Inverter

4/27/2017 - 2016 Airstream Interstate, 33’

This client had us add onto an existing setup consisting of a 2512iXL charge controller core and a set of AGMS.  He now has a much more powerful solar charger and a 3000VA inverter capable of running a wide range of loads including a microwave and a coffee maker.  The Bluetooth smart dongle allows monitoring of the system to take place wirelessly, with a smart phone.

Equipment Added:  4x SP100 Panel Kits 1x Victron Multiplus 3000VA Inverter kit 2x 6V 300Ah AGM 6CT Batteries 1x Victron MPPT 100/15 Charge Controller Core 1x Bluetooth Smart Dongle 1x Portable plugs

Equipment Added:
4x SP100 Panel Kits
1x Victron Multiplus 3000VA Inverter kit
2x 6V 300Ah AGM 6CT Batteries
1x Victron MPPT 100/15 Charge Controller Core
1x Bluetooth Smart Dongle
1x Portable plugs

AGM Batteries, Bluetooth Dongle, Victron Charge Controller

AGM Batteries, Bluetooth Dongle, Victron Charge Controller

System Monitors

System Monitors

Victron Multiplus 3000VA Inverter System

Victron Multiplus 3000VA Inverter System

 

 

11/14/2016 - 2007 Tiffin Allegro Bus, 40'

We installed a powerful 960W Solar charging system, a 300Ah AGM Battery bank and a 3000W inverter on this class A motorhome.  Fortunately Victron inverters can be installed in a variety of orientations.  This one is upside down.

Equipment Added:   6x SF160 Solar Panels 1x Roof C-Box 1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 70A System Core 1x Color Control Monitor 1x BMV-702 battery monitor kit 4x 19.5" Tilt Bar Sets 2x 6V 300Ah AGM Batteries GPL-6CT 1x 3000W Victron MultiPlus Inverter

Equipment Added:
6x SF160 Solar Panels
1x Roof C-Box
1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 70A System Core
1x Color Control Monitor
1x BMV-702 battery monitor kit
4x 19.5" Tilt Bar Sets
2x 6V 300Ah AGM Batteries GPL-6CT
1x 3000W Victron MultiPlus Inverter

Inverter compartment

Inverter compartment

System Monitor

System Monitor

Inverter

Inverter

11/11/16 - 2015 Winnebago Vista, 28'

This coach came to us with a complex battery management system that had to be bypassed with a network of diodes in order for the lithium battery bank to function.  It was a challenging install, but everything worked out in the end.  The customer now has a 960W solar charger with a 300Ah lithium battery bank and a 3000VA inverter.

Equipment Added:  6x SF160 Solar Panels 1x Roof C-Box 1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 70A System Core 1x Victron MultiPlus 12/3000 Inverter/Charger 1x Victron Digital Multi Control 1x 300Ah Signature Lithium Battery System

Equipment Added:
6x SF160 Solar Panels
1x Roof C-Box
1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 70A System Core
1x Victron MultiPlus 12/3000 Inverter/Charger
1x Victron Digital Multi Control
1x 300Ah Signature Lithium Battery System

300Ah Lithium Battery System

300Ah Lithium Battery System

Inverter and charge controller

Inverter and charge controller

System Monitor

System Monitor

10/28/16 – 2015 Keystone Montana, 35.5’

This is one of our most powerful non-lithium systems.  Features include:  1600W of solar charging, going through 100A MPPT charge controller, to a 900Ah AGM battery bank which feeds a 3000VA hybrid inverter.  It’s another AM Solar mobile power plant.

Equipment Added:  10x SF160 Solar Panels 5x 19.5" Tilt Bar Sets 20x mounting feet are Tall 3-Hole 3x Dicor Ultra for TPO Roof 1x Victron Blue Solar MPPT 150/100 system core 1x Victron Color Control GX Monitor 6x 300Ah GPL-6CT 6V AGM Batteries 1x Victron MultiPlus 3000 Inverter Charger

Equipment Added:
10x SF160 Solar Panels
5x 19.5" Tilt Bar Sets
20x mounting feet are Tall 3-Hole
3x Dicor Ultra for TPO Roof
1x Victron Blue Solar MPPT 150/100 system core
1x Victron Color Control GX Monitor
6x 300Ah GPL-6CT 6V AGM Batteries
1x Victron MultiPlus 3000 Inverter Charger

Planning panel placement

Planning panel placement

Victron Color Control GX Monitor

Victron Color Control GX Monitor

Inverter, Charge controller & Batteries

Inverter, Charge controller & Batteries

10/6/2016 - 2008 Glendale Titanium, 34'

This 5th wheel got a 640W solar charging system with a 40A MPPT system core, a 2000W pure sine inverter and a 220Ah AGM Battery Bank.  With a system like this they will be able run appliances like blenders and microwaves without a generator or shore power connection.

Glendale-Titanium
Glendale-Titanium-Front
Four 160W Solar Panels

Four 160W Solar Panels

Combiner Box

Combiner Box

Battery Bay

Battery Bay

9/8/2016 – 2015 Newmar Bay Star, 29'

This customer wanted to be able to run larger loads like a microwave or a blender from their battery bank so we added a 2000W pure sine inverter along with a 480W solar charging system.  The roof mount combiner box was prepped for easily adding a 4th panel in the future. Batteries weren't added, but preparation was made to the battery bank for future expansion. 

Solar Panel Layout

Solar Panel Layout

Magnum MS2000 Inverter

Magnum MS2000 Inverter

Blue Sky 3024IL Charge Controller

Blue Sky 3024IL Charge Controller

9/12/2016 – 2007 Dynaquest Dynamax 340XL, 35'

This customer came to us wanting as much solar and lithium as we could fit in the rig.  The result was 850W of solar panels, an 800Ah lithium battery bank and a 3000VA inverter. 

Equipment Added:  7x SP100 Solar Panels 3x Star-50 Solar Panels 1x Roof C-Box 1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 70A System Core 4x 15.5" Tilt Bar Sets 2x 19.5" Tilt Bar Sets 1x Victron MultiPlus 12/3000/120-50 120V Inverter Kit 1x Victron 800Ah Signature Lithium Battery Bank 1x Trik-L-Start   

Equipment Added:
7x SP100 Solar Panels
3x Star-50 Solar Panels
1x Roof C-Box
1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 70A System Core
4x 15.5" Tilt Bar Sets
2x 19.5" Tilt Bar Sets
1x Victron MultiPlus 12/3000/120-50 120V Inverter Kit
1x Victron 800Ah Signature Lithium Battery Bank
1x Trik-L-Start

 

Lithium battery system with inverter and solar charge controller

Lithium battery system with inverter and solar charge controller

Lithium BMS Components

Lithium BMS Components

Victron Lynx

Victron Lynx

8/25/2016 - 2003 Fleetwood Bounder, 35'

This customer came to us with a variety of electrical issues, the most troublesome being that their inverter/charger wasn’t working correctly.  We upgraded their 1000W inverter to a 2000W pure sine model and replaced some burnt relays.  We also installed a 320W solar charging system.  Camping will be much more comfortable now.

Equipment Added:  2x SF160 Solar Panels 1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 25A System Core 1x Roof C-Box 1x Magnum MS2000 Inverter 1x Monitor-RC50

Equipment Added:
2x SF160 Solar Panels
1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 25A System Core
1x Roof C-Box
1x Magnum MS2000 Inverter
1x Monitor-RC50

320W Solar Charging System

320W Solar Charging System

Combiner Box interior

Combiner Box interior

8/11/2016 - 2016 Forest River Forester, 24’

We have never heard a customer say “I got too much solar,” and this customer will never be able to say “I should have gotten more solar,” because the roof is completely covered.  In addition to the 830W solar charging system, a 600Ah lithium battery bank and a 3000VA hybrid inverter make this a very powerful vehicle.

Victron Color Control GX Monitor

Victron Color Control GX Monitor

Victron Multiplus 3000VA inverter/charger

Victron Multiplus 3000VA inverter/charger

Victron Charge Controller

Victron Charge Controller

7/20/2016 – 2016 Outdoors RV Timber Ridge 280RKSB, 34’

This trailer came to us with an existing solar charging system and a conventional inverter.  We rewired the AC circuitry to enable load sharing with a Victron 3000VA hybrid inverter.  In other words, this system can now draw from shore power and the battery bank at the same time.  We also upgraded the lead-acid battery bank to a 400Ah Signature Lithium system with Color Control Monitor showing complete system status.  The result is a very powerful yet compact system.

Victron Lithium Battery System

Victron Lithium Battery System

Victron Color Control GX Monitor

Victron Color Control GX Monitor

Inverter/Charger

Inverter/Charger

7/16/2016 - 2008 Winnebago Vectra, 40’

This is the most sophisticated AM Solar installation ever.  The 1920W solar array was producing over 90A when the system was first activated (in overcast weather).  That high current, coming from dual 70A charge controllers, was fed onto a Victron 800Ah lithium battery bank where a 3000VA hybrid inverter would power all the comforts of home to this power plant on wheels.

Equipment Added:  12x SF160 Solar Panels 2x Roof C-Boxes 1x 19.5" tilt bar set 2x SunRunner Victron MPPT 70A system cores 1x Victron Multiplus 3000VA Inverter Kit 1x Victron 800Ah Signature Lithium Battery Bank 1x Progressive Ind. 50A Surge Protector w/display   

Equipment Added:
12x SF160 Solar Panels
2x Roof C-Boxes
1x 19.5" tilt bar set
2x SunRunner Victron MPPT 70A system cores
1x Victron Multiplus 3000VA Inverter Kit
1x Victron 800Ah Signature Lithium Battery Bank
1x Progressive Ind. 50A Surge Protector w/display

 

1920W of solar

1920W of solar

Class T fuses and high current switches

Class T fuses and high current switches

AC Wiring

AC Wiring

Dual Combiner Boxes

Dual Combiner Boxes

800Ah of lithium batteries

800Ah of lithium batteries

Battery Management System

Battery Management System

7/1/2016 - 2017 Nexus Phantom 31P, 31’

Space constraints were a major issue with this rig.  We had to reinforce the bay and temporarily remove the bay door to get everything to fit.  In the end we managed to install two Victron lithium 200Ah batteries in our Signature lithium system feature complete cold weather charging disconnect systems.  The inverter is a Victron hybrid 3000VA and there is 1120W of solar panels on the roof.

Victron Multiplus 3000VA

Victron Multiplus 3000VA

Victron System Controls

Victron System Controls

Lithium Battery Bank Controls

Lithium Battery Bank Controls

6/24/2016 - 2016, Winnebago Era 170X, 24’

This Class B rig came to us with two 12V 100Ah Group 31 AGM batteries externally mounted under each side of the chassis behind rear wheels.  The owner, Roger, was very clever to route ropes through his frame to pull wires prior to him building out the interior.  Roger also provided a shelf in the driver's rear wheel-well bay for mounting AM Solar inverter system.

300W of solar panels

300W of solar panels

2000W Pure Sine Inverter System

2000W Pure Sine Inverter System

Solar Charge Controller and Batteries

Solar Charge Controller and Batteries

6/16/2016 - 1999 Country Coach Magna, 40'

This rig had already been equipped with 800 Watts of solar and a 2,800 Watt inverter from a previous install.  Our long-time customers/friends changed out their AGM - 8D batteries after a little over 6 years of use for some fresh 12V, 255Ah AGMs.

Equipment Added:  6 AGM, 12V 255 Ah Batteries