Solar Panels

Discussion in 'Tech/Mech General' started by peterandbetty, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. peterandbetty

    peterandbetty

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    Can anyone help ? We are thinking of fitting solar panels to our Lunar Roadstar 786 ,How difficult is this ?
    Betty:Eeek:
     
  2. scotjimland

    scotjimland Funster Life Member

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    Hi Betty

    They are not difficult to fit but much depends on the DIYers skills..

    If they feel confident about sizing and running cables and fitting a charge controller then it's straight forward.. if however the last sentence was double Dutch then I would leave it to a professional ..

    Jim
     
  3. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    as jim said, not difficult but you do need the confidence to drill a hole through the roof in exactly the right place.

    mounted mine above the wardrobe and brought the wires through and into the w/robe. fitted the controller at the top of the w/robe wall and ran wires down to charger/power supply which is in the bottom of the w/robe.
    use a good quality sealer under the panel mounting brackets and the cable entry hole and all should be well.
     
  4. C.L.S

    C.L.S Trader - Service & Repairs

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    To simplify glue solar panel to the roof using Sikaflex bringing a 2 core cable through the roof using a weather proof gland bedded again with Sikaflex , connect the wire to the regulator marked with a pic of a solar panel , bring a cable feed from the leisure battery to the regulator connected to the battery pic . HEY PRESTO :roflmto: Make sure you use a decent size cable , minimum 2.5mm

    Mark
     

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