Hi, I'm new to solar power and am in the process of designing a modest micro off-grid system.
Is it ok to use 24v panels to charge a 12v battery via an MPPT controller?
Specifically I would like to use the following items:
- 2x 200w 24v Victron Panels in parallel (SPM032002400) - Rated at 5,55A max / 36V max each
- Victron 100/15 MPPT Controller - Rated for 400w @ 24v / 15A max / 100V max
- One or more Victron GEL 12v 60Ah batteries in series
Is this set-up suitable/recommended? I've been through the manuals and I think all these items work well together. And I believe the MPPT controller will reduce the voltage from the panels while increasing the current provided to the battery, meaning there is minimal losses/the setup is efficient.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.