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Old 08-12-2017, 04:56 PM   #29
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... put the forward-most panel that close to the A/C because you wanted to fit the rear-most panel between it and that cable that's coming out of the roof?
You got it. I think the cable is the power for the power awning. It penetrates the roof at an awkward spot, and Airstream sealed it with a great glob of something. The second (rearward) panel butts up against and rides up on that glob. Just barely fits. But I still had room for a small airgap between the two panels, for circulation.
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You got it. I think the cable is the power for the power awning. It penetrates the roof at an awkward spot, and Airstream sealed it with a great glob of something. The second (rearward) panel butts up against and rides up on that glob. Just barely fits. But I still had room for a small airgap between the two panels, for circulation.
I think all will be well once you move to a series connection with all 3 panels and your new MPPT charge controller, but don't freak out if you check your Atkinson and only see 5-6A coming from those two rear panels. Depending on how the new panels are made, if the A/C shades the right (or wrong....) cells the entire panel may turn "off", leaving you with just one that's providing power.
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