Solar Controller location?

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  1. Scottyboy

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    I am just planning on where to put the solar controller, I have a choice of it going under the seat base in the rear with a 1 metre cable run to the battery or in the wardrobe with a 3m run to the battery, the instruction state that it should go as near to battery as possible but i am concerned about the lack of air circulation in the seat base, do these things get hot? I am getting the ep solar one like trikeman has in his install blog.
     
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    I'd go with the ventilation. 3m is not so bad. Just use thick cable.
     
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    Wear to put controller

    I put my controller behind the curtain or the regulator in a cupboard marjohn it good:BigGrin:
     
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    They have heatsinks on them so presumably may produce some heat but I've never noticed any.

    Mine is wall mounted but hidden by a window curtain.
     
  5. Scottyboy

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    When I say controller I meant the regulator, I think the wardrobe is probably the best bet although that get quite hot when the gas fire is on.
     
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