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Posted: 09/30/20 11:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wopachop wrote:

Would you guys do something a little smaller and better looking for a solar panel disconnect?
Or just skip it. Only a service convenience. Anyway, no rush.


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agesilaus wrote:

I don't know but the BlueSeas and the Perkos are very popular and have been around a long time. More expensive tho.


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Being it is on Amazon and not a 3rd party seller or direct from China. I might order it, inspect on arrival and if it looks jinky, send it back.

I have some inline fuses I bought and they are the exact same thing as a big brand name at about 25% of the cost.

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Boon Docker wrote:

MrWizard wrote:

I used a 50 Amp dc breaker for my solar panel disconnect switch in our previous RV
Found it on Amazon


That is what I use also. Works just fine.

12V DC circuit breaker


Ditto on that.


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I used a 80A Bussman CB/switch on the output. For my 3x serial panels at 100V and 9A I used a 240V A/C disconnect switch (about $7) to disconnect both poles. Yes it's not DC rated but that is a minor consideration for 9A.


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Posted: 10/01/20 11:14am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I used one like this

50 amp dc solar breaker


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Posted: 10/01/20 11:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wopachop wrote:

Here is how it looks.

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Maybe match the existing switch shown. Get a replacement with a second switch and trim to have both together.

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I use BlueSea in my boat and in my TT.

Tried and trued.

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