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RV Power Guide

RV Power Guide

RV Solar Options

Solar Panels - Rigid Roof Mounts

Updated July 2020 More efficient solar kits is what Go Power keeps striving for. What stated as a 160 watt solar panel is now a 190 watt panel in the same footprint.

Need to add solar panels to your RV?

Depending on how large your charge controller is on your mobile solar array, you may be able add additional panels. Important factors to know when trying to add panels to your array: * How many amps can your charge controller handle * How many amps of solar are in your array * How is your array wired (Parallel, Series, Series/Parallel) * How much space do you have on your RV roof for more solar panels Here is a selection of panels to grow a Go Power System

Go Power 190 E Expansion Panel

Go Power Flexible Solar Panel 100 Watt Expansion

Go Power Rigid 100 Watt Solar Panel Expansion Kit

There are other brans on the market, we have found Go Power! to be among the highest quality gear on the market. Their service has been friendly and reliable. However they can be a bit higher priced.

Portable Solar Kits - PSK

Portable Solar Kits are great for the RVer who is not interested in mounting panels on the roof of the rig. This PSK is easily set up next to the camper or up to 30 feet away using the extension cable.

A selection of 5 current portable Solar kits with hot pricing

Portable solar kits are perfect for bringing solar charging to remote locations without much prewiring or permenant infrastructure. Some portable kits include legs and others include portable power packs to charge. Here are a few Go Power! portables and a few other items that may be of interest to you.

Portable Solar Guide

In the Portable Solar Guide you can learn about the benefits and advantages of having a portable solar kit.

How to Calculate Wattage for Power Inverters

Simple wattage calculator for devices in your RV

To calculate the wattage of an item it is important to know both the amps and the volts that the item uses. This simple calculator will give you an easy conversion to watts.

It is based on volts X amps = watts.

Volts: Amps:

Wattage: {wattage}

#Portable Power

Take your power with you wherever you go with these new Poartable Power units. This mobile power station offers plenty of power which is great for tent camping, parties or whatever you can dream up.

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