Help! Anyone fitted Schaudt LR1218 Solar to Electroblok on Hymer of similar.

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  1. 1Oll

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    Has anyone fitted a Schaudt LR 1218 to Electroblok EBL 101 (Hymer 564 B Class 2007)
    I was advised twice yesterday at the Stafford Show by 'experts'. One suggested connecting using a standard solar MPPT controller direct to the battery. (no readouts on Schaudt panel) and the other said that the LR 1218 wouldn't handle 2x100w panels. ( he was selling MPPT controllers).
    Fairly urgent help request, as they are going to be fitted this week.

    Thanks!

    Brian.
     
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    NOW MOVED TO SOLAR SECTION
     
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    The LR1218 PWM regulator can handle 18 amps charging current so 2 x 100 watt panels should not be a problem. It is possible to fit a suitable MPPT regulator with connections to the EBL. For this you need an appropriate wiring harness with a signal cable in order to display the charge state on the Hymer control panel. That may also be dependant on using a suitable regulator. There was a post about this recently where a Funster had contacted Udo Lang at Shaudt and got a definitive answer about using a suitable MPPT regulator (3-4 weeks ago maybe). However, I have a 135 watt panel connected to an EBL99 via a LR1218 and have been very happy with the results. Whatever you fit, you might want to ensure it is a twin-battery solar regulator so that it can charge the starter battery too via the link to the EBL. The LR1218 does this. It comes with comprehensive fitting instructions and a selection of wiring harnesses to suit different EBLs
     
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    Hi Brian,

    Have just sent you a PM.
     
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    Hi Brian, it's the best way, easy to fit, comes with all the interconnects and gives better results. We have just spent a week without hookup and the batteries we back up to full by mid morning. The 'experts' just want to sell you what they make the most profit on.

    Richard
     
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