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Solar Panel Question.

Posted by kentuck_8b (My Page) on
Sat, Oct 12, 13 at 20:29

I have a 235 watt solar panel and want to use it to charge(using a charge controller) two 6 volt 220ah batteries connected in series, or 12 volt system.

I will be using no more than 60ah max daily but closer to 50ah or less. Is this alright using this solar panel, or is there something else I should be considering? Maybe a smaller wattage panel could be used also.

I have read that a good rule of thumb is to use a solar panel that has 1 watt of power for ever 2 amps of battery storage...does this sound right?


This post was edited by kentuck_8b on Sun, Oct 13, 13 at 9:43

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RE: Solar Panel Question.

Maybe two 250 watt panels would be better since that would give ne 40amps.

Can someone also recommend an MPPT charge controller?


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