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Old 11-02-2015, 01:40   #1
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Solar panel configuration.

Hi there, I am just trying to fit 5 new panels into the existing framework, my question is, can you use different size panels, ie 3 x 100watt, 5.6 amp and 2 x 80watt, 4.4 amp panels all to be wired in parallel. They are wired to an existing Prostar 30 amp solar controller.
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Old 11-02-2015, 02:51   #2
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Re: Solar panel configuration.

Yes there is no problem mixing panels of different wattage wired in parallel with a PWM controller as yours is.

With a MPPT controller it fine as well as long as the Vmp is close.
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