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Old 12-03-2016, 11:11 AM   #1
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Wiring solar to distribution block

Can you wire your solar controller to your distribution block instead of to your battery bank? Batteries would be wired to distribution block with proper gauged wires. Would be much easier for me than to run separate cables from the batteries to both the solar controller and the distribution block. Plus, I have fuses on the block, so I can fuse the incoming solar accordingly.

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Old 12-03-2016, 12:54 PM   #2
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I don't think the solar system would care. It would still be wired directly (electrically that is) to battery via a fuse.

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Old 12-03-2016, 03:39 PM   #3
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While I did my different your method, you should be fine. I prefer to have less connections between the panels to CC and also less connections between the CC and battery bank. Then I wired up a blueseas fuse block directly from the batteries for stuff...
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Old 12-03-2016, 03:40 PM   #4
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THinking the same. It all comes in parallel at some point. as long as you have fusing and the necessary switches etc, you can bring them all into the block.

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Old 12-03-2016, 03:58 PM   #5
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This all depends on the size of the wiring for the distribution block and what you were running from the controller. You would not want to to to a smaller cable then what you were running from the controller. Also make sure that you are adding in the wire from the battery to fuse block when calculating out your voltage loss.

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Old 12-03-2016, 07:59 PM   #6
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Mine goes from the controller to the house battery side of the separator about 4 feet away.
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Old 12-04-2016, 08:01 AM   #7
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Sure, that's how mine is doesn't know any different...schematic is the same.

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