These panels must be wired in Parallel, use the Y splitter to join them on the roof.
Extremely hard to get hold of these panels, these are new stock which have been in storage for a project which didn't go ahead. Brand new, but might have some dusty frames! Grab them while you can! Very Limited Stocks
These panels do not have shading issues like other panels. Shade only affects the actual amount shaded, unlike crystalline panel. Great for boats or campers where partial shading can often happen.
These CIS thin film panels out perform Crystalline panels in lower light levels. We have done side by side tests in winter and found that with winter sun these panels will give a decent about of additional power over crystalline panels. In cloudy conditions they both perform the same, with very low output, but then the low powered winter sun does shine the CIS panels out perform the crystalline panels with upto double the power from the same sized array. Over a yearly yield we would estimate that you may gain around 10% more power generated over the year. You will require more surface area for these panels, but work out a similar price per watt.
These are framed panels that you can use in off grid or on grid solutions. In off grid you can only use an MPPT with these panels and the panels must all be run in parallel.
Solar Frontier’s new SF165 module offers the highest conversion efficiency of any mass-produced thin-film module - up to 13.8%.
The modules feature the lightsoaking effect unique to Solar Frontier’s CIS technology, which provides higher output than initially specified. All modules are RoHS compliant and cadmium and lead-free.
All modules also have MCS (Microgeneration Scheme) approval required to register for the Feed-In Tariff.
Fewer production steps and raw materials also mean an industry-leading energy payback time of less than one year.
Solar Frontier Thin Film modules are shipped in cardboard-free packaging and use recyclable corner pieces.
Nominal Power Pmax 165W
Power tolerance +5W/0W
Open circuit voltage VOC 110.0V
short circuit current 2.20A
Voltage at nominal power Vmpp 85.5V
Current at nominal power Impp 1.93A
Wet lead acid battery - generally not suitable for mobile applications. Should not be located in living areas.
A company wide dedication to quality control and continual improvement has earned Crown Battery the highest quality and service rating in the industry. "We put more into our deep cycle batteries so you can get more out of them...
More performance, more productivity with less maintenance. Nobody builds them like Crown, because no one else invests in the heaviest, thickest plates in the industry. Our plates are over 10% thicker than our competitors.
Combine that with our proprietary PROeye and our low maintenance container - features that make battery maintenance predictable and efficient - and you've got a battery that's going to last longer and perform like no other."
Crown out-performs the competition in head to head tests over and over again.
"It must be a matter of perspective. But we aren’t prone to exaggeration, the way some of our competitors are.
If you claim to have batteries that out-perform all others, an independent laboratory should confirm the findings. That’s the way we do it at Crown. Since 1926, that’s all we’ve done. And to us, it really isn’t a matter of claiming to be first in the industrial marketplace; but being the best. Some manufacturers are comfortable making exaggerated claims.
We’re comfortable making battery history… one customer at a time."
"The heaviest, thickest plates in the industry. Thicker plates, heavier lead connections, and the most active lead material per ampere hour of rated capacity. And heavy means more lead, more active material. Which means more power. Longer life. Who would you put your money on? A lightweight battery? Or the heavyweight of the world. Crown."
Type: Wet lead acid
|A =||Automotive / SAE Top Terminal|
|D =||Standard Terminal (Dualo Automotive / Stainless Threaded Terminal)|
|F =||Commercial Threaded Stud Terminal|
|G =||Refer to Terminal Requirement Whn ordering Type A|
|I =||Cover with Raised Vent|
|J =||Battery Fitted with Handle or Lifting Lug|
|K =||PRO eye Fluid Indicator (Option for Gr 24/27/31)|
Antimony Alloy Construction: Low Maintenance Service
New XTRA series - 3rd Generation MPPT
For 12V Solar System: 520W solar panel (150V for max input voltage)
For 24V Solar System: 1040W solar panel (150V 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 twice 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 effectively 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.
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
Victron pure sinewave output, high peak power and high efficiency in a compact unit. Models range from 250VA to 1200VA with UK socket - other socket outlets available on request
These inverters allow you to power domestic equipment - requiring 230VAC - using 'leisure' or 'automotive' batteries rated at 12V
Bulit in DC fuse in all models but not replaceable in all models - see the manual for further details on which models carry the replaceable fuse.
Consider adding a battery isolator switch https://www.bimblesolar.com/300a-blue-sea-battery-isolator
VE.Direct communication port
The VE.Direct port can be connected to:
• A computer (VE.Direct to USB interface cable needed)
• Apple and Android smartphones, tablets, MacBook’s and other devices (VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart dongle needed)
• Low battery voltage alarm trip and reset levels
• Low battery voltage cut-off and restart levels
• Dynamic cut-off: load dependent cut-off level
• Output voltage 210 - 245V
• Frequency 50 Hz or 60 Hz
• ECO mode on/off and ECO mode sense level Monitoring:
• In- and output voltage, % load and alarms
The full bridge plus toroidal transformer topology has proven its reliability over many years. The inverters are short circuit proof and protected against overheating, whether due to overload or high ambient temperature. High start-up power Needed to start loads such as power converters for LED lamps, halogen lamps or electric tools. ECO mode When in ECO mode, the inverter will switch to standby when the load decreases below a preset value (min load: 15W). Once in standby the inverter will switch on for a short period (adjustable, default: every 2,5 seconds). If the load exceeds a preset level, the inverter will remain on.
A remote on/off switch can be connected to a two pole connector, or between battery plus and the left hand contact of the two pole connector
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Fixes without screwing holes in your roof!
Set of seven black solar panel mounting kit, including 6 brackets (4 courners and 2 sides) and cable gland. They are ideal for fixing our solar panels to any vehicle, caravan, boat, barge or even outbuildings and sheds to provide a strong, secure and aesthetically pleasing fixing method, the mounts will support the solar panel at the correct height above the surface to enable the flow of air underneath the panel and keep it cool, ensuring the solar panel functions at it's optimum. The mounts can be safely bonded to the surface removing the need to drill holes. The panel is secured by screwing or bolting it to the mounting corner, but the corner itself can be fixed with a good strong adhesive like 'Sikaflex' or 'CT1' or any polyurethane sealant to the roof. (Ensure the roof is clean and dry before attaching. If a painted roof ensure the paint is not flakey)
ABS mounts raise the panel by 25mm. Edge of panel to edge of ABS is 55mm.
We sell CT1 which is great for sticking these down, please see related products tab for different colours avaialble.
If you are fitting to a vehicle we recommend that you additionally bolt or screw the panel and mounting down as well, as the strength of these systems is only as strong as the roof type or paint on your roof!
Here is a good tutorial to get you started:
Optional Meter for AN, BN, CN, XTRA MPPT charge controllers. DuoRacer requires the MT11, see separate listings.
Comes with 2m RJ45 cable in the box, if you need longer we have a 5m cable here 5m RJ45 Cable for MT50
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
Backlight and acoustic alarm on<65mA
Backlight off <15mA
98×98 mm / 3.86×3.86 in
114×114 mm / 4.49×4.49 in
Standard 2m, max .50m
Please note: Older MT50s manufactured before August 2017 are not compatible with the newer XTRA and AN controllers.
6mm² Solar Cable - Price is per meter, simply select the quantity as the number of meters you want.
Double Insulated UV protected solar cable
Max load: 70A in air
Our solar cable is ozone resistant according to BS EN 50396
UV resistant according to HD 605 S2 and is tested for durability according to EN 60216
Flexible tinned copper conductor
Class 5 flexible tinned copper conductor
Halogen-free cross-linked compound
Halogen-free cross-linked, flame retardant compound
STÄUBLI MC4 Solar PV connectors - Pair of Y Branches
Connect your solar modules together with ease using these safe and durable MC4 connectors. This pair of "Y" shape connectors (one in a male to female, female configuration, and one in a female to male, male configuration) will allow you to connect panels or strings of panels together. If you need to connect 3 panels together then it is cheaper to use 2 pairs of these than to purchase a 3 way splitter (its about 1/3 of the cost to use these)
|Connector system||Ø 4 mm|
|Rated voltage||1500 V DC (UL)|
|Rated current||50 A|
|Rated impulse voltage||12 kV|
|Ambient temperature range||-40 °C...+75 °C (UL)|
|Upper limiting temperature||105 °C (Stäubli)|
|Degree of protection, mated unmated||IP67 IP2X|
|Overvoltage category/Pollution degree||CATIII / 2|
|Contact resistance of plug connectors||≤0.5 mΩ|
|Contact material||Copper, tin plated|
|Locking system (UL)||Locking type|
|UL recognized component, in accordance with UL 6703||E343181|
For use with our stick down panels and ABS mounting kits - also great for sealing cable holes
CT1 will successfully bond:
Unique adhesion on virtually any material in most applications without the need for additional fixings. CT1 is the ultimate solution for sealing.
Excellent resistance to chemicals
Apply with a standard cartridge caulking gun or pneumatic version at approximately 6 bar (108psi)
Skin cure 23ºC 50% R.H. 8 minutes
Non-adhering 23ºC 50% R. 25minutes
Full cure time 23ºC 50% R.H. 24hrs - 6mm (48hrs - 7/12mm)
A small, low cost multimeter supplied with test leads, perfect to help you setup and test your solar installation.
DMM Functions: DC Current, AC/DC Voltage, Diode, Resistance
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
STÄUBLI MC4 Solar PV connectors - Pair
Connect your solar modules together with ease using these safe and durable genuine Staubli MC4 connectors. Snap-in lock. MC4 crimp tool required to make onto cable ends. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjIdrBsim5s
Suitable for 4mm² and 6mm² solar cable with an outside diameter of 5.9 - 8.8mm, Part number: 32.0017P2000-UR & 32.0016P2000-UR
|Connector system||Ø 4 mm|
|Rated voltage||1500 V DC (UL) 1000V DC (IEC)|
|Rated current||39 A 4/6mm cable|
|Rated impulse voltage||12 kV|
|Ambient temperature range||-40 °C...+85 °C (TUV)|
|Upper limiting temperature||105 °C (TUV)|
|Degree of protection, mated unmated||IP65 1hr IP68 1min|
|Overvoltage category/Pollution degree||CATIII / 3|
|Contact resistance of plug connectors||≤0.25 mΩ|
|Safety class||1000 V DC: II|
|Contact material||Copper, tin plated|
|Locking system (UL)||Locking type|
|UL recognized component, in accordance with UL 6703||
*Please note male and female refers ot the metal conductor and not the plastic insulator*