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Old 11-01-2011, 05:53 PM   #1
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here is a solar panel on top of the front airconditioner......can not figure out what it does nor how it woks if it does?????any ideas????
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Old 11-01-2011, 06:42 PM   #2
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A Few Questions

IS there a wire pair running from the panel to the refrigerator vent cover?
Is the other end of this wire visible in the exterior access compartment to the refrigerator?
Is there a junction or solar controller in the refer access compartment?
Is there a solar controller anywhere inside the coach?
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here is a solar panel on top of the front airconditioner......can not figure out what it does nor how it woks if it does?????any ideas????
Any solar panel that will fit on a roof top air conditioner will only give you a slight trickle charge to your batteries....perhaps just under 1 amp at best (if that much). For the effort required to connect it and run charge wires to your batteries, IMHO, it is hardly worth the effort for the slight return that you may or may not get..depending on the condition of the panel.
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The 40W monocrystaline panels are too big so you will have to use a 40W polycrystaline. (see post for size details)



http://www.airforums.com/forums/f313...ml#post1021953

The roof is only so big, so you have to use every area possible.
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thank you,no wires that i can locate...i may as well let it be since it would not or is not giving me much energy anyway...i am the 3rd owner,the 1st owner probably put it on...
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i will simply forget about it...thank you...it was probably installed by the 1st owner,i am the 3rd one...happily so..
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thank you,it all sounds much too involved for so little energy generated...i will, simply forget about it,knowing now what is what....very helpfull...
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