which is best mppt contoller.

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  1. lou020

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    Can anyone recommend a good mppt contoller, there is lots on ebay but a lot are claiming to be mppt and are not, according to reviews on you tube. Also is there a big advantage over the standard controller.
    I am using 2 x 100w panels and the inbuilt sargent EC325 unit only takes 120w.

    thanks for any advice.
     
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    I have tested loads, 15 - 20

    We will only sell and supply Victron MPPT regulators

    On my motorhome we have 3 x 130w panels to allow us to test up to three panels simultaneously in identical conditions and we have had outputs from 1.7 amps to 4.2amp with alleged MPPT regulators
     
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    I like MorningStar products, 30 45 & 60amp MPPT controllers
     
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    After searching through the old threads,,I think I'll try one of those SOLAR controllers, the same as Techno uses, and a few others by the look of it.
    Thanks for all your help.
     
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    be prepared to pay import duty £20 some have got away with it, I didnt:(
    but good choice,(y)
     
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    Why does the phrase "you can lead a horse to water..." come to mind when I read this thread? :)
     
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    We have two sets of two of these and they have been faultless.

    Bought on Andy's recommendation.

    Peter
     
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