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Offline chaags

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Solar Panels on Camper
« on: March 13, 2019, 09:53:27 AM »
I have just purchased a EZYTRAIL PORTLAND LX 2017 CAMPER.

It came with a double solar panel loose in bag for added power.

I attached solar panels direct to battery via clamps and Controller said it was working fine.

However I tried to connect to Anderson Plug that is normally plugged into tug whilst on the move but the Controller
kept on saying battery wasn't connected.

Any clues  or have I missed something.

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Re: Solar Panels on Camper
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2019, 10:11:29 AM »
So the solar panel has a controller mounted on it and you are connecting this to the battery and the Anderson plug? What controller are you referring too that says it is working fine?

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Re: Solar Panels on Camper
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2019, 11:23:44 AM »
Controller is attached to Solar Panels.
When attached to battery via clamp shows charge going into battery on the Controller.

However if I attach it via Anderson Plug onto the Anderson Plug that I use to attach to tug when
towing it shows charge going across but no battery ….. shows battery empty and no charge, even though
main controller shows charge.

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Re: Solar Panels on Camper
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2019, 11:33:54 AM »
check for a fuse in the Andersen line, or possibly even a DC charger
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Re: Solar Panels on Camper
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2019, 11:37:17 AM »
Check the contacts in the anderson plug are actuly in the correct locked in position and both are making contact, sometimes a contact pops out of its locking plate and slides back / not making contact ..
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Re: Solar Panels on Camper
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2019, 01:19:01 PM »
I have just purchased a EZYTRAIL PORTLAND LX 2017 CAMPER.

It came with a double solar panel loose in bag for added power.

I attached solar panels direct to battery via clamps and Controller said it was working fine.

However I tried to connect to Anderson Plug that is normally plugged into tug whilst on the move but the Controller
kept on saying battery wasn't connected.

Any clues  or have I missed something.

Check Anderson plug terminal hasn't been pushed back into the housing and not making a connection