I recently bought some used solar panels that are about 25 years old, because I got a great deal on them. They have some odd operating values, which is confusing me as to which solar charger will work with my system.
I have 6 panels @ 230 watts each (1380w total).
Their specs are ( as far as I can tell. I needed to peice a label together because there is really no information available on them online):
Name: Mobil RA-220 8b Peak power: 230w Vmax: 8.27 (V) PF Pmax: 27.77 (I) Voc: 10.55 (V) Isc: 30.49 (I)
I am attempting to make a 24 volt system with either 4 or 6 panels. My friend said some of those values above are labeled incorrectly (volts vs amps). However, with her math, she recommended the Victron MPPT blue solar 100/50 solar charger, which is rated at:
max 1400w 12/24v Max PV open circuit voltage: 100v Max battery current: 50 amps
Would this charger work with this setup? If not, why? And is there another comparably priced ($300) charger that would work in the market?
I know I need to connect my panels in both series and parallel. What specifically would you recommend?