August 09, 2019 3 min read

Inergy Apex Solar Generator Buyer's Guide 

The Inergy Apex solar generator is an easy plug and play system. The Apex has many charge options and several plug in options. The generator is great for users looking for a back up generator or a camping solution.

Are you interested in buying an Apex? Have you already brought one and are trying to figure it out? The Inergy Apex Solar Generator Buyer's guide helps you figure out how to get your generator set up to work for you.  

In this guide we will be covering: 

    • How to Charge Inergy's Apex Solar Generator 
    • Solar Panel Setup for Inergy's Apex Generator
    • Store and protect your Apex Generator and Solar Panels 
    • Apex Accessories (LED Camp Lights) 
    • Increasing your Battery Capacity
    • Resource Links 

    (Note: If you are just looking for a pack that gives you all the cables and panels you need, then I recommend checking out the Inergy Apex Solar Generator Super Pack and the Inergy Apex Solar Generator PORTABLE Super Pack)

     

    How to Charge Inergy Apex Solar Generator 

    The Apex is easy to charge. You will have four options to charge the Apex.  You can only charge the Apex with one of the charge options at a time: 

    1. 12 Volt Car Charger:

      • Full charge: 9-10 hours
      • Charge the Apex from your car.
      • 6 ft cable car charger
      • Uses a car's DC charge port.
      2. AC Power Adapter:
        • Full Charge: ~11 hours 
        • The AC Adapter charges the Apex at 110 Volts/AC, 60 Watts.
        • Included with Apex
        • Full Charge: ~6 hours
        • Cuts the time of the standard AC adapter in about half.
        • Supplies 190 Watt (16A, 12.6V) 

      4. Solar Panels:

      Apex has a high current charging port for connecting solar panels to it. The following is the charge time in optimal sun light.

        • Linx 100W Panels Charge Time 
          • (1) 100W - 15-17 hours
          • (2) 100W - 7-9 hours 
          • (3) 100W - 5-6 hours
          • (4) 100W - 4-5 hours
          • (5) 100W - 2-4 hours
          • Solar Storm 100W Panels Charge Time 
            • (1) 100W - 15-17 hours
            • (2) 100W - 7-9 hours 
            • (3) 100W - 5-6 hours
            • (4) 100W - 4-5 hours
            • (5) 100W - 3-4 hours

          Solar Panel Setup for Inergy Apex Generator 

          • Linx 100 Watt Solar Panel 
            • Linx 100 Cable
              • Length option: 6 or 30 feet
              • You will need to purchase one EC8 cable for each solar panel that is connected to the Apex.
              • Typically, the 30 foot cable is for connecting the first panel to the Apex. The 6 foot cables are for connecting additional solar panels to the first panel connected to the Apex. 
            • Maximum number of panels for one Apex generator: 5
            • Waterproof, shatterproof, semi-flexible for most rugged terrain 
          • Solar Storm 100 Watt Solar Panel:
            • Solar Storm 100 Cable

              • You will need purchase one EC8 cable for each solar panel that is connected to the Apex.
              • Length options: 6 or 30 feet
              • Typically, the 30 foot cable is for connecting the first panel to the Apex. The 6 foot cables are for connecting additional solar panels to the first panel connected to the Apex. 
            • Maximum number of panels for one Apex generator: 5 
            • Rigid, aluminum framed

          Inergy LED Camp Lights 

          Increasing your Inergy Apex Battery Capacity: 

          • What type of battery can you connect: Any 12 Volt Deep Cycle Lead Acid, AGM, or Gel Cell battery can be connected to the Apex. DO NOT connect external lithium batteries not supplied by Inergy. Irreparable damage to the Apex or fire could result. These batteries can be found where you buy car batteries in store. 
          • How many batteries you can connect: we recommend connecting no more than 3,000 Watt Hours (238 Ah, 12.6V) of external batteries for best results. Remember, the maximum charge input of the Apex remains steady
            at 500 Watts. The more batteries that are connected, the longer they all take to charge.

          Learn more about the Apex

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