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Old 08-13-2016, 01:06 AM   #1
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"Solar Prep" mystery

I called Keystone Owner Support today to ask a few questions. One of them was "what is the Solar Prep connected to?" No one knows. And they apparently dont have authority to ask the guys building them how they install it.
So, after a lengthy hold, the young lady came back on the line and said the receptacle on the outside wall above the 50A connection goes straight to the battery. Interestingly, there is only a single battery terminal and connection on mine so the mystery is still not solved.
Anyone know for certain where the Solar Prep goes?
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Old 08-13-2016, 01:48 AM   #2
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On most units I have worked on there are couple of things that "Solar Prep" could mean. On my current Coachmen Concord it means there is a port on the side that I can plug portable solar panels into. On a friends Lance TT it means there is wiring run behind the fridge from the roof into the converter cabinet for roof top solar panel install.

From the sounds of it you have the port version. Got a picture of the fitting above the outlet? The industry seems to be primarily using the Furrion fitting or the Zamp version of it. I have the Renogy 100 watt suitcase kit and had to buy a Zamp adapter to go from the Furrion outlet to the SAE connector on my solar panels.

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Mine is Tha 10A Furrion Solar Charge connection. Does the the Renogy controller allow you to debate the 30A output down to 10A?
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My suitcase only puts out a bit over 6 amps at full sun, so no problems there. The controller is rated to 30 amps. Works great with the Furrion plug, now that I have the Zamp adapter. You could go up to 160 watts of panels and still be within the 10 amp rating of the port.

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