12V solar panels charging kits for caravans, motorhomes, boats, yachts, marine

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160W dual battery solar kit for camper / boat (with 20A dual battery controller and 5m cable)

160W dual battery solar kit for camper / boat (with 20A dual battery controller and 5m cable)
160W dual battery solar kit for camper / boat (with 20A dual battery controller and 5m cable)
160W dual battery solar kit for camper / boat (with 20A dual battery controller and 5m cable)
160W dual battery solar kit for camper / boat (with 20A dual battery controller and 5m cable)
160W dual battery solar kit for camper / boat (with 20A dual battery controller and 5m cable)
160W dual battery solar kit for camper / boat (with 20A dual battery controller and 5m cable)

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This kit includes:

  • 160W monocrystalline solar panel with 5m of solar cable and MC4 connectors
  • 20A Photonic Universe dual battery PWM solar charge controller

 

160W solar panel:

The waterproof, high efficiency Photonic Universe 160W monocrystalline solar panel included in this kit is perfect for permanent outdoor use to provide free electricity to charge a 12V battery to power hundreds of devices and electrical appliances.

The long-lasting monocrystalline solar cells and the tough, sealed, aluminium frame will provide years and years of consistent, free power. The waterproof design ensures that the panel can be used in all weather conditions.

The panel comes with 5m of special solar cable which can operate at high roof temperatures, with minimum power losses. A pair of male / female MC4 connectors are crimped on the end of the cable for easy connection to the 20A solar charge controller (MC4 connectors can also be cut off when wiring to screw terminals of a solar charge controller).

Each individual solar panel is thoroughly tested to the highest quality standards, and labelled with a unique serial number for further quality control and increased warranty protection.

20A solar charge controller:

The 20A 12V/24V dual battery solar charge controller included in this kit is designed to charge and protect two batteries simultaneously, with automatic cut off to prevent over-charging. The controller uses PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) technology which increases charge acceptance and prolongs the life of your batteries. PWM technology can also recover some lost battery capacity.

This is a perfect solar controller for a caravan / camper van / boat or another system with 2 batteries (e.g. engine and leisure battery) or two battery banks. You can set initial charging priority e.g. 80% engine battery and 20% leisure battery. When one of the batteries is fully charged the controller will automatically divert all current to the other battery.

Can the unit work with only 1 battery? Yes, absolutely! The controller will determine automatically if there's only one battery connected and will pass 100% of charging current to this battery. You can add a second battery later.

The unit has many protection functions, such as stopping reverse current at night (from the battery back to the solar panel), over charge, short circuit, reverse polarity etc. Other features include various LED indicators, battery type selection (sealed, gel, flooded) and an RJ-45 socket for an optional remote LCD meter with 10m cable.

A built-in temperature sensor allows the controller to optimise the charging process depending on the ambient temperature. If you are planning to position the controller far away from the battery, or if the battery and the controller are exposed to different ambient temperatures, an external remote temperature sensor with 3m cable is recommended for this dual battery solar charge controller. To enable connection to the screw terminals of the controller, the green connector block on the end of the remote temperature sensor cable should be cut off.

The controller is not waterproof and should be used indoors.

Please note: This is an essentials kit and does not include mounting accessories or battery cable. If you require these additional items, please purchase them separately.

Click on the Details and Specifications tab for more information about this product.

 

 

Solar panel specifications:

  • Peak power: 160W
  • Maximum power voltage: 18.8V
  • Maximum power current: 8.48A
  • Open circuit voltage: 22.9V
  • Short circuit current: 9.02A
  • Power allowance range: +/- 3%
  • Dimensions: 1480 x 670 x 35 mm
  • Weight: 12 kg
  • 4 mounting holes for ease of installation
  • 5m of special solar cable with MC4 connectors attached
  • Male and female MC4 connectors attached (can be cut off when wiring to the solar controller)

 

Charge controller specifications:

  • Rated charging current 20A
  • Fully automated operation and auto 12/24V selection
  • 3 pairs of terminals (input, battery 1, battery 2)
  • LEDs to indicate state of charge
  • Temperature sensor for temperature compensation of charging (-30mV/C/12V)
  • Additional connection point for a remote temperature sensor (not included)
  • RJ-45 connection point for a remote meter (not included)
  • Various protection features (over charge, discharge, short circuit, over load, battery reverse polarity etc)
  • Self-consumption: 4mA at night, 10mA when charging
  • Working temperature: -35C to +55C
  • Terminals for wire up to 4.0mm2
  • Size: 15.5 x 7.6 x 4.0 cm
  • Weight: 230 g
  • Multiple mounting holes for ease of installation

 

Please note: due to our warehouse arrangements, the solar charge controller may be shipped from a different warehouse to the solar panels and therefore delivered in a separate package.

This product is covered by a 1 year warranty (the solar panel is covered by a 1 year workmanship warranty provided by Photonic Universe and the solar charge controller is covered by a 1 year warranty provided by the manufacturer). For more information please refer to our Terms and Conditions.

In addition, solar cells are guaranteed to produce at least 90% of nominal power in 10 years after purchase and at least 80% of nominal power in 25 years after purchase. This warranty is provided by the manufacturer of solar cells.

 

 

The kit includes a user manual for the solar charge controller (see Documents tab) which explains wiring, installation and operations.

If you need help with installation or have any technical questions we can provide FREE support - please contact us by email or phone (see Contact Us page for more information).