Considering a RV solar battery charger? They're silent, they produce clean energy, and provide power so you can enjoy all the creature comforts while you are away from your home.
It makes perfect sense for recreational vehicle owners to buy a, RV solar charger. Manufacturers of solar chargers recognize that people do enjoy being in the great outdoors, but they also appreciate having all the comforts of home at their fingertips. That means having energy to power small appliances like a refrigerator, generator, lights, television, stove, and the like inside the RV.
For years, recreational vehicle owners who wanted to run their appliances while staying overnight in a campground had to find a campsite that had electric hook-up or else they were out of luck.
Nowadays, with the availability of solar battery chargers, RV owners have a lot more flexibility - they can camp just about anywhere they want and not have to worry about hooking up to a power source once they arrive at the campsite. Their power source is built in as long as the sun is shining!
Solar chargers for RVs are typically larger than ones used for charging smaller items like PDAs, laptops, or cellular phones because they're used to power a lot more than one small hand-held appliance.
What type of battery charger is best for your RV? One thing every recreational vehicle owner should know is that the solar battery charger kits are designed primarily as trickle chargers.
They're not designed to power everything in your vehicle, so you will have to make adjustments as far as number of solar panels if you want to do more than just keep your batteries from going completely dead.
We'll talk about how to figure out how many solar panels you will need to keep you happy and comfortable in your RV, but first let's take a look at the types of solar chargers available for recreational vehicles.
First, determine how many electrical devices you want to power. Include every light in the RV, televisions, stove/oven, microwave, air conditioning, heat, dryer, washer, chargers, refrigerator, etc.
Next, determine how much wattage each of the electrical devices requires to run properly. Also note whether the current required is AC or DC.
How long do you use each appliance each day? Granted, this will be a rough estimate perhaps, but go ahead and estimate the best you can to get a rough idea.
Based on the hours used, multiply that number by the amount of wattage required by each device to arrive at the total amount of energy or wattage your RV requires each day.
Once you know how much wattage you need on a daily basis, you'll be able to figure out pretty quickly whether the solar panels that came in your kit will do the job or not. Be prepared to add a few more solar panels to achieve the desired wattage.
Ready to purchase your materials and solar panels to outfit your recreational vehicle with a RV solar battery charger? You should already know how much power you need or want to generate, so that will help you know how many solar panels you require.
Most RVs require between 75 and 400 watts of power, and generally no more than 500 watts at the most. The best way to determine how many solar panels you will need is to try at least two panels and see how that works - you can always add more later.
Additionally, you will need a solar battery charger kit, a set of cables so you can connect the solar panels together, an inverter if you have any appliances that run on AC power, display light, mounting kit, a charge regulator, and a parallel.
Many online retailers offer these products at reasonable prices. Depending on where you live, you could discover solar panels and chargers at home improvement stores as well as at stores that specialize in solar chargers and gadgets.
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