MorningStar TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB Charge Controller
- TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB Charge Controller
- Morningstar’s TriStar MPPT 600V charge controller is the ideal choice for residential, off-grid homes and small commercial installations. It offers a highly efficient power path for charging batteries with high-voltage strings, thin film and other grid-tie PV modules. The TS-MPPT-600V uses advanced power electronics to efficiently match up to 600 Voc PV to 48 Vdc battery systems. TS-MPPT-600V 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 solar systems with battery back-up; Retrofitting string PV inverter systems to later add battery back-up without changing the solar array configuration.
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MorningStar TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB Charge Controller
|Model||Part Number||Input Current||System Voltage||Type||Shipping Weight|
|TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB||02001104||60 Amps||48 VDC||MPPT||19.8 lbs|
The TS-MPPT-600V features Morningstar’s advanced TrakStar MPPT technology to harvest the maximum energy from the solar array or wind turbine. The high-speed sweeping algorithm minimizes power loss and provides full visibility of the entire power curve from open circuit to battery voltage; ensuring the maximum power point is chosen under all ambient conditions.
The TriStar MPPT 600 V charge controller is available with or without a pre-wired DC Disconnect Box. The pre-wired DC Disconnect Box version, the TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB-DB, can be used with positively grounded or negatively-grounded PV systems and helps to save on installation time and cost.
The DC Disconnect Box includes the following features: PV disconnect switch, battery disconnect breaker (positive pole battery breaker), four busbars (one for each: PV +/-, Battery +/-), two standard 35 mm DIN rails, and internal barriers between the high voltage PV and low voltage battery wiring. A battery temperature sensor (RTS) is included. Wire terminals accept #14-#2 size wire.
Both units are NEMA1 rated for indoor installation (IP20). ETL Listed to UL1741 and Canadian CSA C22.2 No. 107.1.01. FCC Class B Part 15 compliant. Ambient operating temperature range: -40 ºF to +113 ºF (-40 ºC to +45 ºC). The optional TriStar Meter-2-600V can be mounted on the front of the controller, and its 2 x 16 character LCD display shows extensive system and controller information, logged data, bar graph metering as well as alarms and faults for easy troubleshooting.
What's In The Box
- MORNINGSTAR, TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB, MPPT CONTROL, TRISTAR HV CHARGE CONTROL 60A 48V W/DC DISCONNECT (Optional Meter Not Included)
TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB Controllers ship in 3 - 5 business days after funds clear.
MorningStar Charge Controller Documents & Manuals
|MorningStar TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB Data Manual|
|MorningStar TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB Charge Controller Installation Manual|
|MorningStar String Calculator Explanation|
MorningStar TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB Charge Controller 12 / 24 /48 Volt Small to Mid Range Battery Charger
MorningStar TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB charge controllers is solid-state electronic device that, when sized properly, can be used in nearly every solar and wind energy system that uses batteries. The Charge controllers Blue Pacific Solar sells employ the latest in power electronics to regulate the battery charge by controlling the charging voltage and current from a solar panel array. Charge controllers regulate the charge of the battery, but also prevent the battery from being over discharged which can damage the battery bank.
MorningStar charge controller uses multiple stages of control to regulate different voltage and current levels. The voltage and current of a battery varies over the different stages of battery charge. Though the amount can vary, the bulk charge usually is approximately 80%, the absorption charge is 10% with the float charge representing the balance of the battery charging process.
The bulk charging stage of the MorningStar charge controller process is the first stage to used to bring the battery depth of discharge (DOD) back to 100%. The bulk charge stage happens first in in the morning after the batteries DOD has drained down since sunset the previous day. The bulk charging stage pushes as many amps into the battery bank as possible from the solar panels and gets the voltage up in the process. The effect of a charge controller is not unlike trying to fill a glass of water from a faucet. You first turn the faucet on full while the glass if filling, then slowly taper off the pressure until the glass is full. When the battery bank reaches a predetermined level known as the bulk voltage set-point, the charge is then substantially slowed. Because the bulk voltage set point is determined by the type of battery you are using, many charge controllers have to be pre-set to the type of battery which will dictate the rate of charge.
The second state of charge the MorningStar TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB charge controller employs is the absorption stage. After a battery system has been brought up to the bulk voltage set point, the charge controller slows down the charge rate because the battery bank cannot accept the same rapid charging pace without overheating and damaging the battery bank. At the absorption stage a battery bank is only about 80% full. The absorption charge is the function level in the process that tops off the battery bank. During the absorption stage, the charge controller holds the battery volts constant and reduces the amount of current sent into the battery. When the absorption stage is complete, the battery bank is fully charges.
The final step the MorningStar charge controller performs is the float charge. Typically a charge controller enters into a float charge state when the other charge levels of the battery bank has been achieved. When the number of peak sun hours is limited, a solar charge controller may not be able to get the battery bank back to the float stage before the next cycle begins.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS: MorningStar Charge Controller. (OK, here is the scary legal disclaimer.) It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure that all products are installed and operated in accordance with local and national building codes as specific by the NEC (National Electric Code), UBC (Uniform Building Code) or IBC (International Building Code) and local utility company policy. This product is designed for indoor or protected compartment installations. DO NOT expose the MorningStar to rain, snow, moisture or liquids of any type. Use insulated tools to reduce the chance of electrical shock or accidental short circuits. Remove all jewelry such as rings, watches, bracelets, etc when installing the MorningStar Charge Controller or any other electronic gear. Always disconnect the batteries or energy source prior to installation or performing maintenance on the MorningStar charge controller inverter. Live power may be present at more than one point since an inverter utilizes both batteries and AC electricity. Turning off the MorningStar Charge Controller may not reduce that risk. Always verify proper wiring prior to starting the inverter. Do not operate the MorningStar charge controller if it has been damaged. Always read and follow the manufactures installation and operating instructions for the MorningStar TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB charge controller prior to installation and operation.