DIY SOLAR PRODUCTS


We have successfully been building and using our own quick to assemble solar generators for years and because we get asked what solar equipment we have come to rely on and how we set things up, we have produced a booklet called "DIY Off-Grid Solar Made Easy".
Please request a free copy, as this 1 hour read will help you work out your kit and potentially 
save you thousands of dollars. It will also link you to the discounted elements below.

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KIT PART PRICES:

ORDERING:
Below,  are the latest solar kit parts prices with discounts. Once you have decided on the right parts for yourself, let us know and we'll go over things carefully with you to make sure that you are getting exactly what you need. Once all is clear, we will send you an official Quote/TAX invoice with all applied discounts. The quote is valid for 1 month and to commence production, simply pay the amount into the provided business bank account. 
Delivery is usually within 10-15 working days of payment clearance.


KIT IEMS:  

16-20Y DESIGN LIFE, AUSSIE CARBON BATTERIES
We can generally get you 30% off these RRP prices
 
12vSunGel    2vSunGel

12V 166Ah (C10) RRP $1315 + transport. 
5Y + 5Y pro-rata warranty. 16Y Design Life.


2V 175Ah (C10) RRP $517 + transport. 
6Y + 6Y pro-rata warranty.
20Y Design Life.  

Made for snow to desert temperatures and used in rail, Telecom, mining and solar applications, the Australian SunGel are amongst the most robust and cost effective batteries on the market today. 
Available in varying sizes and voltages.  
Email us for the latest price list.

To extend the life-span of the battery, we recommend putting a quality Super capacitor in parallel. See Super Capacitors below...


LOWER COST MAXON 6V 140Ah HEAVY LEAD CARBON-GERMAN GEL BATTERY. 10Y DESIGN LIFE 

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Get 5% off the price below..
RRP $330 + transport. 2Y warranty

Listed at 6V 205Ah (C10), we find that in reality when built into a solar setup, these Maxon batteries produce around 140Ah, which is around 800Wh per 6V block. Going by weight and size, that is pretty much the same power as the SunGel batteries. To get around 10Y life out of the Maxons however, the depth of discharge (DOD) should only be 10% on average. Generally, a set of 8 batteries seems a good bedrock size for most Eco-House dwellings, which would provide a reserve of around 6.5kW and at 10% nightly drain of 650Wh - enough for LED lights, a pump and fridge with an hour or two LCD TV or laptop time.

Maxons are made at one of the worlds most reputable battery factories in China and built to heavy duty Australian requirements, these batteries have long proven to be the “best choice” of the budget battery range with almost zero warranty returns. 
They have thick lead carbon plates and a dry-out resistant German GEL which makes them more resilliant to outback heat than standard Gel batteries and they can work tirelessly for many years in snow to desert temperatures. A full drain every day for 1 year at the factory, showed no loss in capacity.

To extend the lifespan of the battery bank, we recommend putting the following  industrial grade Super Capacitor in parallel...

SUPER CAPACITOR battery life extender
Get 5% off the price below..

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To potentially extend the life span of a battery 1.5 - 4 times, we recommended using a 48V USA Maxwell super capacitor in parallel. This size capacitor works well with 12-36V battery banks. Capable of over 1,000,000 full cycles, they can far outlast batteries.

Where a battery takes hundreds of milliseconds to react to a suddden surge, capacitors deliver thousands of amps near instantly. As such, they literally block the hundreds of daily micro-surges form reaching the battery plates, where every surge would normally loosen an atomic layer of lead and slowly soften the plate, reducing its life span.

Super Capacitors can also extend the life-span of the inverter by taking over the heavy duty voltage smoothing work of the inverters electrolytic capacitors. Like batteries, electrolytic capacitors have a finite life and even high quality capacitors can fail after 10-20 years of hard work.
When using a super capacitor, your inverter capacitors can last many years longer than normal.

Super capacitors can also block huge surges caused by nearby lightening strikes, heavy duty pumps etc,. This gives an additional layer of protection to batteries, inverters and any other DC electronics.
A super capacitor is the best insurance policy one could get and well worth the small extra investment.

We recommend only using the USA Maxwell capacitors however, as other capacitors may come with long term problems like degrading internals  resulting in heat and pressure build up, leading to a possible rupturing of the casing. Also, many cheaper capacitors don't have the huge surge capacity or life span of teh Maxwell.

The 48V Maxwell units are made up of 18 x 3000 Farad capacitors and come with a built in balancing system to ensure that all capacitors stay equal. Super capacitors are mainly used in electric accelerators on trains, buses, mining trucks, cars etc. and are generally to expensive to use in solar systems. Hence their rarity.
To save the around $3000 expense of a new capacitor, we provide the select best pick of pre-used cleaned and tested units with a 2Y warranty for $690.
 
If you are interested, please contact us as we only have limited stock and they are only sporadically available in this A-Grade quality. 


CABLES to link Batteries. Get 10% off this price  

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These are Australian made and flat crimped for higher surface area contact, soldered for even better contact and sealed with glue filled heavy shrink tube for moisture protection. The cables are made of 4 individual 70A cables which provide for a better cooling when compared to a singular thick cable of the same cross section.

Even though, batteryies can come with free link bars, we tend to use our  flexible cables because of the stress an ever expending and contracting ridged link bar can exert on a terminal, where years of movement could lead to cracks in the resin around a terminal allowing moisture to slowly evaporate and dry the battery out. Mechanical movement could also stress the internal mechanics of the lead plate contacts, potentially resulting in them becoming loose or dissconnecting.

280A 25cm with crimped and soldered lugs RRP $29 + transport 3Y warranty  
280A 75cm with crimped and soldered lugs RRP $39 + transport 3Y warranty
 
240VAC BATTERY CHARGERS 

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Reliable digital charger in a carry case. Get 10% off this price:
2 x 12V 60A chargers made up of 6 x 20A chargers in total. Included are:  1 x  carry case, 1 x multi power board, 2 x 12V 60A charger plug outputs with adapters and lugs for 2 x 12V battery banks, 1 x 12V adapter with clamps wired for 20A charging. 1Y warranty. $659 + Transport.

INVERTERS factory direct - get 10% off the RRP price  
Australian made Latronics inverters which are well suited to the long life carbon batteries. 
These inverters are built like tanks, rarely fail and can work 24/7 for decades through extreme Aussie conditions with many still working after 20 years. They are our undisputed favourite.  
We sell our "X" series version of inverter with and eXtended voltage window which goes lower so that batteries can provide everything they can, in an emergency. This is only possible when using Carbon batteries as they are more forgiving to the occasional low drain. The "X" versions also go higher when coupled with 30V batteries (5 x 6V) which max out at 36V. All up a 24V inverter can be ordered to work from as low as 21V all the way up to 36V.

MODELS:  

LS624: 600/750W 24V Has a built in AC socket. 2Y warranty.
Runs washing machines, fridges, freezers, pumps and some hand tools
You can choose between a power socket or a hard wire terminal. This inverter also makes for a great emergancy back up inverter to keep the fridge, pump lights and washing machine going should the main house unit ever need a repair.
RRP $1045 + transport. 

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LS1224: 1200/1600W 24V Has built in AC socket. 2Y warranty.
Runs most household and shed appliances
You can choose between a power socket or a hard wire terminal.
RRP $1661 + transport. 
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LS1824: 1800/2200W 24V Most popular. Mains like power. Good $/W ratio  
Runs any single phase equipment. 2Y warranty.
You can choose between a power socket or a hard wire terminal.
RRP $2145+ transport.   
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LS4024: 4000/4500W 24V 3Y warranty.
Hard wire connection only. Good for 15A electric oven or 2 single 10A appliances running at the same time.
RRP $4609 + transport.  
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12V, 48V, 96V up to 8000/9600W are also available.  
Email us for the latest complete price list


REGULATORS assembled with fuses and cables - get 10% off this price  
The Australian made GSL regulators are built like tanks and and can work tirelessly for decades. They are available as 30A, 60A, or for higher amps, put in parallel with individual solar strings feeding them.
They are built and set to provide the longest possible life for GEL batteries. Here a picture of a 2 x 60A regulator chargers with a DC breaker for each. Total output 120A.
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30A 12-48V MPPT DCDC GSL Regulator + 2m 140A battery lead with lugs reset fuse + 0.5m fused input leads with 4 plugs for up to 2 sets of 4 A-Frames. RRP $980 + transport. 2Y warranty  
 
60A 12-48V MPPT DCDC GSL Regulator + 2m 140A battery lead with lugs reset fuse + 0.5m fused input leads with 4 plugs for up to 2 sets of 4 A-Frames. RRP $1080 + transport. 2Y warranty

OPTIONAL REGULATOR REMOTE:
get 10% off this price..


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This remote connects with a 1m cable to the GSL regulator and displays battery volts and charge amps. It also enables the control of the load output settings which can be useful for timed night lights etc.
NOTE: As it contains a micro chip, it can be suseptible to EMF disturbances and after storms, we have experienced the need to reset it at times. As such, only get one of these if you can't live without seeing power data. For any volt and amp measurments we recommend to use the portable clamp-meter supplied with every kit. 
RRP $191 + postage. 2Y warranty 


 
CABLE plugs to link Solar A-Frames together - get 10% off this price  
Low loss 100% Copper, Oxygen free, 6mm 70A twin cable with crimped and soldered genuine 42 amp MC4 plugs.  
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4 x A-Frames with 10m extension RRP $275 + transport. 3Y warranty
4 x A-Frames with 15m extension RRP $296 + transport. 3Y warranty
4 x A-Frames with 20m extension RRP $317 + transport. 3Y warranty  
 
For 8 A-frames, multiply x 2.  

EXTENSION CABLE from end of A-Frame cable to Regulator - get 10% off this price  
Extensions are if you miscalculated your distance from your A-Frames and need to extend the cable somewhat.  You simply click the extension in between your existing cable and the regulator. Low loss 100% Copper, Oxygen free 6mm 70A twin cable with crimped and soldered genuine 42 amp  MC4 plugs are used only.  
 
5m   with 4 plugs RRP $45 + transport. 3Y warranty
10m with 4 plugs RRP $65 + transport. 3Y warranty  
15m with 4 plugs RRP $80 + transport. 3Y warranty  

SOLAR A-Frames made from 2 back to back hinged panels
Buy more than 4 used A-Frames and get 10% off these prices. 
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PRE-USED PANLES. Output like new.
A-Grade $0.50/W + transport. Minor glass scratches and marks on frame,
2Y warranty (eg: popular 190W panel = $95)

B-Grade $0.40/W + transport. May have blemishes like darkened cell underlay, occasional minor cell afflictions, possible peeled backing layer but are fully functional. No warranty provided. (eg: popular 190W panel = $76)
 
NEW PANELS - quality brands are available at around $1/W. + transport. 
SIZES: 190W, 250W, 270W, 300W, 400W

To get them pre-assembled as A-Frames using heavy duty hinges add $25 per A-Frame

DIY A-frame kits:
Want to make the A-frames yourself, then get the heavy duty hinge sets with self drilling screws - buy 4 sets and get 10% off this price.
A set consists of 2 heavy stainless butt hinges + 16 x 30mm self drilling screws per A-Frame.
RRP $15 + transport
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GROUNDMOUNT LEGS lift the panels 20cm off the ground. Buy over 4 sets and get 10% off this price.  
4 x 40x40x500mm "L" aluminium legs with 6 screw holes and a peg hole per leg. A set of 4 legs comes with 24 x 30mm self drilling screws and 4 x 40cm long galvanised anchor pegs. RRP$107 / A-Frame + transport. 3Y warranty
Add $10 per A-Frame if you want them pre-mounted
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Door to door DELIVERIES can be made to almost anywhere in Australia at very reasonable prices.
Please inquire.  
 
Call or email Serge for more info.  
 
Thank you