Renogy 400 Watt Premium Solar Kit Overview
The Renogy 400W 12V Premium Kit is easy for you to install, and it is the most economical choice for the off-grid adventurer. Renogy Solar Kit comes with solar panels, charge controllers, and needed electrical wiring, fuses, and monitoring typically required for an off-grid installation, making it an ideal choice for both off-grid and mobile solar power applications.
The Premium Kit will produce an average of 1.6-2.5kWh of electricity per day (depending on sun availability). The 4 x 100W solar panels don't take up much roof space, but their energy can offset small and medium-size loads such as lighting, television, and coffee maker.
The Premium Kit can build a reliable and environmentally friendly power supply, perfect for all rooftops, RVs, boats, or campers. It can also be installed in a ground mount system as a power supply for outdoor appliances, emergencies, and a stand-alone power system.
Renogy 400 Watt Premium Solar Kit Features
The Premium Kit will produce an average of 1.6-2.5kWh of electricity per day (depending on sun availability). By bypassing the shaded cells with poor performance, the bypass diode minimizes the power drop caused by the shadow to ensure excellent performance in a low-light environment.
Advanced encapsulation material with multi-layered sheet laminations to protect cells from physical damage or distortion, improving cell performance and providing a long service life. Corrosion-resistant aluminum frame ideal for outdoor use. TPT back sheet dissipates excess heat, ensuring smooth output performance. EL tested; 5-year material and workmanship warranty.
Easy Installation and Operation
The solar panels with pre-drilled holes on the back frame allow quick installation. And the REGO charge controller uses Anderson terminals with a specially designed Anderson to MC4 adaptor cable for a simple and easy way to connect the controller to your solar panels, cutting installation time by 60%!
Puts Monitoring and Control in Your Hands
Built-in Bluetooth allows you to monitor the REGO charge controller on your smartphone with the Renogy DC Home App. With the app, you can customize multiple battery data such as the boost voltage, float voltage, and duration data.
Ready to Install
Pre-drilled holes on the back frame allow quick installation. The kit has a complete set of accessories and is equipped with an In-line fuse and ANL fuse components to offer more protection.
Stay Connected With the Renogy Premium Solar Kit
Easily monitor by your phone. The BT1 Bluetooth module can pair with Renogy DC Home App and transmits system operation data directly to your phone, the Bluetooth signal available up to 82ft.
Full System Protection
The integrated high BPU (Battery Protect Unit) technology of the REGO charge controller achieves the highest protection against battery cell damage and battery failure, safeguarding the entire system. The solar kit is equipped with an In-line fuse and ANL fuse components, devised to add overcurrent protection on your charge controller and battery bank.
What's In The Box
- 4 x 100W Mono Solar Panel
- 1 x Option 1: Rover Lo 40A MPPT Charge Controller
- 1 x Option 2: REGO 12V 60A MPPT Solar Charge Controller
- 1 x 20ft 10AWG AK
- 1 x 8AWG Fuse Cable
- 1 x 8ft 8AWG Tray Cable
- 4 x Mounting Z Brackets (Set)
- 1 x BT-1 Bluetooth Module
- 1 x 10A In-line Fuse and 40A ANL Fuse
- 3 x Solar Y Branch Connectors MMF-FFM Pair
Renogy 400 Watt Premium Solar Kit Specifications
RENOGY 100W MONOCRYSTALLINE SOLAR PANEL
- Maximum Power: 100W
- Maximum System Voltage: 600V DC (UL)
- Open-Circuit Voltage (Voc): 24.3V
- Optimum Operating Voltage (Vmp): 20.4V
- Short-Circuit Current (Isc): 5.21A
- Optimum Operating Current (Imp): 4.91A
- Dimensions: 41.8 x 20.9 x1.4 in
- Weight: 14.1lbs/6.4kg
ROVER LI 40A MPPT SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER
- Nominal System Voltage: 12V/24V Auto Recognition
- Rated Charge Current: 40A
- Max. PV Input Voltage: 100 VDC
- Max. PV Input Power: 12V/520W, 24V/1040W
- Max Battery Voltage: 32V
RENOGY 8FT 4AWG TRAY CABLES (A PAIR)
- Length: 8ft
- AWG: 4
- Rating Voltage: 600/1000V
- Temperature: -40°F to +185°F
RENOGY 2FT 4AWG ANL FUSE CABLE
- Length: 2ft
- AWG: 4
- Rating Voltage: AC Uo/U 0.6/1 KV, DC 1.8KV
- Temperature: -40°F to +194°F
RENOGY 20FT 10AWG SOLAR ADAPTOR KIT (A PAIR)
- Length: 20ft
- AWG: 10
- Rating Voltage: 600/1000V
- Temperature: -40°F to +185°F
BT-1 BLUETOOTH MODULE
- Input Voltage: 5V
- Communication Range: ≤82ft
- Compatible Models: All Renogy Controllers with RJ12 port
- Operation Temperature: -20℃~85℃（-4°F to 185°F）
RENOGY 10A IN-LINE FUSE HOLDER W/FUSE
- Rated Current: 10A
- Rated Voltage: 1000 V DC
- Contact Material: Copper, Silver Plated
- Replaceable Fuse: Cylindrical PV Fuse (10x38mm)
ANL 60A FUSE SET
- Current Rating: 60A
- Voltage Rating:: 72V
- Interrupt Capacity:: 360A (48V)
SOLAR Y BRANCH CONNECTORS
- Withstanding voltage: 1000V DC(TUV), 600V(UL)
- Rated Current: 50A
- Protection Degree: IP67, mated
- Temperature : -40°F to +194°F
- Protection Class: Class II
MOUNTING Z BRACKETS (SET)
- Eight Long Cap Bolts and Four Short Bolts: Four Spring Washers and Four Washers
- Four Z Shape Solar Panel Brackets: Four Nuts
- Panels: 25-year power output warranty: 5 year 95% output warranty, 10 year 90% output warranty, 25 year 80% output warranty 5-year material and workmanship warranty
- Accessories: 1-year material and workmanship warranty
1. What do I need to complete my off-grid solar power system?
A solar panel has to be connected to a charge controller to regulate current, and a battery to store the electrical power. You will need adapter kit cables to wire the solar panel(s) and charge controller, and tray cables connecting the charge controller to a deep-cycle battery.
2. What does off-grid and on-grid mean?
On-grid simply means solar power equipment (array or solar panel) is connected to the electrical grid, while off-grid refers to systems that are not connected to the grid and therefore store the generated power for later use. Off-grid systems are not affected by grid blackouts.
3. Why is my solar panel under producing?
Solar panel performance may be hindered for a number of reasons. Most commonly environmental conditions such as indirect sunlight, temperature rise, cloudy sky, and dirt and stain build up on the top glass will cause a reduced power output.
4. How should I connect solar panels in my electrical circuit (series vs parallel)?
Solar panels can be connected in series or in parallel to meet your electrical circuit size and power demand. Connecting solar panels in series will have the effect of adding up their operating voltage output, while system current output will be the same as that for one panel. While, connecting solar panels in parallel will have a different effect; individual panels operating current output will add up to be the system output current, while system output voltage will be the same as the output voltage of one solar panel. To meet the optimum power output and system rating for your power system, you can use both parallel and series connections.
5. How many solar panels do I need?
The best way to gauge how many solar panels you need, is to understand and define the power load needed from this system. Power is measured in Watts, and capacity is commonly measured in Watt-hours (multiplying power output in watts by the required number of hours of operation multiplied by a safety factor of 1.5-2). Therefore, it is wise to size your battery bank first based on the minimum required capacity, and accordingly decide how many panels or how much power input is needed.
6. Can I add more solar panels to the Rover 40A and expand my system power output?
Yes, more solar panels can be added to this system to increase the power output. The Rover 40A has a maximum PV input current of 40A, maximum PV input voltage of 100VDC, and maximum input solar power of 520W at 12V or 1040W at 24V. You can wire more solar panels in series / in parallel to achieve larger power output, however you are limited by the maximum input voltage and current the charge controller can handle. It is safer to build a system operating at around 90% of the rated voltage and current to ensure there is a tolerance for any system overvoltage or overcurrent.
7. Will this solar kit power my AC unit?
In order to determine what size solar kit is appropriate, you must first define the total load to be expected of the solar power system. Most manufacturers will publish a specification sheet of the AC unit online and will include a nameplate sticker on the AC body. Both can be used to determine the actual power rating of the AC. BTU is a common measuring unit for energy in AC and water heater products, however we are interested in the energy rate, or simply power. Power will be listed in units of Watts, and can be used to determine the total load resulting from running the intended AC unit. Multiply the power rating recorded in watts by the total number of hours of operation intended, to obtain the total watt-hours. Divide the total watt-hours by the peak sun hours in the location of installation, and multiply by a safety factor of 1.5-2, to obtain the total number of watts your panels should produce to power the air conditioner load. The total power load can be divided by the power output of one panel to obtain the number of panels needed.
8. When do I need an inverter?
If you intend to use this solar power kit as a power supply for home appliances (e.g. coffee maker, TV, etc.), then you will need an inverter to convert the output voltage from a 12 VDC system to a 120V AC output socket. Renogy offers a variety of inverter products to suit your unique system and meet your power demand.