Originally Posted by Rustic Charm
socaldmax, we have done this before.
Your just looking for something to be picky about and criticise. The shops were closed on the day I installed them so purchasing
a combiner would not have been an immediate and easier option. It was EASY to simply swap the plugs around.
And No i'm not drawing you a diagram for you to then pick on my line thickness or shade or some other pedantic insignificant issue. 'Parallel' are all plus together and all neg's together. The other option is 'in series' which would then however bump my volts. My panels
were sold to be added in series, hence I needed to swap a connection to put join them.. Is this clear for you? Can I make simplify for you any more than that?
It's not that you needed to simplify it, it's merely that you needed to explain that you chopped up a connector because you couldn't wait another day. The connector genders are based on pos or neg terminals, not on whether you decide to connect them in parallel or series. Panels designed for grid-tie systems are generally connected in a series string, but the only difference is they generally can withstand a higher system voltage, the connectors are still the same as any other panel.
Keep in mind, you're the one who came on here asking for help with the most BASIC of electrical
connections, so excuse me if I'm not quite sure of the depth
of your ignorance. I'll stop wasting my time trying to help you out.
YOU may think I'm being pedantic, but as a former Navy
instructor and technician, the details make all of the difference in the world, even if you
don't think it matters. You've already seen what sloppy soldering can do for you.