When was the 50 watt solar panel upgraded to 100 W
Originally Posted by Marks71
I'm a bit confused by the 3 posts from Lewster, Shark, and McRider, including Lewster referencing 30amps.
Anyway, Attached is a pic of my monitor. I might be misinterpreting the monitor, or it could be calibrated incorrectly. This is a 200w system (rigid panels) with 10g wiring, and a MPPT charger/controller. I don't really know solar, I'm just reading back the specs of a system someone else installed for me.
The reason I'm interested in this is whether to try to fit another panel (i.e. 300w total).
thanks for any input.
(btw ... how you folks insert an image as opposed to attaching?)
Your meter is displaying VOLTS, which are probably the output from your solar panels. It will not display the amps it is sending to the batteries unless you have a shunt installed on your negative battery cable ( positive for you budding Victron users).
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