Caravan Solar Panels are a great way to keep your batteries charged when no power is available.
We all want to free camp where possible. Solar makes this possible for an extended period of time.
Most caravans now come with some sort of battery system. These systems use a 240V battery charger to maintain your battery whilst on 240V electricity.
When no 240V plug in electricity is available a solar panel system will automatically take over the role and charge your batteries.
There are various sizes of solar panels, each will provide different amounts of battery charging power. Multiple solar panels can be attached to give higher power output.
A typical installation will consist of 1 to 2 panels. More panels can be added.
The panels do not get hooked directly to the battery. A solar regulator/controller is needed to control the power the solar panels are making and controls the charge to your batteries.
A good quality regulator should be used. Also a regulator which suits the type of batteries you have should be chosen. Most of the better quality solar regulator/controllers are suitable for use with most battery types.
Have a look at the pictures below. There are two panels installed on these vans in various positions. As you can see they do not take up a lot of room.
All panels have a sturdy aluminium frame where brackets can be securely attached.
A common installation consists of 2 x 95W or 2 x 160W Mono solar panels and a 20Amp or 30Amp regulator.
The 30Amp regulator allows for addition panels to be added if required.
Our caravan solar packages are also a great idea as they come with solar panels, mounting brackets, roof top wire mounting box, a regulator, wire and maxi fuse pack.
Check out the FAQ page for answers to questions you may have.
Email us via the Contact Us link if you have any unanswered questions we are very happy to help.
Below are some pictures of vans with panels installed which have been purchased from us.
Mounting brackets are available to help reduce the need to screw the panels to the roof.
Our range of mounting brackets can be sikaflexed to the roof. They are also helpful to reduce the sharp edges on the solar panel which helps storage covers to be used with greater ease. Mounting Brackets
Have a look at our FAQ page for answers to questions you may have.
If you do not find answers in the FAQ page please contact us and we will be happy to help.