Have you been considering a solar install on your RV, but just aren't sure what is involved or where to start? You are certainly not alone. This article addresses some farely common misconceptions and questions people have related to using solar power on an RV.
If you are considering taking on a solar installation project of your own, these tips and resources are a good place to start. We also give you a list of solar starter kits that can help take the guesswork out of picking the right components.
A power inverter generates 120 Volt AC electrical power to run your standard household appliances, fixtures and power outlets while boondocking. Trust me, you're going to want one. This article covers the two main types of inverters available (modified sine and pure sine) and how to choose the right one for your needs.
The solar charge controller is the brain of your solar charging system and choosing the right unit is critical. There are several things to consider when selecting the right unit such as solar array output, multi-stage charging, battery type selection, PWM and MPPT. We'll address all of those things and help you make the right decision.
How you connect your solar panels on your RV depends on many things. A common question is whether to connect them in a series or parrallel configuration. In this article I'll share some pros and cons of each setup and demonstrate on my solar panels what happens when you connect them both ways.
There are many solar panel options available today. Traditional solar panels are still popular options, but what about semi-flexible solar panels which are lighter and just as powerful? Here is a break down of the various types of solar panel options available today.
Your choice of PWM versus MPPT solar charge controllers is critical if you plan to use a high voltage solar array. Choose the wrong type of controller and you may be missing out on a nice power boost. I'll show you why MPPT might be your best option.
To run AC powered equipment in your RV without shore power, you'll need to run your generator or install a power inverter. I installed a 2000 watt power inverter in my RV which allows me to plug into any outlet in my RV while boondocking. I'll show you how it all works here.