Re: Grounding for solar panels / solar arch
We too have an
aluminum arch. It is not bonded since it is not in constant contact with saltwater.
IMO – the MPPT
should not be connected to anything other than the solar panels and the batteries.
This is consistent with the “floating ground” design of Amel.
- Cream Puff - SM2K - #275
cruising - Vista Mar, Panama
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Subject: [AmelYachtOwners] Grounding for solar panels / solar arch
I've done some searching but haven't found a definitive answer. I'm curious for
those of you with solar panels mounted on an aft arch (mine is aluminum)... do
you have any grounding in place? My panels and arch have been in place for
roughly two years and I haven't noticed any problems. No other equipment on the
arch at this point. Does grounding just protect in the event of a panel
The MPPT controller is grounded to the generator. Is this OK?
Can anyone recommend some tests I could perform with the voltmeter to make sure
everything is OK?
SV Trilogy - SM23
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