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Solar Charging Regulator

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Quoting product code: N82AU

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Overview

  • An electronic controller that switches on the connection to the batteries solar cells if the battery is empty
  • Switches off again when the battery is fully charged
  • Power consumption approximately 2.5mA

Product overview

• An electronic controller that switches on the connection to the batteries solar cells if the battery is empty • Switches off again when the battery is fully charged• Power consumption approximately 2.5mA

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does what it says, but beware this simple single stage switch on/off type charger and has limited value. I was using my leisure battery happily using a PWM charge and 60 watt solar panel plus 240 volt inverter without problems, however I swapped the charge regulator for this one as needed to use the PWM unit elsewhere and the inverter did not like on off pulse this unit outputs when solar panel in near full sun, I even tried another inverter of different make but same problem. Bottom line is if you wonФЗЦt be drawing from the battery whist charging this charge may be ok, otherwise use a two or three stage PWM charger or even MPPT.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It's good, it does what is says, very easy to set up.
Date published: 2014-11-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very simple to use and does exactly what it is meant to. Good value for money
Date published: 2014-11-11
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Specification

Specifications:
Input voltage:
Solar cell panels: DC 14-22 V open circuit voltage
Nominal voltage: DC 12 V
Maximum input current: 5A
Inrush voltage: Battery voltage
Interrupting voltage: Battery voltage > approx. 14.4V
Displays: 1 LED for charging
1 LED for battery full
Dimensions: 72(l) x 50 (w) x 42(d) mm

I've  been told it is is sensible to have a regulator even tho i only intend to buy a 5watt solar panel for use with 60ah leisure battery. My question is there any particular type of regulator which is best for my needs or are they basically the same?

Asked by: Stevie
They are not all the same but a cheap one will work fine.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-07-26

Can this be used to regulate a 6volt battery being charged from a 6 volt solar panel

Asked by: Taffy
This would not be suitible for use with 6v systems.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-03-27

Does the blue full charged light remain on all the time until the battery voltage drops down?

Asked by: bob 1
Yes the light will remain on while the battery is at full charge.
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-03-22

I bought one of these will this stop reverse current ie when solar is not working it won't discharge the battery cheers

Asked by: Rich
Yes this will .
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2017-03-05

At what voltage does the unit switch on? I do not want the car battery to drop too low to start the car before the unit allows charging from a solar panel.

Asked by: CFaed
Devices like this will normally come on around the 12.3 to 12.5v mark.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2017-01-19

can this item be used with item L58BF & N29KR

Asked by: peter
Yes, I am pleased to advise the item will support this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-12-17

Can I connect this to N31CX and leave it connected to my 40Ah car battery when my vehicle is stored for a protracted time? At what voltage does the unit switch on again as the battery drains?

Asked by: Saqib
This service is for frequently asked questions and does not allow two way communication, In order for us to best assist you with your technical issue please contact us on the details below: 0333 400 9500 or email technical@maplin.co.uk
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-08-31

Does this item have back charge protection

Asked by: Mal52
Yes, I am pleased to advise the item will support this use.
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-08-01
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