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25 panels?

I'd suggest you throw them out and buy 2 or 4 real panels. With 25 panels there's just no way to avoid a rat's nest of wiring and splices and other issues. Put 'em all on eBay for ten bucks a piece. And those tiny 10w panels you have? Inevitably are not rated for marine or simple exterior use, I'd bet half of them are water damaged already.

Sorry, but...that's packratitis, not a charging system. They were never intended to be used that way.
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i have 2 85 watt kerocea panels on a arch toggether they are rated for 10.4 amps. i have seen them put out 10 amps but only when the bank is down enough to allow it.[after a day or so of rain and then bright sun]
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How large is your battery bank?

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