How To DIY Solar Upgrade (Electrical) On A Boat Part 2 of 3 – Ep 37

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In this episode you'll get an insight into how to upgrade the electrical part of a solar panel system on a boat while at anchor. Packed full of hints and tips.

Chapters

A) SOLAR CONTROLLERS

  • 0:00 DIY Solar Panel Electrical Upgrade Introduction
  • 1:45 MPPT controller, choosing a location
  • 2:53 MPPT controller efficiency
  • 3:40 Solar electrical components
  • 4:01 Panel construction process and techniques
  • 6:15 Why two MPPT Controllers?
  • 7:35 Installing the control panel

B) SOLAR WIRING

  • 11:23 Solar panel configuration
  • 12:02 Cabling UV and mechanical protection
  • 16:48 MC-4 connectors
  • 18:46 Checking panel open circuit voltage (Voc)
  • 20:12 Wiring the controllers to the panels and batteries
  • 27:44 Commissioning and testing


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