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Solar Kit Installation: Planning Your Solar Setup
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1. Take a few minutes before commencing any installation work to layout your solar system on paper first. Use the diagrams within this manual (pages 20-27) to help.

 

2. Complete a simple block diagram identifying the key components and connections of your Solar charging system: Solar Panels, MC4 Positive and Negative Extension Cables, GP-PWM-30 Solar Charge Controller and your Battery Bank as detailed in the diagrams.

 

3. For the Elite and Extreme Kits include the Inverter, Charger/Converter and Transfer Switch. For detailed installation of these system components see the specific manuals included with each item.

 

4. Identify and prepare easy/safe access to possible installation locations in the three key installation areas within your RV;

  • Roof - Solar Panels
  • Instrument/Controls - Solar Charge Controller and/or Inverter Remote
  • Storage Compartments - Inverter, Converter/Charger, Transfer Switch

 

5. Identify on your RV if you have a Cable Entry Plate (CEP; see Fig 3-A) pre-installed by the RV Manufacturer. The Cable Entry Plate makes the Solar Panel to Solar Charge Controller installation simpler. (After market purchase of GP-CEP available).

 

6. If you do not have the Cable Entry Plate pre-installed on your RV, you will be following the ‘Routing Power Cable through the Refrigerator Vent’ steps.

 

7. Whilst on the roof of your RV identify the refrigerator vent and investigate the vent-fastening
hardware.

 

 

Products covered in this article: Overlander/Overlander (E)/Retreat/Retreat (E)/Weekender/Solar Elite/Solar Extreme Solar Kits

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