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Old 25-04-2013, 06:41   #1
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How Many regulators

Hi All,

I have an early Rutland wind generator which works like a dream, how ever I want to add Solar power as well, the regulator takes Solar power but only up to 120w. I have x 2 100 watt panels, is it an issue to the batteries if I buy another regulator and run the panels through that direct to the batteries so essentialy have 2 charging sources. BTW if have x4 110v batteries x 2 for engine x 2 for leisure
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No multiple regulators and charge sources are not an issue...most boats are setup that way.
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Re: How Many regulators

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BTW if have x4 110v batteries x 2 for engine x 2 for leisure
I'm not clear what you are saying about your batteries, but I would suggest sending all charging sources direct to your "leisure" or house bank of batteries, with a device like an EchoCharge or possibly a combiner used to charge your starting battery. For most engines, a single robust starting battery is all that is needed. In other words, put as many batteries in your house bank as possible--the bigger, the better.
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