Solar power is generated when photovoltaic
modules convert direct sunlight into electricity.
Direct current (DC) flows from the photovoltaic modules through a regulator
to a battery
or battery bank where the power is stored.
12v DC appliances can be powered directly from the batteries.
Watts / Volts = Amps.
Technical Installation Documentation Download: Solar Panel / Charge
Controller / Battery / Wiring / Inverter / Wiring Specifications.
General Information on Solar Panel and Battery
To power alternating current (AC) appliances, inverters are required.
The inverter converts DC power into AC power.
Battery Charge Regulators / Controllers.
A 6Amp Battery Charge Controller will suffice for one Solarflex 32Watt
Flexible Solar Panels.
Should you require more than 1 x 32 Watt Panel a 10amp Battery Charge
Controller is recommended.
The Volts supplied at maximum power for a 12V solar module are between 14-16
Volts per panel.
If you divide 32Watts with 16Volts from each panel they will push 2.0Amps
each through the
regulator, therefore a 6Amp regulator will be the minimum regulator size
6 Amp Steca Solsum Charge Controller.
Solar Panel Connectors.
Please note that connectors on the panels supplied may differ with the
connectors on view.
Most good quality connectors available in South Africa will be acceptable to
panels with most appliances available in South Africa; 5-6mm squared wiring
will suffice for wiring.
In marine operations water resistant connectors are recommended for best
If in doubt please contact your nearest reseller.
The 3M UV resistant extension cable for extending the cable length from the
Solar Panel to the Charge Controller.
The bare ended wires are connected directly to the Charge Controller.
The Charge Controller.
The extension cable is connected to the Charge Controller positive and
A battery cable is connected from the Charge Controller directly to the
The Charge Controller will regulate the voltage to the battery in order to
prevent overcharging of the battery.
The Y connector can connect 2 or more Solar Panels to a cable connected to
Charge Controller, this will increase the Amps delivered to the Battery and
according to the amount of Power required in Amps/Hr.
Solar Power Installation Guides.
Solar Power for Cameras and Cell phones and other Digital Devices:
Supplying Power to your Digital device in the field.
Guideline for Solar Power and Digital Devices -
Marine Applications - A Guide for Solar Power Applications:
Connecting Solar Panels for Marine use -
Digital Device Connectors:
Sample pictures of Digital Device Connectors - Cameras and Cell phones -
Home Power Information -
Solar Panels and Battery Installation: A General Information Guide -
Different types of Solar Panels explained - a brief guideline -
Battery Types and Info on Batteries -
All products subject to availability.