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Old 07-13-2013, 01:53 PM   #1
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Hey folks,
Have a new to me rv with solar. My questions are about how to use the system.
Mostly when I'm plugged in to shore power, what changes should I make to the
Control panel(for lack of a better word)? Should I turn the inverter off or should I let it keep charging? These things I don't know. I hope some more knowledgeable people can explain these types of things.

Thanks in advance

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Old 07-13-2013, 03:27 PM   #2
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Hard to tell without seeing your coach. LOTS of solar info on this site, do a search.

Try RV Solar Electric Store for info. You can call them for info. How about inviting a good rv solar mobile mechanic to come visit you for an hour or two? How about calling some rv dealers and making an appointment to drop in for some advice?

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Old 07-13-2013, 07:39 PM   #3
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Personally the way ours is wired we have the inverter on almost all the time, even hooked up to shore power. It keeps our batteries charged and just in case we lose shore power we still have power to almost everything. I say almost everything because the first thing to get turned off and no power to it is the AC, microwave is next to have power cut off to it if needed. But that is how ours is wired.

Get the manuals, CAD drawings and anything else you can wheedle out of the coach manufacturer, engine and also transmission manufacturer. To save space in the coach see about getting them already on CD or see about what it would cost to have them scanned and transferred. If you can download them onto the computer is even better. If you do that you can search for things much easier than looking thru book after book.
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