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Old 03-14-2011, 01:46 AM   #1
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wire from outside reefer panel to battery

i have 25 fb oceanbreeze. i want to run 8 gauge wire from the outside refer panel (where solar prewire wires are) directly to battery to avoid voltage drop. i heard there was a tunnel for wires running to the front of the trailer in which i assume the yellow and green 10 gauge solar prewires run. has anybody done this? as i said i am going directly going to the battery, skipping the buss strip beneath the bed.
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Old 03-14-2011, 06:44 AM   #2
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Hope you intend to use a charge controller for your solar installation. Open uncontrolled voltage from solar panels to your batteries is NOT a good thing! You will need to run the wiring from the solar array first to the controller and THEN to the batteries.
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If you want to bypass the buss, why not use that connection point to install circuit breakers? The original wires can be retained (less work), and you'll have something for circuit protection. You could also use that point to connect the controller Lew talked about above.
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wire path

i am coming from my mppt (sp?) controller to 30 amp breaker, then direct battery, however still need to know how to get there the easy? way
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i just want one intact wire run thru that "mystery tunnel" to the buss area under the bed area at front wall, then out the floor hole with the other battery feed to the battery. i could drop out to the bottom below refer panel -then run exposed along bottom to the battery, but i don't want to put any more holes in the bottom or leave wire exposed to the elements.

thank for you your help and welcome!!!!!
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I WAS JUST ADVISED BY ROGER AT AM SOLAR THAT IT IS A CHASE NOT A TUNNEL
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