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Post by Roopert on Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:38 pm

Sapman wrote:So it transpired solar panel was not connected via EC328, can't think why though.

I can't recall if you've said somewhere that the solar panel was factory fitted or added after. If the latter, I don't think it's that unusual, firstly because companies that retro-fit panels may be completely unaware that there's a solar controller hidden inside the EC328, and second because they are not likely to have quick access to a cable with the right type of connector to plug into the EC328.

I wonder who the "Advanced Solar Control" box is made by? Superficially it looks quite nicely made, with all that nice alloy shielding around it.
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:46 pm

Roopert wrote:
Sapman wrote:So it transpired solar panel was not connected via EC328, can't think why though.

I can't recall if you've said somewhere that the solar panel was factory fitted or added after. If the latter, I don't think it's that unusual, firstly because companies that retro-fit panels may be completely unaware that there's a solar controller hidden inside the EC328, and second because they are not likely to have quick access to a cable with the right type of connector to plug into the EC328.

I wonder who the "Advanced Solar Control" box is made by? Superficially it looks quite nicely made, with all that nice alloy shielding around it.

Looks like this one? [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

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Post by Roopert on Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:52 pm

Looks like a decent spec, and I was wrong - stainless steel caging, not alloy! Ok, it's probably a PWM-based design but that wouldn't worry me. Seems like it's designed for marine use as well, with a fully epoxy potted enclosure.
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Post by Peter Brown on Thu Jun 11, 2020 10:38 am

Yes, it does read well. The installation/Operation guide was printed in 2009 so they've been around a while - Canadian company marketed them.
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Post by modelman on Thu Jun 11, 2020 11:50 am

I didn't see anywhere what the input voltage it can handle, I had to be aware of that when I fitted mine as my panel can produce 40 + volts, & some cannot handle that.
Just something to think about when choosing.

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