200W

7/6/2016 – Pleasure Way Sprinter, 24'

This relatively simple installation involved 200W of solar through a PWM charge controller onto two AGM batteries.  We added a 150W inverter for device charging along with a 12V/USB outlet.

Equipment Added:  2x  SP100 100W Solar Panels  1x  SunRunner Gold PWM 30A System Core  2x  6V 220Ah AGM batteries  1x Samlex PST-15S-12 inverter 1x 12V/USB Outlet   

Equipment Added:
2x SP100 100W Solar Panels
1x SunRunner Gold PWM 30A System Core
2x 6V 220Ah AGM batteries
1x Samlex PST-15S-12 inverter
1x 12V/USB Outlet

 

Blue Sky SC30 PWM charge controller

Blue Sky SC30 PWM charge controller

AGM Battery Bank

AGM Battery Bank

6/21/2016 - 2015 Airstream Flying Cloud, 27'

This customer came to us with a price ceiling and asked that we give them the most power possible for their budget goal.  Upon inspecting the trailer, we found that their batteries were completely dead.  We replaced them with a pair of low cost Interstate Flooded batteries and added two 100W panels to the roof with a 25A SunRunner Signature MPPT core.  The system can easily be expanded with the addition of two more 100W panels when the customer is ready.

Equipment Added: 2x  SF100 Solar Panels  1x  SunRunner Signature MPPT 25A System Core  1x  Roof Box  2x SRM24 Interstate Batteries

Equipment Added:
2x SF100 Solar Panels
1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 25A System Core
1x Roof Box
2x SRM24 Interstate Batteries

Sometimes with Airstreams, when solar panels are installed near the front of the rig, we double up the "L" feet on the leading edge of the panels to make more tape gripping surface area and reinforce the mounts.

Sometimes with Airstreams, when solar panels are installed near the front of the rig, we double up the "L" feet on the leading edge of the panels to make more tape gripping surface area and reinforce the mounts.

200W of solar panels, expandable up to 400W

200W of solar panels, expandable up to 400W

Interstate Flooded Batteries

Interstate Flooded Batteries

6/17/2016 - 1995 Airstream Classic, 30'

This rig came to us with two functioning 65W panels and a low-end charge controller.  They wanted more power.  We added two of our 100W solar panels and combined them all in a roof mount c-box.  Instead of penetrating the roof under the c-box, we routed the cables down the refrigerator vent.  Because of the two different panel types, with different voltages, we went with a PWM replacement charge controller and added a battery monitor.  (MPPT controllers don’t do well with mixed panels).  We also added a USB outlet for portable device charging.

Equipment Added: 2x   SF100 Panels  1x  Roof C-Box  1x  Bogart Solar Charger (SC2030)  1x  Tri-Metric 2030A and Harness Kit  1x  Mini On/Off Switch  1x 30A DC Circuit Breaker 1x 12V/USB Outlet   

Equipment Added:
2x  SF100 Panels
1x Roof C-Box
1x Bogart Solar Charger (SC2030)
1x Tri-Metric 2030A and Harness Kit
1x Mini On/Off Switch
1x 30A DC Circuit Breaker
1x 12V/USB Outlet

 

Combiner box detail: The cables on the bottom are for the two 100W panels installed by AM Solar. The cables on the left were for the existing panels. The two cables out the top are the + & - going down the refrigerator vent to the charge controller.

Combiner box detail:
The cables on the bottom are for the two 100W panels installed by AM Solar.
The cables on the left were for the existing panels.
The two cables out the top are the + & - going down the refrigerator vent to the charge controller.

Trimetric Battery Monitor

Trimetric Battery Monitor

Bogart Charge controller with Master ON/OFF switch

Bogart Charge controller with Master ON/OFF switch