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Categories | Emergency/Portable Power: generators, solar, wind, thermal, etc | CirKits SCC3 Solar Charge Controller Kit Help

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NV0U  Rating: 5/5 Dec 25, 2005 07:53  Send this review to a friend!
Neat and useful little kit  Time owned: 3 to 6 months
This is a pretty fast building little solar charge controller kit. I had it together in about 2 hours, and then spent the next few days getting it adjusted as I had to make the adjustments while it was charging some pretty flat batteries. Adjustment is super simple - just turn the muliturn pot so the light turns green at the cut off voltage.

I did have some issues with the build instructions though - the large parts get put on first, then the components have to be wedged in between them. I don't have the proverbial fat fingers, but even I had problems to get some of the parts in. Hopefully the build instructions will be changed to do it the other way! Other than this one small complaint, the build went smoothly.

The controller has been perking away without issue for the past few months. It does a really nice job of going into sleep mode when the sun goes down, and waking up and charging the batteries when it comes back up again.

It also creates no noticable QRM when it is charging.  
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