Hi how are you.
Is it better to use a 24volt solar system for your home over a 12 volt. thank u
Graeme says 24V has advantages: The higher the voltage, the less voltage drop you get on cabling. This saves you losing voltage over a long cable from panels to converter.
|Dec 16, 2016||12 to 24volt
by: Anonymous Ok, I live off grid and have now for about 5 yrs.
My question is that I’m thinking about switching over my 24volt system down to 12volts. I have 10 250watt panels on my roof and 16 6volt golf cart batteries, a 5000watt psw invertor, and a very simple charge controller. I have a 24volt battery charger that I run off a small 2cycle harbor freight generation. It has worked well but my fear is something happening to my inventor as I have lost a 12volt one to lady bugs this previous year, I have all led lighting, propane appliances, except my freezers and on a semi cloudy day I will have to crank up the genie. Would I benefit more run time by changing back to a 12 volt system?
I know I would be able to run down to the local Wal-Mart for a charger if something happened to mine, or use the charging system off my diesel truck to keep things going until I could get another inventor if something drastic happened.
What do you guys think?