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frater_secessus [Is solar mandatory?]
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-Solar isn't //​mandatory//​, but it is incredibly useful for nomads. ​ There should be a good reason why one would plan a build without //some// solar. ​ Even just [[electrical:​solar:​builds#​w|a small amount]]. ​ Some reminders:+Solar isn't //​mandatory//​.  Here are some cases where it might not be worth the trouble: ​  
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 +  * the camper has Lithium, carbon-foam,​ or similar battery chemistries that are not bothered by sitting at [[electrical:​12v:​psoc|partial state of charge]] and there is enough charging capacity to meet needs. 
 +  * the camper will be sitting on [[electrical:​shore_power|shore power]] 
 +  * the camper is equipped with a [[electrical:​12v:​b2b|DC-DC charger]] will be driven for consecutive hours at least a couple times a week.   
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 +The rest of this document assumes the camper is equipped with normal lead-chemistry batteries (flooded, AGM, etc).  
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 +Solar is incredibly useful for nomads ​with lead-chemistry batteries. There should be a good reason why they would plan a build without //some// solar. ​ Even just [[electrical:​solar:​builds#​w|a small amount]]. ​ Some reminders:
  
   * solar is silent and can be discreet   * solar is silent and can be discreet
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