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Old 02-16-2024, 09:09 PM   #1
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What Victron solar controller do I need?

I just have the two 190 w solar panels on the roof and I want to replace my go power.
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Old 02-16-2024, 10:23 PM   #2
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Lightbulb Victron calculators for this purpose

Perhaps of interest, tools from Victron for you to input data on your PV array (any brand) and find appropriate Victron MPPT controllers ....

Online version at https://www.victronenergy.com/mppt-calculator (I have not used this)

Or, this I have used, download the Excel version at:
https://www.victronenergy.com/suppor...loads/software

(scroll down to the last item on the page to download VE-MPPT-Calc-4_0.xlsm; this is what I used for 'testing' different PV array schemes and choosing my Victron MPPT controller)

Enter specs for your PV panels in a 'custom' line on the "Modules" tab, then those are available to pick on the drop-down list on the "Blue- & SmartSolar" tab where you 'test' different Victron controller models for suitability and see predicted performance data.

Hope that helps, Have Fun!
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A Victron 100/20 will be too small for two 190 watt panels, and has a small bus that’s hard to keep wires installed.

We used the Victron 100/30 for the 470 watts we had on the roof of our 5.0 and will work well for 380 watts on your roof. I have no problem with the bus on the 100/30.

If you anticipate adding another panel you may want to buy a Victron 100/50. We’re currently using the 100/50 for 600 watts of panels on our current camper.

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