Wiring panels in parallel?

sunnysidesunnyside Registered Users Posts: 11
I need to wire four panels in parallel, the panels come with a 24'' lead and MC4 connectors. I need to add length to the leads to reach the junction box, I can cut the MC4 connectors off and add wire but it voids the panel warranty. Can I buy extensions with a MC4 connection with a open end to wire into a junction box? or what is the best way to do this?

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  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,183 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Wiring panels in parallel?

    Here is one source for MC4 cables. Yes you can do just what you asked, cut these into 2 , one for the +, one for the -.
    http://www.solar-electric.com/nsearch.html?catalog=wind-sun&x=0&y=0&query=mc4
     
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