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Posted: 07/05/12 12:39pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

steve8679 wrote:

He indicated securing to the perimeter aluminum frame using 3" screws was preferred. This setup could accept 2 of the big 39" wide panels if you don't mind covering part of the front roof vent.


Makes good sence to me

I have the rounded roof edges which I think is accomplished with thin alum strips. Know your not supposed to step on them so didnt want to mount a pannel to it.

Uni-strut will work out great for me, Thanks again


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You're fusing both the + and - of the PV output?

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2oldman wrote:

You're fusing both the + and - of the PV output?


I think (from the photo) he has fused on before and after the charge controller.

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2oldman wrote:

You're fusing both the + and - of the PV output?


Just the positive from each panel in the combiner box and then only positive from panels to cc and cc to battery.

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No fridge vent to the roof in that trailer?

If those batteries are rated like the rojans they're 145Ah, not 245:
Crown 245

Trojan 145

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Fisherguy wrote:

No fridge vent to the roof in that trailer?

If those batteries are rated like the rojans they're 145Ah, not 245:
Crown 245

Trojan 145

The 20ah rating for the Crown 245 is 245, the 20ah rating for the Trojan T145 is 260.

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The 20ah rating for the Crown 245 is 245, the 20ah rating for the Trojan T145 is 260.
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OP, Curious as to why you didn't run the panel wires into the back corner cabinet and then down the rig corner into the lower cabinet. That would have been less visual wiring impact.


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CA Traveler wrote:

OP, Curious as to why you didn't run the panel wires into the back corner cabinet and then down the rig corner into the lower cabinet. That would have been less visual wiring impact.

I guess I got too attached to the not making a hole through the roof idea. I also liked the symetrical short length #10 runs to the combiner box and inside access to the panel fuses.

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