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    What can this kit run in a day?

    With 4kW+ of panels in this solar package and a 5kVa hybrid inverter, the Lifestyle Kit is designed for full time family usage with little need for energy conservation. In peak summer New Zealand typically gets 6-8 sunlight hours, which equals roughly 28,140Wh of generated power, while in winter you normally get 3-4 sunlight hours. Below is a calculation of how much you can run if you generate 12,135Wh (~3 sunlight hours). This list is a guide to what you might run in the course of a day, but can be swapped out to suit your needs, (within the daily Watt hour estimations). We do not recommend using solar for heating or cooking applications.

    240W Lighting

    8 hours a day (1,920Wh)

    50W Fan

    8 hours a day (400Wh)

    2000W Coffee Maker

    10 Minutes (300Wh)

    20W Wireless Router

    24 hours a day (480Wh)

    600W Water Pump

    2 hours a day (1200Wh)

    1800W Dishwasher

    1 hour a day (1800Wh)

    2000W Microwave

    10 Minutes (300Wh)

    Efficient Fridge/Freezer

    24 hours a day (1000Wh)

    60W Laptop 

    12 hours a day (720Wh)

    100W Television

    6 hours a day (600Wh)

    60W Cordless Tool Charger

    12 hours a day (720Wh)

    1500W Hair Dryer

    15 minutes a day (375Wh)

    25W Phone Charger

    12 hours a day (300Wh)

    375L Chest Freezer

    24 hours a day (460Wh)

    1800W Kettle

    10 Minutes (270Wh)

    2000W 4 Slice Toaster

    9 Minutes (300Wh)

    500W Washing Machine

    4x a Week Average (250Wh)

    200W Cordless Vacuum

    30 mins a day (100Wh)

    240W Lighting
    8hrs/day (1,920Wh)

    50W Fan
    8hrs/day (400Wh)

    2000W Coffee Maker
    10 Mins (300Wh)

    20W Wireless Router
    24hrs/day (480Wh)

    600W Water Pump
    2hrs/day (1200Wh)

    1800W Dishwasher
    1hr/day (1800Wh)

    2000W Microwave
    10 Mins (300Wh)

    Efficient Fridge/Freezer
    24hrs/day (1000Wh)

    60W Laptop
    12hrs/day (720Wh)

    100W Television
    6hrs/day (600Wh)

    60W Power Tool Charger
    12hrs/day (720Wh)

    1500W Hair Dryer
    15 mins (375Wh)

    25W Phone Charger
    12hrs/day (300Wh)

    375L Chest Freezer
    24hrs/day (460Wh)

    1800W Kettle
    10 Mins (270Wh)

    2000W Toaster
    9 Mins (300Wh)

    500W Washing Machine
    4x/Week Avg (250Wh)

    200W Cordless Vacuum
    30 mins (100Wh)

    Kit Contents

  • 12x 330W+ Trina PERC Mono Half-Cell Solar Panels (Upgradable to 14)
  • 12x 200Ah 12V Deep Cycle Gel Batteries - configured as a 48V battery bank
  • Upower 5KVA 100A Hybrid Inverter
  • 3x MC4 Solar Adapter Y Branch Connector
  • 3x 10m of 6mm2 with MC4 Male/Female  (Red+Black)
  • 1x 1m of 16mm2 Pre-crimped Cable  (Red+Black)
  • 1x 3m of 35mm2 Pre-crimped Cable (Red+Black)
  • 11x 50mm2 Battery Link Cable, 200mm
  • 2x 2m of 50mm2 Battery Link Cable 
  • 6x PV Inline Fuse 
  • 1x Solar Combiner Terminal Block 
  • MCB Enclosure + 3x 25A DC Circuit Breakers, 1x 200A MCCB, ANL Fuse and Fuse Holder 100A~150A
  • Choice between Chiko ground or roof mount
  • Instruction Manual
  • Downloads

    • Trina 345W PERC Mono Half-Cell Datasheet
    • GridFree 200Ah 12V Deep Cycle Battery Datasheet
    • UPower 5kVA Hybrid Inverter Datasheet
    • Installation Instructions + Wiring Diagram
    • Chiko Roof Mount Installation Instructions
    • Chiko Ground Mount Installation Instructions

    All Hardware Included

    This kit is a complete solar package that comes with everything you need to get up and running - including all the cables, crimp connections, circuit breakers, and mounting hardware. We also offer the tools required if you wish to make any changes or alterations to the base kit, and a number of related accessories. We also offer an upgrade to have everything pre-installed in a lockable cabinet!

    This kit comes with a choice between a 12 panel ground mount and a 12 panel roof mount. We use the highest quality Chiko equipment for our mount kits.

    Depending on your setup you may need to buy conduit to run the wire through, which is not included in the kit, as this will vary for every install.

    Feature Rich Equipment

    We supply our Lifestyle kit with the EPEVER Upower 5KVA 100A Hybrid Inverter. The hybrid inverter allows you wire your solar power system into your household switchboard, and also supplement your energy usage with grid power or a generator.

    Trina Perc Mono solar panels are our panel of choice. They use the latest technology to ensure their panels are as efficient as possible, meaning they produce 330W+ from a size where most panels only produce 270W at the best of times.

    All our kits come with our 200Ah 12V battery, specifically designed for solar usage - no trickle charging needed. We are so confident in this battery we offer our warranty based on a 50% Depth of Discharge (DoD), while most companies only warranty a 20% DoD.

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