Hi guys can I connect a portable solar panel to my van through the Anderson wired direct to the battery or does it have to be connected through the ctek
Thanks Macca would only have the portable solar as being off grid would be a thing for 3* a year@coys 53 if everything works out and the Anderson is connected to the battery directly (via fuse) then also be aware this portable panel will "fight" with any rooftop solar (1 regulator will up the voltage on the battery by approx .5v and the other regulator will see the battery at or near full charge and will reduce it's charge).
You can overcome this but it costs some $$$.
You could fit Victron MPPT to each panel and set them up ona wireless VE connect network (they then work together). Or you could run an Anderson from your roof top regulator (assuming you have one) and plug the panel in (without a regulator) but you would want the panels to be approx the same working voltage.