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What Does Pre Wired for Solar Mean

What Does Pre Wired for Solar Mean

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What can I expect from having a pre-wired for solar RV

Being pre-wired for solar simply means that some of the legwork has done been done for you already inside of your RV. In the early days of RV solar kits it was common for a solar kit to only come with a set of cables that would need to be cut in half and run through a refrigerator Chase or a vent. Many manufacturers today are allowing users to skip this step by adding a cable entry plate from a company like Go Power to the RV during the build process. This allows customers to purchase pre-wired RV solar kits that will simply need to be installed on the roof and have the charge controller put inline in the inside of the RV.

One of the pre wired programs offered by Go Power on many RVs today. This pre-wired system has been revolutionary for the amount of work required to install a new kit on an RV. If you can imagine trying to fish a wire through the wall and have it land exactly where your charge controller would be, you can clearly see how difficult this task will be and how much complexity edible add to a standard install. 

Outside Supply is excited to offer a large selection of pre-wired RV solar kits that can come with differing table sets to allow installations to match each individual RV type whether it be 5th wheel travel trailer motorhome or even Class C camper.

Most pre-wired RVs today use an MC for type cable connector on the roof. The cable entry plate is comprised of Two Jacks that allow both a positive and negative connection to penetrate the roof in a watertight system.

Are you looking for where your prewired solar cables are in your RV?

A program designed to help the consumer with solar panel installs has caused them a lot of grief due to hard to find cable locations and wiring diagrams. Here are a few reasons why RVers have had issues with the prewired or Wired for solar program.

  • Sticker is removed at dealer prep
  • Sticker is place in wrong place in RV
  • Proper docmentation on controller and solar wiring not done well
  • The program would be better optimized if a small controller would actually be installed with all the wiring hooked. Small so it is cheap to aquire and is easily replaced with a new controller. Charge controllers are having a lot of changes coming to them as the industry heads to RV-C. This will mean the controller will be stored away and the panel to monitor it could be centralized or unified in your RV. Lets hope the RV-C makes the drop points easier to find and identify. Here are a few articles we have written to help you find the cables meant to run to the charge controller.
  • Tips for Finding Prewired Solar Cables in Your RV
  • My Fifth Wheel Camper Came Prewired With Solar on the Roof and Side Now What
  • My Travel Trailer Is Prewired for Solar Now What
  • Thor Prepped for Solar
  • Visit our Answers section to see how we have helped others find their lost cables.

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