Here is a list of manufactures and some suppliers and info from phred's poop sheets. RVSOLARELECTRIC.com is real popular with disabled RVers
Heart Interface. (800) 446-6180. In WA (206) 872-7225. www.heartinterface.com
If you buy a Heart, use this same number for tech assistance.
Trace Engineering. (360) 435-8826. (www.traceengineering.com
) No 800#. That's OK. RV Solar Electric (below) has all their data sheets and has an 800#. Once you buy one, Trace will accept collect calls if you have problems.
STATPOWER. A very nice line of inverters. Make the highest rated true sine wave. (800) 668-0003. (www.statpower.com
EXELTECH. Very highly rated line of true sine wave inverters. (800) 886-4683. (www.exeltech.com
PowerStar Products. (800) 645-4004. (408) 973-8502. Use same 800# if have trouble.
INFO FROM VENDORS/DEALERS: Some send free stuff, some charge for catalogs. All are great, Honest, trustworthy.
RV Solar Electric. 14415 No. 73d St., Scottsdale, AZ 85260. (800) 999-8520. (602) 443-8520. (www.rvsolarelectric.com
) Nobody knows more about solar systems, inverters, etc., (for RV use) in this country than these people. This is where experienced RVers go. Call for their free informative newsletter/catalog. Get on their mailing list. Buy their book, the "RVer's Guide" (info on solar energy, inverters, much more) for $12. These people have been listed in no less than "The Whole Earth Catalog" (we're talking a big recommendation here), as having "What you need to know if you're going to live in an RV." Their info a "must have."
Real Goods Trading Corp. 555 Leslie St., Ukiah, CA 95482. (800) 762-7325. (707) 468-9292. (www.realgoods.com
) The "Solar Living Source Book" this company uses as a catalog is 690+ pages of valuable info. It's a text book on living a better way. An excellent staff of experts will answer your questions. The book costs $24.95. (But if you're a cheapskate, get your librarian to borrow a copy, if they don't have one, under ISBN 0-930031-82-2-etc.) Real Goods website has most of their info free. Another "must have."
Backwoods Solar Electric Systems. 1395 Rolling Thunder Ridge, Sandpoint, ID 83864. (208) 263-4290. (www.backwoodssolar.com
) No 800#, but they do return calls at their expense if you don't take advantage of them. Free Catalog/Planning Guide (is also the best source for generator selection info--they tell it like it really is) . This is another textbook. Good deals on inverter trade ins. Free periodic newsletter has latest tips and is most valuable.
West Marine. Box 50050, Watsonville, CA 95077. (800) 538-0775. (www.westmarine.com
) Giant catalog ($5 refundable) with page-after-page of tips, how-to's and product comparisons. You really need this catalog.
Wrangler Power Products NW. We spend big $ on equipment, then buy flimsy junk at RV and discount auto stores to tie it all together. Doesn't make sense. Do yourself a favor and get Wrangler's free catalog. Heavy-duty cables and connectors, fuse holders assembled to your specs, heavy-duty switches, lots more. Top quality. 4444 S.E. 27th Ave., Portland, OR 97202. (800)962-2616. (www.wranglernw.com