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Old 27-04-2015, 15:56   #31
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Re: 100W Solar Charger is Slow

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The battery specs are Everstart 27DC-6 Deep Cycle, 12V 115 AH.
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Yes the specs say that however the battery is not really a deep cycle battery
Here is a link to Maine sails site on the subject of batteries.
What Is A "Deep Cycle" Battery? Photo Gallery by Compass Marine How To at pbase.com
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Old 27-04-2015, 16:47   #32
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Re: 100W Solar Charger is Slow

That is true, there are better (much better) batts available, but this is what he has. For now.
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That is the reason I suggested the golf cart batteries they are not expensive and they are good for house bank on a small boat
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Re: 100W Solar Charger is Slow

Indeed, but surely the first action is to find out if the current batt is dead, and if so, check the charging and use to ensure the same issue does not kill the new batts if they are required.
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Old 29-04-2015, 15:44   #35
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Re: 100W Solar Charger is Slow

I must have the solar panel from hell, added charge controller, everything worked; within 4 days the controller is fried (nonfunctional) back to square 1


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I must have the solar panel from hell, added charge controller, everything worked; within 4 days the controller is fried (nonfunctional) back to square 1


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OK what is the output of the panel 12 or 24 volt and what size of controller did you get? Hopefully a minimum of ten amp controller. When hooking everything up you must have a good battery ( able to take a charge) you hook up the battery and then the load out if used and last you hook up the panels ( was the controller a positive grounded or negative grounded it does make a difference)
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Re: 100W Solar Charger is Slow

Just reread your original post the panel is for 12 volt system with a possible 6.65 amp output so you would need at least a ten amp negative ground controller ( preferably a 20 amp controller)
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Thanks NewHaul, going for the 20 amp controller and new ( chargeable) battery tomorrow.


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The reason for the 20 amp controller is future expansion of solar
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Re: 100W Solar Charger is Slow

I hear that, the 20A controller and new 800A deep cycle battery is onboard, I"ll install in the AM.


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Remember battery first load if used second and panel last
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New battery and charge controller installed. So far so good. Thanks for your help.


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NewHaul, it's been a couple of weeks, all is well. Thanks for your help.


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NewHaul, it's been a couple of weeks, all is well. Thanks for your help.


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Never a problem happy to help when I can any issues just pm me ( i dont necessarily see all the new threads here) and I will do what I can to help I am a retired shipwright
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