Solar Powered Survival Trailer: Equipped For Any Eventuality


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Solared Survivors' Solar Powered Survival Trailer. This page outlines all of the components, features and capabilities that make up this self-sufficient, self-sustaining, self-powered, one of a kind unit. A trailer designed with a water storage tank to hold up to 50 gallons of emergency water.  A place for food, cooking gear and stove.  An innovative twist on gear and resources, and I now had endless power.  A place to charge and store a handheld HAM Radio, since communication is critical in an emergency situation.

Trailer Shell

  • Enclosed 6' W x 12' L V-Nose Cargo Trailer with 6' 6'' Interior Height
  • Single Axle 3500lb Max Load, so it can be Towed by most Mid-Size SUV's
  • Insulated Walls
  • Back Barn Doors w/ RV Latch
  • Includes Brakes & Rear Stabilizer

Solar and Electrical

 
Solar Panels Tilted

Solar Panels

  • (3x) 280W Monocrystalline SolarWorld Panels
  • Mounted on Adjustable Pivot Frame, that can tilt up 30 Degrees to improve efficiency by up to 20%
  • Panels are Wired in Parallel at Combiner Box to Maximize Efficiency in partial shade
  • Panels can be isolated with DC Disconnect.

Charge Controller

  • Outback FlexMax 60 is a Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) Controller that will increase your solar panels charging performance by up to 30% and will properly manage and maintain the correct charging parameters for the batteries based on the batteries manufacturers specifications.

 
Solared Survivors Power Wall

Trailers DC Power

  • The Trailer is primarily run on 12VDC, coming directly from the 12VDC Battery Bank through a couple DC Circuit Breakers
  • Keeping the majority of the power DC, conserves the power in the batteries, since you lose power in the conversion to AC 
  • Lights, Pumps and Fans all run on 12VDC
  • There are 3 Outlets throughout, each with (1) 12VDC Socket and (2) 5VDC USB Ports
  • Includes a 12VDC Adapter Kit to directly power Laptops and DVD Players without having to use the 120VAC Power Supply included with those devices
  • Includes a 25ft 12VDC extension cord 

Inverter & AC Power

  • Contains a 2000W Pure Sine Inverter / Charger with a 6000W Surge for 20 secs
  • Converts the batteries stored 12VDC into 120VAC power
  • 200A Inline Safety Fuse between the Batteries and the Inverter
  • Since this Inverter is also a Charger, you can plug into the trailer and charge the batteries from any external AC power source, such as your home or shore power
  • Contains an Interior Dual 120V NEMA 5-15R Outlet for running 120V appliances
  • There is a 120VAC External Power Panel that allows access to the Solar System and 5kWh worth of batteries from the outside. Essentially making this trailer a mobile Solar Generator that you can use to provide power to a home in an emergency or blackout
  • Keep it plugged into your home through a Manual Transfer Switch and use the Solar System to reduce your electric bill and keep those circuits off-grid and immune to blackouts
  • Includes a 50ft NEMA 5-15 Extension Cord
  • Includes a 25ft TT-30 to L5-30 Extension Cord
 

Battery Bank

Batteries

  • (2x) 6VDC 415Ah AGM Batteries
  • Wired in series for a total of 12VDC 415Ah or 5kWh
  • Non-Hazardous, Sealed and Maintenance-free
  • 7 year warranty 

External Power Panel

    • 120V AC Power
    • 30 Amp Breaker for TT-30R RV Outlet and Dual NEMA 5-15R Outlets; (Outgoing Power from Inverter and Batteries)
    • 20 Amp Breaker for 120V Plug, used for Charging Batteries from an External Source or Shore Power; (Incoming Power to Charger and Batteries)
    • Spare Breaker Slot
    • Pad lockable for Security 
 
External Power Panel
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