January 9, 2019

Solar Energy

So, let us suppose somebody you know is running a system with a bunch of solar panels, a charge controller, batteries, and an inverter. Then they ask you for advice and hand you a broken charge controller. The next case is more simple, someone gives you a big panel they have had kicking around in their garage for years so you can play with it.

Charge controllers

I have a cheap little charge controller, but it expects to work with a lead acid battery, which I no longer have. If I ever set up my home solar system, I will buy a LiFePO4 battery, or whatever is well priced and recommended, which will necessitate a new charge controller. Here are some candidates:


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