Morningstar TriStar TS-MPPT-45 Charge Controller

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  • Morningstar TriStar TS-MPPT-45 Charge Controller

    Morningstar’s 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. The controller provides the industry’s highest peak efficiency of 99% and significantly less power loss compared to other MPPT controllers.

    The TriStar MPPT features a smart tracking algorithm that maximizes the energy harvest from the PV by rapidly finding the solar array peak power point with extremely fast sweeping of the entire I-V curve.

    Key Features and Benefits

    Maximizes Energy Harvest
    TrakStar MPPT Technology features:
    • Better peak power point tracking than other MPPT controllers
    • Very fast sweeping of the entire I-V curve
    • Recognition of multiple power points during shading or mixed PV arrays
    • Excellent performance at sunrise and low solar insolation levels
    Extremely High Reliability
    • Robust thermal design and no cooling fans
    • Parallel circuit design provides less stress and longer life for electronic components
    • No mechanical relays
    • Extensive electronic protections including PV short circuit protection
    • Epoxy encapsulated inductors and conformally coated printed circuit boards
    Very High Efficiency
    • Peak efficiency of 99%
    • Proprietary tracking algorithm minimizes power losses
    • Low self-consumption
    • Continuous operation at full power to 45°C without need to de-rate
    • Selected electronic devices with higher ratings to minimize losses from heating
    Extensive Networking and Communications Capabilities
    Enables system monitoring, data logging and adjustability. Uses open standard MODBUS™ protocol and Morningstar’s MS View software.
    • Meterbus: communications between compatible Morningstar products
    • Serial RS-232: connection to a personal computer
    • Recognition of multiple power points during shading or mixed PV arrays
    • EIA-485: communications between multiple devices on a bus
    • Ethernet: fully web-enabled interface to a local network or internet; view from a web browser or send email/text messages.
    Metering and Data Logging
    • Optional TriStar meter and remote meter provides detailed operating data, alarms and faults
    • Three LED’s display system status
    • Up to 200 days of data logging via meters or communications ports

    Technical Specifications

    • Maximum Battery Current: 45 amps
    • Nominal Maximum Solar Input
      • 12 Volt: 600 Watts
      • 24 Volt: 1200 Watts
      • 48 Volt: 2400 Watts
    • Peak Efficiency: 99%
    • Nominal System Voltage: 12, 24, 36 or 48 volts DC
    • Max. Solar Open Circuit Voltage: 150 volts DC
    • Battery Operating Voltage Range: 8-72 volts DC
    • Maximum Self-consumption: 4 Watts
    • Transient Surge Protection: 4500 Watts/port
    Electronic Protections
    • Solar: Overload, Short Circuit, High Voltage
    • Battery: High Voltage
    • High Temperature
    • Lightning and Transient Surges
    • Reverse Current at Night
    Battery Charging
    • Charging algorithm: 4-stage
    • Charging stages: Bulk, Absorption, Float, Equalize
    • Temperature Compensation:
      • Coefficient: –5mV/°C/cell (25° ref)
      • Range: –30°C to +80°C
      • Set points: Absorption, Float, Equalize, HVD
    Note: Remote Temperature Sensor is included.

    • Dimensions (LWH): 11.4" x 5.1" x 5.6" (29.1 x 13.0 x 14.2 cm)
    • Weight: 9.2 lbs (4.2 kg)
    • Max. Wire Size: 35 mm² / 2 AWG
    • Conduit knockouts M20; ½, 1, 1 ¼ inch
    • Enclosure: Type 1 (indoor and vented) IP20
    • Ambient Temperature: –40°C to +45°C
    • Storage Temperature: –55°C to +100°C
    • Humidity: 100% non-condensing
    • Tropicalization: Epoxy encapsulation, Conformal coating, Marine rated terminals
    Communication Ports
    • MeterBus: Yes
    • RS-232: Yes
    • EIA-485: No
    • Ethernet: No
    • CE Compliant
    • ETL Listed (UL1741)
    • FCC Class B Part 15 Compliant
    • Complies with (NEC) U.S. National Electric Code
    • RoHS Compliant
    • Manufactured in a certified ISO 9001 facility
    Five year warranty period. Contact Morningstar or your authorized distributor for complete terms.

    • TriStar Meter-2 (TS-M-2)
    • TriStar Remote Meter-2 (TS-RM-2)
    • Meter Hub (HUB-1)
    • Relay Driver (RD-1)
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  • Length: 14"
    Width: 7"
    Height: 7"
    Weight: 9.6 lbs