VW T5/T6 Bolt-on Solar Kit (NOT California)
A bolt on, drill free kit for VW T5 and T6 vans - this kit is for regular vans, (NOT VW California vans, please check out other products for a Cali kit)
The complete kit is only £399. The kit comprises of: 1x 100w ultra-thin solar panel mounted on the T5/T6 specific frame (You must have the VW T5/T6 roof rail slots fitted on your van (these are NOT included in our kit)- SWB part numbers are: 7H1860181AQZU & 7H1860182AQZU) , 1 x 10 amp LCD Display solar charger regulator, all cables, connectors, fuses, nuts and bolts and a printed step by step installation guide. (produces 5.4 charging Amps in good summer sun with an MPPT charger)
If you select the dual panel 200watt upgrade then an MPPT charger is required regardless, to handle the extra power.
We've specifically created a slimline kit that slots into the VW T5/T6 roof rails with cabling that shuts in the tailgate. (or you can run it through an existing grommet in the tailgate - instructions provided)
It combines the best of both worlds - you get a slimline panel that won't take you over the height limit for French toll roads etc, but it doesn't need bonding to your roof. This is the same as the California kit, but with different mounting brackets, longer frame bars, and longer cables.
The panel measures, at it's highest point, 18mm. Beacuse the roof is curved, it acually measure less than that. If you have an awning fitted, this panel actually protrudes less in height.
The kit features:
- Foam backed panel edges to protect paintwork.
- Easy slide-in system to your existing roof rails.
- Waterproof connector that lives in your roof rail, or under the panel.
- LCD display solar regulator (we recommend the MPPT upgrade for this type of panel which you can select when ordering)
- All cables needed to connect to your leisure battery.
- Can be used with roof bars.
Below: Current (2020 on) Dual EFTE 100w panel.
Check out the charger page for details on more advanced MPPT chargers
The standard kit has a flat cable that is pushed into the space between the tailgate and the bodywork when the roof is down - this excess cable is required to allow the roof to lift. A new option we now offer is a stretching curly cord. No need to tuck any cable away when the roof is lowered.
Below: Foam backing protects roof.
Note: Specifications tab shows shipping dimensions and weight, not product dimensions and weight
|Dimension (L x W x H)||142 x 57 x 6 Centimetre|