Originally Posted by Kerry1
I don't know what your solar controller is, but mine came with a load terminal that is solid state switched on whenever the solar panel stops producing current
after dark. Then the load terminal is switched off when the panel resumes producing current
soon after daybreak. This is ideal for mounting an anchor
light to that circuit. If you use an led there are no concerns of flattening battery
, and one can be assured the anchor
light is turned off and on appropriately whether you are there or not. Which is reassuring if your are swinging on a mooring
with newcomers coming near to anchor. Or if your boat
is nearest the navigation
channel, or you often forget to switch on and off your anchor light manually.
I have the eco worthy 20A controllers. They do have the ability to run the load as a timer, or when it is day/night etc. So this is a very interesting idea to put your anchor light on this, turning it on or off from the controller!
I might look into this at a later time, I am having enough problems right now just wiring
in the controller and panels
. My anchor light is tied into my main panel, I would somehow have to get those wires down to the controller, and also figure a way that if the controller wasn't working a switch to turn it on or off. But this is going way off topic from this thread;-)