The Weekend Warrior Kit
The Weekend Warrior Kit
The Weekend Warrior Kit
The Weekend Warrior Kit
The Weekend Warrior Kit

The Weekend Warrior Kit

$4,200.00
Upgrades:

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The Weekend Warrior kit is an all-in-one DIY off grid kitset, a great solution if you're looking for a solar van kit or power to your off-grid cabin. Save yourself the money and hassle looking around for parts/components - the Weekend Warrior Kit comes with everything you need to go solar. 

Kit Contents, Specs, and Manuals can all be found below.

The Weekend Warrior kit is an all-in-one DIY off grid kitset, a great solution if you're looking for a solar van kit or power to your off-grid cabin. Save yourself the money and hassle looking around for parts/components - the Weekend Warrior Kit comes with everything you need to go solar.  

The Weekend Warrior Kit Standard comes with a Standalone Inverter

A Standalone Inverter has a standard 3-pin plug point, but requires a separate charge controller (incl.), and a battery charger(not incl.) for generator input. 

Change ‘upgrade’ selection above to see differences.  Full kit contents are below.

Need Help Buying a Kit?

Want to chat? Call 09 218 5533, or email info@gridfree.store.

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Find shipping rates here, or at the bottom of the page. 

Information about upgrades can be found lower down the page.

Installation: The solar panels and their cables are the only parts in these kits that are okay outside. The charge controller, inverter, and hybrid inverter are not IP rated and should be kept away from moisture including condensation.

DoD: Depth of Discharge. Refers to what percentage of the total battery capacity can be used regularly without damaging the battery. For example, with a Lead Acid battery, a 50% voltage reading should be considered 0% power left, and you should stop using power. 

What are peak sun hours? Read this article.

How do you know how much power you need? Read this article.

What not to run on solar? Read this article.

 

The Weekend Warrior kit is an all-in-one DIY off grid kitset, a great solution if you're looking for a solar van kit or power to your off-grid cabin. Save yourself the money and hassle looking around for parts/components - the Weekend Warrior Kit comes with everything you need to go solar.

Got questions, or want to customise this kit? Get in touch with one of our friendly solar experts to talk about your solar options. Shipping rates are linked at the bottom of this page.
You can find all contents, specs, and downloads further down the page!

What can the Weekend Warrior Kit run?

Below is an example of one day's total power usage, if you're getting at least 3 sun hours - this is ~2,250Wh of energy per day and can be expected for >80% of the year. (Learn more.) These items are a guide to what you might run over one day, and they can be swapped out to suit your needs within the generation estimate. (Read more.) We highly recommend having a back-up generator with these kits if you won't be able to conserve power during low-sun periods.
(Need a jargon breakdown?)

25W Phone Charger

6 hours a day (150wh)

1800W Kettle

14 minutes a day (300wh)

60W Laptop

2 hours a day (120wh)

100W Television

2 hours a day (200wh)

25W Lighting

6 hours a day (150wh)

Efficient Mini Fridge

24 hours a day (700wh)

1000W Microwave

10 minutes (170wh)

Not sure how much power you need? Read this article to learn how to calculate your needs.

This example doesn't account for days when you may have to cut back on power use (or supplement with a generator) due to several days of poor weather preventing your batteries from fully recharging each day. Learn more here. Our kits should not be used for vital or life-supporting systems, and we recommend finding alternative solutions for Water/Space Heating, Cooking, or EV charging to maximise your budget - Why?

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Includes everything you need to get up and running.

Includes all the cables, crimp connections, circuit breakers, and mounting hardware required. (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). 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. Product contents not showing? You can also download the installation instructions to see the list.

Change 'Upgrades' option at the top of the page to see different kit contents.

Weekend Warrior Kit Specifications

Total Weight: 190 kg

Panels: 20kg each
Batteries: 60kg each

Dimensions

Panels: 1100x1750x30mm
Batteries: 522x224x240mm

Daily Expected Output

Array: 2 x 385-395W
Winter: 2.25 kWh
Summer: 5.25 kWh

Inverter Output

Standard: 2kW, 4kW Surge
Hybrid: 2kW, 4kW Surge

Storage Capacity

Gel: 4.8kWh
(2.4kWh Usable)

Charge Controller

Standalone: 30A, up to 2 panels
Hybrid: 50A, up to 4 panels