Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 12
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by jason Not sure whats Happening
charging a 12 volt 130 ah battery and the voltage on the controller reaches 14.5 and it still charging is something wrong with the controller?
March 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Martin Works as expected
Works as expected. Gives charge amperage and voltage, can see what is happening. Would have given a 5 star but nothing is perfect. Is actually a Sunforce charge controller Good brand.
January 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by steveC works ok
I am new to solar power systems. But I am learn pretty fast. I made my first mistake buy harbor freight 45 watt solar kit. (3 of them ). Til I found the right way lol. Anyway I bought this 12 volt 30 amp controller that way I could build a nice system. I have it hooked up to 2 45 watt harbor freight panels and 1/ 100 watt grape panel from home depot. Charging 4 6 volt batteries. Everything seem to be doing fine. But I have noticed that the supplied battery conecter wire seems to get really warm. At the most I have seen was 8 amps. Going through the controller . I'm not sure if I can put any more panels and batteries on the system without changing the supplied controller wire.
September 4, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wyomingcamper Does the job
I recently installed this charge controller in my travel trailer with 200 watts capacity solar panels. Its larger than I need for this installation, but I wanted the ability to expand the system if needed. I do plan on adding another 100 watt solar panel.
The charge controller was easy to install and the instructions were easy to follow. I just came back from a week long camping trip and the solar system worked perfectly.
I shopped around and with the free shipping, Home Depot's price was a good deal.
October 22, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by SolarNewbie FYI
I can't review the operational values of this product at this time as I either didn't do enough research, or perhaps I'm the typical newbie (to this technology) consumer - maybe both! The solar panel uses mc4 connectors while the Coleman charge controller requires ring or loop wire connection. That being the case, I had to obtain a form of adaptation that requires a bit more work before the setup is made. I elected to order additional mc4 connectors to ensure there is no vulnerable points of exposure in the wiring and connections. Point is.. this is not a negative review, but just an FYI to either get equipment that operates out-of-the-box, or be prepared to do a little workbench adaptations.
May 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tomiello Good charge controller
This unit works well for two or three years. That is what I got out of the first one. I bought this one to replace it. The old one began to over charge the batteries to around 15 Volts. It is a panel mount but who has a panel so mounting this kind of difficult but it's workable using standoffs. Very easy to use no setup required comes right up and does it's job. Do not switch the battery type switch I think that might've damaged the old one.
April 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stevenwr Works great
make sure your wire is thick enough to carry the current to your battery or this thing will not deliver all it can. do not skimp or this controler will not work properly. I found that out the hard way and after doing things proper i got much better results. Charge controler is 45 feet from the battery so i had to really get some heavy wire from this to the battery bank. Im happy with it though i can keep an eye on things as the day goes along sence i have it in my home. Item came from new york im in kentucky i got very unsatisfied results on home depot getting it to me. 7 days later and 4 of that was wednesday to sunday still sitting in the warehouse ups was fine got it monday and had it here on wednesday as part of thier 3 day service. I rated the shipping a 1 just for getting it here although i wanna rate it 0.
April 24, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by perdan smll but efficient
help monitor your battery from over-charging, monitor voltage, does the job it's intended to do
September 17, 2013