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Old 12-10-2016, 17:09   #61
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Re: Charge controller for each solar panel?

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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.
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