Bessacarr solar panel connection point

Discussion in 'Solar Power' started by walnut, May 26, 2010.

  1. walnut

    walnut Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Dec 7, 2008
    Messages:
    54
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Wigan
    On my Bessacarr 2008 E495 there is a solar connection point that is rated at 10amps.
    Looking at the schematic wiring diagram it shows the solar connection connects between the leisure battery wires (via a 40amp) fuse and the battery chargers output.

    Does this mean that the solar panel will need a charge regulator/reverse diode fitted before it connects to the solar connection point?
     
  2. C.L.S

    C.L.S Trader - Service & Repairs

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2007
    Messages:
    410
    Likes Received:
    49
    You will still need to fit a regulator , Personally I never use the existing wires finding them a little to thin and would use new much heavier gauge cable to eliminate voltage drop. Any problems give us a shout


    Mark
     
  3. WillH

    WillH Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Messages:
    1,616
    Likes Received:
    1,288
    Location:
    SW Scotland
    Walnut, let me know how you get on with the solar power installation. I am giving serious consideration to fitting a panel to our E560. It would be interesting to know what size of panel you opt for and roughly how much the job costs.

    Many thanks
    Bill
     
  4. skimad

    skimad Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Ipswich
    Hi
    I have a charger on my vw that chargers my leisure battery and a cbe pc-200 control panel with a DS-300UK distribution box.
    I am wanting to install or get someone to install a solar panel on the roof with a regulator of some kind or maybe a dual regulator that can charge both the main battery and the leisure battery. is this possible a what equipment will I need to purchase and or how much for someone to do. Would like to see a wiring diagram or a picture so that I can visage what is involved.
    I was then looking at fitting an inverter close to the leisure battery so that I can use one 240v supply,
    can anyone help please.

    Paul

    reply email to pd.sadler@btinternet.com
     
  5. scek

    scek Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2011
    Messages:
    134
    Likes Received:
    81
    Location:
    Manchester
    we are thinking doing the same with our e495. keep us updated on what you do.
     
Loading...

Share This Page