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    House solar panels for 12v

    Got a free AGM 12v battery and some free solar panels off a house.

    Will any regulator do the job?

    Google says no, that I need a special regulator because the house solar puts out a higher amperage? or some shit.
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    #2
    Just need one that can handle the volts. One of the larger victron units will do it.

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      #3
      Any recommendation on exact unit?
      2002 VX SS GT55 boosted 427 LSX
      2004 Nissan El Grand rape van
      2001 Land Cruiser - The Beater
      2007 Suzuki SX4 - Ski Mule
      2005 WR250
      + 2 trailers and a caravan.
      I finance the RMS

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        #4
        https://energyconnections.net.au/pro...RoCUlsQAvD_BwE

        Something like that. 100v is approx 4-5x 130w panels in series (I think, been a while since I looked into this stuff), my eBay 130w panel makes around 23v in full sun.

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          #5
          Cool. I'll chuck one on. I'm getting 10 panels but it only needs to feed a couple of batteries so I wasn't planning on using them all.
          2002 VX SS GT55 boosted 427 LSX
          2004 Nissan El Grand rape van
          2001 Land Cruiser - The Beater
          2007 Suzuki SX4 - Ski Mule
          2005 WR250
          + 2 trailers and a caravan.
          I finance the RMS

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            #6
            Victron has a calculator on their site for the bluesolar/smart solar range:

            https://www.victronenergy.com/upload...-Calc-1_9.xlsx

            Find the specs for the panels, chuck them in one of the custom panel slots and then you can work out how many you can use with a controller and how they need to be wired.

            i use a bluesolar 100/50 with a couple of 270w panels to keep 2x120ah AGMs charged, works a treat.

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              #7
              Cheers. Picking up the panels in the next week or so. May end up running a couple of 170ah batteries but nothing more than that.
              2002 VX SS GT55 boosted 427 LSX
              2004 Nissan El Grand rape van
              2001 Land Cruiser - The Beater
              2007 Suzuki SX4 - Ski Mule
              2005 WR250
              + 2 trailers and a caravan.
              I finance the RMS

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                #8
                Originally posted by da9jeff View Post
                my eBay 130w panel makes around 23v in full sun.
                Back looking at this shit. Is your panel a 12v one or a house one?
                2002 VX SS GT55 boosted 427 LSX
                2004 Nissan El Grand rape van
                2001 Land Cruiser - The Beater
                2007 Suzuki SX4 - Ski Mule
                2005 WR250
                + 2 trailers and a caravan.
                I finance the RMS

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by poid View Post

                  i use a bluesolar 100/50 with a couple of 270w panels to keep 2x120ah AGMs charged, works a treat.
                  Same q, 12v panels or house ones?

                  I'm considering just getting 12v ones to make it easier.
                  2002 VX SS GT55 boosted 427 LSX
                  2004 Nissan El Grand rape van
                  2001 Land Cruiser - The Beater
                  2007 Suzuki SX4 - Ski Mule
                  2005 WR250
                  + 2 trailers and a caravan.
                  I finance the RMS

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                    #10
                    Just a normal ebay camping one. The regulator is what makes it 12v.

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                      #11
                      These are the panels I got. 12 all up.

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                      I'm going through all the stuff that will be in the place to calculate the power I will be using daily.
                      2002 VX SS GT55 boosted 427 LSX
                      2004 Nissan El Grand rape van
                      2001 Land Cruiser - The Beater
                      2007 Suzuki SX4 - Ski Mule
                      2005 WR250
                      + 2 trailers and a caravan.
                      I finance the RMS

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                        #12
                        Probably a few ways you can do it. One would be a cheapo house inverter to 1 or 2 20amp 12vdc chargers. Or a bunch of victron solar controllers. Depends how tight you are.

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