Caravan Repair Centre


Your caravan should be comfortable and have everything you need


A caravan battery and solar system is an essential part of caravanning if you want to reduce costs & improve your caravanning experience.

When you choose a caravan solar system and battery, you no longer have to worry about stopping at powered sites or caravan parks. You’re ready to continue the adventure for as long as you want, no matter where you end up. But you will need the right system to do this. 

Installing a caravan battery and solar system to your vehicle improves your caravanning experience, and reduces your carbon footprint. You get all the power you need from the sun, reducing your greenhouse gas emissions. 

A caravan battery and solar system is an essential part of caravanning if you want to reduce costs & improve your caravanning experience.

The size of the battery and solar system you will need depends on what you want it to power, and for how long. When drained flat, the battery and it’s operation will become damaged, and the battery may need to be replaced. 

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There are four main aspects to a caravan battery and solar system:

  • The solar panels, regulator, battery and inverter.
  • Solar panels collect direct current energy to charge the battery.
  • The regulator ensures the battery is charged correctly.
  • The battery supplies power directly to your direct current appliances.
  • Inverters are then used to power the alternating current appliances.
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There are two main types of Caravan Solar Panels:

Monocrystalline and Polycrystalline. The main difference between the two is the type of silicone solar cell they use.


 Monocrystalline solar panels have solar cells made from a single cell of silicon and are more efficient, and more expensive.

Polycrystalline solar panels have solar cells made from multiple silicone fragments melted together. The electrons have less room to move, and the power generated from these panels is less efficient. However they are still a good option for a caravan solar system, and they are also less expensive.


They are a type of lead-acid deep cycle battery.
The absorption of electrolytes into a fibreglass mat is what powers Absorbed Glass Mat batteries. These batteries have a lower internal resistance, can handle higher temperatures and self-discharge slower than other batteries.

A Gel Cell is a valve regulated Lead-Acid Deep Cycle Battery with a Gel Electrolyte. These batteries do not need to be stored upright. The evaporation of electrolytes, spillage and corrosion issues that other batteries face are eliminated in this type of battery. Subsequently, they have a greater resistance to extreme temperatures, shock and vibration.

Lithium batteries, also known as lithium-metal batteries, are primary batteries that have lithium as an anode. They stand apart from other batteries in their low discharge rate, slimline footprint, rapid recharge rate and operator usability.

If you’re looking for a knowledgeable team to help you decide what system works for you, and perform your Caravan Battery and Solar System installation, Caravan Repair Centre is the place for you. 

Speak to one of our experienced team members on to ensure your caravan battery and solar system is the best overall choice for you.

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