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Old 03-24-2024, 08:54 PM   #1
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so we have had our dodge 1997 XplorerHT basically a roadtrek -they look exactly the same as one drives by - for three yrs Love it And umm I have never understood why I have a small solar panel on top and what it does There is an umm haha "thing" a long balk metal device that looks like my home inverter... under the carper behind the third seat --is it an inverter maybe? I have solar at home but in a vehicle I do not understand much Help? Does it DO anything? thanks
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Old 03-25-2024, 05:44 PM   #2
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so we have had our dodge 1997 XplorerHT basically a roadtrek -they look exactly the same as one drives by - for three yrs Love it And umm I have never understood why I have a small solar panel on top and what it does There is an umm haha "thing" a long balk metal device that looks like my home inverter... under the carper behind the third seat --is it an inverter maybe? I have solar at home but in a vehicle I do not understand much Help? Does it DO anything? thanks
Most likely the solar panel is helping to charge the house battery, though, if it is a small panel, it won't be producing much power. The device could be the solar controller that controls the power to the battery. On my Roadtrek, I have a 100W solar panel mounted on the roof that helps to charge the house battery.
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Most likely the solar panel is helping to charge the house battery, though, if it is a small panel, it won't be producing much power. The device could be the solar controller that controls the power to the battery. On my Roadtrek, I have a 100W solar panel mounted on the roof that helps to charge the house battery.
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