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colinflteng 05-31-2012 11:41 PM

Mounting Solar Panel
Has any one mounted a KC 80 Solar panel on the CS 40 Looking to mount on the deck just forward of the Dodger or on life lines?
Second question what MPPT controller do any one use

mdbee 06-01-2012 01:28 AM

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Forward of the dodger, with the boom's shadow over it?

colinflteng 06-13-2012 01:21 AM

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Boom swing out of way I am hoping Looking at the Blixt 20+ controller for my panels any one using this MPPT's

jimrafford 06-17-2012 07:34 PM

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I plan to mount mine on top of my bimini. Still on my to do list.

flysci 06-18-2012 03:04 AM

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When I bought my CS36T, the PO had mounted 2 solar panels, one one each side on the railings. They stay folded down, vertical, while sailing, and swing up to horizontal once the anchor's down. Have never had any lines get caught on them.

colinflteng 06-26-2012 12:10 AM

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I have mounted my panel on the hand rail Do you have a MPPT controller connected to your panel?

flysci 06-26-2012 12:51 AM

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The panels are definitely connected to a dedicated charge controller. When I get a chance I'll see what kind.

colinflteng 07-31-2012 08:02 PM

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Just mounted second panel 80 watt x 2 one panel on each side hope to cover more range of sun boat on is on the mooring for the summer Got it covered for SE wind or the North West 160 watts should cover it
Cheers Colin

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