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****** Page 1 ****** INs-rnucT10N MANUAL DURA.PANEI- SOLAR PANEL CHARGING SYSTEM eow, sow e noow SOLAR PANELS SERIES OUTPUT: 12 VDC, eo Watt Charge Controller 12/2 AWG Wire Z-Brackets + Mounting Hardware Thru-Dex as 1-24S-sow OUTPUT: 12 VDC, SO Watt Charge Controller OOW OUTPUT: 12 VDC, 100 Watt File: -246_revB1 .indd Revised By: PSS/JRN Date: 09-08-201 6 170 Cherry Avenue West Sayville, NY 11796 kussmaul.com 10 YEAR WARRANTY (Solar Panel) a YEAR WARRANTY (Charge Controller) KUSSMAUL Ph: 800-346-0857 Fax: 631-567-5826 ELECTRONICS sales@kussmaul.com ENERGIZED AND READY, WHEN SECONDS couvr

****** Page 2 ****** IMPORTANT SAFETY INs-rnucT/0Ns WARNING: DO NOT REMOVE PROTECTIVE CARDBOARD ON SOLAR PANEL UNTIL THE SOLAR PANEL IS INSTALLED AND WIRED TO THE CONTROLLER. The solar panel is an energy source. Once cables are attached to it and the panel is exposed to a light source the cables become live. Bare or exposed copper conductors can short during wire preparation and routing; creating hazardous sparks and possible damage to solar panel. Leave protective cardboard in place until installation is 100% complete. WARNING: Be very careful when working with batteries. Lead-acid batteries can generate explosive gasses and short circuits can draw thousands of amps from the battery. Read these instructions and those included with the charge controller and battery. DO NOT exceed the voltage or current ratings of the controller. Use only with a 12 volt battery. DO NOT short circuit the Photovoltaic Array or load while connected to the controller. This will DAMAGE the controller. The controller should be protected from direct sunlight. Ensure adequate space for air flow around the controller. The negative system conductor should be properly grounded. INTRODUCTION The Dura-Panel Solar Charger is designed for use in emergency vehicles and other mobile applications. This system includes all necessary components to quickly and easily install and start maintaining batteries using solar power. This kit includes a solar panel, charge controller, mounting hardware, and wire. For additional parts and or alternate installation methods, please contact us by phone at (800) 346-0857 or email us at sales@kussmaul.com. UNPACKING The Solar Charging System is shipped complete in one carton: If any items are missing, please contact your distributor or Kussmaul Electronics immediately. WARNING: WHEN SOLAR PANEL IS TAKEN OUT OF ITS SHIPPING CARTON, DO NOT REMOVE PROTECTIVE CARDBOARD TAPED TO SOLAR PANEL UNTIL THE SOLAR PANEL IS INSTALLED AND WIRED TO THE CONTROLLER. The solar panel is an energy source. Once cables are attached to it and the panel is exposed to a light source, the cables become live. Bare or exposed copper conductors can short during wire preparation & routing, creating hazardous sparks and possible damage to solar panel. Leave protective cardboard in place until installation is 100% complete. 170 Cherry Avenue West Sayville, NY 11796 kussmaul.com KUSSMAUL ELECTRONICS ENERGIZED AND READY, WHEN SECONDS COUNT Ph: 800-346-0857 Fax: 631-567-5826 sales@kussmaul.com

****** Page 3 ****** TOO’S Phillips Screwdriver Punch or Awl Wire Strippers Wire Cutters Wire Crimpers Electric Hand Drill 1 /8″ Drill Bit for the Thru-Dex roof cable feed-thru mounting screws (pilot hole) 1/8″ Drill Bit for #8 sheet metal screws (pilot hole – mount solar regulator) 15/32″ Drill Bit for the cable to pass through roof using RA-7 Right Angle Thru-Dex fitting 3/8″ Drill Bit for Well Nuts 13/16″ Drill Bit if using optional cord grip 5/16″ and 7/16″ Wrench Adjustable Wrench (1-1/16″) if installing NPT cord grip Sealant/Caulk Thread Locker (high vibration applications) Anti-seize lubricant FEATURES l. Solar Panel Features Industrial grade panel, components and heavy duty mounts designed for emergency vehicle use Numerous size panels match available roof space. Panels can be wired in parallel for higher output. Reliable: The junction box is sealed and waterproof. Productivity: Bypass diodes minimizes performance drop due to partial shade and prevent battery discharge at night. Temperature Compensated Voltage Controller Kits contain all parts needed for various types of vehicle installations Keep up with radio load without running engine or plugging in Helps comply with anti-idle laws Saves fuel cost and engine maintenance Eliminate the need to jump start reserve vehicles Ideal for vehicles with mobile computers and radios Top Ranked PTC Rating High Module Conversion Efficiency Fast and Inexpensive Mounting Maximizes System output by reducing mismatch loss 1 0 Year Warranty 170 Cherry Avenue West Sayville, NY 11796 kussmaul.com KUSSMAUL ELECTRONICS ENERGIZED AND READY, WHEN SECONDS COUNT Ph: 800-346-0857 Fax: 631-567-5826 sales@kussmaul.com 3

****** Page 4 ****** II. Charge Controller Features • Temperature Compensated • Protects battery from overcharge and discharge • Compatible with both 12 volt and 24 volt solar panels and batteries • Handles up to 30 amps of array current • Handles up to 400 watts of solar power on 12V or 800 watts on 24V • Maintenance free protection of your solar panel and batteries • Maintains 12 volt batteries in a fully charged state • LED indicator shows when solar is charging the battery • LED indicator shows when the system is over voltage • The EPIP301 Solar Controller is designed with a microcontroller for automatic lighting control functions • Suitable for all 12/24 VDC lamps • 3 year warranty The main advantage of Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) is that power loss in the switching devices is very low. When a switch is off, there is practically no current. When the device is on, there is almost no voltage drop across the switch. Power loss, being the product of voltage and current, is thus in both cases close to zero. PWM also works well with digital controls, which, because of their on/off nature, can easily set to the needed duty cycle. This solar power system controller adopts the most advanced digital techniques and operates fully automatically. The PWM battery charging can greatly increase the lifetime of your battery and has various unique functions and quite easy to use features. WARNING: The ‘LOAD’ terminals are NOT to be used in this application. INSTALLATION Reference Installation Wiring Diagram 1 for a simplified visual overview of the installation. l. Mounting the Solar Panel II. Cable Feed-Thru Installation Ill. Installing and Wiring the Charge Controller IV. Battery Wiring WARNING: DO NOT REMOVE THE CARDBOARD COVERING THE PVC SIDE OF PANEL UNITL THE INSTALLATION IS COMPLETED. ONCE CABLES ARE CONNECTED TO THE PANEL’S JUNCTION BOX THE CABLES WILL BECOME LIVE IF THE PANEL IS EXPOSED TO A LIGHT SOURCE. 170 Cherry Avenue West Sayville, NY 11796 kussmaul.com KUSSMAUL ELECTRONICS Ph: 800-346-0857 Fax: 631-567-5826 sales@kussmaul.com ENERGIZED AND READY, WHEN SECONDS COUNT 4

****** Page 5 ****** l. Mounting the Solar Panel Reference Installation Wiring Diagram 2, 3 Note: It is recommended that the roof does not exceed 3/16″ when using supplied well-nut. When mounting a panel using the provided Z-Brackets, a well-nut (also known as “expansion nut”) is often used on a pre-drilled hole. This procedure safely secures the panel on thin vehicle roofs. Using the provided well-nuts is recommended, as the rubber expansion prevents water leakage. Locate the mounting holes on the solar panel. The 50 Watt panel has 4 mounting holes, and the 100 Watt panel has 6 mounting holes. It is recommended that the outer mounting holes be used. First, insert the M6x1.0 bracket bolt included in the kit, with the head on the inside of the frame. Place the Z-Bracket over the bracket bolt, followed by the M6 flat washer and the lock washer. Insert the M6x1.0 nut and fasten it with your fingers to hold it in place. Use a socket wrench with a 10mm socket to torque the nut at 60 in-lbs. WARNING: Do not over-tighten the screw. DO NOT exceed 60 in-lbs of torque. With the Z-Brackets attached to the frame, lay the panel on the mounting surface, and make a mark where the mounting holes will be with a felt-tip marker. Once the holes are properly marked, use the appropriate size bit to drill the holes. The well-nuts supplied have a body diameter of 3/8″, therefore, we use a 3/8″ drill bit. Carefully drill the holes, and make sure the well-nut fits properly. Gently insert the well-nut into the drill hole. Be careful not to push the well-nut flange completely into the holes. The rubber flange on the well-nut must be flush with the roofline. Before attaching the panel to the roof, a film of caulk should be laid between the vehicle roof and the Z-Bracket. Even though the well-nut provides a watertight bond, this provides additional sealant. Once the caulking sealant bead has been laid, align the Z-Brackets with the well-nut holes. Insert the #10 lock washer on the #10-32×3/4″ machine screw followed by the #10 flat washer. Apply anti-seize fluid to the screw, as this will prevent galling, locking, or seizing with the well-nut brass insert. Insert the screw into the well-nut hole, and begin to tighten it with a Phillips screwdriver. As the screw is tightened, the well-nut compresses and expands, creating a secure hold that is free from air and water leakage. 170 Cherry Avenue West Sayville, NY 11796 kussmaul.com WARNING: Do not over-tighten the screw. DO NOT exceed 5 in-lbs of torque. KUSSMAUL ELECTRONICS ENERGIZED AND READY, WHEN SECONDS COUNT Ph: 800-346-0857 Fax: 631-567-5826 sales@kussmaul.com

****** Page 6 ****** Once you have tightened all the screws, ensure that the panel is secured before driving the vehicle. To finalize the vehicle mounting installation, cover the head screws and Z-Brackets with sufficient sealant; this will completely seal the base of the Z-Bracket. The well-nut does not only work for thin vehicle roofs, but also works in blind holes. Tightening a well- nut in a blind hole will cause the body to expand and apply pressure against the walls of the hole. This also creates a secure hold of the solar module. II. Cable Feed-Thru Installation Reference Installation Wiring Diagram 4 1. Roof top, dual cable feed thru- A model RA-7 Right Angle Thru-dex fitting is provided for routing the solar panel’s cable through the roof and to the charge controller. Use provided butt connectors and 12/2 wire to extend wires to controller. Carefully choose a location that can be accessed from inside the vehicle and mark the location on roof for the RA-7 location and follow the install instructions provided with the RA-7. 2. A drill size of 15/32″ is recommended for the wire routing hole and a 1/8″ drill for creating pilot holes for the fitting’s three self tapping screws. 3. An additional h” NPT Liquid tight cord grip is provided to allow the cable to pass through a bulkhead or fire wall. To install this cord grip drill a 13/16″ hole. Ill. Installing and Wiring the Charge Controller Reference Installation Wiring Diagram 5 1. Select a suitable location for the installation of the charge controller. A location inside the vehicle such as the cab or other protected compartment is recommended (operating temperature range: -35 to +550 C). The charge controller should be mounted to a vertical surface and have free space around it for cooling. Use the four #8, h” sheet metal screws provided. Use a 1/8″ drill bit for the pilot hole. 170 Cherry Avenue West Sayville, NY 11796 kussmaul.com WARNING: The ‘LOAD’ terminals are NOT to be used in this application. KUSSMAUL ELECTRONICS ENERGIZED AND READY, WHEN SECONDS COUNT Ph: 800-346-0857 Fax: 631-567-5826 sales@kussmaul.com

****** Page 7 ****** 2. Wire the battery to controller: a) Connect to the charge controller Battery screw terminals using cable provided: Red wire to Battery Positive (+) Black wire to Battery Negative (-) Note: Do not install fuse until ready for step ‘V. Powering Up The Solar Charging System. b) Route this cable either directly to the battery or if more convenient, to the line side of a power distribution bus. Before connecting to vehicle battery system install the ATC in-line fuse holder provided on the red/positive (+) wire on the battery end (as close to + battery/+ bus as practical) — do not install the ATC-15 fuse at this time. Connect the black/negative (-) wire to the battery negative (-) terminal or a convenient ground bus point. IV. Powering Up The Solar Charging System Reference Installation Wiring Diagram 5 1 . Double check polarity of wire connectors. 2. Install the ATC/ATO-15 fuse into the battery fuse holder. 3. Remove protective cardboard from the solar panel. 4. Verify the green LED indicator on the charge controller is illuminating whenever sunlight is available. 5. Using a digital multi-meter, place the probes across the vehicle battery with the solar panel exposed to sunlight and no other charging sources operating (alternator and vehicle battery charger off). Verify battery voltage is rising. See Charge Controller manual. 170 Cherry Avenue West Sayville, NY 11796 kussmaul.com KUSSMAUL ELECTRONICS ENERGIZED AND READY, WHEN SECONDS COUNT Ph: 800-346-0857 Fax: 631-567-5826 sales@kussmaul.com 7

****** Page 8 ****** INSTALLATION WIRING DIAGRAM 1. 2. Installation Overview Solar Panel Mounting Solar Panel 10-32 Pan Head Screw #10 Split Lock Washer #10 Flat Washer Z Bracket 10-32 Well Nut Thru-Dex Charge Controller Battery Fuse Vehicle Battery 3 Breakaway View M6 ex Head Bolt Flat Washer 10-32 Pan Head Screw #10 Split Lock Washer #10 Flat Washer 10-32 Well Nut M6 Split Lock Washer M6 Nut 170 Cherry Avenue West Sayville, NY 11796 kussmaul.com KUSSMAUL ELECTRONICS ENERGIZED AND READY, WHEN SECONDS COUNT Ph: 800-346-0857 Fax: 631-567-5826 sales@kussmaul.com

****** Page 9 ****** 3. Z Bracket Orientation Roof Side 4. RA-7 Right Angle Feed-Thru 0 0 a Panel Side Red Wire Black Wire Vehicle Z Roof 170 Cherry Avenue West Sayville, NY 11796 kussmaul.com KUSSMAUL ELECTRONICS Ph: 800-346-0857 Fax: 631-567-5826 sales@kussmaul.com ENERGIZED AND READY, WHEN SECONDS COUNT

****** Page 10 ****** 5. Wiring Underside View Of Solar Panel Vehicle Roof Butt Splice MAINTENANCE Red + Positive Black – Negative Thru-Dex Fitting 12/2 AWG Cable Solar Charge Controller o u.] o NPT Cord Grip Fuse Red + Positive Black – Negative For optimum performance, clean the solar panel glass at least once a month with window cleaner or mild soap, or when vehicle is washed. Periodically verify charge controller is operating: 1 ) Disconnect the vehicle battery charger if equipped. 2) Place the vehicle so the solar panel is exposed to full sunlight. 3) Turn vehicle engine off. 4) Turn on a small 12 volt load such as a radio and using a digital voltmeter, verify battery voltage does not drop below 12.8 VDC. Depending upon solar panel wattage, panel output voltage, sun exposure and current draw of load, the battery voltage may measure between 13-14 VDC. 170 Cherry Avenue West Sayville, NY 11796 kussmaul.com KUSSMAUL ELECTRONICS ENERGIZED AND READY, WHEN SECONDS COUNT Ph: 800-346-0857 Fax: 631-567-5826 sales@kussmaul.com 10

****** Page 11 ****** SPECIFICATIONS l. Solar Panel Solar Panel Electrical Characteristics Part # Maximum System Voltage Maximum Series Fuse Rating 091-246-2M 20W 17.5 v 1.14 A 21.6 v 1.23 A 600 VDC 1 OOOW/m2, Temp 25, STC AM-I 091-246-50W 50W 18.5 v 2.7 A 22.7 v 2.84 A 600 VDC 15A 1000W/m27 Temp 25, AM-I Solar Panel Mechanical Properties Part # Solar Cell # of Cells Junction Box Output Cables Fire Rating 091-246-20W Monocrystalline (155 x 19mm) 36 (2 9) 345 x 470 x 25 13.5 x 18.5 x 1 4.8 IP65 Rated 0.006 in2, 23.6 in Class C 091-246-50W Monocrystalline (125 x 125mm) 36 (4 x 9) 630 x 541 x 30 24.8 x 21.3 x 1.2 9.9 IP65 Rated 0.006 236 in Class C Solar Panel Temperature Characteristics 091-246-100W 1 oow 18.9 v 5.29 A 22.5 v 5.75 A 600 VDC 15A 1 OOOW/m2J Temp 257 AM-I 091-246-100W Monocrystalline (125 x 125mm) 36 (4 x 9) 1195 x 541 x 35 mm 47 x21.3×1.4 16.5 IP65 Rated 0.006 315 in Class C 091-246-100W -400C to +900C 47 ± 20C -0.440/0/0C -0.300/orc 0.040/orc II. Part # Operating Module Temperature Temperature Coefficient of Pmax Temperature Coefficient of Voc Temperature Coefficient of Isc Charge Controller 091-246-20W -400C to +900C -0.230/orc -0.330/orc 0.05%/OC 091-246-50W -400C to 47 ± 20C -0.230/orc -0.330/0/0C 0.050/orc Charge Controller Specifications Rated Solar Input 25% Current Overload Load Disconnect Load Reconnect Float Voltage Temperature Compensation Temperature Battery IYpe pWM 30 Amps 1 minute 11.1 v 14.6 V 14.4 V 13.6 v For wire sizes up to 6mm2 -350C to +550C Lead Acid batteries, including AGM and Flooded Charge Controller Note: For safety, DO NOT exceed 80% of charge controller current rating. This rating should be based on total short-circuit current of the solar panels. 170 Cherry Avenue West Sayville, NY 11796 kussmaul.com KUSSMAUL ELECTRONICS ENERGIZED AND READY, WHEN SECONDS COUNT Ph: 800-346-0857 Fax: 631-567-5826 sales@kussmaul.com 11

****** Page 12 ****** HARDWARE PROVIDED 1 x Manual-Solar Charging System 1 x Temperature Compensated Charge Controller, 30 Amp 1 x 20′ Cable 12/2 Blk-Red; grey jacket, 105C 1 x RA-7 Right Angle Thru-Dex Fitting (dual cable feed-thru for vehicle roof) 1 x Fuse Auto 15 Amp (battery fuse) 1 x Fuseholder Inline; ATC/ATO, 12 AWG, Red (battery fuse) 1 x Cord Grip; NPT-1/2″, Blk, 11-6 MM (pass cable through roof/firewall) 8 x Machine Screw; Hex Head SS 10-32 x 3/4″ 4 x Sheet Metal Screw; Phillips Pan Head, SS #8 (mount controller) 8 x Washer Flat, #10 stainless steel 8 x Washer,Spit, #10 stainless steel 8 x 10-32 Well Nut 3 x Butt Connector Term. Insul. #121 OGA OUTLINE DRAWING 4 x Z-Bracket 4 x M6x1.0 bracket bolts 8 x M6 flat washer 4 x M6 split lock washer 4 x M6x1.0 nuts 34 S 170 Cherry Avenue West Sayville, NY 11796 kussmaul.com inl .ü,nl I .Wnl 091-246-1 oow [4t.±.On] [91.40″/ 1.96101 $X •9nm “s KUSSMAUL ELECTRONICS Ph: 800-346-0857 Fax: 631-567-5826 sales@kussmaul.com ENERGIZED AND READY, WHEN SECONDS COUNT

****** Page 13 ****** INSTALLATION RECORD DATE INSTALLED INSTALLED BY VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION VEHICLE OWNER WARRANTY POI-ICY All products of Kussmaul Electronics are warranted to be free of defects of material or workmanship. Liability is limited to repairing or replacing at our factory, without charge, any material or defects which become apparent in normal use within * years from the date the equipment was shipped. Defective products should be returned to Kussmaul Electronics with shipping charges prepaid. Upon repair, products will be returned to customer with shipping charges paid. Kussmaul Electronics shall have no liability for damages of any kind to associated equipment arising from the installation and/or use of the Kussmaul Electronics products. The purchaser, by the acceptance of the equipment, assumes all liability for any damages which may result from its installation, use or misuse, by the purchaser, his or its employees or others. * 10 Year Warranty on Solar Panel * 3 Year Warranty on Charge Controller FACTORY CONTACT INFORMATION If at any point you have a problem with the Solar Charging System, or have any questions about installation and proper operation, please contact Kussmaul Support via email at sales@kussmaul.com or phone at (800) 346-0857. Members of Fire and Emergency Manufacturers and Service Association Members of National Fire Protection Members of Fire Apparatus Manufacturers Made in USA 170 Cherry Avenue West Sayville, NY 11796 kussmaul.com Association Association NFPA KUSSMAUL ELECTRONICS ENERGIZED AND READY, WHEN SECONDS COUNT 5 AMA Ph: 800-346-0857 Fax: 631-567-5826 sales@kussmaul.com 13


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