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Post by mcalid Thu May 16, 2024 11:24 pm

I am considering a replacement solar panel as the one I have on the roof of my 2008 Nuevo seems to just an ornament now.
I would be interested to have advice as I intend to replace the panel but use the existing cabling and connectors etc.
I would also think that I would like to maybe upgrade to 150watt or so although I have no idea what my redundant one was but I suspect 80watt.
My only real reason for this is battery maintenance as I use hook-up on site but have to constantly monitor it at home as it seems to do little to charge both batteries through b-to-b.
Would appreciate any tips from those who have gone down this road.
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Post by Toffee Fri May 17, 2024 3:55 pm

If it was me I would fit two panels and wire them in series, assuming you have a solar regulator to cope with it the higher voltage. That way your panels will work better than a single panel in partial sun light.
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Post by IanH Fri May 17, 2024 8:32 pm

Go to members fact sheets
Got to Executive a new project
Go to page 3, we have solar....

Best way to do it imho, done on 5 vans now no problems....
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Post by mcalid Sat May 18, 2024 11:30 pm

IanH wrote:Go to members fact sheets
Got to Executive a new project
Go to page 3, we have solar....

Best way to do it imho, done on 5 vans now no problems....
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Sounds good Ian I'll give it a go.
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Post by Molly3 Sun Jun 16, 2024 8:17 pm

My sargent 328 2014 nuevo  states max solar panel  120 w
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Post by IanH Sun Jun 16, 2024 8:49 pm

Revist my post.

Bypass all Sargent. Use a dual battery solar controller wired directly to both of your battery.

Your existing panel is probably ok and at 80w enough for most need's the panel output is being wasted by the Sargent unit
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Post by mcalid Mon Jun 17, 2024 10:32 pm

Molly3 wrote:My sargent 328 2014 nuevo  states max solar panel  120 w
Thanks for that Molly, I'll have to do more research it would seem.
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Post by mcalid Mon Jun 17, 2024 10:34 pm

IanH wrote:Revist my post.

Bypass all Sargent. Use a dual battery solar controller wired directly to both of your battery.

Your existing panel is probably ok and at 80w enough for most need's the panel output is being wasted by the Sargent unit
I don't have Sargent, mine is MES but thanks for the reply.
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