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Old 05-19-2015, 09:58 AM   #1
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Installing solar

I want to install solar in my trailer.For now it will be a portable setup so I can move the panels around but I may eventually mount one or two panels to the roof at some point.
I will start with one 100W Mono rigid panel and likely add a second at some point (if I mount to roof).I plan to use a Morningstar Prostar PS-15 or PS-30.
I have a couple questions:

If anyone has a Jayco hybrid, where are you mounting the charge controller?I want to keep cable run from controller to batter less than 8, preferably less than 6
Is it ok to add a battery disconnect switch to the positive line in between the controller and battery for when I want to run a generator or connect to shore power (microwave or AC)?

Still working on fuse placement and sizing.


2015 Jayco x19H
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Old 05-20-2015, 06:22 AM   #2
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1) do not run a battery disconnect after the charge controller. EVER.. leave your solar on when running the gen it wont hurt anything..
2) My charge controller is in the front storage bay.. I drilled a hole large enough for the wires to go through in the floor then once the install was done filled it with expanding foam..

Mustang65 (Don) has a solar social group going on here you might want to check that out.
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