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Old 02-25-2017, 10:24 PM   #1
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Hi all,
Our 2015 Cherokee 254Q has the "Solar Ready" quick connect on the right front of our trailer. Does this mean that the charge controller is built in, or do I need to look for an external one? The owner's manual is vague on this point...
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Hi all,
Our 2015 Cherokee 254Q has the "Solar Ready" quick connect on the right front of our trailer. Does this mean that the charge controller is built in, or do I need to look for an external one? The owner's manual is vague on this point...
Im pretty sure that is just wired to battery, made for those portable solar panels that have built in charge controllers. So yes... you would need a solar charge controller and panels.
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Nice video on youtube from "josh the rv nerd" Solar prep only means you have a plug in port on your camper with a wire ran for the battery/invertor.

It only gives you a nice place to plug into. More of a marketing ploy then a real advantage. If your camper was not "solar prepped" it would take 2 seconds to hook them up.
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Hi all,
Our 2015 Cherokee 254Q has the "Solar Ready" quick connect on the right front of our trailer. Does this mean that the charge controller is built in, or do I need to look for an external one? The owner's manual is vague on this point...
The sticker on my 254Q says you need to buy from Zamp only.
BTW you are the only other 254Q owner I have run across.
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