Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-10-2016, 16:09   #61
Marine Service Provider

Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Lake Ontario
Boat: Douglas 32 Mk II
Posts: 720
Re: Charge controller for each solar panel?

Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post
If the battery is being used regularly, so that it never actually attains 100% SOC then this can work. If however you leave it unattended the voltage will get pushed well beyond 15V regularly and eventually destroy the battery.
I had a 15W panel on a grp 24 for 6 years. That's about long they last with a regulator too. Go figure.

Rod Brandon
Sheen Marine
ramblinrod is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Solar Charge Controller and Solar Flares newhaul Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 24 06-10-2015 07:39
Solar Panel Charge Controller lannen Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 15 12-06-2009 02:34

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:20.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.