Solar port > 10 amp rated - not AS, but applicable
Background: my son is trading an opus4 up to an opus 15. He wants the suitcase solar (200w) moved over to the new camper with a nice port up high on the side. (These campers are made for deep water overlanding fording, so an anderson underneath like I did on my AS is not an option.)
We'd like the format of the furion solar port, but they are 10 amp rated.
The 200w (16v Vmp) panels have a theoretical output of 12.5A. I know that will never happen, due to losses, but I have seen 11+ amps out of my rooftop 200w system, under perfect seasonal/daily conditions.
So, has anyone found a port rated above 10A, with a nice durable lid like furrion?
Or...thoughts on using the furrion 10A model knowing that there is "probably" a margin in their rating. (This option makes me nervous)
If so, install a circuit breaker upstream from the controller? If so, 10A? A bit larger?
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