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Old 05-28-2016, 05:40 PM   #71
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Here's the photo with dimensions. I thought this would keep the shadow from the A/C at a minimum and would partially block air flow while driving. Could put one behind the vent also and one in front instead. What I meant on the Sticky feet was 2 on each side as it's almost square equals 8 times 2 is 16. I suppose I could get by with 2 each on the slightly longer side and 1 each on the other sides.
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Old 05-29-2016, 01:16 PM   #72
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If you scroll way back on this thread, you'll see Wolfwhistle's 150watt Renogy panels that I may get. I know 200 watts total at 11amps isn't going to recharge the house batteries after a 45-60 amp draw down daily. Definitely need 300 watts at 17+ amps. So either 3x100 watt or 2x150 watt. I like Renogy even if it's a few bucks more. Good customer service.
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Old 06-11-2016, 08:56 PM   #73
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Almost ready to buy everything. Saved up Amazon gift cards.
HopHed, which panels did you buy again? I went on the roof today with a template and the Renogy 150 watt panels won't fit without getting too close to the A/c and have a shadow or too close to the vent and back of MH. Will have to either go with 3x100watt or 2x160watt from another brand. Renogy had the 150 watt panels of sale this weekend on Amazon, but can't use them.
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Here are the two links for the panels on ebay. I got the ones from everbright (165 watt) and put an offer in for the panels less the shipping price and it was accepted. I believe both panels are the same size or very close. Let me know if any questions.

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2X 165 Watt Solar Panels Charging 12 Volt Battery High Efficiency Made in USA | eBay
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Old 06-11-2016, 10:11 PM   #75
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Here are the two links for the panels on ebay. I got the ones from everbright (165 watt) and put an offer in for the panels less the shipping price and it was accepted. I believe both panels are the same size or very close. Let me know if any questions.

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Old 06-12-2016, 01:15 AM   #76
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Here are the two links for the panels on ebay. I got the ones from everbright (165 watt) and put an offer in for the panels less the shipping price and it was accepted. I believe both panels are the same size or very close. Let me know if any questions.

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If one was to buy 2 kits of the 2x 165 panels what controller do you recommend from the same seller? I see they offer a 20amp.
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If you are buying 4 panels the 20 amp controller will not be enough. Each panel will put out about 9 amps each at ideal conditions. My recommendation and several others is the Bogart Trimetric controller with the battery monitor.
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Waited too long to buy the Renogy 30 amp Viewstar controller. They are out of stock. They do have the 20amp, but will that be enough to handle the 3x100 watt panels I will be buying. The rating is 5.29amps (imp). That's just under 16 amps for a 20 amp controller, should be ok, right?
I know there are other controllers out there that are better, but I have had great success with my Renogy Suitcase and the Viewstar 10amp controller built in. Plus I already have a Xantrex battery monitor and don't need the added expense of another one like in the Bogart system.
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20 amp controller for the output of your panels should be enough. Have you decided on how you are going to mount them?
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20 amp controller for the output of your panels should be enough. Have you decided on how you are going to mount them?
Yes, I'm going to use the StickyFeet as I don't want screws in the roof. Not sure if I'm going to use 4 or 6 per panel. Maybe 3 each on the longer sides or maybe 2 each on the longer sides and 1 each on the shorter side that will be facing front and back. Do you think that's overkill?
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