Morningstar's TriStar TS-MPPT-45 and TS-MPPT-60 solar charge controllers with TrakStar Technology are advanced maximum power point tracking (MPPT) battery chargers for photovoltaic (PV) systems up to 3kW. Both controllers can be used with arrays with a maximum open circuit voltage of 150 VDC and charge batteries between 8 and 72 VDC. A remote temperature sensor is included.
With a peak efficiency of 99%, yhese controllers suffer 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. The TS-MPPT-60 is the first PV controller to include on-board Ethernet for a fully web-enabled interface and includes up to 200 days of data logging. Optional local and remote meters provide detailed operating data, alarms and faults and three LED's display system status. The chassis on the TriStar TS-MPPT controllers is isolated from the power circuits, allowing use in both negative and positive grounded systems.
Extensive Networking and Communications Capabilities enables system monitoring, data logging and remote adjustments. Both models offer open standard modbus protocol and Morningstar's MS View software, Meterbus communications between compatible Morningstar products, and allow Serial RS-232 connection to a PC or laptop. The TS-MPPT-60 has RS-485 communications between multiple devices on a bus and has a fully web-enabled interface to a local network or internet; you can view data from a web browser and send email/text messages. Weight: 9.2 lbs. Dimensions are 11.4 x 5.1 x 5.6 inches. 5-year warranty. ETL Listed to UL 1741.
Morningstar's MeterHub (HUB-1) allows multiple Morningstar products to communicate over a Meterbus network to provide improved data monitoring, additional capabilities and lower system cost. It enables multiple controllers to share a single TriStar meter and display individual controller data as well as aggregated data for the entire system. HUB-1 enables multiple controllers to share a single Relay Driver (RD-1).
The RSC-1 communications adapter converts an RS-232 serial connector to a standard RS-485 port and may be used with any Morningstar controller or inverter equipped with an RS-232 output.