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Old 08-14-2010, 08:57 AM   #1
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solar panel wires?

I have installed a new solar panel on my 1994 Fleetwood Coronado RV.
It had a small factory installed solar panel which quit working.
The factory solar panel wires are in the AC housing.
One is Purple (positive) and the other is Black (negative).

I wanted to install a charge Controller for the new solar panel between the solar panel and the battery. I cannot find the other end of the Purple wire. I assume someone with a Fleetwood has already done this and knows where the wire goes.

Can anyone tell me where these wires go into the 12 volt system?
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I'm interested in the same thing so I'm reviving this thread...
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I can't help with the location, but if you are planning on installing a large panel you do not want to use the small gauge wire Fleetwood would have used with this panel. The reason is too much power is lost by running the more powerful panel through the small wires. Others have used 6 ga wire for a few hundred watts of panels successfully.

Lots of people, including myself, have been successful running new wires through the fridge vent to the basement and the charge controller.

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