Originally Posted by james621
Hello everyone. We just purchased a 145w solar panel for our rig. Our pace arrow has a 9100 model pd9155 inverter in it. 900w 55amp. My question is are this a decent inverter for battery charging? Any issues wiring the solar panel to it? I was looking into possibly upgrading to a four stage battery charger 1000w inverter. Overkill maybe? Thanks for your replys
First off, the PD9100 series is a 120vac to 12vdc power CONVERTER and battery charger. An Inverter takes 12vdc and inverts it into 120vac. The PD9155 is a fine charger and all you need.
As far as your 145w panel, you would need a charge controller. Generally speaking, you would connect the solar to the battery bank or at an un-switch spot on the BBC so it will charge during storage. I don't have a high watt panel, so check the docs on the controller for a proper connection, or wait for a more experenced solar user.