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Can Ventline Vanair Trailer Roof Vent Be Connected To Solar Panel

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# VP-543SP? Is it made from metal or plastic? Could I hook it up to a solar panel? What size panel would I need?

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I called my contact at Ventline and asked about part # VP-543SP. The fan is made of plastic.

They said typically a solar panel is used to charge a 12V battery and the fan would then draw the power from the battery. This fan draws only 1-1/2 amps so there is very little demand on a battery.

We do offer a solar panel, part # TLA7713. My contact said you would not be able to hook it directly to the fan for the power source. Even though the fan draws only 1-1/2 amps, the wattage needed to run the fan would be approximately 20 watts which is double the 10 watt output of the solar panel. The solar panel measures 17-3/4 inches x 7-5/8 inches x 1-1/4 inches.

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