New Tough+ Carbon 55W Solar Panel

439.00

A LONG LIFE SOLAR PANEL FOR CANVAS & BIMINI

• Carbon fibre reinforced.
• Quick Fix or Velcro mounting.
• Shadow Optimized design to improve output in partial Shadowing conditions.
• 5 years warranty.

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CARBON FIBER REINFORCED

SPRAYHOOD & BIMINI

QUICK FIX MOUNTING

SHADOW OPTIMIZED

5 YEAR WARRANTY

LONG LIFE SOLAR PANEL FOR CANVAS & BIMINI

The Tough+ Carbon Quick Fix models are highly advanced panels, capable of transforming your sprayhood and bimini into efficient solar power generators. Mounting a solar panel on a canvas surface has always been a challenge, mostly because of the lack of structural support which will increase the risk of early panel failure. The standard so-called flexible solar panels will experience material fatigue due to movements by wind.

By reinforcing the panel with carbon fiber, the Tough+ Carbon models achieve the perfect strength to weight ratio needed to tackle this problem. It makes the panel not only stiff enough to support itself but also light enough to protect the underlying canvas from damages. It´s a win-win. The soft transparent edges do not only protect the fabric from wear but also provide a smooth color transition from any colored top to the uniform black panel surface.

QUICK FIX SYSTEM

The Quick Fix system allows for quick and easy mounting, using stainless steel LOXX buttons and waterproof MC4 connectors.

Tough Carbon can be fitted either with the Quick Fix buttons intended for Canvas or the Carbon Velcro Batten which will attach to the Carbon panel with the existing buttons and then to the canvas by the included Velcro which is sewn onto the underlying canvas.

CARBON VELCRO BATTEN

For use of the Tough+ Carbon model in heavy wind or on fast-moving vessels, we recommend the Carbon Velcro Batten. These will even out the forces on the underlying canvas using velcro strips.

BALL BUTTONS – 4 PIECES

Allows a quick and easy mounting on canvas, using stainless steel LOXX buttons. Mounting tool included.

CARBON VELCRO BATTEN

For use of the Tough+ Carbon model in heavy wind or on fast-moving vessels, we recommend the Carbon Velcro Batten. These will even out the forces on the underlying canvas using velcro strips.

BALL BUTTONS – 4 PIECES

Allows a quick and easy mounting on canvas, using stainless steel LOXX buttons. Mounting tool included.

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Product Info

New Tough+ Carbon 55W Solar Panel

New Tough 55W - Junction Box Solar Panel

New Tough 55W Black - Flush Solar Panel

Tough 62W Fold

Big brand inhouse-made "flexible" solar panel.

Major brand expensive version, incorporating medium sunpower cells

So-called "flexible" solar panels

Not so common rigid glass panel with sunpowercells.

Cheap rigid glass solar panel with oldstyle cells

Major brand cheaper solar panel

Old style semi-thin solarpanel with metal backplate

So-called "flexible" with ETFE surface solar panels.

Price 439.00 259.00 269.00 259.00 - - - - - - - -
Usage Area Canvas / Bimini Camping, Motorhome Roof & Side, Temporary, Yatch Deck Motorhome Roof & Side, Yatch Deck Camping, Portable, Temporary Camping, Canvas / Bimini, Motorhome Roof & Side, Temporary, Yatch Deck Camping, Canvas / Bimini, Motorhome Roof & Side, Temporary, Yatch Deck Camping, Canvas / Bimini, Motorhome Roof & Side, Temporary, Yatch Deck Camping, Canvas / Bimini, Temporary Camping, Canvas / Bimini, Temporary Camping, Canvas / Bimini, Motorhome Roof & Side, Temporary, Yatch Deck Camping, Canvas / Bimini, Motorhome Roof & Side, Temporary, Yatch Deck Camping, Canvas / Bimini, Motorhome Roof & Side, Temporary, Yatch Deck
Cell Protection ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★☆☆☆ ★★★★★ ☆☆☆☆☆
Delamination Protection ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★☆☆☆☆ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
Black Gap Aesthetic Filler Compatibility - - Tough Black Hole* - - - - - - - - -
UV Durability ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★☆☆☆ ★★★★☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★★★★+ ★★★★★ ★★★☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★★★★☆
Cell Efficiency (Watt / Area) ★★★★✬ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
Power Output in Real-Life Conditions ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★☆☆ ★★★★☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆ ★★★★☆
Shadow Optimization*
Cell behavior during partial shadowing ★★★★★ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★★★★☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
Internal Electrical Design ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★★ ★★★★☆ ★★★★☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★★★☆ ★☆☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★★★☆☆
Heat Power Degradation Very Low Very Low Very Low Very Low Very Low Low High Low Very High High High Medium
Fitting Options QuickFix, Velcro Battens Adhesive, Screws (not prefered and fit for some cases) Adhesive Not Permanent ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———– ———–
Surface Integration - ★★☆☆☆ ★★★★★ - ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ Not Applicable Not Applicable ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆
Flush Cable* 2021 Edition -
Fitting on Uneven Surface (Surface Patterns >1mm) - ★★★★★ ★★★★★ - ★★✬☆☆ ★★✬☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ Not Applicable Not Applicable ★★✬☆☆ ★★★★☆ ☆☆☆☆☆
Durability when fitted on a cloth ★★★★★ ★★★☆☆ - - ★☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ Not Applicable Not Applicable ★☆☆☆☆ ★☆☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆
Weight / Stiffness Ratio ★★★★★+ ★★★☆☆ - - ☆☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆ Not Applicable Not Applicable ★☆☆☆☆ ★★☆☆☆ ☆☆☆☆☆
Hidden Cable Connector* - -
Carbon Fiber Interior* - -
Soft Edges for Cloth Protection - -
Watt / Stored Size Ratio ★★★★★ ★★★☆☆ - ★★★★★ Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Watt / Weight Ratio ★★★★★ ★★★★☆ - ★★★★★ Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Easy Pack & Portability ★★★★★ ★★☆☆☆ - ★★★★★ Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Waterproofness ★★★★★ ★★★★★ - ★★★★★ Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable
Sleek and Powerful Cable Connectors* - -
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TECHNICAL OVERVIEW

Tough+ Carbon 55W
P 55W
Wp 55.4W
Ptol ±3%
Max System Voltage 45V
Max System Voltage
with bypass diode*
80V
Voc 25.11V
Isc 3.16A
Vmp 19.5V
Imp 2.82A
Sunpower Cells 23.7%
Shadow Optimized Yes
Width 55.4 cm
Length 79.6 cm
Weight 2 kg
Cable Length
2 x 0,7m Junction Box
Holes 6 x LOXX
VOC: Open Circuit Voltage   |   ISC: Short Circuit Current   |   VMP: Maximum Power Voltage   |   IMP: Maximum Power Current
* Requires a by-pass diode, provided by SUNBEAMsystem. However, serial connections are not recommended due to lower production and a shorter life expectancy.
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Article# P Ptol Ptol Max System Voltage Max System Voltage
with bypass diode*
Voc Isc Vmp Imp Sunpower Cells
TC56x55QF 55W 55.4W ±3% 45V 80V 25.11V 3.16A 19.50V 2.82A 23.7%
TPC79x55QF 82W 82.3W ±3% 45V 80V 24.52V 4.36A 21.12V 3.90A 23.7%
TPC107x55QF 116W 116.1W ±3% 45V 80V 23.07V 6.15A 19.87V 5.84A 23.7%
Article# Shadow Optimized Width Length Weight Cable Length 3M film Holes
TC56x55QF Yes 55.4 cm 56.3 cm 1.4 kg 2 x 0,7m Junction Box No 4 x LOXX
TPC79x55QF Yes 55.4 cm 79.6 cm 2 kg 2 x 0,7m Junction Box No 6 x LOXX
TPC107x55QF Yes 55.4 cm 107.8 cm 2.8 kg 2 x 0,7m Junction Box No 6 x LOXX
VOC: Open Circuit Voltage   |   ISC: Short Circuit Current   |   VMP: Maximum Power Voltage   |   IMP: Maximum Power Current
* Requires a by-pass diode, provided by sunbeamsystem. However, serial connections are not recommended due to lower production and a shorter life expectancy.
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Additional information

Weight 1.4 kg
Durability when fitted on a cloth

★★★★★

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