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Solar Array Charger

The Solar array will be used to trickle charge the lithium battery bank in the Kimberly Kamper trailer while in storage. www.kimberleykampers.com/

A future project will be to add a battery and separate MPPT charger to power a 12 v garden fountain pump and outdoor LED lighting.

 

Components

2 x Uni-Solar Amorphous 62 W ES-62T $420 (sourced on ebay $210 each)

1 x Heavy Duty Universal Solar Panel Pole Mount kit from affordablesolarmounts.com/ $150

2.7 m (0.7 m in the ground) galvanised pole (MGPE 32NB) (42.4 MM) from EDCON Steel www.edconsteel.com.au/ $30

2 x MC3 Solar Panel Cable Branch Connectors sourced on ebay $19

2 x MC3 Solar Panel 6' Cable 1 End Male/Stripped 12 AWG sourced on ebay $40

10m 15A auto cable and Anderson plug from Jaycar $40

3 x 20 Kg ready mix cement from Bunnings $19.5

 

Total $719

 

See an overview video @

 

youtu.be/Mwjj4ZVqQyY

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Taken on January 10, 2014