Author Topic: LivinLite CampLite 13BHB-State of the Art Small Solar System  (Read 607 times)

hrolfur

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I added a state of the art small solar system to my 2014 LivinLite CampLite 13BHB.
The system below maintains battery at 100% charge for over 4 days with normal use and I currently do not need additional solar panels to run the following system highly efficiently.

Here are the major components I used to achieve this outstanding solar performance:
Solar Panel:
▪   Solar Panel; Renogy 1x100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel , Short-Circuit Current: 5.21A

Solar Management Components:
▪   Din Rail Breaker Box; uxcell IP65 ABS Transparent Cover Power Distribution Protection Box for Circuit Breaker
▪   Solar Disconnect Breaker; 2P 250V Low-voltage DC Miniature Circuit Breaker For Solar Panels Grid System din rail mount (63A)
▪   Solar Charge Controller; victron energy SmartSolar MPPT 100/30
▪   DC Distribution system; victron energy Lynx Distributor
▪   Battery Monitor; victron energy BMV-712 Smart
▪   Battery Fuse Holder; Blue Sea Systems 5005, 35 to 300 Amp Anl Fuse Block with Insulating Cover
▪   Battery Fuse; Blue Sea Systems ANL Fuse 80 amp
▪   Master Disconnect; Blue Sea Systems 300 Amp m-Series Battery Switches
▪   Battery; Smart Battery 12v 75 AH Deep Cycle Lithium Ion Battery

The Solar Panel is mounted on the right side roof between the Air Conditioner and the wet bath roof fan.
The Solar Management Components are installed in front dinette storage space.
My system as installed works amazingly.

The Solar Management Components are sized to allow for easy solar panels additions if needed in the future.
Note! The roof space available after installing the one solar panel could fit 2 additional 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Solar Panel, however this would be a really tight fit.
« Last Edit: July 05, 2022, 02:16:13 PM by hrolfur »

dangerson

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Re: LivinLite CampLite 13BHB-State of the Art Small Solar System
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2022, 07:37:07 PM »
Nice setup -- thanks for sharing.

I have a 2012 13QBB and have a few questions for you.
- How did you mount the solar panel to your roof?
- Where did you locate your solar charge controller?
- Where did you run your wiring from the panels to the charge controller?

I am pursuing a very similar setup.

hrolfur

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Re: LivinLite CampLite 13BHB-State of the Art Small Solar System
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2022, 11:06:27 AM »
No problem on sharing.
My main source of equipment & installation information is from the outstanding
https://www.explorist.life/

Answers to your questions:
-the solar panel is bolted to roof trusses.
-solar charge controller is under middle dinette storage space
-solar panel wires run through a roof entry gland, behind clothes closet space,
through left under dinette utilities space and to the charge controller.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2022, 11:30:47 AM by hrolfur »