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Renogy 50 watt poly down for the count
#1
The diode has failed. 

"I'm a man, but I can change (a diode), if I have to, I guess."
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#2
These pics are from a Renogy 100 watt mono

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Took the cover off due to curiosity.
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#3
I was just trying to explain Red Green to someone yesterday!
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#4
Now I want to open mine up
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#5
Who in their right mind would not want to see what lays below a removeable cover?
It's not like it is a transmission pan with no drain plug.

Many panel manufacturers say not to disconnect the panels from their load in full sun, as these diodes can release their magic smoke. I've accidentally done so a few times. No smoke, yet. i assume it is cumulatively damaging and that series or parallel panels could make the possibility of magic smoke escape more likely.
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#6
I pulled them out to confirm they all worked and they went back in the boxes .
It's getting warm enough to go up top to work out mounting etc but been too busy with other stuff. Rolleyes 

But now , I know what they look like ! Cool
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