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Old 03-13-2015, 08:37 PM   #11
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They look good. Did you figure a way to tilt them?
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Old 03-13-2015, 08:46 PM   #12
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I have 6 x 100 watt Renogy panels and a 40 watt Tracer MPPT controller. They are arranged 3 in series then hooked up in parallel. It keeps the volts up and the amps down as 12 vdc does not like to travel far without losses. Can't believe how much power they provide. I added two more 125 AH batts and haven't wanted for electricity since. They keep the batts at or above 12.8. When I turn something on, it uses the incoming power first, then from the batts if the draw is above what the panels are producing. First thing in the morning at sunrise, they start into boost charge to bring the batts back up. Why I didn't do this years ago, I don't know.
All the panels are mounted with wellnuts and Goop. They are only 3/4 inch above roof, so no wind can get under them. Seagull poop and leaves are my only problems.
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Old 03-13-2015, 09:08 PM   #13
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They look good. Did you figure a way to tilt them?

Hi, no I didn't make them so they could tilt. Just used the supplied Z brackets. My plan is to try the three panels out this summer and if I find that I need more I will add them this fall or next spring. I'm planing to purchase the 100W portable/foldable panels soon in case I park in shade.

Thanks for all the help. The snap toggles are a great idea I just couldn't use them in my application. Good thing I had already purchased the well nuts.


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Old 03-14-2015, 07:52 AM   #14
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Keep us updated on how things go. I know I like the updates and so do a lot of others.

Solar is awesome for camping.
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Old 03-18-2015, 10:44 PM   #15
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Keep us updated on how things go. I know I like the updates and so do a lot of others.

Solar is awesome for camping.

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Finished the solar install. Works great. Next month the inverter.


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I love the hinge with the removable pin. I need to do this as well.
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