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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • What Type of Connectors Does Furrion 165 Watt Solar Panel part # FR73SR Use
  • The Furrion 165 watt solar panel part # FR73SR that you referenced does not use MC4 connectors and instead uses Zamp connectors. PV1-F 1×2.5 mm 2 wire terminated in PV connectors.
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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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  • Adding Solar Panels To The Go Power Solar Elite Charging System
  • The solar charge controller included in your Go Power Solar Elite Charging System # 34282184 can handle up to 600 watts and the panels you have are rated for 380 watts. You will only want to utilize 75% of the max wattage the solar charge controller can handle to allow for unexpected surges and prevent overloading the controller. 75% of 600 would give you 450 watts so you would only be able to add another 70watt panel to your system unless you wire in a second MPPT solar charge controller...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Will Go Power Eco Solar Charging System w/ Digital Solar Controller Be Enough to Charge 3 Batteries
  • The Go Power Eco Solar Charging System with Digital Solar Controller # 34273837 would be enough to trickle charge your batteries, essentially keeping already charged batteries charged up when not being used. It would not be enough to actually charger dead batteries or keep up with batteries being used. You would need to step up to a kit like the Go Power Rigid Eclipse Solar Charging System with MPPT Solar Controller # GP97MR. This kit would allow you to run some smaller applications...
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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 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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  • Is The Go Power 570 Watt Solar Extreme Charging System Available With a MPPT Charge Controller?
  • Since Go Power does not offer a Solar Extreme Charging System like # 34282185 with a 30amp MPPT Controller # GP72RR you would need to get all the components separately and build your own system. Here is a list of the parts needed. Go Power Overlander Expansion Kit # 34282182 Qty- 3 30AMP Go Power MPPT Solar Charge Controller # GP72RR Bluetooth Remote Display for Go Power MPPT Solar Charge Controllers # GP37MR 3,000 Watt Go Power Industrial Pure Sine Wave Inverter Charger # 34275013 Go...
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  • 200 Watt Solar Panel and Mounting Kit for RV with Wiring and Controller
  • For a 200 watt rigid panel for the roof of your RV you'd want the part # RED66VR and then for a mounting kit # RED79VR and that would be it since you have the wiring and controller.
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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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  • 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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  • Adding 190 Watt Go Power Solar Panel to Go Power 190 Watt Overlander Solar Charging System
  • Solar panels aren't wired like that, they use connectors to plug into the controller, so you won't have to do any wiring at all in order to add another 190 watt panel to your current system, the Go Power Overlander Solar Charging System with Digital Solar Controller - 190 Watt Solar Panel # 34282181. All you need is the expansion kit, which comes with the necessary MC4 branch connectors, and the 190 watt kit is the Go Power Overlander Expansion Kit - 190 Watt Solar Panel # 34282182.
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  • Suspension Enhancement for 2021 Toyota Sienna
  • Yes, I recommend the Firestone Coil-Rite Air Helper Springs # F4155. I recommend these because of the additional support they add directly to the factory installed coil springs. When inflated they will help eliminate side-to-side movement, improving overall stability, and help remove squat.
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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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  • Is a 100 Watt Solar Panel Enough To Maintain (6) 6v Batteries With No Power Draw
  • Yes, a 100 watt solar panel will be able to maintain (6) 6v batteries that are fully charged with no power draw for 6 months. For instance a lead acid battery will have about a 3% discharge rate per month. A 100 watt solar panel would be more than sufficient to keep up with the discharge rate of your batteries. We have a few different 100 watt options, depending on what you are looking for. I have listed these out for you below: Go Power Retreat Solar Charging System # 34272635 Go...
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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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  • Can Solar Panel be Added to 130 Watt Go Power Solar Kit
  • I reached out to Go Power, who said you can add a 190 watt panel, but you would need to use a new, 30 amp controller because the 10 amp controller of your Go Power Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller - 130 Watt Solar Panel # 34282730 is not rated highly enough for both panels. So here is what you would need to add: - Go Power Overlander Expansion Kit - 190 Watt Solar Panel # 34282182 - Go Power PWM Solar Charge Controller with Bluetooth - 30 Amp # 34276119 What Go...
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  • How Can I Improve Wind Resistance on My Redarc Solor Panel # RED66VR?
  • In order to greatly reduce the noise on your Redard Solor Panel # RED66VR, I recommend installing the Redarc Solar Panel Wind Fairing Mounts - Qty 2 # RED29VR. With the fairings, they provide the wind resistance you need in order to decrease the amount of noise during transport. They mount to your panel with adhesive or common fasteners.
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  • Can a 2nd solar panel be added to Go Power Portable Solar Panel to charge 3-100ah Lithium batteries?
  • You technically could add a second Go Power Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller - 200 Watt Solar Panel # 34282610 to power your travel trailer's lithium batteries, however, this would require some custom wiring to the controller as Go Power doesn't sell a kit to make this process quick and easy. The better option would be to upgrade to a system that is more capable of charging your 3-100ah lithium battery bank, and for that I recommend the Go Power Overlander Solar Charging...
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  • Availability of Flexible Go Power Solar Panel Kit to Use on RV with GP Controller
  • We do have Go Power panels that are flexible that were designed to be used as an expansion for setups that have controllers already like with the part # 34272629 which is a 110 watt panel. Determining how much solar panel power you'd need there's a few factors to consider but we do have a help article that covers exactly how to determine this that I attached.
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  • Adding Portable Solar Panel To Lance Travel Trailer
  • We have just what you need, the Go Power Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller, # 34282610. This lets you place the solar panel where you need it for maximum sunlight while not having to place the camper in the sun too. For the later model Lance trailers there is a connection on the side of the trailer specifically for portable systems. This connection port is not run through the existing solar controller but directly to the battery bank. The intended purpose of this configuration...
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  • Can Multiple Extension Cords Be Used With The Go Power Portable Solar Panel System
  • You can add on more Extension Cables # 34270356 to your Go Power Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller # 34282730 without it being a safety hazard, but the longer the cords go the more voltage drop you'll experience. This means that you wouldn't be receiving a full output from your panels because the voltage is being used up traveling the length of the wire. Go Power really only recommends using one extension.
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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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  • Can A PWM Solar Charge Controller Be Swapped Out With An MPPT Solar Charge Controller
  • Yes, once you start getting into the 150w to 200w or higher range MPPT solar charge controllers are up to 30% more efficient than a PWM controller. Anything under 150w you're fine to just save your money and stick with a PWM controller as you'll see no added benefits from an MPPT. Since the Go Power Weekender ISW RV Solar Charging System # 34282183 you referenced is 190w you'll see an increased efficiency in the system when used with the Go Power MPPT Solar Charge Controller # GP54FR....
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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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  • 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 - 110 Watt Solar Panel # 34272629 to be added on and function properly.
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  • Is Go Power Overlander 190 Watt Solar Panel Kit Good Choice for 2020 Forest River RP195
  • Yes the Go Power Overlander Solar Charging System with Digital Solar Controller # 34282181 would be a really great choice to charge the 12 volt battery of your 2020 Forest River RP195. Since your Forest River is pre-wired it would have wiring ran to the battery already.
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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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  • Replacement Solar Panel For 2006 Lance 951 Truck Camper
  • The panel dimensions of the OptiMate Solar Duo Solar Charging System with Controller, # MA36JR are 27" long x 25-1/2" wide x 1-1/4"deep. This is a 60 Watt panel that best matches what you describe from our current available options. If you want to consider an upgrade and the room for it on your roof, I suggest the Go Power Eco Solar Charging System with Digital Solar Controller, # 34272627. This is an 80 watt monocrystalline solar panel with dimensions of 34.65" long x 26.4" wide x...
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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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  • Can a Redarc Solar Panel Be Used with a Victron SmartSolar MPPT Solar Charging System
  • Yes, the Redarc Solar Panel # RED66VR can be used with your Victron SmartSolar MPPT 100/30 Solar charging system. The Redarc Solar Panel # RED66VR uses a standard MC4 connector and can be used with any system that uses the MC4 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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  • Go Power Solar AE-4 and AE-6
  • The Go Power Solar AE-6, # 342-75011 has 6 panels (190 watts each) that can put out up to 10.1 amps or more for each panel, and there is an expansion kit available. You can add one, or a couple, of the 190 Watt Go Power Overlander Expansion Kits, # 34282182 and not have to change anything with the controllers. You can also use the Go Power Overlander Expansion Kits, # 34282182 with the Go Power Solar AE-4, # 342-75010.
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  • Adding Go Power Portable Solar Panel To The Side Port/Plug Of Lance Travel Trailer
  • Yes, you are correct, that is exactly one of the intended purposes of the Go Power Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller, # 34282610, to place the solar panel where you need it for maximum sunlight while not having to place the camper in the sun too. And on the Lance trailers, the additional port on the side of the trailer is not run through the existing solar controller but directly to the battery bank. The intended purpose of the that port is to be used with systems such...
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  • Does The Go Power DuraLite Portable Solar Panel Come With A 2-Pin XLR-Style Plug
  • Yes, the Go Power DuraLite Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller - 100 Watt, part # GP66FR, does come with the plug for your Furrion Solar Ready plug. I have included a video review link below.
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  • Can I Use the Go Power Solar Elite # 34282184 for a Refrigerator on My 2022 Grand Design Trailer?
  • Yes! Since the Go Power Solar Elite Charging System - 380 Watt Solar Panels # 34282184 includes a 2,000 Watt Inverter Charger, you will be able to use it for your refrigerator. However, it is important to note that it is a common misconception that solar power directly powers the fridge. In reality, the fridge will run off the the battery and the panels actually recharge that battery. In most cases, a fridge will draw 1 amps to 6 amps an hour with a standard average being 2.5 amps....
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  • How Long is the Cable in the Go Power Portable Solar Panel Kit
  • The length of the connection cable in the Go Power Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller # 34282730 is 12' long. We do have the Extension Cable for Go Power Portable Solar Kit # 34270356 available which is 30' long if you are needing more length.
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  • Can Go Power Solar Panel Kits Attach to Curved Roof
  • Solar panels like the Go Power Solar Elite Charging System # 34282184 that you referenced can attach to curved roofs but the trick is to use longer and shorter mounting brackets so that the panel attaches while still being flat to the curved roof. The brackets that come with this kit are all the same size so you may have to come up with a way to fabricate a way to make them shorter and taller.
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  • Solar Battery Charger/Maintainer That Is Safe For Lithium Batteries
  • Yes, the OptiMate Solar Duo Solar Charging System with Controller # MA49JR is safe to you on your Lithium batteries and can also be used with lead acid batteries. The multistage smart charger helps to extend battery life by not overcharging your batteries. It can be used on batteries from 2 amp hours up to 240 amp hours.
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  • Solar Panel And Solar Controller Recommendation For A Coach With Four 6V & Two 12V RV Batteries
  • For your caper with 4 6v AGM & 2 12v house batteries, I recommend taking a look at the: -Go Power Overlander Solar Charging System with Digital Solar Controller # 34282181. This system includes a 190watt solar panel, a digital solar controller, MC4 cables, and installation hardware. Additionally, this solar panel measures 59-1/8" long x 26-5/16" wide x 1-1/2" deep, and weighs 26-lbs. Attached is a product review video for you to check out.
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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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  • 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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  • Does the Go Power DuraLite Portable Solar Panel Work With a Camper Pre-wired for Zamp Solar
  • Yes, the Go Power DuraLite Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller # GP66FR works with Zamp solar plugs. It comes with XLR-style and SAE solar plugs, which work with RVs that are pre-wired for solar, including Zamp solar ports.
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  • How to Add Go Power Portable Solar Panel Kit to Trailer with Go Power Solar Panel on Roof
  • For your application I recommend using the Go Power Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller # 34282610. This will need to be connected directly to your battery bank and then uses Anderson Connectors to go from the battery pigtail you'll install out to the solar panel assembly. The Anderson extension that comes with this kit is only 12' long so you'll need the 30' Extension # 34270356 as well. All of the portable solar kits from Go Power come with adapters to make it work with...
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  • Recommendation of Portable Solar Panel Set-Up for a 2022 Coleman Lantern LT 17B
  • For a portable system, I suggest the Go Power Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller, # 34282730. This is a 130 watt foldable solar panel that allows you to place it where you choose to for maximum sunlight. Under optimum conditions, this 130 watt system will charge your 12VDC battery at up to 6.74 amps. Park you travel trailer in the shade and place in this in the sunlight. It comes as a complete package that includes single solar panel with built-in solar controller,...
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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 - 220 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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  • What Size Of Battery System Should Be Used With The Go Power Solar Extreme?
  • The recommended battery size for the Go Power Solar Extreme Charging System # 34282185 is in fact 250Ah. This will do a great job running your refrigerator, lights, etc. I have attached a video and the instruction manual for the Solar Power Extreme System for you to check out as well.
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  • 100-Watt Solar Panel Kit For A 40' RV That Can Be Added-On
  • Yes, we do have exactly what you need: -The Go Power Solar Flex Charging System with Digital Solar Controller # 34272630. This is 100W Solar Panel Kit that comes with everything you need for installation, and, can be expanded upon with the Go Power Solar Flex Expansion Kit # 34272629, which will also allow you to utilize the same controller like you mentioned. I have also included a couple of videos for you to check out.
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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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  • Solar Panel Setup that Can Charge both a House Battery and Vehicle Battery
  • The solar controllers we offer with our solar panel kits don't have the ability to charge separate battery setups so what would be your best option would be a kit like the Go Power Solar Elite part # 34282184 for each of the batteries you plan on charging. One for the house battery bank and then one for the vehicle.
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  • Will Go Power Portable Solar Panels Work With Furrion 10A Solar Ready Charge Ports
  • Yes, the Go Power Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller - 200 Watt Solar Panel # 34282610 will work with the Furrion 10A charge receptacle. They use the same SAE and XLR solar plugs.
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  • Mounting Brackets And Entry Plate For The Go Power Weekender RV Solar System
  • The mounting hardware that you'll need for the Go Power Weekender ISW RV Solar Charging System # 34282183 is part # 34272708. As for the terminal block, I think you're talking about the entry plate # 34273840. If I'm wrong then please reply back with a bit more detail about what it is and I can find the correct part for you.
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  • Go Power Inverter Compatible with a Solar Set Up
  • We do have solar kits from Go Power like the Go Power Solar Elite Charging System # 34282184 which would include the Go Power Industrial Pure Sine Wave Inverter Charger # 34280055, so you would not need to pick up one separately. Or you do have the option of getting the Go Power Industrial Pure Sine Wave Inverter Charger # 34280055 individually and adding the other solar components down the road.
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  • How Long Would it Take Go Power Solar Kit GP66FR to Charge Battery
  • Using any of the included connectors of the Go Power DuraLite Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller # GP66FR would not inhibit any of it's charging capabilities. At full capacity the charger would put out a 5 amp charge which would take some time to fully charge a dead battery. Typically a 5 amp charge takes about 6 hours to fully charge a standard 12 volt battery. These kits were made to be very durable and reliable. I'd store long term indoors. 12 feet would normally be long...
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  • How to Fix the Blinking Icons on My Go Power Solar Panel # 34282610
  • Sorry to hear about your controller! I went ahead and investigated this issue, and I discovered that if the controller of the Go Power Solar Panel # 34282610 continuously blinks on and off with all icons, the # 34280503 controller is receiving a battery voltage that is too high (over 15.5 volts). Once the voltage decreases below 15.5 volts, the controller will function normally. I attached a photo from the instructional manual that shows this error message. After decreasing the voltage,...
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  • Does GoPower 34282184 380 Watt Solar Elite Charging System Include Battery Temperature Sensor
  • The Go Power # 34282184 380 watt Solar Elite Charging System does indeed include the battery temperature sensor, as shown in the provided photo. If you click the provided link, you can see a typical installation.
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  • Go Power Pure Sine Wave Inverter Charger and Go Power Solar Flex Charging System
  • Yes, the Go Power Industrial Pure Sine Wave Inverter Charger - 2,000 Watts, # 34280055 can be connected to a battery bank that is being charged with a Go Power Solar Flex Charging System with Digital Solar Controller and 220 Watt Solar Panels, # 34272628. Keep in mind that a 2,000 watt inverter is capable of running a lot of items simultaneously. This generally speaking is used with a large battery bank that is being charged by more than 200 watts of solar. Please note the link to...
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  • Options Go Power Solar Flex 110 Watt Solar Panels and Digital Solar Controller
  • Yes, the Go Power Solar Flex Charging System with Digital Solar Controller and 2 each 110 Watt Solar Panels plus needed wiring is # 34272628. This kit uses the same panels that you can purchase under the 110 Watt expansion kit, # 34272629. For the Go Power PWM Solar Charge Controller 30 Amp with Bluetooth option, that is # 34276119.
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  • What Solar Panel do You Recommend for My Furrion Controller and Inverter?
  • Since you have a Furrion controller, those include proprietary connections that are only compatible with Furrion panels. The only panel we carry by them is the Furrion Solar Panel - Rigid - 165 Watts - 59" x 26-5/8" # FR73SR. This panel comes with a maximum output of 165 watts and 8.82 amps. Depending on your energy needs, you may need to purchase more than 1 panel.
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  • Wiring Diagram For Connecting The Go Power Solar Elite Charging System To A Circuit Breaker Panel
  • At the 20 minute mark of the installation video for the Go Power Solar Elite Charging System # 34282184 Dave explains that you'll need to run wire from your RV power inlet to the inverter in the top three connection points for our power in. For power out you'll run more wire from the lower connections inside of the inverter/charger to the panel. I've attached a wiring diagram below that will help clear up the confusion.
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  • What Type of Cable Connectors Does Furrion Solar Panel Kit FR73SR Use
  • Extension cables are not available from us for the Furrion Solar Panel Kit part # FR73SR but the cable type is PV1-F 1×2.5 mm 2 wire terminated in PV connectors.
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  • Is Go Power Weekender ISW a Good Choice to Add to a 2018 Lance Camper 975
  • The Go Power Weekender ISW RV Solar Charging System # 34282183 is a great solar system to use and it will automatically switch from DC power to shore power when you plug the converter in. If you have a storage box on the outside you should be able to just mount the switch in there and just plug right into 110 power but depending on the situation you may need to add a receptacle cover like part # F15RCSPSAM to get everything wire up conveniently. Since this is a universal kit I don't...
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  • Biggest Solar Panel Kit for 2021 42 foot Dutchman Yukon
  • The solar panel kit we offer that puts out the highest amount of wattage is the Go Power part # 342-75011 that you referenced which has 6 panels and can put out 1,140 watts. Running your AC units off of a battery that was connected to this solar panel setup would easily work well as this is capable of putting out 54 amps.
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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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  • 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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  • 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 Does Solar Panel Wire Normally Run to Controller if Mounted on Roof
  • You'd have to run the wire for the solar panel like what comes with the kit part # 34280058 through the roof of the vehicle and then down to either the controller or to where the port is on the opposite side of the wall. I attached a help article on installing solar panel kits for you to check out as well. Step 2 covers running the wires.
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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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  • Adding Solar Panels From Different Manufacturers
  • If you currently have the 165 Watts Furrion Solar Panel, # FR73SR installed that will have different connections than what Zamp products use. However, if the Zamp solar panel you have is their 160 portable unit, you simply connect using its solar controller instead of connecting to the existing roof mounted system and Furrion solar controller. You can have more than one solar controller supplying a battery bank.
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  • Installing A Go-Power Solar Power System
  • The Go Power Solar AE-6 All Electric System with 2 MPPT Solar Controllers - 1,140 Watt Solar Panels Item # 342-75011 has to be wired to the battery bank and the battery bank to the inverter. If you wire straight to the inverter the solar controllers will not receive enough of a charge to function and the inverter will keep sending errors to the solar controller which will cause the system to stop. Go-Power recommends following the wiring diagram I've attached exactly how it is to ensure...
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  • Duralite 100W Panel Use With Promaster 3500
  • The Go Power DuraLite Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller, # GP66FR is a lightweight, portable solar charging system rated at 100 watts max. Under optimum conditions this will put out 5.06 amps from the solar panel. You can connect multiple panels to the controller as it is capable of up to 30 amp input. Use the Go Power 100 Watt Panel Expansion, # GP76FR. Yes, you can connect this to the vehicle battery, using the battery clamp connection, to apply a charge same as...
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  • Parts Needed to Add Solar Panel to Pre-Wired Coachman Apex Nano Travel Trailer
  • If your Coachman Apex Nano just has wiring then you can use the Go Power DuraLite Portable Solar Panel with Digital Solar Controller # GP66FR with nothing else as the solar controller will properly charge your system. If your Apex Nano has an onboard controller then you use just a solar panel like part # GP76FR along with an adapter like part # GP72VR to plug in directly to the port on your trailer. If you can give me some more insight into what you have on your trailer I'd be more than...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How Does Go Power Extreme Solar kit part # 34282185 Connect to Different Battery Banks
  • The manual for the Go Power Extreme Solar kit part # 34282185 states that connecting to the batteries directly is the best way make the connections to them. If you have a transfer switch between battery banks though you'd need to charge through that so that you aren't attempting to charge different battery banks at various states of charge. I attached a picture that shows the portion of the install instructions that covers the battery connections.
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  • Can Lithium and Lead Acid Batteries be Mixed in Battery Bank
  • You don't want to mix lithium and lead acid batteries in a battery bank. The reason being that the lithium batteries have a higher resting voltage than the lead acid batteries so the lithium battery is going to be drained constantly by the lower voltage of the lead acid battery. Your best bet would be to go with all lithium like the # PS44FR that you referenced.
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  • Extension Cable for Jackery SolarSaga 100W Panels or Go Power Portable Solar
  • I do not have an extension for the Jackery panels, but I have a better solution. I contacted Jackery and asked if their connections were standard XLR or SAE. They replied, "Please know that Jackery output is 18V, port size is 8mm with a cord about 3m. As long as your RV meets these requirements, then can use it. But since our solar panels are not waterproof currently, we do not recommend to use it in an RV setting." Since they do not state "standard XLR or SAE" I will not have an...
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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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  • Solar Controller for Go Power Solar Extreme Charging System with Additional Panel(s)
  • Yes, you will need to increase the capability of your solar controller to add panels to this system. The Go Power Solar Extreme Charging System, # 34282185 has a total of 570 Watts, 190 watts and 9.3 amps per panel under optimum conditions and paired with and a 30-Amp PWM solar controller. Adding a 4th panel will increase the output, under optimum conditions, to slightly more than 37 amps which is above the rating of the kits controller. If you want to add the Go Power Overlander...
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  • Preventing Battery Drain In Storage On A 2018 Momentum RV
  • If your trailer is off or in storage and the battery is draining then you should install a battery disconnect switch like the Epicord Battery Disconnect Switch with Key - 50 Amp # 277-000096 to cut all power consumption from your batteries. As for charging the batteries the Go Power Eco Solar Charging System with Digital Solar Controller - 80 Watt Solar Panel # 34272627 will charge approximately 27.42ah a day in peak conditions so if you're having a larger pull than that in a day you'll...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Battery Bank Set Up for Go Power Solar Flex Charging System with MPPT Solar Controller
  • I checked with the manufacturer, Go Power, and what they recommend for the Go Power Solar Flex Charging System with MPPT Solar Controller - 550 Watt Solar Panels # 34275012 is a battery bank with a minimum of 6 batteries/600 amp hours, as you can see by the cut out I added of the linked manual. I also added a cut out showing the typical battery bank configuration for you so you can see exactly how your batteries would be wired. Go Power does specifically recommend the use of the...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Power Audit For Solar Set Up And Battery Bank
  • The size of your battery bank will depend on your power consumption mostly. You will need to find out the Amp hours or Ah of your appliances. Then how long you will run them each day, you can use this information to gauge how big of a battery bank you will need. If you are a middle of the road power consumer you will probably need 200-500 watts. That said a 300W solar panel system if properly installed and in peak conditions can charge four 50 Ah 12 volt batteries connected in parallel...
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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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