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  1. Solar charging and split charger question.

    Electrical
    Hi I am new here. I have recently been doing a van conversions and fitted a leisure battery (140ah). I also fitted a durite 140amp split charger. Everything working fine. My issue or question has come after I have fitted my solar panels renogy 2x 100watt panel and victorn mppt solar controller...
  2. Kiravan semi flexible solar panel

    Electrical
    Kiravans are currently discounting £100 off their 120w semi flexible panel bringing it down to £190ish. Controller cost is on top. I’ve been mulling over the idea of going solar and I wondered whether this is good value for a panel? Certainly cheaper than photonic but not sure whether better...
  3. Austop and Solar

    T5 Conversions
    Finally in the process of organising an Austop installation on my Van. Its a logistical nightmare as I'm in Jersey and have to ship the van to the UK so added cost. Before I make final plans has anyone fitted solar to an Austop roof and if so what type and how was it fitted. Trying to decide if...
  4. Solar Controller Question

    Electrical
    Hi, I have been doing my research and planning on a solar system on my T5. I have bought 1 x 100W panel and looking to get a MPPT Controller. The 100W panel has the following spec: Related power:100W Open circuit voltage (Voc):21.6V Max power voltage (Vpm):17.3V Short circuit current...
  5. Solar Panels on ribbed steel roof

    Electrical
    Hi all. I have read many a thread about solar installations. My quandary is, I have an original steel ribbed roof which I don't want to drill holes in as it is carpeted etc. I know many have glued with satisfaction but all are on poptop rooves. I have 2 options. 1) Bond to the high spots or...
  6. Solar Panel

    T5 Conversions
    Hi, I am new to this forum, so any help would be reall helpful. I am thinking of having the Skyline roof and roof mounted solar panel installed. It seems like a good price and looks good. I have seen the threads on the roof, which appear to have good reviews and look good. Has anybody any...
  7. T5 LWB 140BHP Highline DSG 14,000 miles £34,950 VW64BUS

    Vans For Sale
    Excellent condition, low mileage full VW service history. We bought the van brand new and had it converted to our specification by Complete Camper Conversions with no expense spared. The van has air conditioning, rear parking sensors and a removalable tow bar. We had LED running lights, chrome...
  8. Solar PV using 300W domestic panel

    Electrical
    Can pick up a single LG Neon 2 Black 300W panel for £250 delivered from Rexel Energy Solutions. The 'CELLO' technology makes it really good in low light too so ideal for cloudy days, and more than enough power to keep battery topped up even with the 240V stuff. The spec sheet suggests voltage...
  9. A second solar panel?

    Electrical
    Hello All. Some advice would be welcomed. I've got a roof mounted 80w solar panel but sometimes I'm static camping without hook-up for as long as 10 days. Is it worth fitting a second panel of, say 100w? The company who did the conversion says I could plug it into the rear cigarette lighter...
  10. solar panel dilemma

    Electrical
    Advice gratefully received. Cant make mind up whether to have a solar panel fitted to pop up? What do others do?/or think about the cost vs Value of a solar panel? Would be using it on the continent so lack of UK sun not an issue!! Obviously not needed if electrical hook up available, but...
  11. Victron Inverters, Battery Chargers, Solar Panel Kits & more

    Parts, Tuning & Styling
    Victron Products Now In Stock at 12 Volt Planet We're now able to supply the full range of high quality Victron power management products including pure sine wave inverters, multi-stage battery chargers, solar charge controllers (PWM and MPPT), solar panels and kits, voltage sensitive relays...
  12. Best way to treat leisure battery when idle

    Electrical
    Hi guys, I often have to leave the van idle for months at a time and am wondering what the best way to prolong the life of the leisure batteries is. I have 2 100ah batteries which are charged from a 100W roof mounted solar panel with controller (and via the van battery and heavy duty split...
  13. Flexi solar panels

    Camping & Excursions
    Just bought 10 and 20 watt flexi panels for van roof. Off to Dorset on Sunday for a week and plan to stick them on and get them connected. Probably wont be the best time of year for them, but never mind. Anyone else using them? I've been using a briefcase panel which has served well till now...
  14. Roof Solar Panel

    T5 Conversions
    Got my 100W solar panel wired and fitted on the roof this evening. :) I'll update the blog post with a few more photos and results of the panel when I get a chance over the next week.
  15. solar panels - anyone using?

    Electrical
    I have a problem that my 12v fridge seems to run the battery flat (new batt) after about 1.5 days - was thinking of a solar panel to charge it up as I dont have 240v Maplins and sunshine solar seem to do a 18 or 20W one which will give 1.2 - 1.5A - will this be enough to extend the use of the...
  16. Solar panel mounting

    Electrical
    I bought 2 solar panels from maplins recently as they've got a sale on them. I'm currently just opening my sunroof and trowing then out on the roof, but then i've got cables hanging down and i have to take them off before driving. So I was thinking of fitting another sunroof with clear glass...
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