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Charge controllers that can handle a wind generator AND solar panels?

oking for a charge controller that can monitor both my solar panels and the wind generator at the same time. May add additional solar and batteries if my power needs grow. Saw one for 150 made being sold on magnets4less.com but can't find any reviews or even who exactly makes it. Don't want to spend much more then 200 on the controller if possible. Appreciate all advice. I'd like to avoid multiple controllers as I understand slight voltage differences will reduce efficiency. The one sold by magnets4less seems to be the only one I'm seeing designed to handle both energy sources - surely there must be more out there?

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I recently purchased this brand. You might email their tech support for a recommendation concerning your setup. You buy through distributors not direct.
I think you will get better info talking directly to the manufacturer.

Although they said the controller I purchased will work fine, I wished I had spoken to them first, as they made a couple of suggestions that might of caused me to buy a different model.

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