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chappy133

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Re: Camping starter info
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2017, 02:33:05 PM »
Chuck/Chappy..
what brand or type of panel do you have?
Our 16DBS is prewired for Zamp solar.  I haven't read up on this enough in the manual etc but the hookup looks similiar to a television cabel. plug............
Not sure how/where its hooked into via the power panel within...
Guess i need to go and read up on it.

Sorry for the delayed response.  My particular Solar Panel distributor is no longer in business.  Go for something > 100 Watts Amazon has some very similar to ours: https://smile.amazon.com/ECO-WORTHY-Portable-Polycrystalline-Foldable-Suitcase/dp/B00MGLIIQO/ref=s9_simh_gw_g86_i2_r?_encoding=UTF8&fpl=fresh&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=desktop-7&pf_rd_r=S2JYBD4J5RPG5A5VC54P&pf_rd_r=S2JYBD4J5RPG5A5VC54P&pf_rd_t=36701&pf_rd_p=eb9f3a57-8cdf-4fa3-a48e-183b5d4b6520&pf_rd_p=eb9f3a57-8cdf-4fa3-a48e-183b5d4b6520&pf_rd_i=desktop

What ever panel you go with make sure it has a controller module to prevent overcharging.  The above model does.

I use a quick connect like this one:  https://smile.amazon.com/BatteryMINDer-Connect-Disconnect-Terminal-Assembly/dp/B00KS6BLY0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1489602557&sr=8-1&keywords=ring+terminals+quick+connect

You should be able to find a Zamp terminal to direct wire into what ever panel you go with. 

Good Luck and hope to bump into you camping since we are both in NE PA.
Chuck
2016 16' TBS
2013 F 150
Easton, PA

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Re: Camping starter info
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2017, 10:59:17 AM »
Really appreciate this info. I have many thing to learn and consider when it comes to this.

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« Reply #17 on: May 10, 2017, 05:41:52 PM »
7thunders here's a good read website for a starter on planning to have a camping but no idea where and how to start from setting up equipment like solar powered tools.

"When it comes to sizing up the things that you need for a system that will work well for you, sadly there is no standard set-up, no ‘one size fits all' type of thing, almost everyone is going to have different needs, and will operate their camping in different ways."
http://www.fridge-and-solar.net/howmany.htm
Another good read from the author who will enlighten you as a starter.