Choosing the right system for your RV

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Elite System for Van Conversion

Choosing the right system for your RV involves a couple of factors. First, you want to make sure you are installing enough wattage to cover your wattage use inside the RV. See how much wattage you’ll be using daily.

You can also get wattage information for different devices.

Then you’ll know if you need an 80 Watt Solar Panel or multiple 190 Watt Solar Panels. These Go Power Panels are super high efficient and will get you the most amps/hr for your money. Our Solar Kits come with a high-efficiency Solar Charge Controller for regulating and monitoring your solar panels connected to the batteries.  You can also see what kind of battery you wish to install. Many RVs come with a battery already, but you want to test it and if need be replace it. From there you need an automatic transfer switch to properly switch over from battery power to charging with a converter (battery charger) overnight. You then need to consider a battery charger for charging your system when shore/ electrical power is available. We offer 10 Amp to 100 Amp Battery Chargers. I usually recommend no less than the 35 Amp Charger so you’re getting enough charge overnight. There is also an inverter to think about. Do you need an inverter for running things like blenders or fans during hot days that may not plug into your RV’s wall outlets? Many RVs only have a few plugs and can’t run high capacity loads like 1500 or 2000 Watts at a time. Most inverters require a proper fuse, block and cables. That’s why we usually recommend a 2000 Watt True Sine Wave Inverter by Go Power.

Finally, you’re ready to factor all these items into your RV or Travel Trailer. You can add additional accessories like an Inverter Remote and Trailer Connection for rear lights and power. If you have an existing Solar Panel and want to add an expansion unit we can help with that, too. We even have adapters for older MC3 Cable Connectors to the New MC4 Connectors. Call Outside Supply Today to discuss Solutions!

Check out our RV Solar Guide!

A selection of pre wired solar kits

Give us a call at (We No Longer Take Phone Calls) for more help getting the solar gear you need to take your RV off-grid

Join us for upcoming webinar on designing the perfect off grid RV solar power system.

More Information on Panels from our RV solar guide

A selection of articles that may be helpful when building and installing a solar system in your solar ready RV.

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