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Old 03-20-2010, 10:52 PM   #1
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Solar Panel & Chassis Batteries

I have a 2002 Journey DL 36GD and want to have the small solar panel charge the chassis batteries instead of the house batteries...they are being charged by larger solar panels. My question is where does the positive wire from that small solar panel connect at? I see the wire go down the refridgerator vent, but don't know where it comes out. I want to move it from where ever it is and connect it to the chassis batteries. Thanks.
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Old 03-20-2010, 11:09 PM   #2
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My large solar panel is connected to a controller that sends 90% of the charge to the house batteries and 10% to the chassis battery. I never could find where the factory 10 watt panel was connected to the battery circuit.
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Old 03-21-2010, 03:17 PM   #3
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solar panel & chassis batteries

Does the solar panel positive wire connect behind the panel where the solar led light and battery voltage switch for house and chassis is located?
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Old 03-23-2010, 10:12 AM   #4
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In 2006 when we had our solar panels installed by AM Solar in Springfield, OR, they hooked up the panels to the chassis battery also. They took off the small panel that came with the RV, sold it, and sent us a check for $40. I don't know if they still do that though in these economic times.
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