charge controller function?
Hi, I already have a 1500 watt full sine wave 12 volt inverter which I don't wish to replace. I have 4 new 6 volt golf batteries, which I would combo them in series/parallel to get 12 volts out of them which I also don't wish to replace at this time. My 1st question is, will a charge controller accept 24 volts from solar panels and convert to 14.4 charging voltage automatically? To keep the wire size from the solar panels to a minimum, I could hook 2 up in series for 24 volts, but I am not sure exactly how charge controllers function. Do solar panels need to be wired to match the battery bank user voltage? I'm not sure which panels are a good fit for this system I'm currently thinking about building. I am not interested in running my house. I would be interested in powering existing 120 volt LED/CFL lights and a small appliance or 2 on a time sharing plan. I'm not interested in running luxury items such as tv's, etc. I am not opposed to the ability to add more panels/batteries in future. I understand that charge controllers can be max'd, so additional charge controllers may be needed as well. I'm not near the batteries, or I'd tell you their capacity. Thanks in advance for any opinions.
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