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VanJourney.co.uk - 500W Full Solar Charging Kit

VanJourney

£999.00

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See Van Journey's Blog describing this kit in full detail

This premium 2 x 250W (500W) rigid frame solar charging kit is ideal for larger motorhomes and caravans that want to run appliances from an inverter.. 

This kit contains:

    2 x 250W Panasonic Monocrystalline Solar Panel - with unique dimensions 1580 x 798 x 35 mm

    1 x Victron 150/35 SmartSolar MPPT Controller - with in-built bluetooth technology

    1 x Victron Cyrix-CT Battery Combiner Kit - 12V

    1 x Pair of 7m solar cables with MC4 connectors

    2 x 1.5m Harness 10mm2 with inline fuse

    1 x Waterproof Double Cable Entry Gland - black

    1 x Victron Phoenix 12V 375VA (260-300W) Pure Sine Wave Inverter


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 35A 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.

The Cyrix-CT battery-battery combiner is a Voltage Sensitive Relay (VSR) is an incredibly simple bi-directional charge that has intelligent battery monitoring and will use smart alternator charge, or excess solar power to charge both your starter and leisure batteries. Wiring diagram is included in the kit.

The last piece in the puzzle is the Victron 375VA 12V pure sine wave inverter, allowing charging of small phones, laptops and possibly a fridge from your battery bank. (This was specified to Vanjourney.co.uk's requirements and you may need a larger inverter if you are planning on running more AC equipment!)

The 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. 

Solar panel specifications:

  • Rated power: 250W
  • Voltage Vmpp: 44.3V
  • Voltage Voc: 53.2V
  • Current at max power Imp: 5.65A
  • Current short circuit Isc: 6.03A
  • Dimensions: 1580 x 798 x 35 mm
  • Weight: 15kg
  • Warranty: 25 years

MPPT Charger specifications:

  • Max. Input PV: 150V
  • Max PV Input: 500W (12V); 1000W (24V); 2000W (48V)
  • Temperature Compensation: -3mV°C - 2V
  • Max. Battery Charge Current: 35A
  • Dimensions: 130 x 186 x 70 mm
  • Weight: 1.25kg
  • Warranty: 5 years
NB: Van Journey specified the requirements of their kit - whereas yours may differ. Space availability on vans is always difficult so please measure the space available to you. Also, the inverter is adequate for their needs but you may need a larger one if running high wattage appliances.