kevinkpk
I added a solar charger for the 176, this is tied straight to the battery. I need the two pin plug so as to not have to hook straight to the battery. I'd attach an image, but email on my phone has stopped, and I don't have a comm cable for this phone. Anyone has idea of part number manufacturer ect.?
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dwight.hughes
I believe that you are referring to the Zamp Solar connector on the outside side of the RV.  That plug is a standard SAE connector, but the Zamp solar panel company wires in the opposite polarity to the industry standard.  So do NOT plug in any other brand of solar panel with out swapping around the polarity, although your panel probably has a safety circuit built-in and the panel; probably just wouldn't work if wired to the wrong polarity.

Anyway there are two things to know from all this...

One.  You do not need to purchase expensive Zamp brand cables.  Cheap ones like this one work great: https://www.amazon.com/OptiMATE-O-01-Weatherproof-battery-powersport/dp/B0022ZZULK/ref=sr_1_1?tag=upoverland-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1501880486&sr=8-1&keywords=OptiMATE+CABLE+O-01%2c+Weatherproof+battery+lead https://www.amazon.com/OptiMATE-O-01-Weatherproof-battery-powersport/dp/B0022ZZULK/ref=sr_1_1?tag=upoverland-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1501880486&sr=8-1&keywords=OptiMATE+CABLE+O-01%2c+Weatherproof+battery+lead https://www.amazon.com/OptiMATE-O-01-Weatherproof-battery-powersport/dp/B0022ZZULK/ref=sr_1_1?tag=upoverland-20&ie=UTF8&qid=1501880486&sr=8-1&keywords=OptiMATE+CABLE+O-01%2c+Weatherproof+battery+lead" target="_blank">Amazon

Two.  You do need to fix the polarity.  So, the easy way is to just cut and strip and reconnect the wires in that cable I mentioned above.  Cross the wires!

It takes about 10 minutes.

Then you can use any non-Zamp solar panel by just plugging it in with the modified cable into the external Zamp port on your 176.

I use a 200w portable panel and connect it this way.  Also use a small trickle charger panel the same way when the trailer is in storage to keep my battery topped up.
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kevinkpk
It looked like a standard plug. I do check polarity on anything. The solar panel charger I have is a solar pulse (freebie).This has the ring lugs which is fine. Thanks for the response!
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mckinley2
This is what we can get at Canadian Tires in Canada. Will this work to plug into the outside plug on the trailer. Parts are shown in the pictures. Thanks
http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/coleman-40w-folding-solar-panel-0112043p.html#srp
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mikes
That's pretty expensive. For less than half the price, you can get one of these from Amazon.ca . Or, for a bit more, one with 2.5x the power. A 40W panel isn't much while camping, although it would charge the battery in storage. They clip to the battery, or you get one of these and splice it to the panel so you can plug into the outside of the trailer.

That Coleman has the correct type of connector - but even then you'd have to check the polarity, and possibly cut and splice to make it right.
Mike
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