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Batteries: What is a Charge Controller?
I've been meaning to ask.  What is the function of the Charge Controller connected to my house batteries?  How do I know if it is doing its job?  Does it alert me to a problem?

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Re: Batteries: What is a Charge Controller?
Reply #1
It is designed to shut down the current charging the batteries when they are fully charged. It goes to a trickle. It used in solar panel systems as well  and can also boost the voltage too.

Re: Batteries: What is a Charge Controller?
Reply #2
Yup, basically a voltage regulator, generally used with solar panels. 

They vary in degree of sophistication and in amp capacity.

Brett Wolfe