Cruisers Forum

Join CruisersForum Today

Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 06-02-2011, 17:31   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Melbourne
Boat: Compass 28
Posts: 306
Wellsee MPPT Regulators

These read like a dream, spec- and price-wise, but I have heard elsewhere that they are not really MPPT's at all, but are just a plain vanilla voltage regulators.

Any Wellsee users here who can confirm or deny this?

cheers, lockie
lockie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2011, 22:57   #2
noelex 77's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Living on dirt waiting for our new yacht to be built.
Boat: Half built Bestevaer.
Posts: 10,739
I have not heard of them, but there certainly are a few regulators sold as MPPT that are not.
There are also many poor implementations of MPPT that are not very good.
If going for an MPPT regulator I would go for a good one like the Outback. If you want a cheap regulator go for one without MPPT.

The only bargains are some specialized regulators made by small firms for things like the solar cars. Some of these are very efficient (better than the expensive commercial products) and are cheap enough that you can have one controlling each panel .
On a boat MPPT on each panel is better.

I think the conventional approach of a single MPPT regulator for multiple panels produces very little advantage on a typical yacht.

A model called “Fat max” looked very promising in this regard, unfortunately it does available at the moment.
noelex 77 is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
mppt Regulators northerncat Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 34 28-05-2011 22:49
Smart Regulators lockie Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 2 29-03-2010 05:01
Three-Stage Regulators motion30 Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 4 25-08-2009 16:12
smart regulators northerncat Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 8 14-10-2006 04:45
Solar Regulators Talbot Electrical: Batteries, Generators & Solar 20 27-07-2006 08:05

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:40.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.