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    Dear friends

    I have 2x rollable FLEXOPOWER Solar Panels (Rated Output 158 Watt, Max Operating Voltage 19.2 V, Operating Current 8.2 A), including its own Regulator.

    I also have a camping trailer (Wildebeest) with its own electrical system.

    My question is this: Can I cut out the regulator of the solar panels and connect the panels directly to the regulator of the trailer electrical system? The system on the trailer does provide for input of a solar panel to charge the batteries etc.

    I would appreciate any advice on this as I am not an electrical fundi.
    Last edited by duplessisj; 2018/07/13 at 07:36 AM.
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    Yes, provided the regulator is "large" enough to handle the Amps provided!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0000ms View Post
    Yes, provided the regulator is "large" enough to handle the Amps provided!
    Thanks 0000ms. How can can I check whether the regulator can handle it or not?
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    If its an HCDP unit it should be written on it or check the model on their website.
    Johan Kriel

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    Quote Originally Posted by duplessisj View Post
    Thanks 0000ms. How can can I check whether the regulator can handle it or not?
    There should be a "rating" value on the trailer unit ie 10, 20, 30 Amp

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