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Solar Power and EHU
Posted: 7 October 2019 12:49 PM
Subject: Solar Power and EHU
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Just a simple?? question and really need a simple answer! We have purchased a 2003 Coachman Festival 380/2 model which has a solar panel on the roof. This seems to have worked very well during the last 6 weeks as there has been no other power to the caravan (parked on drive) and the meter still shows a full charge. My question is when we use EHU on site or at home, should I 'switch off' the solar panel. Actually I have no idea if you can switch it off as I have searched the caravan and can't find a switch. The answer has to be simple as I don't understand the electrics other than I have figured out what works on 12V and what will work on 230v when we hook up. Thanks
Posted: 7 October 2019 3:13 PM
Subject: RE: Solar Power and EHU

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My solar panels are connected 24x7 whether on mains or not
Posted: 7 October 2019 3:58 PM
Subject: RE: Solar Power and EHU

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Location: North Yorkshire Dales - Kontiki 640 Hank the Tank

yep mine too. The MPPT Controller stops charging the battery if its full or the power is coming from another source. Fit and forget really.

Posted: 8 October 2019 8:12 AM
Subject: RE: Solar Power and EHU
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Thanks for the two simple answers! I will do just that - forget it! Many thanks
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