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Solar Panels Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How will I be able to run my appliances with Solar Panels?
A: Solar panels with the help of a regulator can be connected to a battery in order for you to run any household appliance. What it does is that it charges the battery while the appliances are being run.
Q: Can I connect 2 solar panels together?
A: Yes. You can either have it paralleled or seriated together. Series allows you to obtain maximum voltage while having it connected parallel to each other allows the same output but with higher wattage.
Q: How much maintenance do solar energy panels require?
A: Solar panels require little maintenance – no need to wash or dust. It is, however, important to place panels where they will remain clear of shade and debris. Thus you will have to wipe them off if too much snow or leaves fall on them.
Q: Why am I not getting the maximum wattage for the panel?
A: The panels we sell comes with everything you need to get you started and are also as advertised. However the kit we provide with them are basic but you can use them long term – you can upgrade to the necessary wires for you to obtain the maximum wattage.
Q: How does solar work with my RV?
A: Solar takes the suns energy and converts it into DC battery power to charge you RV’s batteries. It is a battery charger that works anytime even when the sun is out.
Q: How long can I run my appliances or electronics on solar?
A: This all depends on how many amps your load consumes per hour and how large your battery bank is.
Q: What is the difference between a solar kit and a solar system?
A: Our Solar Kit contain a solar panel, solar controller and cables and is ideal for simply charging your RV battery. A Solar System includes more accessories such as an inverter, transfer switch, battery charger and fuse block, that will allow you to run AC appliances / electronics, charge your battery and connect both shore and solar power to your RV's breaker panel. Depending on your application, both products will come with all of the components you will need to install solar on your RV, boat or cottage/cabin.
Q: What is the difference between a pure sine wave and a modified sine wave inverter?
A: All AC devices are made to run off of pure sine wave power. Modified sine wave is a version of AC power that is trying to replicate AC power, but unfortunately does not achieve an exact replica of it. Modified sine wave inverters are much less expensive, however, many sensitive electronic devices require the exact replica of AC power that a Pure sine wave inverter produces. Examples of devices running poorly on modified sine wave include portable tool chargers, high end TV’s and stereo’s, CPAP machines and microwaves.