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Old 25-02-2015, 18:44   #1
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1 large regulator versus 2 or 3 small?

We are getting to the "install passive electricity generators" stage of our preparation for live-aboard (exciting )

We plan to have 2 x 80 w solar panels plus 1 smallish wind generator (Rutland 914?).

The question is would we be better getting
a) 1 large voltage regulator / controller to deal with all 3 items, or
b) 2 smaller regulators, 1 for the solar panels, 1 for the wind generator, or
c) 3 smaller regulators, 1 for each item?

By better I mean both in terms of efficiency of charging, cost and also reliability / redundancy.

Thanks for your input.
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