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Re: yet another battery charging question
I freq see a pair of solar panels on the safety lines, each side near the aft. One mounting method is to run the lifeline thru a piece of stainless tube. The tube hangs on the lifeline. The panel is attached to the tube so it can swing out horizontal looking like a wing. A prop rod is fabricated to hold it up. Lower and secure the panel while underway. Make sure the stored panel will not catch anything when docking
Actually the stainless tube is attached firmly to the stanchion (not with the wire running through it), just under the lifeline.
Using something like one of these.
Suncor Rail Fitting
I got heavier duty ones on both upper and lower lines.
The panel mounts directly to the rail then, and can (depending on connector) pivot up and own.
I'll be mounting my twin Kyocera 140w's tomorrow (waiting on parts).
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Last edited by chucklesR; 08-19-2013 at 11:59 AM.