My charge controller was putting out high voltage.

bc buckbc buck Registered Users Posts: 54 ✭✭
I noticed when opening cabin early AM after being gone all week the prostar mppt was putting 15.2 volts at 2A to the battery bank. Battery's showed 100% full. Charger setup absorp14.7v, float 13.5v. Was blinking as if in float stage. Controller seemed to work fine rest of weekend. Should I try to contact manufacturer for defective charger?

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  • PhotowhitPhotowhit Solar Expert Posts: 5,592 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Do you have it setup for auto equalizing?
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  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,183 ✭✭✭✭
    Does it have a Temp sensor built in or remote?  Cold = higher volts while charging...
     
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  • bc buckbc buck Registered Users Posts: 54 ✭✭
    Photowhit said:
    Do you have it setup for auto equalizing?
    I forgot to post that but no,was in float mode.  westbranch said:
    Does it have a Temp sensor built in or remote?  Cold = higher volts while charging...
    Yes the remote temp was 32F.
  • EstragonEstragon Registered Users Posts: 4,495 ✭✭✭✭✭
    You could check temp compensation setting in controller vs battery recommended. Sounds like a high comp for that temp - I would have thought <1v higher. Maybe the CC had just come off absorb and voltage hadn't settled to float?
    Off-grid.  
    Main daytime system ~4kw panels into 2xMNClassic150 370ah 48v bank 2xOutback 3548 inverter 120v + 240v autotransformer
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