Renogy 200 Watt 12 Volt Eclipse Monocrystalline Solar Panel Suitcase – RNG-KIT-STCS200MB-NC-UK
This Renogy 200W Foldable Solar Panel allows you to recharge your off-grid electrical system without the need to permanently fix solar panels to the roof of your campervan or boat. Simply pull out the Renogy Eclipse solar suitcase whenever you are stationary and plug directly into your electrical system to recharge on the go! Multiple foldable panels can be connected together to provide more power.
This Renogy 200W solar panel is monocrystalline, which means that each solar PV cell is made of a single silicon crystal. Monocrystalline solar panels are more efficient than polycrystalline solar panels, so you will get a higher solar yield from your panels.
Renogy 200W solar panel – use cases
The Renogy 200W foldable solar panel is suitable for off-grid applications such as campervans, boats and tiny houses. If you don’t have room on the roof of your vehicle for the amount of solar you need, this foldable solar panel is perfect. It can be stored away inside when you’re on the move. When you park up for the day, simply set up the foldable solar panel to catch the rays and recharge your system!
When used in a campervan setting, we would recommend a minimum solar array of 200W. This will ensure that you are able to generate enough solar power even in winter or cloudier days. An open circuit voltage of 15V or higher is required to charge your system.
Solar charge controllers
Once you’ve decided on the size of your solar array, make sure you find the correct solar charge controller! You can calculate your maximum open circuit voltage by adding together the voltages of each of your panels (if wired in series). Your maximum open circuit current will remain the same (when wired in series). Victron charge controllers are sized based on these 2 numbers – e.g. the 100/30 charge controller is suitable for an open circuit voltage up to 100V and an open circuit current up to 30A. View the full range of Victron charge controllers.
To use a Victron charge controller with a Renogy solar suitcase, you will simply need a charge controller to MC4 connector cable to connect to your charge controller. Then whenever you are stationary, simply plug the MC4 connectors attached to your solar suitcase into the MC4 connectors on your charge controller.
Looking for a different size solar panel?
View our full range of solar panels, including Victron and Renogy panels from 90W-360W.
Products that give back
We are members of 1% for the Planet. This means that for every product purchased from Climbingvan, 1% of the total cost will be given to The Honnold Foundation, to provide solar power to underprivileged communities. If you want your electrical system to have more of a positive impact, purchasing your components from us at Climbingvan will mean you can give back as well as powering your off-grid system.
Product SKU: RNG-KIT-STCS200MB-NC-UK