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Posted: 27.01.2021  ·  #81
My charge controller has a second battery charge output but I can't connect it to the starter battery. If I did it would raise the starter battery voltage, thereby closing the split charge relay, and hence connect the starter and leisure batteries, and the two charger outputs. 😫

Instead I use the second charge output to keep a tiny (6Ah) battery charged to run two fridge vent extraction fans. There are lots of combinations eh 🤔

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Posted: 27.01.2021  ·  #82
Pressed the button on this controller, got it for an offer of $90, it seems to have good reviews, think it is the same as the one Colin has on the photo of a previous post.

https://www.ebay.com/p/14009974641?iid=274647687660

Now thinking of picking up one of these the next day I'm in Limerick, reviews appear to be good for them too, anyone know of any reason why I shouldn't? I tried contacting that company that Martin recommended and there is no reply to their phone or email, I left a message and they didn't come back to me.


https://www.donedeal.ie/buildi…campaign=3

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Should be fine as long as it can handle the 30 odd volts inputting from the panel


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Pressed the button on this controller, got it for an offer of $90, it seems to have good reviews, think it is the same as the one Colin has on the photo of a previous post.

https://www.ebay.com/p/14009974641?iid=274647687660

Now thinking of picking up one of these the next day I'm in Limerick, reviews appear to be good for them too, anyone know of any reason why I shouldn't? I tried contacting that company that Martin recommended and there is no reply to their phone or email, I left a message and they didn't come back to me.


https://www.donedeal.ie/buildi…campaign=3


Pat, I will try calling them tomorrow and let you know. I had a couple of different contacts from them.

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Pressed the button on this controller, got it for an offer of $90, it seems to have good reviews, think it is the same as the one Colin has on the photo of a previous post.

https://www.ebay.com/p/14009974641?iid=274647687660

Now thinking of picking up one of these the next day I'm in Limerick, reviews appear to be good for them too, anyone know of any reason why I shouldn't? I tried contacting that company that Martin recommended and there is no reply to their phone or email, I left a message and they didn't come back to me.


https://www.donedeal.ie/buildi…campaign=3


Pat, I will try calling them tomorrow and let you know. I had a couple of different contacts from them.


I just spoke to Keith Webster .018643721 of solartricity ( keith@solartricity.ie ). another contact Philip Lee 085 129 8669 philip.lee@solartricity.ie if you speak to Keith, tell him you are the person I was calling about.

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Posted: 28.01.2021  ·  #86
Oops! didn't know you were going to that trouble Martin, Thanks for that and all your help,it is greatly appreciated. however i'm afraid I picked that one up in Limerick today for €90 all in.


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Posted: 29.01.2021  ·  #87
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Should be fine as long as it can handle the 30 odd volts inputting from the panel


Pat, if it's the same as my charge controller, which it looks to be, it can handle up to a maximum voltage input of 50Vdc


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