How it works

The system consists of three components.  The solar panel collects the energy from the sun and passes it through to  a device called a Charge Controller.  The Charge Controller then regulates and controls the DC energy from the solar panel putting it into your battery bank.  When your battery is deeply discharged it will put as much energy as available from the solar panel into the batteries until the point they reach full charge, it then switches into what's called a float mode to maintain your batteries at full charge automatically. In simple terms, the Charge Controller is a battery charger powered by the sun.

Don't worry, your battery will never be overcharged and the solar panel will not discharge you battery at night.

DIY Installer's Kit

When you purchase one of our kits you will receive the solar panel complete with mounting hardware to clamp the solar panel  onto a standard 1" stainless steel rail; 15'marine grade wire with water tight quick connector  for easy connect/disconnect hook up (easy stowage of solar panel); Solar Charge Controller; line fuse; ring and butt splice crimps and a detailed hookup diagram.

Have you ever gone to start your boat and found a dead battery or a slow cranking start?  Do heavy rains run your bilge pump draining your batteries while you are up all night worrying? Are you tired of hauling out your batteries each and every winter storage season? Maybe it's time for a solar battery charger Kit!

Applications

  • Boats - moored on a hook  or where no shore power is available
  • Boats - in marina storage or sitting on trailers
  • Offshore beacons and remote monitoring equipment
  • Oceanside homes & remote cabins
  • Water pumping
  • Battery charging for Auto's or RV's
RATING VOLTAGE (Vpm) CURRENT (Imp) DIMENSIONS (L x W x D)
10 W 17 .58 11.81 x 13.11 x 1.38
20 W 17.2 1.16 22.68 x 13.03 x 1.38
30 W 17.2 1.74 21.30 x 18.43 x 1.38

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15 Solar Charger Kit EXT
MKS24050A
Price: $20.00
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Optional 15' plug-in extension cord works with kits: MKS24040A (10W); MKS24041A (20W); MKS24042A (30W). Easy way to extend wiring to your solar panel.

12V Battery Charger Kits 12V Battery Charger Kits
MKS24040A
Price: $139.00-$234.00
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12V Battery Charger Kit (recommended to be used with 120 amp/hr battery bank or less)When you purchase one of our kits you will receive the solar panel complete with mounting hardware to clamp the solar panel onto a standard 1\" stainless steel rail; 15' marine grade wire with water tight quick connector for easy connect/disconnect hook up (easy stowage of solar panel); Solar Charge Controller; line fuse; ring and butt splice crimps and a detailed hookup diagram.

Pre-assembled 12V Solar Battery Charger Kits Pre-assembled 12V Solar Battery Charger Kits
MKS74040A
Price: $305.00-$366.00
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e Marine Item #: MKS74040A -

These pre-assembled 12V Battery Charger Kits are excellent solutions for quickly installing a small solar system on board small fishing, power and sailboats for an easy recharging system. Connection is simple, wire the 15' cables two leads to the 12 V battery. Each kit has its own built-in three stage charge controller and is fused. Never worry about overcharging your battery or about having the batteries dead when you are ready to take the boat out for the weekend.Solar charge controller...

130W  Remote Solar Power Kit Solar Power Kit, 130W Solar Power Kit, Rolling Portable Power Pack, folding portable  solar panel
Retail: $1,099.00
MKS74065A
Price: $1,049.00
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e Marine Item #: MKS74065A -

Rolling Portable Power Pack with AC inverter plus folding portable 130W solar panel for recharging The power pack is self-contained with a built-in battery, AC inverter w 2 AC outlets and control panel all packaged into a wheeled container with handle. The emergency backup system can power light loads such as: cell phone chargers, TVs, radios, computers, high-efficiency lamps and other 120 VAC items or even used to start your car.  The solar panel kit plugs into the Power Pack...

Go Power Portable Solar Kits Go Power Portable Solar Kits
RVS10080
Price: $415.00-$603.00
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Go Power Item #: RVS10080 -

Go Power Portable Solar Kits offer some of the most versatile and convenient battery charging options for those who don't want to permanently mount solar to a rooftop. The anderson-style battery charging connectors allow you to quickly interchange the charging accessory to best suite your needs - from maintaining your RV or trailer battery while on the road to trickle charging your car, ATV or boat battery. Go Power Solar Kits Includes:10 amp charge controller (GP-PWM-10)Battery clampsQuick...