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That particular one is still being made Barry, I spoke to Eric recently as I wanted another one.

"hi Kev

thanks for your message. Because we've been focusing more on solar inverters so we have shifted away production on these small solar chargers. Besides there are so many already low price ones you can purchase from China. However if you do not mind waiting for about a month or so we will have a bulk production order of PCM3012 ready in November for another customer and I believe we may have some spare ones to sell.

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I was considering a bulk purchase to sell on eBay, but I don't know if I can be bothered with the hassle of dealing with possible returns etc.
Thats the one! I cant find it for sale though but I am on what can only be described as a 1990s dial up connection in the middle of nowhere right now. I think they did a 20amp and 40amp version or something. Brilliant bit of kit but maybe there is better stuff around now I dunno.

I would not want a regulator that didnt show me what was going on with the battery and charge.


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None on sale in the UK at the moment, Phil on WC is well up on this sort of thing but he has the money to get the best whereas we just need one which works.
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Sorry Kev, I must be having a senior moment
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Hi Kev, Checked the voltage we are getting 21.3 from the panel and 12.6 to the batteries, we have done a hard re-set and the controller is set to daylight only. So it appears to be working fine, however for the moment we have disconnected the panel and we will wait until next week when we can do a full test, just in case it blows the fuse again once the batteries are fully charged. We are wondering if the issue was the controller being set to (Daylight + 5 hours) however we would have thought it would have still cut-off once the batteries were fully charged, unless (Daylight + 5 hours) is a manual setting which overrides the automatic cut-off. The Vechline manual has no reference to the setting (Daylight + 5 hours) very confusing. Anyway will find out if it does it again next week. Cheers again Kev
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I'm not familiar with that controller so you probably know more than I do at this point.
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