Solar Regulators are an essential component of a solar energy system. Solar panels can produce a sweeping range of voltages. The solar controller (Solar Regulator) cleans up this voltage and provides a constant “clean” voltage to charge the batteries (Solar Charger). Connecting a solar panel directly to a battery or battery bank without a regulator will risk damage to the battery bank.
2 stage solar regulator are generally designed for automotive batteries (known as starting), while 3 stage controllers can be used for deep cycle batteries as well as automotive starting batteries. The additional ate is generally an absorption stage ensuring the battery receives full and comprehensive charge.
As one of the most crucial components of the solar energy system, it is important that the right solar regulator is selected. This will not only increase the lifespan of the very expensive battery bank but also provide far more efficiency from the solar panels. Contact us for advice on which solar regulator is best for your application.