a new thread give a go here
got situation with a older panel thats been oogling me for a few weeks. fits the headline at least!
i got for free 1x older 1st generation 80W AEG, rated 2.5 amps/ 15V. looking immaculate. seems to run fine, delivering 13-14V and 0.8-1.5 amps. exactly what i need to beef up my setup
but when i attach it (w 7 gauge wire) in parallel, or solely (with correct polarity), to my simple sunsei10,000 controller, the controller switches off. why?!!
i live north shore of crete and have already 5x15W 12V flexible panels delivering theoretically 75W, but as the panels have some shock marks from poles (and sit half the day half shaded) I rarely get more than .4 amps out at high noon. sometimes they barely push 0.05 in. i want to get off grid and off harbour asap so its a big thing for me either finding a good used or new
my controller is a crappy little china
thing but it seems to handle my flexible panels well. its rated 10Amps/30V (so no problem overload -there's def not too much coming in).
im a newbie to solar (and electronics) to just trying to learn as much as possible about issues surrounding. any help or suggestions much appreciated!