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Goal Zero Solar Panel Tripod
Goal Zero
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Goal Zero Solar Panel Tripod

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Goal Zero Solar Panel Tripod - Lightweight tripod mount for your Boulder 30 Solar Panels. Folds small for the ability to transport with ease.


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Goal Zero Solar Panel Tripod - Lightweight tripod mount for your Boulder 30 Solar Panels. Folds small for the ability to transport with ease. This tripod makes a great addition to the Goal Zero Yeti 1250 Kit (sold separately). One tripod can hold up to 4 Goal Zero Boulder 30 Solar Panels.

  • Weight: 8.35 lbs
  • Dimensins (folded): 37"x4.5"x4.5"
  • Holds up to 4 Boulder 30 Panels

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    Goal Zero Solar Panel Tripod
     
    3.8

    (based on 23 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (8)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Reliable (4)

    Cons

    • Poor design (4)

    Best Uses

    • Home (4)
    • Travel (4)
    • Portable devices (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual user (4), Power user (3)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Boulder 30 Tripod

    I received the tripod in May of 2012 and have had no issues mating the tripod "head" to the legs. If this was an issue, it seems to be...Read complete review

    I received the tripod in May of 2012 and have had no issues mating the tripod "head" to the legs. If this was an issue, it seems to be resolved.

    I was a little disappointed by how light weight the tripod legs felt when I received the tripod, but in vigorous field use, this has not been an issue. The tripod is perfect to quickly deploy your panels on a stable platform and easily adjust them to aim at the sun easily. The tripod "feet" include pegs that you can use to apply pressure with your foot to drive the tripod feet in to the ground. This was a very nice feature.

    The product includes a "head" that is meant to mount on your panels, a set of legs, and a bag containing 10 quick clips to attach your panels together as well as to the head. The tripod can hold either two or four Boulder 30s. you begin by assembling your array on a flat surface, panel-side down. You then align the tripod "head" to the mating edges of all the panels. Position your tripod to where it will go and adjust the length of each leg to your requirement so that the top of the tripod is flat. Utilize the included nylon band to keep the legs from spreading out further.

    Once you've secured the head to the array and your tripod legs positioned where you want them, you attach head to the top of the tripod. There is a large center support that can move around inside a large hole on the top of the tripod that makes it easier to line this up.

    When attaching the head to the tripod, it is quite easy to do with two people, but it can be done with one if necessary. Two is best so that you have someone constantly focused on your investment in the panels.

    PROTIP: When assembling your solar array, trap a thin "bread twist tie" or similar flexible stiff material in the middle where all panels meet up. Straighten this until it is perpendicular to the panel surface. This can be used as a solar aiming device. Adjust your array until there is no shadow to ensure that you are aimed perfectly at the sun.

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    Product improvement needed

    The tripod I received works well but the mounting bracket that attaches the (4) Boulder 30 panels together has very poor manufacturing tollerances. I was not able to attach all of the clips...Read complete review

    The tripod I received works well but the mounting bracket that attaches the (4) Boulder 30 panels together has very poor manufacturing tollerances. I was not able to attach all of the clips because the mounting holes did not line up. I was able to insert enough clips to securely mount the panels and it is reasonably sturdy, however, I was disappointed in the lack of quality. With that said I would still recommend the tripod as there's no other practical way of using all of the panels.

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    4.0

    could use some work

    By 

    from New Castle, CO, United States

    Comments about Goal Zero Solar Panel Tripod:

    is very stable, but the straps are not easy to adjust. granted I am using 8 boulder 15 panels on it. Having the strap mounted to two legs with adjustment helped with the issue. I riveted the strap to the leg and added an buckle to achieve this. System could be more like a camera tripod, or a mil spec tripod. but his is a great product!

     
    5.0

    Awesome product. Easy to use.

    By 

    from Traverse City, MI, United States

    Comments about Goal Zero Solar Panel Tripod:

    Had it set up in about 60 seconds. Literally. It's amazingly sturdy - and once you've got it set up, it's so simple to adjust the leg height and angle of the panels. Flawless. Thanks again, Goal Zero - another amazing product.

     
    4.0

    easy set up

    By 

    from South Central Montana

    Comments about Goal Zero Solar Panel Tripod:

    I purchased the tripod after I got tired of moving my pallet set up that I mounted 2 boulder 30 panels on. The tripod arrived on the day I was told it would, this is a good sign, I read the directions once and then again before putting my 2 boulder panels on it. The quick clips work as advertised, however, I too had one that didn't function properly. This was no problem as there were 10 quick clips sent with the tripod so life is good. I am currently using my 2 boulder 30 panels to charge up the batteries on my travel trailer. This is much easier than stringing a couple of extension cords to my travel trailer. Now I need to figure out how to get 2 more boulder panels. Sooo if anyone out there has a couple of extra boulder 30 panels just sitting around gathering dust send them my way.... Ok so I will just have to buy a couple more panels. I am pleased with my purchase and as usual if there was a problem I would just call Goal Zero customer service as I have in the past and the problem will be taken care of. I DO recommend this product. NO, I didn't get any money for writing this review. To the folks at Goal Zero please keep up the good work and thank you. Just my thoughts from the Big Sky Country, Montana. I would give it 5 stars but it didn't put itself together without my help, so it only gets 4 stars. I will confess I have several Goal Zero products and almost all have been trouble free. Thank You Goal Zero.

     
    5.0

    Very Satisfied

    By 

    from Southern California

    Comments about Goal Zero Solar Panel Tripod:

    I ordered the tripod with some reservations, as there were some reviews from a year or so ago complaining about the quick-clips not having good quality control. Sure enough, I had one bad quick-clip in the kit (one clip had a small "T" at the end of the tip of the clip missing). However, there were still 8 good clips in the bag, enough to create a 4-panel array with four 30-watt panels and still have 4 clips left to attach the array to the mounting bracket. Once the array is put together, set up is easy. Although its a little awkward with one person, it's straightforward--you just need the strength to hoist the array and mount, and, keeping the weight on your shoulders and back, set the mounted array on the tripod and tighten the locking nut. It's easy to aim, and I appreciated the tip to put a toothpick or popsicle stick (as a sundial-type aiming device) in the middle of the 4 panels before clipping them together. All-around good design; parts are mostly metal, are fairly light-weight, but seem sturdy--recommended.

     
    5.0

    Tripod prep before first time use!

    By 

    from Twin Falls, Idaho, United States

    Comments about Goal Zero Solar Panel Tripod:

    After purchase, I attempted to attach (2) Boulder 30 panels to the tripod. The quick clips didn't work, they were too big and I tried to tap them into position with a plastic malet. Forceably they went in, barely. At that point I took flat file and worked both sides of the black colored portion of the quick clips and filed down the sides till they finally went in smoothly. After that, everything all worked wonderfully!

     
    3.0

    Eventually, it's OK.

    By 

    from Redding Ridge, CT

    Comments about Goal Zero Solar Panel Tripod:

    For Christmas, I bought myself the Boulder Solar Tripod. Apparently, they're still having problems with the heads not fitting the bases. The bolt threads are too large for the hole threads. It was just a phone call, and they sent me a label to ship it back. Then, my replacement got lost. -_- Eventually, it showed up at my PO Box, two months late, but a functioning tripod at last! Well, mostly. Did I mention that it came with broken clips? Both times? Yeah. I'm still waiting on my replacement stands' replacement clips. Would I recommend this product? Depends on how handy you are, (I couldn't make it myself.) or how much time you have to kill.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Sturdy and Well Designed

    By 

    from Portsmouth, VA

    Comments about Goal Zero Solar Panel Tripod:

    I had to wait a long time for the tripod supply to catch up with demand but am happy I waited. It provides a convenient and stable platform for my solar panels, which I can now move from storage to optimal solar collection locations across my property in relatively short order. I like the web restraints for the tripod legs, too, affording me a range of height adjustments. The panel support structure using a combination of quick-setting clips and a rigid detachable "backbone" support is ingenious.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Strap snaps don't close & hold.

    By 

    from Plattsburgh, NY

    Comments about Goal Zero Solar Panel Tripod:

    I had 4 Boulder 30s mounted on this tripod for 4 months and today I had a blow down caused by strap bands around the legs that don't hold together. One leg was severely bent at the bottom. Real attention needs to be paid to the nylon strap buckles ! I'm out a tripod now for this array.

     
    5.0

    Bolder 30 Tripod

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    from Gilbert, AZ

    About Me Casual User

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    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Configure
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable Performance

    Cons

    • I Recevied A Bad Buckle

    Best Uses

    • Emergency Preparedness

    Comments about Goal Zero Solar Panel Tripod:

    I had read several comments from other users who had purchased the tripod and were not very satisfied. Many of them said the tripod was difficult to assemble. I was happy that this was not the case with my purchase. I assembled it and everything worked well. The only problem I encountered was a bad buckle on a strap. I've notified customer service and hopefully they'll send me a replacement.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Bolder 30 Tripod

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    from Gilbert, AZ

    Comments about Goal Zero Solar Panel Tripod:

    I had read several comments from other users who had purchased the tripod and were not very satisfied. Many of them said the tripod was difficult to assemble. I was happy that this was not the case with my purchase. I assembled it and everything worked well. The only problem I encountered was a bad buckle on a strap. I've notified customer service and hopefully they'll send me a replacement.

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