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I think the difference in price is a factor to consider, we run our panel connected to both main batteries (cab & leisure) through the control unit plus a 100amphr battery on a 120 Solar Panel.

I have installed several double USB sockets and a cigar socket for TV linked directly to third battery used when not connected to mains and never had an issue.

 

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On 18/11/2020 at 23:53, kiters61 said:

we are thinking about getting a 120w Solar panel kit from Sunstore.co.uk for a dual battery feed, or would a 150w be a better option.  

Kiters

 

You don't mention whether it is your intention to go off piste so to speak or whether you intention is to just maintain battery condition? I have a 100 Watt solar panel on my Bailey but in their wisdom they decided only to connect it to the leisure battery despite installing a controller capable of charging both hab and cab batteries. I got round this  by fitting a device called a Battery Master which pushes any excess charge in the leisure battery through to the cab battery. On several years of experience of this sort of set up I am happy that it works well. If you are more concerned about camping with no EHU I would have thought the larger the panel the better to get the battery charge replenished.  

 

David

 

 

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Klyne.

we intend to use mainly non electric CLs but on some occasions use hook ups, thinking of  getting one to charge Leisure & car battery  as we are on a storage site, van has got a tracker fitted as well, as first timers thought this would be our option to get a Solar panel fitted.

 

Mick  

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21 hours ago, kiters61 said:

Klyne.

we intend to use mainly non electric CLs but on some occasions use hook ups, thinking of  getting one to charge Leisure & car battery  as we are on a storage site, van has got a tracker fitted as well, as first timers thought this would be our option to get a Solar panel fitted.

 

Mick  

Mick

 

You will need to make sure the solar panel controller has the ability to charge both batteries, it should do but worth a check. The controller can be set to the percentage of charge to each battery. Usual set up seems to be 90% to the leisure battery and 10% to cab battery but this can be adjusted if the 10% is not sufficient to keep the cab battery up to the required level.

 

David

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