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Old 06-19-2015, 08:37 PM   #1
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Solar panel and power

Is it ok to have power and a solar panel connected at the same time. Only reason I ask is I will be away from my camper for a week and will leave it plugged in with the fridge on but in the event the power may go out I will be leaving the propane on and would like the batteries to also stay charged if the power goes out. What does everyone think ?

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Old 06-23-2015, 09:08 AM   #2
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If it's only a week I wouldn't worry about it.. How many batteries do you have? What size? How reliable is the power where you're plugged in to?
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:14 AM   #3
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That's difficult to say without knowing which converter you have, what solar controller you are using, the size of your array, and the type and capacity of your battery bank.
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:38 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by wyo700 View Post
Is it ok to have power and a solar panel connected at the same time.
Yes, as long as your solar panels are running through a charge controller. The controller would prevent over-charging of the batteries.

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