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Old 05-09-2016, 08:39 AM   #1
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Has anyone ever used or installed a Komaes 100watt monocrystalline panel or any of their system kits?
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I have not direct experience with Komaes. Appears to be Chinese manufacturer. Often such solar kits include a lower quality controller. I would suggest to source individual components to ensure quality and suitability. The controller is going to be a big factor in the life and performance of your batteries.
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Just installed an Renogy system out of Ontario Ca. 4 100 monaocrisctal panels controller and all wires off Amazon for less than $800. System works great
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I have not direct experience with Komaes. Appears to be Chinese manufacturer. Often such solar kits include a lower quality controller. I would suggest to source individual components to ensure quality and suitability. The controller is going to be a big factor in the life and performance of your batteries.

Well I installed the Komaes 100watt Kit over the weekend and I didn't have any output coming down to the controller. When unplugging MC4 connectors to check continuity to the controller and output from the panel (voc) everything was good. When I reconnected the connectors and went back to check the output again just in front of the controller Bam! had power. Some unknown reason I had a bad connection in one of the MC4 plugs. It's all good now. It's not a fancy controller in regards to displaying voltage but does have some form of stage charging and programable timers. Wanted to go with a kit and should have spent a little more for the Renogy but didn't. It will serve my needs for the near future and I will expand as needed. Trying to understand how the solar and the inverter charger will live together, but from what I read they should get along just fine. I wasn't sure if the chassis battery was going to benefit from the solar but it seams to. Not sure how that is, based on the way it's wired directly to the house.



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