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    I mainly put it in this to make it waterproof and sand proof for if we go to the beach without the camper. It's also got two solar inputs and one put put to the batt

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    What size cable do you run to your panels and over what distance???
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    I've got a few lengths,1x10m and 2x5m all 8mm twin and I've got a 3way splitter/ joiner so I can run 2 panels in different combinations depending on where we are

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    Ok cool I'll have a look at what Jaycar have on offer.
    Technology has come a long way since my old set up was state of art.
    My reg was $150 not $100 like I thought, but picked up the 80 watt BHP panel for $150
    so think I'm still in front lol
    Hi ho Hi ho its off to Jaycar I go lol

    Thats very similar to Bobs set up but forgot what his looked like
    The wire was the bees knees IMO Jaycar as well I think
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    Here's what I have done , now all I need to do is plug into which ever battery I want charged.
    Plus plug in which panel I want to use.
    one problem when I plug the battery side in first it shows what battery condition ??
    as two out of 3 red led are showing, instructions are not too flash.
    from what I gather the leds go from red to orange to green showing different states of charge

    Edit the more I check the more I think this charges differently the battery shows 14 plus volts
    using the 80 watt panel
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    1st LED -
    Charge LED should be green, indicating that the system is charging normally.
    The Charge LED will flash green when an overcharge condition or an open battery circuit exists.

    2nd LED
    The Battery LED is green when the battery voltage is in normal condition above 12.0 volts.
    It will blink green slowly when the battery finishes it’s charge which I think is 13.2 float.
    Yellow means the battery is below 12.0 volts.
    Red when battery is at or below low voltage cutoff which is 11.1 volts and the Load output will switch off.

    3rd LED
    The load LED is steady red when a load output is operating normally.
    If the load current is higher than the rated current the controller will shut down the output and the Load
    LED will blink red slowly to indicate that an overload condition occurred.
    The Load LED will blink red rapidly if a load short circuit occurs.
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    With just battery plugged in I get 2 x red lights , checked again before and 3 very bright red lights.
    Pretty sure battery is full not sure if its at its fullest though from the other reg
    Just unplugged the solar and I get 3 x red lights, when I plug in panel the solar green light flickers
    nice and sunny here today too
    Might just be a matter of getting used to the new symbols and lights
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    Something isn't right, Cobber

    LED 1 should be Green with a panel connected
    LED 2 should be Green if battery is charged but may take a few minutes to figure it out
    LED 3 should be Red

    By the way that is not an MPPT Reg either.
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    I can only put pos / neg to battery icons then to battery
    then the pos / neg panel icon to the panel its self
    Where have I gone wrong
    unplugged the battery showed 13.4volts
    connected 14.4
    It says its a MPPT solar charge controller Mppt10-60
    which could increase efficiency by 10%-30% according to the leaflet
    something about SOC function
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    Quote Originally Posted by threedogs View Post
    I can only put pos / neg to battery icons then to battery
    then the pos / neg panel icon to the panel its self
    Where have I gone wrong
    My bad... I didn't mean you weren't right... I meant something doesn't seem right with the controller itself.

    How much did you pay for it and who from?
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