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Power your lights, electronics and home appliances during blackouts and emergencies and restore the standard of living for you and your family with the Earthtech Products Ultimate 4800 Watt Hour Solar Generator Kit with 5 Solar Panels for Homes, Cabins and Remote Locations, a fuel-less solar power generator system that utilizes both plug-and-play and electrical hard wiring capabilities.
Great for running items like an Energy Star Fridge, Some Lights, TV, Radio, Fan, Power Tools, Smart Phones, Digital Cameras and other electronic devices.|
|•||This economical alternative to gas powered generators is both silent and free of fumes. |
|•||Battery boxes store 400 amp-hours of backup battery power to charge and run your essential appliances and electronics.|
|•||When the included 5 solar panels are exposed to direct sunlight, this solar power system for residential homes can be recharged in as little as 12.5 hours.|
For your convenience, this solar power backup generator has multiple recharging options, including through the solar panels and a standard wall outlet. |
When the 5 included solar panels are exposed to direct sunlight for at least 8 hours per day, this solar generator for homes can run a standard 6 Amp Energy Star refrigerator continuously.|
Can power multiple devices simultaneously through the 4 AC outlets in the PowerHub inverter charging system.|
|•||The full-feature LED display demonstrates live system monitoring so that you always know how much power reserve is left in the batteries, allowing you to plan accordingly.|
Shipping notes: This item will take approximately 7 Business Days for delivery from time of order.
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Always be prepared with backup electrical power during emergencies, power outages and blackouts with the Earthtech Products Ultimate 4800 Watt Hour Solar Generator Kit with 5 Solar Panels for Homes, Cabins and Remote Locations. This solar panel system with battery backup and an 1800 watt inverter can charge and run up to 1800 watts at a time. The five included solar panels can collect up to 500 Watts, or 35 Amps, of power per hour, and which is then stored into the four included 100Ah batteries. These batteries will then power your devices through the PowerHub inverter charging station. As opposed to gas generators that need fuel refills, emit fumes and are noisy, this solar power system for residential homes and cabins is silent, does not emit fumes and is virtually maintenance free.
The Earthtech Products Ultimate 4800 Watt Hour Solar Generator Kit can power a multitude of devices including:
Home Backup Power - Individual Run Times Are Approximate:
Energy Star Fridge at 6 Amps per hour Continuous
Mini-Fridge - Continuous
Freezer 8.8 Cubic Feet Continuous
Sump pump 1/2 Horsepower Up to 5 Hours
Home Alarm System Continuous
1000 Watt Microwave Up to 240 minutes of use per day
Garage Door Opener 6 Hours
Portable Cooler Up to 80 Hours
Blender Up to 12 Hours
Emergency Power - Individual Run Times Are Approximate:
13 CRT TV 55-60 Hours
20 LCD TV 4-6 Hours
20" Flat Screen TV 35-40 hours
46 Flat Screen TV 24-26 Hours
Laptop 40-44 Hours
Clock Radio Continuous
Window Air Conditioner (10,000 BTU) Up to 4 hours of continuous use.
Portable Fan Up to 100 Hours
Cordless Phone Continuous
Table light 40 W Continuous
Table light 60 W Continuous
**Please Note** The above calculations are based upon the individual items operating alone.
Please consult with electrician or local building department if a DC Disconnect is needed with your installation.
|Xantrex PowerHub 1800
| Inverter Dimensions (H x W x D):
|| 14.1" x 8.0" x 16.1" (35.8 x 20.3 x 41 cm)
| Battery Box Dimensions (H x W x D):
|| 13.9" x 13.9" x 20" (35.2 x 35.2 x 50.8 cm)
| Inverter & Battery Box Dimensions:
|| 14.1" x 21.9" x 20" (35.8 x 55.6 x 50.8 cm)
|Dimensions with Additional Battery Box
|| 14.1" x 35.8" x 20" (35.8 x 90.8 x 50.8 cm)
| Inverter Weight
|| 27.3 lbs
| Battery Box Weight:
|| 29.0 lbs
| Inverter Maximum Power:
|| 1800 Watts
| Continuous Power:
|| 1440 Watts
| Surge Rating:
|| 2880 Watts
| AC output voltage:
| AC output frequency:
|| 60 Hz +/- 1 Hz
| AC output waveform:
|| Modified sine wave
| Operating Temperature Range:
|| 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C)
| Storage Temperature Range:
|| -4°F to 140°F (-20°C to 60°C)
| Manufacturer's warranty:
|| 1 year
|Grape Solar 100 Watt Solar Panels
| Number of panels:
| Solar panel type:
| Panel Width:
| Panel Thickness:
| Panel Length:
|Charge controller included:
| Manufacturer's warranty:
|| Solar Panels: 10 year limited product warranty on materials and workmanship. 25 year warranty on >80% power output and 10 year warranty on >90% power output.
Charge controller: 1 year limited warranty for defects in workmanship and materials
|Set of 4 - 100 Ah Sealed Lead Acid Battery 12 Volts
| Battery Type:
|| 12 Volt AGM Battery
| Nominal Voltage (V):
|| 12 volts (6 cells in series)
| Nominal Capacity (AH):
|| 77 Degrees - 20-hr. (5.0A) 100 Ah, 10-hr. (9.3A) 93 Ah, 5-hr. (17.0A) 85 Ah, 1-hr. (60.0A) 60 Ah
| Approximate Weight:
|| 63.93 lbs (Total Weight for 4 = 255.72 lbs)
|| Z1 Post - 8.0 hole
| Maximum Discharge Current For 5 sec. (A):
| Maximum Charge Current (A):
| Ambient Temperature:
|| Charge: 0C (32F) ~ 40C (104F)
Discharge: -20C (-4F) ~ 50C (122F)
Storage: -20C (-4F) ~ 45C (113F)
| Expected Life (Under normal conditions):
|| 10 years
|| 12.17" (L) x 6.61" (W) x 9.16" (H)
8.30" (Container Height)
| Manufacturer Warranty:
|| 1 Year
How It Connects
Appliance & Device Run Times
Charge Controller Manual
|Frequently Asked Questions:|
Q: Does this solar power kit for home use come with everything I need to get started?
A: Yes it does. Since this plug and play solar generator comes with the solar panels, charge controller, inverter, batteries and cabling, you will only need small tools, including a screwdriver and pliers, to properly install the system. Any custom applications may of course require a quick visit to your local hardware store.
Q: Do I need an electrician to install this emergency power solar generator?
A: You do not need an electrician to install this solar power backup generator if you will be plugging your devices directly into the PowerHub. If you want to hook the system up to the electrical panel in your home, you will need to contact an electrician for installation.
Q: Are the solar panels designed with a frame?
A: Yes, each solar panel has an aluminum frame that can easily be screwed into for mounting purposes.
Q: Can the PowerHub Inverter and Battery Boxes be left outside?
A: No they cannot. The PowerHub and Batteries should be kept in a cool, dry location where the temperature does not dip below 32F nor exceed 100F.
Q: How long will it take to charge the solar backup generator kit in a wall outlet?
A: It will take approximately 16 hours to fully charge the system from a wall outlet.
Q: How long will it take to charge this solar generator with the included (5) 100 Watt solar panels?
A: When exposed to 100% direct sunlight, it will take approximately 12.5 hours to fully charge this solar generator.
Q: What types of ports does the inverter have?
A: The inverter has 4 AC outlets on the front of the unit, underneath the LCD Display Screen.
Q: Is the PowerHub 1800 computerized?
A: Yes it is. The LCD digital readout screen exhibits input and output power, battery level information and the amount of power available to charge the batteries.
Q: Will this solar powered generator for apartments power a heater?
A: Yes, this will power a standard 600 watt portable space heater on low for approximately 8 hours.
Q: Will this solar power generator system power a 110 volt sump pump and if so, for how long?
A: Yes this will power a 110 volt sump pump. For example: A 1/2 horsepower, 110 volt sump pump would be able to run for up to 5 hours with this unit.
• (1) Xantrex PowerHub 1800 Generator
• (1) Xantrex Extra Battery Box for the PowerHub 1800
• (5) Grape Solar 100 Watt Solar Panels
• (1) 25' of Pos. Solar MC4 to Bare end Cable (1) 25' Neg. Solar MC4 to Bare end Cable
• (1) 40 Amp Charge Controller
• (4) 100 AH Sealed Lead Acid Batteries
Please consult with electrician or local building department if a DC Disconnect is needed with your installation.
|Video for the Grape Solar 100-Watt Off-Grid Solar Kit:|
Video for the PowerHub 1800:
100% Recommend this product (3 of 3 responses)
Mechanicville, New York
November 30, 2018
Able to go off the grid with the essentials at peak time for more than 12 hours. Controlled with a timer.
Best UsesSave money when off the grid and definitely when you lose your utility too.
July 30, 2015
easy to install and set up. quiet and efficient. looking forward to many years of security.
November 13, 2014
So far so great!
At first I was a bit hesitant about getting into a solar generator not knowing about it and all but after speaking a few times with the reps I definitely felt confident about making the purchase. They basically need to know what items you are looking to run and some basic info on the wattage etc and they will size up the system accordingly. Installation was pretty straight forward for me but I got a little fancy and had the powerhub unit output to a sub panel so I could power particular outlets around the house. So far I have been running the system for a good month now and it runs my fridge, 2 tvs, microwave, c couple of lamps and computer. Im very happy with it so far. I definitely recommend this system for anyone who is looking for some back up power instead of a gas generator. I use the system to save some money on my electric bill. I will add some updates here if I notice any issues but so far so good!
ProsBatteries go inside the battery box everything is neat
Best UsesBack up power
18 Questions &
from OH asked:
October 31, 2019
What is the life expectancy of your batteries?
The average lifespan for SLA batteries is 3-5 years with proper maintenance. Thank you for your inquiry!
on November 1, 2019
from Vancouver, Washington asked:
September 12, 2019
Can This be charged with a trickle charger when not being used?
The batteries could be maintained with a trickle charger if need be. However, you can simply connect a DC input or AC input, which will drop down to a trickle charge once the unit is fully charged. Thank you for your inquiry!
on September 16, 2019
from Kingman Arizona asked:
September 2, 2019
Can you add additional batteries. With more amp hours???
The max recommended battery usage is (4) 100 AH batteries because they are housed in the included battery boxes. Theoretically, you could add additional battery in parallel off of the battery terminals in the unit. however, this is not recommended. Thank you for your inquiry!
on September 3, 2019
from Palm Springs CA asked:
July 19, 2019
How can I attach it to my electric panel to use it to save energy?
You can indeed configure a sub-panel to control which outlets in your home are powered by the solar generator. Please note this process requires an electrician. Please let us know if you have any additional questions or would like a recommendation based on your specific power needs. Thank you for your inquiry!
on July 22, 2019
from Florida asked:
December 8, 2018
Can I run this every day?? Like all my 110 items like lights TV and such??
The kit can be used daily, however, the number of items and corresponding run times will vary based on watt draw. Please provide us with what items specifically you are looking to run and we can advise if this kit is a good fit. We will wait for your reply. Thank you!
on December 10, 2018
from Seattle , WA asked:
November 9, 2018
Your add says nothing about mountain hardware for the solar panels? Is any included? How about wiriing harnesses?
The only mounting options available for purchase are the Optional Solar Panel Mounting Brackets, shown in the pull down add on menu. These are simple Z-brackets used for basic mounting. We do not carry wiring harnesses, but any additional items can be purchased at your local hardware or electrical supply store. Thank you for your inquiry!
on November 12, 2018
from Marquette, MI asked:
April 28, 2018
We live in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. During the winter months, this system would be used very little. What precautions should we take with this system? We will also have a 9K Generac propane generator.
The Earthtech Products Ultimate 4800 Watt Hour Solar Generator Kit with 500 Watts of Solar Power for Homes and Off-Grid features an operating temperature of 32°F to 104°F (0°C to 40°C). When not in use, you will want to keep the system fully charged to prevent depreciation of the battery. Thank you for your inquiry!
on April 30, 2018
from Houston tx asked:
April 23, 2018
What can be done to be able to run a8000 btu 6.2 amps window air. About 8 hours what would total cost to add what is needed
from howland, maine asked:
January 27, 2018
can this system be wired into my off grid house
Yes, the Earthtech Products Ultimate 4800 Watt Hour Solar Generator Kit is great for any off grid application. You can use this system in combination with a sub-panel to tie into your home circuit. Thank you for your inquiry!
on January 29, 2018
from USA asked:
August 24, 2017
Once installed is it permanent? For example, if I moved, would it be possible to uninstall and reinstall in the new location? Also, is there an issue if the roof has to be replaced (assuming that's where you install it)?
The solar panel installation does not have to be permanent. You can remove the solar panels and easily reinstall them in a new location. Typically, the most common mounting location is the roof of a home, cabin or RV. Thank you for your inquiry!
on August 25, 2017
from Dallas, Texas asked:
August 20, 2017
How would one set up the solar panels other than the roof. Is it possible to set onto a cement patio ?
We have had many customers successfully set up their solar panel array on a concrete base or pressure treated wood rack. This is quite common and fairly easy to configure. Thank you for your inquiry!
on August 21, 2017
from Lake Havasu AZ asked:
May 13, 2017
I only have room for 2 solar panels. could you hookup two-270 watt solar panels and run it okay?
The Earthtech Products Ultimate 1800 Watt Generator Kit can be customized with a different solar array to accommodate your dimension requirements. Feel free to contact us at 877-548-3387 for further assistance. Thank you for your inquiry!
on May 15, 2017
from co asked:
February 26, 2017
Is 1800 the surge watts? What is the maximum amount of solar panel watts can it handle example 8 100 watt panels is the max for this system. Thank you
The Earthtech Products Ultimate 1800 Watt Generator Kit features a Surge rating of 2880 Watts. It features a maximum solar input of up to 1500 Watts of Solar Power. Thank you for your inquiry!
on February 27, 2017
from Zionville, NC asked:
November 10, 2016
Can a wind turbine be added to this system, and if so, will it charge the batteries simultaneously with the Solar panels. What model and accessories are recommended to do this?
The Earthtech Products Ultimate 1800 Watt Generator Kit with 500 Watts of Solar Power is compatible with a wind turbine. The Solar and Wind power will charge the batteries simultaneously. Our most popular turbine is as follows:
We recommend use of a stop switch when operating a wind turbine:
Thank you for your inquiry!
on November 11, 2016
from Chalfont, PA asked:
November 6, 2016
Do these have to be mounted on the roof? Are there any other ways to mount them like on a pole or something like that?
The Solar panels included in the Earthtech Products Ultimate 1800 Watt Generator Kit with 500 Watts of Solar Power are designed to be mounted to the roof for optimal sun exposure. However, they are not limited to this application. We have had customer's in the past who use them with pressure treated wood racks, do your best to make sure they receive direct sunlight for as long as possible. Thank you for your inquiry!
on November 7, 2016
from Bullhead City, AZ asked:
August 11, 2016
When the back up is being used,is the battery being charge at the same time by the solar panels if used in the day time.And if so can i run it off the grid the whole day?
Yes, the Earthtech Products Ultimate 1800 Watt Generator Kit can be used while simultaneously charging the batteries. You can utilize the AC plug as well while running the Generator. Thank you for your inquiry!
on August 11, 2016
from Webster, FL asked:
July 19, 2016
I live in west central Florida and am most concerned with long term power outages. Can I run a Refrigerator and chest freezer on an unlimited basis as long as I have plenty of sunshine ?
If you have a standard size energy star fridge and an energy star chest freezer, this unit will be able to run those two items continuously with really no room for anything else. We have a larger unit with 1,060 watts of solar if you wish to run more items besides just the fridge and freezer that you can find here: http://www.earthtechproducts.com/1800-watt-solar-generator-1040-watt-panels.html
on July 25, 2016
from Los Angeles CA asked:
June 23, 2016
How big can this system scale? The documentation says you can add 5 panels to the basic 5 panel system for 2 times the power. But since the kit says it can handle 1800 Watts, is it possible to add 2 5 panel expansion kits?
With this particular kit with the 500 watts of solar, you can add (2) 5 panel expansion kits (See the green "Add More Power" tab above) giving you a total of 1500 watts of solar. If you have any additional questions feel free to contact us at 877-548-3387. Thank you.
on June 23, 2016