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Old 05-17-2020, 06:39 AM   #1
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Expanding Solar on 2020 Bambi 22FB

I have done some searching and have not been able to find a specific answer so if it exists, please forward and apologies in advance.

I just purchased a 2020 Bambi 22fb with the factory installed solar. I believe it has the 90w panel installed as standard. I also understand it is a Zamp panel.

My question is this, how many more panels can I add? Additional 90w panels, larger panels with greater charging power, etc.? Has anyone maxed out their Bambi/Sport 22FB and what did you install?

Thanks very much and excited to be a new member of the Airstream community!
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Welcome Boldie24. I can't answer your question on how many panels will fit, but I will give you a link to read about mixing solar panels: https://solarpanelsvenue.com/mixing-solar-panels/

Its important to carefully match the voltage and amps on any mixed panels to avoid potentially significant losses to charging capabilities. I have mixed panels on my 27' Airstream and found panels that were closely matched to maximize charging potential. https://www.airforums.com/forums/f44...ml#post2288336

I'll bet Waninae39 will be along to answer your specific question about solar on a 22' Airstream. I think he has found a solution to maximize solar on his 22'.
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Welcome Boldie24. I can't answer your question on how many panels will fit, but I will give you a link to read about mixing solar panels: https://solarpanelsvenue.com/mixing-solar-panels/

Its important to carefully match the voltage and amps on any mixed panels to avoid potentially significant losses to charging capabilities. I have mixed panels on my 27' Airstream and found panels that were closely matched to maximize charging potential. https://www.airforums.com/forums/f44...ml#post2288336

I'll bet Waninae39 will be along to answer your specific question about solar on a 22' Airstream. I think he has found a solution to maximize solar on his 22'.
Thanks very much for the insight and links. I will definitely check it out. We plan on doing some boon docking out west and want to maximize what I can with solar knowing that we will probably need a generator as well. I also like to solar keeping power to the trailer for my security system while at the storage facility.

I will DM Waninae39 as well.

Thanks again.
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