Solar Panels

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    How hard is it to fit one?

    Buy solar panels.
    Mount on roof, hole in roof, weatherproof.
    Wire to control unit.
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    Have I missed anything?
     
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    Yes, the 3 years of psyching yourself up to actually drill a hole in the van roof :Laughing:
     
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    I think you have missed the bit from control unit to battery but what do i know.
     
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    Not when it comes you doing your van. Do ya think I am daft enough to drill a hole in my own van when I can practice on a German one.
    Vorsprung Durch Technik (translated - I have no spare wheel)
     
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    If you have a Burstner you just wire it to the Electroblock. No need for a separate panel, read the charge on the meters on the existing panel. Existing wiring means a trickle charge goes to the starter battery when the habitation battery is charged.

    Of course, some people aren't fortunate enough to have a Burstner :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    Only those who have seen the light and avoided the custom made "dump le poo Spectacles"... That should take some explaining,,,

    Sundance can you hear odd brain cell colliding (Does not apply to RV Owners or Methodist Missionaries). What the Hell is or are "dump le poo Spectacles"...

    Ah well back to following your recipe for Beetroot Cider...
     
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    about as easy as plastering a wall.. Looks easy don't it ... ever tried it ?

    Most jobs are easy while watching :Laughing:
     
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    No difficulty in explaining at all.

    Are you sitting comfortably dear readers?

    Once upon a time an innocent Burstner owner hit a Skype button. Unfortunately the venerable druid of Anglesey had had a Mr Hyde moment and been replaced by the Dreaded Horror of Hinckley. The mind of the Dreaded Horror of Hinckley is a dark and lonely place. I managed to escape only by the skin of my teeth and the fact that he daren't come to Tees-side because of its proximity to Hartlepool. :Rofl1:
     
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    Is that Specsavers' new LOOk? :Laughing:
     
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    I can understand a lot more of what Frankie says than Shiftzz is on about:Rofl1:
     
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    Very interesting

    We have a 2005 Burstner Argos 748.

    I just purchased 2 x 200 watt panels, got all the bits too - except the regulator. Do I need one?

    Cheers

    John
     
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    Almost certainly. You will need a 20A regulator at least. I think the electroblock can only cope with up to 10A
     
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    No idea. Dave Newell installed ours. I'd much rather pay somebody who knows what they are doing than c*ck it up myself :BigGrin:
     
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