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Old 02-16-2016, 08:16 AM   #11
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Sebring.. where your wires come down inside you can get some automotive split loom to cover the wires then paint the loom to match the RV wall... tip use duplicolor's adhesion promoter to help the paint stick to the loom
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Old 02-16-2016, 12:54 PM   #12
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Sebring.. where your wires come down inside you can get some automotive split loom to cover the wires then paint the loom to match the RV wall... tip use duplicolor's adhesion promoter to help the paint stick to the loom

I would not have thought of that. Thanks!

In the meantime, my two 150W panels arrived safely. I hope to work on the control panel this weekend.
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Here is the latest. I am waiting on some more bits to finish this part. The positive and negative cables are of equal length. The terminal posts in the upper left will connect to the solar panels via the combiner box. The terminal posts in the lower right will connect to the battery and the inverter.







With the recent snow melt, I was able to get a good look at the roof and it appears that I will have to run the cables down the refrigerator vent. I am somewhat queasy about the idea of drilling a hole in the fiberglass before the transition to the Alpha-Ply roof. Also, I will have to break down and spring for the AM Solar rocker mounts due to the roundness of the roof.
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Old 02-22-2016, 05:29 AM   #14
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Very nice!
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Very nicely done!
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Thanks!

I am waiting on 4 AWG butt splice connector which I will turn into a pin connector after a few passes with a Dremel cutting wheel. This is for all the 4 AWG connections inside the Tristar. I will post some pics of the work.
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Nice install so far.

The Trimetric TM2030 that you have installed pairs really well with the SC2030 and adds a bunch of programability over using dip switches and additional monitoring capability. If you didn't have the Morningstar already I would recommend it. Morningstar is a great controller as well from what I have read.
Something to keep in mind for other readers maybe.

I really like that 60amp breaker you found. I resorted to some cheap automotive breakers that I don't have a lot of faith in even though I see them used often.

Keep the updates coming.
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Old 02-25-2016, 09:14 PM   #18
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More stuff came in the mail today. I received 4 AWG butt splice connectors which I modded into pin connectors. I used a Dremel to score the barrel forward of the wire stop. I then notched out about a third of the barrel with the brazed seam line at the center of the cut-out. And, I shaped it to fit with a hammer.











I also received a set of Blue Sea feed through terminals and matching insulators. I plan on installing these at the top of the refrigerator vent like so....





And I am waiting on the delivery of my remote cables as I plan on fishing all the wires from the refrigerator to the controller sub panel one time.
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One additional suggestion. I would recommend installing the 2 terminals on the fridge vent in a 4x4 water proof electrical box as the connections may become rusted or oxidized over time. If not purchase the red battery terminal coating spray coating from a auto parts store and coat all the bare metal parts.

Just a suggestion.

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This works pretty good too
Gardner Bender 4 fl. oz. Liquid Electrical Tape - Black-LTB-400 - The Home Depot
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