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Old 10-17-2021, 01:04 PM   #1
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Connecting Coleman solar panels

Technical question: has anyone connected two Coleman (40 watt each) solar panels to one controller for a 12 volt battery? If so where did you find the proper connectors that fit the Coleman wiring? I can't seem to find anything online.
Ps: I'm in Canada.
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Technical question: has anyone connected two Coleman (40 watt each) solar panels to one controller for a 12 volt battery? If so where did you find the proper connectors that fit the Coleman wiring? I can't seem to find anything online.
Ps: I'm in Canada.
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Technical question: has anyone connected two Coleman (40 watt each) solar panels to one controller for a 12 volt battery? If so where did you find the proper connectors that fit the Coleman wiring? I can't seem to find anything online.
Ps: I'm in Canada.
The panels I got ( from Canadian Tire ) each came with a controller, but I only use one controller. I have a hub ( also Coleman, also from Canadian Tire ). Each panel has the wires and connectors to plug into the hub. The hub is wired with a plug into the controller and the controller is wired with alligator clips to the battery terminals.
I don't seem to have a good pic of the hub. It's that box ( barely visible ) that has two wires leading to it from the panels.
They show a Noma hub on their web site.
https://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/n...?rrec=true#spc
Here is link to SunForce ( they sell the Coleman panels ).

https://sunforceproducts.com/product...lar-panel-hub/
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Thank you!

Well I sure looked everywhere online and did not find anything about a hub for the Coleman panels. This is perfect. Thank you. Exactly what I was looking for.
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I found this picture, which shows the "hub" that I have. It is four in and one out. Much more compact. I'm quite sure it was branded Coleman and that I got it at Canadian Tire.
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I used two of these same panels from the same source. They came with all necessary fittings. When a bought a third panel I also bought a hub which can accommodate up to seven panels of the same or different power output.
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