Products

A combination of performance, features and competitive pricing results in the best controller and inverter value on the market.

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Inverters

  • SureSine

    The SureSine™ is a 300 watt pure sine wave inverter (12 volt DC input) designed specifically for remote off-grid photovoltaic (PV) systems. It is an ideal inverter for rural electrification projects, telecom, remote cabins and weekend homes, and RV or caravans and boats. The SureSine’s combination of performance, features and competitive price provides the best small inverter value on the market. Warranty: 2 years Model Numbers SI-300-115V-UL (60 Hz), SI-300-220V (50 Hz), SI-300-115V (60 Hz) Key Features and Benefits Pure Sine Wave Handles up to 200% surge 55mA self consumption (standby mode) No internal cooling fan Adjustable and Programmable Toroidal transformer design Peak efficiency of 92% Extensive electronic protections with automatic recovery Protected against harsh tropical and marine environment

MPPT Charge Controllers

  • TriStar MPPT 600V

    Morningstar’s TriStar MPPT 600V charge controller (TS-MPPT-600V) is a brand new addition to our world-leading TriStar MPPT solar controller family, which was first introduced in 2009 and has become the MPPT controller of choice for many large, global, off-grid PV applications. The TS-MPPT-600V leverages Morningstar’s innovative TrakStar™ MPPT technology and our 20+ years of power electronics engineering excellence, to deliver the widest PV input operating voltage range available in a PV controller. Morningstar’s TrakStar MPPT technology enables the TriStar MPPT 600V charge controller 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 600V charge controller uses advanced power electronics to efficiently utilize up to 600 Voc (open circuit voltage) PV or wind to charge 48 Vdc battery systems. Rated for 60 Amps, our TriStar MPPT 600V controller does much more than efficiently charge batteries; it also provides remote communications, data logging, adjustability and metering. In fact, the TriStar MPPT 600V controller is the only 600-volt PV controller to offer open communication protocols and true Ethernet-enabled functionality. The TriStar MPPT 600V charge controller may be purchased with or without a pre-wired DC Disconnect Box. The pre-wired DC Disconnect Box version (model TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB) is acceptable for use with positively-grounded or negatively-grounded PV systems and helps to save on installation time and cost. Key Features & Benefits Morningstar’s products are built from the inside out to deliver more than twice the industry average operating life. The TriStar MPPT 600V charge controller delivers high reliability and excellent performance and features: The industry’s best-in-class power efficiency. Morningstar’s advanced 4-stage charging algorithm to optimize battery health Robust thermal, mechanical and electrical design Environmentally optimized and equipped with extensive electronic protections Industry standard open communication protocols and interfaces for system networking, monitoring and communications Superior lightning protection from nearby lightning-induced voltage/current spikes Applications The TriStar MPPT 600V charge 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 PV systems with battery back-up Retrofitting string PV inverter systems to later add battery back-up without changing the PV array configuration Battery-based Wind systems

  • TriStar MPPT

    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. Model Numbers TS-MPPT-60, TS-MPPT-45, TS-MPPT-30 Key Features and Benefits Maximizes Energy Harvest Extremely High Reliability Very High Efficiency Extensive Networking and Communication Capabilities Metering and Data Logging Certified to IEC 62093

  • SunSaver MPPT

    Morningstar’s SunSaver MPPT™ solar controller with TrakStar™ Technology is an advanced maximum power point tracking (MPPT) battery charger for off-grid PV systems.   Warranty 5 years Model Numbers SS-MPPT-15L Key Features and Benefits Lower cost Includes load control Maximizes energy harvest Provides power boost Use of high voltage modules Fully adjustable and programmable Extensive electronic protections Longer battery life More system information Data logging Converts 36v or 24v pv arrays Up to four programmable timer sequences for pv lighting applications

PWM Charge Controllers

  • TriStar

    Morningstar’s TriStar™ is a three-function controller that provides reliable solar battery charging, load control or diversion regulation. It is rated at 45 or 60 amps, both at 12-48 volts, and has an optional meter, remote meter and remote temperature sensor. Warranty 5 Years Model Numbers TS-45, TS-60 Key Features and Benefits Highest Reliability More Power Communications Capability Fully Adjustable Extensive Electronic Protections Programmable Lighting Control Simple Mechanical Interface Better Battery Charging More Information Easy to Reset Low Telecom Noise

  • ProStar

    Morningstar’s ProStar™ is the world’s leading mid-range solar controller for both professional and consumer applications. Warranty 5 years Model Numbers PS-15M-48V, PS-15, PS-30, PS-30M-PG, PS-30M, PS-15M, PS-15M-48V-PG Key Features and Benefits Estimated 15 year life PWM series battery charging (not shunt) 3-position battery select: gel, sealed or flooded Very accurate control and measurement Jumper to eliminate telecom noise Parallel for up to 300 amps Temperature compensated charging Tropicalization No switching or measurement in the grounded leg 100% solid state Very low voltage drops Current compensated low voltage disconnect (LVD) LED’s to indicate battery status and faults Capable of 25% overloads Remote battery voltage sense terminals

  • SunSaver

    Morningstar’s SunSaver™ is the world’s leading small solar controller for both professional and consumer applications including standard features and capabilities not found in any other small PV controller. Warranty 5 Year Model Numbers SS-10L-24V, SS-10L-12V, SS-6-12V, SS-6L-12V, SS-20L-12V, SS-10-12V, SS-20L-24V Key Features and Benefits • Seven versions available • 100% solid state • Series design (not shunt) • True 0 to 100% PWM duty cycle • Setpoint accuracy 12V: +/-25mV;  24V: +/-48mV • Fully encapsulated in epoxy potting • Marine rated terminals / anodized case • Temperature compensation • Sealed / Flooded battery select • Parallel for 40 amps or more

  • SunSaver Duo

    Morningstar SunSaver Duo ™ is an advanced PWM two battery controller for RVs, caravans, boats and cottages. Designed for 25 amps at 12 volts DC, at the same time calculate this product of two separate batteries and isolated as a “house” and an engine battery, based on user selectable priorities. This controller also includes a backlit remote meter which may be mounted in or on a wall, and displays digital image and status information about the solar power system. warranty 5 years model numbers SSD-25RM, SSD-25 Key Features and Benefits Two battery charging offers more system information Lower cost Easy installation Longer battery life Extensive Electronic Protections Highly Reliable estimated 15-year life

  • SunLight

    Morningstar’s SunLight™ solar lighting controller combines the SunSaver design with an advanced microcontroller for automatic lighting control functions. Four Versions Available: • 12 Volt: 10 and 20 amp ratings • 24 Volt: 10 and 20 amp ratings Warranty 5 Years Model Numbers SL-10L-24V, SL-10L-12V, SL-20L-24V, SL-20L-12V Key Features and Benefits • Microcontroller digital accuracy • Fully automatic operation • Ten field adjustable lighting control options • Special on/off/on lighting functions • Manual test capability • LVD override protection • Detects day and night using the PV array • Suitable for all 12/24 Vdc lamps • Sealed/Flooded battery select • Temperature compensation • Parallel with a SunSaver for 40 amps solar • Includes SunSaver battery charging circuit

  • SunKeeper

    Morningstar’s SunKeeper™ solar controller provides a low cost regulated output directly from the solar module to maximize battery life in small solar power applications. Warranty 5 Years Model Numbers SK-12, SK-6 Key Features and Benefits High Reliability Outdoor Rated Extensive Electronic Protections Longer Battery Life Rated for Hazardous Locations More Operation Information Easy to Install

  • SunGuard

    Morningstar’s SunGuard™ is the world’s leading single module controller. We have combined all the advantages of our SunSaver charging circuit with less expensive packaging to provide an economical controller for small PV systems. Warranty 5 Years Model Numbers SG-4 Key Features and Benefits Series design (not shunt) 100% solid state True 0 to 100% PWM duty cycle Setpoint accuracy to 60 mV Temperature compensation Rated for 25% overloads No need to derate Lightning protected with 1500 W transorbs Self-consumption is 6 mA Fully encapsulated in epoxy potting ABS plastic, impact-resistant case Outdoor rated, Hypalon connecting wires

  • SHS

    Morningstar’s SHS™ controller was specifically designed to meet the needs of rural solar home systems in developing countries. It provides many features and benefits not available on other controllers including automatic lighting control.  This controller is not sold in the USA or Canada. Warranty 5 Years Model Numbers SHS-6, SHS-10 Key Features and Benefits Low Cost High Reliability Complete Electronic Protections Tropicalization Easy to Use Provides Controller and Battery Information Better Battery Charging High Quality Automated Production Meets International Testing Standards Multi-language Documentation Automatic Lighting Control (NL version only)

Accessories

  • Relay Driver

    Morningstar’s RelayDriver™ is a logic module which provides high level system control functions such as high/low voltage alarms, load control and generator start. Warranty 5 Years Model Numbers RD-1 Key Features and Benefits Cost Effective High Reliability Flexibility Fully Programmable Advanced Generator Control Industrial Design LED Indicators

  • Ground Fault Protection Device

    Morningstar’s Ground Fault Protection Device products are built to provide a superior solution to ground fault protection for both off-grid and on-grid PV systems. The GFPD products’ are available in two model versions (GFPD-150V and GFPD-600V) to support 150V and 600V PV system breaker stacks. Morningstar’s GFPD increases safety and design flexibility in off-grid and on-grid PV systems. Ground fault protection is used in electrical systems to prevent current from following any unintended paths during a ground fault. It is critical to detect any stray current and to interrupt (break) the circuit until safe operation can be restored. A current imbalance between the conductors of a circuit indicates a ground fault. When a ground fault is detected, Morningstar’s GFPD breaks the circuit on both the positive and the negative legs and ensures interruption of the ground fault current better than other solutions on the market. Key Features & Benefits Maintains the integrity of earth bond for battery and loads. Trips at lower fault current with greater accuracy. Breaks both conductors in the faulted circuit and completely isolates PV source circuits. Does not require an extra warning label at the battery as per U.S. National Electric Code requirements. Provides design flexibility to meet a wide range of configurations: Positive and negative ground Large and small arrays Makes it easier to locate and troubleshoot ground faults. Powered via the PV system’s battery bank. Equipped with both visual and audible alarms. Built to support both single controller and multiple controllers systems: Morningstar’s GFPD will only shut off affected controllers, while maintaining the system earth bond. All loads will continue to operate safely with the battery remaining bonded Multiple controllers and GFPDs can be added on an as-needed basis

  • Remote Meter

    Morningstar’s Remote Meter (RM-1) is a universal, four digit display with custom icons that is compatible with several Morningstar controllers and inverters. This meter provides comprehensive system information for easy monitoring including voltage, current and temperature. Compatible With: SunSaver Duo controller SunSaver MPPT controller SureSine inverter Warranty 5 Year Model Numbers RM-1 Key Features and Benefits Provides Important Information Easy to Install Easy to Use Low Self-Consumption: Backlight off 6mA Backlight on 15mA   Mount in the wall or on the wall Adjustable Settings  

  • TriStar Digital Meter 2

    Model Numbers TS-M-2 Key Features and Benefits The meter will display a great deal of information about the TriStar controller and the operation of your system. In addition, the meter enables manual functions and controller diagnostics. These capabilities will increase your confidence that the system is working properly and will help you to improve system reliability, battery life, and system performance. It is worth the time getting to know your meter!

  • TriStar Remote Meter 2

    Model Numbers TS-RM-2 Key Features and Benefits The meter will display a great deal of information about the TriStar controller and the operation of your system. In addition, the meter enables manual functions and controller diagnostics. These capabilities will increase your confidence that the system is working properly and will help you to improve system reliability, battery life, and system performance. It is worth the time getting to know your meter!

  • MeterHub

    Enables multiple controllers to share a single TriStar meter and display both single controller data (TriStar #1, TriStar #2…) as well as aggregated data for the entire system. Enables multiple controllers to share a single Relay Driver and fully utilize all 4 channels of the Relay Driver for different functions (alarms, load disconnects, generator starts) from multiple products. The MeterHub allows up to 15 Morningstar products on a single MeterBus network. The product electrically isolates devices that supply power to the network, preventing damage to the network in the event of grounding problems. Five status LED’s indicate the proper network connection to each port. The MeterHub is suitable for either wall or DIN rail mounting. Key Features and Benefits Compatible With: SunSaver-MPPT™ TriStar™ TriStar-MPPT™ TriStar Meter-2™ TriStar Remote Meter-2™ Relay Driver™ Included in the Box: MeterHub Typical Network Configuration Operator’s Manual Five Meterbus RJ-11 cables – each 1 meter in length Four mounting screws

  • Remote Temperature Sensor

    The RTS is recommended whenever the temperature of the battery varies more than 5°C (9°F) during the year. Warranty 5 Year   The RTS is compatible with: SunSaver MPPT™ SunKeeper™ SunSaver Duo™ ProStar™ whenever the temperature at the battery will be more than 5°C (9°F) different than the temperature at the controller.TriStar™ for battery charging or diversion control modes (not for load control mode) For maximum protection from harsh environments, the sensor is encapsulated in epoxy inside a power lug housing. The RTS is also protected from lightning surges and short circuits. Model Numbers RTS Key Features and Benefits Cable length: 10 meters (33 feet) Accurate to +/–1.5°C (2.7°F) Extendable cable length Wide temperature correction range –30°C (-22°F) to +80°C (+176°F) Wires are non-polarized Sensor noise is filtered

  • RSC (EIA-485 to serial)

    By converting to EIA-485, the RSC-1 allows up to 128 Morningstar products to communicate on the same communication bus and over much greater distances. Typical configurations include: Networking several TriStar and/or TriStar-MPPT controllers Adding Morningstar’s PC Meterbus Adapters (MSC) for use with an RJ-11 port in multi-device networks. Adding Morningstar’s Relay Driver to a network Integrating any compatible Morningstar product into an existing EIA-485 network, such as those used by industrial control or SCADA systems. All data is transmitted in the form of MODBUS protocol. This industry standard was chosen for its robust design and high level of compatibility with a variety of equipment. Each Morningstar product has its own MODBUS specification (see our website for full details) that covers the data available from each products specific functions. Model Numbers RSC-1 Key Features and Benefits Removable four (4) position EIA-485 terminal 9-pin RS-232 connector (male) Status LED for monitoring and diagnostics Molded tabs for attachment to 35mm standard DIN rail RS-232 ribbon cable (not shown) with low-profile connectors

  • DIN Rail Clips

    These rugged plastic clips have been custom made to match the mounting holes on the SunSaver controllers and to either snap on to the middle of the rail or to slide on from the end of the rail. The clips also provide a mechanism to allow easy removal of the controller from the DIN rail without removing the clips.  The DIN Rail Clips are compatible with the following Morningstar solar controllers: • SunSaver TM • SunLight TM • SunSaver Duo TM • SunSaver MPPT TM Model Numbers TS-M, DIN-1, TS-RM Key Features and Benefits Standard Features: Polypropylene clips Fits all 35 mm standard DIN rails Mounting screws: M3 x 5mm, black stainless steel Packed in boxes of 100 clips and 210 screws (10 spare screws) for mounting 50 controllers

  • PC MeterBus Adapter

    Key Features and Benefits Morningstar’s PC Meterbus Adapter (MSC) converts a controller’s meter port (RJ-11 phone type connector) to a standard RS-232 serial connector for connection to a PC or other equipment. The MSC may be used with any Morningstar controller or inverter equipped with a meter connection that does not also already have a RS-232 port.