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
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
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
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
TriStar MPPT & MeterHub in Grid Tie System application/pdf English Aug 29, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



TriStar MPPT controllers and MeterHub in remote, grid-tie with battery back-up installation.

Type:

Marketing  

TriStar MPPT & MeterHub in Grid Tie 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
TriStar Digital Meter 2 Operator’s Manual application/pdf English Feb 25, 2014 02 Read More Download

Description:



Tristar Digital Meter - 2 Manual in English


Type:

IOM (Instruction and Operators Manual)  

TriStar Digital Meter 2 Operator’s Manual
Declaration of Conformity for Products 48V & Over application/pdf English Oct 20, 2011 01 Read More Download

Description:



The EMC Directive 2004/108/EC

Type:

Certification  

Declaration of Conformity for Products 48V & Over
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
DIAGRAM: TS PWM Lighting System (w/Charger) application/pdf English May 13, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



Two diagrams are provided to show how a 2-TriStar system can be configured for solar charging and lighting control. Diagram #1 shows how to configure the system for 12V and 24V nominal battery systems. Diagram #2 shows how to configure for 48V nominal battery systems.

Type:

Application  

DIAGRAM: TS PWM Lighting System (w/Charger)
DIAGRAM: Parallel Battery String Wiring application/pdf English May 28, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



A diagram shows how to correctly wire charge controllers to a battery bank comprised of multiple parallel strings. Correct wiring is important to ensure even and distributed charging of the entire bank.

Type:

Application  

DIAGRAM: Parallel Battery String Wiring
DIAGRAM: Charging with Parallel Controllers application/pdf English May 13, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



A diagram showing two SunSaver controllers shows how to properly parallel multiple Morningstar controllers into the same battery system. The concepts shown are applicable to all Morningstar controller models.

Type:

Application  

DIAGRAM: Charging with Parallel Controllers
DIAGRAM: Correct Inverter Wiring application/pdf English May 13, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



A diagram shows how to properly wire a charge controller and an inverter into the same battery-based PV system.

Type:

Application  

DIAGRAM: Correct Inverter Wiring
Trad-PWM-vs-TrakStar-MPPT-April-2014 application/pdf English Feb 12, 2014 01 Read More Download

Description:



A white paper discussing the advantages and disadvantages of PWM and MPPT charge controller technologies. Sizing, environmental, and cost factors are discussed.


Type:

Whitepaper / Report  

Trad-PWM-vs-TrakStar-MPPT-April-2014
Remote Temperature Sensor Datasheet application/pdf English Jun 29, 2010 03 Read More Download

Description:



Remote Temperature Sensor Datasheet

Type:

Datasheet  

Remote Temperature Sensor Datasheet
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
TriStar-MPPT as an EIA-485 Network Bridge application/pdf English Jun 20, 2012 01 Read More Download

Description:



This document provides details regarding configuration of the TriStar-MPPT-60, along with additional Morningstar devices, for bridged MODBUS/TCP communication on an EIA-485 network.

Type:

Whitepaper / Report  

TriStar-MPPT as an EIA-485 Network Bridge
MPPT-Maximum-Input-Power-Primer application/pdf English Feb 12, 2014 01 Read More Download

Description:

This document discusses solar module sizing, power ratings and answers some of the more frequently asked questions in order to help make sense of the many options available on the market.

Type:

Whitepaper / Report  

MPPT-Maximum-Input-Power-Primer
TS-MPPT & SureSine Madagascar Residential Install application/pdf English Aug 29, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



TriStar MPPT and SureSine Solar-Powered Outdoor Lighting System in Madagascar.

Type:

Marketing  

TS-MPPT & SureSine Madagascar Residential Install
TriStar MPPT & SureSine Yemen System application/pdf English Aug 29, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



Remote Home Off-Grid PV Power System for a Multi-Dwelling in Yemen utilizing TriStar MPPT controllers and SureSine inverters.

Type:

Marketing  

TriStar MPPT & SureSine Yemen System
TriStar Positive Ground Wiring application/pdf English Dec 8, 2009 01 Read More Download

Description:



Wiring diagram and procedures when using the TriStar or TriStar-MPPT in positive ground systems.


Type:

Application  

TriStar Positive Ground Wiring
Tristar/Tristar MPPT Bridging Redundancy application/pdf English Oct 16, 2009 01 Read More Download

Description:



485 Network with Multiple TS and TS-MPPT


Type:

Application  

Tristar/Tristar MPPT Bridging Redundancy
TS-M-2, TS-M-2-600V & TS-RM-2 Datasheet application/pdf English Feb 25, 2014 01 Read More Download

Description:



TriStar Meter-2 & TriStar Meter-2-600V and TriStar Remote Meter-2 Datasheet

Type:

Datasheet  

TS-M-2, TS-M-2-600V & TS-RM-2 Datasheet
DIAGRAM: TS MPPT Charge / TS PWM Load Control application/pdf English May 13, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



This diagram shows an example system including a TriStar MPPT performing charging functionality and a TriStar performing Load Control functionality.

Type:

Application  

DIAGRAM: TS MPPT Charge / TS PWM Load Control
DIAGRAM: TS MPPT RS-485 Bridging to TS PWM application/pdf English May 13, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



This diagram shows an example system including a TriStar MPPT 60 performing charging functionality and a TriStar performing Load Control functionality. An EIA-485 network is used to enable Ethernet communications with the TriStar Load Controller.

Type:

Application  

DIAGRAM: TS MPPT RS-485 Bridging to TS PWM
TriStar MPPT Default Charging Programs application/pdf English May 20, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



This document provides a complete listing of the default charging parameters for all DIP switch settings on the TriStar MPPT controller. Be sure to check with your battery manufacturer as to which default program is appropriate for your batteries.

Type:

Datasheet  

TriStar MPPT Default Charging Programs
TriStar MPPT Mobile Solar in Belgium application/pdf English Aug 29, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



TriStar MPPT solar controllers used in a Belgium mobile solar-powered festival.

Type:

Marketing  

TriStar MPPT Mobile Solar in Belgium
TriStar MPPT in SCADA System in Oman application/pdf English Aug 30, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



TriStar MPPT controllers in a SCADA (Supervisory and Data Acquisition System) in Oman

Type:

Marketing  

TriStar MPPT in SCADA System in Oman
TriStar MPPT Remote Home System in Slovak Republic application/pdf English Sep 25, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



TriStar MPPT controllers used in remote modern home grid tie with battery back-up installation in Slovak Republic

Type:

Marketing  

TriStar MPPT Remote Home System in Slovak Republic
TriStar MPPT Telecom System in Israel application/pdf English Aug 30, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



TriStar MPPT Telecom System in Israel

Type:

Marketing  

TriStar MPPT Telecom System in Israel
TriStar MPPT Remote Agricultural System in UK application/pdf English Aug 30, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



TriStar MPPT controllers in remote agricultural system in United Kingdom

Type:

Marketing  

TriStar MPPT Remote Agricultural System in UK
TriStar MPPT Datasheet application/pdf English Feb 6, 2014 01 Read More Download

Description:



TriStar MPPT Datasheet


Type:

Datasheet  

TriStar MPPT Datasheet
TriStar MPPT MODBUS Document application/pdf English Dec 5, 2011 10.2 Read More Download

Description:



A document that maps and defines the TriStar MPPT MODBUS register locations and definitions.


Type:

Application  

TriStar MPPT MODBUS Document
TriStar MPPT Ethernet network configuration application/pdf English Nov 18, 2009 01 Read More Download

Description:



Networking instructions for connecting the Ethernet enabled TriStar MPPT controller to your Local Area Network (LAN).


Type:

IOM (Instruction and Operators Manual)  

TriStar MPPT Ethernet network configuration
TS-MPPT 150V Operator’s Manual application/pdf English Mar 01, 2014 5.2 Read More Download

Description:

Comprehensive installation and operation instructions.

Type:

IOM (Instruction and Operators Manual)  

TS-MPPT 150V Operator’s Manual
TriStar MPPT System Control application/pdf English May 13, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



A document that explains how to control multiple TriStar MPPT controllers to synchronize battery charging via a Modbus network.


Type:

Application  

TriStar MPPT System Control
TriStar MPPT CE Declaration of Conformity application/pdf English Jul 27, 2010 Read More Download

Description:




Documentation certifying that the TriStar-MPPT 45/60 controller conforms to the European testing requirements outlined by:

  • Emissions: EN55022:1998 with amendments +A1: 2000, +A2: 2003 to include radiated emissions.
  • Immunity: EN/IEC 61000-6-2:2005 Electromagnetic compatibility - Generic immunity standard Part 2: Industrial environment
  • Safety: EN60335-1:2002; EN60335-2-29:2005


Type:

Certification  

TriStar MPPT CE Declaration of Conformity
TriStar Live View Glossary of definitions application/pdf English Jan 22, 2010 01 Read More Download

Description:



A glossary of definitions for values and settings displayed in the TriStar Live View webpages. These webpages are served by the TriStar MPPT Ethernet-enabled charge controllers.


Type:

Application  

TriStar Live View Glossary of definitions
TriStar MPPT IEC Testing Report application/pdf English Jun 23, 2011 01 Read More Download

Description:



TriStar MPPT IEC Testing Report

Type:

Certification  

TriStar MPPT IEC Testing Report
Mechanical Drawings in AutoCAD and PDF format application/zip English Dec 17, 2010 01 Read More Download

Description:



A 2D mechanical draft of the TriStar MPPTTM.

In AutoCAD 13 format (DWG) and Adobe Acrobat (PDF).

Type:

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

Mechanical Drawings in AutoCAD and PDF format
TriStar MPPT Competitive Comparison and Advantages application/pdf English May 22, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



TriStar MPPT Competitive Comparison and Advantages Summary

Type:

Marketing  

TriStar MPPT Competitive Comparison and Advantages
Title Type Language Date Version
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  

Help using the MSView Software text/plain English May 13, 2013 01 Read More

Description:



MSView contains a built-in Help File (accessible from the Help menu -> Help Topics) which provides detailed information about using the software to connect to Morningstar devices, program custom settings, view and/or log real-time data, and evaluate system performance.


Type:

Tech Notes  

Controller System Sizing with 60 Cell Modules application/pdf English Oct 1, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



  • This Tech Tip discusses the use of today's 60 cell PV modules with Morningstars solar controllers. It explains why 60 cell modules are not well adapted for meeting the nominal array voltage requirements of PWM controllers. It also shows how Morningstars MPPT controllers can be used with great success at higher input voltages.


Type:

Tech Notes  

Controller System Sizing with 60 Cell Modules
DIP Switch Changed Fault (RYG) text/plain English May 13, 2013 01 Read More

Description:

If one or more DIP switches are changed while the controller/inverter is powered, the controller/inverter will display a DIP Switch Changed Fault (and the LEDs will begin to sequence). Changing DIP switches while the unit is operating will cause the unit to stop charging until the unit is reset. A reset can be performed by removing power from the device (so that all the LEDs go off) and then re-starting the unit. This procedure prevents the inadvertent changing of operational settings while the controller/inverter is active.

After the controller/inverter has been re-started, it will operate with the new DIP switch settings.

Type:

Tech Notes  

Changing Charge Settings with RM-1? text/plain English May 13, 2013 01 Read More

Description:



The Remote Meter (RM-1) cannot be used to change charging parameters. The RM-1 only displays data and provides basic user commands, such as resetting Amp-Hour counters.

For further information, please consult the RM-1 manual.


Type:

Tech Notes  

Changing Charging Settings with TriStar Meter? text/plain English May 13, 2013 01 Read More

Description:



The TriStar Meter family (TS-M, RS-RM, TS-M-2, TS-RM-2) cannot be used to change charging parameters. The TriStar Meters only display system data and provide basic user commands, such as resetting Amp-Hour counters and starting/stopping an Equalize charge.

For more information concerning the TriStar Meter family, please consult the respective TriStar Meter manual.


Type:

Tech Notes  

Meter Display Buttons Not Working text/plain English May 13, 2013 01 Read More

Description:



The note below assumes the meter is powered and displaying text on the screen.

If a button(s) for any one of the following display models appears to stop working:

- TS-M / TS-RM
- TS-M-2 / TS-RM-2
- RM-1

there may be several explanations:

1) You have reached the end of a menu, and there are no more screens to display in that direction (e.g. if you go to the bottom of a menu and continue to push the DOWN arrow, nothing will happen)

2) If the backlight is OFF, the first button press will turn the backlight ON, but will not change the meter screen. E.g. if the backlight is OFF and you would like to move LEFT in the display, you must press LEFT twice - the first to turn the backlight ON, the second to move LEFT in the display). In brightly lit rooms or sunny conditions, it may be difficult to detect whether the backlight is ON or OFF.

3) The button contacts have become dirty. To clean the button contacts:

- Disconnect the meter cable from the back of the meter
- Remove the two screws on the back of the meter, holding the meter circuit board to the faceplate
- Wet a Q-tip or small paper towel with a small amount of alcohol
- Clean the 4 contact points on the circuit board and the contact point on each of the buttons

If the meter button(s) still do not function correctly after checking the points above, contact your Morningstar re-seller / dealer for warranty replacement.



Type:

Tech Notes  

Charging LED staying lit after solar input removed text/plain English May 12, 2013 01 Read More

Description:



Most Morningstar controllers will take up to 5 minutes to realize that the solar input voltage is no longer present before transitioning into the 'night' state. The controller performs periodic day/nigh checks (about once every 5 minutes). Depending upon where the controller is in this cycle when the input is removed, it may take anywhere from 0-5min for the controller to turn off its Charging LED and go into the 'night' state.

Type:

Tech Notes  

Can I mount the controller horizontally? text/plain English May 12, 2013 01 Read More

Description:



Morningstar controllers have been designed to mount vertically. This is the orientation in which the heatsinks are most effective. Mounting the controller horizontally will reduce its passive cooling efficiency, but the risk of overheating will be determined by the ambient temperature and the power level at which the controller will be operating.

Type:

Tech Notes  

What is the function of the ‘Load’ port? text/plain English May 12, 2013 01 Read More

Description:



The Load terminals provide power to DC devices such as fans, compact fluorescents, radio equipment, etc. When the battery discharges too low, the controller will disconnect the dc loads to prevent over-discharge (LVD equipped units only) and automatically reconnect when the battery has sufficiently recharged. The total load draw through the LOAD connection should be within the nameplate rating of the controller.

Type:

Tech Notes  

Calculating temperature compensated charging application/pdf English May 17, 2011 1 Read More Download

Description:



Here's a brief explanation on how to calculate the temperature compensated adjustments our controllers make to their charging voltages based on the ambient temperature changes.

The charging voltages listed in the controller operator's manual are specified at a 25C standard test condition ambient temperature with a -.030V (@ 12V battery) adjustment per degree C change in temperature above or below the 25C reference. The (-) in front of the .030V indicates that voltage adjustment is inverse to the change in temperature. In other words, if the temperature increases above 25C, the controller decreases it's charging voltage by -.030V per degree C rise above 25C and vice versa. An accurate measurement of the ambient temperature is required for calculating the the controller's temperature compensated adjustment.

Example:

An ambient temperature of 35C = +10C increase above the 25C base temp = 10 x -.030V compensated adjustment = temperature compensated -.300V decrease in charging voltage.
Therefore, a 14.4V charging voltage specified in the manual @ 25C would be reduced to 14.1V @ 35C or increased to 14.7V @ 15C.

The compensation rate is doubled to .060V/C for 24Vnominal battery systems and quadrupled to .120V/C for 48V nominal battery systems.


Type:

Tech Notes  

Calculating temperature compensated charging
Unidentified / numbered Alarms in SS/TS MPPT text/plain English May 13, 2013 01 Read More

Description:



The SunSaver MPPT and TriStar MPPT have several unidentified / numbered Alarm states. Numbered alarm information is as follows:

Alarm 19 = Power On Reset (the controller has recently been reset/rebooted)
Alarm 20 = LVD Condition (an LVD - Low Voltage Disconnect - event has occurred)
Alarm 21 = Log Timeout Alarm (the controller's internal logger has not been able to write a log entry for the past 24hrs)


Type:

Tech Notes  

Can I network multiple TriStars together? text/plain English Dec 8, 2009 01 Read More

Description:



- Can I network multiple TriStars together?
Multiple TriStar controllers can be networked together over an EIA-485 network via their serial ports using the RSC-1 (RS-232 to EIA-485) converters. Each TriStar on the network will need a unique control address (Modbus ID) that can be programmed using the MSView PC software.  TriStar-MPPT controllers have integrated EIA-485 connections and do not require the use of an RSC-1 adapater.

Morningstar devices connected over an EIA-485 network can also be bridged through a TriStar-MPPT-60 controller for remote monitoring over an Ethernet connection.  Please refer to the Morningstar Communications Document and TriStar/TriStar-MPPT Bridging Redundancy Document for additional information.


Type:

Tech Notes  

Can I connect to the TriStar remotely? text/plain English Dec 8, 2009 01 Read More

Description:



- Can I connect to the TriStar from a remote location?

Type:

Tech Notes  

TriStar MPPT 600V text/plain Read More

Description:



Indicates a High Voltage Disconnect fault.

Possible causes:
1) wired past controller switches (bypassed the controller, system wiring error)
2) Sense connection problem
3) RTS connection problem
4) DIP Switch system Voltage wrong
5) Custom settings: setpoints too low (in load control mode, HVD only enabled in custom)
6) Other charging sources in the system. Other charging sources in the system may be charging the battery above the controller's regulation set-point, causing the high voltage indication. The indication will clear when battery voltage has returned to normal.

Use the troubleshooting flow diagram for system diagnosis.


TriStar DC negative and chassis ground text/plain English Nov 17, 2009 01 Read More

Description:



Electrical negative is isolated from chassis ground in the TriStar. Morningstar recommends earth grounding the chassis per NEC guidelines. See the installation section in the Owner's Manual for more details.



Type:

Tech Notes  

TS/TS-MPPT-60 Heat Dissipation Inside Enclosures application/pdf English Oct 01, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:

Morningstars controllers and inverters are very often installed within an outdoor enclosure. Many of these installations are located in warm climates where overheating of equipment inside the enclosure can become a concern. Since power electronic components will produce heat that can accumulate inside the enclosure, it is important to determine the effect of this heating on the temperature inside that enclosure. This tech tip discusses how to calculate the heat dissipation for Morningstars TriStar” (PWM) and TriStar MPPT” solar charge controllers and then determine how that heat dissipation will affect the temperature inside a sealed enclosure. Using this information, system designers can start to make better decisions regarding heat management inside the enclosure.

Type:

Tech Notes  

TS/TS-MPPT-60 Heat Dissipation Inside Enclosures
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
TriStar MPPT Processor B Firmware Update application/zip English Jun 02, 2014 9.25 Read More Download

Description:

This is the latest firmware update for Processor B (Networking and web server) of the TriStar MPPT charge controller.
To update the TriStar MPPT firmware, download this file and the MSLoad PC software utility found in the Related Items section on this page. This firmware update contains all fixes to date. Only the latest firmware update needs to be programmed into the TriStar MPPT.

Also check for firmware updates for Processor A (charge controller) – see the related documents section for link.

Compatible Models
TS-MPPT-60

Firmware History

v4.14

  • 1st Production release

v4.15

  • Correct scaling for Max Power Output Watts logged variable value (off by x10)
  • Updated copyright info
  • MSLogo clickable, links to MS corporate site

v5.19

  • Improved webpage performance: web pages load faster
  • Fixed display of firmware version formatting in webpage
  • Network page: fixed link color of TSMPPTMIB.zip file
  • Other minor aesthetic issues on webpages

v9.25

  • SMTP email server port is now configurable. Defaults to Port 25.
  • Added user-definted SNMP trap names/descriptions
  • Added sysLocation 16 character string, viewable in SNMP browser
  • Bugfix: Negative temperature reporting in WebView log data

Type:

Firmware  

TriStar MPPT Processor B Firmware Update
TriStar MPPT Processor A Firmware Update application/zip English Apr 25, 2014 17 Read More Download

Description:

This is the latest firmware update for Processor A (charge controller) of the TriStar MPPT charge controller.
To update the TriStar MPPT firmware, download this file and the MSLoad PC software utility found in the Related Items section on this page. This firmware update contains all fixes to date. Only the latest firmware update needs to be programmed into the TriStar MPPT.

Also check for firmware updates for Processor B (networking and web server) – see the related documents section for link.

Compatible Models

TS-MPPT-30

TS-MPPT-45

TS-MPPT-60

Firmware History
v07

  • 1st production release

v08

  • Efficiency improvements at all voltages and power levels

v09

  • Not released to public

v10

  • Bug fix: occasional reset of DSP, failure to access EEPROM would cause issues with webview/COM access
v11 (xx.0A)
  • (no info available)
v12 (xx.0B)
  • (no info available)

v13 (xx.0C)

  • Provides support for Wind Mode (IMPORTANT: this feature is still in BETA)

v14-v16

  • Not released to public

v17

  • Provides support for TS-MPPT-30 controller
  • Improved Array Current accuracy measurement
  • Minor bugfix relating to Battery Service Reminder
  • Minor bugfix EEPROM logger access

Type:

Firmware  

TriStar MPPT Processor A Firmware Update
Title Type Language Date Version
TriStar MPPT-60 Straight Product Photo image/png English Oct 10, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



TriStar MPPT-60 Straight Product Photo
159 KB

Type:

Image  

TriStar MPPT-60 Straight Product Photo
TriStar Meter-2 Angled Product Photo image/png English Oct 10, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



TriStar Meter-2 Angled Product Photo
216 KB

Type:

Image  

TriStar Meter-2 Angled Product Photo
TriStar MPPT-with meter LIT-Straight Product Photo image/png English Oct 10, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



TriStar MPPT-with meter LIT-Straight Product Photo
176 KB

Type:

Image  

TriStar MPPT-with meter LIT-Straight Product Photo
TriStar MPPT-60 Angled Product Photo image/png English Oct 10, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



TriStar MPPT-60 Angled Product Photo
225 KB

Type:

Image  

TriStar MPPT-60 Angled Product Photo
TriStar MPPT-with Meter Lit-Angled Product Photo image/png English Oct 10, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



TriStar MPPT-with Meter Lit-Angled Product Photo
215 KB

Type:

Image  

TriStar MPPT-with Meter Lit-Angled Product Photo
TriStar MPPT-45 Straight Product Photo image/png English Oct 10, 2013 01 Read More Download

Description:



TriStar MPPT-45 Straight Product Photo

Type:

Image  

TriStar MPPT-45 Straight Product Photo
TriStar MPPT-30 Angled Product Photo image/png English Jul 02, 2014 01 Read More Download

Description:

TriStar MPPT-30 Angled Product Photo

TriStar MPPT-30 Angled Product Photo
TriStar MPPT-30 Straight Product Photo image/png English Jul 02, 2014 01 Read More Download

Description:

TriStar MPPT-30 Straight Product Photo

TriStar MPPT-30 Straight Product Photo
Title Type Language Date Version
Morningstar TS MPPT Training video/x-ms-wmv English Mar 5, 2010 01 Read More Download

Description:



This one hour training program covers the major features and benefits of the product, system considerations and sizing tools, networking and communications (including Ethernet), and metering and data logging.  Please note that this file is 76.5MB and may take time to load.

Type:

Training Item  

Morningstar TS MPPT Training