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From Our Webinar: Off-Grid Solar in Hazardous Locations

October 14, 2021

Each month, we host a live webinar featuring the latest in charge controller and inverter technologies. Attendees have the opportunity to engage directly with our engineers to learn about the […]

From Our Webinar: Protecting System Components in Your Off-Grid Application

June 23, 2021

Does Morningstar recommend deploying fuses or circuit breakers in off-grid systems, and if so how are these sized?

From Our Webinar: Portable Arrays for RV Caravans

April 19, 2021

Are there portable arrays for RV caravans that I can deploy in the sun and quickly and easily connect to my RV that I park in the shade?

From Our Webinar: Can Morningstar Controllers Be Used In Battery to Battery Charging Applications?

July 31, 2020

Each month we host a live webinar featuring the latest in charge controller and inverter technologies. Attendees have the opportunity to engage directly with our engineers to learn about the latest innovations in off-grid solar, and have their questions answered directly by our team.  This month we talked about battery to battery charging with Morningstar controllers.

From Our Webinar: Reading the SKU Number on the SunSaver PWM Controllers

May 29, 2020

This month we answered your questions about how to quickly determine the charge rating, battery voltage specs, and load control capabilities of our SunSaver PWM controllers. This information is located in your controller’s datasheet or operation manual, but you can also find it by reading your controller’s SKU number. 

Which MS controllers are most suitable to charge lithium iron phosphate batteries?

February 23, 2020

Each month, Morningstar hosts a live webinar featuring the latest in charge controller and inverter technologies.  Whether you are new to Morningstar and off-grid solar, or an experienced professional who is looking for a refresher, this webinar is a chance to learn what is new in off-grid solar and  have your pressing questions answered by one of our engineers. Attendees also receive One NABCEP CE credit.  

String Configurations for TriStar MPPT and 48V Batteries

August 24, 2016

Question: Can you use two 72 cell modules in series with a TriStar MPPT to charge a 48V battery system, or do you need three modules? Answer: Yes, unless the […]

Can Morningstar Solar Charge Controllers Charge Lithium Ion Batteries?

October 21, 2015

There have been a number of questions recently about whether Morningstar solar charge controllers can be used to charge lithium ion batteries in off-grid solar applications.  Morningstar’s TriStar MPPT, TriStar […]

Temperature Sensing

January 31, 2015

During one of our webinars, a question came up about battery temperature sensing associated with Morningstar charge controllers.  Just to clarify, our TriStar MPPT family of controllers come with a […]