solar panel

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  1. stuboy7

    stuboy7 Read Only Funster

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    hi everyone, got a 98 swift royale 610 very pleased with her got a solar panel on roof and small box inside van that just says solar panel. how do i know if panel is working correctly ?:BigGrin:
     
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    got a pic of the control box ?

    can you find and post a link.

    there are loads and without knowing the make/type its hard to give advice.

    for less than £20 you can get an LED controller...tells you most of what you need to know via different LEDS.
     
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    easiest way is to disconnect the battery and see if there is a reading across the battery leads (note leads not battery)
     
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    There will be 2 wires going into the solar regulator and two going out to the battery, using a multi meter check for a voltage with the wires coming from the panel , upto 21volts then as Wildman says check battery feed and should be showing a voltage of approx 12 - 13volts , also check for an inline fuse near the battery and make sure its ok


    Mark
     
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    Note that at this time of the year and with a small panel the charge may be consumed by the regulator leaving nothing for the battery or only a few milliamps.
     
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