If you “Work Hard” or “PLay Hard” we have a Solar Panel that will fit your needs!
How many times have you been on the water, prepared for the trip the night before and somehow, someone forgets to charge the battery? You have enough to get started and so you do. Always working that favorite hole working further from the dock. Only to find out that as the day wears on your battery wears down and down and then Man O Man you now on the oars working your way back. Your so far out your no longer fishing, your working to get back before nightfall hoping someone can tow you in because frankly, your not a youngster anymore. And if you are a youngster your tired because the “Ole’ Timer” just isn’t helping !
Have you ever heard of that? I have experienced it and have heard of stories just like them repeated over, and over. Today is a new day because Earth care products has introduced breakthrough technology to help your batteries with a trickle charge . The Breakthrough technology will easily roll up and store. It’s about the size of a fishing rod tube holder but about half the length. When this panel is hooked to your battery as your fishing it will circulate the power of light (not just sun power -cloudy days as well). A good fisherman knows a great fishing day can come during a cloudy day. Our complete charging system is easy to set up. The system comes pre-wired with clips. This makes the system portable for other applications. During the process of using your trolling motor and siting our system is constantly charging your batteries. Equally important is the breakthrough technology controller that will re-circulate the power should your charging system be full and draw upon it when needed. Your batteries will never be overcharged .
These systems are simple to set-up and require no installation. Every component is plug and play. Simply connect the RED & BLACK to the positive and negative side of your battery. Red to the hot post(+) and black to the ground post(-) It really doesn’t get any easier. Use the same system at your cabin, run a few items during breaks as a generator, take ‘em to the shop at the house and yet more uses. We have also a GPS system that works well in boating situations.
Our systems are not just for fishing trolling motors. We energy to operate a complete sail boat. Our systems can work in conjunction with your existing generator giving any battery system that extra time between generator time. In fact, you can add extra batteries, add that inverter you have been wanting with our systems and supply a lot of watts needed when you only want that quite time.
Larger boats with flat square footage available is a great place to utilize our peel and stick solar systems. You can walk on these systems and enjoy your boat while they are producing the energy you need. A great place to use our systems is operating live fish wells and cooler chest. The Bimini tops can be replaced by a series of tie down buckle solar panels. A great place to utilize the Earth Care Peel and Stick Solar panel is on top of the solid flat binimi roof on fishing boats.
Here are our most popular kits.Our kits are also available with Peel and Stick Panels
B-14-61 Boat charging kit
Our Most Popular Boat Kit!
|B-48 Solar Boat Kit|
NOTE: This System comes as a peel and stick panel Or as a panel with eyelets
CONTROLLERS: Operating Voltage and Operating Current at AM 1.5. Power performance may vary +/- 10% due to temperature variation, spectral variation, and related effects.
Amps, Volts, Watts, Ohms ohm … watt amp volts?
Watts = Volts x Amps Watts is a unit of power having the dimensions (energy per unit time): M L2 / T2 divided by T = M L 2 / T 3 Note: A kilowatt-hour is a 1000 watts times one hour = an energy unit. Volt is a unit of force (F=ma): ML / T2
So that Amps have the dimensions: L / T
B-48 Solar Boat Charging Kit
Our Most Popular Top!
How to install Marine Solar Panels
Solar panels can be a great help to sailors, keeping vital lights and appliances functioning, even when batteries run low or a generator malfunctions. They are also a much quieter way of recharging batteries!
Learning how to install marine solar panels will be vital for the sailor who wants their advantages, but first he or she must learn which solar panels are best. Three types of solar cells are commonly used in solar panels, each with its own advantages. The sailor needs to learn these advantages and select the solar panels that are best for the need.
Types of Solar Panels
Solar panels must be kept from shading, as shaded cells draw energy for themselves from other cells.
1. Solar panels using mono crystalline cells have high conversion efficiency, and take up less space, but lack shade protection. They loose 50 percent of their efficiency in high temperature areas. The crack very easily, therefore, must be thrown away. A real environmental negative to use these type panels in the marine area.
2. Solar panels using polycrystalline cells have even higher conversion efficiency, take up even less space, but still lack shade protection. They loose 50 percent of their efficiency in high temperature areas. The crack very easily, therefore, must be thrown away. A real environmental negative to use these type panels in the marine area.
3. Solar panels using amorphous silicon cells weree first believed to have lower conversion efficiency. Now scientific studies have proven this theory wrong. This type solar cells produce amps from day light til dark, therefore, produce more amps per day. Isn’t this the result you are looking for? They do take up more space, but do have shade protection. This can be especially important on a sailboat. These panels work no matter which direction they are facing. They do not loose efficiency in high heat areas. They work even better in cold temperatures down to minus 40 degrees. If you encounter snow even better efficiency because the snow directs more light to the cells.
Marine solar panels are available in both hard and flexible types. Hard solar panels can be attached to the deck, while flexible solar panels might be attached to deck or canvas.
Size and Number of Solar Panels
Learning how to install marine solar panels will include calculations to determine what size and how many solar panels you will need. This information is readily available on the Internet by searching the question: “What size solar panel do I need” on your favorite search engine. The rule of thumb is to allow for 20% more solar panel power than you estimate you will need.Size does not necessarily mean watts, size means a panel that will produce the amount of amps per day needed.
Placement of Solar Panels
Once you have determined the size and number of solar panels needed, you will be better able to determine where they will be placed. The best places depend on the boat’s configuration and size of the panels. Take your time and think it through. Read the instructions that came with your solar panels. You will want to avoid all violations of warranty terms.
The simple answer to how to install marine solar panels is: in the sun. Select locations that will get maximum sunlight without shaded spots.
In placing marine solar panels, consider the use of extra bars/braces to secure the panels. You obviously want them to remain stable. However this will not be a factor with Peel N Stick Panels.
How to Install Marine Solar Panels
Your marine solar panels should have clear instructions for installation. In addition to those, consider the following.
Most marine solar panel systems have three main components:
1. Solar panels to collect sunlight and produce a charge for you.
2. Charge controller to regulate the charge entering your battery and avoid overcharging it.
3. Batteries to store the energy your solar panels created.
Once marine solar panels have charged your batteries, you can use that energy to run most 12 volt DC appliances. These might include your safety lights, regular lighting, pumps, and fans, as well as small appliances. If you add an inverter, you can also run 120 volt AC appliances such as a microwave, radio, satellite dish, or radio. An inverter is a separate unit, not mentioned above, that transforms the current coming out of the battery into that required by most appliances.
First off, check to see that the system has a voltmeter. If it does not, purchase and install one. This will allow you to check the charge you are getting.
Affix your solar panels securely in place, and connect them per the instructions included in your kit. Use only tinned marine grade wire running from the panels to the batteries. If you are unsure of the wire you are considering, ask questions. Regular automotive wire may look similar, but in marine conditions, it will lose its ability to conduct electrical power. Lastly, ask the folks at Earth Care Solar about the Lithium survival solar charging systems. They come with an extra inverter, the whole system fits in your brief case. Could you use 60 to 90 hours of power to operate your computers, radios, and more? You never know when a complete system on a boat could go down. A great back portable back up system to have aboard.
Pre-packaged marine solar panel kits take the guesswork out of installation.