– 1x 100W Solar Panel with mounts and wire harness
– 15A Victron SmartSolar MPPT Charge Controller with Bluetooth Communication
– 1x Lifeline 100Ah AGM 12V Battery
– 250VA Victron Phoenix pure sine inverter with AC outlet
– Lugs, heat shrink, cables, etc. All included
– $2,885 when installed by AM Solar with an estimated 12 hours of labor
This power system includes all the critical components needed to solar charge a battery and draw 120V AC power in a camper. The single AGM battery battery is likely to fit in nearly every type of battery bay. The solar charge controller and inverter can be programmed and monitored with a smartphone app via Bluetooth. This kit is the ideal setup for powering laptops and maintaining the battery during the off-season.
What you get:
Upgrade or Modification Options:
This complete kit is composed of three subsystems: Solar Charging, Battery Bank/Monitoring, and AC Output. These subsystems can be removed or modified based on what you already have or want.
Changing the Panels: The charge controller can support a maximum of 200W, so another 100W of solar panels can be added. You may consider a 90W panel, or remove the existing panel and add a 170W panel.
Change the Charge Controller: The current charge controller core is rated for 15A and uses 8ga cable. If you want more than 200W, check out our 20A, 30A, or 50A charge controller cores using thicker 6ga or 4ga cable.
External Port: An external charging port can be added that would allow for the use of folding panels as long as the charge controller can handle the extra wattage.
Different AGM Batteries: The standard configuration comes with one 12V 100Ah AGM battery. If you want more energy storage and have the physical space for it, you could get a single 12V 255Ah battery, or multiple 220Ah batteries connected in series. All batteries need to be the same make, model and age.
Lithium Batteries: If you upgrade to lithium batteries you will need to get lithium compatible alternator charging adapter kit. Add as many lithium batteries as you can fit as long as they are all the same brand and amp-hour rating.
AC and DC Distribution
More DC Outlets: The standard configuration of this kit works with the existing DC distribution system. AM Solar can add more DC outlets.
More AC Outlets: The standard inverter has one built-in AC outlet. If you need more, you can plug in a power strip, or modify an extension cord to a sub panel with breakers and use that to feed additional outlets.
Remove the Inverter: If you don’t need 120V AC you can remove the inverter portion of the kit.
Add a Charger: With this kit, you do not have the option for shore power charging, but it can be added. It can be as simple as a 7A clip-on charger, or permanently mounted Progressive Dynamics 45A or 60A model with shore power cord an inlet, or upgrade to an inverter/charger all-in-one unit.
Upgrade the Inverter: For stand-alone inverters without chargers, we have 500VA, 800VA, and 1200VA models available. You may also consider the Xantrex Freedom 2000W, or the Victron Multiplus 2000VA and 3000VA inverter/charger systems.
Upgrade to a shunt based monitor: The current version of this kit does not include a shunt based monitor, but battery voltage can be read on a smartphone by using the Victron Connect app. With the addition of a shunt based monitor like the BMV-712, you will be able read the state of charge as a percentage.
AM Solar Part Number: 99-CMPESS
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