I have a Lagoon 400
S2 with almost 2 KW of solar panels
and 2 x Outback Flexmax 80 controllers. I run 2 fridges, a freezer
and an autopilot
. Next summer I will be running a watermaker
. I am trying to determine whether I should add 2 temperature sensors to these 2 controllers. I have 720Ah of gel house batteries.
I use my solar panels
in mild to warm conditions. If it was cold I would be in a marina on shore power
and not need to use the solar
I am told that a temperature sensor can add to the efficiency of a controller and, importantly, add to the safety
by reducing the charge settings when the battery
is too hot.
Should I spend the money