Repairing Semi-Flexible Solar Panel





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    Default Repairing Semi-Flexible Solar Panel

    Some assistance required please:

    On a recent trip the "connector box" from one of my semi-flexible solar panels came loose. A quick bush fix with two bolts did not seem effective and now I need to repair it properly.

    1. Firstly, how does this box connect to the actual panel? Should the bolts have worked? Have I damaged it by putting bolts thru it?

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    2. And secondly if it comes loose can it be repaired?

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    Default Re: Repairing Semi-Flexible Solar Panel

    Wiring from the connector box to the panel not done?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLK View Post
    Wiring from the connector box to the panel not done?
    I cannot see anyway that the connector box connects to the panel? It just seems to be glued on?
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    Default Re: Repairing Semi-Flexible Solar Panel

    Thin hideen wires coming thru the pane and the glue and the connector box onto the terminals in the middle. You can see the solder connections.

    Common most popular connection method.

    Somebody is going to argue that if the electricity can get all the way for the sun to the solar panel without a wire, why should it need a wire for the short distance from the panel to the connection box, but they would be wrong.
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    Default Re: Repairing Semi-Flexible Solar Panel

    Quote Originally Posted by Fluffy View Post
    Thin hideen wires coming thru the pane and the glue and the connector box onto the terminals in the middle. You can see the solder connections.

    Common most popular connection method.

    Somebody is going to argue that if the electricity can get all the way for the sun to the solar panel without a wire, why should it need a wire for the short distance from the panel to the connection box, but they would be wrong.
    Thanks Fluffy. So is it repairable?
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