• 100% solid state
• Fully encapsulated in epoxy potting
• Marine rated terminals/anodized case
• Series design (not shunt)
• True 0 to 100% PWM duty cycle
• Setpoint accuracy to 12V: +/- 25mV, 24V: +/- 48mV
• Rated for 25% overloads
• Temperature compensation
• Sealed/Flooded battery select
• No need to derate
• Parallel for 40 amps or more
• Green charging/Red LVD indicators
• Weight is 8 oz (0.23 kg)
Max Solar Current 20 Amps
Max Load Current 20 Amps
Sealed 14.1 Volts
14.4 Volts 28.8 Volts
11.5 Volts 23.0 Volts
12.6 Volts 25.2 Volts
Max PV Volts 25 Volts
6 to 10 mA
Operating Temperature -40 to +60 C.
- 100% Solid State: All
power switching is done with FETs. No mechanical relays are used in the controller.
- Battery Charge Regulation:
Uses an advanced series PWM charge control for constant voltage battery charging. A true 0 to 100% PWM duty cycle is very
fast and stable for positive charge control under all system conditions.
- Temperature Compensation: A sensor next to the green LED
measures ambient temperature conditions. Corrects the constant voltage setpoint –28 (–56 for 24V) mV per °C
with a 25°C reference. This correction matches the battery charging to the changing electrochemical properties of the
battery, and works best if the battery and controller are in a similar thermal environment.
- Sealed / Flooded
Select: Flooded batteries require more vigorous charging to avoid stratification, and sealed batteries require precise control
to avoid outgassing. Constant voltage setpoints are 14.4 (or 28.8) volts for flooded batteries, and 14.1 (or 28.2) volts for
- Low Voltage Disconnect (LVD): The automatic load disconnect is an option. If the
battery falls below 11.5 (or 23.0) volts, the load is disconnected from the battery to protect against harmful deep discharges.
A 2-second delay prevents load disconnects from transients. The load is automatically reconnected when the battery voltage
recovers to 12.6 (or 25.2) volts.
- Battery Disconnect: If the battery is disconnected during the daytime, the
PV array will continue to provide power to the controller. Will immediately go into PWM and provide power at a constant voltage
to the load. This may continue as long as power is available from the PV array.
- Parallel Controllers:
Work very well in parallel configurations. No blocking diodes are required. The only constraint is that each controller must
have an independent and separate PV subarray and load. Make sure that each controllers rating for PV and load current is not
- Auxiliary Generators: Engine generators and other sources of power may be connected directly to the battery for
charging. It is not necessary to disconnect the controller from the battery. However, do not use the controller to regulate
these other generators.
- Reverse Current: Prevents the battery from discharging through the PV array at night.
There is no need to install a blocking diode for this purpose.
- Noise: The controllers circuit minimizes switching noise
and filters all noise output to extremely low levels when the system is properly grounded. If noise is present in a telecom
load, it is most likely a grounding problem in the system.