Re: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel solar panels
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Thank you for this post contribution. I am in the process of adding an arch and solar panals. I have been researching the panels for about 30 days and have found it to be most confusing because of the lack of standardized testing and zealous claims by manufactures. The Panasonic N330’s were not on my radar since they are still very new in the USA with limited distribution. However, they are now my first choice.
I have a couple of specific questions: Were the two panels connected together in parallel at the arch? What gauge wire did you use for the run from the arch to the battery bank? I assume the 16A breaker was installed on the positive cable between the panel and the MPPT? And, the 32A breaker was installed on the positive cable between the MPPT and the battery shunt? Where did you install the breaker box – The hanging locker seems a little hard to get to (the hidden compartment that I never knew was there)? Did you use the same style of breaker as used on the rest of the Amel or did you design a box and something else?
Again, thank you again for the information and sharing.
With best regards,
Super Maramu 2000
Currently cruising: Tampa Bay for hurricane season
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Sent: Saturday, July 02, 2016 10:22 AM
Subject: [Amel Yacht Owners] Re: Amel solar panels