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brucedownunder2
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Joined: 14/09/2005
Location: Australia
Posts: 1480
Posted: 12:25am 18 Sep 2020
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I think I am in need of a solar controller tech that has experience in fault finding .

I think I might have inadvertently connected my solar panels reversed polarity or maybe the battery was connected reversed-it was a long time back ,when my cancer problem was worrying me sick. I could have done lots of stupid things ..

Anyhow, one completely burnt and blown-up controller plus two that I'm sus about (hope they are OK) ,I'm afraid to touch any gear nowadays ....

Anyone that could come for a drive and check it out ,well provide lunch..

Thanks

Bruce
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pollenface

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Joined: 01/09/2020
Location: Australia
Posts: 26
Posted: 01:44pm 13 Oct 2020
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where you at?
Off grid man caver
 
brucedownunder2
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Posted: 08:44pm 13 Oct 2020
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Thanks ,

I,m on the Gold Coast , if you like you can pm me and we,ll go from there

Thanks
Bruce
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bob.steel
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Joined: 27/02/2020
Location: United Kingdom
Posts: 39
Posted: 04:34am 05 Jan 2021
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First you probably have it sorted by now.
If not check the MOV in the charger.
If its had a big voltage spike through it then the MOV may have shorted . Cut one lead and see if the charger works again .No change solder the lead together again .
 
brucedownunder2
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Posted: 10:37am 05 Jan 2021
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Thanks Bob.

I,ve not checked the MOV in my solar controller, bought a new one ,. So that will be a jobbie for tomorrow ,or when ever?.

Thanks for that ,all these suggestions are very long lasting .

Bruce
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