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Old 09-12-2020, 01:04 PM   #1
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Question Solar & Battery upgrade priority (also improvements also) - advice?🙏

Hi there forum,

I am looking to thoroughly upgrade exterior, and refresh the interior, of my Sprinter T1N, Class B, motorhome. Once the Corona restrictions lift we want to move on in an effectively new 'home'

WE are working on various upgrades ($$ allowing)
The most important issue is installing the most potent solar & battery system we can.

Any advice you can all offer would be EXCEEDINGLY WELCOME and appreciated:


What is the highest potential solar and battery storage (Lithium) one could fit onto a Sprinter T1N?


I wish to use Lithium batteries instead of AGM.
Unless you all advise strongly against that.

The 2 batteries can weigh a maximum 100kg in total.
They must provide a, total, capacity of 550AH minimum

I already have a solidly crafted metal battery storage box in place just behind the rear axle.
I can store two batteries of 51cm x 27cm x 22cm


Though I am also considering the use of additional foldable & flexible solar panels, I first, need to install the maximum wattage/12v Amperage on the roof.

What would be the best system anyone has experience with and can, confidently, recommend.

Is 45AH produced, in full desert blasting mid-day sun, a realistic aim?

My thanks, in advance, for any advice you all can offer me.🙏


Refresh

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Old 09-13-2020, 06:11 PM   #2
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Hi there forum,

I am looking to thoroughly upgrade exterior, and refresh the interior, of my Sprinter T1N, Class B, motorhome. Once the Corona restrictions lift we want to move on in an effectively new 'home'

WE are working on various upgrades ($$ allowing)
The most important issue is installing the most potent solar & battery system we can.

Any advice you can all offer would be EXCEEDINGLY WELCOME and appreciated:


What is the highest potential solar and battery storage (Lithium) one could fit onto a Sprinter T1N?


I wish to use Lithium batteries instead of AGM.
Unless you all advise strongly against that.

The 2 batteries can weigh a maximum 100kg in total.
They must provide a, total, capacity of 550AH minimum

I already have a solidly crafted metal battery storage box in place just behind the rear axle.
I can store two batteries of 51cm x 27cm x 22cm


Though I am also considering the use of additional foldable & flexible solar panels, I first, need to install the maximum wattage/12v Amperage on the roof.

What would be the best system anyone has experience with and can, confidently, recommend.

Is 45AH produced, in full desert blasting mid-day sun, a realistic aim?

My thanks, in advance, for any advice you all can offer me.🙏


Refresh

PS. Roof dimensions, top-down, attached
You can save money on the LiPo4 type batteries if you buy cells and add your own BMS. I have very good BMS's for sale. PM me and I will share my knowledge on this topic.
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