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Old 04-03-2014, 02:30 PM   #1
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Question PV Cable in Refrigerator Vent

Howdy all!

I asked this question over in a 'Solar Power' thread in the Boondocking forum but it appears to have gotten lost in the conversation. Apologies for the duplication.

I am installing solar PV panels on the roof of my class A. I'm going to follow the lead of others and run the cable down the refrigerator vent.

Question: Is any protection for the cable necessary? I understand that avoiding the hot propane burner area is necessary. From what I've read, folks are just feeding the cable down and that's it.

Thanks for the help!
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JD, about the only thing I would say is to use some non-metallic cable staples to secure the cables from flopping around. These are a small plastic strap with nails at both ends, large enough for your cable. If this is not appropriate for your circumstances, use some cable ties and secure them in some fashion. If you want you can place wire loom over the cables for added protection. That's about all you should require.
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Mine are run down the refrigerator vent. A few tie wraps to keep them on place.
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Thanks everyone. The cables are now installed! All that remains is to mount the panels and plug them in.
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Yay! I just mounted the first panel (325 watt), plugged it in, and we are making electricity!!! Sorry, no good measurements yet.
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