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Old 02-19-2012, 08:43 PM   #1
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Looking for someone with solar panels on a 05 Journey to get an idea where the controller is located and where the wires to it and from the controller were routed.

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Old 02-20-2012, 01:34 AM   #2
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Looking for someone with solar panels on a 05 Journey to get an idea where the controller is located and where the wires to it and from the controller were routed.

Thanks,
Mark
Which Journey?
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Old 02-20-2012, 07:52 AM   #3
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I put mine in the wall on the right of the stove next to the fridge. I fished the wires down the fridge vent cover. the converter is below the fridge so the battery wires that go to it i just hooked up to them. About two hours to install. 2 130 watt panals. Don
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:54 AM   #4
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The journey is a 36 model.. it has the double door fridge is in the center of the coach and the batteries are located behind the rear axle.
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The 34H sounds similar.
I have 4ea. 100w panels on the roof that feed into a J-Box next to the fridge vent. I drilled a diagonal hole from the box to the rear fridge cavity and dropped straight down to the charge controller located under the fridge. From there I have a piece of plastic conduit to the battery compartment that contains the batt temp sensor, ext. voltage sense, and engine charge leads (5a trickle). Along side the conduit are 2 pieces of 4ga welding cable covered in Slit-Wrap.

I'm sure some will complain about the run to the batteries, but that's one of the reasons I have 21v panels, ext. voltage sense, and the 4ga feeders. I see charge currents in excess of 30A at the batteries.
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Can you tell me how you anchored the panel brackets to the thin fiberglass roof? When a dealer installed my sat dish he had trouble with the screws pulled back through the fiberglass as they tighten them.
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See this thread on various solar installs, mine is in there as well. All 4 panels are attached with Scotch VHB double sided tape with 150lb/sq in. shear, and they haven't moved at all.

http://www.rv.net/forum/index.cfm/fu...d/25705772.cfm
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