I will be adding solar power to my camper this weekend. I already have my panel, and would like to know if anyone has any idea where I can purchase a charge controller in the Toledo area.
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How did you happen to receive/purchase panels and not get a controller at the same time?
Caution: when you find a controller, make sure it will handle any future wattage you may add later when one panel is not enough. I have two 110 watter's and it is still not enough for my usage. Also place the panel to leave space for more panels later so you won't have holes to seal if/when you move it.
When I retire and boondock full time, I plan on two more panels.
^^A friend works for a solar panel manufacturer in Michigan, and they let the employees purchase some older panels at a deep discount. I have a 24V 120W panel which will be charging a 12 battery in my camper.
I bought a kit and assembled it myself. Its a very small one and only 1 battery though, it was more of an expirament than anything else.
I know that you asked for a local source, but in case you can't find one: I have been looking online for my own planned small set up and stumbled on this.
Posting just in case it can be of use.
You can get a Sunguard Charge Controller from D.A.D.S., Inc at 419-472-9925. $25.80 + tax (local pickup-no shipping). Up to 495 watts. They have them for solar gate operators. Near Secor & Lasky. Ask for Dick. They are in there M-F, 8-4.