Any suggestions on which charge controller to purchase?
I've looked at:
Products from Blue Seas: http://bluesea.com/category/2/products/7622
Products from Hellroaring: http://www.hellroaring.com/bic75150.php
Products from Painless Wiring: http://www.painlesswiring.com/webcatalo ... ield=40102
As well as just a general search of Battery Isolators on Ebay: http://motors.shop.ebay.com/__?_from=R4 ... y+isolator
I've seen prices from $25.00 to over $200. I don't mind spending money but if I can achieve the same result for less I'd certainly prefer to.
My setup will be pretty simple. I've got a Yellow top Optima as my starting battery and plan on adding a second one as a house battery. I also have a spare Interstate Megatron II battery in perfect condition in my garage that I would prefer to use if I can make it work with the system rather than purchasing another $200 Optima.
Better to use the Interstate as a Starter and the Optima as the House battery???
Can I mix and match battery types or is it best to use all the same type?
I will be running a Xantrex Prowatt SW 600 sine wave inverter to power a 22" LED TV, a small Western Digital HD Media Player a handful of LED lights and a laptop computer.
Link for the TV:
I plan on leaving for a two week trip to Colorado / Utah around Halloween 2010 so I have to make up my mind and install whatever I purchase quickly.