E Series / F Series / G Series product improvement - new top of pole mount (4.0 - 4.5" OD round pole only)

This article details the new top of pole solar engine & solar panel mount for 4.0" - 4.5" OD round poles: when it occurred, what was improved, and more.

Product applicability

The following products are discussed in this article:

  • E Series: R920-E, R820-E, R247-E, and R829-E
  • F Series: R920-F, R820-F, R247-F, and R829-F
  • G Series (solar only):  SC315, R820-G, R247-G, and R829

When did this update occur

Starting in 2021 Q2, all systems above will be shipping with Carmanah's new top of pole mount. This change is for top-of-pole-mounted systems with 4.0" - 4.5" outside diameter (OD) round poles only.

  • E Series: 15W solar engine
  • F Series: 30W solar engine
  • G Series: 50W and 80W solar panel


What has been improved

Below are a few of the benefits and features of the new top of pole mount:

  1. Direct replacement for the previous revision top of pole mount for E Series, F Series, and G Series systems. 
  2. G Series systems will be paired with new aluminum solar panel mounting rails instead of older and heavier galvanized steel rails.
    1. Solar mounting rails will not rust: made of aluminum
    2. Lighter weight
    3. Fits Caltrans-style flanged tenons
    4. No risk of sliding down the pole during installation
    5. Conduit kit available for running wires outside the pole