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Old 03-09-2009, 11:22 AM   #1
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Solar panel, getting wires into trailer

I would like to add a solar panel some day and thought while I have the interior out I should add the wiring for the solar panel.
I would like to avoid running the wire through a vent and am looking for ideas on how I can get a watertight screw terminal post on the roof or if someone has a better idea I sure would like to here it and see it.
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Parts needed: Fan for roof vent or whole vent fan assembly, vented catalytic heater.
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Old 03-09-2009, 12:36 PM   #2
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Old 03-24-2009, 10:42 PM   #3
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Steve, thanks for the information.
I bought two of them from West Marine.
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Old 03-30-2009, 09:48 PM   #4
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Connecting a Portable Solar Panel

I'm currently working on my new solar panel project. Its a 135W panel that I will be placing nearby the trailer (wherever the sun is) and want to run the 25 ft cable to the charge controller, either located by the batteries, or inside the trailer somewhere.

Unfortunately the battery box doesn't have an ounce of room to put the Morningstar MPPT controller in (its about 7"x3"x3"). So I either need to mount a box for it outside, or put it inside the trailer. Any suggestions? I know if it is located inside the trailer, that may limit the length of cable I have running to the panel. If its outside, I need to find an appropriate weather proof box for the controller.

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