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Reviews Categories | Emergency/Portable Power: generators, solar, wind, thermal, etc | Aspect Solar Energy Bar 250 and EP60 Portable Solar Panel Help


Reviews Summary for Aspect Solar Energy Bar 250 and EP60 Portable Solar Panel
Aspect Solar Energy Bar 250 and EP60 Portable Solar Panel Reviews: 2 Average rating: 2.5/5 MSRP: $Energy Bar 250 400, Panel 350.
Description: The Energy Bar 250 which has a light weight (8 lbs) 20Ah LifePO4 battery, is
a portable 12 V, easy-to-use power source with a lifespan of 10 years or
longer. Rechargeable by wall charger, auto socket, or by the EP60 60W solar
panel. (See QST, p. 54, May 2015).
Product is not in production.
More info: http://aspectsolar.com
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WA7SGS Rating: 0/5 Nov 15, 2016 15:13 Send this review to a friend
This company is DOA  Time owned: 6 to 12 months
As per the Colorado Secretary of State's office:

Name Aspect Technologies, Inc. of Delaware
True name Aspect Technologies, Inc.
Status Delinquent Formation date 07/02/2009
ID number 20091357011 Form Foreign Corporation
Periodic report month January Jurisdiction Delaware
Principal office street address 1724 Majestic Drive, Unit 103, Lafayette, CO 80026, United States
Principal office mailing address n/a

Having seen Aspect Solar's website go down, I sent an email and it wound up bounced. That led to me writing to the City of Lafayette CO. They emailed me a link to the CO SoS office. Aspect Solar is "Status: Delinquent" with them.

So much for Aspect Solar's 5 Year Guarantee. I spent around $2K on their gear, which had some problems delivering the proper voltage when the panels were hooked up but at least 12V was present when simply taking power from the controller/charger unit.

DO NOT BUY any remaining stock out there for all you will get is orphaned. Now if that is acceptable, then you are welcome to take your chances.

Rick
 
W1LGU Rating: 5/5 May 28, 2015 11:26 Send this review to a friend
Compact Solar Power   Time owned: 3 to 6 months
I have used my Energy Bar 250 for several months at this point and I find it a highly portable, well-made and versatile addition to my ability to set up and put a ham station on the air from anywhere. With 4 USB sockets, a cigarette lighter socket and a built-in inverter, there's easy connection for equipment. A meter on the front panel indicates battery charge. The universal ac socket converts from 115V to 230 V with the flick of a small slider switch. A main rocker switch turns the 250 on. There is a separate button to power the ac inverter. The 250 powers my KX3 quite handily for over 20 hours, with power left to spare. The foldable EP60 solar panel is able to charge the energy bar in about 7-13 hours in full sun. With a wall or cigarette charger, it's even faster. I have not experienced any interference on HF with the 250. Worth every penny! Also, Super customer service!
 


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