REDARC introduces new solar blanket range
South Australian based manufacturing company; REDARC are excited to release its new range of solar blankets and accessories available in August. This new generation, state of the art solar blanket range from REDARC heralds a new era in charging 12 volt batteries from solar power.
The new REDARC solar blanket range allows anyone to become partially self-sufficient when travelling around Australia; relying on traditional camp sites with mains power sources is a thing of the past!
The range includes three black Solar Blankets SunPower® Cell in 115, 150 and 190 watt power ratings and a flexible 112 watt red Solar Blanket Amorphous cell. Portable and light weight, they can be easily moved to optimise the energy output from the sun. The range is smaller and lighter than a comparable wattage portable glass panel. Our range also includes genuine industry standard Anderson™ SB™50 plug connectors making installation easier – just plug and play.
Through extensive research and development, we have ensured we have the latest and the best when it comes to automotive solar power technology. Our black solar blankets come with SunPower® cells. These cells have been designed for portability and strength and feature no grid lines, a solid copper backing and thick connectors for higher efficiency.
The Solar Blanket Amorphous Cell offers superior flexibility in a light weight, convenient sized package. Its flexible design reduces the risk of cell breakage and cracks and is known to perform better in low light conditions compared to crystalline panels. The Amorphous cell blanket comes with Uni-Solar® cells which incorporates a triple layer system. These cells are optimised to capture the full spectrum of light compared to conventional Mono and Poly cells.
The new solar range also includes newly designed solar regulators with Anderson™ SB™50 connectors available in 10, 20 and 30 amp models. The regulator acts as the go between to transfer power generated from the blankets to the battery. Solar regulators ensure that the correct charge is supplied safely and efficiently and protects batteries from over charging. REDARC’s solar regulator works with multiple chemistry batteries including AGM, Standard and Calcium, are ideal for permanent installation or portable systems, and has multiple levels of protection including over temperature, over charge and reverse polarity.
In addition, REDARC’s extensive range of cables and adaptors offer easy connection to the solar blankets using Anderson™ SB™50 connectors. They are available from 1.5m in length right up to 10m so that you can park your caravan or trailer under the shade but still get the most out of the sun. What’s more, they can be used with REDARC’s DC to DC Chargers, both the BCDC range and Battery Management Systems.
And for added peace of mind, REDARC’s new solar monitor with a large 3” back lit LED display allows you to monitor the solar panels, battery and system information. Connecting to the new range of solar regulators, it provides panel charging information, real time system monitoring and allows battery setting and configuration setting.
REDARC has a solar panel calculator on its website to provide an indicative measure on how much power will be needed per day depending on the size of the auxiliary battery bank and appliances that will be used whilst away from home; allowing users to select the right blanket based on their needs.
Our reputable installer network ensures that you will find the right installer for your needs and feel at ease that you will have the right set up when you’re planning going ‘off grid’. What’s more REDARC has Australian wide back up and after-sales support should you have any questions about your solar set up at any time. REDARC’s new range of solar blankets are backed with a two-year construction warranty and 5 years on the cells. They can be purchased through 4WD accessories outlets and auto electrical stores.
For more information on our new range of portable solar blankets, regulators, monitors and cables click here