Just visited Bimble and the guys there explained and sorted my ancient motorhome's solar arrangement and saved me money in the process - they could have taken much more off me but didn't, and that's priceless! Highly recommended.
1st class service. Excellent products and prices. Would highly recommend.
Great stick down panels made from CIGS for Low Light and no shading issues. Shading stops production of the shaded area rather than effecting more of the panel or array as with Crystaline panels. These are ideal for boats, easy to install and durable. These panels will not be broken by being be walked on, however care should be taken in order not to scratch them if you are walking on them - Deck shoes are recommended.
Flexible solar panels use 3rd generation CIGS (copper, indium, gallium and selenide) cell technology making our panels extremely lightweight and flexible.
MiPV solar panels are designed and manufactured for powering leisure batteries in Motorhomes, Camper Vans, Caravans and boats, or anywhere where you need a reliable lightweight efficient solution.
When installing MiPV SuperFLEX panels to a curved surface, the panel will only follow the curve on a single plane with a radius greater than 225mm
Lightweight PV Panel – Less than 3kg/M2
Best In Class Truly Flexible CIGS Solar – Unlike traditional crystalline
No Ballast or racking required
Excellent low light performance
Certified to IEC61646 & 61734
5 year manufacturers warranty & 10 Year power output warranty
Low Profile Thin Solar Panels
MiPV solar panels are super slim adhering directly to the roof of your motorhome, caravan, boat or vehicle without the need for racking or mounting frames.
Our low profile, ultra-thin system significantly reduces wind resistance and drag for all mobile applications and, as a result, are usually hidden from view.
When compared to traditional crystalline silicon modules which are heavy, fragile and extremely un-aerodynamic MIPV Leisure series solar panels provide significant benefits for vehicle stability, security and efficiency.
Flexible Solar Panels
The MiPV Leisure series CIGS solar panel is built on a stainless steel foil. This foil is encapsulated in high grade, specialist, polymers which ensure the assembled solar panel can follow curves and contours on your motorhome, caravan or boat roof.
These MIPV Leisure Series flexible solar panels are ideally suited to curved surfaces as a result of this construction method.
Lightweight Solar Panels
MiPV Leisure series solar panels weigh significantly less than any comparable silicon panel. Our unique panel construction ensures that a standard 120w MiPV leisure series panel weighs, on average, 12 kilograms less than a traditional glass silicon solar panel of similar power output.
MIPV leisure series solar panels are therefore the ideal choice when fitting solar panels to caravan, motorhome and canal boat roofs. In these days of ever increasing concern over vehicle weights and loads, MiPV leisure series panels offer significant weight savings when compared to heavy, glass based silicon PV panels.
Strong Solar Panels
All MiPV Leisure series solar panels are constructed using CIGS cells based on a stainless steel foil. This construction method allied to our encapsulation process ensures the panel is both flexible and robust.
MiPV Leisure series panels cannot crack and are extremely resistant to impact damage such as large hailstones or stones thrown from tyres etc.
Efficient Solar Panels
MiPV leisure series panels are constructed using CIGS (copper, indium, gallium and selenium) thin film solar cells. This CIGS thin film cell technology ensures that you can harvest significantly more energy over the course of a day when compared to silicon systems of a comparable cost. This is as a result of MiPV Leisure Series panels utilising CIGS thin film cell technology. As a result of better low light performance Cigs thin film cells outperform silicon technology early and late in the day when the sun is lower in the sky. This means more energy is generated than silicon at comparable costs.
MiPV Leisure series panels produce more energy at dawn and dusk because of better low-light performance. Then around noon when temperatures are highest MiPV Leisure series panels are less susceptible to performance drop off than silicon cells (This is known as the temperature coefficient) again providing a significant difference in panel performance.
Simply put silicon cell performance is much more adversely affected by increases in surface temperature when compared to MiPV Leisure series CIGS cell technology.
Easy to Install Solar Panels
MiPV Leisure series solar panel designers have worked in partnership with world leaders in the adhesives technology sector to provide a simple, secure and flexible solution to flexible solar panel installation. MiPV Leisure Series solar panels are supplied with a self-adhesive backing which ensures a simple, straightforward application process.
The combination of a self-adhesive backing and flexible, lightweight modules ensure that MiPV leisure series solar panels can be fitted to most motorhomes, caravans and canal boats by competent DIY enthusiasts.
Availability: Delivery - 1-2 days depending on location or collect from nr Lewes
Brand New 110Ah Sealed Vented Lead Acid Battery (Terminal options at foot of this text)
The Technology – Sterling’s high integrity valve regulated lead acid (VRLA) batteries operate as a starved electrolyte system. The electrolyte is limited to the amount that either is absorbed in the battery plates or wets the fibres in the separator. The resulting system allows gases produced during overcharge to diffuse from one plate to the other, and to be recombined back into the electrolyte.
This recombination creates a closed system, thus reducing the release of gases into the atmosphere under normal discharge conditions.
Since the electrolyte is recycled, there is no need to add water to the batteries. This reduced maintenance and leads to a longer life battery in a clean and compact container. They can be installed when flooded batteries are impractical.
110 Ah (20 hour rate)
Features & Benefits
Tank formed construction allows for individual plates to be inspected prior to battery assembly, eliminating manufacturing defects. Plates are fully formed guaranteeing 100% capacity on delivery.
Sterling’s unique construction and sealing techniques ensures no electrolyte leakage from case or terminals, allowing batteries to be positioned on their side.
Excellent recovery from deep discharge.
Low self discharge – approx 3% per month.
Not restricted for air transport – complies with IATA ICAO special provision A67.
Impact resistant ABS case and cover.
Industry standard footprints for easy field replacement.
Charging: (25°C / 77°F)
Standby use: Float charging voltage 13.50V to 13.80V.
Top up charge: Product in storage (ambient temperature) requires a top up charge every 6 months. Apply constant voltage at 2.40 volts per cell, initial charging current should be set at less than 0.1 CA for 15 to 20 hours
Standby use: 3 - 5 years.
Cycle use (approx):
100% depth of discharge 200 cycles
50% depth of discharge 450 cycles
30% depth of discharge 1000 cycles
Comes with bolts.
Alternatively you can have a terminal post using this pair of terminal adaptors
Availability: In Stock - Delivery 1-3 days or collect from near Lewes
New XTRA series - 3rd Generation MPPT
For 12V Solar System: 130W solar panel (60V for max input voltage)
For 24V Solar System: 260W solar panel (60V for max input voltage)
No Fan for silent operation, great for vans, boats or any live in spaces
With built in LCD advanced display and programming screen (XDS2)
New XTRA series has Lithium battery support (set via PC cable only)
The XTRA tracer models have a current limiting function, you can connect 1.5 times the rated power to the controller so if your on a budget you can use a smaller controller with more panels so that you get more power in winter or low light but don't risk overloading the controller in the summer. The output will be limited to the max listed above.
New EPEver (Tracer) series is EPsolar’s third generation of MPPT controller.
XTRA series are advanced maximum power point tracking (MPPT) charge controllers, for off grid photovoltaic systems, with display unit.
In order to maximise the energy harvest from PV arrays and simultaneously minimise the power loss within a wide range of operating conditions, XTRA series apply an advanced smart algorithm which results in up to 30% higher efficient charging, compared to a conventional pulse width modulation (PWM) charge controller. Xtra series controller have limit protection function on charging current &charging power, as well as auto derating power operation at high temperature; the above protection ensure the stability of system even at exceeded rated PV power and over temperature conditions.
Protection class IP32 and isolated RS485 communication port further improve the controller’s reliability under different application requirements. XTRA series controllers incorporate a self-adaptive three-stage charging algorithm based on a digital control circuit, which eeffectively prolongs the lifespan of battery and significantly improve the system performance. It also has extensive electronic protection for overcharge, over discharge, PV&battery reverse polarity and etc. to ensure the sustainability and durability of the o-grid solar system.
Advanced MPPT technology & ultra-fast tracking speed is up to 99.5% guaranteed
Maximum DC/DC transfer efficiency is as high as 98%, full load transfer efficiency is up to 97.4%
Wide MPP operating voltage range
Low temperature protection and self activate function for lithium battery charging
Limit charging power & current over rated range
Real-time energy statistics function
Multiple load work modes
Comprehensive electronic protection
Compatible with lead acid and lithium-ion¹ batteries
Over temperature protection and power degrading in higher temperature
Optional LCD display units (XDB1/XDS1/XDS2) and accessories
High quality and low failure rate components of ST or IR to ensure service life
Isolated RS485 communication port with 5V/200mA protected output, with standard Modbus protocol Monitor and set the parameters via APP or PC software
Dustproof and waterproof design with IP32² protection class
CE certification(LVD IEC62109,EMC EN3/1-6-61000)
¹ If using Lithium battery, customer should use “PCsoftware” to set the lithium battery parameters
² Ingress of solid objects:Protected against solid objects over 2.5mm
² Ingress of liquids: Protected against falling drops of water, if the case is disposed up to 15 from vertical
PLEASE NOTE - YOU CANNOT USE THE MT50 AT THE SAME TIME AS THE BLUETOOTH / WIFI OPTIONAL ADAPTORS
·Automatic identify the controller, and display the type, model and relevant parameter data
·Large-screen multifunction LCD displays all the operational data and system working status in digital, graphic and textual forms
·With six navigation function keys, the operation is direct, convenient and rapid
·Real-time energy statistics recording
·Both data and data flowing on the same lead, no need for external power
·Real-time monitoring and acoustic alarm of failure information of the controller
·Longer communication distance based on RS485
Functions Via MT50
·Diversified load control modes : manual, light ON/OFF, Light ON+ Timer, Time Control
·Battery type selection: Gel, sealed, flooded and USER type
·Energy display function
Please note: Older MT50s manufactured before August 2017 are not compatible with the newer XTRA and AN controllers.
Use with lithium batteries: The MT50 ( sv 2.18 version) can be used to program a lithium battery for our XTRA controllers. However it cannot do this for the Tracer-AN 60A and 100A. You must use a PC cable and software for programming lithium.
Availability: In Stock - Delivery 1-3 days or collect from near Lewes
A small, low cost multimeter supplied with test leads and holster.
3½ digit, 1999 count display
AC/DC voltage measurement
Resistance measurement (20R to 2MR)
Diode, continuity and transistor tester
Square wave output
Low battery indication
Requires a 9V PP3 battery (included)
DMM Functions: DC Current, AC/DC Voltage, Continuity, Diode, Resistance, Transistor
No. of Digits: 3.5
DMM Response Type: Average
Display Count: 1999
Range Selection: Manual
Voltage Measure DC Max: 500V
Voltage Measure AC Max: 500V
Current Measure DC Max: 5A
Resistance Measure Max: 2Mohm