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Old 09-09-2016, 04:57 PM   #1
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Zamp Solar and Battery Disconnect Used

I have a 20 WATT Zamp Solar Panel on top of my 2014 Fleetwood Southwind 32vs. It is hard wired thru my Front AC box. It was installed on top of that external AC unit.

When I store the unit, I usually push both the Battery Disconnects to isolate the circuits drawing on the battery.

The RV was used with I got it, and I found nothing on the unit to describe the unit or how it is wired.

Zamp Solar support has told me that this unit is likely designed to 'trickle charge' my battery during long periods of storage.

Has anyone done this and is it normally wired directly to the battery so when the Battery Disconnect are pushed, the trickle continues from the solar panel on top?

Mike DeCastra
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Old 09-09-2016, 05:10 PM   #2
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I doubt that it is a 20 watt panel as there is not much room on an AC unit. My 2002 Southwind 32VS had a 5 watt panel. There was an LED light inside on the forward AC unit that indicated that the panel was producing some power. It was unaffected by the battery cut-off switches.

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Old 09-09-2016, 05:21 PM   #3
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Thanks and I hope it is not impacted with disconnect. Here are the specs I used to determine my unit.
Solar Panel (Watts) Amps Length (in.) Width (in.) Height (in.) Weight (lbs.) 5 Watt Panel 0.29 11 7.5 5/8 1.45 10 Watt Panel 0.57 17.5 7.5 1 2.55 20 Watt Panel 1.14 18.5 13.5 1 4.85
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