Goal Zero solar panel connection

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efgor
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Goal Zero solar panel connection

Post by efgor » Sun Feb 18, 2018 12:52 pm

Hi, this is WP4PSF. I live in Puerto Rico.
We were hit by Hurricane Maria in September 20th.
I still have no power yet. I saw a post of AE7HS (Idaho4.org.).
He explained how to connect a Goal Zero solar panel for charging a battery.
I need more details for connecting the Goal Zero 8 mm. cable to a charge controller.

k9yli
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Re: Goal Zero solar panel connection

Post by k9yli » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:37 pm

not familiar with either device. but........ it must be DC and there for 2 wires.. plus and minus..
possibly a third wire which would be frame ground for safety..
figure out the plus side of the panel and plus side of input to controller. wire that and then the other should be minus. if a third wire run it frame to frame,, it may also be common with the minus side... If the problem is existing connectors either get matching part or make a matching short jumper, or cut off the connectors and hard wire it.
No more complicated than hooking up two car batteries to jump start a car.

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