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Old 06-11-2016, 03:44   #1
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What size solar controller

My TS 60 MPPT seems to have fried, according to customer service, so replacement is needed.

I have 3 X 225 = 675 watt of 36 volt solar panels, wired in series. No plans of adding any panels.

I've been thinking of going with a TS 45 MPPT as a replacement.

Should I stick with the 60 amp MPPT controller or are there other options ?
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Re: What size solar controller

That's only about 18 amps. In my neck of the woods TS60 Mppt controllers run about usd750. Why did you have such a big controller? I would think a 25 /30 amp controller would be more than sufficient and you would save a bunch of money in the process. Unless I've missed something. That mppt60 was overkill? Even with the panels wired in series. You're within the 150voc max of the controller.
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Re: What size solar controller

The 60 amp controller is rated for 800 watts solar at 12 volts.

The 45 amp controller is rated for 600 watts solar at 12 volts.

I routinely see over 30 amps on my system, so I don't understand your calculations.

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Re: What size solar controller

for 12v batteries you'd want another 60a.

for 24v you could use a 30a

you didn't mention in your first post.

other guy was probably confused on the 36v part...
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