Originally Posted by KiwiBruce
I have just been looking at the 2016 Owners manual, it states;
Your recreation vehicle has been wired with a (exterior) plug in that will allow the batteries to be trickle charged using a free standing solar panel. The solar panel kit is a customer purchased and installed option and is not supplied by Jayco.".
Based on what Jayco is saying here, I would probably say that if you are going to be putting SOLAR panels and using the "PreWired" setup, you may want to verify what size wire was used. The 2 things that would indicate that JAyco is not using a very big wire are:
- Batteries to be trickle charged (does not say anything about much amperage, and trickle charging is usually around 1 to 2 amps
- free standing SOLAR panel (This would indicate that it will only support a SMALL panel with LOW wattage/amps to MAINTAIN a FULLY CHARGED BATTERY.
Check with Jayco to see what size wire is used, before hooking up anything to the prewired setup.
As far as the type of connectors that are on the existing cables, you can always change them to the industry standard connectors, and use other mfr solar panels.
2013 Jayco Eagle 284BHS
250Watt Grape Solar Panel, MorningStar MPPT 60 Charge Controller
1500 Watt Ramsond PSI, 2 Trojan T145 Batteries (260Ah)
2 - AirSight Wireless IP Cameras (used as rear view cameras)
EnGenius WI-FI extender, D-Link wireless (n) modem
MagicJack Internet Phone
2012 Ford F150XLT, EcoBoost w/3.73
157" Wheel base, HD Towing Package
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