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
Title Type Language Date Version
Product Accessory Compatibility Matrix application/pdf English Oct 29, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



The 2013/2014 Morningstar Product Accessory Compatibility Matrix. (English )


Type:

Marketing  

Product Accessory Compatibility Matrix
GFPD-600V Installation and Operation Manual application/pdf English Jan 24, 2014 01.1 Read More Download

Description:



Comprehensive installation and operation instructions

Type:

IOM (Instruction and Operators Manual)  

GFPD-600V Installation and Operation Manual
GFPD-150V Installation and Operation Manual application/pdf English Feb 17, 2014 01.1 Read More Download

Description:



Comprehensive installation and operation instructions.


Type:

IOM (Instruction and Operators Manual)  

GFPD-150V Installation and Operation Manual
Ground Fault Protection Device Datasheet application/pdf English Jan 9, 2014 01 Read More Download

Description:



Ground Fault Protection Device Datasheet

Type:

Datasheet  

Ground Fault Protection Device Datasheet
RoHS Certification Document application/pdf English Feb 19, 2014 01 Read More Download

Description:



The part numbers listed within are in compliance with Directive 2011/65/EC on the restriction of the use of certain
hazardous substances in electrical and electronic equipment (RoHS directives). This document also certifies that
the product declaration that has been provided by Morningstar Corporation is accurate.

Type:

Certification  

RoHS Certification Document
ISO 9000 and 9001 Certification text/plain English Jun 12, 2013 01 Read More

Description:



 

Type:

Certification  

TS-MPPT-Relay Driver-HUB in Slovak Hybrid System application/pdf English Aug 30, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



Remote Home Hybrid System in Slovak Republic utilizing TriStar MPPT controllers, Relay Driver and MeterHub

Type:

Marketing  

TS-MPPT-Relay Driver-HUB in Slovak Hybrid System
Morningstar Communications Document application/pdf English Mar 22, 2011 02 Read More Download

Description:



A comprehensive guide to communication with Morningstar products.
Topics covered include:
  • MeterBus networks
  • Serial RS-232 and EIA-485 networks
  • Ethernet, HTTP, web interfaces
  • Related hardware and cables



Type:

Application  

Morningstar Communications Document
Railroad Primer application/pdf English Oct 16, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



For almost 20 years Morningstar's controllers and accessories have been helping to provide continuous, reliable primary and standby power to the Railroad Industry's remote wayside site installations.

Type:

Marketing  

Railroad Primer
TriStar in Hybrid 48V System application/pdf English Aug 30, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



TriStar controllers and Relay Driver in a hybrid 48V (Wind/Solar) residential battery back-up power system

Type:

Marketing  

TriStar in Hybrid 48V System
DIAGRAM: Relay Driver Load Control application/pdf English May 13, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



A diagram showing an effective way to implement load control using the Morningstar Relay Driver accessory module. Best used in systems that do not utilize controllers with built-in load control circuitry.

Type:

Application  

DIAGRAM: Relay Driver Load Control
Relay Driver 2D draft (DWG) application/zip English Mar 31, 2009 01 Read More Download

Description:




A 2D mechanical draft of the Relay DriverTM. No dimensions. Views for placement into system drawings.

In AutoCAD 2000 format (DWG) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF).

Type:

CAD (3D Files, Drafts, Templates, Diagrams)  

Relay Driver 2D draft (DWG)
Relay Driver 3D CAD files (.STL) application/zip English Mar 31, 2009 01 Read More Download

Description:



3D CAD model of the Relay DriverTM for placement into system designs.
.STL Format


Type:

CAD (3D Files, Drafts, Templates, Diagrams)  

Relay Driver 3D CAD files (.STL)
Relay Driver Applications Guide application/pdf English Oct 3, 2007 01 Read More Download

Description:



Example applications for the Relay Driver including:
  • hybrid systems
  • advanced generator control
  • lighting


Type:

Application  

Relay Driver Applications Guide
Relay Driver Modbus Specification application/pdf English Jan 14, 2010 02 Read More Download

Description:



A summary of all information required to communicate with the Relay Driver using Modbus" communications.

Details include:

  • com settings
  • address tables
  • register definitions
  • scaling values


Type:

Application  

Relay Driver Modbus Specification
Relay Driver CE Declaration of Conformity application/pdf English Oct 3, 2007 01 Read More Download

Description:



Documentation certifying that the Relay Driver conforms to the European testing requirements outlined by:

  • EN55022:1994 with amendments A1 and A3 to include radiated emissions.
  • EN/IEC 61000-6-2:1999 Electromagnetic compatibility - Generic immunity standard Part 2: Industrial environment


Type:

Certification  

Relay Driver CE Declaration of Conformity
Relay Driver Operator’s Manual application/pdf English Nov 13, 2009 01 Read More Download

Description:



Comprehensive manual covering installation, operation, and maintenance of the Relay Driver.

Type:

IOM (Instruction and Operators Manual)  

Relay Driver Operator’s Manual
Relay Driver Datasheet application/pdf English Jul 27, 2010 02 Read More Download

Description:



Full operating specifications of the Relay Driver including:
  • Electrical parameters
  • Mechanical specs
  • Environmental ratings


Type:

Datasheet  

Relay Driver Datasheet
Relay Driver Mounting Template application/pdf English Oct 29, 2007 01 Read More Download

Description:



This document is a mounting template for the Relay Driver Module.

Type:

Application  

Relay Driver Mounting Template
Title Type Language Date Version
Serial communication problems text/plain English Oct 22, 2007 01 Read More

Description:



If you are having problems communicating with a Morningstar product using a serial connection, try the following:

1. Make sure that the unit is powered with a battery or power supply. The unit cannot communicate without power.

2. Verify that the serial cable is not a Null Modem or cross-over cable.

3. Verify that no other programs or managers are using the same serial port.

4. Check the serial cable for continuity using a multimeter. The cable should have continuity from Pin1<->Pin1, Pin2<->Pin2,... If possible, try another cable.

5. Shut down and restart the PC. Reattempt connection.

6. Try another PC

For products that require the PC MeterBus Serial Adapter (Model: MSC), check the RJ-11 telephone cable. If possible, try another cable. It has been reported that some USB to Serial cables will not work with the MSC because the RS-232 output signal voltages are below the RS-232 electrical specification.

 




Type:

Tech Notes  

What is the Modbus protocol? text/plain English Dec 13, 2007 01 Read More

Description:



- What is the Modbus protocol?
Direct from the FAQ at http://www.modbus.org :

MODBUS® Protocol is a messaging structure developed by Modicon in 1979, used to establish master-slave/client-server communication between intelligent devices. It is a de facto standard, truly open and the most widely used network protocol in the industrial manufacturing environment. It is literally implemented by hundreds of vendors on thousands of different devices in order to transfer discrete/analog I/O and register data between control devices. It's really a lingua franca or common denominator between different manufacturers. One report called it the "de facto standard in multi-vendor integration".


Type:

Tech Notes  

Where can I find an RS-232 cable? text/plain English Dec 13, 2007 01 Read More

Description:



- Where can I find an RS-232 cable?
RS-232 serial cables can be found at just about any computer retail store. In most cases, such as mating the TriStar or SunSaver Duo to a PC, you will require a cable with one male and one female connection. Linking a PC with the controller will require a straight-through serial cable (NOT a NULL Modem cable).


Type:

Tech Notes  

What pins do I use for making my own serial cable? text/plain English Dec 7, 2009 01 Read More

Description:



- I want to make my own serial cable. What pins do I need (at a minimum)?
The serial port on the TriStar is opto-isolated per UL requirements. For this reason, the TriStar serial port is "port powered", which means it requires a small amount of power from the host (PC or other device). In addition to pins 2,3,& 5, pin 4 and/or 7 should be connected. For more information, refer to the document, "TriStar RS-232 Wiring".


Type:

Tech Notes  

Wiring multiple controllers to one battery bank? text/plain English Dec 10, 2007 01 Read More

Description:



- Can I wire multiple controllers to the same battery bank?
Yes. There can be as many Morningstar controllers as required in parallel on the same battery bank.


Type:

Tech Notes  

Networking Multiple TriStars text/plain English Oct 16, 2007 01 Read More

Description:



Below are two options for networking multiple TriStars for communication with MSView, a PLC, or other third-party software. This information is also applicable to the Relay Driver or any combination of the two.

OPTION A

- Each TSis wired to an RS-232 to Ethernet converter. The converter must support"ModbusIP" modbus over Ethernet protocol.
- Eachconverter is assigned a unique IP address and port
- Connectall converters through an Ethernet hub into a LAN
- ConnnectPC into LAN
- InMSView, specify an IP address and port for each Tristar  

OPTION B

- EachTriStar must be assigned a unique "Modbus Address". The default valuefrom the factory is "1". Range: 1-247
- Each TSis wired to an RS-232 to RS485 converter
- Allconverters wired on common RS485 bus
- An RS-485to RS-232 converter is needed to serially connect a PC to the 485 bus.
- RS485network must be powered, TS serial port is isolated and requires power fromhost device(s).

<<SEE RS-485 networking diagram in Related Documents list>>



Type:

Tech Notes  

Title Type Language Date Version
MSLoad Firmware Utility application/zip English May 5, 2011 1.2.1 Read More Download

Description:



MSLoad is a PC software utility used to program new product firmware into Morningstar products that support firmware updates.

Instructions
  1. Download MSLoad
  2. Download the latest product firmware
  3. Unzip MSLoad
  4. View MSLoad instructions (Adobe Acrobat format)

Products supported
  • Relay Driver
  • SunSaver MPPT
  • TriStar
  • TriStar MPPT
  • TriStar Digital Meter
  • TriStar Remote Meter
  • TriStar Digital Meter 2
  • TriStar Remote Meter 2
System Requirements
  • Windows 95 or later
  • x386 or later PC


Type:

PC Software  

MSLoad Firmware Utility
MSView-1.5.22.0 application/zip English Apr 25, 2014 1.5.22.0 Read More Download

Description:

MSView is a PC software utility that allows a PC to connect to supported Morningstar products. It provides real-time data display, customizable data logging, historical graph display of logged data, and an easy to use interface with integrated help menus. MSView also features several setup and configuration wizards for the TriStar, TriStar-MPPT, TriStar-MPPT 600V, SunSaver MPPT, SunSaver Duo, and Relay Driver.

NOTE: The latest firmware updates for all applicable products are also included in this MSView download.SunSaver-MPPTs MUST be updated to firmware version v09 or later to enable lighting control functionality.

Current Version: 1.5.22  Apr. 25th, 2014

 

Type:

PC Software  

MSView-1.5.22.0
Relay Driver v14 Firmware Update application/zip English Sep 18, 2012 v14 Read More Download

Description:



- Bug fix 351: Gateway Exception responses on the 485 network w/ TSMPPT.

Type:

Firmware  

Relay Driver v14 Firmware Update
Title Type Language Date Version
Relay Driver image/tiff English Oct 9, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



Relay Drive Accessory

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Image  

Relay Driver