I'm building a portable battery box with a 400W inverter, some usb ports, and a couple of 12v cig adapters powered by an optima yellow top and a 48w old arco solar panel. I plan on using this as a standalone unit for trips/camping.
However, I'm not really on the up and up with regard to solar controllers. I'm looking for a cheap one that is reliable and won't over charge my optima. Any suggestions?
"When we see land as a community to which we belong, we may begin to use it with love and respect. There is no other way for land to survive the impact of mechanized man, nor for us to reap from it the aesthetic harvest it is capable, under science, of contributing to culture." - Aldo Leopold
2001 Mitsubishi Montero Sport 3.5XS: Perfectly stock except 265/75r16s, Billstein shocks, Aisin manual hubs, and solenoids deleted from 4wd system.
2009 Honda Fit Sport: Scrappy