We’re here to demonstrate how to ensure your DIY solar system is properly charging the battery through the solar charge controller. We’ll be using a 12V solar system with a 12V solar panel, a PWM charge controller, and a 12V battery.
Using a multimeter
An important piece of equipment to have when doing DIY solar is a multimeter. A multimeter is able to measure both DC volts and DC amps, because you can’t always get the full picture based just on volts. So in this demo, we’ve got two different meters, one is set up as volts, one is set up for amps. With a multimeter, generally what you have to do is move the probe over to the amp outlet. So you want to make sure you go to the amp socket and set up your meter to measure amps. IMPORTANT: make sure that your meter can measure the amount of amps that your charge controller can put out. In the demo below, our meter can actually measure up to 20ADC, and I’ve got a 6A charge controller, so we’re fine!
Solar Charge Controller Demo
Learn a quick, easy way to ensure that your system is charging your battery through the solar charge controller.
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