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Old 05-25-2015, 05:58 PM   #1
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Solar Problem Eddie Bauer 2012

Most of the time I have hookups, so I really have no idea how long my solar has been non performing. I've been urban boondocking this weekend and no matter where I place the stream, I'm getting ZERO on solar input.

Wah! Any quick/easy things to look for?

At least I had the sense to unplug the Trailer's battery from the coach so when I get hooked up again (tomorrow) I should be able to recharge the batteries.

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Old 05-25-2015, 06:37 PM   #2
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There may be a disconnect switch or fuse coming from the solar panel(s) to the charge controller. Or the fuse may be in front of the battery connection.

Is this a factory or third party solar system?
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Old 05-25-2015, 07:33 PM   #3
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This is just my observation on my 2015 EB, but to me it seems that the charge controller with stop charging when the batteries are full. I've been in direct sunlight and read 0.1 charge amps. Same parking spot on another day when I'm not plugged in to power and I'll be reading 3.0 charge amps.

My "guess" is that it stops charging the batteries when full. But completely a guess based on my observations and that when the batteries have been used, I always see the solar charging.
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the controller will not send a charge to the batteries until the voltage has dropped to about 12.4 volts.

also check that the panels don't have any debris on them.
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Old 05-25-2015, 11:29 PM   #5
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the controller will not send a charge to the batteries until the voltage has dropped to about 12.4 volts.

also check that the panels don't have any debris on them.
Well that happened, batteries got down to 70% and voltage down to 12.1 volts. It's now hooked up to a 20 amp circuit.

Checked the fuses, might be a wire loose, but electricity and I are not good friends. I'll have it checked tomorrow.

Thanks all, Paula
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mine had an issue with the solar not working. My panel and charge controller were fine. I eventually found a loose connection behind the bathroom sink. There is a connector in the middle of the yellow and green solar wires. Mine had come loose took me weeks to find it dumb luck. Why they did it is beyond me hope that helps.
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check the wires from the controller to the buss bars. the positive lead fell out of mine after about 2,000 miles.

see what lights are lit on the controller. a test light or volt meter will help. electricity is ok but you just have to give it some respect ;-)
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