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Old 01-21-2015, 07:37 AM   #15
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Darn, I hit the reply when I tried to edit.

Anyway, as I was trying to say I am pretty sure I can drill a hole in the side of the exhaust pipe from the holding tanks and run the wire down the pipe and back out the side of it where it passes thru the cabinets. Of course plugging up those little holes with epoxy etc. this keeps me from having to drill thru the roof or walls. And then it's straight to the fuse box for the same cabinet. I'll have to get some pretty thick cable to make up for the distance to the batteries. I'm going to put 4 6 volt golf cart batteries up front wired to the 3000 watt inverter. Going to put in a transfer switch so I can use the solar instead of the darn genny.

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Old 01-21-2015, 07:47 AM   #16
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Most will say NOOO, but I used 3-36 volt 225 watt panels in series and only needed 12 gauge wire to the controller, that I located near the batteries.

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Old 01-21-2015, 03:41 PM   #17
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Using higher voltage reduces the need for larger cable but that usually means hooking the panels in series. Panels in series are more prone to issues with shading. This system is small enough I wanted them in part all to reduce shading issues. A few hundred watts at 12v isn't too bad. The heavy cables are absolutely needed for battery to inverter with a shunt in between. Especially a 3000 watt inverter.

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