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  • Combiner box limits?

    Hello, I would be really grateful for experienced persons thoughts / input as I'm trying to avoid a mistake.... I have a 2S4P system that I am installing. 8 identical Panels, each panel: 330W, 32.6V (VMP), 10.2A (IMP) 10.9 (ISC) My array is East / West, as a result I am over-panelling. My...
  • it's all in the connections

    I'm nearly there... advice please: My system: 2S4P, each string has 2 x 330w panels, each panel output is: 32.6v (VMP), 10.2 (IMP), & 10.9 (ISC). this gives a max output of 2640w to the charge controller. QUESTION: 1: Do I HAVE to use a combiner box, or could I use the standard mc4 connectors...
  • Blocking Diode Question please:

    Hello, ( Heads up, I'm a newbie) I am installing a solar array: 3s2p , 3 series 2 parallel 330w each panel 10.2A each panel VOC 39.12v each panel. Each series of 3 panels combined output is: 117v and 10.2A ( with a total array output therefore of: 117v and 20.4A, 1980W) I have the Victron...
  • IS THIS WHAT I SHOULD EXPECT ?

    Hello, I've just mounted my solar panels and I'd very much appreciate someone to spend a couple of minutes to check if my results are to be expected..... Here's the spec: Solar self build Generator Spec: 300Ah LifeP04 battery, max continuous charge rate 150A < 150v/70-Tr Victron SmartSolar...
  • Is it looking ok ?

    Hello, I am about to mount a further 2 panels to my small emergency system, and I would very much appreciate if an experienced person here ( not a newbie like me- thanks) would take a quick look and comment if it's wrong! ( or right ? :) ) Please take a look at my numbers / panel configuration...
  • WHY THE HEAT ?

    Hello, Can I ask for advice please? I have a heating issue that I do not understand, My positive lead to the inverter is going above > 50deg c. (and would go higher if left) I have 1 x 300Amp battery, with a 12v1200 watt Victron inverter. When the inverter is near load max output at 1130...
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