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Solar panel cord ID

Postby darius » Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:54 pm

I recently acquired my first solar panel and I'm way excited to see the thing in action. It's a 90w Sunpower panel and I'm not sure what type of fittings are on the end of the pos/neg cords that extend out of the back. I'm new to the whole solar thing, but quickly trying to learn the ropes. I thought that the wires were fitted with mc4 connectors, but I was unable to affix them to other mc4 cables.

I got the panel from a craig's list trade and the owner didn't know much about the panel. Can someone please help me ID what type of connectors/cables I'm working with here?
Much, much thanks!


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Re: Solar panel cord ID

Postby gibson_ » Thu Aug 09, 2012 11:00 am

It just looks like some waterproof housing.

Check mcmaster carr and I'm sure they carry it.
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Re: Solar panel cord ID

Postby wimala1 » Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:44 pm

i cut the stock ends off my solar power and put a ring connector that hooks on the terminals of my charge controller - works great
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Re: Solar panel cord ID

Postby stew » Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:01 pm

As the previous post said, it's easy to replace it with any connector of your choice. Just make sure you get the polarity right and that it's rated for at least 8 amps (assuming your panel is 12V).
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Re: Solar panel cord ID

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Re: Solar panel cord ID

Postby darius » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:48 pm

Thanks so much for all the help. Much appreciated.

cheers!

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