Sprinter

8/25/17 – Ford Pop Up Van

Some clients bring us rigs with very little work done in terms of making the van a viable place to live.  An empty rig gives us plenty of options when it comes to strategizing the placement of our equipment, but we also want to make sure that our clients have some flexibility as they make changes.  We completed this installation knowing that when the client ultimately builds out their rig they may need to move our equipment.  This van was set up so that the client can relocate the components we installed (if needed) without much of a headache. 

Equipment Added:  2x SF180 Solar Panel Kits 1x Roof Combiner Box 1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 40A Charge Controller Core 1x Magnum MS2000 Inverter

Equipment Added:
2x SF180 Solar Panel Kits
1x Roof Combiner Box
1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 40A Charge Controller Core
1x Magnum MS2000 Inverter

Magnum Inverter

Magnum Inverter

Lifeline Batteries

Lifeline Batteries

8/31/17 – 2016 Winnebago Era, 24’

This client requested to have a portable panel installed along with an additional 300W of solar power on their roof.  We provided a 120W portable panel from @zampsolar, and we installed a portable panel plug on their bumper for easy access.  All they have to do is plug the panel in, put it a sunny area, and it will produce solar power.  In the event they are parked in a shaded area they still have a way to harness the power of the sun. 

Equipment Added:  3x SP100 Solar Panel Kits 1x Roof Combiner Box 1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 25A Charge Controller Core 1x Victron Phoenix Inverter Kit 1x Portable Panel Plug and Wall Receipt 1x Zamp 120W Folding Solar Panel with Case

Equipment Added:
3x SP100 Solar Panel Kits
1x Roof Combiner Box
1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 25A Charge Controller Core
1x Victron Phoenix Inverter Kit
1x Portable Panel Plug and Wall Receipt
1x Zamp 120W Folding Solar Panel with Case

300W roof mount solar charging system

300W roof mount solar charging system

External plug for portable panel

External plug for portable panel

Zamp Folding Panel

Zamp Folding Panel

9/15/17 – 2008 Pleasure-Way, 21’

This client wanted to be able to run his microwave, and he wanted all of his AC outlets to be functional when dry camping.  The existing battery bank was not large enough to power the loads he was planning on running.  It’s recommended that when running a heavy AC load (like a microwave) you want to have at least a 300Ah to 400Ah battery bank.  We doubled the size of his battery bank (from 220Ah to 440Ah), installed a solar charging system and an inverter, which should give him the power he needs to be comfortable while dry camping.  
 

Equipment Added:  3x SP100 Solar Panel Kits 1x Roof Combiner Box 1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 25A Charge Controller Core 1x Samlex 200W Inverter, Remote, and Transfer Switch 2x AGM 220Ah 4CTs

Equipment Added:
3x SP100 Solar Panel Kits
1x Roof Combiner Box
1x SunRunner Signature MPPT 25A Charge Controller Core
1x Samlex 200W Inverter, Remote, and Transfer Switch
2x AGM 220Ah 4CTs

300W Solar Array

300W Solar Array

Blue Sky Solar Charge Controller

Blue Sky Solar Charge Controller

7/31/17 – 2017 Airstream Grand Tour, 24’

Smaller RVs, like this Airstream Grand Tour, can provide some challenges when it comes to finding enough room to install all the necessary components without taking up too much of our client’s storage space. For this client, we were able to install the vast majority of their system underneath their couch (not the solar panels though), minimizing the footprint of the system.  The Battery Management System we installed is removable, which can make upgrading much easier.

Equipment Installed:  4x SP100 Solar Panel Kits 1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 30A Charge Controller Core 1x 360Ah Signature Lithium Battery Bank 1x Victron MultiPlus 12/2000 Inverter/Charger Kit 1x Victron Digital MultiControl Remote Monitor

Equipment Installed:
4x SP100 Solar Panel Kits
1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 30A Charge Controller Core
1x 360Ah Signature Lithium Battery Bank
1x Victron MultiPlus 12/2000 Inverter/Charger Kit
1x Victron Digital MultiControl Remote Monitor

4x 90Ah lithium batteries and a 2000VA inverter

4x 90Ah lithium batteries and a 2000VA inverter

System BMS and circuit protection

System BMS and circuit protection

6/6/2017 - 2017 Sprinter Sportsmobile, 19’

This client brought us an RV that was pre-wired for solar with 6-gauge cable, and a 2000W Magnum inverter.  They also provided a Yakama rack that they asked us to install the solar panels on.  We moved the batteries and inverter to a location better suited to maximize the efficiency of the system without compromising storage space.  We installed two SF100W solar panels onto their Yakama rack using AM Solar rocker mounts along with customer provided Yakama SnapAround Roof Rack Mounting Brackets.  The result is a one-of-a-kind solar installation job customized exactly how they requested, and designed to fit their specific needs.  

Equipment Added:   1x Victron MPPT100/15 charge controller 1x BlueTooth Smart Dongle 2x SF100 Solar Panel kits 1x Roof Mount Combiner Box

Equipment Added:
1x Victron MPPT100/15 charge controller
1x BlueTooth Smart Dongle
2x SF100 Solar Panel kits
1x Roof Mount Combiner Box

200W Solar Charging System

200W Solar Charging System

Combiner Box

Combiner Box

Mounts

Mounts

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

 

 

3/29/17 - 2016 Airstream Interstate Grand Tour, 25.5'

This tech savvy client wanted a solar charging system with a battery monitor, and they wanted to be able to communicate with all of it over Bluetooth with a smart phone.  The 300W of solar panels will generate approximately 900Wh or 75Ah of energy per day.

Equipment Added:   3x SP100 Solar Panel Kits 1x Roof C-Box 1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 30A System Core 1x Victron BMV-702 Battery Monitor 2x Victron BlueTooth Smart Dongles 1x 15.5" Tilt Bar Set

Equipment Added:
3x SP100 Solar Panel Kits
1x Roof C-Box
1x SunRunner Victron MPPT 30A System Core
1x Victron BMV-702 Battery Monitor
2x Victron BlueTooth Smart Dongles
1x 15.5" Tilt Bar Set

Inverter and battery monitor

Inverter and battery monitor

300W from AM Solar plus the original 100W flexible panel

300W from AM Solar plus the original 100W flexible panel

Charge controller

Charge controller

11/10/16 – 2016 Dodge ProMaster Cargo, 20'

This custom van conversion just got a 200W solar charging system with a 300Ah AGM battery bank and a 2000W inverter.  Running a blender or microwave will be no problem.

Equipment Added:  2x SF100 Solar Panels 2x 15.5" Tilt Bar Sets 1x Roof C-Box 1x SunRunner Signature 25MPPT/6/Pro Core (with 8ga.) 1x Tube of Sikaflex 221 2x 300Ah 6CT 6V AGM batteries 1x Victron MultiPlus 2000W Inverter 1x Victron Digital M. Control

Equipment Added:
2x SF100 Solar Panels
2x 15.5" Tilt Bar Sets
1x Roof C-Box
1x SunRunner Signature 25MPPT/6/Pro Core (with 8ga.)
1x Tube of Sikaflex 221
2x 300Ah 6CT 6V AGM batteries
1x Victron MultiPlus 2000W Inverter
1x Victron Digital M. Control

The power system is under the bed.

The power system is under the bed.

AGM Battery Bank

AGM Battery Bank

Inverter,  Charge Controller  and Breaker Box

Inverter, Charge Controller and Breaker Box

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

6/24/2016 - 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