This is a great solar energy system, completely plug-n-play, to power a wide variety of devices. Comes complete with our 80 watt solar panel and the Xantrex XPower 1500 PowerPack. We install the Sunkeeper 6 charge controller to prevent overcharging of the battery and make the system completely "plug-n-play".
The Xantrex system is built to run a range of appliances such as TV, blender, microwave oven, coffee pot, and office equipment such as a computer, monitor, printer and fax machine.
Perfect for emergency preparedness and back-up power. Be prepared for power outages.
The Xantrex XPower Powerpack 1500 is a portable power system that can supply up to 1500 watts of household electricity – enough to run almost any electronic product or appliance you might connect to your wall outlet at home (Note: Battery capacity limits run-time). The powerpack consists of a 12V battery pack that stores 60 amp-hours of electrical energy, state-of-the-art inverter that converts 12 volts from the battery pack to 120V AC 60Hz household power, an AC power panel that contains two standard US outlets, and a 12V DC power socket that is used to run or charge 12 volt products. These components are packaged into a rugged “cart” with a removable handle that allows XPower Powerpack 1500 to be wheeled from room-to-room or outdoors over rough terrain.
Xantrex 1500 Features
80 Watt Solar Panel Specifications
The 80 watt solar panel is a high efficiency photovoltaic module using silicon crystalline cells. The photovoltaic solar module provides superior value and performance for a wide variety of applications.
Rated Power: 80 watts
Rated Current @ Max. Power: 4.67 amps
Nominal voltage: 12 volts
Rated voltage @ Max. Power: 17.42 Volts
Panel measures 21" X 47.25" X 1.75"
Weight: 19 lbs. Manufacturer's Warranty: 20 years. System includes: 80 watt solar panel with 20 feet of wire, the Xantrex XPower 1500, installed Sunkeeper 6 charge controller and all the correct cables to make this system entirely plug and play!
Options: Add a Kill a watt meter to see how much power your devices use (addl. $34.95).
Please note: This item must ship UPS Ground only. Please select this shipping method at checkout. Shipping charges will be calculated based on your zip code.
Posted by RicR2 on 6th Sep 2011
I needed a powerful but sealed power-pack (sealed battery + converter) for poolside use, to power a large 110-volt karaoke machine for five hours a day. The Xatrex 1500 is the only power-pack I've found that meets this requirement.
It was a pleasant surprise to find that the wheels have rubber rather than (noisy) plastic treads.
The first 1500 stopped working with a bang after two hours. When I phoned the Xantrex company, the technician I soon was talking to quickly concluded that my 1500 had malfunctioned and recommended that I return it. I was pleased with this candor. The second 1500 has worked for about a month now.
Not obvious is that the 1500 has a small storage cabinet, in which I store an extension cord.
Both 1500s arrived undamaged. A disclaimer is that I bought my 1500s from costo-dot-comm, which is relevant because perhaps Costco uses different packaging for shipping.
The "large karaoke machine" is a MegaStar CM-K1100, and its average draw has been 30-something watts.
9/18/06 Update: Around July the charge time dropped to under four hours. When I called Xantrex, the technician told me that battery life is about 200 charges.