Originally Posted by Skibane
When driving about, your Jeep's alternator is capable of producing several thousand watts of DC power.
With all that power already available, why would you need a puny 100 watt solar panel?
I understand that. Let me give some back story.
My new to me 2008 class c only really has room for about 300w of solar without moving vents. Bought a new inverter/charger and 500ah lithium, 500w solar etc and due to a poetential massive electrical and cabinet rework the whole lot went back and will tackle the job next year instead.
Now enter 2 of my 4 Lifeline Agms and 300w of portable Renogy solar.
I mounted 200w on my exo roof bars and yeh fit well. I kept one 100AH lithium battery (Chins with battery heater and Bms)
Will use this in camp and can potentially run the rv for me. The other 100w I have in the rv and can use it for rv or jeep.
I will run tye agms down to 20% so giving me 300ah total and 300w solar.
I can park the rv in tye shade and deploy the panels.
Battery is about 30lbs.