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Old 11-24-2015, 03:44 PM   #1
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solar power for flagstaff 23ss !?

I recently purc'd a 2015 23ss travel trailer. It has a sticker on the bottom left hand corner that says Zamp Solar equipped and there are "ports" . Does anyone have any info./ experiance with this feature . Thank you for any info.and background.
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Old 11-25-2015, 10:07 AM   #2
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It is a direct wire to the battery and disconnect.
There is no built in charge controller, so you need to one between that plug and your solar panel(s). Zamp is proprietary. I use a Zamp controller and wiring because of the waterproof feature. If you use a different brand simply reverse the polarity from the controller to the Zamp plug.
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Old 11-25-2015, 11:15 AM   #3
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solar panel for 23ss

Thank you for your info. on the Zamp hook-up to my trailer. I intend to look up info. on the Zamp unit (80watts) and a similar unit from GoPower before i"buy". I like that the Zamp has the controller attached to the panel already,as you wrote. We will be using basic needs such as water pump and refridgerator and a few lights at night. I thank you again !!
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Old 12-08-2015, 01:33 PM   #4
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I have the Zamp 120's..plug and play..love them..if you have good sun, then you'll be all set...good luck!!
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Old 12-08-2015, 04:37 PM   #5
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appreciate your imput ---- real world .
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Old 12-09-2015, 07:57 PM   #6
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How much charge time do you get out of a 120?


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Old 01-25-2016, 11:12 AM   #7
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zamp solar -before purchase

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It is a direct wire to the battery and disconnect.
There is no built in charge controller, so you need to one between that plug and your solar panel(s). Zamp is proprietary. I use a Zamp controller and wiring because of the waterproof feature. If you use a different brand simply reverse the polarity from the controller to the Zamp plug.
IS THERE ANY "PREP" WORK (FUSES, ETC.) TO DO BEFORE YOU PLUG INTO THE PORTS ON THE TRAILER ?? Thank You The Flagman
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For my setup, I have an inline fuse after the charge controller before the Zamp trailer plug that matches the amps of the controller.

Some diagrams you will also see a fuse between the panel and the charge controller.
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What does that look like? ...an extra unit attached to the plug and play?


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It is an inline fuse found at any automotive store, spliced into the positive wire between the the charge controller and the battery.

Lots of pictures online.
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