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Wheeling It: The big, beastly solar/battery upgrade part 2

From the bloggers at Wheeling It.

My last post talked about the why. Today we’re going to address the what.

Basic RV Solar Components

Let’s start off with some very rough basics. For those of you not familiar with RV solar systems there are basically 3 main components that go into your system:

  1. Solar panels (= the magical panels that take the sun’s rays and convert them into electrical energy). Most RVers put these on their roofs, but some do keep them “mobile” and just put them out on the ground.
  2. Charge Controllers (= devices that take the “raw” power your panels produce and charge your house batteries). These connect between your panels & your batteries and do all the electrical stuff needed to make sure your batteries properly charge in the correct order/way they need to be charged.
  3. Batteries (= the storage devices for the energy you’ve produced). These are what your coach “sucks off” to power everything that runs on electricity inside it.

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