Battery

Solar Panel Kits for Boats

We don’t just do RVs.  We have created a solar panel kit specifically for charging batteries on boats.  This kit comes with a 50W solar panel, marine rated charge controller and wire harness.  This is ideal for electric trolling motors, downriggers or simply maintaining the starter battery.  The 50W solar panel will produce about 12 amp-hours per day in summer weather.

50W Boat Battery Charger
100W Boat Battery Charger

50W Boat Charger Kit

50W Boat Charger Kit

Mounting hardware is not included

Mounting hardware is not included

A proud customer brought his boat by to show off the kit.

A proud customer brought his boat by to show off the kit.

7/8/2016 - 2015 Airstream Flying Cloud 20'

We installed a 300W solar panel system with an MPPT charge controller and a 300Ah AMS Generation 1 Lithium Battery System.  In order to install the battery bank and access the existing inverter we had to very carefully remove the bed and then put it back once everything was connected.

Equipment Added:  3x  SP100 solar panels  1x  Roof C-Box  1x  SunRunner Signature MPPT 25A system core  1x 300Ah Lithium Battery Bank

Equipment Added:
3x SP100 solar panels
1x Roof C-Box
1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 25A system core
1x 300Ah Lithium Battery Bank

Blue Sky 2512iX-HV MPPT Charge Controller and AMS Lithium BMS

Blue Sky 2512iX-HV MPPT Charge Controller and AMS Lithium BMS

Blue Sky IPN Pro Remote Monitor

Blue Sky IPN Pro Remote Monitor

AMS Generation 1, 300Ah Lithium Battery Bank

AMS Generation 1, 300Ah Lithium Battery Bank

6/24/2016 – 2016 Arctic Fox 27-5L, 30'

We installed 640W of solar using four 160W solar panels and a variety of “L” foot sizes to accommodate the curved roof.  We also installed a 420Ah lithium battery system and a Magnum inverter.

Equipment Added:  28x Lithium Cell 60Ah 12.8V 1x AMS Gen 1 Lithium BMS Kit 1x  Magnum MS2000 Inverter  4x  SF160 solar panels  1x  Roof Box  1x  SunRunner Signature MPPT 40A signature core

Equipment Added:
28x Lithium Cell 60Ah 12.8V
1x AMS Gen 1 Lithium BMS Kit
1x Magnum MS2000 Inverter
4x SF160 solar panels
1x Roof Box
1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 40A signature core

AMS Gen 1 lithium battery bank

AMS Gen 1 lithium battery bank

Roof detail

Roof detail

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