Did you know that the stored power that was free from the sun, is now being used to run 12 Volt appliances for free?!
Or it can be inverted to run 110 volt appliances, like house style refrigerators, when dry camping and even when in transit even if its in a travel trailer or 5th wheel!
Eliminate the need to drive down the road and start the generator for power, or the need to run that refrigerator on propane to keep the food cold.
Solar power is the answer! Let’s take a stroll down Solar lane to learn why:
And neither does the spaghetti-technique, where things are thrown together to see what “sticks”. Solar demands high standards for excellence, and so should you, which is why RVTECH & Marine has been known as “The Solar Capital of SouthWest Florida.” We deliver nothing short of excellence. We ensure everything from your panels to wattage to mounting are all compatible in order to ensure the best experience.
Your solar system hinges on your batteries. That’s why at RVTECH & Marine we step over the limitations of other batteries and only offer you the best: 12V 100 Amp Expion 360 Lithium Batteries, as well as Victron and Battleborn batteries. Lithium batteries brings you unsurpassed + unmatched benefits that other batteries won’t offer:
We get it, the higher price tag may be causing some doubt and hesitation to creep in. Let’s replace that lack mindset with a longevity mindset. You see, solar is the new way. New adventures. New freedoms. Big picture living. Accurate mindset. The accurate way of looking at your solar system is through the lens of compatibility, efficiency and longevity. Any corners cut in these three areas will undoubtedly cause unforeseen hiccups and the worst, buyers remorse.
We have seen thousands of RV solar systems + installations. We know what works, what doesn’t; what will create a return on investment, and what will cause a return of headaches. That’s why we pierce through all the options and simply offer you the best. No corners cut, no splitting headaches later. Instead, a smart investment now + a lifetime of joy-filled adventures & shout-from-the-rooftops-freedom.
RV batteries can be wired in a series to form a battery bank that provides higher voltage. Alternatively, they can be connected in parallel to form a battery bank that offers greater capacity. The results of your Energy Consumption Map will yield the best course of action.
If lithium batteries are the heart of your RV solar system, the voltage current is the veins. So which voltage current is best for your solar needs? Well, first things first. The majority of your RV appliance need 12v current, so at a minimum, you will need two 6v batteries connected in series. Six-volt batteries are great if your plan is to have a large battery bank or desire max power. Here at RVTECH & Marine, we run 4-6 batteries for longevity + a higher replenishment rate so you always have what you need, when you need it.
Additional safeguard benefits:
The pulse width modulation controller reduces current gradually, hence its name “pulse width modulation” in order to regulate the flow of energy to the battery. When batteries are full, these charge controllers continue to supply a small amount of power to maintain battery fullness.
The upper limit is the max amount of voltage the charge controllers can handle safely. A safety-MUST is knowing the upper voltage limit of your controllers so you don’t accidentally burn out your solar charge controller.
RV Power Inverters + Subpanels: Modified Sine vs. Pure Sine Waves
Your RV’s power inverter converts the energy you need to run your 120V AC appliances from the 12V DC power supplied from your RV batteries. But not all power inverters are equal. Let that sink in. There are some special considerations when choosing an RV power inverter. First things first: let’s talk sine waves. Modified sine waves, used by the older inverters, recreate the AC power profile in your RV. Sure, your RV appliances will run off modified sine waves BUT not optimally. Your RV appliances run BEST and EFFICIENTLY off of pure sine waves, aka a pure sine wave inverter.
Stay happy and entertained at any hour with 110 Volt power supply for microwave, internet use, and videogames, TVs, coffeepot, toaster, phone and computer chargers, video players, basically anything, even high consumption appliances like electric water heaters, and roof top air conditioners!
Because there are no moving parts, maintenance is effortless and operation is completely quiet! Can you see how easy this is?
Take advantage of this attractive investment today!
Mounting your RV’s solar panels is just as important to performance as your solar system itself. That’s why RVTECH & Marine offers you an array of solar mounting solutions to fit your needs! Which mounting solution is right for you is depends on how you use your RV. So let’s take a look at the options, shall we?
Tilted mounting, sometimes called angled mounting, allows solar panels to be tilted at an angle from the roof of the RV so the panels are more directly facing the sun. However, most solar panels will break from the force of the wind if left in this position while driving, so tilted mounting racks are designed to be able to return to a flat mounted position.
PROS: Effortless maintenance, completely quiet, the most renewable and cost-effective power source on the market, perfect for self-containment and state parks, initial investment will more than pay for itself over and over, and we can even remove it and install it on a new vehicle!
The SmartShunt is an all in one battery monitor, only without a display. Your phone acts as the display. The SmartShunt connects via Bluetooth to the VictronConnect App on your phone (or tablet) and you can conveniently read out all monitored battery parameters.
The SmartSolar Control Display is a pluggable LCD display for the SmartSolar Charge Controllers.
The 100 Ah 12 V LiFePO4 Deep Cycle battery has a life expectancy of 3000-5000 cycles* with a 100 Amp Continuous current, 200 Amp Surge Current (30 seconds), and ½ second surge for higher loads.
Rather than adhering to a traditional battery size that needs to fit in a battery box to allow for ventilation from off-gassing, this battery can be placed anywhere.