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Old 11-07-2013, 16:19   #16
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Re: Check my solar setup please.

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I am pretty sure the consensus here is the meters supplied with solar controllers are more of a indication of trend rather than actual output.
Most show more gain from the MPPT process than is really occurring if you measure it with a calibrated meter.
However even if the calibration is incorrect it will show when the panel output is low perhaps because the panels are dirty, or there is a shadow (that might be removable)

Besides most cruisers love seeing a quantification of all that free silent power going in
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Old 11-07-2013, 19:20   #17
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Re: Check my solar setup please.

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Besides most cruisers love seeing a quantification of all that free silent power going in
I agree, my point was if you really want to know what is going on you need a proper battery monitor.
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