Exactly how to link your Solar Panels in Series as well as Parallel
Thank you for visiting us here at renergie today in this video, we will be showing you how to connect your panels. In parallel and in series for this video, we will be using two 100 watt panels. We’re, going to begin with a parallel connection to wire our panels.
In parallel, we will need our MC 4 branch connectors, also known as Y connectors. To begin our parallel connection. We’re, going to grab both of our positive leads, which are readily identified by the indicator.
We grab our nc4 connector and we just plug it in like this. Next, we’re, going to grab both of our negative leads. We plug them into the other adapter. Now we have a positive lead and a negative lead, and the next step would be to plug these in to our adapter kit.
Now that we have our parallel connection set up, we are ready to attach our adapter kit to our panels. You can use your either use the 9 inch adapter kit or the 10-foot adapter kit. For this video. We’re just going to use the 9 inch deprecate since we’re so close to our charge controller.
We’re to take our positive connection and touch our abductor kit. Take our negative connection, adapter, if advocate and as you can see, our bare wires are exposed and we are now ready to plug into the charge controller when your pedals are in direct sunlight and your these are exposed and you’re running your wiring.
You just want to make sure not to cross these wires together because it could short out the diodes in the junction box, since our 100 watt panels are rated at 12 volts. Our parallel connection now allows us to maintain a 12-volt system and we can connect to a 12-volt battery using a PWM charge controller.
Now that we’ve covered the basics of our parallel connection. We’re, going to transition into connecting our panels into a series series connection. We’ll utilize, a 24 volt system. The first thing we’re going to do for our serious connection.
Is we’re, going to take our negative lead from one panel and our positively from the other panel in order to connect them together, like so now, over left with a positive lead, we’re left with a negative lead.
We’re, going to take our adaptor kit, attach our positive lead like so we’re, going to put the adaptor kit on our negative lead like so now we are ready to plug our leads into our charge controller. We’ve, now just converted our 12-volt system into a 24 volt system.
Now that we’ve connected our panels in series and we have a 24 volt system. We can now connect to a 24 volt battery bank using our PWM charge. Controller we’ve, just showed you how to complete a connection using parallel and series.
If you have any more questions, we encourage you to give us a call here’s, our information, and we also want to let you know that soon in the near future, we’ll, be including videos that will guide you to connecting A more complicated, parallel and serious connection using three or more panels.