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Model #GS-540-KIT-BT

540-Watt Off-Grid Solar Panel Kit

  • Runs loads like mini fridge, 1/2 HP pumps, TV, small power tools
  • Compatible with deep cycle batteries including lithium-ion
  • Produces on average 135 Amp-hours/1,620-Watt-hours per day
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Product Overview

The Grape Solar 540-Watt Off-Grid Solar Panel Kit is ideal for a variety of applications, including RVs, boats, 12-Volt battery charging, small pumps, charging small electronic devices and operating LED lights. Made with high efficiency solar cells with high module conversion efficiency and long-term output reliability, this solar kit is easy to install and virtually maintenance-free. An anodized aluminum frame and a sealed junction box makes the panel weatherproof for outdoor use. Panels include bypass diodes. This system will provide approximately 1,620-Watt hours or 135 Amp hours of charge per average day. The kit includes: 3 x GS-STAR-180W solar panels, 3 x 15-Amp MC4-comparable in-line fuses, 2 x 16-in. MC4-comparable extension cables, 2 x MC4-comarable branch connector sets, 2 x 15-ft. MC4-comparable cables, 6-in. red/black MC4-comparable-to-bare wire pair, GS-PWM-COMET-40 charge controller, 5-ft. red/black 10-AWG cable pair. 12V deep cycle battery not included.
  • Ideal for running small pumps, lights or any other small off-grid need
  • 180-Watt mono crystalline panels with anodized aluminum frames and tempered glass for outdoor use and superior performance
  • Panels have secure and worry-free 5-year product warranty and 25-year linear output performance warranty guaranteed
  • Battery and AC Inverter not included; a minimum of one 12-Volt deep cycle battery is necessary to use this kit


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Specifications

Dimensions

Panel Height (in.)
1.38
Panel length (in.)
58
Panel Width (in.)
26

Details

Amperage (amps)
27.45
Application
Boat,Cabin,RV,Shed,Vehicle
Features
Outdoor,Weatherproof
Included
Charge controller,Electrical wire,Mounting hardware
Indoor/Outdoor
Outdoor
Number of Panels
3
Panel Material
Monocrystalline Silicon
Panel weight (lb.)
26.4
Returnable
180-Day
Solar panel type
Monocrystalline
Voltage (v)
12 v
Voltage (volts)
19.67
Wattage (watts)
540

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
Refer to the manufacturer's website

Questions & Answers

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Never bought or used a kit before. I am interested in this for a kid-centric, but adult accessed...

Asked by Keith October 12, 2020
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It is recommended that this kit be paired with a 300Ah 12V battery bank. In addition to a battery bank, you will also need a mounting solution and likely an inverter.

What Ah size battery is compatible with this set up? Is a 35 Ah 12V battery big enough? Do you re...

Asked by Steve October 7, 2020
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50Ah is the minimum battery size, but it is recommended that this kit be paired with a 300Ah battery bank.

Are these dimensions EXACT? The 200w panels on the grape solar website show different dimensions.

Asked by CCAS October 6, 2020
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The 200W panel spec sheet on both the Home Depot and the Grape Solar website list the panel dimensions as 61.42in x 28.15in x 1.38in.

can I hook up a 12 v inverter to the 600 w 24 volt solar kit

Asked by scott September 21, 2020
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The Zenith-40 charge controller (included in the 600-Watt kit) is intended to charge a 12 or 24 Volt battery bank. The mentioned kit doesn't include batteries. To use a 12 Volt inverter, it would have to connect to a 12 Volt battery bank.

Can i buy two of these kits and use them together?

Asked by Brachra September 12, 2020
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The Zenith-40 charge controller (included in the 600-Watt kit) is not designed to work with another charge controller on the same battery bank. Don't hesitate to contact Grape Solar at info@grapesolar.com for assistance in sizing a solar panel system for you.

can i add some more panels to this kit?

Asked by pcc August 18, 2020
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Te charge controller included in this kit is maxed out with three 180W panels. To increase system size, you would need to switch to a 24V battery bank. Please reach out to support@grapesolar.com for assistance in system design.

what are the dimentions (size) I need a solar panel 4Ft x 15 inches

Asked by garfield August 7, 2020
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The mentioned kit comes with three 180 Watt Monocrystalline panels. The dimensions of the 180 Watt panel is approximately 4'10" x 2'3" (length and width).

Do you offer a 800 watt kit or is this kit expandle if i buy more pannels ? Can a wind turbon be added to the panels ?

Asked by Josh July 6, 2020
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The 540-Watt Off-Grid Kit cannot be expanded on a 12 volt system. If you are interested in a custom quote, don't hesitate to contact us at quotes@grapesolar.com.

Can i run 2 (75w) lightbulbs and 1 (60w) lightbulb for 10 hrs in winter with this system and 3 12v 200 ah in parallel???

Asked by Oerc June 27, 2020
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It is unlikely that this system will produce enough energy to power what you described for 10 hours daily during winter. Reach out to support@grapesolar.com for assistance in designing a custom system.

Can i run a small space heater 500W for 8 hours at night with this system and what battery would ...

Asked by Oerc June 26, 2020
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Probably not. Type question into a search engine and you will find answers from electrical engineers showing the formula and how to make the converstions for your battery amps and size needed. I would use propane if it is an option.

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very good deal, runs my barn and shop with small refrigerator, when the sun is mostly hidden, it ...
very good deal, runs my barn and shop with small refrigerator, when the sun is mostly hidden, it still keeps my batteries near 100% all day, much better product then other brands I have used in other applications.
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Great product which is easy to install. Robust and well protected inverter.
Great product which is easy to install. Robust and well protected inverter.
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Great customer service- great product. Wasn't even complicated to put...
Great customer service- great product. Wasn't even complicated to put together. These panels do pretty decent even on overcast days.
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I broke a panel already . I did not realize how fragile they were.
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Plugged it in and it was ready to go -...
Plugged it in and it was ready to go - love it!
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Panels work well. When receiving the product at HD...
Panels work well. When receiving the product at HD all boxes were flappy opened....I was very disappointed with this experienced. No one chose to repackage them securely. It was very disappointing.
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Great off grid system and relatively easy to do it yourself. There is a reason this system sold out fast...and price went up.....
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