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Solar panal installed

Unread postby jankej on Tue May 11, 2010 8:57 pm

I installed a 50W solar panal a few week ago. See photos
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Re: Solar panal installed

Unread postby pwall on Tue May 11, 2010 10:05 pm

Looks good.
How's it working so far ?
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Re: Solar panal installed

Unread postby bobnliz on Wed May 12, 2010 10:18 am

That's very cool, indeed. Will be interested to hear how it works out. Lizzy
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Re: Solar panal installed

Unread postby mikhen on Wed May 12, 2010 6:50 pm

Nice. Can you post some info on what you are powering with it? Or just a charger?
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Re: Solar panal installed

Unread postby Limey on Wed May 12, 2010 7:47 pm

Looks like a nice install - what's the performance like? Does it keep the batteries charged OK?
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Re: Solar panal installed

Unread postby jankej on Thu May 13, 2010 1:58 pm

50 watts in enough to keep the battery fully charged with limited electrical usage. I don't need to plug in at all when the trailer is parked by by house with casual usage. The solar charge controller has two stage (higher voltage charge and low voltage float) that I think will take better care of the battery then the on board power converter. I think I would need 100-150 watts of solar power and another 12V battery for my typical camping style. I have not found a battery box that hold two 12V's yet.


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Re: Solar panal installed

Unread postby Limey on Thu May 13, 2010 5:50 pm

Thanks for the reply! That sounds cool - I may have to consider doing something like that too - however, I do have twin Honda 2000's, so may be not, eh? :mrgreen: LOL :mrgreen:
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