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  • Is Larger Solar Controller Needed for Go Power Solar Extreme Charging System
  • A larger controller with an overage buffer is not something that is available for the Go Power Solar Extreme Charging System - 570 Watt Solar Panels - 3,000 Watt Inverter Charger # 34282185. It is also not needed because the controller on this system is the Go Power PWM Digital Solar Controller # 34276119 is actually rated for "a maximum continuous DC input current of 37.5A" as you can see by the cut out of the linked instructions of the controller. So the safety values you were...
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  • Go Power Solar Charging System for Pre-Wired Trailer with Curved Roof
  • Since you already confirmed with Go Power that their Overlander Solar Charging System # 34282181 is confirmed to work with the pre-wiring on your travel trailer I would not suggest something else instead. This complete system includes the 190-watt panel, controller and wiring and installation will be a lot easier than with another product that may not work with your factory pre-wiring. Another excellent long-term benefit of this system is that is is expandable simply through addition...
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  • Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller
  • The Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller - 200 Watt Solar Panel Item # 34282610 is going to be the latest model. The kit comes with XLR-style and SAE style adapters for campers and RVs that are pre-wired for solar. If your camper or RV is parked in the shade and you are wanting to get the solar panel into the sun I recommend Extension Cable for Go Power Portable Solar Kit - 30' Long Item # 34270356. Another great accessory is the 7-Pin Trailer Adapter for Go Power...
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  • How to Mount Furrion Solar Panels to RV Roof
  • I was able to confirm with Furrion that the 165W Solar Panel # FR73SR does not come with mounting hardware included; he also mentioned that they are in the process of re-designing these panels so the brackets they have previously used have been discontinued. With that said, you can use the Replacement Mounting Hardware for Go Power Rigid Solar Panels # 34272708 to mount this panel to your roof and it will work just fine. This kit comes with the Z style brackets that attach to the panel...
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  • Deciding Between the Go Power 90 Watt and 200 Watt Portable Solar System for a Camper Trailer
  • The amount of solar power needed is relative to the consumption rate, not necessarily the exact trailer being used. Therefore, in order to confirm if the Go Power 90 Watt Portable Solar System part # 34282729 or Go Power 200 Watt Portable Solar System part # 34282610 is correct you will need to figure what your consumption rate is which can be done by following the steps outlined for you in the attached article. In regards to adding a second battery to your trailer, the most basic parts...
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  • Will Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller Keep 2 Batteries Charged
  • The Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller - 130 Watt Solar Panel # 34282730 is compatible with AGM batteries, and will do a great job of keeping a pair of 12 volt batteries wired in parallel charged. This does, of course, depend on how often and at what rate you plan on using your batteries, but a typical camper will be gone and not really using power during the day, allowing the solar unit to charge the batteries. This system is perfect for that so you'll have plenty...
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  • Upgrading Go Power Solar Panel setup to Increase Wattage of Solar Panel Setup by 190 Watts
  • What you're looking for is an expansion kit to increase the solar power of your Go Power setup. For that we have the 190 watt kit part # 34282182 and then for extension cables we have the part # 34276216 for 10 feet, # 34279532 for 15 feet, or # 34276215 for 30 feet.
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  • Go Power Solar Elite 2,000 Watt Inverter or Go Power Solar Extreme 3,000 Watt Inverter
  • Both systems are certainly practical, it really just completely depends on your power consumption, with the Solar Extreme kit being the highest available, and something that you would need if you used quite a bit of power. You'll need to know how many amp-hours of battery you use, either through some math with the appliances you use, or by testing it out with a battery monitor. I have added a link below to a help article I recommend checking out that has some details on how to go about...
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  • Recommended Solar Panel and Controller for Prewired Solar Trailer Connection
  • There are a couple of great options to work with the Pre-wired solar connection on your trailer. Here are my recommendations based on the desired power: -Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller - 90 Watt Solar Panel # 34282729 -Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller - 130 Watt Solar Panel # 34282730 -Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller - 200 Watt Solar Panel # 34282610 Any of these options will work well for your...
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  • Hooking Up Multiple Go Power Solar Panel Kits to RV Battery Banks
  • To combine the solar panel power of the two kits # 34282185 and # 34282610 you'll need to parallel the panels with new controllers like part # 34280435. You'll need to run the panels of each kit to one of these controllers and then from there wire them up in parallel like what is listed in install instructions and from there wire to the battery bank.
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  • Can One 200 Amp Lithium Battery be Used with Go Power 1,140 Watt Solar Panel System
  • Technically yes the Go Power Solar AE-6 All Electric System with 2 MPPT Solar Controllers # 342-75011 will provide enough power for your 200 A/H Lithium battery, but it is way overkill for your needs as this is meant for a 600 A/H battery bank. For your application something like part # 34272635 or part # 34282181 would be better suited for your application. If you want to use the kit that you referenced I highly recommend expanding your battery bank to at least 6 batteries so that...
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  • Solar Panel Recommendation To Keep Batteries Charged
  • The Go Power DuraLite Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller # GP66FR is a perfect choice to keep your RV's batteries charged. With the ability to be able to park your RV in the shade and still be able to charge your batteries attributed to the product's portability and the potential to expand your power output by another 100W with # GP76FR. This product comes standard with a 12' lead to allow you to place your solar panels 12' from your RV, however with Extension Cable for...
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  • Can I add a Solar Panel to the Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller
  • With the Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller part # 34282730 the limiting factor would be the solar controller in this case it is a 10 Amp. Adding a 180 Watt panel would cause this to be overloaded. The largest portable we have is the Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller part # 34282610. This is shy of course from your 130+180 of 310 watts you wanted. To get the power demands you have taken care of I recommend going with the Go Power...
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  • Can Additional Solar Panels be Added to Go Power Weekender ISW Charging System
  • You can add some extra panels to the Go Power Weekender ISW Charging System # 34282183 so that the output of the solar panels is closer to the 30 Amps you are looking for. All you need to do is add two of the Go Power Overlander-E 190 Watt Solar Expansion Kit # 34282182. These come with everything you need to add them to the Weekender ISW system as long as you have room to mount all three 59-1/8" long x 26-5/16" wide x 1-1/2" deep panels next to each other. If you don't have enough...
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  • Can RV Appliances Powered by Battery Getting Solar Panel Charge be Used
  • Yes, you can use your RV appliances that are being powered by a battery that is getting charged by a Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller # 34282730 that you referenced.
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  • Go Power Solar Kit for Country Coach Affinity Motorhome with Four 8D Battery Bank
  • I reached out to my tech contact at Go Power and he said you won't need an additional inverter or transfer switch based on your current system. Having 6000 Watts already available won't require you to have an additional transfer switch or inverter. The Go Power Solar Extreme Charging System - 510 Watts # 34282185 has the inverter included which you don't need. My recommendation is the Go Power Solar Flex Kit w/ Digital Controller - 500 Watts - 28.4 Amp # 34275012. This kit will...
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  • How Many Solar Panels Do I Need to Power My RV Residential Refrigerator When In Storage
  • We have just what you're looking for the Go Power Solar AE-6 All Electric System with 2 MPPT Solar Controllers - 1,140 Watt Solar Panels # 342-75011, but you're also going to need to add some more batteries to your setup in order to make sure that the proper amount of power is stored for this application. This is the highest capacity solar package we offer and is ideal for solutions that require over 300 amp hours per day. It's most likely that you already have a Go Power compatible plug...
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  • Does Go Power Solar Flex Charging System Need Transfer Switch & Can it be Monitored by Phone
  • Let's start with the transfer switch, and the Go Power Solar Flex Charging System - 200 Watt Solar Panels # 34272628 will need the Go Power Automatic Transfer Switch # 34264403 in order to automatically switch between shore power and an inverter that's being powered by solar charged batteries. So it will go between shore power and your converter to automatically switch. I have added a link to the installation instructions for you to check out which should be helpful. In regards to monitoring...
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  • How To Wire Go Power Solar Panels Together
  • The Go Power Solar Panels that we offer such as the Go Power Overlander Solar Charging System with Digital Solar Controller part # 34282181 are linked together using MC4 cables. These cables are available using the Go Power MC4 Output Cable with Male and Female Connectors part # 34274672 for 3' long, part # 34276216 for 10', or part # 34279532 for 15' long. I have attached a sample photo to show how the connections are made.
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  • Adding A Second Battery To Your Go Power Overlander Solar Charging System Battery Bank
  • To hook up a second battery to your Go Power Overlander Solar Charging System with Digital Solar Controller - 190 Watt Solar Panel Item # 34282181 you'll need the following: Some 10 AWG wire to run a positive and negative line from the second battery positive and negative ports on the back of the 30 amp solar controller # 34276119 to the battery. You'll need a wire stripper/crimper and some ring terminals to hook up to the battery which you can find in the Ratcheting Crimper Set...
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  • Type of Solar Controller on the Go Power Portable Solar System - 130 Watt Solar Panel
  • The 130 Watt Solar Panel Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller # 34282730 uses a 10 amp PWM solar controller as opposed to an MPPT controller. I have added links below to a couple video reviews for you to check out as well of the 130 Watt Solar Panel Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller # 34282730.
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  • Can Go Power Solar System and Generators be Used at the Same Time
  • I reached out to the manufacturer, Go Power, who said the solar systems would not interfere and you would not need to disconnect the solar systems. They told me "There will be no interaction with the generator. The generator provides AC power to the appliances so totally separate from what the solar will do charging the batteries." In regards to the correct system, there are three options for wattage: - 90 Watts: Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller # 34282729 -...
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  • Adding a Portable Solar Panel Kit To Plug On Side Of Lance Travel Trailer
  • The additional port on the side of the trailer is not run through the solar controller but directly to the battery/batteries. This port is actually designed for a portable kit which already has a built-in solar controller so you are perfect to go ahead and add the Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller part # 34282729 for 90 watt (Good), part # 34282730 for 130 watt (Better), or part # 34282610 for 200 watt (Best). In order to place the solar panel further away...
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  • Portable Solar Panels for RV - What Do I Need
  • What I think you are asking is how to determine the minimum amount of energy, by way of solar panels, that you need to have available to put back in to your battery. If your goal is to simply maintain the battery while the RV is in storage unable to connect to a functioning battery charger, then I suggest the OptiMate Solar Duo Portable Solar Panel with Controller for either 10 Watts, # MA69JR or # MA56JR for 40 watts depending on the size of your battery bank. If you have a single battery...
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  • Combining More Than One Go Power Portable Solar Panel Together
  • I spoke with Go Power and they confirmed you can in fact combine more than one Go Power Portable Solar Panel # 34282610 but they would all have to go through one controller which would require some modification to the wiring. However, they also confirmed that with their new Go Power DuraLite Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller # GP66FR you can daisy chain up to three solar panels # GP66FR to give you 300W. I have included some media on these systems to give you further...
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  • Go Power Solar Panel Kit For Pre-Wired 5th Wheel
  • For your 5th wheel that is pre-wired for a Go Power setup, you will need the Go Power Overlander Solar Charging System with Digital Solar Controller # 34282181 which comes with 1 solar panel, solar controller, MC4 cables, and installation hardware. The Go Power Overlander Expansion Kit # 34282182 is required to expand your set up and includes a single 190-watt solar panel with mounting hardware that connects to your existing Go Power system using the included MC4 branch connectors.
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  • Will Vehicle Still Charge House Battery If Lithium Battery Is Added With Solar Power Item # 34282183
  • If you add the Go Power Weekender Solar Charging System Item # 34282183 with a Lifepo battery to your 2021 Winnebago Hike 171db you would replace you house battery with the lithium battery. As long as you retain all the original wiring you would maintain the charging process from the vehicle while towing. There is no way to add a separate battery in parallel with the electrical system and have it run trailer loads. It is recommended to add a battery isolator and dc to dc converter so the...
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  • Recommended Solar Panel To Keep Two 12 Volt Batteries Charged On Trailer
  • If you were to hook up a solar panel to a battery bank for maintenance charging while the batteries are not in use, you'll need some sort of charge regulator to prevent overcharging and subsequent damage. Therefore, the Go Power Eco Solar Charging System with Digital Solar Controller part # 34273837 is what I recommend which will do a great job of keeping the batteries topped off. The charge controller will prevent any issues with overcharging while the alternator is running as well.
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  • Options Go Power Solar Flex 100 Watt Solar Panels and Digital Solar Controller
  • Yes, the Go Power Solar Flex Charging System with Digital Solar Controller and 2 each 100 Watt Solar Panels plus needed wiring is # 34272628. This kit uses the same panels that you can purchase under the 100 Watt expansion kit, # 34272629. For the Go Power PWM Solar Charge Controller 30 Amp with Bluetooth option, that is # 34276119.
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  • Solar Panel Compatibility with 990 Arctic Fox Truck Bed Camper
  • How long a system can support off-road support depends on your battery (or batteries) as well as what your use will be. Running things like AC will drastically change the time you can be away from shore power without a fairly good size generator. For most other needs, the Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller - 200 Watt Solar Panel # 34282610 will serve you well. It has an output to your battery bank for 11.43 amps so if you have a good bank you will be set...
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  • Go Power Solar Panel Kit that Has SAE Connector like 2018 Jayco Jayflight Travel Trailer 28BHBE
  • The Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller # 34282730 has an SAE connector like what your 2018 Jayco Jayflight Travel Trailer 28BHBE has so it easily install and provide you with a 130 watt charge for your RV battery. We also have the kit part # 34282610 which is capable of 200 watts and has same SAE connector. These are portable style kits which install on the ground near your RV like the picture I attached. If you had something else in mind let me know.
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  • Solar Kit for RV Roof For Maintenance Charge for Group 24/27 Batteries
  • Group 24 batteries are between 70 and 85 amp hour batteries and Group 27 are between 85 and 105 amp hour batteries. A maintenance charge on a battery would only require a couple amps to keep the batteries topped off so a 20 watt kit like the # 34273837 would easily keep the battery topped off. This would provide 1.65 amps to the battery. If you think the battery will be depleted at any point before storage a higher rated charger would do a better job bringing the battery back from this...
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  • Determining The Amount of Which Solar Panels are Needed to Run My Forest River Pop-up Camper
  • The amount of solar power needed is more dependent on your consumption rate than the camper itself. I have attached an article that outlines the steps you need to take to determine if you need a solar panel like the Go Power Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller - 90 Watt Solar Panel # 34282729 of if you need a larger panel like the Go Power Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller - 200 Watt Solar Panel # 34282610. Once you determine your consumption rate let...
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  • Portable Solar Panel System for RV with Furrion Solar Outlet Rated for 10 Amps
  • The Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller # 34282610 would be a bit overkill for your 10 amp outlet so instead you'd want to go with the # 34282730 which has an amperage rating of 6.74 amps which will work great and won't be too much amperage. The kit you referenced has an output rating from the panel of 11.63 amps.
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  • Can I Install Extra Panels with the Go Power 570 # 34282185?
  • When considering the Go Power Solar Extreme Charging System - 570 Watt Solar Panels # 34282185, it actually comes with 3,000 watts of running output. If you want to add more panels, you can add the Go Power Overlander Expansion Kit - 190 Watt Solar Panel # 34282182. With this expansion, you will be able to connect to the Go Power 570 using MC4 branch connectors. However, it is important to note that the controller for the # 34282185 is only rated up to 30 amps. If you wish to do the...
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  • Which GoPower Solar Panels for 2021 Forest River Rockwood Freedom Pop-Up Series 2318G
  • If your 2021 Rockwood Freedom has a GoPower plug already installed, then all you'll need is the Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller - 90 Watt Solar Panel # 34282729 you were looking at. There won't be any additional parts needed to get this kit set up since this solar kit comes with both SAE and XLR plugs, as well as a cord that would allow you to connect directly to the battery. If you wanted to add a 30 foot long extension cord for your system, you can add part...
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  • Recommended Solar Panel For 2020 Coleman Lantern 202rd With XLR Style Solar Prep
  • Most of the newer Coleman Lantern 202rd are pre-wired for solar panel with an XLR-style Furrion inlet port that looks like part # FSPINS-BS. I recommend to use the Go Power 130 Watt Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller part # 34282730 that comes with the XLR adapter to plug into the inlet. This is a portable suitcase style solar panel that will provide you with 6.7 amp hours of charge. Please keep in mind this system is designed for 12V system only. I have attached a...
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  • Can I Power My RV Fridge With a Solar Panel
  • A lot of this depends on how much power your refrigerator uses and the size of your battery. I'll also add that you're likely not going to be able to accomplish running the fridge completely on solar power with only 1 battery and you're likely going to need 4 batteries to provide you with enough juice to run the fridge for several days on the battery, even when being recharged with solar power. A fridge like the Everchill # 324-000119 uses 11-amp hours of power, so it's going to consume...
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  • How to Deter Theft of Portable Solar Panels
  • There isn't anything out there that's going to prevent theft of a Portable Solar System like # 34282610. The best you can do is try to make it as hard as possible for a potential thief to steal the panels, but if someone is determined, they can and will steal pretty much anything. Most people use cable locks to secure their solar panels. The best option for that I believe is the ToyLok Retractable Cable Lock with Padlock # LC337120. You can mount the box on your trailer and find a suitable...
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  • Furrion Solar Panel # FR73SR Connector Cable Length
  • The Furrion Solar Panel - Rigid - 165 Watts - 59" x 26-5/8" # FR73SR cables are 35-3/8" in length.
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  • Where To Go To Find An Installer For Go Power Solar Elite Charging System # 34282184
  • To install the Go Power Solar Elite Charging System - 380 Watt Solar Panels - 2,000 Watt Inverter Charger # 34282184 you can click on the "Locate installers near me" link just below the pictures and video of this product (shown in picture attached below as well). That link will take you to another page that will have you enter in your zip code to find the closest installer to you. I've also attached a video below as well where David will walk you through the steps of installing this...
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  • What Prevents Back Feed Into Solar Controller When Connected to Shore Power or Generator
  • Solar kits and battery chargers are completely separate systems and do not interact with each other aside from making contact with the same battery bank. They do not come into direct contact with one another. The battery charger and solar system both provide charge to the battery bank so there is no back feed. A battery charger # 331-BCDC1225D regulates the flow of power to a battery bank by measuring the voltage level and slows down charge or stops it according to this value. A solar...
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  • Solar Panel Setup to Keep Batteries of Forest River Salem Hemisphere Topped Off in Storage
  • The Furrion Solar port # FSPINS-BS you have only fits with the male connector that comes on their solar suitcase. We had issues with that product so we don't carry it and they don't have a connector available as a separate part. The best solar panel in my opinion we carry for cost to function is the Go Power Portable Solar Kit w/ Digital Solar Controller # 34282730 and then you can simply use the 7-Pin Trailer Adapter for Go Power Portable Solar Kit # 34270357 instead of using the Furrion...
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  • Adding A Solar Panel Extension To An Existing System
  • Since you'll be over the 10amp max rating on the solar controller you'll just need to add another solar controller ( # 34280503 ) in to your Go Power Eco Solar Charging System with Digital Solar Controller - 80 Watt Solar Panel Item # 34272627 system to have enough space for the Go Power Solar Flex Expansion Kit - 100 Watt Solar Panel # 34272629 to be added on and function properly.
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  • Correct Mounting Brackets For The Furrion Rooftop Solar Panels # FR73SR
  • Yes, the Universal Z-Mount Bracket Kit for Furrion Rooftop Solar Panels # FR44PR (C-FSFP16MW-A02) is the correct mounting bracket to mount your Furrion Solar Panel - Rigid - 165 Watts - 59" x 26-5/8" # FR73SR to the roof of your RV. It includes all necessary bolts and washers for complete installation but I still recommend using some self-leveling sealant like # AL98KV over the screws to ensure a water tight seal with your RV.
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  • Availability of Solar Panels That Plug into OEM Connector on Star Craft Camper
  • The OEM connector built into the side of your camper are known as SAE or Furrion connectors. In order to utilize that, you'd need to move up to a 90 watt panel like # 34282729. I've linked to some product description videos for this system.
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  • How Do People Normally Determine How Much Amperage They'd Need from RV Solar Panel Setup
  • That is a really good question. We actually made a help article (see attached link on this page) that covers how to determine exactly how much solar power you'd need. Typically you'd need to start by determining the amperage draw of everything you'd be powering and about how long of a time you'd be powering them per day and go from there. The Go Power Portable Solar Panel Kit part # 34282610 is capable of putting out 200 watts or 11.43 amps.
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  • Solar Power System to Run and A/C and Appliances
  • The Go Power Solar Extreme Charging System - 570 Watt Solar Panels - 3,000 Watt Inverter Charger # 34282185 paired with a battery bank is the largest solar system available from Go Power and will run an A/C and small appliances. A/C's are one of the biggest power draws you can have. While this system will run them, it will still be limited compared to shore power or generator power as far as how long they will last. It is compatible with sealed/gel, AGM, flooded/wet cell, and lithium...
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  • How to Use Go Power Solar AE-4 All Electric System with MPPT Solar Controller with Lithium Battery
  • As-is the Go Power Solar AE-4 All Electric System with MPPT Solar Controller # 342-75010 can be used with a lithium battery. At one point it could not.
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  • How to Monitor the Battery with Go Power Solar Extreme Charging System # 34282185
  • The Go Power Solar Extreme Charging System # 34282185 includes a fixed-mount remote which lets you control and monitor the inverter charger. You do not need an external battery monitor. Check out the video linked below for more details.
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  • Is Go Power DuraLite Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller # GP66FR Weather Resistant
  • The Go Power DuraLite Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller # GP66FR is weather resistant and would handle morning dew and light rain easily. I wouldn't leave it out in heavy rain though. It does not have a temperature rating.
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  • Can I Use My Alternator to Charge Lithium Batteries?
  • I am happy I have been able to help you. You would what to maintain a lead acid battery system separate from your lithium battery bank. To charge your lithium batteries correctly you will need to install a separate charger. You can't run them both directly off of the alternator without damaging your lithium batteries. I recommend the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger item # RED96FR. The Redarc BCDC single-input battery charger allows for easy charging of your lithium battery. This...
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  • Weather Conditions for the Go Power DuraLite Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller
  • On your Go Power DuraLite Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller - 100 Watt, # GP66FR, if you are referring to the listed statement in the quick start guide of "This kit IS NOT weatherproof" then yes, I definitely understand your concerns. Let me assure you that the panel is fine to be outside, the component within the the "kit" that prompts the statement is the included controller; it is not water proof. It is somewhat protected from light rain or overnight dew settling on...
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  • Charging Dump Trailer Batteries While On The Go
  • You have a couple of options for charging your dump trailer batteries during the day when you're out and about: If you want to be green you can use a portable solar panel to charge your batteries. The Go Power DuraLite Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller - 100 Watt Item # GP66FR is lightweight and can easily be moved around and set up to charge your batteries. You can also use the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger - Single Input - DC to DC - 12V/24V - 12 Amp Item...
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  • Should You Wire Go Power Solar Panels In Parallel Or Series
  • Systems with a 30 amp solar charge controller or lower are run parallel while systems with a higher amp solar charge controller can be run in series or series parallel. The Go Power Solar Extreme Charging System - 570 Watt Solar Panels - 3,000 Watt Inverter Charger Item # 34282185 you linked to has a 30 amp solar charge controller so it will be3 wired in parallel.
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  • Could Go Power Overlander Solar Charge Kit 34282181 Maintenance Charge on RV
  • The Go Power Overlander Solar Charging System with Digital Solar Controller # 34282181 puts out 190 watts which would be 15 amp for your RV battery setup and would easily put a solid maintenance charge on your setup. This comes with everything needed to install as well.
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  • Solar Panel For Go Power Solar on The Side
  • Thanks for that photo, and I checked with Go Power and you will need a solar panel compatible with your Go Power Solar on The Side, from Go Power. I verified with them that the panel you will need to connect to this is the panel you mentioned as it is designed to plug into that port: - Go Power DuraLite Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller - 100 Watt # GP66FR I have added a link below to a video review for you to check out as well if you'd like to take a look.
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  • Go Power Solar AE-4 All Electric System with MPPT Solar Controller for 2019 Keystone Montana
  • If you have an RV that was prewired by the OEM at time of build, it is almost that easy. It also depends on what type of system you want, mounted or portable and where is the factory installed plug located, roof or on the side of RV for a portable? First establish how many watts of solar panels you want/need, at least to start with, you can add later. If you are ready to go with a large kit and are prewired with on the roof, I suggest the Go Power Solar AE-4 All Electric System...
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  • Installation Instructions for Go Power Solar Elite Charging System
  • That is correct. When installing the Go Power Solar Elite Charging System # 34282185 don't want any type of power being fed to your power distribution panel from the battery bank or shore power while you're doing this installation. I've linked our installation video that details the process that I do recommend checking out, as well as the installation instructions.
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  • Does the Go Power Weekender ISW Solar Charging System Comes with a PWM or MPPT Controller
  • The charge controller that comes with the Go Power Weekender ISW Solar Charging System part # 34282183 is the Go Power PWM Digital Solar Controller part # 34276119 which as the title states uses PWM technology.
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  • Is Item # 34282181 The Older Version Of 82845
  • The Go Power Overlander Solar Charging System Item # 34282181 will be the same. The part number could've changed because the manufacturer may have added a few extra components like connectors, terminals, etc. The system itself will not function any different. It will have the same power output of 190-watts at 30-amps.
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  • Can the Go Power Portable Solar System be Mounted with the Controller Inside
  • Yes it is very possible to remove the controller and put it inside the camper. With the Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller part # 34282610 they wanted to keep it portable and an all in one unit. Everyone's ideas are different of course and we all like our set ups to be exactly what we want and this will help you with that.
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  • Available Expansion Kit for GoPower Overlander 190W Solar Kit
  • The expansion kit for the Go Power Overlander Solar Charging System with Digital Solar Controller - 190 Watt Solar Panel # 34282181 is available with the Go Power Overlander Expansion Kit - 190 Watt Solar Panel # 34282182.
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  • Does Go Power Solar Elite Charging System Require Additional Transfer Switch
  • Depends on what your setup will look like whether or not you'd only need the transfer switch that comes with the Go Power Solar kit part # 34282184. If you only will have the solar panel kit and AC outlet power from a campsite as power sources you'd bypass you current transfer switch, but if you will also have option of powering the setup from a generator you'll need to retain the switch you have now as well.
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  • Solar Power System for Going Off-Grid
  • There isn't a particularly simple answer for a solar powered system to go off-grid, because it is totally dependant on how much power you will use per day. I have added a link to a help article entitled "How Much Solar Power Do I Need" that I recommend checking out. It depends on how many amp-hours you use per day and how big your battery bank is. For example if you used more than 150 amp-hours per day a great kit would be the Go Power Solar Flex Charging System with MPPT Solar Controller...
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  • What Voltage Batteries to be Used with Go Power Solar AE-6 All Electric System
  • There are some solar panel setups that use 6 volt batteries but the Go Power Solar AE-6 All Electric System with 2 MPPT Solar Controllers # 342-75011 was designed for use with 12 volt or 24 volt battery setups. So a deep cycle battery like you mentioned would work great but it would not have to be 6 volt. This kit comes with everything you'd need but the batteries. We don't offer the types of batteries you'd want with this so that would be on piece of puzzle we couldn't help provide.
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  • Will the Go Power Portable Solar System Plug Directly Into An R-Pod Trailer
  • The Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller part # 34282730 comes with everything needed to plug into an R-Pod, there will be no separate cables or adapters needed if you have the pre-wired solar port.
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  • If Solar Panel Controller Was Connected to 7-Way Would it Charge Vehicle or House Battery
  • If you ran the power output wire of the Go Power Portable Solar System # 34282729 to the 7-way on your Roadtrek it would charge the truck battery and not the house battery. You'd have to connect it to the house battery instead if that was your goal.
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  • Charge Motorcycle Battery with Go Power DuraLite Portable Solar Panel
  • You can charge a motorcycle battery with the Go Power DuraLite Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller, # GP66FR. This is a 100 Watt, lightweight, portable solar charging system that provides DC power to charge batteries. Please note the attached product review video.
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  • Could RV Go Power Solar Panel Kit be Used in Home
  • The Go Power Solar Elite Charging System # 34282184 you referenced can provide you with power but it may not produce enough to replace a generator. You will need to also use a deep cell battery with this kit but it can give you basically "free power" once it's up and running. I attached a diagram of how it installs in a similar RV setup that can easily be used in a home setting.
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  • Compatibility of 190 Watt Solar Panel
  • The Go Power Overlander Solar Charging System with Digital Solar Controller - 190 Watt Solar Panel # 34282181 comes with the controller that is needed to connect to your batteries to make sure they are charged and maintained. I've attached a video and an article to assist with installation.
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  • How Many Solar Panels Do I Need For My Camper Van Build
  • Yes, we can help with this, but I suggest considering the needed wattage of solar instead of number of panels, as solar panels are measured in watts and can range from values of 100 watts or less, to several hundred watts depending on size and build. How many watts you need is relative to the amp hours (AH) of your battery/battery bank and what the actual useable stored energy is while comparing that to the expected rate of use. Most battery banks for RV use will be either some type...
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  • Go Power Portable And DuraLite Solar Panel Comparison
  • The reason the Go Power Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller - 200 Watt Solar Panel # 34282610 has a 25 year limited warranty through the manufacturer because the tempered glass and aluminum construction is heavier duty and meant to last for a long time. That is also why it weighs so much. The Go Power DuraLite Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller - 100 Watt Item # GP66FR is the made with less heavy duty materials to make it more portable and therefore isn't...
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  • Which Solar Panel System for 2008 Keystone Montana Running Small Appliances and Air Conditioning
  • A lot of this depends on how much power those appliances use, and then the size of your battery bank. If you've got a 2 battery bank will 2- 200 amp hour batteries, you'll have about 400 amp hours total of power; if you're using lead acid batteries you're going to cut that in half since depleting those batteries more than 50% will significantly shorten the life span of those batteries. I'm linking an article that we've put together that helps outline how you can do a test run of how much...
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  • Comparing GoPower 200 Watt Solar Panel and Controller to Goal Zero Boulder
  • We do carry GoPower Products. For the 200W portable kit we have the Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller - 200 Watt Solar Panel # 34282610. This kit has the controller you referenced GP-PSK-200 included along with the Foldable Rigid Panel. The Goal Zero Boulder 200 Briefcase Solar Panel - 200 Watts # 287-32409 is very similar in all features except the warranty. The GoPower Warranty is incredible in comparison.
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  • What is Controller Amperage Rating for Go Power Portable Solar System # GP-PSK-200
  • The controller that comes with the GP-PSK-200 # 34282610 is a 30 amp controller.
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  • How to Pick Out Size of Go Power Portable Solar System for RV
  • We actually have a help article covers your exact question of how much solar panel power does your setup need. I attached it to this page. It basically boils down to determining how much power you draw in an average day and then figuring out which setup is going to give you what you need.
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  • How Do I Set the Lithium Profile on the Go Power Portable Solar System
  • It sounds like you're having an issue getting the controller to save your "Lithium" setting on your GoPower Portable Solar System # 34282730, and there could be a couple things going on here. If you're just not seeing a "lithium" profile, and there are only 3 options to choose from instead of 4, this is because you've got an older model of the controller. The controller was recently changed to add the lithium profile, but if you have one of the older controllers you'll just want to use...
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  • Does the Go Power Solar AE-6 All Electric System Come with Everything Needed
  • The Go Power Solar AE-6 All Electric System part # 342-75011 is an all inclusive kit that comes with everything needed for most applications including mounting brackets, wiring, etc. That said, you would most likely need some installation specific components such as tools or ways to secure all the wires. Furthermore, you could also need more wiring but this will vary by each application as not all will have the same distance to the battery bank.
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  • Can Go Power Solar Elite Charging Kit be Used with Single Lithium Battery
  • The Go Power Solar Elite Charging System # 34282184 that you referenced will work great with your single lithium battery. It has a charging profile in the controller specific for the lithium batteries and can also be used on a single battery like what you have as well. If you wanted to add additional batteries in the future you certainly could too but your current battery is a larger one that typically doesn't require that.
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  • Can Go Power Portable Solar System Be Used with Existing Solar Panel Kit
  • The Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller # 34282729 will work just fine with your other solar panel roof kit. It will just add to the charge your current kit is supplying to the battery for an even higher amperage charge.
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  • Does Go Power Solar Extreme Charging System Use Inverter and Converter When Attached to Shore Power
  • I spoke with Go Power about your question and this is what they sent me in response: "They are correct in the weekender the converter is wired into the transfer switch so it only comes on when shore power is applied. In the larger kits the converter is disabled because the inverter also contains a converter. You don’t want the inverter powering a converter which is trying to charge the batteries. Big current draw loop." They also sent me a picture that I attached to this page that...
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  • Wiring Up Additional Batteries to Use with Go Power Solar AE-6 Electrical System # 342-75011
  • Adding the Go Power Solar AE-6 All Electrical System # 342-75011 to your existing setup will certainly provide much more charging power for your existing (and additional) 12V batteries. Go Power actually recommends a minimum of 6 batteries for ideal performance with this setup, so you will indeed want to add some more units to your system. When wiring up the batteries you will want to wire the bank up in parallel, which means connecting the positive post of one battery to the positive...
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  • Is 500 Watt Go Power Solar Flex Charging System Compatible With Lithium Batteries
  • I checked with the manufacturer for you and can confirm that the Go Power Solar Flex Charging System with MPPT Solar Controller - 500 Watt Solar Panels # 34275012 is indeed compatible with lithium batteries. According to Go Power the system is compatible with lithium, sealed, vented, AGM, and flooded lead acid batteries. I have added a link below to a video review for you to take a look at as well of the Go Power Solar Flex Charging System with MPPT Solar Controller - 500 Watt Solar...
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  • Can Batteries be Added to Bank if Using Go Power Flex Charging System
  • The Go Power Solar Flex Charging System with MPPT Solar Controller # 34275012 doesn't come with batteries so you can use it on your current bank and add batteries if needed.
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  • How Durable are the GoPower Solar Panels with Bad Weather
  • The solar panels for the Go Power Overlander Solar Charging System with Digital Solar Controller part # 34282181 are made of a very durable impact resistant tempered glass similar to a vehicles windshield and are designed to withstand hail and all other elements. With that said just like a cars windshield sometmes hail would become so large that it would cause damage but that is going to be in very severe baseball to softball size and larger hail.
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  • Can the USB on the Go Power Solar Kits be used for Charging Sensitive Electronics
  • Absolutely the Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller part # 34282729 can charge many types of electronics through its USB port. It uses a PWM controller to control the charge rate and not send power spikes to the electronics. The Go Power Solar Kits really are awesome and are very well built. I highly recommend them.
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  • Portable Solar For Small Camper
  • Keep in mind that solar ONLY charges batteries, and in the absence of electrical hook up, all your electricity comes from your batteries. If you really want to dive into solar I recommend that you review the documents I have attached for you and to do an energy audit to figure out how much solor (and batteries) you need or want. Since you have asked for a portable system, I especially like the Go Power # 34282730 portable 130 watt system. This system has a built in solar controller...
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  • Does Roof Install of Go Power Outlander Solar Power Kit Require Attaching to Roof Beam
  • For the Go Power Overlander # 34282181 the brackets that hold it to the roof of the RV require a roof surface of at least 1/2 inch but does not require it to attach to a roof beam.
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  • How Many Inputs Does Go Power Flex Solar Panel Kit Controller Have
  • The 30 amp controller of the Go Power Flex kit part # 34272628 can only take one power and ground cable but the solar panels can connect to each other on top of the RV to then supply the power of multiple panels on that one set of power cables.
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  • How Many Lithium Ion Batteries Are Needed for the Go Power Solar AE-6 All Electric System
  • In order to take full advantage of the Go Power Solar AE-6 All Electric System part # 342-75011 you will need a battery bank with at least a 600 Ah (Amp Hour) capacity. This will hold true whether you have lithium ion or lead acid etc batteries. In order to get to the 600 Ah minimum you most likely will need at least six batteries. In regards to starting the air conditioner with a generator, you just need to make sure the starting amps required for the air conditioner does not exceed...
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  • Intended Application for Go Power 500-Watt Solar Flex Kit 34275012
  • Go Power 500-Watt Solar Flex Kit # 34275012 is designed for RV applications but smaller homes could use one for some of the power needs. It is a complete 5-panel DC-power setup that includes all of the cables and the controller. Its 500-watt output will handle the power needs for many RVs. Please note you can link two of these system together easily enough, to give you a 1000-watt total capacity. Depending on the size of the house and the power requirements this might be enough. You...
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  • How Many House Batteries Do I Need for My Solar System
  • You'll need to add at minimum 1 battery and you could add as many as 3 since solar systems of this size typically recommend between 4-6 house batteries to store all of the power produced by almost 800w of solar panels. For reference, the Go Power Solar AE-6 All Electric System with 2 MPPT Solar Controllers - 1,140 Watt Solar Panels # 342-75011 you were looking at recommends between 4 and 8 batteries for use with that system. The other thing you might want to consider is getting an active...
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  • How Many Batteries Should be Used with the Go Power Solar All-Electric Kit # 34275011
  • When using the Go Power Solar All-Electric Kit # 342-75011 that you referenced a minimum of 6 batteries is recommended for the battery bank. To maximum usage and performance of this system you will want to use 6-8 batteries. I have attached a diagram of how everything will be hooked up as well that you might find helpful. This is a really great kit that includes 6 solar panels, 2 MPPT solar controllers, an MPPT digital remote display, a cable entry plate with 25 feet of cable, and all...
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  • Recommended Solar Panel for Maintaining Trailer Batteries While In Storage
  • Using a solar panel to help keep the batteries charged on your trailer while it's in storage is a great idea. You are right that you will just need a panel and some kind of controller to prevent overcharge. I recommend taking a look at the Go Power Eco Solar Charging System # 34273837 which includes both of these components. The 20-Watt panel along with the solar controller will use sunlight to trickle charge the batteries and regulate the current flow to prevent overcharging. The panel...
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  • How Large Should Battery Bank be for Go Power Solar Elite Charging System
  • I checked with Go Power, and the recommended size of the battery bank to use with the Go Power Solar Elite Charging System - 380 Watt Solar Panels - 2,000 Watt Inverter Charger # 34282184 is four batteries, as you can see by the accompanying cut out I added. I also added a cut out showing a typical battery bank configuration so you can see how a bank would be wired. I do recommend also checking out the video review I linked for you of the Go Power Solar Elite Charging System # 34282184.
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  • Should Go Power Weekender Solar Charging System be Installed by an Electrician
  • In regards to the installation of the Go Power Weekender ISW RV Solar Charging System # 34282183 we have to go by the manufacturer's guidelines, and as you can see by the cut out of the linked installation instructions, a qualified individual such as an electrician should perform the install. There is the potential when working around electricity for a novice to get hurt, so while people have assuredly installed this themselves, I strongly recommend an RV technician or electrician do...
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  • Will the Go Power Portable Solar Systems Work With Two 6 Volts Batteries Wired In Series
  • The Go Power Portable Solar Systems like part # 34282729 for 90 watts will work just fine with two six volt batteries wired in series. In regards to installation, you would simply attach the red cable to the positive post on the first battery and the black cable to the negative post on the second battery.
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  • Battery Bank Size for Effective Go Power Solar Extreme Charging System
  • I have added a cut out from the linked manual of the Go Power Solar Extreme Charging System - 570 Watt Solar Panels - 3,000 Watt Inverter Charger # 34282185 which shows a typical 12 volt battery bank set up, and the recommended battery size are 100 amp hour batteries. This system has three solar panels which are capable of charging about 120 to 130 amp hours of battery power per day. So it really depends on the amount of power you use but so long as you make sure you keep the solar panels...
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  • Best Way to Secure Go Power 90 Watt Portable Solar Panel to Prevent Theft
  • Those are great questions! According to my contact at Go Power, the amperage rating for the Go Power # 34282729 under ideal conditions would be 4.6 amps/hour back into your battery bank. This will fluctuate depending on sun conditions as well as the orientation to the sun, age of battery bank, cleanliness of solar panel, etc. To prevent theft, I highly recommend the ToyLok Retractable Cable Lock with Padlock # LC337120. You would bolt it onto your trailer's frame with the included tamper...
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