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Old 08-05-2020, 07:07 PM   #1
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2000 SeaBreeze - where does solar panel connect

The closest wiring diagram I have (2002 tropical) shows the solar panel connected to the main fuse board at p7 through a diode. My board FWIW looks identical. However, I don't have anything connected to p7 at all. I assume this panel would be on the coach battery system somewhere, but I don't see it anywhere near this fuse panel.

Clearly a 2000 SeaBreeze isn't a 2002 Tropical, but I'd think the solar panel run should come into this area. Does anyone have a clearer idea of where it may be?

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Does the 20 year old solar panel even work?
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That's where mine was connected before removing it, wasn't doing much anyway. I installed 540 watts of solar six 6 volt batteries and 2000 watt inverter. Works great especially in the morning to make coffee and can't run the generator until 10 AM.
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Are you wanting that info for a future panel? If so donít bother, you wonít be using that run anyway. Youíll be running larger newer set up to a controller.
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I've tracked a parasitic drain to the panel itself. However I don't know where that run terminates inside the coach. I've already removed the panel and terminated/heat shrunk the wires on the roof. I want to remove the other end from the wiring as well. Just don't know where it terminates.

@chboone I have that same schematic, and the board is identical on mine, but there is no connection at the solar panel point. This leads me to believe it likely runs elsewhere in the coach and directly ties in with the house battery mains or a branch run somewhere.
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I had similar results in trying to find where mine terminated inside. I just terminated at roof.
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