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Model # 68032

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30 Amp Digital Charge Controller

$77.69 /each

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Model # 68032

Internet # 203241605

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The Coleman 30 Amp Digital Charge Controller is the ideal solution for preventing overcharging of your 12 volt batteries and protecting solar panels. It contains a digital display that provides either the charging current or the battery voltage on the LCD digital meter. A charge controller is an essential part of nearly all power systems that charge batteries. Its purpose is to keep your batteries properly fed and safe for the long-term. The basic functions of this controller are to block reverse current and protect against battery overcharge, battery discharge, electrical overload, and/or display battery status and the flow of power.

  • Protects battery from overcharge and discharge
  • For use with 12 Volt solar panels and batteries only
  • Handles up to 30 Amps of array current
  • Handles up to 450 Watts of solar power
  • Maintenance free protection of your solar panel and batteries
  • Maintains 12V batteries in a fully charged state
  • Continuously displays the charging current or battery voltage on the LCD digital meter
  • Automatically indicates the charged condition of your battery on the LED status indicators
  • Safety features include: safety circuit protection, discharge protection, thermal protection and easy wire protection

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Dimensions
Product Depth (in.) 
8.8 
Product Height (in.) 
2.2 
Product Length (in.) 
8.8 
Product Width (in.) 
10.2 
Details
Electrical Product Type 
Solar Power Accessory 
Product Weight (lb.) 
1.2 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
1 year limited warranty 

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will this work with a normal 12 volt battery and doese it hav an auto shut off

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I would like to use a normal 12 v battery as with my other inverter is that ok
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February 22, 2016
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Yes. It can operate with any 12V battery and controls battery charging.
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February 20, 2016
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This item works with 12 volt solar or regular batteries.
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Can anybody explain how the amp meter works... I am pretty sure I have every thing connected properly but the most the amp meter ever reads is .3 amp

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The 0.3 reading you are receiving.. is that when the RIGHT BUTTON is slide up to show the amount of energy the Panels are trying to input into your battery bank?
If so, it could be... A.) That you battery bank is fully charged already, and the Charge Controller is now on FLOAT?? Check the Lights on the left side to see if it reflects that the FLOAT CHARGE... or, B.) Check your panels to make sure ~ 1.)
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The 0.3 reading you are receiving.. is that when the RIGHT BUTTON is slide up to show the amount of energy the Panels are trying to input into your battery bank?
If so, it could be... A.) That you battery bank is fully charged already, and the Charge Controller is now on FLOAT?? Check the Lights on the left side to see if it reflects that the FLOAT CHARGE... or, B.) Check your panels to make sure ~ 1.) that each panel is properly angled for full sun... 2.) test each panel to make sure that they are putting out a charge, and that there is not a faulty panel in your mix..
I have this same charge controller myself... and at my MAX on the amount of solar panels; wired in Parallel; I can connect too it.. as well as 5 12volt battery bank wired in Parallel.. allot of times, I do see the Charge controller is at 0.1, however, then I notice that the left side of the charge controller reflects that my battery bank is fully charge, so it just has me on FLOAT CHARGE.. until I start using the energy... Usually, after about 15mins or so using my Inverter to draw power from my battery bank, the Charge Controller realizes then that the batteries are being Drain and allows the Full Force Charge of the Solar Panels to kick in then...
Remember, the Charge Controller does shut down your solar panels in order to prevent OVER CHARGING your batteries and ruining them... Could this be the case?
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October 26, 2015
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Thank you for your question. The first factor to consider is the battery voltage. If the battery is approaching full charge, your amperage will decrease and completely stop when float mode is engaged. If your battery is not full, then you can verify the input from the solar array: are any of the LED lights on the left hand side of the controller lit? If not, this can point to a connection issue from your Read More
Thank you for your question. The first factor to consider is the battery voltage. If the battery is approaching full charge, your amperage will decrease and completely stop when float mode is engaged. If your battery is not full, then you can verify the input from the solar array: are any of the LED lights on the left hand side of the controller lit? If not, this can point to a connection issue from your solar system.
For more in depth troubleshooting, please contact our technical support desk through the coordinates on your controller's documentation.
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200 watt Grape Solar Panel

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Can this unit be used with a 2 ~ 100 watt Grape Solar Panels that are listed as up to a Max. 18 VO?
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Thanks Sunforce...
Correct, got the two panels in Parallel and it is running perfect... My battery bank was at 12.1 when I started, 38mins later, it now shows at 14.4 charge and controller is about to float the 5 ~ 12volt in Parallel deep cycle battery bank soon.
Correct, Parallel 12volt is how I have everything established, even my 12volt deep cycle battery bank... :)
Thanks!
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August 28, 2015
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The charge controller will work as long as these panels are connected in parallel and do not exceed a 24V Vmp rating.
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Is this 30 amp contoller sufficient for one of the 250 watt Grape solar panels

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yes it is.
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December 11, 2014
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Although the power rating is appropriate, I would confirm that the solar panel's operating voltage. Our controller is strictly for 12V solar panels.
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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 12 reviewers.
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 smll but efficient help monitor your battery from over-charging, monitor voltage, does the job it's intended to do September 17, 2013
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