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MD Solar Charging Kits & Applications

  • Put and end to late/missed loads
  • 100% battery levels achieved @ sundown
  • End lift-gate battery issues
  • End dead batteries in sitting equipment
  • Extend engine start up time on hybrid APU
  • Extend electric APU run times up to 14 hours
  • End dead batteries in GPS tracking devices
  • 21% efficient solar cell (highest monocrystalline flex in the market)
  • Virtually indestructible flex solar panel
  • All kits installed using 3M - 1” wide double side tape
  • Panel harnesses & controllers are sealed to IP68 rating
  • MPPT controllers are available if extra amperage required
  • Larger kits available

Reefer / Heater / Sitting Trucks

PWM-30W-10

(Single Battery) – (delivers up to 2 amps/hr.)

Install Time: 30 Min.

Includes: 30watt solar flex module 12volt, Go Power brand 10amp GP-PC potted (sealed screw type) LED controller, 30’ solar cable (cut in half) with MC-4 connectors.

Options: fused battery harness, angle panel mounting bracket for railed cans & trailers.


PWM-30W-10 Delphi

(Single Battery) – (delivers up to 2 amps/hr.)

Install Time: 20 Min.

Includes: 30watt solar flex module 12volt, Go Power brand 10amp GP-PC Delphi potted (sealed pre-wired type) LED controller with MC-4 connectors, 2 X 15’ solar cable with MC-4 connectors, battery wire harness with in-line fuse.

Options: angle panel mounting bracket for railed cans & trailers.


Lift-Gate/Tractor Maintenance

PWM-100W-20

(Up to 3 Batteries) - (delivers up to 6.7 amps/hr.)

Install Time: 25 Min.

Includes: 100watt solar flex module 12volt, Go Power brand 20amp GP-PC potted (sealed screw type) LED controller, 2 x 25’ solar cable with MC-4 connectors.

Options: wired controller for quicker install – N/C, 2 X 50’ solar cable.


Electric Pallet Jack – (12/24volt)

PWM-30/30W-10

(delivers up to 2 amps/hr.)

Install Time: 30 Min.

Includes: 2 X 30watt solar flex modules 12volt (wired in series), Go Power brand 10amp GP-PC potted (sealed screw type) LED controller, 30’ solar cable (cut in half) with MC-4 connectors.


Tractor/APU

PWM-200W-20

(Up to 4 Batteries – Single Battery Bank) – (delivers up to 13+ amps/hr.)

Install Time: 1.5 Hr.

Includes: 2 X 100watt solar flex module 12volt, Go Power brand 20amp GP-PC potted (sealed screw type) LED controller, 2 X 25’ solar cables with MC4 connectors, 2 X MC4-BC - expansion branch connectors Options: wired controller for quicker install – N/C.


PWM-300W-30

(Up to 8 Batteries – Dual Battery Bank Service) – (delivers up to 20 amps/hr.)

Install Time: 2.0 Hr.

Includes: 3 X 100 Watt solar flex module 12volt, 30amp PWM dual battery bank controller, 2 X 25’ solar cable with MC-4 connectors, 2 X MC4-BC; expansion branch connectors, knock out box (for non flush Mounted Controller).

Options: 2 X 3’ solar cable extensions.


Cable Entry Plate

Install Time: 15 Min.

Have your tractor/trailer pre-wired for solar right at factory!! Cuts dealer/factory/ installation time in half.
73841REVA – (solar cable in kit not required with this option).


COMING SOON!!

Solar kit for GPS tracking systems.

Solar trailer powering electric tractor, electric/hybrid reefer, building & power grids.

Manufacturer Direct Tips

  • All Solar Panel brands produce approximately the same (Amps Per Hour) in full sunlight. You need to be asking what Amps Per Hour it produces in full cloud or while driving away from the sun.
  • Our Solar Panels deliver 50%+ of Total Power in cloud or while pointed away from the Sun while the competition is 10–20% only. Our Monocrystalline cells are a record 21% efficient
  • Solar Controllers take the Solar Panel Voltage (17.6 Volts) and converts it to a lower more acceptable charge voltage delivering a higher Amp Per Hour rating.
  • Utilize a solar panel having the lowest Annual Solar Cell Degradation rate. MD solar cells are rated at 0.32 +- 0.32%. (The higher the number to quicker the panel dies)

Save Money with Simple Math

Simple calculations below illustrating the two different types of Solar Controllers available and their effect on Amperage and Voltage.


Solar Panel Alone

100 watts divided by 17.6 Volts


5.68 amps per hour
from Solar Panel alone

PWM Solar Controller
(economical)

100 watts divided by 14.8 volts


6.7 amps
from PWM Solar Controller

MPPT Solar Controller
(4 times the cost)

100 watts divided by 13.8 Volts


7.24 amps per hour
from MPPT Solar Controller


Notes About Charging

Solar Power, like an alternator, is not a battery charger! A battery charger is utilized when low batteries require charging.

Solar Power & alternators were created to replace the amperage being used by electric components or parasitic draws with voltage levels controlled by the solar controller & voltage regulator.

The battery should be at least 12.1 volts for solar charge to begin – battery voltage level is between approximately 12.6 volts (100% charged) to 12.1 volts (25% charged).

MD Solar Panels

MD Flex Solar Panels attach with 1” wide Double Sided Tape but, have options with fastener holes on the panel and controller. Sikaflex bond can also been utilized but it's difficult to remove.

MD Solar Components are suitable for 12 & 24 volt systems.

Protect Your Capital Investment! Know the IP Ratings.

The IP code or Ingress Protection ratings are defined in international standard EN 60529 (British BS EN 60529:1992, European IEC 60529). They are used to define levels of sealing effectiveness of enclosures against intrusion from foreign matter (tools, dirt etc) and moisture.

First Digit: Solids (0-6)

The first digit indicates the level of protection that the enclosure provides against access to hazardous parts (e.g., electrical conductors, moving parts) and the ingress of solid foreign objects.

Second Digit: Liquids (0-8)

Protection of the equipment inside the enclosure against harmful ingress of water.

Solar Connections & Controller IP Ratings:
  MD Connections: #10 Solar Wire with MC-4
First #
Effective Against
Second #
Effective Against
IP66
Minimum recommended product
Dust Tight
No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact.
Powerful water jets
Water projected in powerful jets (12.5mm nozzle) against the enclosure from any direction shall have no harmful effects.
IP68
Manufacturer Direct Products
Dust Tight
No ingress of dust; complete protection against contact.
Immersion beyond 1m
The equipment is suitable for continuous immersion in water under conditions which shall be specified by the manufacturer. Normally, this will mean that the equipment is hermetically sealed. However, with certain types of equipment, it can mean that water can enter but only in such a manner that it produces no harmful effects.