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Connecting boat solar panel chargers? Ask the experts


PBO reader Barbara Mortimer has a question about connecting boat solar panel chargers. Our expert Duncan Kent has this advice…

Barbara Mortimer writes: “I have a motorboat with three battery banks (engine, house and anchor winch) charged by the alternator via a Sterling ProSplit R.

“I also have a mains battery charger but have moved the boat to a swinging mooring so plan to add solar panels to keep the batteries topped up between trips.

“What is your advice on connecting boat solar panel chargers? Is it best to connect via the ProSplit, or should the connection be direct to one set of batteries?”

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