MPPT Solar Controller

I bought a solar blanket for topping up the boat batteries on holidays etc but am going to ditch the cheap controller it came with. Can anyone recommend a 10a controller that isn't going to break the bank that I can reliably leave hooked up for a few days without cooking my batteries? Are the Jaycar Powertech ones any good as I've got a voucher for them...

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 I've always used the Victron

Tue, 2022-11-29 14:15

 I've always used the Victron smart solar MPPT's, good price and haven't ever had one fail. Can also connect with app and monitor charging.

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 I run Victron in the van and

Tue, 2022-11-29 15:30

 I run Victron in the van and it's awesome stuff. 
As a cheaper option I've had renogy with no issues. Reliable and easy to use. 

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 I had a Jaycar Powertech one

Tue, 2022-11-29 16:36

 I had a Jaycar Powertech one in our caravan and worked fine. Also had one running the lithium battery in the Ute while I set up a more permanent fixture. 

I think the Powertech brand is fine.

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+ 1 for Victron

Tue, 2022-11-29 17:46

Mighty fine units. So good that I ordered another 30 amp one for charging the deep cycle battery for the fridge on the big duck this morning. 

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Cheers guys. Found a Projecta

Tue, 2022-11-29 21:10

Cheers guys. Found a Projecta one on marketplace for $10. If it was a permanent solar panel I'd go the Victron but bit pricey for something to occasionally top up my batteries

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 I've got a $25 solar

Wed, 2022-11-30 05:48

 I've got a $25 solar projects 10amp (Pilbara rates) and it sits on my truck trailer rain hail and shine and works fine. Been on there for six months now and the screen plastic/glass has gone and still working good. 

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