We made this kit for lighting chicken houses. You may find it useful for lighting other animal housing and sheds too.
The 10ah charge controller takes the light wiring straight from its load outputs. You can programme it to run the lights for a couple of hours in the morning and a couple of hours in the evening, even switch on before sunrise etc. Full instructions on how to do this are given in the charge controller manual on pages 26 and 27.
50Ah AGM Battery
REC PREMIUM CYCLIC
The REC range of batteries for cyclic applications, including Golf and Mobility. The low maintenance and valve regulated construction combine with heavy
duty plates and innovative separator systems to make the REC range a premium high reliability cyclic battery.
• Double the cyclic life of conventional VRLA (Valve Regulated Lead Acid) batteries.
• Electrolyte suspension AGM (Absorbed Glass Mat) technology ensures no free electrolyte. • Lead calcium grids for extended life.
• Multipurpose: float or cyclic use.
• Long shelf life.
This battery has M5 size female threaded terminals and comes with bolts.
Bimble Solar 100W Mono Panel
100W power, great for smaller applications and lighting. These are 12V panels so you can use with PWM controllers to make a very cheap system.
Size: 925 x 670 x 30 mm
MC4 ended premade solar cables are 60cm long each
As these are small panels we use standard couriers - delivery is cheaper.
Or you can collect for FREE from Near Brighton, East Sussex
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.
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
12V/24V LED 10W Work Flood Light - Can be used on either 12V or 24V - High quality CREE chip on Board LEDs
12V LED 2W Down Light Warm White
With attached cable - cut the connector off to wire into 12V lighting system.
• Alternative for traditional halogen light fixture, ideal lighting
for RV, motor home, trailer cargo, boat, etc. Perfect illumination
for under cabinet, cabin, compartment, display case, locker, etc.
• Chrome surface treatment, antirust and elegant housing.
• High grade chips strongly backup great output without causing eyestrain.
• Multiple lights together presents impressive illumination.
• Efficient heat dissipation, safe and durable.
• Fast recessed mount design, quick and easy installation.
• Twist-off design, detachable cover to expose screw holes.
• Voltage: 12V DC
• Lighting color: Warm white
• Luminous flux: 120 lumens
• Beam angle: 120 degrees
• Color temperature: 5500-6000K
• CRI: 75
• Size: 59.1*8.2mm
• Environmental temp.: - 20°C~ +40°C
• Line Length: 2M
Premade 6mm Solar Cable with MC4 connectors, quick and easy to install.
(Please note if using as a cable run from panel to controller, you would cut in half giving you 2 x 2.5m lengths MC4 to bare wire)
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
Fitted with Staubli 4-6mm MC4s - Staubli MC4 Link
Wire size range: 6mm2
Set of 4 Aluminium mounting brackets for mounting solar panels on vans, boats, sheds or a wooden frame as a easy cheap solar framing system.
** Panels larger than 100w are not recommended to use these alone, as a direct fixing to a vehicle roof. We suggest a bespoke solution using bolts, some of our customers use these brackets and modify them to achieve this, others get a locally fabricated solution **
Aluminium mounting brackets;
Wood screws:St5.7 mm*30mm,
Socket Head Screw:M6*25mm,
6mm cable - Charge Controller to Batteries - 1 Meter with M8 - to bare wire
You will need 2 cables per charge controler (Pos & Neg).
Cable Gland Entry Box, use to connect through external surface. Perfect for solar panel cables coming from outside to controller.
This comes with a cradle for keeping your MC4 connectors in place and tidy.
HAR approved. Flat flexible cable with white PVC insulation for indoor applications. Copper conductor. BS 6500.
Affordable DC Breaker for 35mm DIN mount. Use with our DIN Rail as an easy and affordable breaker solution.
Current Flows from top to bottom of the breaker:
For charge controller wire top pole to charge controller and bottom pole to battery.
For Inverter wire top pole to battery and bottom pole to inverter.
M5 Bolt set for Yuasa 36ah 12v batteries
2 x M5 Hexagon Bolts
2 x M5 Hexagon Nuts
4 x M5 large penny washers 10mm
Simple DIN mount rail 10cm long for DC or AC DIN mount breakers. Easy solution, simply screw the rail to the wall of your electrical installation and connect the breakers to it. Quick easy and simple solution to install breakers to your solar system.
Use with our: