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mmccoy 07-28-2004 04:37 AM

Best Solar Charge Controller?
 
I''m looking for a solar controller that will handle about 20-25 amps (2 120w panels and maybe another smaller one later).

Seems there are all kinds of solar charge controller ''technology'' out there... Constant Current, Variable Profile, ''Pulse Width Modulation'' (PWM), Load diverting, ''European Digital Charging Technology'' (EDCT), etc..

Which controller type offers the most efficiency while being the easiest on the batteries (i.e. to maximize battery life)?

GordMay 07-28-2004 11:46 PM

Best Solar Charge Controller?
 
Im getting out of date, but PWM has been the best charge control technology.
I dont know what ''European Digital Charging Technology'' (EDCT), is - so, perhaps Im revealing my ignorance.
Gord


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