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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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  • Recommended Battery Size for Go Power Solar Extreme Charging System
  • The recommended battery size for the Go Power Solar Extreme Charging System - 570 Watt Solar Panels - 3,000 Watt Inverter Charger # 34282185 are 100 amp hour batteries. This is a highly effective solar charging system your batteries, and to maximize the system's effectiveness I do highly recommend adding the Adjustable Mount Kit for Go Power Rigid Solar Panels - 0 to 75 Degree Angle # 34244034. These mounts are going to give the solar panels the best sun exposure over the longest period...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Complete Portable Solar Power Kit
  • Go Power Solar Flex Charging System # 34272630 is intended for a permanent installation but we have a portable 2-panel version, Go Power Portable Solar Kit # 34282610, which is an all-inclusive portable system that unfolds when you need it. It is complete, including the panels, controller, panel legs, cables and even a carrying case. This is a perfect solution to add when-you-need-it solar charging capability to your camping setup. Please check out the video I linked for you.
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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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  • 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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  • 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 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Is 100W Solar Panel Kit a Good Match for Dry Camping 5-7 Days in the Desert
  • Location does help so don't discount that entirely, but it has more to do with how much sun you'd be getting than it does with how hot and dry the location is. With that being said, the Goal Zero Boulder 100 Briefcase Solar Panel # 287-32408 produces around 35 amp-hours a day in the best conditions (no clouds or shade gets in the way and the panels are facing direct sunlight) which should be enough if you only plan on using some smaller appliances. To determine if this is enough for...
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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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  • 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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  • Can RV Solar Kit Be Expanded with Additional Solar Panels?
  • Go Power Retreat Solar Charging Kit w/ Digital Controller - 100 Watts - 5.43 Amp # 34272635 is expandable to multiple panels using the Go Power Retreat-E Expansion Kit - 100 Watts - 5.43 Amp # 34272634. If you want more power, you may want to consider the The Go Power Overlander-E Expansion Kit # 34282182 which can add the Go Power Overlander Solar Charging Kit w/ Digital Controller # 34282181 to give you a larger system. Either option can be expanded with more panels as desired....
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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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  • 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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  • Picking Between 130 Watt and 90 Watt Solar Panels for No Boundaries 10.6 Camper
  • The bigger the solar panels you go with from Go Power the more wattage you end up getting so between the 130 watt kit part # 34282730 and the # 34282729 I'd go with the 130 watt kit. The length is only 10 inches longer so overall you get more wattage without sacrificing that much space when storing them. The amperage also increases from 4.4 amps to 6.74 amps to.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will the Go Power 90 Watt Portable Solar System Power a Residential Refrigerator
  • I do have an option for you but the main variable here is going to be the exact power requirements for the refrigerator. If this is indeed a residential size refrigerator then this would not be practical to run off a small solar panel and battery bank. In order to power a residential size refrigerator you would most likely need around six 6v batteries and a 600+ watt solar system. If you have no other means of charging you batteries then you would be much better off downsizing your...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Picking Out a Solar Panel Kit for Lance Camper
  • It depends on how much solar power you are wanting but we have great kits to add solar power to your trailer like the Go Power Retreat Solar Charging System with Digital Solar Controller # 34272635 which comes with a 100 watt solar panel. For a more substantial wattage system we also have the # 34275012 which is 500 watts or for 200 watts # 34272628. These kits come with controllers, wiring , and mounts to install and run to your RV battery as well so all you'd need is the kit part number.
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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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  • Availability of Go Power Solar Panel for RV that Has Go Power Solar Controller Installed
  • While we don't have a 20 watt panel with just the wires (part # 34273837 also includes the controller) we do have the 50 watt expansion kit part # 34280125 which would work really well with your setup. The panel has a higher wattage which just means the controller would have more wattage to work with when charging your batteries and wouldn't damage anything. The dimensions of the panel are 42-1/8" long x 11-5/16" wide x 1/8" deep.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Does Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller Have Lithium Battery Profile
  • The controller of the Go Power Solar Panel Kit part # 34282610 has a lithium battery charging profile that you will need to select in the controller settings.
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  • Portable Solar Panel Compatibility with 2019 Winnebago Travato
  • The Go Power Eco Solar Charging System - 10 Watt Solar Panel # 34273836 is directly connectable to the side port on your 2019 Winnebago Travato. It will connect directly into the port shown on the attached picture.
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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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  • Do the Go Power Solar Flex Charging Systems Require Drilling Into the Roof
  • The Go Power Solar Flex Charging Systems like part # 34272628 will come with the connectors needed for a pre-wired application. That said, the panels will need to be secured to the roof via drilling. It would only really require a few self-tapping screws but drilling nonetheless. There are four holes on the corners of the panels for this purpose.
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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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  • Solar Charging for my 12 Volt Winch Battery
  • Yes the Go Power Eco Solar Charging System part # 34273836 that you referenced can be used to charge and maintain your 12 Volt battery on your trailer used for a winch. As you stated you use it sparingly and that is the key. If your were to use it regularly you would need a different type of set up like the Redarc In-Vehicle BCDC Battery Charger part # 331-BCDC1225D. This is designed to charge that battery back up using your vehicles alternator rather than relying on solar power.
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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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  • Can Go Power 34282730 Solar Panel Be Used While Trailer is Stored
  • You can indeed use the solar panel/charger while you're storing the camper. The Go Power # 34282730 Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller incorporates a smart charger in the controller that prevents overcharging. It will adjust the power as needed to keep your batteries charged. I've linked to a product video for you.
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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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  • 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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  • Parts Needed to Control Battery Charge with Go Power Eco Solar Charging System
  • In addition to the Go Power Eco Solar Charging System - 10 Watt Solar Panel # 34273836 you'll at least need the Go Power PWM Solar Charge Controller # 34280503 and then I recommend using an entry plate like the part # 34273841REVA to make the installation look nice as the controller will need to be on the inside of your trailer/vehicle. The entry plate I mentioned has a 10" wiring extension but if you need something longer is also comes in the following lengths: 7' - # 34276245 25'...
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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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  • What is the Controller Amperage Rating for Go Power Portable Solar System 34282610
  • The Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller part # 34282610 comes with a 30 amp charge controller which I confirmed with Go Power for you.
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  • Can Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller # 34282610 Charge Lithium Battery
  • The controller of the Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller # 34282610 that you referenced is compatible with the higher voltage requirements of charging Lithium batteries like what you mentioned. This system is capable of putting out 11.43 amps which would charge a larger battery like what you mentioned as well.
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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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  • Inverter to Use with Go Power Solar Flex Charging System with MPPT Solar Controller # 34275012
  • The wattage output of the Go Power Solar Flex Charging System with MPPT Solar Controller # 34275012 is 500 watts so for an inverter that would handle that and work really well we have the Power Inverter part # WC3720 which is rated for up to 1,000 watts. We don't carry deep cycle batteries but the Group 27 batteries are a really great option for RV applications like yours and would work well with this setup as well.
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  • Can Controller of Go Power Portable Solar System # 34282730 be Bypassed
  • If you wanted to bypass the controller of the Go Power Portable Solar System # 34282730 you certainly could. It would be a matter of unwiring the panels from the controller and then instead wiring them to the controller on your RV.
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  • Is There a Way to Determine How Much Wattage From Solar Power an RV Needs
  • It really comes down to what accessories you plan to power with solar power. I attached a help article to this page that will guide you through determining exactly how much solar power wattage you'd need. It is very possible to do a roof mount to. Feel free to let me know what wattage you'd need as a minimum and I can help you come up with best setup.
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  • Is Controller of Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller Waterproof
  • Good question; as you can see by the cut out of the linked instructions I added, the controller that is part of the Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller - 130 Watt Solar Panel # 34282730 is not waterproof. The solar controller of this unit should be mounted inside to protect it from the elements. I have added links to a couple video reviews for you to check out as well of the Go Power Portable Solar System # 34282730.
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  • Will the Go Power 130 Watt Portable Solar System Work To Keep Multiple Batteries Topped Off
  • The Go Power Portable Solar System part # 34282730 should provide plenty of power to keep your house batteries topped off while the trailer is in storage. That said, it all just depends on what you have still drawing power from the batteries. Chances are, you will have some sensors still drawing power from the battery bank even while not in use. If you wanted, you could test the load on each battery to see how much power is being pulled on each, add those up and make sure the above kit...
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  • Recommended Power Inverter Compatible with 200 Watt Go Power Solar Panel Kit
  • The Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller - 200 Watt Solar Panel # 34282610 will connect to a 12v battery and then you can use either a large inverter like # 34280178 or a slightly smaller inverter like # WC3720. If you want to use this for a complete trailer, then you can use the Progressive Dynamics Pure Sine Wave Inverter w/ Transfer Switch - Remote - 1,000 Watts - 12V # PD1210NR. I've linked the page to all your options to assist, but you will want to use a...
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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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  • 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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  • Go Power Solar Panel Kit Similar to Super Solar Flex Kit for Keystone Montana RV
  • I looked up the Super Solar Flex kit you mentioned that Keystone offers and found that it's a 1,000 watt system capable of 60 amps. For a similar Go Power kit you'd want the # 342-75011 which is a 1,140 watt system as the part number you referenced is only 500 watt. I attached a review video for this for you to check out as well.
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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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  • Solor Equipment Recommendations for Jayco X23B With
  • For solar panels I would start with the Go Power # 34272628 2-pack of 100 watt panels. (Total of 200 watts) In the future (or today) based on the available space on your roof you can easily daisy-chain one, two, or four more panels. I like the flexible panels as they will conform to the bowed top of your roof, and are more easily installed compared to rigid framed panels. For additional panels order the Go Power # 34272629 expansion panel. These panels will just plug into your roof...
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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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  • 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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  • Can Expansion Panels Be Added to the 190 Watt Go Power Overlander Solar Charging System
  • Yes, we do offer the Go Power Overlander Solar Charging System part # 34282181 as well as the Go Power MPPT Solar Charge Controller part # GP54FR, Go Power Overlander Expansion Kit part # 34282182, and the Bluetooth Dongle part # GP94FR. I have attached a list with selection of cables as well.
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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 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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  • Is Inverter Needed to Charge Batteries with Go Power Eco Solar Charging System 34273837
  • The Go Power Eco Solar Charging System with Digital Solar Controller # 34273837 that you referenced comes with a controller that allows it to attach directly to 12 volt batteries to charge them. An inverter would not be needed as the output is 12 volt.
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  • Is Controller of Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller Waterproof
  • I wouldn't let the controller of the Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller # 34282610 get submerged in water but it would withstand rain. You'd want to use your best judgment when mounting the controller to limit exposure to rain if at all possible just to be on the safer side.
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  • Will the Go Power 200 Watt Portable Solar System Work with Flooded and LifePO4 Batteries
  • Yes, the Go Power Portable Solar System part # 34282610 will work with both Flooded and LifePO4 batteries as well Sealed/Gel and AGM.
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  • Can Go Power Portable Solar Panel System be Locked to Camper Trailer to Deter Theft
  • That's an interesting question and there is an option to add some security to the Go Power Portable Solar System with Digital Solar Controller # 34282730. What you an do is use a cable lock to secure one of the legs of the solar panels to, for example, a leg of one of the jacks on your camper. Most theft is really based on opportunity so if someone sees a heavy-duty cable lock around the solar panels, they are going to keep right on going. I strongly recommend a Master Lock cable...
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  • How Much Power Draw Typically for 13.5 BTU AC Unit on RV
  • A 13,500 btu air conditioner normally draws right at 1,300 watts which the solar panel kit part # 34282184 can only provide up to 380 watts at peak performance. The highest wattage setup we have from solar panels is the # 34282185 which is capable of 570 watts. Realistically if you are planning on using an AC unit you'll need to use a generator to power it like with # 333-0002.
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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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  • Solar Panel Kit Compatibility Whether Roof Mounted or Portable
  • The solar panel you want will be dependent not on the battery number, but more on the amp hours used by the battery bank and how long you want to use the bank without using any other charging system. I've attached a couple articles to assist. Although there isn't a system that is designed for both rooftop and ground use, they will utilize the exact same panels so the connections to the roof would be the biggest issue. The power wire connections on the roof could match the connections...
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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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  • Solar Panel Set Up For Pre-Wired RV's & Travel Trailers
  • Your 2020 Jayco Jay Flight SLX Travel Trailer is prewired for GoPower Portable Solar System like this one # 34282610. Then it all comes down to how much power you're wanting to use. Check out this article we made to help you calculate how much power you really need. The general rule of thumb is that a 100-watt solar panel can produce about 30 amp-hours per day, so you can use this guideline to determine about how many panels you need.
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Using Go Power 10 Watt Solar Panel Charging System to Trickle Charge 2 AGM 12V Batteries
  • I spoke with my contact at Go Power and he said that under good sun conditions and with limited to no power draw, the 10 Watt Solar Panel Charging System # 34273836 that you referenced should be enough to provide a sufficient trickle charge to your 2 AGM 12V batteries. The potential issue comes with a couple cloudy days in a row or when you draw more power from the battery as one 10 watt panel is going to be just enough without much wiggle room. Because of this going with 2 of the panels,...
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  • Choosing a Solar Panel Kit for a 2013 Rockwood A122BH A Frame Pop-Up Camper
  • Choosing the correct solar panel kit can be a bit overwhelming because there are so many options out there. For your application I would definitely get another battery (Lithium are the best) and then you might want to go with the Elite # 34282184 over the Flex # 34272628 simply because the Elite solar panels will draw in more energy and if most of the places you camp are wooded like what you show in your pictures you're going to need all the help you can get from the solar panels. Ultimately...
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  • Is 90 Watt Go Power Solar Panel System Compatible with AGW Batteries
  • Yes, the controller that comes with the 90 Watt Go Power Portable Solar System # 34282729 is compatible with AGW batteries. I confirmed this with my contact at Go Power.
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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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  • How to Interpret Readings on Controller for 90 Watt Go Power Portable Solar System
  • Thank you for your purchase of the Go Power Portable Solar System # 34282729 and all of the details in your question! To choose what type of battery your solar kit is geared towards charging you need to plug in your solar panel and then press and hold the B button until the current battery type starts to flash (at the bottom of the screen). You can then press B to cycle through the various options and then press and hold the A button for 3 seconds to confirm which profile your battery...
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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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  • Where to Start When Planning on Solar Power for 2018 Dutchmen Coleman Lantern 263BH RV
  • I attached three links to this page that cover exactly what you are looking for. How to determine how much solar power you need, how the systems work, and how they typically install. You most definitely can install it yourself if you like as well. Feel free to email me back with more questions and I can help further!
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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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  • 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 Kit for 2016 Wildcat Maxx 36 Prewired for Go Power Panels
  • I forwarded this to the engineer at Go Power Solar and they responded with this: Each controller will handle ~600 watts, so with 6 panels you have reached the upper limit of the number of panels that can be added with this system. The only other options would be to hook up two separate banks of 4 panels in parallel. In order to do this the panels are wired on the roof would have to be changed from series to parallel and branch connector and extra cable would need to be purchased. ...
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