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Thanks for the kind words guys. Next on my list is to rig up a solar system to the NL power pack, but I need to do a lot of research because I don't know crap about solar.
I just got back from a maiden weekend with my new solar set up, I’m so happy it all worked! My battery came back in better shape then ever. Cost me less than $500 for a Renogy suitcase and controller with Bluetooth and I made a 50’ extension to reach the sunny spots. It insures a $300 battery will last for years. I owe it all to research on Expo forums. 👍

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Thats awesome!!! Are you running the National luna PP? Im trying to figure out what I will need and how to hook it ll up.

I just got back from a maiden weekend with my new solar set up, I’m so happy it all worked! My battery came back in better shape then ever. Cost me less than $500 for a Renogy suitcase and controller with Bluetooth and I made a 50’ extension to reach the sunny spots. It insures a $300 battery will last for years. I owe it all to research on Expo forums. 👍

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SHoll

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I like the setup. I am trying to figure out a solar setup for my truck. I've done some research on the forums and YouTube and I think for what I'm looking to do (charge phone, laptop, and camera batteries at camp) I may go with a Goal Zero Yeti 400 and hookup up a Renogy 100 or 150w panel to it. Im not running a fridge, powertools, or anything crazy and not looking to break the bank either. I need something simple as I know next to nothing about electrical or solar.

I just got back from a maiden weekend with my new solar set up, I’m so happy it all worked! My battery came back in better shape then ever. Cost me less than $500 for a Renogy suitcase and controller with Bluetooth and I made a 50’ extension to reach the sunny spots. It insures a $300 battery will last for years. I owe it all to research on Expo forums. 👍
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Thats awesome!!! Are you running the National luna PP? Im trying to figure out what I will need and how to hook it ll up.
No, just the ARB 63 as pictured, and not as efficient- powerwise -as the NL.

I like the setup. I am trying to figure out a solar setup for my truck. I've done some research on the forums and YouTube and I think for what I'm looking to do (charge phone, laptop, and camera batteries at camp) I may go with a Goal Zero Yeti 400 and hookup up a Renogy 100 or 150w panel to it. Im not running a fridge, powertools, or anything crazy and not looking to break the bank either. I need something simple as I know next to nothing about electrical or solar.
So if you run a Renogy (standard MC4 solar connectors) to a Yetti be prepared to make a special connection or splice it into the Yetti cable, (I own a150 and thought about that) if you go all Goal Zero; the cost of the Yetti400 and a boulder100 suitcase panel your into about $800. You could use your vehicle battery with a solar panel/controller with an USB HUB?
 
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SHoll

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Yea I saw the pricing, but it's about what I expected. And the Renogy panels from what I have seen have better reviews and are cheaper than the Goal Zero ones. Goal Zero sells the connection adapter to make the Renogy panels work with the Yeti too. I'm trying to avoid running anything more off the vehicle battery than factory preferably, but we'll see. I appreciate the response.

No, just the ARB 63 as pictured, and not as efficient- powerwise -as the NL.

So if you run a Renogy (standard MC4 solar connectors) to a Yetti be prepared to make a special connection or splice it into the Yetti cable, (I own a150 and thought about that) if you go all Goal Zero; the cost of the Yetti400 and a boulder100 suitcase panel your into about $800. You could use your vehicle battery with a solar panel/controller with an USB HUB?
 
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