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Old 12-09-2019, 08:12 AM   #1
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Solar Cables

My 2017 cougar came with solar prep. I am trying to make the transition from the plug on the trailer to the mc4 cable.
This is the plug on my trailer. Is it the SAE cable end?

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Old 12-09-2019, 08:26 AM   #2
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Lots of places, including Amazon sell MC4 to SAE adapters. Assuming your input is wired like Zamp does it, make sure you get an adapter that puts the positive side on the shielded side.

At least check your existing wiring first.

Some SAE connectors are generally wired with the positive wire on the unsheathed “male” side. However, most Solar providers do it the other way around. Positive one the female side and negative on the male side.

You’ll need adapters that connect up that way, obviously.
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Yes it is the SAE cable end. Put a voltmeter across the terminals to verify that the insulated end is positive. Depending on your MC4 to SAE adapter cable, you may need to use a gender changer.
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[QUOTE=sanda;5068624]My 2017 cougar came with solar prep. I am trying to make the transition from the plug on the trailer to the mc4 cable.
This is the plug on my trailer. Is it the SAE cable end?

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Is this the cable I need?

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"Solar prep"?? I would be surprised if that connector is connected to anything.


You might as well get the correct MC4 chassis mount connector and avoid adapters and gender benders.
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