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Old 04-09-2022, 07:43 AM   #1
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Newmar Factory 10W Solar Panel

I have a small 10W solar panel that came from factory with my Dutch Star that connects to the chassis battery by means of a (+) and (-) cable. Does anyone know where in the coach the actual solar controller is actually mounted?

I have looked everywhere and cannot find it, I want to replace this panel and controller fir a higher wattage (+/- 95W).

Any help in locating the sonar control box would be helpful. Thank you

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With a 10W panel no solar controller required.
See attached Newmar small solar panel info PDF. Good Luck!
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Old 04-09-2022, 09:57 AM   #3
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With a 10W panel no solar controller required.
See attached Newmar small solar panel info PDF. Good Luck!
That document shows an indicator light. I haven't found an indicator on my 2021 Canyon Star. (haven't really looked in the hatches well though). Do you guys have an indicator?
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I can't say where the , solar charge indicator is mounted , on newer coaches but on my vintage DS , it's on the dash above the radio .
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As has been said, there is no controller, as 10 watts is not enough to need one. So, if you are upgrading to a bigger panel you will need to add a matching controller.
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With a 10W panel no solar controller required.
See attached Newmar small solar panel info PDF. Good Luck!
Great info, thank you. This was my suspicion since it is such low wattage, but speaking to the manufacturer of the panel, they told me differently. I will go under the assumption and the info you provided and try an upgrade.

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I can't say where the , solar charge indicator is mounted , on newer coaches but on my vintage DS , it's on the dash above the radio .
I do not have any type of LED indicator either. Thank you
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Thank you fir the info. Very helpful.
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