First light for my 5th wheel panels!

BretS

Solar Enthusiast
Joined
Mar 30, 2021
Messages
168
Was working in complete shade, so it was pretty much a VERY expensive trickle charger, but it is making power!

Six 350W Hanwha Q panels - two groups of three in series, each to a Victron 150/70 SmartSolar MPPT controller.

This was added to my system I installed earlier this summer, that includes a 930Ah 12V DIY bank with a REC Active BMS, a Multiplus-II 12/3000/120-50 2X 120V, an Orion 12/12-30. I'm really proud of doing this complete system and install myself - but, I couldn't have done it without this forum and some great members who really helped me out! Can't wait to finish up some details, and get it out in the sun!

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GuardianZX9

PV Geek,
Joined
Sep 20, 2021
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6
Location
Ohio
Love it! getting ready to convert my 42" Redwood to an offgrid capable system, amassing all the components and still learning.

I think I will go the 24V route as I was able to find a Victron 70 amp 24-12 converter and I don't have much of a 12v load.

Did you move your battery bank into the heated/cooled area of your basement?
 

BretS

Solar Enthusiast
Joined
Mar 30, 2021
Messages
168
Love it! getting ready to convert my 42" Redwood to an offgrid capable system, amassing all the components and still learning.

I think I will go the 24V route as I was able to find a Victron 70 amp 24-12 converter and I don't have much of a 12v load.

Did you move your battery bank into the heated/cooled area of your basement?
Yes, everything is installed in the previously unused portion of the basement and is heated/cooled. I actually gained storage by removing the original FLA batteries from the front storage compartment.
 

shadowsteve

Solar Addict
Joined
Feb 11, 2021
Messages
236
Love it! getting ready to convert my 42" Redwood to an offgrid capable system, amassing all the components and still learning.

I think I will go the 24V route as I was able to find a Victron 70 amp 24-12 converter and I don't have much of a 12v load.

Did you move your battery bank into the heated/cooled area of your basement?
Don't forget the 12v load from jacks/levelling and breakaway for the brakes.
 
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