6/17/2016 - 1995 Airstream Classic, 30'

This rig came to us with two functioning 65W panels and a low-end charge controller.  They wanted more power.  We added two of our 100W solar panels and combined them all in a roof mount c-box.  Instead of penetrating the roof under the c-box, we routed the cables down the refrigerator vent.  Because of the two different panel types, with different voltages, we went with a PWM replacement charge controller and added a battery monitor.  (MPPT controllers don’t do well with mixed panels).  We also added a USB outlet for portable device charging.

Equipment Added: 2x  SF100 Panels 1x Roof C-Box 1x Bogart Solar Charger (SC2030) 1x Tri-Metric 2030A and Harness Kit 1x Mini On/Off Switch 1x 30A DC Circuit Breaker 1x 12V/USB Outlet  

Equipment Added:
2x  SF100 Panels
1x Roof C-Box
1x Bogart Solar Charger (SC2030)
1x Tri-Metric 2030A and Harness Kit
1x Mini On/Off Switch
1x 30A DC Circuit Breaker
1x 12V/USB Outlet

 

Combiner box detail: The cables on the bottom are for the two 100W panels installed by AM Solar. The cables on the left were for the existing panels. The two cables out the top are the + & - going down the refrigerator vent to the charge controller.

Combiner box detail:
The cables on the bottom are for the two 100W panels installed by AM Solar.
The cables on the left were for the existing panels.
The two cables out the top are the + & - going down the refrigerator vent to the charge controller.

Trimetric Battery Monitor

Trimetric Battery Monitor

Bogart Charge controller with Master ON/OFF switch

Bogart Charge controller with Master ON/OFF switch