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Old 03-23-2016, 02:46 PM   #1
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Renogy Solar System

I completed installing a 400 watt Renogy solar system on my 2016 Greyhawk 31FS. I used it for three days out at the nascar race infield with no hook-ups and couldn't be more happy! Plenty of power all weekend. Next up is to convert to 2 6v batteries.
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Old 03-23-2016, 02:56 PM   #2
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What did the setup cost you ( if you don't mind)

Asking because lots of JOF members consider Renogy sometimes.

I have 200watts of Renogy and mine works very well
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The kit was around $800 which included the 40 Amp MPPT controller.

The remote panel, fuses, switches and wire added another ~$100.

Hope this helps!

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Not to be critical as it looks like a very nice and tidy install and the fact that you are happy with it so I am assuming it works well but.....

Depending on trailer orientation you will get some shading issues from your AC unit and possible your TV antennae. Are your panels connected in series or parallel?

I also don't see any sealant over the panel mounts. Potential leak there. You may want to address that.

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Hi Subaru297,

I don't mind you being critical, and I appreciate the comments.

The roof picture was taken before the solar panels were mounted and sealed...

My panels are in series, I wanted less wires and this is one reason why I chose the controller I did.

The placement of the panels only gets shaded at very low sun angles. I had to compromise between spreading the panels out, and yet still allow walk-around room. Also, I may want to add more panels later. I chose 400 watts with the very minor shading in mind. I always have the option of adding struts to angle the panels, but i probably never will need to. The remote panel shows 100% output from the panels most of the day.

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James, what kind of battery bank do you have now?
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I have (4) 12volt 80 amphour batteries. 320 amps of power.

200 watts of solar, is series , producing 19.8V ( optimal sunlight )

That translates to 14.4 volts charging at 12 amps per hour, or close to 70 amps per day ......

I'm all LED and have a 600 watt inverter dedicated to outlets behind my TV.
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Oh, sorry, different James........

Anyhow, that's what I have built out
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Oh, sorry, different James........

Anyhow, that's what I have built out
That's ok.. I want to hear about everyone's solar set up and I love looking at solar pictures.
I love Mustangs pictures of his controller set up.
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Hi Klassic,

I still only have the stock single group 27 flooded that came with the rig. I love Jmooney's battery set-up though! I'm probably end up with two batteries. I may add another 12V group 27 until it and and stock get weak, and then switch to (2) 6V big Trojans.

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