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The Absolute Best RV Portable Solar Power System
Zamp Solar Portable Solar Systems have the ability to recharge single and multi-battery banks from everyday use. Daily electrical usage, time of year and location will determine what size solar system fits best. A solar systems goal is to replace the Amp-hour used from electrical devices.
Solar has the ability to charge your batteries from daily use even in winter when there is less hours of light, but this requires a larger solar system than what you need in the summertime.
Zamp Portable Solar kits set up in less than 5 minutes and out of all solar set ups have the ability to take the most advantage of precious sunlight. Portables can be positioned directly at the sun throughout the day. By keeping the Portable solar kit facing the sun at the most direct angle the solar panels receive more direct and powerful sunlight that can be converted to electrical energy. This is called optimal sunlight.
40 Watt Portable Solar Charging System – ZS-40-P
80 Watt Portable Solar Charging System – ZS-80-P
120 Watt Portable Solar Charging System – ZS-120-P
160 Watt Portable Solar Charging System – ZS-160-P
200 Watt Portable Solar Charging System – ZS-200-P
We Keep Innovating For You!
We’ve done away with the Anderson style power connectors. Their longevity and versatility were not enough. We’ve developed our own solar plug system with pre-molded UV rated wires and a mountable solar port that can be installed permanently to the battery and accessed from outside quickly and easily. This makes it easy to plug in a Zamp Solar Portable as easy as plugging into a wall outlet at home. This also reduces the need to fumble around with tight battery box spaces and battery compartment doors eliminating the risk of connecting the battery clamps to the wrong battery terminals or poor connections.
Digital Deluxe PWM Solar Charge Controller
We like to know what’s going on with our equipment and we know you do too. Our new Digital Deluxe Solar Charge Controllers are all built with large LCD readout screens and multiple LED indicator lights to monitor the system. The LCD screen displays the battery voltage, amp-hour from the panels and amp-hour over a period of times that were delivered to the battery. Indicator lights indicate if the system has solar power and is charging or in float mode. The other set of indicator lights indicate at what charge level the battery is at.
In addition to the above we have also integrated 5 stages of charging in our charge controllers for optimal battery health and longevity. All of our solar charge controllers on our Portable Solar Charging Systems have PWM technology and are water resistant and weatherproof.
EZ-View Bracket System
The EZ-View Bracket holds the solar charge controller on a swinging arm that will allow the user to pull the controller up and lay flat for viewing. No bending camper or crouching RVer to view the solar charge controller. Easily view the controller from a standing position and monitor charging activity. While it’s easy to pull the controller to a easy viewing position the spring loaded bracket will also keep the wires tucked while disconnecting the unit for storage.
UV Rated Wires
UV wires are UV resistant. It only makes sense to have wires that are going to be in the sun constantly to have the ability to resist the suns damage. Our wires are from a U.S. manufacture and come with a 15 year estimated lifespan.
New Slide out Legs, no Nuts or Bolts to Tighten
Smooth sliding legs without any screw to tighten. They fold out and stay out, fold in and stay in. Setting up a portable is quicker with quick sliding legs.
What size Zamp Solar Portable System will work best for me?
Use this matrix to find a Zamp Solar Portable Solar Charging System that’s right for your batteries.
Very common batteries found in RV’s are group 24, group 27 and 6 volts. A battery bank is referred to as multiple batteries connected to create a single voltage system, in our case they need to be connected to form 12 volts. These batteries can be connected in parallel, series or parallel & series (4 – 6 Volts) connections to form a bank. Below is a matrix to guide users as to what Zamp Solar Portable Solar Charging System will work based on their battery or battery configuration.
While using this chart keep in mind that our estimation is based on users that care for their batteries using only 30-50% of the battery capacity before recharging. For example in an 80 amp hour battery there is between 24 and 40 usable amp-hours before it should be recharged. Using batteries this way will reduce the amount of stress they see and will help extend their usable life. Pair this knowledge with a solar charging system that not only charges up to 100% but also maintains the battery when full and users can expect to see their battery life be extended 2 to 3 times. Instead of replacing batteries ever 2-3 years they can now be extended to 6-8 years, saving money and time.
Other factors that will determine the proper sized Portable Solar Charging System
- How much power do you use on your adventure?
- Where do you plan to do most of your camping?
- What time of year do you camp most frequently?
Campers in Central and Southern U.S. generally can get by on a smaller Portable Kit as compared to those in more Northern States. Southern areas generally get more hours of sun with less rainy, cloudy days.
Daily Power Use
It’s important to understand how much power is used on a daily basis while out in the field to best size up a battery bank and solar system. The size of solar needed can be determined by calculating how much average energy is used out of a 12 volt battery in a 24 hour period. That energy consumption is replaced by solar the next day.
Campers in Central and Southern U.S. generally can get by on a smaller Portable Kit as compared to those in more Northern States. Southern areas generally get more hours of sun with less rainy, cloudy days. Our solar panels will still charge a battery bank during cloudy days but the charge will be diminished. Calculating an average for daily sunlight helps narrow down a solar system for battery recharging. Our solar panels can charge batteries under moonlight and florescent, albeit it be small.
Time of Year
Time of year is an important factor for selecting a solar system. The quality of sunlight is an important factor when selecting a solar system. Short days with frequent clouds and unpredictable sun exposure can drastically cut down on the amount of power a solar system can deliver for battery recharging.