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Yep definitely go for something better. That unit is NOT MPPT, just a simple PWM. Well worth getting an MPPT reg and you don't have to spend too much more to step up.
https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/caravans-motorhomes/parts-accessories/solar-panels-accessories/listing-2209199955.htm?rsqid=9edbad5c2766471a9f2941e86bc6ecd1-002
However, you do get what you pay for. They get better the more you spend.
This one is German made.
https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/caravans-motorhomes/parts-accessories/solar-panels-accessories/listing-2213890562.htm?rsqid=9edbad5c2766471a9f2941e86bc6ecd1-002

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Really important whatever brand/model you buy that the input/output terminals in the regulator are suitably sized to handle the right gauge wire for the selected panel output current and lenght of wire runs.

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Havent looked at US for ages. Usually goods $10, freight $100 ! So to hell with them, esp when China often do free freight, tho in this case one was on TM

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In my experience the epever tracer 10 is a great unit and yes the terminals are adequately sized-unusually they also perform within specification!Reason I caution is I have seen a number of regulators lately where there has either been arcing at the terminal points through poor connection causing the area around the terminal to melt...think about it:( Alternatively, high resistance through incorrect gauge wire leading to visible deformation around terminal points.

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