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Old 04-22-2016, 01:41 PM   #1
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With a 160 Watt 12V battery charger solar panelů Do I really needů

A solar panel charge controller/ battery regulator?
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A solar panel charge controller/ battery regulator?
Yes. Without one, it is possible to cook your batteries because the solar panels don't know when to stop charging.
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Old 04-22-2016, 01:47 PM   #3
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Yes. Without one, it is possible to cook your batteries because the solar panels don't know when to stop charging.

Oh but they do know.....along about sundown!
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Considering that most 160 watt solar modules will have an output somewhere north or 18 VDC, it's highly recommended to have a solar charge controller.

Unless, of course, you're a fan of repeated battery replacements.


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Old 04-24-2016, 05:32 PM   #5
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I sell batteries. I don't see any problem. Call me, we can put you on a replacement schedule . Kidding aside, what do you have for batteries? How are you mounting the panel? Something simple should be fine. Think about the cabling and how you are going to setup up the wiring of Panel to controller to batteries.
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I'm planing to use a 50w solar panel with a SunSaver controller to keep the batteries charged until I hook up again. (16' Bambi Sport with 2 batteries wired in parallel.) In the winter I have a heated storage facility where I use a 110v BatteryMINDER to trickle charge. It has the desulfurization feature and it got me thinking. Is there is some device that I can attach to my existing solar setup that will act as a desulfator? I know BatteryMINDER has a Solar Panel/ Minder unit but since I already have a solar panel and controller I don't need theirs. What I would like is to attach some kind of pulse device. So my questions are these .... 1)Does such a device exist? 2) Do I even need to worry about a desulfator? and 3) (a dumb question) if such a device exists does it matter where it is placed - i.e. Between the solar panel and the controller or between the controller and the batteries?
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Check with BatteryMinder. IIIRC, they used to offer a simple de-sulfate as well as charging systems.


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