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If it's just a few feet from the panels to the box it should not cause any problems, or you could just bundle them and zip tie them neatly aside...in case you need a longer run later.
I have to agree with Tim's "in case you need a longer run later" comment. But don't wrap them up in to tight of a bundle, kinda loose and spread out if you can. Don't want to create a "heating element" if you know what I mean.
i also agree with ray and tim....i almost cut mine when i 1st set up my kit...glad i didnt couple days later i changed whole set up..zip tie em never hurts to have extra
Sure you can, looks like the new HF Thunderbolt Kit.
I just picked up the Thunderbolt Kit. So now I want to splice the red wires and then the black wires from the panels to the bare wires of the Thunderbolt Kit connector and solder them together.Then use shrink tubing to cover the wires. Sound doable?
I have never owned the latest Harbor Freight kit. I thought you just plugged the panel leads into the combiner. Guess I'll have to buy one just so that I know something about the Thunderbolt kit.
The new kits come with the connectors like in the picture above. I have the old kit and want to put the connector from the kit on my wires.
OK, I get it. What controller have you decided to use and how many panels?
I have one set(3 panels) and the controller that came with the set. I also got a 400 watt pure sine wave inverter.
Here is a picture of the HF panels in the wood frame.
Nice job on the frame there Robert...sweet!