Hi all -
I currently have (3) 100 watt panels on my penthouse top. I am reconfiguring my solar setup and am wondering the following:
- If I go with (1) 160watt fixed panel on the roof is it OK to use a 3 to 1 MC4
branch connector and keep 2 of the branches "empty"?
My plan right now is to have the (1) 160watt panel fix mounted and then carry (2) 100 watt flexible panels (that I already have) in the van. If I need more solar while parked I would connect a long MC4 cable to one, or both, of the empty branches in the 3 to 1 connector and then set the panel(s) where I please (ie...each empty branch would be capable of supporting 1 of my spare 100 watt panels).
Not sure if this these connectors are designed to be left empty or if having empty spots on the branch will mess up my system.
Any insight would be greatly appreciated! -- Thank you.