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[*] posted on 12-26-2017 at 10:16 AM
Solar MC4 connectors


Designing my portable solar for camping.

I cannot find MC4 connectors that are color coded red/black.

Anyone?

Am I complicating their usage?

Feel free to design and market this idea, just send me a box please:cool:
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[*] posted on 12-26-2017 at 10:21 AM


https://www.amazon.com/OPI-Nail-Polish-Big-Apple/dp/B0034E10...
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[*] posted on 12-26-2017 at 10:24 AM


If connectors only in black, then Use colored wire, or make a label with tape.



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[*] posted on 12-26-2017 at 12:14 PM


I think mine had one of the black wires with a white stripe. Not as obvious as red/white but it worked and I didn't fry anything.
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[*] posted on 12-26-2017 at 12:31 PM


MC4 connectors are not really designed to be connected then disconnected a bunch of times. They are designed to be connected and left alone on a permanent, fixed solar power system.

Google Anderson connectors. You'll probably find something that better suites your needs.
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[*] posted on 12-26-2017 at 12:45 PM


a 2 prong trailer plug would work...you can ONLY plug it in one way
edit: they are about 2 bucks


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[*] posted on 12-26-2017 at 01:42 PM


Thanks for all the info. Especially the nail polish...

My friend uses the anderson connectors also. guess I will go with what is proven.

saludos
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