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im looking to have a 48v battery bank for an electric propultion system, besides having a generator for charging i want solar panels also. can solar panels be wired in series to multiply there voltage?
Well, yes, but that is not how you do it. You buy a charge controller and set the voltage output that you want.im looking to have a 48v battery bank for an electric propultion system, besides having a generator for charging i want solar panels also. can solar panels be wired in series to multiply there voltage?
My opinion on the matter for electric propulsion is that in order for it to be effective you will need a very large array. Even then, it will only be a small supplement to your generator.sound pretty simple, will one panel still make 48v or would you need more?
I currently have 4-Kyocera 130's wired in series to an Outback MX60. I get, on average, about 205-210 ah/day in N Texas. Some days it is more, some less. I would estimate it would be more in many latitudes, less in others.i know the solar wont provide much charging power, it will be like a trickle charger to keep the bank toped off. i could fit 4 decent size panels on my hard top when its built, so this sounds doable, thanks for the replies!
I have Kyoceras and other cruisers I know use them too without issues. They are well made and dependable. They come (at least mine did) with blocking diodes too.I have 2 solar panels for a trickle charge but will be adding more instruments and now need to increase the size of my array. Can anyone make some brand recommendations based on personal experience?