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Old 08-09-2017, 08:01 PM   #1
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What is on my Bambi roof

I have an unknown object on the roof of our new 2018 FC19. Just checked with a friend who has a 2014 and his doesn't have this. Neither of us know what this is. It's a white plastic module about 18" wide, 6" front to back and 3-4" high with three round openings that look like fans facing aft.



Can anyone tell us what this is?
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:10 PM   #2
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Hi

Picture would probably help ...

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Sounds like your pre-wired solar combiner (Zamp).
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In trying to get a picture to post but we are out dry camping and the Imgur.com link(to my photo) in seeing on my iPad is apparently not a valid link.
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Got the link to the photo fixed. Awfully big for a solar combiner I would think.
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Got the link to the photo fixed. Awfully big for a solar combiner I would think.
However, that is what it is.
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Yup! That is a 3 port ZAMP combining box and it belongs there. No worries!
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Definitely the zamp solar combiner box. See google images.
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:37 PM   #9
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Thank you all. The Google image helped. Can't imagine how one would find room on a 19' for 450W of solar but glad to have the combiner although I doubt we'll ever use it.
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Thank you all. The Google image helped. Can't imagine how one would find room on a 19' for 450W of solar but glad to have the combiner although I doubt we'll ever use it.
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My guess is that it's easier for them to stock one gizmo than to have multiple different combiners. Given how "interesting" it is to pull wire through a trailer, having as much pre-wired as possible is a *good* thing. (except for the weight ....)

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This is what it looks like with an 80w solar panel installed on a 2017 16' Bambi.

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/p...olar-panel.jpg

You'll need one of these as well.

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/p...controller.jpg
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