TT Solar

From a reply at this post – I don’t know about the converter as mine is not wired that way (Actually I don’t use my converter for charging at all, as my 2000 watt inverter is also a charger) but my instructions clearly state that having solar power to the CC with batteries UNHOOKED will cause damage to the CC and void the warranty. This is my first solar ever, and as said above by another person, Solar is only good if it works. Well that poster obviously didn’t have his hooked up properly. I’ve been Boondocking for more then 25 years, and solar is the only way to go. I’m FAR from an expert, I learned more by joining the solar TECH forum on
One of your statements was “It will be charging all day” be careful with that thought. My system is only 400 watts, depending on what part of the country you are in charging conditions change, are you planning on having your panel flat mounted on the roof? or is it going to be portable? Well if mounted flat on the roof (Like mine are) your panels are not going to be catching sun at it’s peak ALL day long. In fact that’s why some people have adjustable panel mounts, then they go up on the RV roof and tilt the panels so they can capture more off that “Peak” sun. If your going to have a portable panel then someone has to be there to move it as the sun moves, (If you want to again get the most charging output from that panel) You said you have 2 6 volt golf cart batteries, that’s a great start, are you able to run a “Equalization mode? 4 hours of over 15volts feeding those 2 batteries? Very important part of proper battery maintenance. I think if I was you I would join the forum I mentioned and maybe ask, learn about Renogy’s “suitcase charging system” very simple not much $$ and it will give a daily boost to your battery’s. Some of the most important things is, keep your cables as short as possible, and make sure you use proper size cables. Also google Handy Bob’s solar. He has a lot of useful information. Oh and get a decent battery monitor, THAT’S A MUST. Sorry if I rambled on. But I get excited about solar, especially if you BOONDOCK a must. But that being said I still have a generator on hand. Wife and I boondock for over a month at a time. Once we made it 10 days of rain and clouds (no direct sun at all) we still managed our battery levels, but on the 10th day I had to run my generator about 4+ hours to bring the battery bank through a proper charge cycle.
2004 Montana 2955RL, 400 watt solar, 2000 watt inverter/charger, 4-6volt golf cart batteries, All LED lights,Champion Remote start, 3- fuel option 3100/3400 inverter/gen.- 2000 F-350 7.3 4×4 long bed crew cab SRW.