top of page

This 30W solar charging kit includes:

High efficiency 30W polycrystalline solar panel with 5m cable
Advanced 5A solar charge controller with USB charging port and battery protection functions
2m battery cable with crocodile clips and a fuse
User manual with installation instructions

30W solar panel:

This kit includes a waterproof high efficiency 30W solar panel which is perfect for permanent outdoor use to provide free power for charging a 12V battery to then power various devices for many applications. It's suitable for motorhomes, caravans, campers, boats, or for solar lighting, off-grid or back up power systems (in a garage, shed, farm etc). It can also be used for maintaining larger battery banks in a fully charged state.

The long-lasting, high-efficiency, polycrystalline cells and the tough, sealed, aluminium frame will give you years and years of consistent, free power. The waterproof design ensures that the panel can be used in all weather conditions.

The panel comes with 5m of thick twin core cable which is attached to the waterproof junction box on the back. Please note that the junction box protrudes approximately 0.5cm beyond the frame, which means that there must be some space left between the frame and flat surface when mounting the panel (note 1.0 - 1.5cm space under the panel is typically recommended for cooling).

5A solar charge controller:

This kit includes an advanced 5A solar charge controller designed to protect your 12V battery whilst charging it. This advanced controller has a 5V USB port (1.2A output) offering fast charging of USB compatible devices (e.g mobile phones, tablets, mp3 players etc) as well as a pair of load terminals for connecting 12V loads (such as lights) if desired.

The controller can work with sealed, gel and flooded batteries - battery type can be easily set. The unit also has a pair of terminals for connecting your 12V loads if necessary (such as lights etc).

This solar controller stops reverse current at night (from the battery back through the solar panel) so your battery won't lose any charge. It has many other protection functions such as over charge / discharge, over load, short circuit, overheating etc. Other features of this controller include LED indicators, battery type switch and load "on/off" button.

Additional items:

The solar kit also includes 2m battery cable with a fuse and crocodile clips for ease of connection to your battery. A user manual is provided with the solar kit which contains instructions for a quick and safe installation. Advanced users will also benefit from an additional user manual for the solar controller

Solar panel specifications:

  • Peak power: 30W
  • Maximum power voltage: 17.5V
  • Maximum power current: 1.71A
  • Open circuit voltage: 21.6V
  • Short circuit current: 1.85A
  • Power allowance range: +/- 3%
  • Dimensions: 50.5 x 44.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Weight: 3.2 kg
  • 4 mounting holes
  • 5m of twin core cable attached

Charge controller specifications:

  • Charging current: 5A
  • Load current: 5A
  • Rated voltage: 12V
  • LEDs to indicate battery state of charge, solar panel and load status
  • Self-consumption: 12V ≤5mA ; 24V ≤7mA
  • Working temperature: -35C to +55C
  • USB Interface: 5V DC / 1.2A
  • 3 pairs of terminals (solar panel, battery, load) for wire up to 2.5mm2
  • Size: 109.7 x 65.5 x 20.8 mm
  • Weight: 90 g
  • 2 x 4.5mm mounting holes

This product is covered by a 1 year warranty(workmanship warranty on the solar panel is provided by Photonic Universe, solar charge controller warranty is provided by the solar controller manufacturer). For more information please refer to ourTerms and Conditions.

A user manual is included with the solar kit which contains instructions for a quick and safe installation. Advanced users will also benefit from an additional user manual for the solar controller

Contents of the package: № Item Quantity 1 30W polycrystalline solar panel with 5m cable 1 2 5A solar charge controller 1 3 2m battery cable with crocodile clips (used between the controller and your battery) 1 4 5A fuse in a holder (installed on the battery cable) 1 5 Instruction manual for the solar controller 1 6 Instruction manual for the kit 1 Installation of the solar kit: 1. Before installing the solar kit, please ensure that your 12V battery is not fully discharged. The battery should produce at least 8V - this is the minimum voltage required to start the solar charge controller. If your battery is fully discharged, please charge it beforehand by other means for a short period of time. 2. Connect your 12V battery to the solar charge controller using the 2m cable with crocodile clips in the following order: − On the solar controller end, attach the bare ends of the cable using the screw terminals − On the battery end, use the crocodile clips attached to the cable The “+” battery terminal should be connected to the “+” battery terminal of the controller, and the “-” battery terminal should be connected to the “-” battery terminal of the controller. Please note: crocodile clips are provided for temporary use only. For permanent connection, we recommend using special battery terminals or your existing battery connectors. 3. Connect the solar panel to the solar charge controller: The “+” lead should be connected to the “+” solar terminal of the controller, and the “-” lead should be connected to the “-” solar terminal of the controller. Your solar kit should now start charging the battery. For maximum output, ensure that the solar panel is situated outdoors and is exposed to as much sunlight as possible, without any shading. Even a small shaded area can significantly reduce the output (e.g. leaves, trees etc.). Note: positioning the solar panel indoors behind a window is not recommended as it will reduce the output considerably. 4. If required, you can connect any 12V load or appliances to the load terminals of the solar controller (“+” to “+”, “-” to “-”), for example 12V light bulbs. Ensure that the total current drawn by the load does not exceed 5A. Your 12V load or appliances can also be connected directly to your battery, however in this case the discharge protection feature of the solar controller will not function (the controller will not be able to automatically cut off the load when the battery is becoming over discharged). 5. The solar panel and its connection box on the back are waterproof and can be used outdoors in all weather conditions. The solar controller is not waterproof and should always be used indoors. 6. Please refer to the solar controller manual for information regarding operation of the controlle


    bottom of page