Do I need to charge the battery when I get the kit
Athenatech MIC-40W Power Accessory Kit
- Great for In-Outdoor activities, Emergency & Rescue, Education, Home, Park, Recreation, Camping, Mountain Climbing, Fishing, Hunting, Backpacking, RV, Car, Truck, Marine, Boat, Military, Troops, Beach Activities & More....
- The Kit, comes with 40W Mono-Crystalline Foldable Solar Panels, 12V x 8Ah lithium rechargeable battery, and accessories in a compact packing box.
- Equipped with new quick charging MPPT controller that increases power efficiency up to 90.
- It takes 4 - 5 hrs to fully charge the 12V x 8Ah lithium battery. Battery have a 12V DC output port & 5V USB output port for bus powered devices and any other 12V devices.
- Solar Panels used are made by SunTech, world's number one panel manufacturer.
- For a cellular phone with power consumption of 2W, you may use it for 40 hours.
- Model: MIC-40W
- Materials: Mono-Crystalline Solar Panel ; Lithium Polymer Battery
- Dimensions: Open 1 inch (H) x 24 inches (W) x 29 inches (L)
- Folded 2 inches (H) x 10 inches (W) x 12 inches (L)
- Capacity: 40W
- Quantity of Persons Supplied: 1
- Storage: 96W (12Vx8Ah) Lithium Battery
- 40W Foldable Solar panel
- MPPT charger connector
- 96W Lithium Polymer Battery
- 12V-110V Inverter/Adaptor
- 12V Car Charger Adaptor
- Car battery clamp style cable
- Shelf-life: 10 years
- Warranty: 1 year manufacturer
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When I first bought this item and I was really excited, but when I opened the package I discovered that the battery was in two separate pieces. It looked as though the plastic that was holding it together had been broken somehow. I returned it for a replacement. When the replacement arrived the product looked new. I immediately began using the panel to charge the battery as instructed and it worked fine. I tested it on many appliances in my house and it worked great. But I noticed something unusual a couple weeks later. After 10+ hours of continuous sun exposure the battery would still not fully charge as the MPPT controller is supposed to indicate this with a green light. All I ever saw was a blinking red light (which indicates it is charging). I am in the process of returning it and this time for a full refund. I would not recommend this product to anyone.Read More
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According to the review on the site yes you would.
Yes, normally. when you connect the battery to the MPPT controller, then connect to the solar panel, if it show green flash light. means it has been pre-charged from the factory. please follow the READ ME first warning sheet. Connect order in reverse, may cause damages to the electronics.
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