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

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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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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
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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

5 most commonly asked questions about Solar

Being at the forefront of the Solar Game, we tend to encounter a barrage of questions about solar. Everything from efficient wiring configurations to how Solar Energy works. We’ve collated the 5 most commonly asked questions about Solar and posted them here for your convenience!

Don’t have time to read? Well then be sure to listen to the accompanying podcast here. 

1. What is PV Solar Energy, and how does it work? 

Solar Panels convert light energy from the sun into a flow of DC electricity this is called the Photovoltaic Effect.

Light leaves the sun as photons. The photons reach Earth and strike the silicon on a solar cell. The electrons in the atoms of the silicon absorb the energy from the photons and move into higher energy orbits.

Solar Panels are comprised of two individually ‘treated’ layers of silicon layered on top of one another. One layer has a higher electron density than the other. Electrons from the higher electron density silicon are captured by the lower electron density layer as they move into their higher energy orbit. If wires (One Positive & One Negative) are attached to each layer connected to devices that run on electricity, completing a circuit, the electrons will flow down those wires and is used as DC Electricity.

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2. What is the difference between Monocrystalline, Polycrystalline & Amorphous Solar Panels?

The main differences between the different types of panels are the molecular structure of the silicon in the cells & the different manufacturing processes. Each manufacturing process creates a cell with a different molecular structure.

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Monocrystalline
 is made from a solid crystalline ingot which is sliced. This creates a single homogenous cell with a continuous crystal lattice, unbroken to its edges. Monocrystalline panels are usually identifiable by a distinctive pattern of small white diamonds and are one solid, consistent colour

Polycrystalline is made from multiple crystallines and silicone which are melted and welded together to form a solar panel. Polycrystalline panels consist of small crystals which present a metal flake looking effect which is visible on the finished solar panel.

Amorphous is a non-crystalline form of cell and has a different manufacturing process. Normally associated with thin film cells. The amorphous panels have an incredible degree of higher radiation. So very much chosen in Northern Australia.

Polycrystalline and monocrystalline have two separate makeups of a footprint. Monocrystalline is the smaller panel with the same efficiency as a Polycrystalline. Polycrystalline is the larger panel with the same efficiency. It’s all about real estate.

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3. What Type of Panels do you commonly see in the 12V Marketplace? 

In the 12V Market and also housing, most commonly the Monocrystalline Panel is chosen. In such a short time, the Monocrystalline panel has come such a long way –  commanding 90% of the market. It actually is a very efficient panel with smaller dimensions. For a Polycrystalline Solar Panel to generate an equivalent amount of energy as the Monocrystalline, a Polycrystalline panel will need to be much larger. Monocrystalline a substantially cheaper option and is the most preferred type of solar panel.

4. How are solar panels rated? Are they rated by size or application? and how can we calculate the size & power of the solar panel?

Universally solar panels are rated by Watts, or what we call WP (Watts Power) the wattage is determined by the amps and the voltage of each cell. When they create a panel in size they put together these cells which will give out so much voltage and so many amps. When these two values are multiplied you get Watts. This is the basis of Ohm’s law which governs all electricity on all things DC & AC.

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5. How can you connect multiple panels for more power? 

Yes, 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 Automarine 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 motorhome 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.

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.

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.

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Pictured Above: Solar Panels wired in Single, Series & Parallel Configuration.
Image Credit: Grape Solar

So there you have it! Our 5 most commonly asked questions about Solar. If have you any more questions on the topic or have any other blog suggestions, please contact us via the contact form below! Keep your eye out for more Information, Education and Innovation coming your way!

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 Celebrate Australia Day, The KT Solar Way!

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 Celebrate Australia Day,
The KT Solar Way!

From the 15th – 31st January, We are giving away a
KT Solar Beach Cricket Set with the purchase of

KT 160 Watt Dual Charging, Folding Solar Kit (KT70711) or
a KT 150 Watt Folding Solar Blanket (KT70712).

T&C’s: One Kit per order, per customer. Only While Stocks Last.
KT Solar Beach Cricket Sets will be sent at end of January.

160W, 12V Dual Charging
Solar Folding Kit

Model No. KT70711

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KT has designed the PREMIER of folding solar kits with unique, innovative features, setting it aside from the industry standard.

Designed for those who have a passion for camping, caravaning, off-road adventures, boating, or simply after a reliable & portable solar solution to charge 12V batteries. The KT PREMIER 160 Watt, 12 Volt Dual Charging Solar Folding Kit (Model No. KT70711) is close to a square footprint in size and 2kg lighter than traditional solar kits. With its dual charging capability, you now have the option of charging a single 12V battery or two batteries at once. Choose from 6 battery types. Having this selection ensures the correct charge to your battery, with no fear over overcharging and ensuring your batteries lifespan whilst in desolate environments.

In consideration of the applications, conditions and environments that this kit may endure in its lifetime, we recognise that durability and performance is critical. With this in mind, this kit is designed with a very strong, sturdy leg frame using aluminium extrusion and stainless steel components. Complete with a 3-year warranty on the manufacture and build, a 25-year efficiency guarantee and barcoded for warranty registration recording, this panel is bound to out-perform other industry panels of the same wattage.

• Total weight of 12.76 Kgs – 2Kg Lighter than other 160 Watt Folding Solar Kits
• Close to a square footprint in size
• Ability to charge 2 x 12V batteries simultaneously
• Kit can be regulated or unregulated for battery charge
• Solar Controller connection features a L.E.D 50 Amp heavy duty connector to indicate
when panels are “live”
• 10M Accessory Lead with 50Amp Heavy Duty Connector with In-built Voltmeter
• 500mm Accessory Lead with Positive / Negative Battery Clamps
• 500mm Accessory Lead with 8mm Ring Terminals
• Innovative design, sturdy support frame with cross bars.
• Controller is mounted to the panel leg supports, reducing de-rating
• Protective abs corners, with 2 spare corner protectors included
• 2 x Heavy duty swivel carry handles on adjacent sides
• Heavy duty carry & storage bag with accessory storage compartments


160W, 12V Dual Charging
Solar Folding Kit

Model No. KT7071
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The KT 150 Watt Mono-crystalline Solar Blanket is a compact, light-weight solution to your solar needs. Ideal for camping, 4×4 and marine applications, the KT 150 Watt Portable 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, so the size of the panel is smaller yet produces 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.

• One-piece easy-fold weather-proof 150 Watt Solar Blanket
• Small, compact design for easy transportation and storage
• Unfolded dimensions: 1820mm x 920mm x 135mm
• Folded dimensions: 400mm x 330mm x 135mm
• 50 Amp Heavy Duty Connector wired to Solar Blanket for easy power connection
• Includes 15 Amp, 12V Solar Charge Controller (waterproof IP65)
• 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 the 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
• 2-year warranty

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 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 INNOVATIONS CHRISTMAS / NEW YEAR EDITION

 

NEW KT INNOVATIONS MAGAZINE

CHRISTMAS – NEW YEAR EDITION

Download our latest December – January Edition of KT Innovations Magazine, featuring many new, innovative products being released over the Christmas / New Year Period. Be the first to get in for Pre-Orders of these exciting new lines!

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Contact our team for more information on our latest products and services, or to find a KT Stockist:

 

OUR COMMITMENT TO INNOVATION

KT’s Latest Innovative Products for 2017

KT’s commitment to innovation is seen through the dedication to designing and developing new, innovative products that hold a unique point of difference, through introducing new, innovative services and ensuring that we are continually engaging with you – our customers on all levels.

We take Innovation seriously through social media, E-Newsletters and keeping you up to date with new products, special offers, news and events and more. Our Team are committed to going above and beyond  and are continually monitoring and implementing new processes that can assist us in improving our services to you!

KT Universal Solar Panel Rod Mounting System

1000 x 600 RGBMount 10 Watt, 20 Watt and 40 Watt KT Solar Panels with ease using the New & Innovative KT Universal Solar Panel Rod Mounting System.The base of the Rod is designed to fit a Fishing Rod Holder for secure mounting and features a locking swivel knuckle, allowing the user to adjust the solar panel angle to achieve maximum solar exposure. Ideal for temporary applications including camping, boating, 4WD applications, and ideal for permanent solar applications such as charging electric fences or gates, garden lighting and security camera battery charging. The system also features a 12V, 5Amp PWM Solar Charge Controller.

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KT 160 Watt Dual Charging Solar Kit

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Designed for those who have a passion for camping, caravanning, off-road adventures, boating, or simply after a reliable & portable solar solution to charge 12V batteries. The KT PREMIER 160 Watt, 12 Volt Dual Charging Solar Folding Kit (Model No. KT70711) is close to a square footprint in size and 2kg lighter than traditional solar kits. With it’s dual charging capability, you now have the option of charging a single 12V battery or two batteries at once.  Choose from 6 battery types. Having this selection ensures the correct charge to your battery, with no fear over overcharging and ensuring your batteries life span whilst in desolate environments.

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KT 150 Watt Folding Solar Blanket

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The KT 150 Watt Mono-crystalline Solar Blanket is a compact, light-weight solution to your solar needs. Ideal for camping, 4×4 and marine applications, the KT 150 Watt Portable Solar Blanket is manufactured rom a solar cell that is cast from silicon. These cells are more efficient in producing power than most other panels, so the size of the panel is smaller yet produces 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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KT 50Amp Heavy Duty Connector Accessories with Built-In Voltmeter 

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Following on from the Innovative 50Amp Heavy Duty Connector with Built-in Voltmeter, KT has introduced a range of 12V Power Accessories incorporating this innovative technology. This connector is unique, innovative and unlike any heavy duty connector in the marketplace, providing a live voltage reading of your power connection, simply by touching the ‘Power’ Symbol on the Smart-Touch LCD display screen. The voltage reading illuminates blue, easy to read during the day and highly visible at night.

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KT Emergency Triangles range

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The traditional Emergency Triangle is usually thought to be used in an emergency where a vehicle has broken down in a hazardous area, however Emergency Triangles can be used for a wide range of applications including:

To warn other road users of Vehicle, Motorcycle or Truck Break downs
To Indicate and warn others of road obstructions including fallen tree’s, loose rocks, dangerous pot-holes, oil spills, etc
To warn of dangers or hazards

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KT 50Amp Heavy Duty Connector with Built-In Voltmeter

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Design Registered, innovated and developed by KT, this connector is unique, innovative and unlike any heavy duty connector in the marketplace, providing a live voltage reading of your power connection, simply by touching the ‘Power’ Symbol on the Smart-Touch LCD display screen. The voltage reading illuminates blue, easy to read during the day and highly visible at night.

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KT LED Head Lamp Kits (H4, H7, H9, H11)KT LED Headlamp Kits_kit images

The New and Innovative KT LED Head Lamp Kits are available in H4, H7, H9 & H11 and are designed to reduce power consumption while providing a clearer, more powerful light output. Designed to suit most Vehicles, 4×4, Trucks, Motorhomes, RV’s and Motorcycles, this range of LED Globes provide a maximum of 4500 Lumens!

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KT Solar Golf 36-48V Electric Vehicle Charging System 

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KT SOLAR is excited to introduce its new and innovative 48V Solar Charging System for Golf Carts and Electric vehicles.

View the performance and efficiency of your KT 48V Electric Vehicle Solar Charging System with a simple touch of your smart-phone, through the connecting smart-phone application available for Android and iphone. The smart-phone application allows you to view the volts, amps and watts of your system in ‘realtime’, giving you a complete status of performance while you are on or off the course. The system will report data in all lighting conditions.

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KT Checkerplate Trailer Lamps

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Designed for box trailers, utility trailers, camper trailers, horse floats and more, our new and innovative Checkerplate Trailer Lamps are revolutionising the trailer light market with a stylish new design, increased light out-put by using new LED Technology AND are ADR Approved!

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KT Smart 7 Stage Battery Chargers 

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Innovative smart technology is incorporated to monitor the charging process, delivering an advanced 7 stage charge to maximise battery performance and life.

Set the charging profile to suit your battery’s chemistry type, extending the battery’s life.

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KT Commander Smart-Touch Switch Panels

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Life would be so much easier if we could control all of our devices from the one location! KT’s Commander Series Smart-Touch Switch Panel can do just that! 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!

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KT 8000V Intelligent Jumper Leads with 12/24V Voltage Display & Temperature Sensor for Cars & Trucks

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How the KT Intelligent Jumper Leads should be connected to the Battery.

The KT Intelligent Jumper Leads with a 12 & 24V Voltage Display will change the way people think about Jumper Leads and how they are used.

The 12V & 24V LCD Voltage Display will immediately provide the exact voltage reading of the battery when connected. The Voltage reading will flash to indicate the battery condition.

For standard vehicles, 4×4’s, boats or anything running 12 Volt Systems, below 11.8V is considered a flat battery and requires charging while 14.2V is considered overcharged. The voltage reading will flash to indicate a flat or overcharged battery. When the Voltage reading does not flash this indicates a healthy battery life.

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Universal Solar Panel Rod Mounting System 

Universal Solar Panel Rod Mounting System

Mount 5 Watt, 10 Watt, 20 Watt and 40 Watt KT Solar Panels with ease using the New & Innovative KT Universal Solar Panel Rod Mounting System.

The base of the Rod is designed to fit a Fishing Rod Holder for secure mounting and features a locking swivel knuckle, allowing the user to adjust the solar panel angle to achieve maximum solar exposure. The Universal Solar Panel Rod Mounting System is designed for Solar Panels with a height of 17mm and is Ideal for temporary applications including camping, boating, 4WD applications, and ideal for permanent solar applications such as charging electric fences or gates, garden lighting and security camera battery charging. The system also features a 12V, 5Amp PWM Solar Charge Controller.

Model No. KT70753

Universal Solar Panel Rod Mounting System

Features:

  • Designed for solar panels with a height of 17mm
  • Ideal for marine applications, including charging of batteries in boats & jet-ski’s
  • Rural applications on properties with electric fences
  • Security camera battery charging when 240AC power is unavailable
  • 12V garden & outdoor lighting
  • Portable solution to charging isolated batteries anywhere
  • 2 x fully adjustable, sliding locking clamps that will accommodate a 10W, 20W or 40W solar panel
  • 5mm allen key included to easily secure panel to the mounting system
  • The locking swivel knuckle allows the user to adjust the solar panel angle to achieve maximum sun exposure.
  • Fishing rod male gimbal butt which locks into most universal female rod holders.
  • 12V, 5 Amp PWM solar charge controller included.

FULLY ADJUSTABLE, SLIDING LOCKING CLAMPS:

2 x Fully adjustable, sliding locking clamps that will accommodate a 10, 20 or 40 Watt KT Solar Panel. 5mm Allen Key Included to easily secure panel to the mounting system.


FULLY ADJUST THE ANGLE OF YOUR SOLAR PANEL:

Locking Swivel Knuckle allows the user to adjust panel to achieve maximum sun exposure. The fishing rod male gimbal butt locks into most universal female rod holders.


SOLAR CONTROLLER:

The 5Amp, 12V PWM solar controller included to regulate the solar charge of your selected panel. IP67 Rated – waterproof.


IDEAL SIZE & WEIGHT:

The Gross Weight of the System excluding a solar panel is: 1.3 Kg.

Including the weight of your Solar Panel:

5 Watt Solar Panel Weight: 0.78Kg + 1.3Kg Mounting System = 2.08Kg

10 Watt Solar Panel Weight: 1.0Kg  + 1.3Kg Mounting System = 2.3Kg

20 Watt Solar Panel Weight: 1.7Kg  + 1.3Kg Mounting System  = 3Kg


Ideal for rural properties with electric gates & security camera battery charging

Charge your boat & jet ski batteries with ease. Also ideal for mounting & charging batteries on kayaks.

Ideal for garden lighting and outdoor applications

Fits easily into rod holders fitted to bull bars on 4WD’s


WARRANTY

Offers a 12 month warranty on manufacture and build

PACKAGED IN FULL COLOUR BOX

The KT Universal Solar Panel Rod Mounting System is packaged in a full colour durable box for presentation in retail stores.

 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