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400-Watt 12-Volt Off-Grid Solar Starter Kit w/ 4-Piece 100W Monocrystalline Panel and 40A MPPT Rover Charge Controller

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  • Designed to ensure quiet power production and grid independence
  • Ideal for RV's, boats, caravans, and more
  • Corrosion-resistant aluminum frame ensures durability
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About This Product

The Renogy 400W Solar Power Starter Kit is perfect for new customers wanting to get a start in solar. The Starter Kit is great for off-grid applications, such as RVs, trailers, boats, sheds, and cabins - providing many benefits, including, but not limited to, quiet power production and grid independence. Adding a monocrystalline solar panel kit can extend your travels further than ever before. This solar kit comes with the tools necessary for a new system: four Renogy 100W 12V Mono Solar Panels, one 40A MPPT Rover Charge Controller, one 20ft 10AWG MC4 Adaptor Kit, one 8ft 10AWG Tray Cable and four sets of Z-brackets. Start your solar adventure with a Renogy Starter Kit!

Highlights

  • Monocrystalline solar cell efficiency: 21%; MPPT charge controller peak efficiency: 97%.
  • This kit includes our 40A MPPT charge controller which uses Maximum Power Point Tracking technology, transferring power up to 30% more efficiently than PWM charge controllers.
  • Withstand high wind (2400Pa) and snow loads (5400Pa); Corrosion-resistant aluminum frame for extended outdoor use, allowing the panels to last for decades.
  • IP65 rated junction box provides complete protection against environmental particles and low pressure water jets.
  • Pre-drilled holes on the back of the panel allow for fast and secure mounting.
  • Designed for off-grid solar panel system, caravan, RV, boat, Green house solar panel system.
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Product Information

Internet # 302779450

Model # STARTER400DR40

Specifications

Dimensions

Panel Height (in.)

42.2 in

Panel length (in.)

1.38

Panel Width (in.)

19.6 in

Details

Amperage (A)

5.72 A

Application

Boat, Camping, RV, Residential

Features

Indoor/Outdoor

Included

Charge controller, Electrical wire, Mounting hardware

Indoor/Outdoor

Indoor, Outdoor

Number of Panels

4

Panel Material

Monocrystalline Silicon

Panel weight (lb.)

14.3

Returnable

90-Day

Solar panel type

Monocrystalline

Voltage (V)

12

Voltage (v)

12 v

Wattage (W)

400 W

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Panels: 25-year power output warranty: 5 year/95% efficiency rate, 10 year/90% efficiency rate, 25-year/80% efficiency rate. 5-year material and workmanship warranty Accessories: 1-year material warranty

Questions & Answers

66Questions
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Q:Do you have to charge them in an electrical outlet. We are completely off grid and have no electricity or are they battery operable completely battery operable without having to charge on electricity
by|Apr 5, 2024
1 Answer
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A:  Good day, Tanya! Thank you for reaching out to us! As for this concern, you do not need to hook this system up to an electrical outlet. The house battery will be the one to power the Charge controller and after that, it can charge through solar. I hope this answers your question!

by|Apr 8, 2024
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    Q:Is this kit suitable for a 5th wheel RV? I am afraid that bouncing down the road might cause damage and want to make sure prior to purchase.
    by|Apr 4, 2024
    1 Answer
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    A:  Good day, CA5thWheeler! Thank you for reaching out to us! As for this concern, We have plenty of customers with motor homes and 5th-wheelers that use our solar panels with their setup, it is a matter of how secure the installation is, additionally, there are brackets included with the kit you are interested in and that will be bolted at the roof of the vehicle, Alternatively for customized Solar panel installation solutions you may refer to a website called ironridge.com. I hope this answers your question!

    by|May 13, 2024
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      Q:Can this be used in Ghana, West Africa?
      by|Jan 14, 2024
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      A:  Hi Angie, Thank you for sending your inquiry. Yes, and please be informed that if you will order from US you will shoulder the shipping of the products. You can call us at (909) 287-7100 or visit Renogy.com. We're open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 3 pm PST.

      by|Jan 15, 2024
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        Q:I want to power my shed for LED lighting and for running power tools like a drill press, table saw, router and hand tools. What system do you recommend and what extras do I need ? I?m not rich ?
        by|Mar 26, 2023
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        Answer This Question

        A:  Hi BobO, thank you for contacting Renogy. Power tools require a LOT of power, thus for us to size your system correctly, please call us at 909-287-7100 or 909-287-7111 Mondays through Fridays from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM PDT. Our Sales Representatives are happy to help you with your sizing needs.

        by|Mar 29, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

          4.2 out of 5

          • 4.2 out of 25 reviews
          • 90% recommend this product
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          400w solar generator.
          Wonderful system. I run 2 small fridges, fans, microwave, toaster, tv, stereo, small tools, etc. On a sunny day, my battery is 95% full at the end of the sunny part of the day. . Very pleased.
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            I purchased the 400 watt starter kit three weeks ago. I received my order within a week. The order was complete with all items as stated. Installation was a breeze. Easy to set up. I did have to order the external blue tooth but it is definitely worth it. The DC Home app works great. Te panels are working great and even though we haven’t anchored out yet, I have turned power off and the solar kept my batteries at 13.3 all day, while running full sized fridge, small fridge, separate ice maker and tv and satellite. Look forward to anchoring for several days to see how well it performs.
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              The units looked nice, but I had an issue during...
              The units looked nice, but I had an issue during installation with the battery. When I contacted the manufacturer, they offered no help. I spoke with Axl (Renogy representative) who told me the manufacturer would help me only if I purchased directly from them. I had to return what I purchased and bought directly from Renogy to get assistance with my products. Everything works now, but I would give the products 4 stars and the manufacturer 0 stars. That averages out to 2 stars total. Is it worth buying from a distributor if the manufacturer won't help you?
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              Response from RENOGYDec 24, 2021
              Hi mshaffer11,

              We apologize for the inconvenience that this has caused you. However, I would like to confirm to you that you can indeed contact the manufacturer and that you can still get assistance with installing your products. Defective units that are within the 30-day period, will be returned to the purchaser (the home depot) for a replacement. RENOGY
                2 found this review helpful
                Works as expected. Keeps 12v deep cycle battery charged to...
                Works as expected. Keeps 12v deep cycle battery charged to 13.2 to run led lights in hanger.
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                    I have not hooked up the RNG-kit-starter 400D-RVR40 yet. I...
                    I have not hooked up the RNG-kit-starter 400D-RVR40 yet. I am not getting any response from renogy for a writen instruction manual. I e-mailed them twice and no response. I hope this is not the way they do bussiness. Not pleased with renogy.
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                    Response from RENOGYJul 2, 2020
                    Hey Rodger,

                    We do apologize for the difficulties in getting a hold of us, we are experiencing high call volume and are working on getting all queries resolved. Please know that we are doing our best to respond all emails in a timely manner, have a great day. RENOGY
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                    4 found this review helpful
                    Directions are very poor - don’t even address the mounting...
                    Directions are very poor - don’t even address the mounting of the panels or their orientation. No explanation on what you might connect to some of the ports on the controller.
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                    Response from RENOGYSep 3, 2020
                    Hello Steve,

                    We do apologize for the lack of information in our manuals. We are working on revamping our manuals and making them much more user friendly, we do appreciate your feedback, have a great day. RENOGY
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                    3 found this review helpful
                    Easy set up. Instructions could be better, but, not a deal breaker. Powers my sailboat very nicel...
                    Easy set up. Instructions could be better, but, not a deal breaker. Powers my sailboat very nicely. In my opinion, Renogy makes a very good product.
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                    Review was supposed to be for the 800 watt system where they barely give you enough cable for 2 panels let alone 8!
                    I bought the 800 watt 24 volt System. The graphics on the web page show enough cable to wire 8 panels, 2 batteries and the controller. But the kit came with barely enough wire and connectors to wire 2 panels and one battery! That is extremely misleading. Now I will have to spend more money for what I should have received in the first place.
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                    Response from RENOGYMay 27, 2020
                    Hello,

                    Please note the solar panels must be connected in Series/Parallel, the kit will include the necessary wiring to complete a 4x2 series/parallel configuration. Please contact us and we can help and provide wiring diagrams. RENOGY
                      3 found this review helpful
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