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Solar Charge Controller Overview

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Find out the basics of a solar charge controller, what it does, how it works, and how to select the correct size for an off grid solar power system. A charge controller is an important component in a battery based solar system and are not used in straight grid tie systems. The primary role is to manage charging the battery bank, prevent it from overcharging and many control the rate of the current and voltage at which it charges.

We'll cover related topics such as Bulk Charging, Absorption, Equalization, Float, Low Voltage Disconnect, PWM and MPPT types of charge controllers.

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