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    I don't believe it the solar panel is now not working :cry:
    just wondering if it could just be a wire somewhere that's come lose as the isn't any mechanical parts to go wrong will have to get upon the roof tomorrow and have a look :Eeek:
     
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    I would doubt you will find anything loose wiring related on the roof, more likely something in the battery area or regulator

    Good luck though
     
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    Oops, maybe you have got to look on top then, could it be the recent hail, we have had some serious sized lumps come down near us in the last week?
     
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    It's chucking it down in Yorkshire so could be lack of sun. :Rofl1:
     
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    there was a bit today when I checked it and even with cloud cover should still get some kind of reding
     
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    If it is an old panel then the black box on the back of the panel from which the cables come may well be corroded inside, you can open it carefully to look, more recent panels to overcome this problem have been filled with silicone which then makes them unserviceable. If no silicone you can check the diodes.

    Whenever messing with a solar panel protect the regulator by ALWAYS disconnecting or covering the solar panel before removing the battery connection or you WILL blow the regulator.
     
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    thank you Rodger:thumb:
     
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