Originally Posted by Bohans
It would be interesting to see how many have panels mounted on hard top with subsequent heat increase versus on a Bimini which allows heat dissipation and little reflective heat plus also cooling of air.
There is air gaps under all my panels. Next week I receive the bits to put it all together. I think it might also be interesting to see how many use the solar panel connections that are just the high quality plug style male female joints as opposed to a junction box.
So who has what connections and junction boxes. Even the wiring is critical. I have managed to get the best quality solar panel wiring with all its multi type insulation. Must help out you would think...
what are your thoughts as to set up?
I agree good set up is important, all the details need to be right to get the best out of the system.
But I generally take it as read that people who have installed them have followed the panel maker's & charge controller's recommendations. I certainly have.
I have a 150w panel, with MC4 connectors, 4mm2 wires about 8ft long to charge controller. 6mm2 wires about 7 ft long from controller to battery bank. But only one panel. I wonder if that's where I'm going wrong. Would I have been better fitting 2x 75w panels?