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Old 04-16-2009, 01:00 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
In what sense is a boost converter the "correct" way? (Efficiency? Simplicity?)
Both simpler and more efficient. It is simpler than trying to switch the panel between the batteries and more efficient as well as it will allow the panel to operate at its most efficient output voltage. The efficiency gained by hitting the sweet spot is greater than the losses in the boost converter.
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