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    Suitcase Solar Set Up

    Has anyone used a Suitcase solar charger for your batteries?
    I am currently looking at the Renogy 200 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Foldable Solar Suitcase for my 2 Battleborn 100amp 12v Lithium batteries.
    What kind of success have you had?

    Thanks in advance.

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    One advantage with the suit case style is you can easily move it into the sun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ynot4me2 View Post
    One advantage with the suit case style is you can easily move it into the sun.
    Yes. I just attach mine to the battery with alligator clips.
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    Is your battery a Lithium? How fast will it charge the battery from 50% to full?

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    How long would it take to charge your battery?

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    If my 2 batteries are connected in parallel, where do you attach the Solar panels Red hot clip and the Black clip to the batteries?
    I'm assuming the Red lead is on one battery and the Black lead is on the other.
    As you can tell from this dumb question I have never done this before.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extreme View Post
    If my 2 batteries are connected in parallel, where do you attach the Solar panels Red hot clip and the Black clip to the batteries?
    I'm assuming the Red lead is on one battery and the Black lead is on the other.
    As you can tell from this dumb question I have never done this before.
    Thanks in advance.
    Red goes on the farthest battery from the load, black goes on the battery closest to the load.

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    What is meant by "load"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Extreme View Post
    What is meant by "load"?
    The trailer. You have two batteries in parallel. Battery two's positive is connected to battery one's positive, battery one's positive is connected to the coach. The battery two's positive connection is where you want to put the positive side of the charging input (regardless of what it is, charger, solar, generator, etc.).

    Same thing on the negative side. Battery two's negative in connected to battery one's negative, battery one's negative is connected to the coach. The battery one's negative connection is where you want to put the negative side of the charging unit.

    Make sense?

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    Connect the Positive (Red) to one battery and the Negative (Black) to the other.
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