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New Renogy MPPT Charger and DC-DC Charger

I'm really excited for this product at this price point. I like that it doesn't have the screw in wire holders like previous models or most other charge controllers and utilizes terminal blocks. Anyone plan on ordering one?


https://www.renogy.com/dcc50s-12v-50...pt-back-order/
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Looks very promising!
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So this would replace a Sterling B2B charger then with the added benefit of being a MPPT controller / charger for a solar bank?
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Renogy has been releasing some great products at good prices.

There are two other DC to DC chargers in their line for any who don't need the MPPT.

https://www.renogy.com/renogy-12v-dc...ttery-charger/

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Renogy has been releasing some great products at good prices.

There are two other DC to DC chargers in their line for any who don't need the MPPT.

https://www.renogy.com/renogy-12v-dc...ttery-charger/

So their site says:


This multi-stage, multi-input battery charger can charge a service battery from an alternator connected to a starting battery or by utilizing solar panels connected directly to the unit.


I suspect that is the "MPPT" feature/function...and you're saying if I don't have solar for example...just use their existing DC-DC charger unit?


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So their site says:


This multi-stage, multi-input battery charger can charge a service battery from an alternator connected to a starting battery or by utilizing solar panels connected directly to the unit.


I suspect that is the "MPPT" feature/function...and you're saying if I don't have solar for example...just use their existing DC-DC charger unit?


Thanks.
That is right, and, if a builder has already purchased a stand-alone MPPT for their solar and decides to add battery to battery those others will do the job at a good price point.

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Seems to be roughly equivalent to the 40 Amp Redarc B2B charger, but at a lower price point.

Competition is good.
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Competition between the lowest priced products on the market in this case, But I guess you get what you pay for.

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Competition between the lowest priced products on the market in this case, But I guess you get what you pay for.
For some folks it is probably best for them to pay more in order to bolster their "peace of mind" which may or may not be delivered at the higher price. In many cases this additional cost can be determined to be an empty promise.

For the rest of us there are good values to be had without paying an exorbitant amount merely in order to address unfounded fears based primarily upon a lack of research, understanding of the manufacturing and distribution, etc.

Unfortunately, in doing so these buyers forfeit the opportunity to look down their noses at those who paid less and received good value, while demonstrating how paying more doesn't always equate to higher quality.

"Caveat Emptor" applies regardless of whether the price of a product has achieved some particular point in comparison to another similar product's price.

Sometimes there is good reason to pay more. Other times supporting the choice to pay more may be more about emotion and presumption than it beigng based upon fact.

So, is there something specific regarding these Renogy products that folks should know about, or, is the statement more about deflecting some degree of buyer's remorse?

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I did not read the link and just assumed it was the 20 amp Renogy box others had promoted earlier. About the only thing the extra $100 dollars the 60 amp Sterling got me was the ability to operate underwater, Which is great if your batteries are mounted under the van, My batteries are not.

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