- Cell Type: Maxeon® Solar Cells
- Efficiency Rating: 22%
- Rated Wattage: 40W
- Output Voltage: 18V
- Open Dimensions: 33.5” x 11” x .02” (L x W x H)
- Closed Dimensions: 11” x 11”x .5” (L x W x H)
- Weight: 2.2 lbs
- Warranty: 1 year
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does the Freedom 40W Solar Panel hold a charge?
The solar panels only produce power when exposed to sunlight and that power is not stored.
What are the optimal conditions for charging?
Optimal charging conditions include: direct sunlight with the panels angled toward the sun, no clouds, no hanging branches or obstructions to sunlight, no shade covering any of the panels, and no dirt or debris on the solar cells.
How do I obtain maximum output from the Freedom 40W Solar Panel?
To obtain maximum output always try to charge in the optimal conditions listed above and angle the panels toward direct sunlight and continue to adjust the placement of the panels to track the sun's movement throughout the day.
Is the Freedom 40W Solar Panel waterproof?
The solar panels are weather-resistant and will not be harmed if exposed to rain or snow; however, the connection cord is not weather-resistant and must be kept dry.
Can I leave the Freedom 40W Solar Panel outside for continual use?
The Freedom 40W Solar Panel is not designed for continuous outdoor usage. Once you charge your device the Freedom 40W Solar Panel should be folded and stored in a clean, dry area.
Can I use the Freedom 40W Solar Panel to charge other small electronic devices?
Yes - as long as the device you want to charge operates from 18V or less and has a DC power cable. You can connect your device to the Freedom 40W Solar Panel using the included DC input cord. You may also use a solar charge controller, which can be purchased from electronics retailers, to connect your device to the Freedom 40W Solar Panel.
Please note that the Freedom 40W Solar Panel does not have an internal charge regulator as that is a feature of the Freedom™ and C-100 CPAP Batteries; therefore, it is important that you read the charging instructions for your device as overcharging may damage your device's internal battery.