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Old 11-05-2015, 09:03 AM   #15
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How have your Anderson connectors held up? All of mine broke right where the wire goes into the lug. I think they were soldered and not crimped.

I also moved my controller inside and the entire system works much better. I am planning phase 3 which will include Trimetric monitor and charge controller. Mine is not programmable. I also updated my batteries to 2 6v golf cart in series. Plenty of juice.
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Old 11-05-2015, 07:18 PM   #16
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Mine have held up fine so far. Crimped and soldered.
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:49 PM   #17
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I'll have to redo mine that way.

Someone tried to steal my solar panels and bikes last night. Something scared them off. They did get a Honda 2000 from another camper though.
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Can you post a picture of where you drilled for your padlock?
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Old 02-06-2016, 05:28 PM   #19
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I used a flexible 30' cable that hand loops already made at each end.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ilpage_o06_s00

There were already holes drilled into the frame. I found a padlock that fit the holes and then ran the cable loop onto the padlock. The other end I looped through the trailer rim spokes then attached the other end to the panel frames with the padlock. It's not 100% fool proof but I take the panel in when the sun sets.

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Thanks for all this very helpful information. It helped me decide to buy a Zamp 160 watt portable kit for our Airstream 23fb.
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How have your Anderson connectors held up? All of mine broke right where the wire goes into the lug. I think they were soldered and not crimped.

I also moved my controller inside and the entire system works much better. I am planning phase 3 which will include Trimetric monitor and charge controller. Mine is not programmable. I also updated my batteries to 2 6v golf cart in series. Plenty of juice.
Another reason why soldering is not a recommended connection method for RV or marine use.

Proper crimping and heat shrink is not only generally accepted and preferred, but far superior, especially according to the ABYC.
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