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Old 08-05-2011, 04:58 PM   #1
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solar panel not working

Hi all,

I had a low chassis battery and used my booster to start the engine and since then i have noticed that my solar panel is not charging. It is controlled by a RV-30d charge controller and this shows the voltage of both banks. They are both now reading approx 12.5v. The solar panel used to provide about 4 amps...now...zero. The lights on the panel do not light up either. I have checked the fuses for the panel in the battery box and all seems ok. Maybe I spiked the controller when I boosted the battery??? Is there another fuse inside the controller that I do not know about???
Any ideas????

Thank you


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Old 08-05-2011, 05:09 PM   #2
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Pull the controller out and look for the two wires from the panel. Check voltage there. If you have voltage, then check voltage out. If zero, then replace the controller.

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Old 08-05-2011, 06:30 PM   #3
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Thank you for that quick response. I will check it out in the morning when I have some sun. I am assuming that I will need to disconnect the two battery + connections??


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