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Boats & Motorhome AC portable power

Providing portable AC power to Motorhomes, Caravans & Boats is a great way to extend the range and locations you visit at weekends or during your longer getaways. Our portable power soultion has been designed following the frustrations of the owner of Callidus when, while on a trip away to a remote location, access to mains power was impossible with a generator being too cumbersome and noisy. This provoked the thought that if Callidus has taken many houses and business off-grid, we must be able to do it for boats, caravans and motorhomes etc.

We provide solar, battery and inverter systems for all type of motorhomes, campers, caravans, vans, boats etc. However, we are happy to look at bespoke projects, for instances heavy-duty 4X4 trucks, canal barges, mobile catering or portable shops. 

Let us know how we can help and we will be more than happy to just supply the equipment or carry out the full installation.

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Motorhome & Campervan

For many people having a motorhome is about getting away from it all. With wild camping becoming more and more popular, having solar on the roof is a great way of making sure you can watch TV or enjoy a cup of tea without the hassle of a hook up. 

Here at Callidus we find out about you and how you want to use your mobile home, caravan, works van or a van conversion.  

Using Victron Energy equipment, we could achieve the following.  This was to provide sufficient power for high load devices such as hairdryers, straighteners, to boil a kettle of water, reheat a meal in a microwave, etc..  Also needed to be able to cope well with lower drawing devices, such as TV and lighting.

The Victron Energy equipment itself can be recharged in multiple ways; it can be recharged by a 12-volt alternator, typically in less than an hour from 80% discharged state.    

Additionally and simultaneously, it is also possible to recharge the unit from ridged or flexible  fixed solar panels via MPPT or PWM. Recharge time depends on the output of the panels & Wind Turbines. These methods of recharging can be used together to charge the unit faster or if the battery is low to add extra power to support the AC draw.    

The unit doesn't need to be recharged from 230 AC power as highlighted above but can be automatically recharged when you hook up on a site or when you return to the marina's shore power. The unit will detect the mains voltage and fully recharge itself ready for your next adventure.  

Callidus  can do all the work for you or design and supply the equipment and help you with commissioning, and it is up to you how much we get involved. Speak to Steve or Donna and discuss your options and see what is possible.

Motorboats & Sailboat AC Power

By adding an effective AC power supply to either an ocean-going vessel or inshore coastal craft, it can make all the difference when it comes to comfort and making your experience on the water great, in providing and allowing you to go and explore those far off places in the confidence that you will have a reliable power supply.

Boats & Motorhome AC portable power

Providing portable AC power to Motorhomes, Caravans & Boats is a great way to extend the range and locations you visit at weekends or during your longer getaways. Our portable power unit has been designed following the frustrations of the owner of Callidus when, while on a trip away to a remote location, access to mains power was impossible with a generator being too cumbersome and noisy. This provoked the thought that if Callidus has taken many houses and business off-grid, we must be able to do it for boats, caravans and motorhomes. After searching and travelling the world for the correct solution, nothing achieved the right criteria such as quality of materials, output in kW, recharging ability and longevity of the inbuilt lithium battery. 

Using Victronenerryequipmnet we  had to be able to provide sufficient energy to power high energy-drawing devices such as a hairdryer for 10 minutes, a set of straighteners for 10 minutes, to boil a kettle of water, reheat a meal in a microwave and still be able to do it all over again 3 times without being recharged.  also needed to be able to cope well with lower drawing devices, such as TV and lighting etc. All of these design criteria have been achieved and exceeded.

The unit itself can be recharged in multiple ways; it can be recharged by a 12-volt alternator, typically in less than an hour from 80% discharged state.

Additionally and simultaneously it is also possible to recharge the unit from fixed solar panels via MPPT or from non-fixed flexible solar panels. Recharge time depends on the output of the panels & Wind Turbines. These methods of recharging can be used together to recharge the unit faster or if the battery is low to add extra power to support the AC draw.

The unit doesn't need to be recharged from 230 AC power as highlighted above but can be automatically recharged when you hook up on a site or when you return to the marina's shore power. The unit will detect the mains voltage and fully recharge itself ready for your next adventure.

Mobile Solar

We see more and more people travel to remote locations with their Motorhome, Caravan, boats and even works vans. 

When they get to their location the can all suffer from the same problem, lack of power. At Callidus we can overcome that we a mobile solar solution, we can use the latest Victron fixed solar panels or the best quality flexible panels on the market.

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What our clients say

This is definitely the best place to buy solar panels, storage batteries and energy-efficient heaters. Amazing service and great value.

Frank Richardson, Coventry

We had a ten-panel domestic installation. The price was competitive, the installers and electricians were excellent, all up and running in a couple of days, friendly and helpful service through out.

Ken Streat, Devon

Callidus were extremely professional from start to finish with the installation at our unit. Dealing with their team was a pleasure.

Stephen Larkin, Devon

These guys were great, no pushy sales, just a great solution that works really well. We have batteries and solar from them, and it’s saved us a fortune on our electricity bills, with great advice on how to make the most of our dual rate tariff. Their technical knowledge is second to non.

Shaun O'Sullivan , Devon

The entire team at Callidus, from the top to the bottom, are amazing. Knowledge, support, passion to place the customer and their needs at the centre of the process, throughout all phases. Clear explanations with realistic expectations; no over inflated figures to close out a deal. I am so satisfied with their approach that I have already completed an expansion of my system; NOT because it didn’t perform as promised, but in fact we are generating more than expected so have increased the battery storage!! I am now looking to see if they can provide a windmill option to harness the overnight wind potential :)

Marcus Rowe, Cornwall

Brillant product,excellent communication with Steve , first-class installers. Would definitely recommend

Tosh Abbott, Dorset

Such a great team, James done a great job specifying what I needed and a very non pushy approach, all done at my pace, great site survey by Steve who explained what I was getting and why I needed certain things, Ross and Brian done a very tidy install and was a pleasure to have them on site working. They worked hard and got the job done to a very high standard, even answered my questions and explained how the system work. Thanks guys highly recommend!

Mark Cannings, Wiltshire

We live off grid in Cumbria and wanted to upgrade our electricity supply. We contacted Callidus and they were very happy to work with us. With excellent two way communication, they designed the perfect system for us which is easily expandable if we should need it in the future. They were happy to design the system and supply us the parts for us to install ourselves. They programmed the system and were on the end of the phone to help with installation and getting the system up and running. Their after sales service is excellent. It has improved our quality of life no end.

Jack Beach, Cumbria

Just had Callidus solar & battery storage installed .Donna lovely person to speak with, nothing to much trouble.
Brian the electrician, top class,explained everything to be done, very tidy work.
Ross did the panels explaining everything before he started,the finished job looks top class.
Thanks to Ross and Brian for what they did.

Stephen Welham, Devon

I found Callidus on Facebook and initially worried about using a company I knew nothing about for such a financial investment and being off-grid we had no mains electric to fall back on. However, there was no need to worry as Callidus have been professional from start to finish. Designing a solar system for our rural property, their customer service has been fantastic. From James and Steven initially advising on the system package, then Brian and Ross installing with expertise and precision, their attention to detail and quality of work has been excellent. I cannot thank Callidus enough for our solar electricity, truly improving our quality of life and home comfort.

Kerri Featherstone , Durham
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