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neale
(@neale)
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08/08/2020 3:44 pm  

I would like a bit more solar power and would like to add another panel to my existing 100 watt system. The Zamp solar controller can handle up to 170 watts so without changing it how could I add say another 50 watt panel? How would I connect it.

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TexasLGmax
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01/09/2020 3:53 pm  

Hey Neale.  The panels I have added to whatever have all been added in parallel.  I don't think the current panel has an adapter to provide for this, but I haven't been up on top to really take a look.  What I have heard others do is completely swap it out for another set that will already provide an added boost.  I'm all about easy, so I generally don't look to recreate the wheel if I don't have to.  I would also call the LG directly and ask.  If they don't know, know one does.  


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neale
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17/09/2020 5:34 pm  

@texaslgmax thanks. I'll check with my dealership on swapping out for a more powerful panel. Just didn't want to mess around with the controller and wiring.


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chrisccwtx
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18/09/2020 10:16 pm  

@neale I added a flex panel and used a Y split at the connector, which is located at the air conditioner mount on top. It can all be bought on-line from Solar Country or something like that, can’t recall, did this two years ago very easily. You do have to upgrade the control panel inside the RV to the 30 amp version if you have a 10 amp version that came with most of these Max’s. Also simple to switch out. 


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