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Old 02-09-2012, 11:48 AM   #1
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I installed a new Ramsond 50w panel from eBay, $139.00, on my VT
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:00 PM   #2
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Here are the pictures
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Old 02-09-2012, 12:34 PM   #3
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Can you explain how you attached it?
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:53 PM   #4
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Looks good. I'm curious about the attachment, too.
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Old 02-09-2012, 04:50 PM   #5
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I used wing nuts, and in larged the holes for a 3/16 wing nut size, I think it is 1/2", but the bolts can only be about 1 1/2" long so they do not hit on the in side skin, other than that 1-4' x 2"x2", and 1-4' x 1 1/2"x1 1/2". That gave me enought room to clear the seam.
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:16 AM   #6
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Smile

I alo used double sided 3M tape to make up for the slope of the roof, then caulk around the bottom
I also used three of the old holes for one side and then drilled three new ones as this one is wider than the old mount
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What kind of charge controller do you have?
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:04 PM   #8
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Ramsond controller.
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:48 PM   #9
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Is it adjustable? I went on Amazon and couldn't find where it says anything about being adjustable. The controller I have now floats at too high a voltage.
Looks like a good buy on that panel (if it is also Ramsond). $2.80 a watt is a fairly good price.
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No it is not ajustable, I payed 139.00 for the 50 Watt panel and the controler cost another 10.00, free shippingI had it sent to Kansas, to mount on trailer.
I bought it on E-bay
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