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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 capable of running a lot of appliances. In the peak of summer most places in New Zealand get between 6-8 sunlight hours, which equates to around 28kWh of generated power. In winter you get less sunlight hours normally between 3-4. Below we have calculated roughly how much you can run if you generate 12kWh, which is just over 3 sunlight hours. This list is a quick guide to the types of things you might run in a day, but can easily be swapped out to suit your needs, provided you stay within the daily Watt hour estimations.

    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 Televison

    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)

    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.