Solar charge controllers are essential in off-grid solar systems. This page will provide an overview of different charge controller types and their uses. Knowing what type of charge controller you have and how it operates can help you to troubleshoot and understand if your controller is functioning correctly. To learn more about general information on Solar Charge Controllers themselves, visit our page, Solar Charge Controllers – General Overview.
Most charge controllers are a variation of these four basic types:
- Shunt Regulator
- Series Regulator
- PWM Regulator
- MPPT Charge Controller