Bypass Diodes / Do I need them?

2 Posts
Jul 21, 2004 10:45 am
Bypass Diodes / Do I need them?

The Solar Panel Manufacturer states the following in their documentation
"It is recommended that Bypass Diodes be installed, especially if the modules are connected in a series string."  
I am not installing in a series string.  I am using one EC-51 Evergreen panel to trickle charge a Xantrex 1500 Portable Power System (battery with integrated inverter).  I will be using a Morning Star Sunsaver charge controller to avoid overcharging and will also prevent backflow so no Blocking Dioes required.  What are the Bypass Diodes for and do I need them in my installation?


20 Posts
Jul 21, 2004 08:23 pm
Re: Bypass Diodes / Do I need them?

I would have to say no.  The charge controller is going to do what the diodes would to.  I have none in my system if it makes you feel better.
462 Posts
Jul 22, 2004 08:00 am
Re: Bypass Diodes / Do I need them?

Chris, you said it is in the controller..

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