Can I Replace the Cables to One of my Panels?
I have 36 Astronergy 225W panels ( http://www.pbase.com/neukranz/image/119532803 ).
Each panel on the backside has a "TYCO 1740971-1 type junction box" (from the panel instruction manual), and two 12 AWG cables coming out of the box. It's these two cables that squirrels destroyed. I've taken down the panel to replace the cables.
In the panel spec sheet it says "Connector Type (UL) = Multi contact type 4." So, I purchased from NAWS: MC4-08-MF-1kV ("8 ft. MC4 Solarline 2 (latching) extender cable, 10 AWG, Male to Female, ...")
Doesn't fit (new connectors don't match up to existing connectors). In the process now of returning to NAWS. Thoroughly confused.
Returning to the panel instruction manual, it says "If the panel is connected to the control box (don't know what this is), the control box with Female type Connectors TYCO 1394462-2 and Male type Connectors TYCO 1394461-4 must be used."
Does all of this simply mean that I need to exchange my NAWS purchased cable for one with the above TYCO connectors? Does such a thing exist with NAWS? With anyone?
Or do I need to make home-made cables? Find 'TYCO 139446...' connectors some where, (an) appropriate crimping tool(s), etc.? Are these all parts I can get from NAWS?
Much appreciate any help here!