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Author Topic: Solar Charger - Is it even worth it?  (Read 12445 times)

pokgunner

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Re: Solar Charger - Is it even worth it?
« Reply #30 on: February 25, 2012, 05:57:04 PM »
I've installed a much larger system that, with good sun, lets me dry camp for 5 days without running the generator.  The regulator I use can send 10% of the solar power to my chassis batteries.  The hardest part of the job was to figure out how  Winnebago ran the original wiring and how to access it to run my wireing.  Clearly who ever designed the wireing layout never expected to have to work on it.    I plan on connecting the small panel, that Winnebago installed, to a  fan to help the refrigerator.  But the refrigerator is in the slide out and I have not yet figured out how to get to the wireing that goes to the refrigerator.

DonTom

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Re: Solar Charger - Is it even worth it?
« Reply #31 on: February 26, 2012, 12:18:02 AM »
But those little 10-15W panels were essentially worthless anyway.
The 15 watt or less panels might be worthless--but I wouldn't knock the RV manufacturers for it. The wiring is NOT worthless and it can usually handle a lot more solar panels, making the job of adding more solar panels MUCH easier.

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