The more I learn/plan the more complex it gets !
Best priced and warranty are 12 panels at 300W each... 3,600W total
see attached specs
Max Power: 300Wp
Short Circuit Current (Isc): 5.48A
Maximum Power Voltage (Vmp): 48.6V
Maximum Power Current (Imp): 5.15A
4 X 6v 2,000Ah Batteries
Charge Controller (MPPT):
I seem to get good information about the Apollo T80 TurboCharger
. I have not read anyone complain that it effects their VHF radio or other equipment
. It has a max of 5,200W PV Array (I am currently at 3,600W). It is rated for a 24V system to have a PV input form 32 - 102 Vdc, so I think I am in the right ball park when I connect the panels in parallel to a string box and run that directly to the charge controller.
Since the panels are 48.6V and the battery bank is 24v 2,000Ah that fits with the 135% for the charge controller to equalize the bank and have happy batteries.
specks are in the attached image...
Combiner - String Box:
I have found a 16 string, Combiner box. 20 amps each string with lightning
protection and a main DC disconnect.
Now I have been looking at several inverters. several speak of the Mastervolt and Victron. The shipyard building my vessel now installs as a standard AC to DC Charger equipment
a Victron 80amp charge for the 24 volt systems and a 25amp for the 12 volt system.
Where I seem to be going brain dead is how to put all this gear
together with the Star Power system that is planned on the vessel see attached image
, and have the generator
, shore power
banks, new inverter/charger with monitoring and auto generator start if the bank falls too low... I read so much on the Victron Quattro (230V) but do not see a diagram to flip the Mental switch to "Get" how it comes together in my situation !