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Posted: 12.08.2019  ·  #1
Hey, looking for advice on solar panels, want to buy some for the camper that will power the sockets and lights to charger phones and the likes. Also if any 1 has a silent generator for sale I’d be interested 😬


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Posted: 12.08.2019  ·  #2
Just bought a 150w panel with controller on E Bay for £150. Our old one was not charging due to water ingress,but was several years old anyway,and technology has improved.


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Posted: 12.08.2019  ·  #3
If you do a search on the forums you will find loads of advice, for instance:

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And

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But feel free to ask any questions and welcome to Motorhomecraic :)


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Great thank you both


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Posted: 12.08.2019  ·  #5
What do you mean by "sockets". The solar panel will charge your batteries. For 240v you'll need an invertor off your leisure batteries.


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Have just installed 2+120w panels, with a victron mppt controller. It's a super bit of kit. On Sunday afternoon it was producing 214 w, at 12amps. I think this is pretty impressive. My question is can I disconnect my 12v from engine to the fridge. And connect from my leisure batteries, 2*110 victron deep cycle or the load ports on my controller, fridge is rm4271 electrolux, it is rated at 120w on 12v system


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Do the sum .
The formula for Amps is Watts divided by Volts.
Dose your fridge only work on 12volt?


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So I get 10amps, that is a fair draw? My fridge works fine of ehu, gas is a work in progress,


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So I get 10amps, that is a fair draw? My fridge works fine of ehu, gas is a work in progress,


Ah yeah. That’s a fair draw indeed. You cannot draw 10 amps continuously 24/7 from your leisure battery. It will flatten in no time and no amount of solar will replace those amp-hours. The only option is to run 12 volts from alternator power.


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It's a good job I got the gas working in the fridge, thanks every for the knowledge. If anyone wants links for the solar gear I can post them up


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Posted: 13.08.2019  ·  #11
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It's a good job I got the gas working in the fridge, thanks every for the knowledge. If anyone wants links for the solar gear I can post them up


Yes always do that. The more info people can get the better.


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