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Can I connect a 12V battery to a 24V solar panel? How does an MPPT work?

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hello everyone today I am going to

answer the question can I charge a

12-volt battery from a 24 volt designed

solar panel in the short answer is yes

but there are some downsides to doing so

now let's imagine we have a solar panel

that is designed to charge a 12 volt

battery and these usually go up to 20

volts and this is the 12 volt battery

now when we connect the solar panel to

the battery this 20 volt goes down to

about 13 point 5 to 14 volts and all the

extra voltage that is between 20 and 13

point 5 is just wasted and if we do that

to a solar panel that is designed to

charge 24 volt battery and these usually

go up to 40 volts we can see that we are

losing more voltage for doing that

and that is not going to affect the

battery as long as we have a charge

controller that is keeping the battery