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Old 01-12-2014, 09:12 AM   #1
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Where is the voltage coming from?

While installing a solar charge controller on my 2012 Eagle sl 298 rls, I just happened to test the dc lugs at my pd4000. Got a reading of 0.10 volts. The solar panel was fully covered with a wool blanket, and the 30 amp fuse at battery was pulled. There was a wire to my breakaway still connected. Getting feedback from breakaway or was power getting thru four folds of blanket? Solar panel is connected via controller, to dc lugs on pd4000.

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Old 01-12-2014, 11:40 AM   #2
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1) Maybe voltmeter is giving false reading.
2) Maybe capacitor in charge controller or converter or some other device is still charged a bit. Otherwise, you have fortuitously found a way to make a solar panel produce electricity in the dark!

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Old 01-12-2014, 08:20 PM   #3
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I would venture to say that there is some light getting past your blanket. Interesting enough, I get a voltage reading in the middle of the night when the moon is shinning on the panel.
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