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Coleman 30 Amp Digital Charge Controller
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Coleman

30 Amp Digital Charge Controller

$80.00 /each

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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 Amp of array current
  • Handles up to 450-Watt 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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Can I up the wire size to #8 and go longer than 2 feet ?

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As far as the length; Increased wire size will lower resistance required to make your leads longer.
If you use an Ohm meter to measure the suggested AWG size and length THEN compare it to the AWG and length of the larger AWG wire. If the resistance of the bigger/longer wire is LOWER or the same as than the resistance of the thinner/shorter wire than go for it.
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As far as the length; Increased wire size will lower resistance required to make your leads longer.
If you use an Ohm meter to measure the suggested AWG size and length THEN compare it to the AWG and length of the larger AWG wire. If the resistance of the bigger/longer wire is LOWER or the same as than the resistance of the thinner/shorter wire than go for it.
As long as it can be properly attached to termination points on both sides.
Invest in a good meter, it will answer a lot of these type of questions. (read the instructions as well)
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It is important to know: The larger the number, the smaller the wire. (ex: #8 wire is thicker than #10)
This approach buys you three things: 1. Lower resistance. 2. Higher capacity #. Less heat.
Thicker wire provides a safety factor as long as it can be properly attached to the termination points properly. If your terminals are designed to receive a maximum AWG of #12 trying to stuff all that extra Read More
It is important to know: The larger the number, the smaller the wire. (ex: #8 wire is thicker than #10)
This approach buys you three things: 1. Lower resistance. 2. Higher capacity #. Less heat.
Thicker wire provides a safety factor as long as it can be properly attached to the termination points properly. If your terminals are designed to receive a maximum AWG of #12 trying to stuff all that extra wire in may actually cause connection issues. Don't go too big. Read Less
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September 5, 2016
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Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. Unfortunately we only carry this item as shown. Speaking with an experience Home Depot store associate may provide more options such as special ordering. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future. Thank you for shopping Home Depot.
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Can this be used with a optima agm battery

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June 27, 2016
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Yes. Depending on the factory set points for your battery, the maximum voltage on the controller can be adjusted to accommodate your battery, via the Led-Acid and Gel selector.
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June 26, 2016
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This model is for use with 12-Volt solar panels and batteries only.
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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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If connecting 2 of the grape 100 watt panels in parallel to this controller do I need a blocking diode for each panel?

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This depends on the model of the panel. Contact Grape Solar for the answer to question . Anytime you connect two separate power output systems in parallel each system must be able to protect themselves form the other system.
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I have 2 100 watt each Grape Solar Panels in Parallel (+ to + and - to -) wired between the solar panels.. then to this very 30 AMP Charge Controller.
Works most fine... no blocking diode was required...
My Battery Bank is also (+ to + and - to -) in Parallel to keep the whole battery bank 12volt.
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Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 14 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Solar Charge Controler This charge controller was purchased to use on and RV installation and is attached to two 230 watt residential style panels. It has performed as advertised for about two months and test on the batteries show that float voltage and charging to be spot on. June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Compact and easy to install. Working great! This Coleman 12 Volt 30 Amp Digital Solar charge controller works better than I expected. I'm using it with two 160 watt solar panels, four 12 volt deep cycle marine batteries connected in parallel and a 6000 watt 12 volt inverter for my power source. All are working Great!!!! June 7, 2016
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 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 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 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 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
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