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Old 06-07-2016, 10:41 AM   #1
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Help with solar...16.6!

Is there an easy way to disconnect the factory solar panels? My controller under my bed clicks constantly. I am hooked up to shore power with 100% battery charge! battery disconnect switch on store. Why is solar trying to charge my battery? The readout blinks green with a reading that goes up to 16.6v then goes back down to 13.7. I'm not sure what to do. I disconnected the blue Ethernet cable but that didn't help. Just reset display. I've blown 2 led lights already probably from volt spikes. Tried throwing towel over one panel but that didn't work either. Any suggestions besides taking it for service? I'm full timing in sunny south florida and will be here till December! Thanks!!

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Old 06-07-2016, 03:45 PM   #2
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Can anyone see this question?

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Old 06-07-2016, 03:50 PM   #3
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If you are truly getting 16 something volts,
There is something wrong and you are likely doing damage to your 12 volt electronics. I would find the connection from the controller and disconnect it untol you get this resolved.
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Old 06-07-2016, 03:55 PM   #4
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Is your solar malfunctioning or is it your converter that is malfunctioning?

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Old 06-07-2016, 04:42 PM   #5
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Not sure about converter. Pretty sure it's the solar controller. Dealer told me to pull out fuse from controller but I couldn't find it. Not sure which wire to disconnect, lots going into and out of box. I believe the yellow wires are coming from the panels according to the install booklet. I think the easiest thing for now would be to somehow cover both panels securely. Thoughts? Thanks....
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Old 06-07-2016, 06:10 PM   #6
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Disconnect the yellow wire coming from the panels. You can also pull the fuse to the charge controller. Just make sure you cover the end of the bare wire with a wire nut and or tape.

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