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You have the option of shipping using United Parcel Service (UPS) or United States Postal Service (USPS). Shipping is guaranteed and tracking information is provided using UPS. Delivery data is an estimate and not guaranteed with USPS. 2-Day and 3-Day Shipping: If shipping by air, place your order by 1:00pm PST Monday - Friday Ground Shipping: All ground orders placed by 2:00pm PST Monday - Friday will ship from our warehouse within 24 hours.
Yes, we use USPS to deliver to any AFO/P.O. Box. Be aware that these orders are limited based on products weight, size, and hazmat. Delivery dates are an estimate and not guaranteed with USPS. Contact our Customer Service Team at 1-800-831-9889 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
Solar power allows you to take your RV off the grid while still using your refrigerator, lights and other appliances for extended periods. Solar panels convert the sun’s energy into direct current (DC) electricity, and this charges your RV’s batteries, storing the electricity. A power inverter converts this DC power to AC (alternating current) in order to run many of your RV appliances.
DC (direct current) power is drawn directly from the battery and will run several types of RV appliances, like lights and water pumps. AC power (alternating current), is what is used in your home. An inverter in your RV converts your DC battery power into AC for AC-powered devices such as TVs, hair dryers or coffee makers.
That depends on the number of appliances, how much power they consume, and what size of battery bank you have installed. Contact our customer service by phone at 1-800-831-9889 or by email at email@example.com to help determine your requirements.
Think of your power system as a gas station. Amps are like gallons of gas that fill your RV’s battery, and volts are like the pressure at the gas pump. You need a certain voltage ‘pressure’ to fill your batteries (the gas tank). – Watts are simply the amps multiplied by the volts.
Our solar kits provide the basics you need for charging your RV battery — they contain a solar panel, solar charge controller, and cables. A solar system includes more components (such as an inverter, transfer switch, battery charger, and fuse block) so you can run AC appliances and electronics, charge your battery, and connect both shore and solar power to your RV’s breaker panel.
All AC devices can run with pure sine wave power. Modified sine wave power replicates AC power, but not perfectly. While modified sine wave inverters are much less expensive, many devices run poorly when it is used — for example, portable tool chargers, high-end TVs and stereos, CPAP machines, and microwaves.
While all the cables that are needed for you to use your power pack and/or solar panel are included you may find it more convenient to have additional accessory cables, click here to visit our accessory page.
Please feel free to reach us toll-free at 1-800-831-9889, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or chat live with a RICH SOLAR representative by clicking the chat icon in the lower right hand corner of the website.
On-Grid Systems tie directly to your utility grid, offering an alternative source of energy in addition to what your utility company provides. By utilizing on-grid solar systems, you can greatly or completely reduce your electricity bill. In addition, depending on the size of your on-grid system, you may receive monetary returns.
Off-grid systems do not tie to the utility grid and are sustained using a battery bank. The battery bank can be hooked up to an inverter, which converts DC voltage to AC voltage allowing you to use any AC appliances or electronics. Common off-grid applications include cabins, Off-Grid vehicles, boats, and dry camping. Off-grid systems can also be used in a variety of other applications, including emergency power backup during a power outage.
There is a difference in the manufacturing technique, and as a result monocrystalline cells are more efficient. The monocrystalline cells can produce more power in a smaller space. Also, monocrystalline panels have a darker blue color, almost appearing black, and are usually higher in price due to the increased efficiency. Polycrystalline panels on the other hand are less efficient and require more space. However, the difference is size and efficiency do not impact power. A 100 Watt monocrystalline panel and a 100 Watt polycrystalline panel will both output 100 Watts, neglecting power loss in the system, but a monocrystalline panel will output 100 watts with a smaller surface area.
The module temperature for our RICH SOLAR solar panels ranges from -40°C to 90°C. Whereas our charge controllers have an operating temperature of -35°C to 55°C. The majority of our solar panel are water proof and do fare well in extreme conditions however, our charge controllers are not water proof. We recommend storing and securing the charge controller in a well ventilated dry space.
We have nominal 12V and 24V panels. These panels actually produce 20+V and 30+V, respectively. Whether it will work with a 12V, 24V, and 48V will depend on the controller that you use. All the controllers we offer will work with 12/24V systems. The MidNite Classic controllers will work with 48V systems.