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Zamp Solar is the leading US manufacturer of off-grid solar equipment for RV's,
Agriculture, Off-Grid Housing, Marine, Light & Heavy Industrial Equipment.
>Go further and stay out longer with off-grid solar!
Take the road less traveled and have all the energy you need—no matter how far off-road you go. From tiny truck campers to giant fifth-wheels and everything in-between, our solar kits can outfit any rig for any adventure.
>Power in Peace!
Trade in noisy generators and diesel fumes for the sound of silence and the smell of fresh air.
Say goodbye to your electric bill and spendy electrical hook-ups. Invest once and power your place for at least 25 years.
>Get Off the Grid with Confidence!
Find your freedom with the power of off-grid solar. From remote cabins to urban tiny homes, cutting the cord has never been so easy, and our 25 year warranty means you can buy once and live free for a very long time.
>Fuel your nautical adventures with the power of the sun!
Whether you’re wakeboarding, sailing, surfing, fishing, house boating or pleasure cruising, you’ll never run out of power with our versatile solar solutions. From powering your boat lifts and operating mechanisms to running your house battery and GPS system, our array of sizes and options has you covered.
(CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE SIZING CHART IN PDF FORMAT) which is designed to help you decide which solar kit is right for your application. With a few simple questions, sizing a solar charging system is easier than ever! Choose between a portable solar setup or a roof mounted solar kit to be sure you get the best solution for your needs.
1. What does the display on my charge controller tell me?
All Zamp Solar charge controllers (except for our 8-Amp charge controller) have a large digital display that shows you the following information:
Charging Voltage: The voltage going from the solar panel to the battery
Current Amperage: The amperage going from the solar panel to the battery
Cumulative AmpHours: The cumulative AmpHours generated over the past day
Charging Status: At the top of the display is a bar. The solid portion of the bar indicates what percentage of the battery is charged while the flashing portion of the bar shows what percentage remains to be charged.
“BT1”: Indicates that a battery bank (one or more batteries wired together) is detected.
Solar Panel Symbol: Indicates that a solar panel is connected
Error Codes: Error Codes begin with a b, p or o and help troubleshoot issues with the system. Please refer to your product manual to decode specific error codes.
2. Can I connect two charge controllers to the same battery bank (e.g. combine a roof mount system and a portable kit)?
Yes, two independent charge controllers can be connected directly to the battery as long as both controllers are set to the same battery type. The charge controllers will not work properly if wired in series, one to the other.
3. Is the solar port reverse polarity?
No, but they are different from other brands of solar ports because all of our SAE plugs are polarity-protected for safety reasons. That means the positive pin on all of our SAE plugs is set back and covered to prevent accidental contact that could damage your panel, short your battery, or give you a pretty nasty shock. So, because of the polarity protection on our plugs, Zamp Solar ports are only compatible with Zamp Solar SAE plugs.
4. Why are your portable kits more expensive than the other brands on the market?
Our products are designed and handcrafted in the United States with the highest quality materials available on the market. Every single panel is signed by the person who assembled it at our headquarters in Bend, Oregon.
Our solar products are built to last. We have a 25-year output warranty—the best in the industry—because we stand by our product. Every detail of our solar products is designed to make sure your solar investment goes the distance with you.
Our products are made with locally sourced materials whenever possible. In an effort to support our local economy and create U.S. jobs, we source from Oregon whenever possible (for example, the aluminum for our panel frames is sourced in Oregon). If we can’t find something in the Pacific Northwest we try to source it from the U.S. (most of our cables and wiring is made in Chicago). The materials we do source internationally are the best in the world.
Our products are innovative. We nerd out on the science of trying to make the most innovative, most efficient, and most durable off-grid solar products ever... because these are the products that fuel our lives too.
Solar is an investment… buy it once and buy it right. As the saying goes: you get what you pay for.
5. What batteries should I use?
Any type of 12-volt deep cycle battery (lithium, gel, AGM, conventional lead-acid (wet), and calcium) will work with your Zamp Solar system. If you choose to go with two 6-volt batteries, make sure that you use two of them wired in series to create a 12-volt battery bank.
6. What size kit do I need to power my RV?
Everybody’s needs are different, but we can certainly provide some insight into what size solar kit typically works for various sizes of RVs. Check out our sizing chart to see which of our kits might work best for you.
7. I have a Zamp Solar Ready sticker on the side of my RV, what does that mean?
If an RV is “solar ready,”it means that the RV came pre-wired for our solar products with either a 3-port roof cap, a single port roof cap, or a side-wall port. However, each manufacturer does it slightly differently—some include full wiring, while others only wire from the roof to the batteries.
If your RV came with a Zamp Solar sidewall port, all you need to do is choose one of our portable solar kits and plug it in. That’s it!
If your RV came equipped with a solar port roof cap (single or triple) and a charge controller, you’ll just need to choose one of our roof mountkits, mount the panel(s), and plug them into the solar port roof cap.
If your RV came equipped with a solar port roof cap but not a charge controller, you’ll need to get one of our roof mount kits AND a charge controller. Then you’ll need to mount your panels, wire your charge controller, and plug in to the solar port roof cap.
Easily set-up in less than 5 minutes and power everything you need from lights to fridges. Ranging in output from 45 watts to 230 watts, our portables can charge any kind of 12-volt battery, including lithium.
WOW! Watch the below video to see how easy it is to install!