Adding another panel

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  1. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    I have 2x80watt solar panels. Each feeds by its own cable to two screws on my 20 amp sunsaver regulator.
    If i add another panel can i bring the cable in and double up on one of the connection screws on my regulator? Thanks!
     
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    That is what I did...

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Join the cables on the roof rather than making more holes :)
    Use self amalgamating tape on the joins ( and I would advise soldering the wires together.. No matter how good a jointing box is, they can cause problems over long periods of time )
     
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    Like jaws said
    We did it exactly same just make sure your Reg can take load
     
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    Munchie Funster Life Member

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    Thanks we have 2x80 watt panels and are adding a 100 watt regulator is 20 amp!
     
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    That has the potential to create 22 amp in perfect conditions
    We have 280 watt and highest I ever noted was 23 amps in Morocco
     
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