Solar connections

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Jeanfc
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Solar connections

Post by Jeanfc »

Hi,
I have a zanzibar 1999 and want to install a solar panel on the roof. How i can reach the house batteries, what is the best way

Thanks for your help.

Safaritoonces
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Post by Safaritoonces »

One way is to run down near the fridge vent, thru the roof, then floor, that way you don't have to deal with the walls. On my coach the fridge is the same side as the battery bay so the run is short.
Robert and Bev Lewis
2000 Safari Continental, since 2017
3126B Cat, 330hp
MD3060 Allison
Bowen Island, BC

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Jeanfc
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Post by Jeanfc »

Thanks for your help

TDJohn
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Post by TDJohn »

Jean,

What ever route you take, try your best to place the solar charge controller as close to the batteries (but not next to them) as possible. It is very important to keep the wire run between the charge controller and the batteries as short as practically possible, and use heavy gauge wire, especially if you are not able to keep the wire run short.
John
'95 Serengeti, Cummins C8.3-300
Allison 6spd.

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