Another beautiful day for working on the camper. Not that I spent all day doing that but I did get a few things accomplished.
All day I had problems getting solar power from the panels down to the solar controller. I finally figured out I had a wire in backwards, and yes that can happen with MC4 solar connectors. And after I got that straightened out I still wasn't getting power down to the solar controller and it took me a while longer to figure out that there was something wrong with one of the MC4 splitters I bought off Amazon. So I gave up on the splitters and just tied the wires together the way you would do it before MC4 connectors came along and then everything worked fine.
It's been five or six years since I put on solar panels so I had forgotten just about everything I knew about installing a solar system which isn't difficult because I didn't know very much to start with, and I normally forget everything I know within a couple of days anyway much less after several years. But apparently I thought I knew something so I didn't brush up on any solar panel installation guides before I started this project, and because of that putting in these two little panels caused me more hassles then putting the six panels on the Arctic Fox. But at least now I remember the two basic things you need to know about MC4 solar connectors, one is the male connectors look like they would be females, and the other is the female connectors are hot. Remembering that will make any solar installation a lot easier.