Solar Sun Hours Map – Understanding how to work out your sun hours based on your Location . . .

When we talk about “Solar Sun Hours’, we refer to the hours of full, effective sunlight received wherever you are located in the world. It is important to understand the sun hours of your location when using solar, as this may help you understand how efficient your solar system may be, depending on your applications.

Australia is one of the most effective places in the world for Solar, with Delhi – India, being the highest in recorded sun hours. An interesting fact is that Europe uses the most solar panels out of any country in the world, however generally on average only has 3 sun hours daily.

To get the most out of your solar system, Sun hours and setting your solar panel up in a way that it attracts the most sun is important.  With KT Folding Solar Kits, changing the angle every few hours to increase solar harvest is very easy and effective. The sturdy leg frames allow the panel to be set higher or lower. Fixed solar panels can be mounted to a bracket on the roof of a caravan or motorhome to adjust the angle of the panel for ultimate solar harvest, however being on the roof of a caravan or motorhome and being parked in the sun is generally enough to provide solar energy.

HOW TO WORK OUT THE AMOUNT OF SUN HOURS YOU WILL RECEIVE:

Below we have a map which is a basic guide to working out the sun hours of where you a based in Australia, or New Zealand. This is a simple guide and it is important to consider factors that may effect sun hours including overcast weather, storms, the season/time of year.

This is a very useful tool when used in conjunction with the KT Solar Calculator to understand how many ‘Sun Hours’ to enter into section 2 of the calculator.

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Should you have any questions about sun hours or solar, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team through the below form:

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Dual Colour LED Camping Lights

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Light up your campsite with the new KT Dual Colour LED Camping Light Kit. The KT Camping Light Kit includes four Dual Colour, High Powered, Heavy Duty 50cm SMD5050 Light Bars with built-in magnets for mounting.

Light-weight, versatile and compact, this Camping Light Kit is the ultimate solution to your 12V Lighting needs. The KT Dual Colour LED Camping Light Kit is ideal for providing an energy efficient & Eco-friendly light source to your campsite, gazebo, shed, caravan, ute canopy, 4WD, Shipping Container, Pergola, Boat, Awning & More!

Each light bar is composed of 60 SMD 5050 LED lights, 30 Warm White & 30 Amber. The LED Light Kit outputs a large 2560 lumens from the 4 x 50cm bars but only draws a small amount of power, maximising running time and minimising battery draw.

The lights have a dimming capability in 10% increments up to 100%. Certified with an IP67 rating, the light kit is fully protected from dust and can withstand short periods of water immersion. All cables and splitters are included in the kit, including waterproof quick connect leads and mounting hardware.

Light Settings

The Light Bars can be conveniently switched between Amber, White or a combination of both, using either of the two remotes that come with the kit.

The kit has dimming capability and can be increased or decreased in 10% increments from 0-100%.

An added bonus of the combination and amber options is that amber light does not attract bugs & insects!

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Conveniently switch between Amber, White or a combination of both using either of the two remotes that come in the kit.

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Remote Control

Included in the KT57030 Kit are two remotes.

1 x In-Line Magnetic Remote
1 x Hand Held Magnetic Remote

A Blue LED illuminates on the In-Line Magnetic Remote when connected and turned on.

The Hand Held Remote features a digital display and can be used up to 10M away from the Camp Lighting Location. – You’ll never have to step away from the fire again!

Both remotes have the functions:

  • On/Off
  • Control Light Colour
  • Control Dim Percentage in 10% Increments.
  • Handy Magnets on the back of each remote so as to ensure no loss of remotes

 

 

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The Kit comes with two magnetic remotes.
KIT INCLUDES
4 x LED Dual Colour Camping Light Bars
3 x 1.8M Extension Leads with Waterproof Connectors
1 x Y Extension Lead with Waterproof Connectors
1 x Power Lead with Cigarette Male Plug & In-line control switch with internal blue LED buttons
1 x Cigarette Socket to Battery Clamps Lead
1 x Magnetic Remote Control (AAA Batteries included)
1 x Carry Bag

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SPECIFICATIONS
Voltage 12V
LED COlour Amber & Warm White
LED Type SMD5050 Dimmable
Dim Increments 10% increments up to 100%
White LED Lumens 360 per bar (1440 total)
Amber LED Lumens 280 per bar (1120 total)
Beam Angle 120°
Dimensions 500mm (19″) x 14mm (0.55mm”) x 9mm (0.35″)
Max Current 2.08A @ 12V
Waterproof Rating IP67
Mounting Magnetic Strip Back
Lifespan 20,000 hour

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Why choose LED Camp Lighting? See just a few of the MANY Reasons below. 

  • They do not contain any fragile inner components such as filaments which can be prone to breakage or failure.
  • Resistant to heat, cold & vibration
  • Low Power Consumption
  • DIY Set up is complete in minutes
  • Draws a small amount of power which maximises running time and minimises battery use.

For more information or to locate the stockist closest to your location, please use the contact form below. 

KT 12V Accessories & Mounting Range

KT carries a comprehensive range of the most commonly used 12V Accessory Sockets & Mounting Accessories for Automotive & Marine Applications.

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KT70500S 12V Accessory Socket, Surface Mount 15A @ 12V, 10A @ 24V
KT70501S 12V Accessory Socket, Flush Mount 15A @ 12V, 10A @ 24V
KT70502S 12V Dual USB Accessory Socket with Dual Ports, Flush Mount USB Rated to 1A (5V) & 2.1A (5V)
KT70503S 12V Dual Accessory Socket, Surface Mounting 15A @ 12V, 10A @ 24V
KT70504S 12V Dual Accessory Socket, Flush Mounting 15A @ 12V, 10A @ 24V
KT70505S 12V Accessory Socket with Dual USB. LED Power ‘on’ Indicator for USB, Surface Mounting 15A @ 12V, 10A @ 24V, USB Rated to 1A (5V) & 2.1A (5V)
KT70506S 12V Accessory Socket with Dual USB. LED Power ‘on’ Indicator for USB, Flush Mounting 15A @ 12V, 10A @ 24V, USB Rated to 1A (5V) & 2.1A (5V)
KT70507S 12V Accessory Socket with Voltage Meter, Surface Mounting 15A @ 12V, 10A @ 24V
KT70508S 12V Single Accessory Socket, Flush Mounting 15A @ 12V, 10A @ 24V
KT70509S 12V Accessory with Voltmeter & Dual USB. LED Power ‘on’ Indicator for USB, Flush Mounting 15A @ 12V, 10A @ 24V, USB Rated to 1A (5V) & 2.1A (5V)
KT70510S 12V LCD Voltage Display, Flush Mounting 15A @ 12V, 10A @ 24V
KT70511S 12V Dual LCD Voltage Display, Flush Mounting 15A @ 12V, 10A @ 24V
KT70511S 12V LCD Volt and Amp

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15A @ 12V, 10A @ 24V

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Click Here to Read More about the KT 12V Accessories & Housings Range


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The KTDS32 12V Accessory Sockets & Mounting Accessories Retail Merchandiser features a comprehensive range of commonly used 12V Accessory Plugs, Sockets, Mounting Accessories & Housings used within Automotive & Marine Applications.

Presented in a professional planogram measuring to 840mm (H) x 400mm (W) x 150mm (D), this merchandiser provides the ultimate, space saving 12V retail solution.

Re-Order Cards are provided for easy re-ordering process, 150mm Chrome Hooks and Retail Header Signage is included as a complete package. A Planogram set-up guide is also provided to assist with setting up the merchandiser as per display.

Click Here to read more about the KT 12V Accessories & Housings Merchandiser 


For more information or to locate the stockist closest to your location, please use the contact form below. 

Keep Your Batteries Charged with KT Solar

Keep Your Batteries Charged with KT Solar

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Purchase 
1 x KT70712 – 150W Portable Solar Blanket and 
1 x KT70713 – 200W Portable Solar Blanket
by April 30, 2018

Receive Bonus Items:
1 x KT70716 – 20W, Single Cell Monocrystalline Solar Panel &
1 x KT70753 – Universal Solar Panel Rod Mount System

BONUS ITEMS Valued at $269.95 (RRP)


KT Solar Blankets 

Solar Blankets are a fantastic, lightweight, portable solution for your 12V Solar needs. Currently, in the KT range of Solar Blankets, there are two options available. We take the time to compare the blankets to assist in selecting which blanket is best suited to your application requirements.
KT Solar Blanket Features 
Model No. KT70712 & KT70713

  • Suitable for Camping, 4×4 & Marine Applications
  • One-piece easy-fold weather-proof Solar Blanket that folds down to a compact bag with all accessories neatly tucked away inside
  • All Blankets are capable of charging LiFePO4, LTO (Lithium Titanium Oxide), Gel, AGM, Conventional Lead-Acid (Wet) and Calcium Batteries
  • All KT Solar Blankets are Monocrystalline
  • KT Solar Blanket cells are cast from Silicon. As a result these cells are more efficient at producing power than most other panels, consequently, the size of the panel is smaller yet yields a greater power output!
  • KT Solar Blankets feature a scratch resistant mat coating for durability.
  • KT Solar Blankets feature a securing tab to secure solar blanket to the vehicle to assist in preventing theft
  • KT Solar Blanket features loops along the longer edges to allow mounting in various positions
  • 2-year warranty

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Unique Features to each blanket 

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150W Solar Blanket 
Model No. KT70712
200W Solar Blanket 
Model No. KT70713
  • Blanket Area: 1.67m²
  • Unfolded dimensions: 1820mm x 920mm x 135mm
  • Folded dimensions: 400mm x 330mm x 135mm
  • Includes 15 Amp, 12V Solar Charge Controller (waterproof IP65)
  • Max Power: 150W
  • Max Power Voltage: 18V
  • Max Power Current: 8.33A
  • Open Circuit Voltage: 21V
  • Short Circuit Current: 8.74A
  • Fuse: 15A
  • Weight: 6.3Kg
  • Blanket Area: 1.73m²
  • Unfolded dimensions: 1526mm x 1140mm x 5mm
  • Folded dimensions: 400mm x 400mm x 60mm
  • Includes 20A, 12V Solar Charge Controller (waterproof IP65)
  • Max Power: 200W
  • Max Power Voltage: 18V
  • Max Power Current:11.11A
  • Open Circuit Voltage: 21V
  • Short Circuit Current: 11.54A
  • Fuse: 20A
  • Weight: 7.5Kg

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KT70753

Universal Solar Panel Rod Mounting System 
Model No. KT70753

  • Ideal for Marine application, Rural applications, security camera battery charging, 12V Garden & Outdoor Lighting
  • Security camera battery charging when 240AC power is unavailable
  • 2 x fully adjustable, sliding locking clamps that will accommodate a 17mm
  • The locking swivel knuckle allows the user to adjust the solar panel angle to achieve maximum sun exposure.
  • A portable solution to charging isolated batteries anywhere
  • Fishing rod male gimbal butt which locks into most universal female rod holders.
  • 12V, 5 Amp PWM solar charge controller included.

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20W, 12V Single Cell Solar Panel
Model No. KT70753

  • Dimensions: 483mm x 343mm x 17mm
  • 3M Positive/Negative Cables with alligator Clamps
  • High-Quality Construction
  • Individually barcoded for the recording of warranty registration
  • 10 Year Warranty on Manufacture & Build
  • 25 Year Efficiency Guarantee
  • Maximum Power: 20Wp
  • Power Tolerance +3%
  • Max Power Voltage: 17.6V
  • Max Power Current: 1.14A
  • Open Circuit Voltage: 21.9V
  • Short Circuit Current: 1.22A
  • Product Application: Class A
  • Max System Voltage: 600VDC
  • Product Weight: 1.7Kg

For pricing, to place orders or find your nearest Stockist, please contact our friendly sales team through the contact us form below or call us on 1300 559 953

KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panels

USA DISTRIBUTION OPPORTUNITIES!

BECOME A DISTRIBUTOR OF THE KT COMMANDER SMART-TOUCH SWITCH PANEL

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KT Cable Accessories is seeking distributors in United States of America to take on the New, Industry Award Winning, Innovative KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panels!

This  Exciting New & Innovative product was released in Australia in 2016 and received the 2017 Australian Automotive Aftermarket Award for ‘Most Innovative New Product’ within the Electrical Category.

 

KT Cable Accessories has an outstanding reputation within the industry for Innovation, with a heavy focus of continually releasing new, innovative products to the Automotive Aftermarket, Electrical, Marine and Industrial Industries. Our products provide a unique point of difference and a competitive advantage in the marketplace.

Providing Innovation is not where it stops – KT also has a heavy focus on providing technical support through Blog Posts, Training Videos, Podcasts and more to assist you and your customer in fully understanding our products.

Whether you are a leading Automotive retail outlet or a workshop who specialises in fitting switches to Caravans, RV’s, 4X4’s, Boats and more, contact us through the contact form below and our friendly team will be able to assist you with more information.

 

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The New and Innovative KT Commander Series Smart-Touch Switch Panel is another KT innovation, helping us move forward with the times. If you are an Electrician or a DIY handyman, You may be familiar with the ‘Switch Panel’ or Switch Bank’ which typically looks like a row of rocker switches mounted into one housing to form a ‘panel’.

The switches rock backwards and forwards, ‘On and Off’ to provide power to appliances. This basic technology has carried us through until now . . .

KT have designed and developed it’s very own Innovative ‘KT Commander Series Smart-Touch Switch Panel’ which functions using heat-sensitive touch technology, just like your ‘Smart Phone’. Simply by touching the ‘Smart-Touch Screen, you have the ability to power lighting and other 12V appliances in Caravans, Motorhomes, Vehicles, Heavy Machinery, Boats and more. There are a wide range of applications as the KT Commander Series Smart-Touch Switch Panel can be used for ‘ANYTHING’ 12V. A sleek design allows it to be mounted almost flush with a surface, giving it a clean and tidy finish.

  • YES – The Display is splash-proof making the switch panel perfectly suitable for marine applications (mounted where it won’t be in direct contact of water)
  • YES – This Commander Switch Panel can be customised to however you want it using the 48 Icons provided! Icons simply stick to the inside of the touch panel, beneath the glass. With the backlit display, the Icons will light up Blue (indicating Switch is ON & Amber to indicate that the switch is OFF).
  • YES – It can still function with gloves on! (may depend on the thickness or material of glove)

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Available in 4 way (single voltage) and 8 way (dual voltage for dual battery systems), the KT Commander Series Smart-Touch Switch Panels provide 20 Amps per circuit which goes above and beyond current switch panels on the market. Each pack also includes 48 programmable icons that are easily changed to suit the application of each circuit.

A backlit LED screen allows for easy ‘ON/OFF’ identification. Switch Panel Buttons illuminate to BLUE indicate when a circuit is active ‘ON’ and powering a device.

When circuits are inactive or switched ‘Off’ the LED’s will default to AMBER. The LCD Voltage display assists in determining how much power appliances are drawing from the battery and can be checked at any time.

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Icons illuminate Blue to indicate ON and Amber to indicate OFF

 

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 FEATURES:

  • Basic D.I.Y Wiring & Installation
  • 4 Way Switch Panel, 20 Amps per circuit (80 Amps total)
  • 8 Way Switch Panel, 20 Amps per circuit ( 160 Amps total)
  • Single & Dual LCD Voltage Display
  • Blue ‘On’ and default Amber ‘Off’ Backlit Touch Screen for easy On/Off identification
  • Over 48 icons to suit a wide range of applications
  • Suitable for automotive and marine applications
  • 12 Months Warranty on manufacture & build
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Both the 4 Way and 8 Way Switch Panels are the same Depth and only vary in width.

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Photo displaying the back of the KT Commander Switch Panel – Screws are provided to terminate cables

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Side View of the KT Commander Switch Panel.

MOUNTING:

  1. Prepare the area to mount the switch panel. Use the mounting guides supplied in the manual included with your switch panel. This template will allow you to accurately measure and drill holes. Mounting guides provided are scaled to the exact size of your KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panel.
  2. Once your area has been prepared, drill the mounting holes to suit the self tapping screws included with your KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panel.

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The KT Commander Switch Panel Mounted into a Toyota FJ Cruiser.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE KT COMMANDER SWITCH PANEL

KT provides a wide range of customer service and technical support through social media channels for retailers and consumers of our innovative products. Our knowledgable team attend hourly to many new social media queries on our KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panels sent direct to us through Facebook and Instagram messages.

Leading on from this, we would like to share with you some of the commonly asked questions about the KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panels that we have received through these social media channels. All of these questions are also answered on our KT Blog to support you!

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1. Are the KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panels Waterproof?

The front of the KT 4 & 8 Way Commander Smart-Touch Switch panel unit is (IP65 Rated) or ‘splash-proof’ to ensure they can be used for a wide range of applications. Mounting the Switch Panel in a designated location of your vehicle, caravan or boat where it will not receive direct water is highly recommended to ensure that the back of the unit does not come into contact with water.

Generally when mounting the KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panel, the rear of the unit will be in a sealed environment as most installations are completed by cutting out a section of surface to mount the panel in. The Glass covered front of the unit allows for the switch panel to be hosed down for example when mounted in a small boat cabin.

2. Can you use the KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panels with gloves on?

The KT 4 & 8 Way Commander Smart-Touch Switch panel touch function operates based on touch-sensitivity rather than heat-sensitivity and has been tested with a number of different applications to see how well the switches react to touch.

For example, we tested the switch panel with latex gloves and it functioned perfectly. We then tested this with a heavier duty racing gloves, which again functioned perfectly. We then tested using the end of a pen to turn on the switch panel buttons and this failed. We then tested using a very heavy duty glove which also failed. To answer this question, we believe it depends on what grade of glove you would be using whilst operating the switch panel as to whether this will work for you.

3. How can I wire the KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panel to my 4X4 and have it turn ‘Off’ with my Ignition?

While The KT 4 & 8 Way Commander Smart-Touch Switch panels were originally designed for Caravans and Boats they are also commonly installed in Vehicles, Motor-homes and applications to which have an Ignition. We recommend installing this unit with a relay to ensure the unit turns ‘off’ with your vehicles ignition. 

4. Does the KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panel come with Icons that will suit my applications?

Each KT Commander Switch Panel includes 48 Icons to suit a wide range of applications. These icons were chosen after extensive market research on the most common applications for Rocker Switches. Some of these applications include: Anchor, Radio, Horn, Wiper, Power ON/OFF, Beacon, Aux, Hazard Warning, Light Bar, Bilge Pump, Wiper Washer, Depth Sounder, Flood Light, Spot Light, Head Light, Ice Box, Winch, Arrows Left/Right, Prop and so many more. The icons are placed beneath the glass of the switch panel, protecting them and are back lit for easy identification of On (Illuminates Blue) and Off (Illuminates Amber). We have also provided customised kits for workshop applications of customers who fit the KT Commander Switch Panels directly to small boats at the customers request. You can talk to our team about this further.

5. Are the KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panels Suitable for Installation in an Off-Road Racing Vehicle?

The KT 4 & 8 Way Commander Smart-Touch Switch panel can be used for a wide range of applications and we often get asked questions like ‘will this unit be suitable for off-road racing applications’ or ‘Is this unit durable enough to withstand off-road racing terrain’. To answer this question quickly and effectively, YES! The KT 4 & 8 Way Commander Smart-Touch Switch panels can certainly be used for Off-Road Racing Applications and most certainly have been! This also depends on where the switch panel is mounted. We do recommend mounting it within the cabin or dash area of your vehicle.

A recent customer had installed the 8 Way KT Switch Panel on their Custom-Built Off-road 4WD which put the panel to its ultimate test of durability. This particular off-road racing consists of large jumps, rough terrain and a lot of bouncing around. Competing in many races throughout the season, the feedback was that the Switch Panel handled the conditions perfectly and performed to it’s expected standards.

6. What kind of cable should I use to wire my KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panel?

We recommend using 6mm cable for installation with your KT Commander Switch Panel, however it most certainly depends on your 12V Devices. Cable sizes larger than 6mm may be too large to terminate beneath the wire entries and stainless steel screws on the back of the unit.  Each Circuit provides 20 Amps and includes a 30 Amp relay per circuit. A 4 Way Commander Switch panel provides a total of 80 Amps, while an 8 way switch panel provides a total of 160 Amps.

 

7. The KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panel looks too Bulky / Large for my applications!

We believe that the perception of the KT Commander Switch Panel being too large for some consumers is due to the fact that the switches are in one compact unit instead of individual switches mounted into a bracket, however KT has designed this unit to ensure that people who are currently using a 4 Gang of Rocker Switches, or an 8 Gang of Rocker Switches can still get benefit of this Innovation. The KT Switch Panel was designed exactly the same size as the 4 & 8 Way offerings in the market, some might even say a touch smaller!

Model No. KT70952

4 Way Switch Panel: 119.5mm Wide x 116.5mm High x 47mm Depth

Model No. KT70954

8 Way Switch Panel: 169.5mm Wide x 119.5mm High x 47mm Depth

 

INSTALLATION:

  1. When installing 4 Way (Single Voltage Display) KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panel, ensure to run the GROUND ( – ) wire to the battery and the Positive ( + ) to the battery. When installing the 8 Way (Dual Voltage Display) KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panel, ensure to run the GROUND ( – ) wire to the battery and the Positive ( + ) to Battery A and the other Positive ( + ) to Battery B.
  2. When connecting 12 devices, follow the circuit diagram on pages 1 and 2 for easy identification of each switch and the relating terminal/circuits to connect your Positive ( + ) wire.
  3. IMPORTANT: It is recommended to use an ON/OFF Isolation Switch with your KT Commander Switch Panel to turn OFF your panel when not in use. Failure to install an isolation switch may result in the switch panel draining your battery as the switch panel is ‘Live’ once the GROUND (-) wire is connected.

For 4 Way KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panels: Once you have connected GROUND ( – ) wire and Positive ( + ) wire to the battery, your switch is now live and will immediately provide your batteries voltage reading.

For 8 Way KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panels: Once you have connected GROUND ( – ) wire and one Positive ( + ) wire to battery A and one Positive ( + ) wire to battery B, your switch is now live and will immediately provide a voltage reading for battery A and battery B.

  • When connecting to a 12V device, e.g.; a work light, connect the positive wire to one of the switches of choice. Providing the device has been grounded through the Negative Wire, your device should now be live.
  • Select the  icons of your choice which best indicate the application of your device. The below comprehensive range of icons are included with your KT 4 and 8 Way Commander Smart- Touch Switch Panel. Ensure to remove the black frame and glass before applying your icons onto the clear recess covering the switch panel touch buttons. Icons can be easily removed and replaced to change the use of the switch.
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    Customisable 48 Icons Included to suit your various applications

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: 

FOR ALL APPLICATIONS, CARAVAN, MARINE & AUTOMOTIVE

It is highly recommended to use a fuse holder within the circuit, between your device and the switch panel for protection. An ON/OFF Isolation switch should also be installed in conjunction with your switch panel to turn OFF the panel when not in use to avoid draining battery. Your switch panel is LIVE after connecting the GROUND (-) wire.

Should this recommendation not be followed, your device is at risk of damage should an electrical fault be present. Ensure to follow these instructions to avoid voiding warranty. AECAA Pty Ltd will not be responsible or liable for any damages caused by failure to follow these instructions. (See page 6 of the manual for more warranty information).


IMPORTANT – MOUNTING INFORMATION:

The KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panels are splash-proof when mounted correctly and can be used for a variety of applications including Caravans, Motorhomes, Vehicles, Heavy Machinery, Boats and more.

Should you be using your KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panel for marine applications including on boats or yachts, it is recommended to mount your switch panel in a location where the panel wont be directly exposed to water. Exposing your KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panel to water may result in damage to either your panel, your circuits or your connected devices and all warranties will be void.

It is highly recommended to use a fuse holder within the circuit, between your device and the switch panel for protection. Should this recommendation not be followed, your device is at risk of damage should an electrical fault be present. Ensure to follow these instructions to avoid voiding warranty


OPERATIONAL  INSTRUCTIONS:

The KT 4 & 8 Way Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panel is a simple and efficient way to control your devices from one location.

The KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panel buttons will illuminate BLUE to indicate that a circuit/device is turned ‘ON’ and ACTIVE.

2. The KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panel buttons will illuminate AMBER to indicate when a circuit/device is turned ‘OFF’ and INACTIVE.

3. When a circuit is turned ‘ON or ‘OFF’, The KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panel will make a ‘click’ sound.

The Single Voltage Display for the KT 4 Way Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panel and the Dual Voltage Display for the KT 8 Way Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panel will immediately provide the battery/batteries voltage. The voltage will drop once devices are turned ‘On’.

Ensure to turn ‘OFF’ your switch panel when not in use via the ON/OFF isolation switch which should be installed along with your panel to prevent draining of battery.


 SAFETY:

The KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panels are splash-proof when mounted correctly and can be used for a variety of applications including Caravans, Motorhomes, Vehicles, Heavy Machinery, Boats and more.

Should you be using your KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panel for marine applications including on boats or yachts, it is highly recommended to mount your switch panel in a location where it will not be exposed to direct sunlight, water or rain. Failure to follow these instructions may result in water damage to either your panel, your circuits or your connected devices and all manufacturing warranties will be void. The KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panels are manufactured using U.V resistant materials, however mounting your Switch Panel in a location where it may be exposed to direct sunlight is not recommended.


CLEANING:

The best way to clean your KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panel is by using a microfibre cloth. To clean dirt or dust from underneath the glass touch panel, use a gentle detailing brush. To clean finger prints off the external glass touch surface, use a lightly dampened microfibre cloth.

NOTE:

Do not apply any cleaning products to your KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panel.


SPECIFICATIONS:

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KT Heat Shrink

Heat shrink can be used for a large range of applications including to insulate wires, providing abrasion resistance and environmental protection for stranded and solid wire conductors, connections, joints and terminals in electrical work.  It can also be used to repair the insulation on wires or to bundle them together, to protect wires or small parts from minor abrasion, and to create cable entry seals, offering environmental sealing protection

KT holds an extensive range of Heat Shrink including:

  • Non-Adhesive
  • Adhesive
  • Heavy Duty
  • Medium Wall
  • Dual Wall

Heat Shink is also provided in handy Spool Mates, Assortment Kits and Merchandisers. Whatever your heat shrink requirements, KT Has you covered.

Read on to learn more about KT’s extensive range of Heat Shrink!


Heat Shrink – Standard

standard-heatshrink.jpgHeat shrink features a 2:1 Shrink Ratio and is designed to protect connections from corrosion and wear. KT’s heat shrink is made from polyolefin and is available in non-adhesive, adhesive dual wall and medium wall. It’s flexibility, quick-shrinking and environmentally friendly features make it suitable for a wide range of applications. See the tools section for the supporting heat shrink torch.

Standard Heat Shrink – 1.2M Lengths

BLACK
MODEL No.
PACK
LENGTH
BLACK SPOOL
MODEL No.
SPOOL
LENGTH
PRE-SHRUNK I.D
(mm)
AFTER
RECOVERY I.D
(mm)
 KTLHS1.5  1.2m  KTLHS1.5/SPOOL  200m  1.5  0.9
 KTLHS2  1.2m  KTLHS2/SPOOL  200m  2.5  1.0
 KTLHS3  1.2m  KTLHS3/SPOOL  200m  3.5  1.5
 KTLHS5  1.2m  KTLHS5/SPOOL  100m  5.0  2.3
 KTLHS7  1.2m  KTLHS7/SPOOL  100m  7.5  3.5
 KTLHS10  1.2m  KTLHS10/SPOOL  100m  10.5  5.0
 KTLHS13  1.2m  KTLHS13/SPOOL  100m  13.5  6.5
 KTLHS16  1.2m  KTLHS16/SPOOL  100m  17.0  8.0
 KTLHS19  1.2m  KTLHS19/SPOOL  100m  22.0  10.0
 KTLHS25  1.2m  KTLHS25/SPOOL  50m  26.0  12.5
 KTLHS38  1.2m  KTLHS38/SPOOL  50m  41.0  20.0
 KTLHS51  1.2m  KTLHS51/SPOOL  50m  51.0  25.0
 KTLHS76  1.2m  KTLHS76/SPOOL  50m  80.0  41.0
 KTLHS102  1.2m  KTLHS102/SPOOL  50m  100.0  51.0

NOTE: The above sizes of heatshrink are all available in individual 1.2M lengths or on spools.
We recommend using the KT Mini Gas Torch (KT Product Code: KTTORCH/TIP) with Standard (Normal Wall) Heat Shrink.

heat shrink

Features

 Shrink Ratio :  2:1
 Operating Temperature:  -55°C to +125°C
 Shrinking Temperature:  Starts at 70°C
 Fully Shrunk at Temperature:  110°C
Inner Layer of Glue Melts at Temperature:  70°C to 90°C
 Flame Retardant:  Yes
 Heat Resistant:  No
 Meets Standard:  ROHS
 Meets UL Standard:  UL224

Heat Shrink – Adhesive

adhesive heat shrinkAdhesive Heat shrink features a 3:1 Shrink Ratio and can be used for a variety of Industrial, Automotive, Marine, Electrical and DIY applications due to its durability. It is commonly used in applications where connections are subject to water and corrosion. Adhesive Heat Shrink contains an Inner layer of glue. When the Heat Shrink is heated using a Gas Torch, it shrinks while melting the glue to seal and waterproof the connection.

 Adhesive Dual Wall – 1.2M Lengths
MODEL No. PRE SHRUNK
I.D. (mm)
AFTER RECOVERY I.D. (mm) AFTER
RECOVERY
WALL
THICKNESS (mm)
PRE SHRUNK WALL THICKNESS (mm) COLOUR LENGTH
 KT3A  3.2  1.0  0.95 0.30   Black  1.2m
 KT3AR  3.2  1.0  0.95  0.30  Red  1.2m
 KT6A  6.4  2.2  1.2  0.50   Black  1.2m
 KT6AR  6.4  2.2  1.2 0.50  Red  1.2m
 KT10A  9.5  3.2  1.45 0.55   Black  1.2m
 KT10AR  9.5  3.2  1.45 0.55  Red  1.2m
 KT13A  12.7  4.2  1.7  0.68   Black  1.2m
 KT13AR  12.7  4.2  1.7 0.68  Red  1.2m
 KT19A  19.1  6.3  2.0  0.76   Black  1.2m
 KT19AR  19.1  6.3  2.0  0.76  Red  1.2m
 KT25A  25.4  8.5  2.1  0.78   Black  1.2m
 KT25AR  25.4  8.5  2.1  0.78  Red  1.2m
 KT38A  39.0  13.5  2.4  0.85   Black  1.2m

 Adhesive, Heavy Duty, Dual Wall – 1.2M Lengths

 HEAT SHRINK ADHESIVE DUAL WALL

MODEL No. HPRE SHRUNK
I.D. (mm)
AFTER
RECOVERY
I.D. (mm)
AFTER
RECOVERY
WALL
THICKNESS (mm)
COLOUR LENGTH
 KT12A-HD  10.2  3.0  1.75  Black 1.2m
 KT22A-HD 25.0  6.0  2.45  Black  1.2m
 KT27A-HD  28.0  8.0  2.55  Black  1.2m
 KT34A-HD  35.0  10.2  2.7  Black  1.2m
 KT40A-HD  43.2  12.7  2.7  Black  1.2m
 KT50A-HD  52.1  16.0  2.8  Black  1.2m
 KT56A-HD  63.0  19.0  3.0  Black  1.2m
 KT75A-HD  75.0  22.0  3.0  Black  1.2m
 KT75A-HD  85.0  25.0  3.3  Black  1.2m
 KT95A-HD  95.0  29.0  3.7  Black  1.2m
 KT110A-HD  115.0  34.0  3.7  Black  1.2m
Features
 Shrink Ratio :  3:1
 Operating Temperature: -45oC to +125oC
 Shrinking Temperature:  Starts at 70°C
 Fully Shrunk at Temperature:  120°C
Inner Layer of Glue Melts at Temperature:  70°C to 90°C
 Flame Retardant:  Yes
 Heat Resistant:  Yes
 Meets Standard:  ROHS
 Meets UL Standard:  UL224

Heat Shrink – Adhesive End Caps

End Cap – Glue-Lined Adhesive

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BLACK MODEL No. PRE SHRUNK
I.D. (mm)
PRE SHRUNK
WALL
THICKNESS (mm)
AFTER
RECOVERY
I.D. (mm)
AFTER
RECOVERY WALL
THICKNESS (mm)
COLOUR LENGTH
 KTEC16/7  16  1.3  7.5  2.2  Black  75
 KTEC25/10  25  1.5 10.5  2.3  Black  80
 KTEC32/16  32  1.5  16.5  2.5  Black  90
 KTEC50/26  50  2.0  26  3.4  Black  115
 KTEC70/37  70  1.8  37  3.5  Black  120
 KTEC100/46  100  1.8  46  3.5  Black  140
 KTEC120/57  120  1.8  57  3.5  Black  155

Heat Shrink – Retail Packs

Retail Blister Packs – 75mm Lengths 
BLACK
MODEL No.
RED
MODEL No.
PRE-SHRUNK I.D (mm) LENGTH
(mm)
PACK QTY
 KTLHS3/S  KTLHS3R/S  3.0  75  8
 KTLHS5/S  KTLHS5R/S  5.0  75  8
 KTLHS7/S  KTLHS7R/S  7.5  75  8
 KTLHS10/S  KTLHS10R/S  10.5  75  6
 KTLHS13/S  KTLHS13R/S  13.5  75  6
 KTLHS19/S  KTLHS19R/S  22.0  75  6

Retail Mini Spools – 2M Lengths 

spools

BLACK MODEL No. RED MODEL No. PRE-SHRUNK I.D (mm) Length
 KT40150  KT40151  2.0 2M
 KT40152  KT40153  3.0  2M
 KT40154  KT40155  5.0  2M
 KT40156  KT40157  7.0  2M
 KT40158  KT40159  10.0  2M
 KT40160  KT40161  13.0  2M
 KT40162  KT40163  16.0  2M
 KT40164  KT40165  19.0  2M

Heat Shrink – Trade Spool Mates

Trade Spool Mates – Black 
MODEL No. PRE-SHRUNK I.D. (mm) AFTER RECOVERY I.D. (mm) Colour Length
 KT40070 26  12.5  Black  4m
 KT40050  17  8   Black  5m
 KT40060  22  10   Black  5m
 KT40040  13.5  6.5   Black  8m
 KT40030  10.5  5   Black  10m
 KT40020  7.5  3.5   Black  10m
 KT40010  5  2.3   Black  12m
 KT40000  3.5  1.5   Black  15m
Trade Spool Mates – Blue
MODEL No. PRE-SHRUNK I.D. (mm) AFTER RECOVERY I.D. (mm) Colour Length
KT40072 26  12.5 Blue  4m
KT40052  17  8 Blue  5m
 KT40062  22  10 Blue  5m
 KT40042  13.5  6.5 Blue  8m
 KT40032  10.5  5 Blue  10m
 KT40022  7.5  3.5 Blue  10m
 KT40012  5  2.3 Blue  12m
 KT40002  3.5  1.5 Blue  15m
Trade Spool Mates – Green
MODEL No. PRE-SHRUNK I.D. (mm) AFTER RECOVERY I.D. (mm) Colour Length
KT40074 26  12.5 Green  4m
KT40054  17  8 Green  5m
 KT40064  22  10 Green  5m
 KT40044  13.5  6.5 Green  8m
 KT40034  10.5  5 Green  10m
 KT40024  7.5  3.5 Green  10m
 KT40014  5  2.3 Green  12m
 KT40004  3.5  1.5 Green  15m
Trade Spool Mates – Red
MODEL No. PRE-SHRUNK I.D. (mm) AFTER RECOVERY I.D. (mm) Colour Length
KT40071 26  12.5 Red  4m
KT40051  17  8 Red  5m
KT40061  22  10 Red  5m
KT40041  13.5  6.5 Red  8m
 KT40031  10.5  5 Red  10m
 KT40021  7.5  3.5 Red  10m
 KT40011  5  2.3 Red  12m
 KT40001  3.5  1.5 Red  15m
Trade Spool Mates – White
MODEL No. PRE-SHRUNK I.D. (mm) AFTER RECOVERY I.D. (mm) Colour Length
KT40073 26  12.5 White  4m
KT40053  17  8 White  5m
 KT40063  22  10 White  5m
 KT40043  13.5  6.5 White  8m
 KT40033  10.5  5 White  10m
 KT40023  7.5  3.5 White  10m
 KT40013  5  2.3 White  12m
 KT40003  3.5  1.5 White  15m
Trade Spool Mates – Yellow
MODEL No. PRE-SHRUNK I.D. (mm) AFTER RECOVERY I.D. (mm) Colour Length
KT40075 26  12.5 Yellow  4m
KT40055  17  8 Yellow  5m
 KT40065  22  10 Yellow  5m
 KT40045  13.5  6.5 Yellow  8m
 KT40035  10.5  5 Yellow  10m
 KT40025  7.5  3.5 Yellow  10m
 KT40015  5  2.3 Yellow  12m
 KT40005  3.5  1.5 Yellow  15m

Heat Shrink – Kit Assortments

 Kit Assortments 

 

KT31090 KT31092 KT31090-P
KT31090_Kit KT31092_Kit KT31090-P RGB
Included in this kit:
20 x KTLHS5
20 x KTLHS5R
5 x KTLHS5BL
5 x KTLHS5W
5 x KTLHS5G/Y
20 x KTLHS7
20 x KTLHS7R
5 x KTLHS7BL
5 x KTLHS7W
5 x KTLHS7G/Y
20 x KTLHS10
20 x KTLHS10R
5 x KTLHS10BL
5 x KTLHS10W
5 x KTLHS10G/Y
20 x KTLHS13
20 x KTLHS13R
5 x KTLHS13BL
5 x KTLHS13W
5 x KTLHS13G/Y
Included in this kit:
24 x KT3A
16 x KT3AR
14 x KT5A
10 x KT5AR
6 x KT7A
5 x KT7AR
6 x KT10A
3 x KT10AR
5 x KT13A
3 x KT13AR
3 x KT19A
2 x KT19AR
4 x KT25A
4 x KT25AR
Included in this kit:
20 x KTLHS5
20 x KTLHS5R
5 x KTLHS5BL
5 x KTLHS5W
5 x KTLHS5G/Y
20 x KTLHS7
20 x KTLHS7R
5 x KTLHS7BL
5 x KTLHS7W
5 x KTLHS7G/Y
20 x KTLHS10
20 x KTLHS10R
5 x KTLHS10BL
5 x KTLHS10W
5 x KTLHS10G/Y
20 x KTLHS13
20 x KTLHS13R
5 x KTLHS13BL
5 x KTLHS13W
5 x KTLHS13G/Y
1 X KTTORCH/TIP

For pricing, to place orders or find your nearest KT Stockist, please contact our friendly sales team through the contact us form below or call us on 1300 559 953

KT Solar Products

The KT Solar Product Catalog features a wide range of Solar Panels & Solar Accessories for various solar applications. Whether it be Recreational Solar, Industrial Solar or Automotive & Marine Solar, we can provide a solution.

From Solar Panels, Solar Regulators and Solar Charging Systems, to Solar Leads, Connectors and Accessories, KT Solar have it all and is quickly expanding to include Innovative Solar products with a point of difference. Our KT Solar Panels offer an industry first 10 Year Warranty with 25-year efficiency guarantee.

KT Solar Product Catalogue 2018 Download PDF Here

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If you have any questions about our Solar Products or would simply like pricing, please contact us via the contact form below. 

If you’d like to speak to our sales team about becoming a KT Solar Stockist please Contact us here or give us a call on 1300 559 953 and a Sales Team Representative will be in contact with you to answer any questions that you may have.

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How to Connect Solar Panels in Parallel Using KT Solar Y-Lead Connectors

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KT Solar Y-Lead Connectors are available in Male and Female Connections and are commonly used to connect other solar panels in  ‘Parallel’. Y-Leads have many benefits, starting with the ‘Y’ Design. They feature 1 lead with a male or female MC4 Connector on the end. About half way through the lead, it splits into 2 leads which feature a connector on each end (which is usually 2 of the opposite to the other end.

For example;
A Model No. KT70770 Y-Lead features 1 Male MC4 Connector, running to 2 female MC4 Connectors.

A Model No. KT70771 – Y-Lead features 1 Female MC4 Connector, running to 2 Male MC4 Connectors.

Another benefit of Y-Leads is that the connection is basically all done for you to make installation and changing your solar panel over, very simple! All that is required is to connect your Y-Lead to the ‘Fly Leads’ from your solar panels.

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As we have mentioned in the first paragraph, Y-Leads are ideal for connecting solar panels in Parallel.


Definitions of Solar ‘Series and Parallel Connections’

There are two main ways in which you can connect multiple panels for higher power output. These wiring configurations are known as Parallel & Series.

Parallel wiring configuration doubles the Wattage and Amperage but keeps the voltage nominal at 12V. It is very advantageous in Auto/Marine applications particularly to use multiple panels. Parallel Is the most commonly used wiring configuration because when you put two panels together you double the amps when you put 3, you triple and on a large caravan motor home you can place 4 Solar panels and quadruple your amperage but maintain the voltage. This is an exceptionally very good way to do things.

When wiring two panels in series, the Voltage and Wattage Double. (When using two panels of the same Voltage) and Amperage rating remains unchanged.

Connecting Multiple Solar Panels in Parallel refers to 2 Solar Panels of the same Wattage (Imp) being connected  Positive to Positive, Negative to Negative.

Simply put, Parallel is the same as when you are trying to jump-start a car – positive to positive, negative to negative. That is a parallel connection. The nominal voltage remains at 12V.

Connecting Multiple Solar Panels in Series refers to 2 Solar Panels of the same Wattage (Imp) being connected Negative to Positive, Negative to Positive.

A great way to think about Series is the common household torch. The torch has up to 6 x 1.5V batteries all sitting on top of each other but it’s connected negative to positive, negative to positive all the way through then you end up with a load at 9V. (6 x 1.5V = 9V).


KT Y-Leads are available in

Single Retail Packs

Y Lead1
Model No. KT70770 KT Solar Y – Lead Connector – 2 Female MC4 Connections to 1 Male MC4 Connection
Y Lead 2
Model No. KT70771 KT Solar Y – Lead Connector – 2 Male MC4 Connections to 1 Female MC4 Connection
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Click to Download this KT Data Sheet as PDF

What will I require to install Y-Leads

Seeing as Y-Leads are designed for Parallel Connections, You will require 2 x Y-Leads.
(1 x KT70770 & KT70771) to form a complete parallel solar connection.


How to Correctly install

Y – Lead Connectors

Step 1.

Ensure you have 2 Solar Panels of the Same

Wattage (Wp)

In this example, we will be connecting 2 x 100W KT Solar Panels in Parallel to create a Maximum Power (PMax) of 200Wp and a Maximum Power Current of 10.92A (Imp).

Parallel wiring configuration doubles the Wattage and Amperage but keeps the voltage nominal at 12V.
Here are the Specifications of each of the below panels.

solar panel 100 w specsNote: KT Solar Panels are provided with leads and connectors already – depending on what size solar panel you have purchased, will depend on whether your panel features Fly Leads with MC4 Connectors terminated to the ends, or Alligator Clamps terminated to the ends. Generally Smaller Solar Panels eg; 5W, 10W, 20W & 40W will feature Alligator Clamps and larger Panels eg; 100W, 150W, 160W will feature MC4 Connectors.

Y- Leads will only connect with MC4 Connectors. Follow our easy steps to learn how to install MC4 Connectors to your Solar Panel Leads here.

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Step 2.

To create your ‘Parallel’ Connection, take the Positive Connections (Male) from your Solar Panels and connect these with the KT70770 Y-Lead (Female) Connections.

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Featured Image: Model No. KT70770 – Y-Lead connector

Step 3.

Take the Negative Connection (Female) from your Solar Panel and connect this with the KT70771 Y-Lead (Male) Connections.

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Featured Image: Model No. KT70771 – Y-Lead connector

Step 4.

So far, your connections should look like the below example. 

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Step 5.

Simply connect your 2 Y-Leads together, using the male and female connections as per example below.

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Step 6.

If you are wanting a ‘Series’ connection, instead, simply connect the Positive Lead (+) on your Solar Panel to the Negative (-) on your Solar Panel, and the Negative ( – ) Lead to the Positive (+) on your Second Solar Panel.
When wiring two panels in series, the Voltage and Wattage Double. (When using two panels of the same Voltage) and Amperage rating remains unchanged.

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Should you have any questions about KT Solar Y-Lead Connections and ‘How to Install’ or require any further information, please contact our friendly sales team on 1300 559 953 or submit any inquiries through the below contact form.


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All Imagery within this Post has been photographed by KT Cable Accessories, For KT Cable Accessories. Should you wish to use these images, email marketing@ktcables.com.au to request permissions. Any Instructions mentioned in this Blog Post are only to be used as a guide. KT Cable Accessories accepts no responsibility for damage or injury as a result of following this guide. 

How to Correctly Install MC4 Connectors for your Solar Panels

KT Solar MC4 Connectors are available in Male and Female Connections and are commonly used on the leads running from Solar Panels, to connect other solar panels in  ‘Parallel’ or in ‘Series’.

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Definitions of Solar ‘Series and Parallel Connections’

There are two main ways in which you can connect multiple panels for higher power output. These wiring configurations are known as Parallel & Series.

Parallel wiring configuration doubles the Wattage and Amperage but keeps the voltage nominal at 12V. It is very advantageous in Auto/Marine applications particularly to use multiple panels. Parallel Is the most commonly used wiring configuration because when you put two panels together you double the amps when you put 3, you triple and on a large caravan motor home you can place 4 Solar panels and quadruple your amperage but maintain the voltage. This is an exceptionally very good way to keep voltage nominal and increase amperage.

When wiring two panels in series, the Voltage and Wattage Double. (When using two panels of the same Voltage) and Amperage rating remains unchanged.

Connecting Multiple Solar Panels in Parallel refers to 2 or more Solar Panels of the same Wattage being connected  Positive to Positive, Negative to Negative.

Simply put, Parallel is the same as when you are trying to jump-start a car – positive to positive, negative to negative. That is a parallel connection. The nominal voltage remains at 12V.

Connecting Solar Panels in Series refers to 2 Solar Panels of the same Wattage being connected Negative to Positive, Negative to Positive.

A great way to think about Series is the common household torch. The torch has up to 6 x 1.5V batteries all sitting on top of each other but it’s connected negative to positive, negative to positive all the way through then you end up with a load at 9V. (6 x 1.5V = 9V). This is an example of a series connection.


KT Solar MC4 Connectors are available in 3 packs. 

Model No. KT70773 
1 x Male MC4 Connector + Terminals Single Retail Pack

Model No. KT70772
1 x Female MC4 Connector +Terminals Single Retail Pack

Model No. KT70774 
1 x Male & 1 x Female MC4 Connector + Terminals Twin Retail Pack

Left Image (KT70772 – Female MC4 Connector)
Right Image (KT70773 – Male MC4 Connector)

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What will I require to install MC4 Connectors?

You will require the following to proceed with your installation:

  •  1 x Cable Cutter (We Recommend KT Model No. KT32034)
  • 1 x Terminal Crimper (We Recommend KT Model No.KT32052
  • Solar cable in UV Stabilised 4.0mm2 similar to that provided on the panels, however B&S in red/black is also suitable for lengths of cable and runs.
  • 1 x MC4 Connector Twin Pack (We Recommend KT Model No. KT70774 Twin Pack of Male and Female MC4 Connectors) – Or however many MC4 Connectors required in your connection.

How to Correctly install MC4 Connectors?

Step 1.

Cutting your Cable Length to Size

Trim your B&S cable length to size, or neatly trim the end off your Solar Panels Fly Leads using a set of Cable Cutters or wire strippers.

KT32034
(Featured Model No. KT32034 – Cable Cutter with cut range up to 60mm2)

Step 2.

Undo the ‘Screw Cap’ of your first MC4 Connector 

MC4 Connectors use 4 components to make a complete MC4 Connector.

KT70772
(Featured Model No. KT70773 – KT Solar Male MC4 Connector)

Step 3.

Feed the Screw Cap onto the Cable End
(as per Example Below)

Ensure to feed your screw cap on the correct way, as you will need to remove this if you have it the wrong way around.

KT70772
(Featured Model No. KT70773 – KT Solar Male MC4 Connector)

Step 4.

Feed the Cable Gland onto the Cable

Ensure to feed your screw cap on the correct way, as you will need to remove this if you have it the wrong way around.

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Step 5.

Feed the MC4 Terminal / Pin onto the Copper Stripped end of the cable. Use a Crimper to crimp and secure the contacts of the terminal.

By Crimping the terminal onto the cable, you are securing the copper cable to the contact for a secure power connection.

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Feed the Cable Gland on in the correct direction.
Crimping the Terminal onto Cable
We recommend using KT Model Crimper: KT32057

Step 6.

Feed the Main ‘Male’ Component of your MC4 Connector onto the cable as displayed in image below. 

The Screw components should meet in the middle, allowing you to screw and tighten the MC4 Connector. Always ensure the MC4 Connector components are pushed to the end of the cable before attempting to secure the connector together.

KT70772
(Featured Model No. KT70772 – KT Solar Male MC4 Connector)
KT70772
(Featured Model No. KT70773 – KT Solar Male MC4 Connector)

Step 7.

Push the Initial Screw Cap down the cable to meet the MC4 Connector, and tighten to form your secure connection.

After completing this install correctly, you should be able to gently ‘pull’ at the MC4 Connector and it should feel secured onto the end of the cable.

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(Featured Model No. KT70773 – KT Solar Male MC4 Connector)

To install a ‘Female MC4 Connector’, repeat this process, with the KT Model No. KT70772 – KT Solar Female MC4 Connector.

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(Featured Image: KT70772 Female MC4 Connector)

Should you have any questions about KT Solar MC4 Connectors and ‘How to Install’ or require any further information, please contact our friendly sales team on 1300 559 953 or submit any inquiries through the below contact form.


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200W Portable Solar Blanket

The KT 200W Monocrystalline Solar Blanket is a compact, light-weight solution to your solar needs. Ideal for camping, 4×4 and marine applications, the 200W Solar Blanket is manufactured from a solar cell that is cast from silicon. These cells are more efficient in producing power than most other panels, consequently, the size of the panel is smaller yet yields a greater power output.

This one-piece, easy-fold design folds down to a compact bag with all accessories neatly tucked away inside. The panels feature a scratch-resistant mat coating for durability and folded tabs which allow you to secure the blanket to your vehicle and close the doors over the tab to reduce the chances of theft.

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The 200W Solar Blanket is designed with versatility in mind. The blanket can be placed in countless positions for maximum sun exposure.

Model No. KT70713

  • One-piece easy-fold weather-proof 200W Solar Blanket
  • Compact design for easy transportation and storage
  • Unfolded dimensions: 1526mm x 1140mm x 5mm
  • Folded dimensions: 400mm x 400mm x 60mm
  • 50 Amp Heavy Duty Connector wired to Solar Blanket for easy power connection
  • Includes 20A, 12V Solar Charge Controller with an 18cm cable length – (waterproof IP65, 2.5mm2 Twin Core Cable)
  • Includes 5M Power Lead with easy connections to power (2.5mm2 Twin Core Cable)
  • Includes 55cm Power lead with positive and negative battery clamps for easy connection to battery (2.5mm2 Twin Core Cable)
  • Features securing tab to secure solar blanket to vehicle to prevent theft
  • Blanket features loops along the longer edges to allow mounting in various positions
  • Folds into carrying bag for easy transport
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The 200W Solar Blanket’s panels feature a scratch resistant mat coating for durability and folded tabs allowing the user to secure the blanket.

SPECIAL FEATURES

Charges Battery Types:
The KT 200W Solar Blanket is designed to charge LifePO4, LTO (Lithium Titanium Oxide), Gel, AGM, Conventional Lead-Acid (WET) and Calcium Batteries.

Solar Controller:
The 20Amp, 12V Solar Controller fitted to the blanket will regulate the solar charge and is IP67 Rated – Waterproof. The Coloured LED’s indicate the operational status and battery conditions at a glance. The Digital LCD shows battery voltage, charging current, charging capacity (Amp/Hour), battery types, full charge and fault codes. The Multi-charging function protects against reverse polarity, short circuit, over temperature, and overvoltage.

Ideal size & weight
The Solar Blanket unfolded is 1526mm x 1140mm x 55mm and folds down to a convenient 400mm x 400mm x 60mm in size. Only 7.5Kg in weight, this kit is light and easy to transport.

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The kit includes a 20A, 12V PWM Solar Controller which regulates charge to your battery – preventing both overcharging and undercharging your battery.

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Type Mono Crystalline
Max Power 200W
Max Power Voltage 18V
Max Power Current 11.11A
Open Circuit Voltage 21V
Short Circuit Current 11.54A
Dimensions Folded 400mm x 400mm x 60mm
Dimensions Unfolded 1526mm x 1140mm x 5mm
Test Conditions AM1.5, 25°C, 1000W/m2
Fuse 20A
Battery Connections Battery Clamps
Weight 7.5Kg
Solar Controller 20A, 12V
Accreditation Certificates NPR_KT70713.indd

As with other models of Solar Blanket on the market, your new KT Solar Blanket should be folded up and stored in a dry place at night whilst camping. Try to avoid placing on wet grass during early morning sunlight and select a dry surface for the blanket to be placed unless suspending or placed on bonnet/windscreen

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PACKAGED IN FULL-COLOUR BOX
The KT 200 Watt Solar Blanket is packaged in
a full-colour durable box for retail presentation
WARRANTY
KT offers a 2 Year warranty
on manufacture and build.
Refer to the user manual for more information.
SUITABLE APPLICATIONS
Suitable for Marine, 4WD, Camping &
charging of 12V Batteries

For pricing, to place orders or find your nearest KT Stockist, please contact our friendly sales team through the contact us form below or call us on 1300 559 953