A solar system can make an excellent addition to or replacement for a generator allowing you to quietly produce power in a way that is passive, easy and environmentally friendly.
This RV system includes an inverter and the cables and fusing necessary to wire it into your system. This inverter will allow you 1500 Watts of continuous power, enough to run a microwave, vacuum cleaner and other large appliances. This inverter comes with a remote switch that can be mounted in a convenient spot in the camper so that if you aren't using the inverter, it can be easily turned off.
If you are currently able to connect utility power to your camper and electrify a number of circuits, you can have the option of powering these circuit with inverter power when the grid is not available without danger of having power flow into the circuits from two sources using an automatic transfer switch. (Automatic Transfer Switch not included in this package.)
This RV kit comes with your choice of solar modules, allowing you to tailor your power generation to your power needs, budget and travelling goals. We generally recommend two 85 watt panels for people who will be spending the summer travelling and want to be free to stop where and when they want (130W panels are an option). This assumes that you are using your power for the evenings and early mornings and that you will be using the system generally for lights, music and small appliances. This kit comes complete with all the connectors and protection that you'll need for a safe and successful installation.
The charge controller in this system not only acts as a charge controller and stops your batteries from being overcharged it also includes a LCD display that will show you the battery voltage. How many amps are going into the batteries. A great tool for tracking the status of your batteries, showing you when you can go ahead and use lots of power and when you should recharge the batteries.
A solar system makes a huge difference to the life of your batteries, allowing you to effortlessly keep them charged up. Leaving your batteries discharged is one of the worst things you can do to a battery and a solar system makes it easy to avoid this trap.
Very low maintenance, a solar module requires an occasional washing with warm water to keep it producing at its maximum. Output from a solar panel is reduced significantly by any shading on the panel so it is important to make sure that leaves and the like are not allowed to collect on the panel while you are hoping to charge the batteries.
This system does not come with batteries, so please ensure that your RV currently has all the battery capacity that you need to carry you through at least 3 days of poor solar charging.