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How To Connect Solar Panels In Parallel?
When connecting solar panels together so they can generate electricity you need to know there are only two ways to accomplish the task. You can connect the panels in a series or parallel. No matter which way you choose make sure you use this same connection for all your panels. Then use the same wiring technique for any devices and batteries.
Connecting solar panels in parallel depends on these five factors and they are:-
2. Black wire
3. Red wire
4. Negative terminals
5. Positive terminals
Just like with any project this can be difficult when hooking up wires. You will have to pay careful attention to what is being done at all times. When everything is done correctly you will be able to enjoy the benefit provided by your solar panels for many more years to come.
Following the below instructions will help you connect solar panels in parallel appropriately:-
• Look at each solar panel and note where the positive and negative terminals are located. If you are having troubles telling which terminal is which then get the instructions that came with your solar panels. This will tell you how to locate the terminals and how to tell them apart.
• Cut each black wire so it will easily go from one panel to the next one. When you have the wire cut you are ready to make a connection between two panels. Take one end of the wire and wrap it around the negative terminal of the first panel. Next take the lose end of your black wire and wrap it around the terminal that is negative on the second solar panel.
• Sever each red wire in the same fashion that you did for the black wires. Locate the positive terminal on the first solar panel and wrap one end of the wire around it. Next locate the positive terminal on the second panel and wrap the red wire securely around the terminal.
• Connect the black wires in the same fashion that you did the first two panels. Make sure you are connecting negative to negative each time.
• Join the red wires in the same fashion that you did on the first two panels. Always make sure you are connecting positive to positive with the red wires. You will repeat both steps until all the terminals have either a red or black wire connected to them.