This will depend not only on your available space but also on your requirements. Your energy needs will differ based on how often you use your boat. For occasional, light use, you will require few panels but if you use your boat more regularly, or live on it, you will have greater energy needs and will require more panels.
Yes, so that the boat can be earthed independently to make it electronically safe and prevent current flowing around the hull of the boat, which may cause the paint to peel. However most boats should already be fitted with this – but it is important that you survey the boat first.
This will depend on the size of your solar array and how the panels are configurated. Most commonly your panels will be connected in series. When panels are connected in series the voltage increases. Speak with us if you'd like help with sizing.
Yes. We would recommend that you limit the recharge current so you don’t trip the marinas MCB/RCBO and you can either do this in the software settings or you could purchase the digital multicontrol 200/200A GX, which can be found within this kit. Connection to shore power can create a low voltage circuit with neighbouring boats which can increase underwater metal corrosion. Make sure you have a galvanic isolator fitted.
Yes, we supply a DC to DC converter as part of this kit.