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Old 04-30-2013, 09:47 AM   #11
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I agree about the switch
How many watts are your panels. I a have 150 watt panel that sits on a ground mount.

Be interesting to see your mounts.
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:02 AM   #12
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I decided to mount my 2 80 watt panels on my truck so I could rotate and tilt them from the ground during the day.The supports are ,ade out of "kids stilts" support 250 lbs. ea. I bought them at a swap meet for $10.00 They have withstood 50 MPH winds.
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I decided to mount my 2 80 watt panels on my truck so I could rotate and tilt them from the ground during the day.The supports are ,ade out of "kids stilts" support 250 lbs. ea. I bought them at a swap meet for $10.00 They have withstood 50 MPH winds.
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Old 05-02-2013, 10:52 AM   #14
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I decided to mount my 2 80 watt panels on my truck so I could rotate and tilt them from the ground during the day.The supports are ,ade out of "kids stilts" support 250 lbs. ea. I bought them at a swap meet for $10.00 They have withstood 50 MPH winds.

Can not find new pictures. I will post my control panel later.
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Old 05-02-2013, 11:52 AM   #15
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This is from my Raptor (just sold) The switch is to disconnect the panels during hooking up and un-hooking. I mounted my panels on my truck, so that I could tilt and swivel them during the day for maximum efficiency. I also re-wired my television outlets and bedroom to run off my inverter in order to watch tv without running the generator and use my CPAP unit.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:13 PM   #16
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My Panel

This is my panel. Orange switch is solar. Red switch turns the whole trailer off except for the radio. Was told a long time ago that the radio could last longer if power is applied all the time. Controller is top left. Push button fuse below. Pops off in the rear of panel. 8 gauge black cable on left is to the battery. Left one is to the rear of the trailer where the plug is. All is mounted on a sheet of 1 inch plastic(close enough not actually plastic). No shorts allowed. Do not have a converter. On board generator gets well used. Now the fun part is next. Building a house for my Wicked Kitty. Going to have to remember somehow how I wired the plugs since I will need to add a plug to the building. Going to be interesting.

P.S. One switch or was it both were fun to installed. Have to reach behind to hold the nuts. Really fun.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:14 PM   #17
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If I can find this post in October I will show you the set up I have for the solar. I might be able to find old pictures. In that case real soon.
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:16 PM   #18
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Nice setup. It looks like you have some #4 or #6 wire there. Is your controller MPPT?
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:19 PM   #19
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Nice setup. It looks like you have some #4 or #6 wire there. Is your controller MPPT?

Wire is 8. MPPT?
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Old 05-02-2013, 05:20 PM   #20
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More solar

Solar hook up at home. Solar plug on the right.
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