Fitting solar from scratch

Discussion in 'Mech Tech' started by 1973daisey, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. So it's time to move on with the times !!
    As u all know I'm off for 3 weeks over Spain and France and electric hook ups are pricey so for just under £250 iv got
    -100watt semi flexible solar panel (weighs 1.9kg)
    -mppt 20amp controller (have read a lot of good things about this type on YouTube)
    -Ebox wifi (sends all data to my phone so everything can be hidden out of site)
    -5m x 4mm exstenion cable (mc4 conectors)

    Shall do a detailed write up for others as it's a pretty simple job that could really improve ur camping and never need electric hook up again !!!!
    I ordered this all Tuesday and it's all here today as I used all uk suppliers after looking at feedback from cheaper over seas !! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Hope Roger home from work tomorrow and get it temporary working then make all wiring look pretty


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  2. sANDYbAY

    sANDYbAY On benefits-won't sponsor!

    When you stick it on the roof, see if you can leave enough space for a second panel, just in case you decide to upgrade later, which would be easy enough as your controller will take 2 x 100 w panels.
     
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  3. Don't forget to remove any plastic film on the back of the panel
     
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  4. Yes matey this is y I bought the 20amp controller I'll start with 100 watts this year and see how I go


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  5. Shall do matey i clocked that when I opened it


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  6. How deep is that box on back of panel ? Will it sit in your roof ribs?
     
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  7. Do they say it will pull in enough power on overcast/rainy days and during autumn winter time when the sun is in another country apart from the uk?


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  8. Fits inbetween perfect mate


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  9. U still get a lot of power out them without sun !! Shall put some info off my phone for u as it holds al the data ect with this wifi box I got


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  10. That would be great cheers ;)
     
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  11. foe

    foe

    A good idea! Good to have a review of how your getting on with it as well.
    Where did you purchase the kit from?
     
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  12. [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
    Shal keep u all updated on install and data use ect


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  13. foe

    foe

    Yes please.
     
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  14. Followed


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  15. brilliant si :thumbsup: cheers bud
     
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  16. I need to stop reading solar threads, it'll end up making me spend more money......

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  17. I actually need it for a holiday so seems good investment for me


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  18. Oh definitely, I know it would be really useful for me just for a long weekend (3/4 days) as it would protect the battery :)

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  19. Keeps it full all the time !!


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  20. Little update .....
    At lunch today I had an old draw front (same wood as my interior which I'll mound inside wardrobe)
    And mounted controller and wifi box to and drilled holes to feed wiring through as I hate having wires showing anywhere !! Also got some stuff to stick panel down we use alot at work
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    This stuff does exactly what it's says !!!


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