Originally Posted by endoftheroad
Anyone know this charge controller?
There must be many of them out there in use.
I've installed many Blue Sky controllers. They work ok but are not my favorites. For example I have measured some of them in "idle" mode chewing up 0.35A. That can amount to more than 5Ah's over night that then needs to be replaced by the solar array. Most of them have lower standby consumption
but they can be higher than some others. The Genasun and Rogue MPPT's are very, very miserly in idle mode.
For two Kyocera 140's I'd be tempted to go with two Genasun GV-10 PB MPPT
controllers, one for each panel and very simple.
If you don't mind waiting a bit the new Rogue Power Technologies
controller will be shipping
in a few weeks. These, at least the older model, are some of my favorite controllers.
The problem with some Blue Sky controllers is that in order to get any of the good features you really need the IPN Pro-Remote which adds significantly to the cost.
The 2000E comes factory set at about 14.0V which is quite low for T105's as an absorption voltage. Luckily with the 2000e you don't need a remote
to boost the voltage but this is a single
set point controller which does not do float, IIRC, so 14.0V is a fairly "safe" voltage.