Originally Posted by bono
- Would this be an issue to have the panels in front of the trailer (on the roof) and the batteries in the back of the trailer? Somebody mentioned that the inverter needs to be as close to the batteries as possible. Is there such a rule for the solar panels and the batteries?
There are a few basic rules for SOLAR installations:
- The INVERTER (12VDC to 110VAC) needs to be as close to the batteries as possible.
- The SOLAR Charge Controller (PWM or MPPT types) need to be as close to the batteries as possible.
- The higher voltage portion of the SOLAR circuit (Panel/Controller/Batteries) is the SOLAR panel, so the longest wire run should be between the panel(s) and the SOLAR charge controller. Higher voltage means less of a voltage drop.
2013 Jayco Eagle 284BHS
250Watt Grape Solar Panel, MorningStar MPPT 60 Charge Controller
1500 Watt Ramsond PSI, 2 Trojan T145 Batteries (260Ah)
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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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