Best way to wire solar panel in

Discussion in 'Solar Power' started by vectian, Sep 30, 2013.

  1. vectian

    vectian Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2013
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    132
    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    I'm thinking of getting a 120 panel & fittings through local Maplins so I can go hook up free for a week at a time. My Hobby 600 is fitted with 2 x 110 batteries that are some distance apart. I have heard that it is best to put the positive from the panel on one of them and the negative on the other.
    Is this right, I dont want to ruin everything on it.
     
  2. Gromett

    Gromett Funster

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2011
    Messages:
    7,942
    Likes Received:
    14,024
    Location:
    UK
    In a perfect world this is the way to do it. In the real world it doesn't make a huge deal of difference. Providing the link cables between your batteries a of decent size just put the solar panel cables to the most convenient battery.
     
  3. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    5,342
    Likes Received:
    7,604
    Location:
    Cannock, Staffs or Benidorm, spain
    And why pay Maplins price.. !!!!
    Go to ebay... :Wink: Will be half or even less of the price....
    Mapling 120w £449 - ebay kit £284..
    You could get 2 x 80w panels and have 160w for even cheaper if you have the roof space..
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2013
  4. vectian

    vectian Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2013
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    132
    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    Thanks Gromet, Yes the cables between the batteries are boh ood thick ones from the charger. Looks like I'm climbing on the roof soon then.
     
  5. vectian

    vectian Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2013
    Messages:
    152
    Likes Received:
    132
    Location:
    Isle of Wight
    Tonka thanks for the suggestion but in store theyve a 120 watt kit including controller etc for £280 which seems reasonable & I can go and shout at them if anythings wrong with it
     
  6. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    5,342
    Likes Received:
    7,604
    Location:
    Cannock, Staffs or Benidorm, spain
    Ah... Not so bad then..... :)

    Good luck.. Its not a hard job..
     
  7. jollyrodger

    jollyrodger Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Oct 1, 2012
    Messages:
    3,469
    Likes Received:
    6,740
    Location:
    Plymouth
    good site here for info :
    http://www.sunshinesolar.co.uk/khxc...ef=faq&sid=765k4a88bw429m725qr3eg1ilvf3q0v6#1

    I now have two 100w panels bought on eBay no problems at all (mine cost £74 each with p/p 30amp charge controller total cost around £200 including all brackets and wiring (wired to one of the 115amph )batteries and batteries inter-connected with HD cable,
    Have a Maplins right on my doorstep which I sometimes use but over priced on most things

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251347434690?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649

    Charge controller :http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/10A-20A-3...158545?pt=UK_Gadgets&var=&hash=item51aba66051
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2013
  8. tonka

    tonka Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2008
    Messages:
    5,342
    Likes Received:
    7,604
    Location:
    Cannock, Staffs or Benidorm, spain
Loading...

Share This Page