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Old 11-28-2012, 07:41 PM   #1
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Morningstar TS-45 or TS-60 Solar Controller - remote display?

Those of you with the Morningstar TS-45 or TS-60 or similar solar controller - is the remote display a good thing or not needed? Other monitoring options?
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Old 11-28-2012, 08:37 PM   #2
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I say yes, I have the MPPT 60 amp with the remote display. It is nice to see it in action. You can reset the totals from the day before and monitor it daily if you want to, without connecting to your laptop.

For those of you who don't think MPPT is worth it, checkout these pictures. I have 3 Silliken 245 watt 30 volt, 8 amp, panels connected in parallel (735 Watts). So the max output should be around 24 amps @ 30 volts, but if your stepping down to 14 volts they can put out a lot more.

Mine can put out over 50 amps @ 14 volts if needed. The most I have seen was 726 watts @ 51 amps.

The second picture shows the panels putting 45 amps out while I am using 20 amps (2 TVs and 2 laptops) and still charging the batteries at 24 amps.
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