Pop Top mounting

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  1. GeriatricWanderer

    GeriatricWanderer Funster

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    Has anyone ever seen, or heard of, a panel fitted to a 45°, side hinged pop top roof.
    I'm sure the gas struts would support it (Japanese quality) and I'm sure I could rig up suitably flexible wire routing.
    I recognise that, at times, the panel wouldn't be facing the ideal direction but I'm not looking to power my Flux Capacitor, just pick up a few amps to keep my compressor fridge running. I really don't have space for another or bigger, battery.
    I rather fancy this little project.
     
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  2. mike mcglynn

    mike mcglynn Funster Life Member

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    I have seen it done and with modern panels they are now flexible and low profile so lightweight so no reason why you couldn't do it :)
     
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  3. John Laidler

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    As above, and if it isn't pointing in the right direction, drop the roof for a while around mid-day if you need a charge.
     
  4. Charlie - Minton

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    image.jpeg Have one on my rear hinged pop top with no issues the flexible panel weighs very little think it's a 140amp from Sunstore.
     
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