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Solar question

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Mon Jun 12, 2023 1:40 pm
by Paulnb57 (deleted)
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2021 Ocean Drive fitted with Schaudt CSV 409 charging system

I have a 100w portable solar panel, can I connect the output wires from the charge controller from the panel to the Solar input on the Schaudt, or should I connect direct to the leisure battery?

Anyone here done it please?

Thanks!


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RE: Solar question

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Wed Jun 14, 2023 12:32 am
by rp163 | 5 Posts

The solar input on the csv409 is designed to accept the input from a compatible solar controller (lrm1218 or similar). Unless you plan on installing one you should attach directly to the battery. I presume your portable solar panel has a solar controller included on the setup; either mounted on the panel, or better, installed close to the battery.

That's how I've done it and it works fine.


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RE: Solar question

in Improving your pride and joy and how to fix things Wed Jun 14, 2023 7:05 am
by JohnE (deleted)
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Quote: Paulnb57 wrote in post #1
2021 ...can I connect the output wires from the charge controller from the panel to the Solar input on the Schaudt, or should I connect direct to the leisure battery?
It makes no difference, Paul. The CSV409 doesn't do anything clever with the output from a solar controller, all it does is connect it to the leisure battery via a 15A fuse, as shown in the CSV409 manual.



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