|Morningstar Corporation SunSaver SS-10L-12V Charge Controller||3610102||Morningstar SunSaver Charge Controller, SS-10L-12V 10 amp 12V|| |
|MidNite Solar Classic 150 MPPT Charge Controller||3900141||Midnite Solar Classic MPPT Charge Controller 150V|| |
|Outback Power FlexMax FM80 Charge Controller||3510605||Outback FlexMax FM80, 80 amp Charge Controller|| |
|Morningstar Corporation TriStar TS-MPPT-60 Charge Controller||3611105||Morningstar TriStar Charge Controller, TS-MPPT-60|| |
|MidNite Solar Kid 30a MPPT MNKID-B - Black Charge Controller||3930000||Midnite Solar Kid 30a MPPT Charge Controller, Black - MNKID-B|| |
|Magnum Energy PT-100 Charge Controller||2950000||Magnum Energy PT-100 Charge Controller|| |
|Schneider Conext XW 60-150 MPPT Charge Controller||3430303||Schneider Conext MPPT 60-150VDC Solar Charge Controller|| |
|Schneider Conext XW 80-600 MPPT Charge Controller||3440485||Schneider Conext MPPT 80-600VDC Solar Charge Controller|| |
|Outback Power FlexMax FM100 Charge Controller||3510610||Outback FM100, 100 amp, Charge Controller|| |
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The main function of a charge controller or regulator is to protect your battery from excess current and voltage.
When a battery reaches full charge, it can no longer store incoming energy. If the system continues to apply a charge, the battery voltage and temperature rises. The charge controller closely monitors the battery voltage and automatically reduces the flow of energy to the battery bank.
If you connect your solar array to batteries without overcharge protection, you could compromise the life of your batteries. Too much charge can lead to overheating, a rapid loss of water, and an excess release of hydrogen gases, which can build up, ignite, and cause an explosion.
Charge controllers are an essential part of your off-grid system. Without them, your batteries will degrade much faster than their expected lifespan.
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