Morningstar TS-MPPT-45 TriStar Charge Controller

45A, 150VDC, 12 to 48 VDC, with RTS, MPPT

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TS-MPPT-45

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. This product 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.

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
  • 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. (Image shown with Digital Meter - not included)
  • Three LED's display system status
  • Up to 200 days of data logging via meters or communications ports

 Electrical

 

TS-MPPT-45

TS-MPPT-60

 Maximum Battery Current:

45 amps

60 amps

 Nominal Maximum Solar Input
                                                                 12 Volt:
                                                                 24 Volt:
                                                                 48 Volt:


600 Watts
1200 Watts
2400 Watts


800 Watts
1600 Watts
3200 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

 

TS-MPPT-45

TS-MPPT-60

 Solar:

Overload, Short Circuit, High Voltage

 Battery:

High Voltage

 High Temperature
 Lightning and Transient Surges
 Reverse Current at Night

 Battery Charging

 

TS-MPPT-45

TS-MPPT-60

 Charging Algorithm:

4-stage

 Charging Stages:

Bulk, Absorption, Float, Equalize

 Temperature Compensation
                                                        Coefficient:
                                                                 Range:
                                                          Set Points:

 Note: Remote Temperature Sensor is included.


-5mV/°C/cell (25° ref)
-30°C to +80°C
Absorption, Float, Equalize, HVD

 Mechanical

 

TS-MPPT-45

TS-MPPT-60

 Dimensions:

11.4" x 5.1" x 5.6" (29.1cm x 13.0cm x 14.2cm)

 Weight:

9.2 lbs (4.2 kg)

 Max. Wire Size:

34mm2 / 2 AWG

 Conduit Knockouts:

M20; 1/2, 1, 1-1/4 inch

 Enclosure:

Type 1 (indoor and vented)
IP20

 Environmental

 

TS-MPPT-45

TS-MPPT-60

 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

 

TS-MPPT-45

TS-MPPT-60

 Meter Bus:

Yes

Yes

 RS-232:

Yes

Yes

 EIA-485:

No

Yes

 Ethernet:

No

Yes

 Options

  • TriStar Meter-2
  • TriStar Remote Meter-2
  • Meter Hub
  • Relay Driver

 Certifications

  • 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

 Warranty: Five year warranty period.

 Specifications subject to change without notice.

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