Charge Controllers for Solar Lighting

Why Morningstar?

Lighting was the very first application for electricity. Today, every corner of the world, every aspect of human activity, depends on lighting. And in a growing number of applications, lighting depends on solar energy—especially in places where electricity is scarce or non-existent. From remote mines and farms to the remotest corners of shopping mall parking lots, solar electricity is bringing affordable lighting to places where it used to be expensive or impractical.

Morningstar charge controllers are at the heart of solar-powered lighting systems, with many combining solar charging functions with lighting control and safety devices into a single, ultra-reliable, and compact design, ones with features to meet lighting system users’ needs.

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Features & Benefits

  • Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) technology to extract every bit of electricity possible from the solar source, by converting extra voltage into useful amperage. Morningstar MPPT controllers have industry-leading TrakStar technology on board for that purpose.
  • Full programming to enable a high level of system customization. Faceplate mounted timer and test buttons allow for easy system/setting configuration for a variety of typical lighting uses
  • Load and lighting control for easy integration in lighting systems. Dusk and Pre-dawn settings optimize usable lighting during high-use periods while minimizing power consumption during unoccupied periods.
  • Communications and diagnostics capabilities
  • Temperature charging protection and advanced charging algorithms protect expensive storage batteries
  • Designed for trouble-free operation in extreme conditions. Epoxy-encapsulated circuit boards and 60C ambient temperature ratings to handle harsh environments including tropical, coastal, and arid regions. Weatherized construction; no cooling fans to fail
  • Simple, out-of-the-box operation and easy installation
  • UL listing on most models
  • Safety features built-in, including alarm/fault notifications, miswiring protection, lightning protection

How It Works

Additional Resources for Lighting Solar

Learn how to choose the right PWM or MPPT charge controller for a variety of off-grid solar lighting applications.