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Picture of sun and solar panel as a solar logoMonitoring Solar Panels

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Monitoring solar panels:-

Charge controllers are designed to regulate and protect batteries from overcharging and deep discharge.


Solar panel regulator, these small regulators are readily available and can cost as low as £16

Above is a very basic model and perfectly adequate for solar panels rated up to 4 Amps and cost around £20.


Solara solar panel regulator with battery status feature

Above is a more sophisticated model that has a limited battery status feature, this one costs around £32.

These small controllers/regulators are readily available and can even cost as low as £10, there are many types and makes readily available.



Other pages to help you with the installation are:-

free energy  button How to wire up a basic system
Is your battery bank correctly wired up?
free energy  button The Big Live Experiment
See how our 27w solar panel performs under live conditions
free energy  button Battery care
free energy  button Looking after a leisure battery
free energy  button Solar circuits

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