Originally Posted by Blackhat6mike
X2 on the solar. My controller goes to 14.8 vdc once a month, need it or not. If I have used a lot of 12 vdc power, it goes back to 14.8 vdc to replenish, then drops back to 13.8 for a while, then stable at 12.8 vdc. Max charge is 50 amps.
Solar is the only way to go if you can't plug into shore power. Set it and forget it. Not even sure if my converter still works.
I absolutely agree. We spend very little time on shore power and I am designing a 150 to 300 watt solar system to take that into account. It takes too long to get to 100% SOC, way to long for a generator or even a long drive.
The Trimetric Solar controller is an ideal compliment to the Trimetric as it gets the benefit of all of the SOC calculations from the Trimetric. It also does an equalize function and you can set the voltage levels that it uses based on your batteries. 15 volts of solar is enough to make it happen. In addition, it uses the Trimetric remote sense battery voltage so you can locate it a long way from the batteries.