Solar Controller

We are travelling oz at the moment and our solar controller is giving us major headaches. As we are not near any centres, I was wondering what the consequences are in by-passing the controller and charging the batteries directly. I am aware that I would need to monitor voltage to ensure the batteries are not overcharged - is there anything else I should be aware of?
Thanks to all
Murray
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Reply By: Maîneÿ . . .- Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 23:52

Wednesday, Jun 02, 2010 at 23:52
In your circumstances, yes, " by-passing the controller and charging the batteries directly you would need to monitor the voltage to ensure the batteries are not overcharged "

Depending on the controller, you could connect the panel cables into the battery cable connection and have no loose wires, assuming the battery cables are in there too.

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Follow Up By: Member - bungarra (WA) - Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 15:13

Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 15:13
"Monitoring" the solar input voltage is easy enough.....

but what are you going to do about the overcharging caused by the solar voltage (say 20v give or take a bit) .

monitor yes...simply a measurment

reduce input voltage so you dont cook the batteries .....HOW?
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Follow Up By: Lex M (Brisbane) - Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 15:20

Thursday, Jun 03, 2010 at 15:20
To avoid repetition see post 78998.
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