocrystalline Portable Solar Panel Built-in Kickstand
Watts
50W
Open Circuit Voltage
22.4V
Connectors
MC4
Requires Additional Adapter
Foldable
Weight
12.3 lbs
Size
23.4 x 20.8 x 1.4 in
ROCKPALS SP002 Foldable 60W Solar Panel Charger for Suaoki/Jackery Explorer 240 / Webetop/Goal Zero Yeti/Paxcess Portable Power Station Generator and USB Devices, QC3.0 USB Ports
Watts
60W
Open Circuit Voltage
18V
Connectors
DC, USB
Requires Additional Adapter
Foldable
Weight
5.1 lbs
Size
13.8 x 13.4 x 1.8 in (folded)
Renogy 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel (New Edition)
Watts
100W
Open Circuit Voltage
21.5V
Connectors
MC4
Requires Additional Adapter
Foldable
Weight
17.7 lbs
Size
41.6 x 20.7 x 1.4 in
Rockpals SP003 100W Foldable Solar Panel Charger for Suaoki Portable Generator / 8mm Goal Zero Yeti Power Station/Jackery Explorer 240, Webetop Battery Pack/USB Devices, with 3 USB Ports
Watts
100W
Open Circuit Voltage
18V
Connectors
MC4, DC, USB
Requires Additional Adapter
Foldable
Weight
5.1 lbs
Size
64.5 x 20.5 x 1.2 in
TwelSeavan Portable Solar Panel Charger, 120W Foldable Solar Panel for Jackery 160/240/500/1000 Power Station, Suaoki/Goal Zero Yeti/Rockpals Solar Generator, with Kickstand, USB QC3.0, Type C
Watts
120W
Open Circuit Voltage
21.5V
Connectors
MC4, DC, USB
Requires Additional Adapter
Foldable
Weight
9.5 lbs
Size
20.5 x 14.4 x 1.6 in (folded)

Note: Scroll left/right on small screens to view all products in the table.

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.

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