Victron recommends 36 cell panels for their SmartSolar controllers to get maximum efficiency from attached panels. I'm curious as to whether their is some magical way to actually count the number of cells in a panel or is the concern the voltage being presented to the controller?
I'm going to be using 2 160w 32 cell mono panels attached to a 100|30 controller. Panel ratings are:
Voc = 22.9V
Vmp = 20.2V
Isc = 8.37A
Imp = 7.92A
Should I expect less power harvest from these panels due to them being 32 cell panels and if so would someone point me to info explaining why this would be?
Thanks for the assist!