If you thought that solar panels were all you needed to charge your batteries, you would be wrong.
Once you have solar panels, you need a solar charge controller. Otherwise, you could be wasting your money by ruining your devices completely. Not only could you overcharge your devices and ruin them, but your devices could reverse charge and hurt the solar panels! This Victron SmartSolar controller will ensure that your solar panels are going to work correctly and won’t ruin whatever you are plugging them into.
Protect your solar investment.
After investing in your solar system, you definitely don’t want to risk causing damage. A solar charge controller can tell you everything that is going on with your solar panels. It also allows you to set up specific parameters to your liking so that nothing out of the ordinary happens.
- Built-In Bluetooth Smart: Monitor or update the controller via smartphones or other devices. (No longer requires a dongle)
- 12 / 24 Auto or Manual Select
- Ultra-fast Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) and 98% peak efficiency
- Multi-stage charging with intelligent battery management
- 5 Year Warranty
The MPPT controller is more sophisticated and more expensive when compared with PWM controllers: it will adjust its input voltage to harvest the maximum power from the solar array and then transform this power to supply the varying voltage requirement of the battery plus load.
While it is a little higher priced than others, this is the model that is superior. It is made by a well known company in the industry and it comes with a lot of smart features like the ability to connect it to your devices by Bluetooth. Those who used it daily had no problems with it breaking or malfunctioning, and the output range is adjustable for the many devices that you may have.
The higher price for a MPPT controller is a bit higher, but is definitely worth it.
Many solar chargers out there today are cheap knock offs of genuinely good products. This is a product that was made to be the best that there is, and it certainly does its job. So while you may spend a little bit more with this model than a different one, you are getting a solar charger from a brand that you can trust is going to last and not ruin your devices.