Calculate your loads and power generation for your RV
Welcome to the RV Solar Calculator! Our customer’s unique systems are important to us at Outside Supply. That’s why we have a simple formula for calculating your daily wattage in your RV or travel trailer that will help to size the proper solar kit for you. We always recommend giving us a call to discuss your specific setup and if you have any additional questions we’re available, even on weekends! (We No Longer Take Phone Calls).
Go Power also offers a RV Solar Calculator. Click here to find out more.
Watts Used Per Hour X Hours of Days Used = Watts Used Per Day
Solar Watts Needed / Hours of Sunlight = Solar Wattage Needed
For Example: 300 Watts Per Hour X 5 hours of RV use = 1500 Watts of RV Use Per Day
1500 Solar Watts Needed / 5 Hours of Sunlight = 300 Watts of Solar Needed
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:
1ST MAY 2014 By Chad Whitney
The answer to your off-grid refrigerator might just be the Go Power AE-6 kit
Refrigerators in Class A, Class B and Fifth Wheels have gone to residential types. These residentials types will not runn off of your battery bank alone. You need an inverter, a large battery abnk and solar panels to operate seamlessly. A generator on board is always a good choice as well.
Go Power AE-6 Solar Kit
Designed for refrigerators and larger loads
More power from the sun for faster recharge times
Just add a battery bank of 500 to 1000 amp hours, and this kit will usually support your fridge off-grid. There will always be low light weeks where a short generator run or plugin will kepp you going. The AE-6 has the power to keep it charging and running. The six in the name is for 6 solar panels.Lithium batteries have come down a lot in price over the last 10 years. When we first started selling these batteries, they were hard to come by and a 100 Ah battery would cost over $5000. Today they are much lower cost and the power denisty is getting greater.