Installation Tools

AM Solar offers complete RV solar power kits to Do-It-Yourselfers with the note that “everything is included, minus the installation tools.”  But, if you need installation tools, we offer those too.  Dealing with heavy cable, like 4/0 and 2/0 require special tools that may not be easy to find at a local hardware store.  Because of this, the Hammer Crimper is one of our most popular tools.  This is the most cost-effective way to crimp heavy cable.  We also strongly recommend getting a digital multimeter.  This tool can be very valuable in troubleshooting scenarios.

Every job well done has the same three things in common:

  • Quality Parts
  • Methodical Labor
  • Purpose Built Tools

AM Solar provides Quality, top of the line parts. AM Solar also furnishes even the “First Timer” with enough information and support to fulfill the Methodical part of the labor requirement. NOW, AM Solar can be your source for Purpose Built Tools.

  • Cutters

    Clean, fray free wire ends assure the best connections. Good connections carry electricity with very little loss of “power”. And good, solid wire connections begin with a SHARP WIRE CUTTER. AM Solar Part Number:  TOOL-CUT

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  • Heat gun

    Every electrical connection in an RV should be protected from corrosion by sealing the exposed wires. Heat Shrink does this. True, there are those who pull out a BIC to heat up shrink tubing, but unless you are way more experienced than lucky,...

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  • Digital Multimeter

    Lost in the woods? Get out your Map and Compass to find where you are and where you need to go. So it is in Electrical Circuits, you need direction. From Design to Lay Out and Testing the only guide you’ll need is...

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  • Hammer Crimp

    Solid “Electro-Mechanical” connections are the only way to assure a continuous flow of electricity. The best way to make a solid crimp on BIG wire is with the HAMMER CRIMPER. AM Solar Part Number:  TOOL-CMP

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  • Crimper

    Crimp lugs and butt splices onto cables. AM Solar Part Number:  TOOL-CP

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  • Kill-A-Watt Meter

    Kill-A-Watt Meter

    Measure AC loads to determine power consumption and size your system AM Solar Part Number:  TOOL-KWM

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  • T-27 Driver Tip for Security Bolts

    Use this driver tip with the security bolt T-knob alternative fasteners. AM Solar Part Number:  TOOL-T27

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  • Step Drill Bits

    Step Drill Bits (set of 2)

    A step bit or hole saw is often useful when makeing holes to routing wires for various RV power projects. These step bits will make a clean hole in thin metal, plastic or wood. A step bit or hole saw is required to...

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  • Temperature Sensor for BMV-712 / SmartShunt

    Support from AMSolar is definitely 5 stars. 1st line of support for Victron equipment provided through distributors. AMSolar likely one of the best when it comes to RVs.

    Tom B

  • Zamp 2 Pole Plug, PV Side

    AM Solar is my “go to” website and store for all my solar needs. They provide technical advice to help ensure you are choosing the correct components. Their parts and connectors are high quality and come with heat shrink cabling to ensure a water tight connection.

    Bryan S

  • Liquid Tight Strain Relief for 10/2 cable

    Tight fit on the cables (my 10 AWG cables have extra thick insulation so it was harder to get the wire in but it did work!

    Bob S

  • Victron SmartSolar MPPT 150/85-Tr VE.Can (85A) Charger Controller

    Hands down the best source for your RV solar needs. From the very knowledgeable CSR who answered the phone to the solar technician. They reviewed my current system then gave recommendations for improvements.

    Ken I

  • Zamp ATP Prep Kit – Male

    This is a nice kit to have. Everything needed to attach your panel to the zamp box. Very slick. Highly recommend.

    Steve S

  • AM Solar Roof Combiner Box (C-Box)

    Well layed out and easy access for running wires inside. The top of the box has a seal and overlays the bottom half giving good moisture control. This new version is greatly improved.

    Pamela D

  • Dicor Sealant

    I visit a lot of industrial manufacturing and assembly facilities in my job as an environmental engineer. Sometimes it evident that a facility has an organized mind at work setting things up. I get that feeling with AM Solar. Keep up the good work guys.

    Dan M

  • Dicor Sealant

    I enjoy doing business with AM Solar. All the employees have been there a long time. They know and use the products the sell. They are knowledgeable and very helpful. They are the first company I turn to for my Airstream solar needs.

    Keith W

  • VHB Tape, two 5″ Strips

    I enjoy doing business with AM Solar. All the employees have been there a long time. They know and use the products the sell. They are knowledgable and very helpful. They are the first company I turn to for my Airstream solar needs.

    Keith W

  • TEROSON MS 5510 Sealant (legacy)

    This is the 2nd large order I have made from AM Solar. They are absolutely the best. Garret went above and beyond helping me, a do it yourselfer, know what I needed to buy. The kits are especially helpful with all the small accessories.

    Scott M

  • TEROSON MS 5510 Sealant (legacy)

    I enjoy doing business with AM Solar. All the employees have been there a long time. They know and use the products the sell. They are knowledgeable and very helpful. They are the first company I turn to for my Airstream solar needs.

    Keith W

  • Roof Wire Harness Acc. Kit

    I enjoy doing business with AM Solar. All the employees have been there a long time. They know and use the products the sell. They are knowledgeable and very helpful. They are the first company I turn to for my Airstream solar needs.

    Keith W