RV Solar Kit Installation Procedure

Solar Panel Kit will provide you with a clean, silent and sustainable way to ensure that batteries are fully charged and capable of providing a continuous supply of electricity. Solar Power items RV solar kit comes with a quality solar panel, charge controller, extension wires and mounting hardware. We also offer additional accessories to secure better installation for your rv solar system.

BASIC INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO INSTALL YOUR SOLAR KIT

STEP # 1

screen-shot-2016-07-29-at-5.35.27-pm.pngLocate and area on the roof that will accommodate solar panels.We recommend mounting solar panels next to refrigerator vent.

STEP # 2

screen-shot-2016-07-29-at-5.37.02-pm.pngAttach Solar mounting brackets to solar panel

STEP # 3

solar-panel-mounting-screws.jpgApply Dicor BUTYL TAPE to the solar mounting for more secure installation ( sold separate )

STEP # 4

screen-shot-2016-07-29-at-5.39.44-pm.pngSecure panel to roof using screws. Apply DICOR SEALANT ( not Included – sold separate ) around screws and base of mounting bracket. Cover Solar Panel with cardboard to keep them from generating voltage.

STEP # 5

screen-shot-2016-07-29-at-5.46.50-pm.pngIf installing more than one solar panel connect panels together using MC4 parallel connectors.

STEP # 6

screen-shot-2016-07-29-at-5.48.58-pm.pngRemove refrigerator vent cover. Cut open wire mesh/screen on the corner to run wires from solar panel down vent to inside of RV. Tape off end of positive wire feed down vent.

STEP # 7

All RVs are not the same, you will need to run wires from back of fridge to inside of RV or an exterior compartment.Carefully inspect your RV if equipped remove drawer under refrigerator to access wires from solar panel. Drilling is required.Be careful not to puncture water lines or electrical.

CHARGE CONTROLLER INSTALLATION

STEP # 1

Mount charge controller in a dry place such as compartment or inside RV

NOTE: Do not connect wires from solar panel yet.

STEP # 2

rvrv.jpgRun positive and negative wires from batteries to charge controller. Connect to charge controller.

STEP # 3

Connect positive and negative wires from solar panel to charge controller

STEP # 4

rvrv2.jpgAfter you secure all wires and make sure they are properly connected uncover solar panels and check for voltage at monitor or with volt meter at batteries. Voltage will vary at monitor or batteries 12.5 to 14.5 volts. When batteries are fully charged controller will increase voltage and float charge as needed.

NOTE: Typical power output is based on 6 hours charging per day and will vary at different times of the year, by location, and with varying weather conditions. To increase your weekly output or make a custom solar kit please contact us