Solar Panel ID Wattage

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  1. Brakers

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    Hi all you good folk, just a quick one, I am picking up my Autotrail Cheyanne 840D next Friday and it has a solar panel on the roof is there a quick way to find out what the wattage is of this panel, are they normally marked or what. I will ask the company I'm buying it from but if the customer they took it in part exchange from did'nt tell them then I'm stuck how to find out what it is. I'm sure you chaps will have a quick straight forward answer to this.
    Many Thanks Tony
     
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    Measure the dimensions and come back.
    The spec label is on the back so no use to you.
     
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    For a guide
    A 100 watt panel is commonly 1200x540mm and comprises 36 square cells of approximately 2.77 watts per cell.
     
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    Hi Techno yes I've got a pic of the roof and counted the squares and there is 4 rows of 9 so 36 in total, so does that mean it's is more than likely 100 watt.
     
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    Yes but check the overall dimensions too as the cell size can vary.
    So if smaller it could be 80 or bigger 120 etc
     
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    Techno is that your triumph in the aires gallery? if so what does that weigh, I'm thinking of carrying a motor bike on the back of my motorhome if it can take the weight.
     
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    The one at Honfleur ?
     
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    Yes a black one in the harbour.
     
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    No :LOL: I wish
    I think a trailer is the only way to carry a machine like that.
     
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    looks a good idea, not seen one of them before.
     
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    Certainly do NOT carry that on a rack that is mounted on the towbar please.
     
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    The previous owners name and address will be on the V5 registration document. Send them a letter asking for the information that you require , simples !!!
     
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