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Old 16-07-2016, 11:22   #16
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Re: kyocera Solar Panel Volts no Amps

Controller is connected to the batteries.
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Re: kyocera Solar Panel Volts no Amps

Series resistance in the "no amps" panel. No question.
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Series resistance in the "no amps" panel. No question.
What do you mean? ?
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Re: kyocera Solar Panel Volts no Amps

So I took another panel out of my closet and hooked it up with same results however this panel is older. So I decided to open the box and remove the silicone which there was none so I was able to test better.

It was working same as the other panel I been describing. Showing voltage would lite the led lite but not put charge to the controller.

Next I thought I would just stripe it and throw it away if it was no good. So I removed the MC4 connectors and again thought let me test it and sure enough it was working. Putting amps to controller.

So I went to the panel that I started this discussion with and did same thing and now its working.

I cant see anything though physically wrong or anything with the connectors so not sure still. But at least they are working.

Thanks every one for your input.
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Re: kyocera Solar Panel Volts no Amps

Sounds to me that you had a bad connection in the mc4 . Had the connector had any stress placed on it? Likely the wires were not adequately supported while in use which allowed them to partially pull out of the connector. Now check the connectors on the other panels to ensure this doesn't plague you again.
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Re: kyocera Solar Panel Volts no Amps

What Newhaul just said. Series resistance in the bad panel circuit.
"Circuit" includes the panel wires.
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