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Old 01-07-2016, 03:12 PM   #15
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As long as you recognize the limits of the MPPT charge controller, it does not care how the panels are wired - volts and amps as far as it is concerned.

Within the context of these systems, the Morningstar MPPT 45/60 will take any amount of voltage up to 150 volts and any amount of amperage. That said, each "dump" any amperage over it's limit (45/60). Edit: this is not exactly correct: Each will output up to their limit of 45 or 60 amps

I do not know how other brands work/limit.
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Thanks! That explanation filled in the details I was missing. I get it now!

One last question if you guys don't mind. I've been searching the web for the best price on the MPPT-60 and it's meter. Does anyone have a go to place for the best price?
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Two years ago, the best price I could find was eBay (new unit, reputable seller) - $405 including shipping for the TS-MPPT-45. TS-RM-2 and cable purchased via Amazon for $130.
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So the MPPT technology will still work when the panels are wired in parallel?
Yes, even 12 volt nominal panels.
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matt, glad you are going to have a good system. i am not sure how much the price difference between morningstar mppt-60 and midnite classic 150. in my research and experience, midnite classic 150 is by far the best. it charges fast, and has the unique arc fault protection the only one in the world. you might want to take a look at it.
Second Midnite Classic. Besides being at the top of this field with the wizbang no one else compares. The Wizbang connects to your shunt and understands when your batteries have reached absorb with out guessing.
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