12V air conditioner motorhome, camper air conditioner, caravan airconHave you planned to go on a summer camping vacation and worry about not having any air conditioner in your motorhome, camper or caravan due to less or no available electricity? A solar power system means more comfort if there is a low power supply from the campsite or even no electrical connection at all. Older campsites, especially the ones in southern countries, only offer 3 or 4 ampere per pitch on the campsite. This means that you can only use electrical loads up to 3 amps x 230V = 690W or 4 amps x 230V = 920W via the electrical connection at the campsite. A motorhome solar panel or caravan solar panel ensures additional power supply. In a solar power system with 200 W: 12V, the battery (on its maximum) is additionally charged to 15 amps, at 300 W: 12V is about 25 amps under good conditions.
Using a proper large solar battery, the entire motorhome or campervan can be cooled down by an air conditioner. An economical 12V air conditioner motorhome (Trume Aventa) consumes about 700W in continuous operation: 12V = 60 amps per hour.
With two lithium batteries (100amps each), the air conditioning can be operated for up to 3 hours. Wouldn't it be great to cool your motorhome, caravan or campervan down for an hour, so you fall asleep better?
230V solar panel - 12V solar panel - inverter 12V/230V230V solar power systems for motorhomes, campervans, caravans and boats are more efficient the larger the solar battery (100-200 Ah/St) as solar energy storage is and the higher the charging power of the solar panels is. Larger and more powerful solar panels charge the consumption faster. The more powerful the inverter, the stronger your 230V device can be. Mostly, the power inverters (12V/230V) in motorhomes, caravans and campervans are between 500 and 1500W. Sine wave inverters 12V / 230V provide green power, even for sensitive devices. For razors, electric toothbrushes and laptop loading usually a cheap trapezoidal inverter 12V / 230V is fine.
Camping solar panels, campervan solar panels, van solar panels, T5 solar, T6 solar, solar panels for campervan roofFor campervans, the available space for the solar power system is usually the limit for the performance / size of the solar power system. There are two common types campervan solar panels, the rigid ones and the flexible ones. We will show you the differences below in the text, so let's find out which one you would like.
VW solar panels, van solar panels, solar roverClassic solar panels (aluminium framed) on roof rack brackets are installed very often because this kind of construction reduces the solar radiation on the roof of your VW van, rover or campervan. The effect of a tropical roof will be created just like it is on a Land Rover. Usually three solar panels fit next to each other on the roof rack (Width 410 mm, 545 mm). The power of a solar power system on top of a campervan is therefore mostly between 100 and 300W.
Campervan solar panels: flexible solar panels - best for pop top roofs or high roofsThe size of a campervan solar panel is limited by the space of the camper's pop top roof. Flexible solar panels are being glued on the pop top roof of a campervan. Your campervans height will hardly be increased despite an assembled, flexible solar panel (ca. 5-8 mm) A 80 - 100W solar panel usually suffice to operate a small cool box. We tested this with the Reimo compressor recessed cooler 26 litres in the VW T5 / T6 Cityvan, article number 71177. The reason for the small dimensions of the solar cell is the short duty cycle (30%) of modern compressor coolers.
Caravan solar panels, solar panels for caravans, caravan solarCaravan solar panels are determined by the correct location of the roof of the caravan. The roof is usually quite full, there is the skylights (Hekis), the chimney of the heater and the satellite antenna. For particularly critical installation situations, Reimo offers caravan solar panels by Carbest from a width of 410 mm. The narrowest solar panel in our range has a width of 335 mm (MT SM75MC-S). br>
Motorhome solar panels, caravan solar panels and campervan solar panelsMotorhome solar panels, caravan solar panels, and campervan solar panels are very popular. Wouldn't your camping vacation be way more comfortable with many additional electrical devices such as tv, tablet or coffee dispenser? But of course, they need a lot of electricity. So, what would be smarter than to get a solar energy system to get free electricity just from the sky? If you use a solar panel on your motorhome, caravan or campervan, electricity is available almost everywhere. Solar energy storage is possible by using lithium or AGM batteries, they store the produced energy in large quantities. After purchasing the - quite cheap - solar panels, you get many years of free and eco-friendly power for your motorhome, campervan or caravan.
Solar panel kit - right components for a very good priceSolar panel kits in a wide range, whether equipped with rigid or flexible solar panels, the Carbest solar modules impress with a very good price-performance ratio. Solar technology has become a very robust technology. When ordering a Carbest solar panel kit you get a perfectly matched solar power system for your caravan, campervan or motorhome, without freight charges. The warranty period extended by Carbest to 3 years completes the offer.
12V solar panel, solar panels for motorhomes, solar panels for caravans12V solar panels are the traditional way of power supply for motorhomes and caravans. 12V solar panels are set up on straight roof surfaces by using solar panel mounting brackets. Cheap entry-level prices and long-lasting quality make this classic 12V solar panel a perennial favourite. Simply mounted and well ventilated, the panels ensure evenly good power supply.
The solar panels by Carbest are long-lasting, therefore we are pleased to give you 25-year performance-guarantee for 12V solar panels by Carbest. We guarantee you hereby that the Carbest solar panel will provide 80% of the stated output even after 25 years.
Solar gardens, solar panel for shed, solar power for shedSolar gardens are very popular. Solar panels on shed roof can power your solar garden lights. And if you do not have electrical connection in your garden but you set value on having for example cold beverages from the cool box or a fully charged smartphone, the solar panel for your shed can give you this comfort. If you use an Inverter of 230V, you will be able to connect commercial 230V household appliances with the solar power system in your garden.
Watching sport games on TV outside in your garden is not a problem anymore with using a sufficiently large solar power system for your solar garden. A low-cost and high-quality solution is the 12V Solar kit by Carbest.
The flexible solar panels - marine solar panelsFlexible solar panels are also known as marine solar panels, since they were originally invented for the marine section. They stick together where no bracket fits. Generally solar panels are mounted with brackets (ventilated). But there is also flexible solar panels, these can simply be glued and sticked on narrow roofs and curved surfaces. The flat construction makes the flexible solar modules perfect for your campervan, boat and everywhere where no straight surface for module construction is available. Flexible solar panels are glued over the entire surface and offer little wind resistance.
Folding solar panels, portable solar panels, camping solar panels,Folding solar panels or solar suitcases are made for being portable and a mobile use. The folding solar panels originally served to maintain the voltage of the motorhomes without electricity. Now, these portable solar panels produce just as much electricity as the traditional solar panels. Due to their smallness they are used for a camper and for the power supply during a camping vacation. So, you can operate the cool box even during a tent vacation, or load tablet, phone or laptop. Folding solar panels and portable solar panels are both mobile solar panels and there are both portable solar panels, however there are differences so find out choose what is best for you!
MPPT charge controller, 12V solar charge controller, solar regulator - perfect for every kind of solar batteryMPPT charge controllers are perfect for the requirements that a solar regulator in the motorhome, campervan or caravan area has to meet today. Many different types of batteries such as AGM, Gel or Lithium Battery need different charging currents. The MPPT charge controller can be adjusted according to the battery and then maximizes the charge current of the used solar battery according to the irradiance (solar radiation). It also allows charging in case of partial shading if solar cells with voltages greater than 20V are used, which is particularly useful with LiFEPO4 batteries. Charging with conventional charge controllers takes longer with the same irradiance.
Solar BatteriesThere are many kinds of solar batteries. The Lithium battery is characterized by high charging currents and a very deep discharge. A discharge of 90% is easily possible. The built-in battery management ensures reliable power supply. The LiFePO4 batteries charge 3 to 10 times faster than a conventional solar battery (depending on the charging current). The AGM Batteries have been in use by us for many years and they have absolutely proven their worth. They are robust and still have 80% of the rated capacity even after 950 cycles (with a discharge depth of 30%). Due to the mats installed in the AGM battery, this solar battery, just like the LiFePO4, can also be installed horizontally. Gel Batteries and Acid Batteries can definitely also be used as a solar battery. They are slightly cheaper than the previous mentioned variants. Acid batteries may only be used inside a vehicle if it is ventilated.
12V accessories - solar, solar panel mounting brackets, solar cable, roof ductsRoof ducts are an underrated part. Nowhere is water more likely to enter the vehicle than at this point. For this reason, we have complemented the traditional cable glands with roof ducts from the marine sector. These Roof Ducts are suitable for the high seas and defy the most diverse climatic influences. We can offer you very low-priced solar panel mounting brackets by our brand Carbest as well as solar cables with a weather-resistant sheathing in 2.5mm² and 4.00mm² thickness.
Energy Effciency of Solar CellsThe size of a solar cell is given in Wp. This value describes the performance under defined test conditions. The experience in Germany shows that you can expect a power output of 60-100 kWh per year using a solar panel with 100 Wp. This accounts for about 2/3 to the summer half-year. Converted that would be about 166-280 kWh per day, so abut 200kWh with solar panels with 100Wp.
How many watts do I need? (estimated)
|Capacity||Vehicle Category||Utilization||Travel Time|
|solar panels up to 20W||for trekking, outdoor and tent||for phone charging, USB devices such as battery packs or cameras||summer|
|solar panels up to 60W||small motorhomes, small caravans||for light, water pump, battery preservation, compensation of silent consumers||summer|
|solar panel up to 80W||small motorhomes up to 6,5m and caravans||for light, water pump, occasional heating||spring to fall|
|solar panels up to 120W||medium sized motorhomes and large caravans||for light, water pump, TV and heating||spring to fall|
|solar panels up to 160W||large motorhomes and caravans||light, water pump, TV, heating, poss. compressor fridge||year-round (depending on weather and battery size)|
|solar panels up to 220W||large motorhomes, large caravans||light, water pump, TV, radio, heating, compressor fridge||year-round (depending on weather and battery size)|
Büttner, at the Neuenkirchen company, everything revolves around solar and on-board electronics. Bütttner Solar offers a large selection of solar panels and solar sets. All Büttner Solar products can be ordered online at Reimo.
NDS, an Italian specialist for motorhome batteries and chargers has been represented by Reimo in Germany for many years. NDS offers AGM batteries, solar panels with integrated aluminium spoiler, charging technology. The quality of the products is good, the value for money is reasonable.
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