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Hi all
first post, IX 60 m on order, will be here in late June/early july (hopefully)
Will be using it as normal.
But intending to have a few off the grid weekends away.
Has anyone any advice or thoughts about portable Solar panels for off grid charging
I will accept the ix will take forever to fully charge , but looking at a gentle top up, while its sitting there in
 

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Not sure how effective that will be. For example, my house has 18 large 425w solar panels (82” x 40”). On a good clear full sunny day, it produces 60 kWh for a full days worth of sun.

Smaller panels may not even come close to produce that amount of energy. One panel would fit in your car and produce at best 4kWh in a day? Plus the size and weight of lugging it around and the equipment.
 

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The problem is that the amount of panels you will need to haul around for any meaningful charge is very large. For example, I have a 400W panel on the roof of my Sprinter van and that panel is 4' x 6' in size. Add in a charge controller, wiring, etc. you are talking a lot of money and cargo taken up. All to get 400W/h (at maximum output). Even your basic Level 1 charger can add 1800W (120V X 15A) max and that only adds something like 1-2 miles per hour. Divide that number by 5, now you are talking 1-2 miles every 5 hours.....not really worth it.
 

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Just for your information.
The minimum charge current of the car is 6A.
This means, it will only charge if the power of your system can handle at least 6A x 230V = 1380W.
You will need at least 4 large solar panels of 400W each to feed the system.
Not easy with an off-grid system...
 

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Just for your information.
The minimum charge current of the car is 6A.
This means, it will only charge if the power of your system can handle at least 6A x 230V = 1380W.
You will need at least 4 large solar panels of 400W each to feed the system.
Not easy with an off-grid system...
Level 1 in the US is 120V, so hopefully only 120 * 6 needed, so 720W, 2 panels might work in full sun, but as soon as there is shade or lower angle sun, no bueno.
 
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