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Sailing Live aboard - Fixing the Solar before it catches fire. S2 E9


Location: Vliho Yacht Club
Latitude: 38.68000000
Longitude: 20.70000000
Published: 3 May 2022

Solar wasn't working and I fixed it. Trouble is, now the current is too much and it is melting the wires. Knowing nothing about solar I am on a voyage of discovery to get a decent charge without setting fire to #CaptainSvetlana
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00:00 Intro
01:00 Two panels are wired backwards
01:50 The wires at the regulator are charred
03:03 What's with this isolator?
05:26 Oops! The regulator has melted
05:45 Running wires
06:37 New regulators
07:33 It's charging... I think....
08:53 Maybe if we wire them in series it will help
10:34 Serial or Parallel - what's the difference?
11:48 That was easy
12:25 Boom - done!
12:58 Having left the boat for a week let's look at how the solar has done.
13:40 Outro