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Old 01-29-2015, 03:43 AM   #1
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MPPT Solar Charger Help

Received my new 30 Amp MPPT solar charger bought on Ebay and guess what its a fake from Hong Kong, did a search on Youtube to find best way to set this up and this is when I found it was a fake MPPT controller its only a PWM and only just that.
Looking to buy around 20/30 amp MPPT controller but not too big, again been looking on Ebay but there is so many and don't what to get stung again.
Can anyone point me to any links to buy one and ship worlwide as here in New Zealand they are very expensive,

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Old 01-29-2015, 09:23 AM   #2
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It really depends on your budget. I got a Renogy 40AMP MPPT charger for $210 on Amazon last year that seems to be working fine. Size really depends on if you ever plan on adding additional solar panels to your system. Originally I was going to get the 30AMP but found if I decided to upgrade to 2 panels (250W panels from Renogy) the 30AMP would not work.

What panels are using with your system?

MorningStar MPPT have great reviews, but also cost more.
BLUE SOLAR MPPT 75/50 are interesting as you can remotely monitor them if you have internet access and their Color Control GX monitor. I'm sure its costly

The options are endless
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:11 AM   #3
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I suggest you check this site out before you make your decision.
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Solar Electric Power Systems For On & Off Grid | Panels and More | NAWS

They have excellent tutorials which will assist in getting what you want. They also have good prices on quality equipment and great service. I have purchased all my solar needs from them. No! I have no connection to them except a satisfied customer.
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Old 01-29-2015, 10:35 AM   #4
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I purchased a TRACER MPPT controller from amazon but you can get them cheaper from china if you can wait. They sell many different sizes so you just need to find one that will work with the largest system you think you will have.
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Old 01-29-2015, 12:34 PM   #5
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I suggest you check this site out before you make your decision.
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They have excellent tutorials which will assist in getting what you want. They also have good prices on quality equipment and great service. I have purchased all my solar needs from them. No! I have no connection to them except a satisfied customer.
Thanks Flybob for the link, just had a quick look and very informative so will be checking later this evening(will keep me out of the Pub or Bar)

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I purchased a TRACER MPPT controller from amazon but you can get them cheaper from china if you can wait. They sell many different sizes so you just need to find one that will work with the largest system you think you will have.
I also use the Tracer controller, it has done me well for the past 5 years.

Here is one from Ebay with free shipping.
20A MPPT EP Solar Tracer Charge Controller 12 24V 2215RN 150V PV TR 5 TR | eBay
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I also use the Tracer controller, it has done me well for the past 5 years.

Here is one from Ebay with free shipping.
20A MPPT EP Solar Tracer Charge Controller 12 24V 2215RN 150V PV TR 5 TR | eBay
Thanks for the link, this is the seller Topstore222 on Ebay who sold me the fake MPPT Controller so a bit reluctant to purchase of this guy again, do you think it is the same model above that's available on Ebay that's on Amazon, going to search Amazon now.

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Received my new 30 Amp MPPT solar charger bought on Ebay and guess what its a fake from Hong Kong, did a search on Youtube to find best way to set this up and this is when I found it was a fake MPPT controller its only a PWM and only just that.
Looking to buy around 20/30 amp MPPT controller but not too big, again been looking on Ebay but there is so many and don't what to get stung again.
Can anyone point me to any links to buy one and ship worlwide as here in New Zealand they are very expensive,

Cheers

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What is the name of the fake controller so others can be aware of it. The Tracer is what I use also.
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What is the name of the fake controller so others can be aware of it. The Tracer is what I use also.


http://www.ebay.ca/itm/LCD-30A-MPPT-...item20f58ccbd5

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Old 01-29-2015, 10:19 PM   #10
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If you log on to Ebay the item number is 141558598613 I will try and put a link on but not sure how to do it yet.

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