solar connectors

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  1. mitzimad

    mitzimad Funster

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    looking to put panels on new van but unsure the best way to join them last time i did some i cut the connectors of as they cant go through the glands and i jointed them inside a 1p rated box which i glued to the roof and drilled down through box and roof
    am i missing a better solution using the connectors?
     
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    To be honest the smaller the hole the better what I did was stekaflext the box on after I had fitted every thing Putin plenty rund the hole before pressing the box in to place this seal the cabil and box in one go done this three years ago no problems so far
    Bil
     
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    I am sure your panels will come with leads and Mp4 connectors, you can get 2 into 1 connectors if you want to join a couple of panels on the roof and then just go through 2 glands into a box on the roof

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    I didn't want these big ugly branch connectors so I made up a box and put 6 glands from the 3 panels and then joined everything inside.

    Martin
     
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    Cut connectors off then fit new ones once past glands.
     
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    I cut mine off too and ran the wires down behind the passenger side door pillar and mounted my LR1218 behind the little tin plate that sits behind the seat mount and the floor, can't really see the solar unit but it's in there behind the little fuse box. Makes for a short run to the eBox unit.
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    seems i did it much the same as everyone else i looked at he branch connectors but can t see the sense of having all that on the roof and how to hold it still
     
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