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post #14 of Old 03-26-2012
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Re: Mainsail comes through again with solar

MS and HelloSailor - thanks both for the advice. MS - I did do the maths, and was originally thinking topping up (="maintenance charging") for a 230AH house bank, so 15W seemed adequate. But in light of your comments - and if I am going to sink $100 into the controller - I may as well as up it to 30-40W to give me some charging upside; the incremental cost is small. Of course, in CA, we do get quire a bit of sunshine :-)
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