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can any tell me how to connect my solar panel to my pioneer renoir thanks kevin

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  1. kevin wright

    kevin wright

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    Hi can any one tell me how to connect my solar panel to my pioneer renoir motorhome .
    Thanks Kevin
     
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    dont recognise the motorhome do you know if it has a specif make of electrical distribution systen?pictures might help
    failing that you can go direct to the leisure battery via a controller
     
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    Kev
    connect the panel to a solar controller, then the controller to the battery, simples
    The controller will have a simple diagram,
    You need a controller, don't connect the panel directley
    Type of motorhome doesn't matter

    simples(y)

    ps welcome
    :welcome3:
     
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    Connect battery to controller first... then panel to controller...

    Just saying

    JJ :cool:
     
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    Simples but TOTALLY WRONG. Learn from JJ or destroy the battery.
     
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    We have a Sargent unit that states on it that it has a 'built in dual channel solar regulator for direct solar panel connection'. I was wondering how that can be connected to a solar panel so I will be following this
     
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    There is another thread running right now detailing this.
     
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    I must ask why anyone would take the trouble to get good quality solar cable then feed it into a built in regulator to pass on via damp string and printed circuits to your battery.
    Cut out the crap and go direct to battery via a "proper" regulator man enough for the job
     
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    Absolutely spot on Geo ! (y)
     
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    Pioneer is an altentative badge for Autocruise from back in the day when they were independent and manufactured coach built MH's.
     
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    Cant believe I'm wasting time on this thread
    Just read Jims post about his daughter, puts things into perspective some what
     
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    Had the OP taken your advice the battery would probably have been destroy. Someone had to save the OP.

    The "Learn from JJ" was intended for the OP though I did not make that clear enough.
     
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    Cant believe I'm wasting time on this thread
    Just read Jims post about his daughter, puts things into perspective some what
     
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    Hi Kevin, probably best to bolt it securely to the roof?! :LOL:
     
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    I was advised by Sargent when exploring fitting a panel that to no way connect direct to the main EC400 unit with anything greater than 80w. We have now 2x100w plus a standby 40w for the early and late months. Solely EL fridges demand it. Like most have advised regulator to batteries first.
     
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    Regardless. No current flows until the circuit is complete. So whether it connects the controller to the Panel or the controller to the Battery, there is no current flow until the last connection is made.

    However, best advice would be to make the supply (panel) the last connection, and preferably the negative feed.

    Geo`s advice to ignore the Sargent, and go direct with a decent solar controller with the capacity to manage the panel output would be the better approach, Voltage drop in cable is anathema when using low voltages!. (a load of 1A drops 0.0083V per M run @12v Nom) on 4mmsq cable.

    Pete
     
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    You are so right. I'm sorry for being so blunt.
     
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    Blunt and to the point.......

    Is that an oxymoron ?
     
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    and an Acetyleneoron quite an explosive mix:Eeek:
     
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    Double post:rolleyes:
     
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