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Old 07-10-2011, 01:45 PM   #1
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Solar Panel Problems

This post is as result of seeing similar problem posted last year by another Beaver owner.
Was having the same odd electrical problem with the House Batteries discharging quickly on my '96 Monterey. This began after removing the cover from my rv after being covered all winter and the sun began shining brightly in our area. Traced the cause to the polarity being reversed by checking the polarity at the inline fuse. Disconnected the fuse and the discharging ceased and the charge on the house batteries have been good now for a couple of weeks. Suspect that the wires were switched sometime in the past before I bought the unit last fall.
Now I have a problem. I cannot find the charging controller for the solar panels and don't really want to remove the panels from the roof to check the connections at the panels as this will ruin the new roof sealing job I just had professionally done at the tune of $2k. Any good ideas on where the controller might be or how to get to the backside of the panels without removing the mounting brackets from the roof? captainbob

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Old 07-10-2011, 02:19 PM   #2
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I believe the controller should be installed as close to your panels as possible if installed correctly and preferably close to your batteries but not in the same compartment.
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