Solar PV at the allotment

This morning’s little job has been to have a look at getting the solar PV working at the allotment.

For some unknown reason the rectifier burnt out, maybe due to a mechanically cause loosed connection, maybe something else. The fuse blew so hopefully nothing else damaged. The charge controller has been reconnected to the solar panels for now and seems to be showing charging at 12.2v. It is sunny today so I expected a bit more voltage then that. The panels are outputting 45v open circuit. I will leave it running to see what happens.