I have a 100 Watt solar panel that I'd like to semi-install. I already have the battery cables run the shortest distance possible, my charging controller is installed, and now it's time for the wires from the panel to the controller.
A few things to note:
1- I don't want to install the panels on the trailer. This limits angle of panels for best sunlight.
2- I may upgrade to 200 watts in the future if warranted.
1- Does the length of the cable from the panel to the controller matter? I know the shorter the length from controller to battery is important, just not to the panel.
2- Has anyone else created a wire storage/compartment that makes for easy access when setting up solar when the are NOT attached to the trailer? I was thinking of creating a water tight box/storage compartment directly underneath my charging controller on the bottom side of the trailer. Upon setting up camp, I'd open the storage, pull out the cables and connect my panels after setting them up for maximum sun exposure.
A122BH Trailer : Pulled by Jeep Wrangler : Good 'ol SLC Utah