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Old 18-11-2010, 12:17   #46
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Cfarrar,

If you can't find a panel whos voltage is the same as, try to find one with a slightly higher voltage - it'll be brought down to your Kyocera's ~17.8.

Something like: Solar Laminate 140W@16.2V $1.27/Watt SUN-140 58 1/4 x 38 1/4 [SUN-140 58 1/4 x 38 1/4] - $177.80 : Solar Panels Direct - Sun Electronics, Powered by Nature!

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In general for best results the panels should be the same so that the Mppt is in a similar point on each panel otherwise there are losses

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Anyone have any comments on the Outback Flexmax 60?

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Thinking of using this controller with (4) Kyocera 135 watt panels in series.
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Anyone have any comments on the Outback Flexmax 60?

OutBack Power / Products / Charge Controllers / Flexmax

Thinking of using this controller with (4) Kyocera 135 watt panels in series.
I think (hope) you mean in parallel
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Well sort of parallel I suppose. The panles will be two on each side of the boat with each side in series then parallel into the controller so something on the order of 35 volts.
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