I'v been looking for a solar controller to control my solar heat. All I really need it to do is turn the solar panels on when they'll do good and turn them off when thy won't. I'd like for the controller to be able to swich between Spa and Pool mode, basically, heat the spa, then switch over to the pool when the spa is at temp. This isnt a deal breaker but it qould be cool.
I've been looking on eBay for about 6 months now and all I've seen have been the Goldine controls for $200.00 plus. That's to much for my cheap self and for this project. Finally, today I saw something that caught my eye. It's an Independent Energy C-35 Solar Pool/Spa Controller. Linky: Independent C-35 The auction says it includes the following :
1- C-35 Controller.
1-LV Module for Valve Control SPDT.
1-HV-10 Module 1/2HP@120V, 3/4HP @230V.
2- SB 10K Thermistor;1Panel,1Pool.
What are the two different modules/what do they do, and are the Thermistors just the water temp. sensors?
A quick Yahoo search got me the info that Goldine used to be called Independent Energy and that they've been the leader in Solar Controls since 1975, but not much else. So, does anyone know about these systems?
Any and all information on this system is GREATLY Appreciated!!!