Originally Posted by Titus
Would you mind describing (or posting a picture) of your 400W solar layout. I was set to add two 100 W GS 100 panels from AM Solar only to find the GS 100 are no longer available. So I am back to the drawing board. I was going to put the two new panels behind the AC and have them feed down through a combiner box also located rear of the AC. That new 8 gauge wire would meet the wires from the existing 50W panel at a new Blue Sky Energy 2512ix-HV. With the smaller GS 100's no longer available I am back to looking at other options. Thanks for your help on this issue - and for all your other contributions to the forum.
I'm traveling at the moment so I don't have pictures handy. I have payed them before on this forum. My setup required two special mods. To get two panels in front of the AC unit I had to reverse the MaxAir fan. Easy to do but then you can't leave it open when driving. I used RhinoRack top carries attacked to the roof C channels that came on my Interstate to mount all panels about 4 inches above the roof. I did that to clear the bathroom vent fan and replaced one of the original tank vents with a lower profile version.
In the rear I relocated the TV antenna to the top of the AC cover. All four panels are combined in a junction box I got from AM Solar and the wire drop is through the cabinet at rear of the bath.
Those GS-100 panels are identical to the same size sold under the name Grape Solar. They were available from Home Depot. You might check with them to see if they are still available.
I'll post some photos when I get home next week.
- - Mike
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