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Old 04-29-2014, 10:51 AM   #11
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Actually I don't..... Guess because of that, I'm extra cautious, however - the time will probably come that I'll make a mistake and sparks will fly. How do you suggest they be protected, other than a cover on them until they're used? Originally thought of shortening one by 10-12", but they can still touch.. Thought about hooking them to the battery FIRST, then attaching the connection to the panels, but didn't know if that was good or not.
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Old 04-29-2014, 12:08 PM   #12
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You could put in an inline switch (10amp rating) on the positive clamp end, or at the controller end. That should do it. The reason I say this is because the panels will be producing voltage/amps with being supplied with even a little light. I would hate to see the charge controller short out, if the output is not fused.
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The single black box in the very center appears to be your charge controller. I would suggest a minimum of 8ga from it to the batteries and to keep the distance under 10'. Also add a cable lock from a hard point on the RV to the panels.
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Old 04-29-2014, 02:23 PM   #14
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I must be blind as I could not find the 80watt panels or the solar charge controller on the website.

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Here's an EBay link with the exact same kit - it has some specs..

http://www.ebay.com/itm/160-Watt-Por...item3f329d0d85
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