Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-06-2011, 08:30 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
1987 31' Excella
Erin , Ontario
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 6
60 watt Costco Sunforce system install. Questions

On the weekend I installed the above system on our late 80's 34' Excella. A couple of questions. The panels gets connected to the 7 amp controller, which then gets connected to the pos. and neg. terminals on the battery. Will both batteries get charged with the controller only connected to 1 battery ? Do I need to have the battery switch in the trailer turned on to charge ? All we run is lights and sometimes the fridge controls if we are staying more than 1 night and we only get up every other weekend at best. Will this be enough ? It was reading charging when we left Sat. morning. Has any one out there used this Costco system ? It seemed a tad flimsy in spots. It was a price driven purchase. Thanks for any help.

RJB54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 09:52 AM   #2
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
lewster's Avatar
Currently Looking...
Naples, FL , Hood River, OR
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 6,802
To insure complete charging of both batteries (I assume here that you have 2 identical 12VDC batteries connected in parallel), connect the positive charge lead to the positive terminal of one of the batteries and the negative charge lead to the negative terminal of the other battery.

Lew Farber...RVIA Certified Master Tech...ABYC Certified Master Marine Electrician
lewster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 11:58 AM   #3
1 Rivet Member
1987 31' Excella
Erin , Ontario
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 6
Yes, 2 deep cell 12 V batteries. Can I just use the wire from BX minus the steel sheathing? Tks. Lewster
RJB54 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Onan install – ’05 30’ Classic GetOutDoors Generators & Solar Power 16 09-10-2012 06:59 AM
Use of hitch system.. KyMoonshine Hitches, Couplers & Balls 14 04-11-2011 10:00 PM
Dual system? Am I going to blow it up? robwok Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 0 03-24-2011 07:45 AM
System of a grill Jammer Stella's Kitchen 30 02-27-2011 10:15 AM
'62 Safari electrical update questions Peggy Wilson Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 3 02-12-2011 07:23 PM

Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:12 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.