Building Blocks of Solar Part 5 – Solar Charge Controllers

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Charge Controllers, what are they?

OK so we have covered what solar panels are, and how to design a solar array,  but what happens once your panels are generating power?  Well you obviously want to get them into your battery bank, but other than some very specific situations, you will charge your batteries through a charge controller.  So what is a charge controller…in essence, it is the device that regulates the amount of energy, both in terms of voltage and amperage, that goes from your solar array to your battery bank. Continue reading “Building Blocks of Solar Part 5 – Solar Charge Controllers”