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Old 11-19-2021, 07:32 PM   #1
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Newmar 2903 solar question

I have a 2016 2903 and planning on installing a 250 watt panel, 37 volt, 8.5 amp. I need some suggestions on the placement. I did run the solar connector wiring down the vent and into the electrical area in the bathroom but that can be changed. Also where is a good place for the inverter? I plan to use a victron charge controller.
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I have a 2016 2903 and planning on installing a 250 watt panel, 37 volt, 8.5 amp. I need some suggestions on the placement. I did run the solar connector wiring down the vent and into the electrical area in the bathroom but that can be changed. Also where is a good place for the inverter? I plan to use a victron charge controller.
My solar charge controller is located in the bay right near my inverter. It's a clean area.
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How did you route the wires to that bay?
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How did you route the wires to that bay?
The wires from the solar panels are run down the vent for the absorption refrigerator.
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In general, you want your inverter to be close to the batteries. A 1,000 watt inverter will pull 100 amps at full load which will require big wire or even bigger if it is more than a few feet away.

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I have 2 170 watt GoPower panels mounted on the left front corner of the roof. Since I have Renogy LiFePo Smart Batteries with the RJ-45 connectors on the top. They are not water proof, I moved my batteries to the compartment behind the right front tire. My Victron MPPT 100/50 and 500A smart Shunt in the same compartment. Discount Solar in Quartzite were able to route the cables down behind the refrigerator under the cabinets to the compartment. I can add more panels if needed. So far, I am back to 100% charge by 10 am when boondocking. I have not run the heater too often yet.
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Excellent, I am down the chimney, so to speak, so tomorrow it's horizontal to the front bay!
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