'Never Enough Cruising' - 735W Full Panasonic Solar Charging Kit
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This premium 3 x 245W (735W) Panasonic monocrystalline rigid frame solar charging kit is ideal for larger narrow boats that need a bit more power than the usual setup.
This kit contains:
3 x 245W Panasonic Monocrystalline Solar Panel - with unique dimensions 1580 x 798 x 35 mm
1 x Victron 100/50 SmartSolar MPPT Controller - with in-built bluetooth technology
3 x Pair of 7m solar cables with MC4 connectors
1 x 1.5m Harness 16mm2 with inline fuse
3 x Waterproof Double Cable Entry Glands - black
3 x Semi-permanent adjustable mounting for narrowboats - ready to tilt or lie flat
The hybrid construction of these panels maximises the conversion of different wavelengths of light. These panels therefore offer great performance in both direct sunlight and diffuse daylight, ensuring power output even when it is overcast. An MPPT regulator from the SmartSolar range, manufactured by Dutch company Victron Energy - one of the market leaders in solar power electronics equipment. This 50A MPPT charge controller is capable of providing significantly more power to a battery bank from the solar array, compared to conventional PWM charge controllers, in addition to maximising the battery lifespan. You can download the Victron Connect app and see how your solar panels are performing. NB: 'Never Enough' showcases a BlueSolar with a bluetooth dongle - this SmartSolar is the upgraded version!
The semi-permanent tilt mounts are the beauty of this kit - the versatility showcased in Never Enough Cruising's video highlights the robust, telescopic tilt legs and how at any point in the day, these can be manoeuvred to help your solar charging kit perform better when the Sun is lower in the sky.
The 7m PV cables have been specified due to the constraints of trunking through the roof and down to the controller and batteries, but if you don't need that length, simply cut it down. 'Never Enough' needed separate cables for each panel to run down to the MPPT controller.
Solar panel specifications:
- Rated power: 245W
- Voltage Vmpp: 44.3V
- Voltage Voc: 53V
- Current at max power Imp: 5.54A
- Current short circuit Isc: 5.54A
- Dimensions: 1580 x 798 x 35 mm
- Weight: 15kg
- Warranty: 25 years
MPPT Charger specifications:
- Max. Input PV: 100V
- Max PV Input: 700W (12V); 1400W (24V)
- Temperature Compensation: -3mV°C - 2V
- Max. Battery Charge Current: 50A
- Dimensions: 186 x 130 x 70 mm
- Weight: 1.3kg
- Warranty: 5 years