Used RV Solar Panel

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by burl, Dec 17, 2004.

  1. burl

    burl New Member

    We are looking at a used solar panel as an add on with one we already have on our RV. However, the glass/plastic cover over the top (sun)side of the panel is shattered. When you test the panel with a tester, it is still generating power to the max but we are concerned about perhaps water getting into the cells and causing a problem. The owner said he had sprayed it with water recently, and had also used it for a year without a problem. We are wondering about it. Could the cover be replaced easily, would that be necessary, and if so what would you use. He said the dealer told him that since it was working there was no problem, and that this is not unusual. ???? What do you think? Thanks.
     
  2. RobRV

    RobRV Junior Member

    Used RV Solar Panel

    Pass!
     
  3. Poppa

    Poppa Member

    Used RV Solar Panel

    Second the motion pass :( . These units are sealed and most with and inert gas to prevent condensation from forming :dead: .
     
  4. burl

    burl New Member

    Used RV Solar Panel

    Thanks. This was what I was thinking but my husband wasn't sure.

    Merry Christmas & Happy New year.

    J
     
  5. Kirk

    Kirk Senior Member

    Used RV Solar Panel

    If the cell is cheap enough, then you might want to get it and try making some typ of cover to protect it. But It would have to be no more than 10% of the same unit or equivilant, new.
     

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