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I just finished a 300 watt Samlex solar charging kit. I have 2 flooded batteries. What would be the best selection for this setup?












I just finished a 300 watt Samlex solar charging kit. I have 2 flooded batteries. What would be the best selection for this setup?


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I'd go with the conservative 1, off,off, off.


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I agree. The voltages look about right. Since you are running the 6v in series there should be no need for the equalization cycle, both batteries see the same current. In parallel, one can pull more current than the other.

If you had limited solar exposure and needed shorter charge times you might want more voltage but the standard cycle should work well.

BTW, nice looking system! Thumbs Up


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Thanks guys. I'll set it a # 1. Dry camping this weekend. Gonna try her out.


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