Solar Panel Regulators

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  1. andyman

    andyman Read Only Funster

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    With a solar panel charge regulator, where does the excess charge go. Does the panel stop working or is the excess turned into heat via the regulator???

    Andy
     
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    on my regulator it switches off the charge and one of the LED's then flashes, I assume that that dissipates the heat.
     
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    When the regulator cuts out, the panel is then open circuit .. ie no current flowing , no heat .. just like a battery that has been disconnected.
     
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    :Smile: I have 2 different types of regulator on my 2 Motorhome/Rv's. The RV has a Solar Boost 2000E which takes the extra voltage and converts it to extra charging amps. When charged, I can then further use the power to equalize the batteries. Otherwise it just ticks over at 13.9 volts.
    The one on the Suntor is a basic regulator. Then when the batteries reach a charged state works the same as Wildman's. :thumb:
     
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