Benefits of GIARIDE Renewable Energy Controllers
GIARIDE Renewable Energy Controllers are a great way to maximize solar power. The controllers provide terminals to plug in your load up to 20 amps. They monitor battery voltage and disconnect the load when it drops to a low level. When the sun returns, the load will reconnect when the battery voltage returns to its optimal level. The controllers can be programmed to automatically disconnect the load or reconnect it when the sun returns to the system.
PWM solar charge controllers
If you're interested in solar power for your home, consider purchasing a PWM solar charge controller. It's a relatively inexpensive option that's compatible with 12 and 24 volt batteries. While some PWM solar charge controllers are compatible with both types of batteries, others are more versatile and are better for small systems. While these controllers are relatively inexpensive, be sure to get the right size for your battery. You can lose up to 50% of your solar generated power if you don't select the right size.
A solar charge controller sits between the energy source and the battery, limiting the rate of charge and preventing battery drain. It also protects your batteries from overcharging and overheating. Some solar charge controllers are designed to feature double safety protection, as they can be rated to handle a larger system. A solar charge controller will limit the voltage and the rate at which your batteries are charged, which will prevent them from overcharging.
A few types of solar charge controllers interfere with recharging batteries. One study by the FSEC concluded that some solar controllers failed to maintain high SOC when the load is disconnected. In addition, the Sandia study noted that a battery's SOC can decrease when individual cells receive charge in an uneven manner. In order to overcome this problem, a PWM solar charge controller uses an equalization algorithm.
MPPT solar charge controllers are a bit more complicated than PWM controllers. They measure the VMP input voltage of the solar panel, and down-convert the PV voltage to match the battery. MPPT controllers are more expensive than PWM solar charge controllers, but they're better for some applications. If you have a small solar system and a battery with a low capacity, MPPT solar charge controllers are a good choice.
If you're just starting out with solar power, the Wanderer 30A is a good option. It's easy to use, versatile, and dependable. It works well for smaller solar projects with 12 or 24 volt batteries, and it also has low-voltage protection. As you'll see, a PWM solar charge controller is not a bad choice for a small solar project.
MPPT solar charge controllers
If you're in the market for an MPPT solar charge controller, you're in luck. Today, the technology is affordable enough for smaller systems to benefit from this type of controller. MPPT charge controllers work by converting voltage into current. The output of these units may vary continuously to ensure maximum amps are delivered into the battery. The following are some benefits to these controllers.
First, MPPT charge controllers are more effective in colder climates than PWM ones. They capture the extra voltage that would otherwise go to waste. Additionally, they're more efficient than PWM controllers because they can use all of the energy produced by solar panels. MPPT controllers are generally more expensive than PWM controllers, but may be worth the investment if you're in an area with variable weather conditions.
Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) is a digital tracking system that optimizes the match between your PV panels and the utility grid. It works by tracking the sun's position across the sky to convert the highest amount of power into battery voltage. Typical MPPT's are about 93-97% efficient at this process, providing you with a 20 to 45% power gain in winter and a 10 to 15% increase in summer. However, actual gains will vary depending on weather, temperature and battery charge.
GIARIDE has two types of MPPT solar charge controllers. The AN series is a low-cost 100V MPPT, while the BN series offers higher-performance models with up to 150V input voltage limit. The BN series is more expensive than the AN series, and includes a big heatsink. Additionally, the BN series can be installed in an outdoor environment and features a MT50 remote display.
Tracer-BN series solar charge controller
The GIARIDE Tracer-BN series of MPPT Solar Charge Controllers is the 2nd generation of the EPever MPPT solar charge controller and features 40A capacity. Featuring a die-cast aluminum body for improved heat dissipation and extensive communication capabilities, the Tracer-BN series is an ideal choice for RV and marine solar systems, as well as off-grid home solar systems.
The Tracer-BN series solar charge controller features a smart tracking algorithm to control the battery charging process. This controller also features a low-voltage disconnect function to prevent battery overdischarge, allowing users to extend the battery's life and improve the system's performance. Its BN series controller is designed to run in parallel, with panels in series, or separately. The BN series is compatible with EPEVER and AA Solar's full range.
LOAD output solar charge controller
A GIARIDE LOAD output solar power charge controller can be used to reduce power consumption in your home. You can connect various appliances to the load output terminal. However, you must remember to check the owner's manual of the appliance before connecting it to the load output terminal. If the voltage falls below a preset level, the controller will cut power. A solar charge controller with a load output will automatically disconnect power to the appliances when the battery voltage falls below the voltage set by the user.
To use the load output of a solar charge controller, connect the load and the battery first. Then, connect the solar panel and inverter. Make sure that you connect the battery before connecting the load side. Do not connect the inverter to the load side. If you are using a GIARIDE LOAD output solar charge controller, make sure that you install a fuse that can handle two times the maximum current.
A GIARIDE LOAD output solar control controller works with most PV panels over 140 watts. Most of these panels are not standard 12-volt panels and will not work with standard charge controllers. However, there are some 24-volt grid tie panels that can be used with this type of solar charge controller. The GIARIDE LOAD solar charge controller is a better choice for these applications.