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Can I leave a 200 watt Renogy suitcase charger hooked up 24/7

Cherguin
Explorer III
Explorer III

We are new to the motorhome world and planning our first trip later this month. We have a 2018 Coachman Mirada 35KB and it came with a Renogy 200 watt solar charger which I plan to use while dry camping in Key West. My question is this:  Can I leave it hooked to the the battery 24/7 and just move it to track the sun all day or do I need to disconnect it every evening?

 

Thanks in advance for your help. 

Cherguin

SGW & DSM In Virginia
2018 Coachman Mirada 35KB
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MNtundraRet
Navigator
Navigator

@Cherguin wrote:

We are new to the motorhome world and planning our first trip later this month. We have a 2018 Coachman Mirada 35KB and it came with a Renogy 200 watt solar charger which I plan to use while dry camping in Key West. My question is this:  Can I leave it hooked to the the battery 24/7 and just move it to track the sun all day or do I need to disconnect it every evening?

 

Thanks in advance for your help. 

Cherguin


I don't see any problem using it that way. 

Mark & Jan "Old age & treachery win over youth & enthusiasm"
2003 Fleetwood Jamboree 29

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Grit_dog
Nomad III
Nomad III

Considering a 200W charger won’t do much to replenish any real daily use, certainly zero risk of any overcharging,  and that it will do nothing at night time, yes you can leave it connected 24-7. 

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Grit_dog
Nomad III
Nomad III

Considering a 200W charger won’t do much to replenish any real daily use, certainly zero risk of any overcharging,  and that it will do nothing at night time, yes you can leave it connected 24-7. 

2016 Ram 2500, MotorOps.ca EFIlive tuned, 5” turbo back, 6" lift on 37s
2017 Heartland Torque T29 - Sold.
Couple of Arctic Fox TCs - Sold

Thank you very much!  Another question if you don’t mind.  If I got a second 200 watt panel can I simply connect both of them to my house batteries separately?  By separately I mean both sets of alligator clips or circle lugs?  Both solar panels have their own battery controller.  

SGW & DSM In Virginia
2018 Coachman Mirada 35KB

MNtundraRet
Navigator
Navigator

@Cherguin wrote:

We are new to the motorhome world and planning our first trip later this month. We have a 2018 Coachman Mirada 35KB and it came with a Renogy 200 watt solar charger which I plan to use while dry camping in Key West. My question is this:  Can I leave it hooked to the the battery 24/7 and just move it to track the sun all day or do I need to disconnect it every evening?

 

Thanks in advance for your help. 

Cherguin


I don't see any problem using it that way. 

Mark & Jan "Old age & treachery win over youth & enthusiasm"
2003 Fleetwood Jamboree 29