Disclaimer: We are not affiliated with Inergy Solar. This is all gear that we bought.
During Part II of our Solar Energy & The Road Ahead blog we became familiar with most of the capabilities of the Kodiak and how to charge it using an AC outlet.
It is now time to hit the road and take advantage of the ultimate source of energy.
You can probably use all different types of solar panels to harvest the power of the sun and charge the Kodiak. But these are recommended by Inergy. Use either one or the other, not both at the same time.
- The Predator 50W which is extremely light, modular and shatterproof.
- The Solar Storm 100W which weighs about 16 lb and is rigid, made of tempered glass.
Keep in mind that charge times will vary depending on the solar panels used, the sun conditions, and angle of panels.
By looking at the Volts measurement on the display and the blue light on the side of the box you will know if it is taking a charge.
Using the Predator 50W
Using the Solar Storm 100W
The following safety tips are provided from Inergy through their manual and website. We found them very useful.
Keep in mind that the AC Inverter inside the Kodiak provides 1,500 Watts Continuous with 3,000 Watts Starting Surge.
- The inverter shuts off at approximately 20% remaining battery. DC power is still available, but more battery capacity is needed to power the inverter (AC outlets).
- Any time the AC output limit is exceeded, the inverter may power off and go into safe mode. If restarting the Kodiak doesn’t restore AC power, plug into a charge source for 10 seconds and restart the system. AC power should be restored.
- Kodiak’s battery is a Lithium Nickel Manganese Cobalt Oxide (NMC) which is the newest generation Li-Ion rechargeable battery for high power applications. It is very light and can be used indoors. However, you do not want to ever replace it with another Li-Ion battery that is not provided by Inergy.
We still want to play with the car charger and the battery expansion. We are looking forward to taking the Kodiak on the road with us, come Spring and take full advantage of its capabilities.
To learn more about the Kodiak solar generator, visit https://www.inergysolar.com/. If you have any questions for us, we would love to hear from you!
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