DIY Off Grid Solar- Choosing A Charge Controller MPPT vs. PWM

DIY Off Grid Solar- Choosing A Charge Controller MPPT vs. PWM

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Check below for the most current 2019 parts list.

In this video we talked about:
Renogy 30Amp PWM Controller:

Renogy 40 Amp MPPT Charge Controller:

Things aren’t always watt (pun) they seem, especially when it comes to solar charge controllers. Join us in part 5 of the Tin Hat Ranch’s DIY Off Grid Solar Series where we talk about the two popular types of charge controllers, PWM and MPPT, and the how they work with your solar system. Your decisions here can directly affect your wiring decisions, which was the subject of the last video. If you missed it, here is the last video:
If you just stumbled across this series, you may wish to go back to the beginning, it’s the best place to start:

Most Current 2019 Parts List:
Renogy 400 Watt Premium Solar Kit:
Renogy 1000 Watt Sine Wave Inverter:
Renogy 2000 Watt Sine Wave Inverter (System Update):
Voltage Readout:
Inline Fuse Holder:
200 AMP Inline Fuse:
Outdoor Load Center:
Breaker (only used as a switch, not for safety):
Direct Burial Cable:
Disconnect Box:
Battery Disconnect Switch:
(4) Batteries:
Most installations will require additional components, like a method to mount the panels (basic mount included in Renogy kit), local wiring, battery box, terminal strips, etc. These can be purchased at a local home improvement store.