Originally Posted by Captain Jaz
Lol... no wonder people were confused, I must of misread another thread somewhere to think that I needed a charger
But at least thats sorted now.
So, now you know my plans, what will I get on average from 200w of solar panels
as far as aH/day goes?
Please re-read my last post.....
panels do not need
to charge your batteries. In fact, the solar
panels will be more effective without one. However, it is IMPORTANT to note, that if you don't have a regulator
, you must keep an eye on your battery
voltage so that you don't over charge them.
IMHO.....solar panel regulators are way over hyped. They don't work for free. It takes power for them to do their job. To think that they increase the solar panel's effectiveness is a bit naive IMO (let the arguments start
The bottom line is....you DO NOT
have to have a regulator for solar panels to charge your batteries. They can be wired directly to the batteries and YOU can be the regulator. That labor is cheap
200w = ~15A at peak sunlight. You may get 6 hours of peak sunlight (if you move your panels to face the Sun) a day. That's 90AH + any extra that you get while the Sun is rising and falling......maybe another 60AH. On a good sunny day, you may get 150AH. That will decrease as your battery
voltage gets higher. Higher voltage builds up a resistance.