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TomInOregon

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I recently purchased a used 2014 UEV 490 in the United States that had been imported from Australia. I am currently trying to figure out the electrical setup on this trailer since they didn't come with a manual.  At the moment, I am trying to figure out which connector on the trailer tongue is used to plug in the solar panel.  I have two powerpole connectors, 1 which is attached to the tongue, and another which is run underneath the top plate of the tongue and is loose.  Can any one tell me which connector is intended for the solar panel to plug into?  I assume the other one would be for the vehicle to trailer connection.

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Hi Tom
Looks about the same as my 2014 UEV490 . the Anderson plug
that's solid mounted to the frame is for the solar panels.

Just one thing to keep in mind, some owners have mentioned there
solar connection goes directly to the battery if so you'll need
Some sort of regulator between the panels and battery.

Ours goes through the BMS battery management system which also shows
the solar imput to the battery.

Hope this helps.

Cheers

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Hello Tom, and welcome to the 490 club. 
I can concur what DDKK (Dave) said, as this too is the set-up for our 10/2014 UEV-490.
The solid mounted A-frame grey Anderson plug is for solar input.

Like Dave, our's too goes direct to the REDARC BMS and then to the batteries. 
BMS is located behind the main electrical panel inside the camper.

The loose Anderson plug delivers power from the tow vehicle to the camper.


I Google all of the accessories fitted to our 490 when we purchased it, and created my own "owner's manual".

Let us know how you go. Cheers, Filbee56 (Philip)

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Hi Tom

Welcome to the forum.

Like Dave said above the connection can vary. 
Our 2013 (August) 490 has the solidly mounted anderson plug connected directly to the battery.  So we MUST have a regulator on the solar input otherwise you can cook the batteries.

Keep asking your questions and there are many of us out there that can answer a number of them.

Cheers, Klaus

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TomInOregon

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Thank you everyone for your help.  I neglected to mention in my post that it is the 490 Evo and has the Redarc BMS installed.  I will verify that the connector on the tongue is indeed connected to the solar input on the Redarc.

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Hi Tom, I would attend to the abrasion on the 'loose' Anderson plug wiring too. - Pete
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Darryl kirk

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Hi regarding the connection of solar panels having a single Anderson plug which connects to the vehicle whilst mobile this power will be regulated to 12 volt and should insure your batteries security. This should mean that the power from your solar panel should also need to be regulated through you solar panels regulator. But saying that I have never check if this is the case with my 490 and will do as some as possible. If the power is double regulated there will be a substantial lost of efficiency. Having 2 Anderson plugs makes me think that the main plug is for the car and the second is for a regulated solar panel.
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Tom, I also have a 2014 490 Evolution with the Redarc BMS1215S2 BMS. It has an aqua blue switch control panel facia.

I agree with the other commenters on this page that the external solar panels connect to the fixed Anderson plug on the left looking at the front of the van. The other loose one is the connection to the Anderson plug on your tow vehicle to charge while you are travelling.

When I first purchased a solar panel, I connected it to the van and it wouldn't charge the van batteries. So I complained to the panel vendor who sent another one. But I couldn't get that one to work either. So I then did my research and discovered that they will only work with one regulator in the circuit. There was one on the panel and one in the BMS. I resolved the problem by getting the solar panels regulators bypassed. 


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TomInOregon

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Thank you everyone for your help.  The fixed connector was the correct one for solar and it works fine.  I also verified that I can charge from the mains.  Fortunately, it looks as though my electrical is all good.

Thank you,
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