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Old 01-19-2019, 06:43 PM   #1
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2018 Wildwood X-Lite 273QBXL: Zamp Solar?

There is a connection for solar on the front right of the trailer. There are no instructions, how-to's, or any information whatsoever in any of the literature provided. Anybody have any information on how to use the thing?
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Old 01-19-2019, 06:59 PM   #2
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First search showed nothing, but then another try and we have this -

ZAMP solar power plug

From that thread, I now understand I have a connection that goes to my battery to allow solar panels/controller to charge. It is for a max 200w system.
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Old 01-19-2019, 07:04 PM   #3
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Yes, as I understand it, it is just a plugin that runs straight to your battery to hook up one of the zamp panel to. And it is wired backwards to most other brand panels, but can be easily reversed or adapted to.
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There is a connection for solar on the front right of the trailer. There are no instructions, how-to's, or any information whatsoever in any of the literature provided. Anybody have any information on how to use the thing?
Yes, this goes directly to the battery...
without any protection. So you'll be wanting a panel with a matched controller.
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Old 01-20-2019, 07:56 PM   #5
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Zamp solar

The plug in is for a Zamp solar panel with controller. You can use any brand of panel but Zamp plugs and panels are wired with reverse polarity, therefore you will have to switch the plug around for it to charge your batteries if you don't have a Zamp panel. Not sure why Zamp does this but I believe they say to use Zamp panels only which of course is ridiculous.
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Old 01-21-2019, 09:23 PM   #6
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zamp

Just a confirmation of what others have said.
The zamp plug at the right front corner is a fairly standard 2 pole plug. As others have said, Zamp chooses to have the one side of the plug the hot (+), that most other solar panel manufactures would have as the negative (-). So you would need to swap the battery post connections if not using a Zamp panel.Thus zamp red wire to Bat - and zamp white to Bat +, just attach some sort of note for a potential future TT buyer. I have a Battery Tender trickle charger, and it's 2 pole connection was the opposite of the Zamp plug.
Hope this helps for clarity.
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