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Old 06-30-2012, 06:16 AM   #1
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Solar panel DC output

I purchased a 2008 Daybreak with a 5 watts solar panel mounted on the roof. Looking to verify that it actually produces DC voltage to the batteries. Does the power go to the coach or engine batteries? Where would I check the voltage with a volt meter?

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The little 5 watt panels are usually wired to the engine (chassis) battery. Try measuring the voltage on the engine battery with and without the panel covered.


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The small 5 watt solar panel is put up there to 'maintain' your coach battery while not in use. Its not big enough to 'run' anything. If you would like to check its output you'll have to locate its wiring and if you can't do that easily you'll have to remove the wiring from your coach battery post's and put a meter there to detect the voltage going to your coach battery.You can't measure its output when its connected to the battery.
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The 5watt panel will produce about .3 of an amp max so doubt you will see much change in the voltage.
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