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Old 01-20-2015, 09:29 PM   #1
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1995 Dolphin solar panel

Have a solar panel mounted to front a/c cover on top. Assume its a JRV product. Not sure if it works or if it has a on/off switch. Any help would be really appreciated.. Will take pics tomorrow
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Old 01-21-2015, 05:18 PM   #2
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I have a 12V schematic that indicates the solar panel is not switched, rather controlled by a diode on the 12V coach battery part of the Battery Control Circuit Board.

The battery control was produced by RV Custom Products, Santa Fe Springs, CA.

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Old 01-21-2015, 05:37 PM   #3
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Diode just prevents any "back feed" when the output is low.
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The solar panel is to small to need a switch or controller, only 15 watt. It is just for maintaining not charging the batteries. Attached is a schematic of the RV Custom Products 12V power distribution board. Don't know if it applies to your coach.
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Old 01-21-2015, 09:12 PM   #5
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Great, thank you all. Now i have something to go on. The a/c cover is blown to hell and that solar panel is mounted to it. I may just remove it when I replace the cover.
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