How To Connect RV Solar Panels?
Did you know that your RV can have electricity supplied to it through solar panels? There is no longer a reason to worry about hooking everything in the RV up to a generator or even a battery. In order to keep the battery or the generator producing electricity there usually is going to be some gas involved. The price of gas is expensive so why not save the gas for traveling in the RV. By placing the solar panels and hooking those up to the RV there will be enough electricity produced to handle almost anything that is on the inside.
1. Watts of power
2. Disconnect battery
4. Cut and run wires
Going green and saving on the fossil fuels is not just for your home or business anymore. Panels can also be used with boats and RV’s for supplying electricity so all the electronics can still run properly.
• Figure out how many watts will be needed from the solar panels so all the electronics will work properly. You will need to know how many amps each appliance requires for power. Once you know this add all the amps together then multiply the total by how many days per week you actually use the RV. This will help you purchase the right number of solar panels.
• Cover the solar panels with cardboard so they do not try and produce electricity. Make sure you discount all power from the RV. This includes all batteries and generators that might be in use.
• Climb up to the roof of the RV and mount the solar panels. It is best to face the panels to the front of the RV by the width. You do not want wind interfering with the panels when they are in place.
• Open the vent above the refrigerator and run the wires down to the inside of the RV. You will need to climb down and go inside the RV and right above the refrigerator cut a hole big enough for the regulator. Finish pulling the wires through and attach each one to your regulator.
• Connect the cables from the battery connector to the deep cycle battery. It is best to follow the same route the wires are going from the refrigerator. Place the regulator in the hole you cut above the refrigerator and mount in place. Uncover the solar panels, and hook back up the batteries.
One operational, it is just the matter of testing out whether these actually function well and if they do then your RV would have the pleasure of being one of the eco friendly vehicles of this world.