Tag Archives: Charge controller

Dual battery charging with Winter Mode. No more flat batteries in the Spring.

There’s nothing worse than opening up in the Spring to find your engine battery completely dead. You have a solar panel but it is wired to your domestic leisure batteries. Your poor engine battery didn’t stand a chance against the cold winter. You could use your mains-powered charger, or perhaps you have the means to […]

The MPPT charge controller. Will it improve your solar panel system?

There has been a lot of discussion on-line about MPPT solar panel charge controllers. Will they improve the charge in your battery? Are they good value for money? We have been looking closely at the differences between PWM and MPPT charge controllers. Our special interest is in 12 volt solar panel systems, as used on motorhomes, […]

Solar panels: A little technical help for motorhome, boat and caravan owners. Part 2

A few notes for those of you who would like a little more information about installing solar panels and solar panel charge controllers on a motorhome, yacht, narrowboat or caravan. In the first part of this series, we discussed the various types of solar panel that can be used on motorhomes, boats, yachts, narrowboats and […]