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Old 06-08-2018, 08:20 PM   #1
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80 watt solar panel w/controller

If I connect a portable 80 watt solar panel unit to my single 12 volt DC battery via alligator clips, do I need to disconnect the wiring from the inverter to safely charge the battery? Thanks for input.
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Old 06-08-2018, 08:28 PM   #2
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No, but you do need to have a charge controller between the battery and the panel.

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Old 06-08-2018, 10:32 PM   #3
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Do have controller

There is a controller. I just did not want unwanted voltage from panels to damage inverter is why I asked about disconnecting.
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