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Old 07-28-2016, 12:33 PM   #1
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Solar panel Fuse

My buddy is out camping in his 2008 Holiday Rambler 40' Scepter. He is trying to get output from Solar panels but figures he has a bad fuse.....?? he has no access to internet and asked me to see if any forum members could help. I have know idea if there even is a "fuse" or where it might be located. I also do not know make or wattage of panels......
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Solar panel Fuse

Not much to go on... Check for a fuse or circuit breaker near the solar controller - one coming from the panels to the controller, another from the controller to the battery bank. Could be a combiner box with one or more circuit breakers or fuse - could even be on the roof.

A meter to troubleshoot with would be a good thing.
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unless the panels were installed by the coach manufacturer, the rest almost all were custom installed. there are no certain design patterns that the installers could follow thus no way to know where those fuses are if there are any on the panels. i installed mine; i placed an inline fuse on the positive lead on each panel in the combiner box. others might do it differently. i have seen mc4 connector with a fuse built in.

as above post said, most would put a fuse or breaker on the input as well as the output on the controller. start from battery bank, back-trace/check the voltages, with patience you should be able to find where the gremlin is at.
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