Super Simple And Effective Charge Controller!
Posted by Robert B. - 13 August 2018
The Renogy Wanderer Charge Controller was extremely easy to hook up based on the instructions that came with it. I do wish this 30 Amp Charge Controller had an LED that would display the Current it is producing to the battery bank. However adding that capability would likely increase the price beyond the value-add. Also, while a PWM Charge Controller is not as efficient as an MPPT charge controller, this lightweight and easy transported PWM Controller will far less expensively meet my needs to keep my 80Ah AGM battery fully charged during the day while operating my HF Amateur radio. I'm using four 100-Watt Monocrystalline solar panels that I connected together with piano hinges to be car-portable that will keep the battery topped off most of the day considering the radio only draws 3 Amps on Receive and 16 Amps on Transmit. I have purchased other Renogy products including their solar panels, their Rover MPPT charge controller, cables and solar panel mounts and I have been pleased with the performance and quality of all of those products. Renogy Customer Service is EXCELLENT also!
Posted by Robert L. - 13 August 2018
Just what I needed to replace my old charger.I changed battery type and had to up grade controller.
Posted by Billy S. - 13 August 2018
I have 2 of these, and I'm happy with them. I have used one for about a year and just purchased another for a second solar battery bank! Good charge controller for the money.
Posted by Tim J. - 13 August 2018
Received quickly, installed in about 20 minutes...replaced a very small 4.5A controller that had failed. Only have one panel and one battery and does a great job of keeping the battery charged and topped off! Looking forward to adding one more panel and one more battery.
Posted by Rick H. - 13 August 2018
Thank you for the charge controller, it's great!
Posted by Rodrick G. - 13 August 2018
Many other charge controllers cost more, with less quality.
Posted by Paul F. - 13 August 2018
Have not installed yet but it should fit the bill nicely. Will do another review after install.
Wanderer for a wanderer
Posted by Michael S. - 13 August 2018
This is a great charge controller. The company has very good customer support. This comes from a very happy customer..I use it for my ham radio shack that is now tottaly off the grid.
A must have off grid
Posted by Al P. - 13 August 2018
I have one of these set up on each of my two campers controlling two 100 watt panels each. Unfortunately during the adding of a second panel (to help with the low sun and cloudy winter days) on one of the campers I over tightened one of the screws so I wanted to replace that controller. I have had these set up since June of last year and they have performed flawlessly,living in the woods in the North east during the winter with out electric to run the heaters this system is a must.
Two Renogy Charge Controllers Keep Cabin Powered
Posted by Steven Y. - 13 August 2018
I am using two Wanderer 30 Amp charge controllers on my off grid residence in Arizona.In the Arizona sun at 5,700 feet altitude ONE 30 amp wanderer keeps four 110 amp AGM batteries charged.When I need some extra amperage I flip a switch and put the 2nd one online. I use a 2000 watt Xantrax 12volt to 120 volt inverter to power everything in our small home.This is a total of only 600 watts of solar panels, we have all the power we need! The PWM chargers keep the AGM batteries up and don't overcharge them.The setting for AGM batteries allows the voltage to stay at 14.1 volts so as not to overcharge them.With Larger Vtank AGM batteries they will work great when I switch to the larger batteries.If they will work for me in our home they will work in any application where 12volts is used.These charge controllers are awesome.
Posted by Donald Flannery - 13 August 2018
This was a replacement to an older model that was shipped to me.
Posted by George - 13 August 2018
Love the system and thanks Cory for the support!
Posted by Tracey Dedictoria - 13 August 2018
Very nice controller easy to install, well made.
Posted by Paul Sunok - 13 August 2018
great service - quick response to problem, good troubleshooting, shipped replacement -
so far the replacement is working great
keep it up !!!
Posted by Kent Jager - 13 August 2018
Older manual on this doesn't explain the required 2nd press of the gray button after the 7 sec. hold in order to change battery type.
Had to call support, call was fast courteous and thorough.
Shipping was fast, service fast, install easy, operation as expected.
Love working with Renogy. Thanks folks for your help.
The Renogy Wanderer
Posted by Wayne SMITH - 13 August 2018
Installation went well. This is a replacement for another on that took a dip in the lake. Selection of battery type took longer than expected. the light did not start blinking for several minutes. Getting to the temp sensor input jack is difficult but that is because of where I have the controller mounted. Wish I'd have plugged it in before mounting the controller
Oswaldo has been a great, great service rep.
Posted by Dwayne Siever - 13 August 2018
Been using their products for a while now . Durable and work well
Posted by Paul Miller - 13 August 2018
Lasted about nine days , sent back and
got a better model .
Company service was excellent !
Wanderer solar charge controller
Posted by KDH - 13 August 2018
This is a great controller. I have purchased two of them and am very satisfied with the product. I have had good experiences with the seller and highly recommend Renogy for your solar needs.