"When are you going to turn that thing off?" I can’t hear my generator inside the RV, but other people can. Some folks seem to care a lot more than others. I’ve always wondered what it would take to go solar, but there isn’t much information out there online. How do I wire it up? What parts do I need? Can I install it myself? Unless I’m running the AC, I really don’t need that much power at night: just a few lights for and maybe the TV.
Raven is solar generator kit with a 100 watt briefcase panel and matching battery unit. This is our mid-sized solar kit, ideal for customers that need to power TV’s, fans, PA systems under 300 watts. The battery's integrated inverter has a surge rating of up to 600 watts.
The power unit and solar panel are connected with a low-profile 25 foot MC4 extension cord. The solar charger and all electrical connections leading up to the battery unit are IP67 weatherproof and OK to leave in the rain. The solar charger has a kickstand with a locking hinge to keep the panel facing the sun at all times. This kickstand can be staked into the ground with an eyehole to keep it in place during high winds.
The Raven has a built in power meter on the display, showing input power from the solar panel and output power from any connected loads. This helps you position your panels in the field to get the most power out of them. It takes 5 to 9 hours to completely recharge the battery pack from empty.