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    Solar panel wiring help

    Hey guys simple farmer needs help.
    recently purchased some solar panels two drive a little pump for stock water.
    These helpfully came with zero instructions
    I have two leads, one from each panel and they both have power in them, 34 thingys on my volt meter thingy.
    There is four plug holes in the bottom of the box,
    And obvisiouly I have two plugs,
    I don't seem two be able two make it go and after opinions on which way these plugs should go.
    Thanks



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    Never cut the red wire!!!!
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    Where's @gadgetman when you need him

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    U-V-W suggests a 3 phase output to your device. Take another picture of the box all the wires come back to and any drawing on it. It will need a regulator/inverter to turn the DC into AC.

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    Both sets of sockets are wired in parallel pairs, and both pairs are connected on parallel into the regulator. You should be able to plug into any socket as they are effectively all in parallel.
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    The two screw on plugs are from the panel?

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    Did you switch it on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    U-V-W suggests a 3 phase output to your device. Take another picture of the box all the wires come back to and any drawing on it. It will need a regulator/inverter to turn the DC into AC.
    ?? Can you make that so I'll understand mate?
    Do you want a picture of the box thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    The two screw on plugs are from the panel?
    Yes, but I'm not sure if they are right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Did you switch it on?
    Tried that two

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    Quote Originally Posted by gadgetman View Post
    Both sets of sockets are wired in parallel pairs, and both pairs are connected on parallel into the regulator. You should be able to plug into any socket as they are effectively all in parallel.
    Boom that's what I wanted two here thanks

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    Check the polarity of the brown and blue wires with your meter. Make sure that with the red probe connected to the brown wire and the black probe connected to the blue wire the voltage is positive. If negative you will probably need to switch connections in the back of the regulator in photo 3.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Yes, but I'm not sure if they are right?
    As Gadgetman put it they can go anywhere as they are wired identical for all 4 and common back to the regulator.

    What makes the pump run? It would want to have a float switch or other device or you will continually pump water.

    On the box you have Red Black and Green/Yellow (typical single phase coded wiring) but 3 phase is typically labeled U-V-W. Do you have voltage output between U-V or U-W?

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    It won't work cause there is no bloody sun
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dundee View Post
    It won't work cause there is no bloody sun
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