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Old 04-26-2019, 09:31 AM   #1
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Many trailers and motorhomes come with a receptacle marked Zamp solar ready, it is also marked Warning Use Only with Zamp products. In the interest of universality why would a RV manufacturer make something that many people might want to use, so proprietary? What if Zamp isnít around in two years...
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I am using a 120 watt go power solar kit that is compatible. Had it for 2 years and it works fine.
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I am using a 120 watt go power solar kit that is compatible. Had it for 2 years and it works fine.
Mine will be 160 watt and a controller output of no more than 10 amp so I wonder what the Zamp is rated for
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Many trailers and motorhomes come with a receptacle marked Zamp solar ready, it is also marked Warning Use Only with Zamp products. In the interest of universality why would a RV manufacturer make something that many people might want to use, so proprietary? What if Zamp isnít around in two years...

I found this online.
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Old 04-26-2019, 04:11 PM   #6
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that's just a deal between the manufacturer and the solar company to 'brand' the RV models with a type of 'proprietary' connection to a solar panel - which is the 'brand' solar panel THEY want you to HAVE to purchase!
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by any solar panel you want, and run it directly to the battery bank - you don't need any 'special' solar connection - it's just a sales tool for the solar company.
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Old 04-26-2019, 04:43 PM   #7
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This is mostly a marketing ploy. Solar ready is simply a connector on the RV and a wire to the battery compartment. The wire is not heavy enough to handle a serious solar install. Best bet is Ignore it and start from scratch.
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