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Paul Bedoe

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Solar Wire 2005 Patriot Thunder
« on: October 21, 2021, 05:26:55 PM »
On the solar panel does anyone know what controls it and where the wire from the roof goes ?
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Bill Lampkin

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Re: Solar Wire 2005 Patriot Thunder
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2021, 06:24:01 PM »
My memory fades, but on our coach, the solar wire from the 100w panel goes from the panel down the refrigerator vent then to the curbside 'hidden' bay just ahead of the drive axle to the solar controller. The wire from the solar controller terminates in the electrical box above the battery tray. That one panel is only good for about 5 amps in full sun, so it won't do much to charge your batteries. If you want good info on solar look up AM Solar in Springfield Or.
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Re: Solar Wire 2005 Patriot Thunder
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2021, 06:45:34 PM »
The solar controller is mounted to the wall of the basement compartment just forward of the passenger side drive wheels. This is the compartment that houses the grey/black tanks.
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Re: Solar Wire 2005 Patriot Thunder
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2021, 08:00:57 PM »
Thank you found them !
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Re: Solar Wire 2005 Patriot Thunder
« Reply #4 on: October 21, 2021, 08:51:29 PM »
Checking voltages on the controller I found this temp sensor not attached …. Can someone Id it and which line it goes on ?
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Re: Solar Wire 2005 Patriot Thunder
« Reply #5 on: October 21, 2021, 09:03:01 PM »
Paul,

I believe that is the thermostat for the water/tank bay. You can clip it on the water line that runs by in your picture, or you can just let it hang there. It controls the heat register for your basement Aqua Hot zone. Hope this helps.
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Re: Solar Wire 2005 Patriot Thunder
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2021, 11:14:51 PM »
As Frank explained, it doesn’t need to be fastened unless it’s hanging such that it swings subject to harm.  Just leave it as is or clip it to a wire or clamp, but I’d advise not where it picks up unrepresentative localized heat or cold from a warm hose or something.

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Re: Solar Wire 2005 Patriot Thunder
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2021, 02:49:12 AM »
I am in the process of changing my xantrex 2000 to the 3012 xantrex 3000 watt pure sign …. Going very smooth ! Also changing my batteries to 12 volt 200plus lithium…. Doing five of them
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Re: Solar Wire 2005 Patriot Thunder
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2021, 04:10:51 PM »
Battery trays
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Re: Solar Wire 2005 Patriot Thunder
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2021, 04:11:43 PM »
Battery trays
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Bill Lampkin

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Re: Solar Wire 2005 Patriot Thunder
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2021, 04:22:22 PM »
Thanks for the pics!
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