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Old 06-15-2011, 09:24 PM   #1
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I'm confused, where do I wire in solar controller

I am confused, where do I connect the battery and load from the solar controller into my existing system?

Your help is greatly appreciated,


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Old 06-15-2011, 09:34 PM   #2
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You can connect the + and - output from your solar controller directly to the + and - on your battery, or to the + and - on the fuse panel where the battery connects.

Same result.

Mine goes directly to the battery. If you have two batteries connected in parallel, connect to either one, they will both charge.

Yes, it's that simple.
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Jim is absolutely correct. That's exactly how I wired mine. The controller output is wired to one of my two batteries.
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I would tie the solar system ground to the "black" wire on the shunt (the copper plate) so that the ammeter will "see" the solar charging current.

If you use a battery monitoring system such as a Trimetric, this is required for them to function normally.

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Old 06-16-2011, 12:31 AM   #5
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There will proably be directions to connect the black on the battery first, red on the solar last. Important, whichever the directions want. Little electrical gizmos don't like to be woke up and fried backwards. Might check the polarity on your solar panel wires before you connect them, I had mine perfectly...except the inside of a supplied connector was switched, so it was reversed polarity.
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Old 06-16-2011, 12:56 AM   #6
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Is this how it should be connected
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Old 06-18-2011, 12:09 PM   #7
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Bump

I am ready to connect this now and really need to know where the LOAD lines form the solar controller should go, or can I omit them.
I have the battery part figured out but the load side is confusing me.
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They're #5 in your diagram, they go into your controller.
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