Our experienced team can design and install a safe system to suit your camping needs.
Not only do we get the fundamentals right, but we take pride in ensuring that it looks good too! We have an emphasis on safe and tidy cable work.
SERVICE & REPAIRS
Our team are experienced in fault-finding and repairs. If you’re experiencing ongoing niggles, or something just doesn’t seem right, then it probably isn’t!
We can take care of everything – from the little jobs, such as replacing your house batteries or cable repairs…right through to complete PV system overhauls or new PV system design and installation.
RV SOLAR CHECKS
Our signature RV solar check* is designed to ensure your power system will go the distance.
For a flat fee, we’ll give your batteries and solar system the once over giving you recommendations on what (if anything) needs to be done. This is a great option if you’ve just bought a new 4-wheeled baby, or as a preventative measure to ensure you don’t find yourself out in the wilderness with no power! A solar check is also the starting point for a new or improved solar set up. There are only so many hours in the day though – so contact us now to reserve your time.
* RV solar checks start from $99 and take approximately an hour (depending on the size and complexity of your system).
This article was recently published in the NZMCA magazine…
Got a problem with your solar system? Wish you could stay away a bit longer? You wouldn’t be the first. When it comes to solar for deep cycle batteries, DCPower, a family business in Palmerston North have become regular problem solvers for the many who have tried (and failed) to make solar work. In addition to inconvenience and frustration, inferior solar systems result in unnecessary battery replacements – so it makes economic sense to get it right from the outset.
“Many systems fail over time. Flaws aren’t always evident immediately (or easily attributed to solar) because for a period of time a battery will appear to be performing just fine…and then one day it won’t. Often this is incorrectly diagnosed as battery failure” says DCPower’s Managing Director, Darryl Crow. “Solar is simply a charging method for your battery and the key to successful self-sufficiency is in making sure that your battery is charged correctly. If it’s not then of course it will fail.”
The most common issues facing those with failing solar systems, are that their systems are incorrectly sized to suit their battery (or batteries). Batteries have different charging requirements depending on factors such as chemistry, capacity and expected depth of discharge. Your system should be tailored to suit your particular set up, and if you don’t get this right then over time your battery will suffer from either under or over-charging. These symptoms often go undiagnosed until it is too late resulting in costly battery replacements which still don’t fix the root cause of the problem.
DCPower offer turnkey solar solutions for recreational vehicles, upon which they have built a reputation for quality equipment and installation. Winners of the Supreme Business of the Year award at the 2016 Westpac Manawatu Business Awards, DCPower can design, install and repair solar systems from their large workshop in the heart of Palmerston North.
“We pride ourselves on our superior knowledge and honest advice. We treat each vehicle carefully as though it were our own, and I personally guarantee top-quality workmanship” says Darryl.