Originally Posted by SKMT
Planning to install 1200 watts of solar on my flybridge hardtop. My battery bank is a 12v system.
Looking for recommendations for the solar controller. Are people using multiple small/cheap controllers or 1 big/expensive controller? I see Victron has a 150v/100a for $785 on amazon. Are there any cheaper brandss in that capacity?
You instal 4 Panel 300W I am right.
if you want victron 2x Victron BlueSolar MPPT
but check VOC your solar panel, location MPPT
don't go to 40°C total over 60°C
you can combine Victron shunt and monitor
if you on budget
EPEVER MPPT Solar Charge Controller 30 amp 12V 24V Auto, 30A Solar Charge Controller Max 100V Input Negative Grounded
or 2x 50 A
or totally on budget
All this +- MPPT electronic part inside have around 3000-working hour life span on 100°C
But on boat
solar panel doesn't last full life cycle, degradation is huge.