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Old 08-15-2019, 05:02 PM   #1
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Hi, I am new on this site. I changed my battery in my 03 Casita and now the solar charge controller is blank, How can I reset the panel. Thanks
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Hi, I am new on this site. I changed my battery in my 03 Casita and now the solar charge controller is blank, How can I reset the panel. Thanks
Does everything else still work? - tell us the black wire is on the positive battery post...
If so, tell us what charge controller you have.

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Old 08-15-2019, 05:43 PM   #3
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Hi, Thanks for the welcome! Everything else is working. The controller is a Intelligent Solar charge.
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Yes black on positive
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found this in an Intelligent solar manual...

"..Demolition: To prevent accidents, please order the demolition of solar panels, battery and load disconnect
with controller. .."

I take that to mean you have to disconnect the panels before you disconnect the battery. Did you?
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No. I am new at this. No excuses, I should have knew that it would be more involved than just swapping it out! Sorry for late response, the site is having me sign in for every response.
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No. I am new at this. No excuses, I should have knew that it would be more involved than just swapping it out! Sorry for late response, the site is having me sign in for every response.
No problem.
Maybe you killed it.
Perhaps others will chime in with suggestions.

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Thanks again! I really appreciate it!
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I’d check with the manufacturer. But a blank screen doesn’t sound promising...
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Thanks Zack. No it doesnít, Iím going to have someone who knows what they are doing to check it.
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Most controllers seem to require disconnecting the solar panels from the controller before disconnecting controller from battery, and then reconnecting to batteries first before reconnecting the solar panels.
Maybe disconnect the solar connections and then reconnect?
Hopefully the controller is not damaged, and also check to see if you have any fuses inline that may have blown.
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Thanks! Iíll check that out. Appreciate the information!
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Get a test light or multi meter and check that you have power to the controller. Anyway that would be my first move.
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Make sure your battery has a good charge
Disconnect the solar panel from the controller
Connect the battery to the controller
Reconnect the solar panel to the controller after the battery is connected.
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