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Old 07-28-2009, 10:43 AM   #1
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Solar Panel Hook-Up

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Perhaps someone can help me with this solar hook-up question.

I have 4 six volt batteries hooked-up as in the diagram below for 12 volt power to the house. I want to hook up a solar panel(s) to keep the batteries charged during coach storage. I want a simple system basically -panel(s)-regulator-batteries. My question is where do I hook up my solar panel(s) ( -) (+) wires to the batteries to get balanced charging to all 4 batteries. Thanks Allen
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This link should help. About 3/4 down the page it show the connection for 4 6 volt battries. http://partsonsale.com/learnwiring.htm
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For whatever it's worth, my solar panel leads from the controller has the positive lead connected to the battery terminal where the positive battery cable goes to the battery control center on the coach, and the negative lead from the controller is attached to the battery terminal where the battery cable goes to the ground connection on the chassis frame.

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Old 07-28-2009, 01:35 PM   #4
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adavid, don't forget to install an inline fuse in the positive wire from your controller to the batteries. I also installed a disconnect switch in the same wire.

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Hi Thanks all for your help. What are the outputs of your panels. And if fused what size fuse. Any other suggestions???? Thanks Again

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I see you have a Newmar Ventana. Many manufacturers place the wiring for the Solar Panel on all Coaches. You may want to call Newmar and ask them if the wires are in place and where.
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[quote=adavid7980;527807]Hi Thanks all for your help. What are the outputs of your panels. And if fused what size fuse. Any other suggestions???? Thanks Again

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I have two 120 Watt panels. Output is dependent on angle to, and amount of available sunlight. My positive lead from the controller terminates at the positive post of the house batteries. I installed a 30 amp fuse in the battery compartment in this line close to the battery post. This lead after all is hot at all times, and as such needs to be fused.

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