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Old 09-17-2014, 02:02 AM   #1
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Anyone installed Power Invert 356QBQ

Picked up a new 356QBQ and trying to figure out best way to install solar, battery bank and power inverters. Anyone do such an install on their trailer?? Where is the best way to place the equipment and where are the best places to run the wires. Trying to figure out a good place to run the wires down to the batteries as well from the solar panels. Any help would be appreciated..
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Old 09-26-2014, 11:13 PM   #2
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I'm just following. We are going to be installing solar panels this winter


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Old 09-27-2014, 12:46 PM   #3
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Anyone installed Power Invert 356QBQ

This is my inverter installation. Solar panels next spring.

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Not your model just some ideas.
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Jwedell, that looks nice - nice and clean In the 356qbq, we have been thinking about putting them in our front compartment were the tire is.


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Old 09-27-2014, 05:31 PM   #5
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The closer to the battery the better because of voltage drop.
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Old 09-29-2014, 01:11 PM   #6
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So we did the install. Went with a 3000 Watt True-Sinewave inverter, 4 trojan 12V batteries and 4 250w 24v panels. Found a good installer locally, he did a great job. He ran the solar wires down through the refrigerator vent. The batteries were installed in the front panel where the spare tire goes. He moved the tire to the bottom of the trailer, so it leaves room for my two Champion Sine-Wave generators. We used the panel the old batteries were in to house the charger and circuit breaker. Went with an outback 60 charger. Running 2 sets of 2 panels into it, so the voltage won't be exceeded. If i find i need more panels, I can add 2 more to each series, and another outback charger.

The panel choice runs great in low light, which is the reason for the higher voltage panels. I ran 3 of these panels with the same charger on my older 29ft trailer, and boon docked for a week in mostly shade and never was without power.
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Old 09-29-2014, 02:20 PM   #7
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Keeping everything as close to your battery bank is important, but so is the gauge of wiring you use. You can never go too large, but cost usually plays a factor as some wiring can run you in the neighborhood of $1 an inch. One additional factor for be, besides cost, was physical flexibility. I ended up using 2/0 simply because 4/0 can be really difficult to work with due to it's rigidity.

You're welcome to check out my setup for additional ideas.

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Small tip - label all wiring and switch connections when installing. It makes it much easier to tell a second party, "please go flip the breaker for the inverter while I check this" as well as gives a clear map for the next owner in the event you sell.
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