Bessacarr solar panel connection point

Discussion in 'Solar Power' started by walnut, May 26, 2010.

  1. walnut

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    On my Bessacarr 2008 E495 there is a solar connection point that is rated at 10amps.
    Looking at the schematic wiring diagram it shows the solar connection connects between the leisure battery wires (via a 40amp) fuse and the battery chargers output.

    Does this mean that the solar panel will need a charge regulator/reverse diode fitted before it connects to the solar connection point?
     
  2. C.L.S

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    You will still need to fit a regulator , Personally I never use the existing wires finding them a little to thin and would use new much heavier gauge cable to eliminate voltage drop. Any problems give us a shout


    Mark
     
  3. WillH

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    Walnut, let me know how you get on with the solar power installation. I am giving serious consideration to fitting a panel to our E560. It would be interesting to know what size of panel you opt for and roughly how much the job costs.

    Many thanks
    Bill
     
  4. skimad

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    Hi
    I have a charger on my vw that chargers my leisure battery and a cbe pc-200 control panel with a DS-300UK distribution box.
    I am wanting to install or get someone to install a solar panel on the roof with a regulator of some kind or maybe a dual regulator that can charge both the main battery and the leisure battery. is this possible a what equipment will I need to purchase and or how much for someone to do. Would like to see a wiring diagram or a picture so that I can visage what is involved.
    I was then looking at fitting an inverter close to the leisure battery so that I can use one 240v supply,
    can anyone help please.

    Paul

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  5. scek

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    we are thinking doing the same with our e495. keep us updated on what you do.
     
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