I took off the plastic body and cut it in half.
Bike trailer solar panel.
Solar electric bicycle touring trailer for luxury camping.
A guide to understanding the ratings.
So we plug the panel into an inverter that then goes to the bike s charger inverter and finally to the bike s battery.
Then i bolted it back on the frame and bolted scrap plywood over the wheels to serve as a strong platform.
Not ideal but it works.
Search bike trailer on this silly site garage sales craigs list thrift stores ect.
Freeloader super cheap small 1 5w solar charger batteries with 800 1600mah built in batteries.
As do recumbents some with interesting panel mounting.
Good for smaller usb powered devices for those on a budget.
The one i used is a cheap one.
Https bit ly 2psoeyh why is my 100 watt solar panel only giving me 75 watts.
Convert your own bike.
Let s start with the worst case scenario.
The power is going from dc to ac to dc.
Solar panels aren t magic.
What they wanted to design was a bike we could ride all day if we liked perhaps as much as 200 miles entirely powered by the sun and our muscles.
The solar tour bike and trailer is a project developed by two mates in a garage.
To enter the race jack built himself a custom mid drive electric bicycle based on a surly troll bicycle with a pull behind suspension aevon std100 trailer for holding his gear and solar panels.
The load on bike is half the load to the trailer.
Products rated between 7 27 watts.
You bought a 100 watt solar panel to charge your 500 watt hour ebike battery with the expectation that it would charge your battery from empty to full in 5 hours.
Goal zero nomad probably the most popular solar units around for bicycle travellers because of their low cost and availability although customer service and longevity seems less than perfect.
Solar module aka solar panel this one is a 17 volt 80 watt.
Also the battery and inverter and bike charger add another six pounds and a lot of cables to the system.
Due to the highly rigid clamping of solar trailer on the bike under the driver s seat one does not feel torsion.