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MPPT CHARGE CONTROLLERS


Morningstar's range of MPPT controllers range from the small 10 A 120 VOC EcoBoost through to the 60 A 600 VOC TriStar, and come with their TrakStar™ technology to maximise solar power production.

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EcoBoost        20/30/40 amps at 12 or 24 VDC


The EcoBoost MPPT™ solar charge controller brings Morningstar’s proprietary TrakStar Technology™ to their new line of Essentials controllers and accessories. The EcoBoost controllers automatically detect 12 or 24 V system configuration. They are highly efficient and accurate controllers designed to ensure that batteries attain a complete state of charge. They are also sophisticated load controllers. Using this feature to manage DC power consumption protects the batteries from over discharge and helps ensure long term system reliability. Small DC loads can be powered directly from the EcoBoost by way of two USB charging ports. Morningstar EcoBoost controllers act as the central brain of PV powered DC electrical systems up to 1,120 watts and offer outstanding value, performance and dependability.

Electronic Protections
  • Solar Input: overload, short-circuit, high voltage warning,reverse polarity, high temperature, nighttime reverse current
  • Load Output: overload, short-circuit, high temperature reverse polarity
  • Battery reverse polarity (no battery removal)
  • Low Voltage Disconnect, Low Voltage Reconnect Settings: 11.4V/12.6V or custom (x2 for 24 volt systems)
  • Lighting Settings: Dusk-Dawn

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SunSaver SS-MPPT-15L         15amps at 12 or 24 Vdc

The SunSaver MPPT is an advanced maximum power point tracking solar battery charger and load controller for stand-alone solar power systems. The controller features a smart tracking algorithm that maximizes the energy from the solar modules and also provides load control to prevent over-discharge of the battery.The SS-MPPT battery charging process has been optimized for long battery life and improved system performance. Self-diagnostics and electronic error protection prevent damage when installation mistakes or system faults occur. The controller also features four  settings switches for adjustability, a meter port, and terminals for remote battery temperature measurement (optional).

Electronic Protections

  • PV: Overload, Short Circuit, High Voltage

  • Load: Overload, Short Circuit

  • Reverse Polarity: Battery, PV and Load

  • Lightning and Transient Surges

  • High Temperature

  • Reverse Current at Night



OPTIONS:
RM-1 Remote Meter
RTS Remote Temperature Sensor
MSC PC Meterbus

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ProStar PS-MPPT-25:  ProStar PS-MPPT-25M:  ProStar PS-MPPT-40:  ProStar PS-MPPT-40M:
25 or 40 amps up to 120Vdc open circuit


The Prostar MPPT™ solar charge controller with TrakStar Technology™ is an advanced maximum power point tracking (MPPT) battery charger for off-grid photovoltaic (PV) systems up to 1100 watts. This controller allows two modules in series on a 12V battery system and two or three modules in series on a 24V battery system. Detailed battery programming options allow for advanced battery support for the latest Lithium, Nickel Cadmium, and Lead Acid battery types. Automatic PV based lighting load control is provided out of the box.

  • Nominal System Voltage: 12 or 24 Vdc
  • Maximum Battery Current: 25 Amps or 40 Amps
  • Maximum Solar Input Voltage: 120 Volts dc
  • Battery Operating Voltage Range: 8 - 35 Volts dc

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TriStar TS-MPPT-30:    TriStar TS-MPPT-45:    TriStar TS-MPPT-60:
30, 45 or 60 amps at up to 150 Vdc open circuit


The TriStar MPPT  is an advanced maximum power point tracking solar battery charger. The controller features a smart tracking algorithm that finds and maintains operation at the solar array peak power point, maximizing energy harvest.

The TriStar MPPT battery charging process has been optimized for long battery life and improved system performance. Self-diagnostics and electronic error protections prevent damage when installation mistakes or system faults occur. The controller also features eight  adjustable settings switches, several communication ports, and terminals for remote battery temperature and voltage measurement. The TriStar MPPT™ solar controller with TrakStar™ Technology is an advanced maximum power point tracking (MPPT) battery charger for off-grid photovoltaic (PV) systems up to 3kW.

  • Nominal System Voltage: 12, 24, 36, or 48 Vdc
  • Maximum Battery Current: 45 Amps or 60 Amps
  • Maximum Solar Input Voltage: 150 Volts dc
  • Battery Operating Voltage Range: 8 - 72 Volts dc

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TriStar TS-MPPT-60-600V Series

TS-MPPT-60-600V-48
Standard
TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB
With Disconnect Box (600V; 25A 1-Pole disconnect switch)
TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB-TR
With DC Transfer Switch (600V; 30A double pole; double throw DC Transfer Switch)
TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB-TR-GFPD
Pre-wired with Ground Fault Protection Device


The TriStar MPPT 600V charge controller uses advanced power electronics to efficiently utilize up to 600 Voc (open circuit voltage) PV or wind to charge 48 Vdc battery systems. Rated for 60 Amps, our TriStar MPPT 600V controller does much more than efficiently charge batteries; it also provides remote communications, data logging, adjustability and metering. In fact, the TriStar MPPT 600V controller is the only 600-volt PV controller to offer open communication protocols and true Ethernet-enabled functionality.


The TriStar MPPT 600V charge controller may be purchased with or without a pre-wired DC Disconnect Box. The pre-wired DC Disconnect Box version (model TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB) is acceptable for use with positively-grounded or negatively-grounded PV systems and helps to save on installation time and cost.

The TriStar MPPT 600V charge controller’s high voltage capability and flexible design enable several application scenarios including:

  • Off-grid PV systems greater than 150 Voc with long wire runs from the array to the controller
  • New installation grid-tie PV systems with battery back-up
  • Retrofitting string PV inverter systems to later add battery back-up without changing the PV array configuration
  • Battery-based Wind systems

Morningstar’s TriStar MPPT 600V Charge Controller can be used with higher voltage photovoltaic (PV) arrays, wind turbines or hydropower systems. This product enables the following application scenarios:

  • Adding modules incrementally with no string sizing issues
  • Off-grid PV, wind or hydro systems with input voltages greater than 150V
  • Fewer combined circuits and lower current for long wire runs from the array to the controller
  • New installation grid-tie PV systems with battery back-up
  • Retrofitting grid-tie PV systems to include battery back-up without changing the PV array configuration
  • Supplementary charging for AC Coupled PV systems

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PWM CHARGE CONTROLLERS


Traditional solar regulators featuring PWM charging (pulse width modulation), operate by connecting the solar array directly to the battery bank. When the array is connected directly to the battery bank, the array output voltage is ‘pulled down’ to the battery voltage. This occurs because the batteries are very large load for the limited current sourcing capability of a solar array.   Morningstar's PWM range covers 4.5 A to 60 A in 12, 24 and 48 V versions.

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SunGuard      4.5 Amp


The SunGuard is a one module solar controller

Rated Solar Current:        4.5A
Nominal System Voltage: 12 Vdc

Ambient Operating Temperature:  -40 °C to +60 °C
Weight: 0.3 kg
Dimensions: 11.9 x 8.4 x 6.9 cm
Warranty: 5 years

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EcoPulse      10 Amp, 20 Amp or 30 Amp     With/Without Meter
EC-10     EC-10M    EC-20    EC-20M    EC-30    EC-30M


The Morningstar EcoPulse is a pulse width modulation (PWM) solar charge controller within Morningstar’s Essential Series™ of products which provides essential off-grid battery regulation functions. This controller is easy to use, and designed for residential and leisure consumer applications.* Metered and non-metered versions of this product are available at 10, 20, and 30 amp charge ratings for 12 and 24 volt battery systems.


• Nominal Battery Voltage: 12V or 24V auto-detect
• Battery Voltage Range: 10-35V
• Voltage Accuracy: <= 0.1% +/- 50mV
• Maximum Battery Current: 10A, 20A or 30A
• Maximum PV open-circuit voltage: 60V
• Load Current Rating: 10A, 20A or 30A
• Self-Consumption: <15mA; <20mA (meter)
• LED Indications: (1) status, (3) Battery state of charge
• Transient Surge Protection: 1500 Watts (solar, battery, load)


OPTIONS:
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SunSaver   6.5 Amp  10 Amp or 20 Amp

The SunSaver is the world’s leading small solar controller for industrial and leisure markets.

Rated Solar Current: 6.5A, 10A or 20A
Rated Load Current: 6A, 10A or 20A
Nominal System Voltage: 12Vdc or 24Vdc
Low Voltage Disconnect option

Ambient Operating Temperature:  -40 °C to +60 °C
Terminal: 16 mm2
Weight: 0.4 kg
Dimensions 18.5 x 6.4 x 7.6 cm
Warranty: 5 years       

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SunSaver Duo      25 Amp 12VDC


The SunSaver Duo (shown with meter) is a two battery solar controller with optional remote meter, and is the perfect solution for solar electric systems found in RVs, caravans, boats and baches.

Rated Solar Current:25A
Nominal System Voltage:12Vdc

Ambient Operating Temperature: -40 °C to +45 °C
Terminal: 16 mm2
Weight without Meter: 0.6kg
Weight with Meter Kit: 1.0kg
Dimensions without Meter:19.3 x 6.4 x 5.1cm
Dimensions with Meter Kit:28.7 x 22.4 x 5.1cm
Warranty: 5 years       

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SunLight     10 Amp or 20 Amp


The SunLight features an advanced micro-controller for automatic lighting control functions.

Rated Solar Current:10A or 20A
Rated Load Current:10A or 20A
Nominal System Voltage:12 Vdc
Ambient Operating Temperature:  -40 °C to +60 °C
Terminal: 16 mm2
Weight: 0.3 kg.
Dimensions: 18.0 x 6.6 x 4.1 cm
Warranty: 5 years       


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SunKeeper     6 Amp or 12 Amp


The SunKeeper solar controller mounts directly to the solar module
junction box and eliminates the need for an additional controller housing.

Rated Solar Current: 6A or 12A
Nominal System Voltage: 12 Vdc 12 Vdc

Ambient Operating Temperature: -40 °C to +70 °C
Wire Terminations: #8 fork connectors
Weight: 0.2 kg
Dimensions: 17.8 x 7.6 x 5.1 cm
Warranty: 5 years

OPTIONS:
RTS - Remote Temperature Sensor
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ProStar       15 Amp or 30 Amp

The Morningstar ProStar is a mid-range charge controller with extensive electronic protections.

Rated Solar Current:15A 30A
Rated Load Current:15A 30A
Nominal System Voltage:12/24/48 Vdc

Options:Digital Meter:Remote Temperature Sensor:
Ground Fault Protection Device

Ambient Operating Temperature: -40 °C to +60 °C
Terminal: 16 mm2
Weight: 0.5 kg
Dimensions: 18.5 x 11.4 x 7.1 cm
Warranty: 5 years       

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TriStar       45 Amp or 60 Amp

The TriStar is a three-function controller that provides reliable
PWM solar battery charging, load control or diversion regulation.

Rated Solar Current: 45A 60A
Nominal System Voltage: 12/24/36/48 Vdc

Options: Meter: Remote Meter: MeterHub: EIA-485 Adapter:
Remote Temperature Sensor: Ground Fault Protection Device

Ambient Operating Temperature: -40 °C to +45 °C
Terminal: 35 mm2
Weight: 2.0 kg
Dimensions 31.8 x 19.1 x 8.9 cm
Warranty: 5 years      

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Accessories for

Morningstar Solar Controllers
TS-M-2
On-Board Advanced Digital Display for the TriStar and TriStar MPPT Controllers

Features:
  • 2 x 16 character LCD display
  • Mounts to the controller
  • Displays extensive system and controller information, logged data, bar graph metering as well as alarms and faults for easy troubleshooting

Compatible with:
  • TriStar MPPT Controller
  • TriStar Controller
  • MeterHub


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TS-RM-2
Remote Digital Display for the TriStar Family Controllers


The TS-RM-2 provides the same data display as the TS-M-2, except that it ships with 30 meters of cable and a flat faceplate. These features enable convenient mounting away from the controller.

Compatible with:
  • TriStar MPPT 600V Controller
  • TriStar MPPT Controller
  • TriStar Controller
  • MeterHub
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TS-M-2-600V
On-Board Advanced Digital Display for the TriStar MPPT 600V Controller


Features:
  • 2 x 16 character LCD display
  • Mounts to the controller
  • Displays extensive system and controller information, logged data, bar graph metering as well as alarms and faults for easy troubleshooting
  • Choice of 5 languages (English, French,German, Portuguese or Spanish)

  • Compatible with:
  • TriStar MPPT 600V Controller


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RM-1
Remote Digital Display for the SunSaver MPPT and SunSaver Duo Controllers as well as SureSine Inverter

Features:
  • Easy to Install and Use
  • Low Self-Consumption
  • Four (4) digit display with custom icons
  • Displays systems information, logged data*, alarms and errors
  • May be mounted in the wall or on the wall with included frame
  • Includes 10 meters of cable

*Only available for the SunSaver MPPT Controller.

  • Compatible with:
  • SunSaver MPPT Controller
  • SunSaver Duo Controller
  • SureSine Inverter


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RD-1
Relay Driver


  • Cost-effective and highly reliable
  • Fully Programmable
  • Advanced Generator Control
  • Industrial Design
  • LED Indicators
  • Four (4) independent relay driver outputs (relays not included)
  • Used for high/low voltage alarms, load control, and generator start
  • Reads digital data inputs from “compatible” controllers and inverters
  • Reads battery voltage in systems with other controllers
  • Logic Module for System Control Functions

Compatible with:
  • TriStar MPPT 600V Controller
  • TriStar MPPT Controller
  • TriStar Controller
  • MeterHub
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HUB-1
Solar Controller Communications Hub



  • Allows several Morningstar products to communicate over a MeterBus network (maximum 15 devices)
  • In multi-controller systems the TS-M-2, TS-M-2-600V and TS-RM-2 are networkable using Morningstar’s MeterHub to allow individual controller data and aggregate system data to be displayed together on a single meter.
  • Enables multiple controllers to share a TriStar Meter or Relay Driver
  • Provides electrical isolation


Compatible with:

  • SunSaver MPPT
  • TriStar MPPT Controller
  • TriStar PWM Controller
  • Relay Driver
  • TriStar Meter-2
  • TriStar Remote Meter-2
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RTS
Remote Temperature Sensor - Sends Battery Temperature Data to Controllers

Features:
  • Improves battery charging by using temperature at the battery for very accurate temperature compensation
  • Recommended for solar systems that experience temperature variations during the year or whenever the temperature at the battery will be more than 5 °C (9 °F) different than the temperature at the controller





Compatible with:
  • TriStar MPPT 600V Controller**
  • TriStar MPPT Controller**
  • TriStar Controller*
  • SunSaver MPPT Controller
  • ProStar Controller***
  • SunSaver Duo Controller
  • SunKeeper Controller***

* No temperature compensation without RTS. The RTS is shipped with the TS-MPPT Controller
** No temperature compensation without RTS
*** Installation of the RTS to the ProStar and SunKeeper Controllers requires some soldering

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MSC
PC MeterBus Adapter - Converts RJ-11 MeterBus to RS-232 Connector

Features:
  • Used to connect a Morningstar controller or inverter to a PC or other third party serial enabled devices
  • Communications link enables monitoring and logging of data as well as customizing of set points




Compatible with:
  • All Morningstar products that do not already have an RS-232 port

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RSC-1
EIA-485 / RS-232 Adapter -  Converts RS-232 to EIA-485 Connector

Features:
  • Allows up to 128 Morningstar products to communicate on the same communications bus and over much greater distances than with RS-232
  • All data is transmitted via MODBUS™ protocol
  • Removable four (4) position EIA-485 terminal
  • 9-pin RS-232 connector (male)
  • Status LED for monitoring and diagnostics
  • Molded tabs for attachment to 35mm standard DIN rail
  • RS-232 ribbon cable (not shown) with low-profile connectors

Compatible with:
  • Any Morningstar product that already has an RS-232 port


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UMC-1
USB MeterBus Adaptor

The USB MeterBus Adaptor converts the Morningstar MeterBus RJ-11 electrical interface to a standard USB 2.0 interface. This allows communication between a PC and Morningstar charge controllers or inverters that have a MeterBus connection, but no serial or other communications port. This includes the Sunsaver MPPT, SunSaver DUO, and SureSine products. The UMC-1 is required for:

  • Programming custom charging set-points
  • Logging data using Morningstar’s MSView PC software
  • Communication with any 3rd party hardware that supports MODBUS™ communication.
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EMC-1
Ethernet MeterBus Adaptor

The Ethernet MeterBus Converter enables  IP based network and internet connectivity to any Morningstar product  that features an existing MeterBus port (RJ-11) including:
  • TriStar MPPT
  • ProStar MPPT
  • SunSaver MPPT
  • TriStar PWM
  • ProStar Gen3
  • SunSaver Duo
  • SureSine Inverter

The EMC-1 is powered by connecting it to the Morningstar product’s  MeterBus port or the DC input for 12, 24, or 48V systems. The MeterBus  port connection also enables transmission of serial data to the EMC-1.  The EMC-1 converts this connection to a fully enabled Ethernet port to  allow data transfer to the internet. This facilitates remote monitoring,  configuration and control using any type of IP based network  connection. Thus, many new powerful integration options for Morningstar  products can be established in remote power systems.
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PS-MPPT-WB
Wire Box for ProStar MPPT controllers

Morningstar’s Wire Box for ProStar MPPT is an optional two-piece enclosure accessory that can replace the standard wire cover on the bottom of the ProStar MPPT solar charge controller.
This Wire Box accessory provides an effective cover and additional space for #2 AWG wire and conduit leading to and from the ProStar MPPT solar charge controller. Inspectors may require or recommend this Wire Box to reduce hazards associated with exposed wires, conduits and connections.


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GFPD-150V and GFPD-600V
Ground Fault Protection Device


The Ground Fault Protection Device (GFPD) products are off-grid and on-grid PV safety devices. The GFPD is available in two models, GFPD-150V and GFPD-600V, to support 150V and 600V PV system breaker stacks, respectively. Morningstar’s GFPD increases safety and design flexibility in off-grid and on-grid PV systems. Ground fault protection is used in electrical systems to prevent current from following any unintended paths during a ground fault. It is critical to detect any stray current and to interrupt (break) the circuit until safe operation can be restored. A current imbalance between the conductors of a circuit indicates a ground fault. Morningstar’s GFPD will detect this condition and break the circuit on both the positive and negative legs. Disconnecting both poles ensures interruption of the ground fault current.

Morningstar’s GFPD Solution:

  • Maintains the integrity of earth bond for battery and loads

  • Trips at lower fault current with greater accuracy

  • Breaks both conductors in the faulted circuit and completely isolates PV source circuits

  • Does not require an extra warning label at the battery bank as per U.S. National Electric Code requirements

  • Provides design flexibility to meet a wide range of configurations:

          Positive and negative ground
          
Large and small arrays

  • Makes it easier to locate and troubleshoot ground faults

  • Powered via the PV system’s battery bank

  • Equipped with both visual and audible alarms

  • Built to support both single controller and multiple controllers systems:

          Morningstar’s GFPD will only shut off affected controllers, while maintaining
              the system earth bond.
          
All loads will continue to operate safely with the battery remaining bonded
              to ground.
          
Multiple controllers and GFPDs can be added on an as-needed basis

Specs

Manual GFPD-150V

Manual GFPD-600V

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