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Electrical terms

  • I - current in Amps. The I comes from the archaic term intensity.
  • Isc - Amps when short circuited; this is when your solar panels are connected only to themselves. This is the highest current your panels can theoretically produce.
  • Setpoint - a value used to place a limit or border on a particular operation. If your refrigerator is set hold 40F temperatures then 40F is the setpoint. If your charger floats at 13.2v then 13.2v is the Vfloat setpoint. Setpoints may be preset by the manufacturer or configured by the user.
  • V - Volts
  • Vabs - charge controller voltage setpoint for Absorption stage
  • Vfloat - charge controller voltage setpoint for Float stage
  • Voc - volts in open circuit; when your solar panels are not connected to anything. This is the highest voltage your panels can theoretically produce.
  • W - power in Watts
electrical/12v/electrical_notation.1507386737.txt.gz · Last modified: 2017/10/07 07:32 by frater_secessus