p>With genuine SunPower flexible cells, extra-strong 1680D canvas and backed by our market-leading 5 year warranty, this solar mat will provide many years of reliable service.
These flexible folding solar mats have become our fastest-selling new products ever. With genuine SunPower cells, extra-strong 1680D canvas, a detachable controller and a Hard Korr® 5-year warranty, it’s no wonder these mats were just awarded TWO Global Media Awards at the 2018 SEMA Show!
Portable solar mats are a great addition to any camping adventure, as they allow you to bring more gear with you and provide a greater level of independence.
To help you realise this dream of complete independence and luxury, Hard Korr® Lighting has designed this solar mat to not only survive in harsh conditions, but thrive in them.
Tough components ensure the solar mat can handle the rigours of being folded and unfolded many times as you travel across rough and tumble tracks and trails.
Genuine SunPower® flexible cells for ultimate strength and efficiency
Extra-thick 1680D canvas for enhanced durability
Reinforced eyelets to allow mat to be anchored in windy weather
Super light weight for easy transportation and setup
Includes detachable 5-stage digital PWM controller, Anderson plug and all necessary cables
Genuine 5-year Australian warranty
How it works
By using your Korr Lighting solar mat in the sun, you can recharge your battery for free anywhere. Charging will stop when the battery is full. You can then use your Korr LED lights, 12v fridges, TVs, fans and other camping equipment.
Installation is a breeze only taking 1-2 minutes. Simply unfold your solar mat, place in the sunlight, and connect the 5m lead from the solar controller to the battery. It’s that easy! NOTE: Please do not place the mat on top of a bonnet or other metal surface, as prolonged contact may cause warping.
The Hard Korr® Guarantee
All Korr® products are manufactured using the highest quality materials. We are confident that they are the most durable in the market and will give you many years of reliable service. We stand behind this product with a comprehensive 5-year Australian warranty, plus a 30-day money back guarantee.
Frequently Asked Questions
What separates a Hard Korr folding solar mat from a cheap eBay model?
Mostly it comes down to quality of materials and manufacturing. We specify genuine SunPower® solar cells for optimum efficiency and lifespan, and extra-tough 1680D canvas for durability. Our panels are manufactured to a very high standard including strong stitching and careful wiring. That’s why we are able to offer a massive 5-year warranty!
Why SunPower® cells?
Quite simply, SunPower make the best solar cells currently available in the market. They are much stronger, more efficient and more durable than cheaper alternatives. You can find out more about them here.
Do I have to use the included controller?
You must always use a controller between the solar panel and your battery, but if you have your own solar controller (e.g. built into a camper trailer or RV) you can use that instead. We include an Anderson plug connector in the box.
How do I position my solar mat?
You can place your solar mat anywhere it receives direct sunlight. This might be on your windscreen, on top of your awning, or on the ground. You will experience a small increase in output if you are able to angle the panels 45° to the sun but in practice this is not mandatory for good performance. NOTE: Please do not position your mat directly on top of a bonnet or other metal surface, as prolonged contact may cause warping.
If one cell is shaded or blocked, does the whole panel stop producing electricity?
No. Our mat is designed with bypass diodes to ensure that if one cell is not producing power the rest of the cells are unaffected. This is another difference between a Hard Korr panel and cheap eBay type models.
Can I leave my mat out in the weather?
Yes, Hard Korr solar mats are designed to withstand rain and even hail. However, your panel will not generally produce much electricity during inclement weather so we recommend you bring it inside at these times.
Which panel do I need for my setup?
Start by finding out the total current draw of all the equipment you wish to use. Multiply this figure by the number of hours the equipment is generally used to get the total amp hours consumed. Solar panels can generally provide their stated output for 8 hours per day, so multiply the stated output by 8 hours to find out how many amp hours your solar mat can provide. Here’s a worked example:
You use a Hard Korr 5-bar camp kit for 4 hours per day (3A x 4h = 12Ah) You use a fridge 24 hours per day that draws 2A (2A x 24h = 48Ah) Total consumption = 60Ah Solar panel output required = 60Ah / 8 = 7.5A Hard Korr’s 150w mat produces a guaranteed 7.6A on a clear day and will be sufficient in most circumstances. A 200w panel would provide additional buffer.