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    Overkill electric

    Wiring complete for chargers and primary loads. The Main fuse box is out of the pic behind the pump and the post fuse box is for some temporary loads like a little fan and ham radio. Just need to add the covers and I’ll be ready for the trip next week.
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    Overkill electric

    yep. my panels aren't connected when mounted. so the only time they're connected is when my camper is set up and i put them out and hook up the cable. I have an anderson style jack outside that comes in and runs into the PV input on the mppt. i think my panel is 120 w but it usually only...
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    Overkill electric

    not sure what you mean by leakage. how would it be different than if i was mounting it all to a metal panel, or in an older vehicle?
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    Dreadlocks outfitting of InTech Discover

    that's what size my panel is that came with my camper, and more importantly, the bracket that holds it. it's just 120 watt though, and quite expensive to buy another one in terms of $/w. i can stack them and have 240 or possibly 360w but that would be pushing it. I could potentially put a...
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    Dreadlocks outfitting of InTech Discover

    great thread! are these still what you'd buy if you were buying today? i'm looking for something super high quality, but need a smaller size (26.5" x 52")
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    Overkill electric

    felt like dr frankenstein flipping the mains on last night for the first time, but she came alive! and everything worked as intended. no fires lol. batteries got their first full charge. at this point, i have to say the victron gear is pretty sweet. I'm very impressed with their bluetooth...
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    Overkill electric

    There was a good deal of discussion about the metal panels. I’ve got a clear lexan cover we are going to heat and shape to ensure nothing accidentally falls or contacts. yep batteries are inches away but just out of view. And I thought the same thing but was following the victron model...
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    Overkill electric

    I’m about 80% finished and wanted to post a little update. Thanks to all who helped educate me on this stuff. note: electricity is important to me as I “work from home” for past 18 years in the tech field. So my goal of working out of my trailer full time overlanding means I really want...
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    Sizing fuses

    You need help lol On a positive note: victron has the min and max fuse size printed on the side of the device. So that makes it easy
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    Sizing fuses

    Lol that’s an awesome suspension on those nas drives. Need the net app part number lol
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    Sizing fuses

    Started a new thread so as not to derail the one this quote came from my victron dealer also a blue sea dealer set me up with post style fuse holder which is great. However he said it should have a 100A fuse in it for my battery which is rated for 100A continuous and much higher in a short...
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    redarc manager 30

    i created a new thread since everyone here talked me out of the redarc. Thread title starts with victron. Mix of places. Much of it isn’t in stock. On wait lists for the Orion in particular. But mostly inverter supply and inverter service center. I’d order from both again. Rayra The dual...
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    victron mppt solar question

    I was thinking I might drop to 2 or 3 panels. If I was at 4, doing 2 in serial and paralleling them seems like a good idea. But we will see
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    victron mppt solar question

    ok for everyone who said wire in series.... the datasheet says max PV open circuit voltage is 100v, so does that mean 20v x 4 = 80.8, so 4 panels in series would be well under the 100v max? and higher voltage means more efficient transfer over a fairly long cable, as opposed to the higher...
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    victron mppt solar question

    datasheet for panel in question https://www.renogy.com/content/RNG-160D-SS/160D-SS-Datasheet.pdf datasheet for mppt 100/30 in question https://www.victronenergy.com/upload/documents/Datasheet-SmartSolar-charge-controller-MPPT-100-30-&-100-50-EN.pdf panel datasheet says shortcircuit current is...
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    redarc manager 30

    thanks for the input. after lots and lots of research i went ahead and ordered the victron smart mppt 100/30, and the victron ip67, but the smart orion-tr 12/12-25 is pretty much out of stock everywhere. rumor has it they pulled them all back in to fix a defect and it may be next month before...
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    redarc manager 30

    I have dual 220amp alternators spring not overly concerned but definitely see the value in regulating it. Especially to avoid fire. what side of the cable does the Orion go on? Starter battery side in truck? Or LFP side in trailer?
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    redarc manager 30

    My alternators would almost fill up my previous 300ah silver calcium batteries. They worked well and pretty fast. But I think those batteries were damaged and would never hold rated capacity. They’d drop fast too even after being connected to the wall for days. so if i'm going to replicate...
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    redarc manager 30

    So everything discussed so far lives in a trailer. My truck has a National Luna smart solenoid isolator which I connect directly to the batteries via a long cable so I can charge while driving. I would have plugged that into the manager30 but now I’ll just connect it right to the battery...
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    redarc manager 30

    Thanks. That makes sense. I think I will get more solar but I suspect I’ll wind up with two panels and a blanket or something and maybe that means I’d be better off with two mppt? Which would let them run more efficiently? So when I get the extra solar I can add a controller... so I’m adding...
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