Solar Systems for Campers
Our Solar Camping Kits are compact and "road worthy" power systems that fit in small compartments. These systems can light up your tent, van or caravan, charge your phones and/or tablets, run a TV, and a DC pump.
The systems are supplied as DIY kits and exclude cables and brackets/framing (if applicable). If the vehicle's engine is to be used as additional charger for the solar battery, a battery isolator is required. Caravans also need a DC optimiser to regulate the voltage drop.
Suitable for casual, short-stay campers who want some comfort when going bush. Serious campers or nomads who also want to run a refrigerator may need a larger system (unless you hit the road every day and charge the battery while driving).
Portable Solar Kit
This small solar system is ideal for those who love weekend camping without a big rig. Most vans (pop-top) and tent trailers just don't have the roof to support a fixed installation. You may also need that roof rack for the kids' bikes.
In addition, the yield from mobile panels is usually much higher than from fixed panels - if the position is adjusted from time to time.
The Portable Solar Kit will power a few lights, tablet and phone chargers, even a laptop.* The kit can be upgraded to include a small 230V AC inverter.
The Portable Solar Kit includes:
- 120 Watt Fold-up solar panel
- Battery regulator
- 100Ah Valve Regulated Lead Acid battery
Price: from $1250
- 175W battery inverter
- fused battery container with Cig outlets
Caravan Solar Kit
The caravan kit is a 12V power system with 300W battery inverter. It will run a few LED lights, a radio, laptop, TV and a DC water pump.*
The kit also includes a DC-optimiser - required to utilise the towing vehicle's engine as battery charger for the batteries located in the caravan.
As roof mounted solar panels will have to withstand strong head winds and constant vibrations, we highly recommend a professional installation.
The Caravan Solar Kit includes:
140W Solar Panel
By Victron Energy
260Ah AGM Batteries
12 Volt - 140 Amp
Two stage charging
300 Watt Inverter
- 2 x 140 Watt Victron solar panels
- Plasmatronics PL regulator
- Leoch 260Ah AGM battery
- Battery isolator
- DC-DC optimiser
- Victron 300W AC inverter
Price: from $2850
Please note, the system calculator may suggest up to 4 panels which would occupy most of the roof area of an average caravan.