Truck / Bus Converter Kits
Ready for a road trip? Our Off-Road Solar Systems are for those who would like to convert an old truck or bus into a serious motor homes.
Most buses or trucks have a 24V starter battery and corresponding alternator. That does not mean the system you install has to be 24 volt as well.
If you have a range of 12 volt appliances/lights, it is advisable to get a 12 volt system to suit. If most of your appliances are 230V AC, a 24 volt system is recommended, as it supports larger inverters. Both systems still require a battery isolator to ensure that the starter battery is not drained by household items.
Off-Road Solar Systems are supplied as DIY kits and exclude cables and brackets/framing.
24V-12V Off-Road Solar Kit
This 12 volt Off-Road Solar System will power lights, radios, chargers, laptop, TV, a pump, a fan and a small DC fridge.
The system features a 24V to 12V down-converter. The device is a two stage battery charger (lead acid batteries only) and is superior in performance when compared with an alternator. The converter also allows for some voltage drop which means the starter battery and secondary battery do not have to be close to each other.
The solar panels require at least 3.1m² roof space.
The 12V Off-Road Kit includes:
3 x 140W Solar Panel
12V 390Ah AGM Batteries
24 Volts - 140 Amps
24V - 12V Converter
300 Watt Inverter
- 3 x 140 Watt Victron solar panels
- Plasmatronics Dingo regulator
- Leoch 390Ah AGM battery
- Battery isolator
- DC-DC converter/charger
- Victron 300W AC inverter
Price: from $3650
24V-24V Off-Road Solar Kit
This 24 volt Off-Road Solar System will run lights, radios, chargers, laptop, TV & DVD, a pump, a fan and a small DC fridge.
This system utilises the charging power of the vehicle's alternator directly. For this to work, the Leoch battery bank [dimensions in metres: 0.6(W) x 0.32(D) x 0.3(H)] must be installed near the starter battery. If this cannot be done due to space restrictions, an additional "24V to 24V Power Conditioner" is required.
The solar panels require at least 4m² roof space.
The 24V Off-Road Kit includes:
3 x 210W Solar Panels
24V 260Ah AGM Batteries
24 Volt - 140 Amp
700 Watt Inverter
16A Battery Charger
- 3 x 210 Watt Trina solar panels
- Plasmatronics PL regulator
- Leoch 260Ah AGM battery
- Battery isolator
- Victron 700W battery inverter
- Victron 16A battery charger
Price: from $4250