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89 of 91 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very impressed, December 16, 2014
By 
Brandon
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This review is from: Hompie 30A Solar Charge Controller Intelligent Solar Panel Regulator 12V/24V 360W/720W PWM for Solar Power Panel Energy System, Street Lighting System and Environment Monitor etc (Lawn & Patio)
This thing is awesome for the price. Installed it on top of a battery box with a 110ah battery inside for portable power while camping. This is a huge step up from my 10a Sunforce, and I like having the LCD screen. Very cool to see the incoming voltage and amperage, while also monitoring how much power your devices are drawing if you connect your 12v socket/whatever to the controller.

With the battery pack, I had already installed some waterproof Blue Sea 12v sockets and typically used those for phone charging. These work fine on several phones I tested, and my LG G3 didn't even complain about slow charging like it does with anything <1.8 amps. I'm not sure why I thought these were solar fed (like a Goal Zero Nomad 7), but they continue to work even with the panel disconnected.

The instructions suggest mounting the unit on a metal surface, and it did get a little warm during my several hour partial-sun test with a 100w Renogy panel. It has fins or... Read more

50 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I am very pleased with this product and have ordered a second one ..., September 30, 2014
By 
Stu Joldersma (GREENVILLE, MI, US)
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This review is from: Hompie 30A Solar Charge Controller Intelligent Solar Panel Regulator 12V/24V 360W/720W PWM for Solar Power Panel Energy System, Street Lighting System and Environment Monitor etc (Lawn & Patio)
I admit I had some doubts about this item when I ordered it. The price just seemed to low for any thing decent. Installed this weekend on my house boat. I have two 120 watt panels connected to it charging 11 batteries. It worked flawlessly. The batteries were at 12.2 volts when I connected every thing Saturday afternoon and by Sunday night they were at 12.6 volts despite all the power we were using with lights, laptops, cellphones and coffee pot. There is no shore power at our marina so I rely on solar for all my power needs there.
Victec even sent a follow up e-mail after my purchase. I am very pleased with this product and have ordered a second one for another location I have solar panels at.

14 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Simple, well built doing it's job., February 25, 2015
By 
Ax. (U.S.A.)
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This review is from: Hompie 30A Solar Charge Controller Intelligent Solar Panel Regulator 12V/24V 360W/720W PWM for Solar Power Panel Energy System, Street Lighting System and Environment Monitor etc (Lawn & Patio)
So far this controller has delivered good results. My previous controllers only lasted about one year before problems arose. This one costs only half as much and time will tell how well it holds up. Charging modes seem to be of advanced industry standards and the functions are sufficient for controlling lights after dark. Low battery voltage protection is built in. Display lights up when buttons are pushed and read outs are large and clear. Array voltage is displayed, but not amperage. Battery charging amperage can be displayed and that is really all you need.
Simple, well built doing it's job.

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