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frater_secessus [Charging from solar panels]
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frater_secessus [Charging from solar panels]
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 ====Charging from solar panels==== ====Charging from solar panels====
  
-Charging these devices from solar panels will probably be [[electrical:​solar:​output|slower than you might expect]].  ​+Charging these devices from solar panels will probably be [[electrical:​solar:​output|slower than you might expect]]:
  
- +  ​* in the absence of an [[electrical:​solar:​charge_controller#​mppt|mppt controller]]((sometimes present on higher-end devices)) [[electrical:​solar:​output#​charge_controller_type|panel output ​will be hamstrung by battery voltage]]. ​ You may see a device listing 60w max input but specifying a 100w panel for use with it, and now you know why. 
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-  ​* in the absence of an [[electrical:​solar:​charge_controller#​mppt|mppt controller]]((sometimes present on higher-end devices)) [[electrical:​solar:​output#​charge_controller_type|panel output ​is hamstrung by battery voltage]]. ​ You may see a device listing 60w max input but specifying a 100w panel for use with it, and now you know why. +
   * devices with 3S lithium cells will hamstring the panels even worse((3S Li voltage can be as low as 9v, and maxxes around 12.5v.))   * devices with 3S lithium cells will hamstring the panels even worse((3S Li voltage can be as low as 9v, and maxxes around 12.5v.))
   * long wire runs (as seen with portable panels set outside) result in voltage drops   * long wire runs (as seen with portable panels set outside) result in voltage drops
lifestyle/faq_solar_generator.txt · Last modified: 2020/05/20 08:40 by frater_secessus