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MPPT Charge Controllers

  • TriStar MPPT 600V

    Standard with DC Disconnect Box with Transfer Switch Pre-wired with GFPD The TriStar MPPT 600V™  is a breakthrough in charge controller design. By accepting PV array input up to 600 Voc, it enables installers to design systems with longer, fewer strings, reducing cabling and hardware which make installation and wiring easier and faster. Morningstar’s advanced digital engineering combined with superior thermal management make the TS-MPPT-600V with TrakStar technology the only charge controller in its class that doesn’t require a cooling fan or fans, making it both extremely reliable and efficient (with 97.9% peak efficiency). Ideal for DC-coupled energy storage applications. Available in four versions: TS-MPPT-60-600V-48: Standard TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB: with Disconnect Box TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB-TR: with DC Transfer Switch TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB-TR-GFPD: Pre-wired with Ground Fault Protection Device > Datasheets > Operation Manuals > Declaration of Conformity > MODBUS Document > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Videos > Accessories > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Videos Applications Accessories Key features and benefits Accommodates PV systems > 150 Voc with long wire runs from the array to the controller. Uses Morningstar’s patented 4-stage charging algorithm to optimize battery health. Extensive system networking, monitoring and communications. Optimized for harsh environments and equipped with electronic protections. Enables battery back-up for grid-tied systems using more efficient DCcoupling system topology (as opposed to AC-coupling). Fanless design for long-term reliability. A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here E. DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler F. Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications G. Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry language, for system monitoring and cloud connectivity-speaks Modbus, and SNMP (with the EMC-1) H. Lithium foldback circuit Lithium batteries are expensive and vulnerable to cold temperatures. When it gets close to freezing, the controller backs-off charging to avoid damaging batteries I. High-speed ARM processor All-digital calibration for high accuracy, using the same efficient technology found in advanced mobile device J. TrakStar™ Technology Morningstar’s hallmark MPPT technology precisely seeks and locks onto the true maximum power point quickly and accurately, to ensure the highest output possible from a solar array K. Large format, high-resolution backlit LCD When you’ve been in the field installing, you appreciated being able to […]

  • ProStar MPPT

    Metered Version Non-Metered Version Bottom Heatsink Terminal Cover Removed Prostar MPPT™ solar charge controller is an advanced maximum power point tracking (MPPT) battery charger for off-grid photovoltaic (PV) systems up to 1100 watts. All versions include load control and TrakStar™ Technology to maximize PV efficiency and energy harvest. The ProStar design has been proven in over two decades of use in the world’s most demanding installations—and ProStar today reflects Morningstar’s policy of continuous improvement through regular upgrades and enhancements. Because Morningstar’s employee-owned culture never “rests on success,” ProStar customers can own both a legend and the latest in a single product. “Best of the best. Have used and seen many others. This is the most durable…” Watch the video to see what makes ProStar MPPT different from the inside out. > Datasheets > Operation Manuals > Declaration of Conformity > MODBUS Document > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Videos > Accessories > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Videos Applications Accessories Firmware Diagram Key features and benefits High Reliability – conformally coated circuit board, corrosion resistant terminals, premium high-frequency CoilCraft inductors, over-spec’d components, transient surge suppression, and lowest published failure rate in the industry. Automatic PV Based Lighting Control – field adjustable, multi-event load control enables powerful options for PV lighting systems. Maximizes Energy Harvest – using TrakStar MPPT Technology to determine and adjust to the true maximum power point as solar insolation changes throughout the day. MODBUS Communications – Solar Industry Standard MODBUS communications protocol allows for easy programming, control, remote data access and charge synchronization. SNMP Monitoring – when used with the EMC-1 accessory to enable your network management systems to display key solar power metrics and alert/fault codes. High Efficiency – at low, medium, and high output power levels to maximize energy harvest and minimize heat buildup inside the controller. High Strength – polycarbonate case and extruded aluminum heatsink. Data Logging – up to 256 days of detailed power and load data. Self Diagnostics – continuous monitoring and reporting of any errors through its status LED’s, optional display or communication port. Low Noise Design – meets US Federal Communications Commission Class B specifications. Meter – allows adjustments to charging, lighting, and load control settings without a computer. Fanless design for long-term reliability–no moving parts to fail, no dirt and debris sucked into the controller, and no parasitic load to reduce efficiency. A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during […]

  • TriStar MPPT

    Metered Version Non-Metered Version The industry-leading TriStar MPPT™ with TrakStar Technology is an advanced maximum power point tracking controller for larger off-grid photovoltaic (PV) energy systems up to 3kWp. An iconic design, TriStars have been proven in solar installations around the globe and remain the first choice for designers of mission-critical systems where failure is not an option. “one of the best charge controllers out there… these things are tanks” > Datasheets > Manuals > Declaration of Conformity > MODBUS Document > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Videos > Accessories > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Datasheets Manuals Videos Applications Accessories Firmware Key features and benefits Maximizes energy harvest – superior peak power tracking over conventional MPPT controllers. Highest peak efficiency for off-grid controllers in the industry: 99% (TS150). Built for reliability and performance, with an oversized heatsink and over-spec’d components. Fully-rated for operation at temperatures up to 45C. Extensive networking and communications features enable system monitoring, data logging, and adjustability. On-board RS-232 port included on all models; Ethernet included on all 60A models. Extensive electronic protections include short-circuit, over-current and reverse polarity to ensure the controller will not be damaged by wiring mistakes or overloads. Certified to IEC 62093 which establishes requirements for the design qualification of balance-of-system (BOS) components used in terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) systems. Fanless design for long-term reliability Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount indicators They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry language, for system monitoring and cloud connectivity-speaks Modbus, and SNMP (with the EMC-1) Lithium foldback circuit Lithium batteries are expensive and vulnerable to cold temperatures. When it gets close to freezing, the controller backs-off charging to avoid damaging batteries High-speed ARM processor All-digital calibration for high accuracy, using the same efficient technology found in advanced mobile devices Large format, high-resolution backlit LCD When you’ve been in the field installing, you appreciated being able to read a crisp, high contrast display on site Lexan polycarbonate UL listed case Protects the precision electronics inside with an impact strength 30 times greater than the acrylic thermoplastics commonly found on lesser controllers High temperature architecture Heat is the enemy of all electronics. That’s why Prostar’s critical components are rated to withstand temperatures right up to […]

  • SunSaver MPPT

    The SunSaver MPPT™ with TrakStar technology is the perfect charging solution for smaller off-grid solar systems up to 400Wp. An industrial-grade design proven in challenging applications and environments, SunSaver has been called the single most successful charge controller in the solar industry. “…an amazing product…well built, and well designed” > Datasheets > Operation Manuals > Declaration of Conformity > MODBUS Document > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Accessories > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Applications Accessories Lighting Control Key features and benefits Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) optimally matches the solar array to the battery—no wasted PV electricity. Use of high voltage modules – In addition to 12V crystalline modules, enables use of high voltage modules for off-grid battery charging. Converts 36V or 24V arrays for use with either a 24V or 12V battery. Automatic Lighting Control – four programmable timer sequences for PV lighting applications using MSView. Extensive electronic protections include short-circuit, over-current and reverse polarity to ensure the controller will not be damaged by wiring mistakes or overloads. A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here E. DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler F. Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications G. Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry language, for system monitoring and cloud connectivity-speaks Modbus, and SNMP (with the EMC-1) H. Lithium foldback circuit Lithium batteries are expensive and vulnerable to cold temperatures. When it gets close to freezing, the controller backs-off charging to avoid damaging batteries I. High-speed ARM processor All-digital calibration for high accuracy, using the same efficient technology found in advanced mobile device J. TrakStar™ Technology Morningstar’s hallmark MPPT technology precisely seeks and locks onto the true maximum power point quickly and accurately, to ensure the highest output possible from a solar array K. Large format, high-resolution backlit LCD When you’ve been in the field installing, you appreciated being able to read a crisp, high contrast display on site L. 5 year warranty Up to 2 1/2 times longer than some competitors in this class M. Self-diagnostics ProStar is smart enough to monitor and analyze system performance, and alert you when you need to know N. High temperature architecture […]

  • EcoBoost MPPT

    With Free Phone Holder Metered Version Non-Metered Version The EcoBoost MPPT™ solar charge controller brings Morningstar’s proprietary TrakStar Technology™ to our new line of Essentials controllers and accessories. The EcoBoost controllers automatically detect 12 or 24 V system configuration. They are highly efficient and accurate controllers designed to ensure that batteries attain a complete state of charge. They are also sophisticated load controllers. Using this feature to manage DC power consumption protects the batteries from over discharge and helps ensure long term system reliability. Small DC loads can be powered directly from the EcoBoost by way of two USB charging ports. Morningstar EcoBoost controllers act as the central brain of PV powered DC electrical systems up to 1,120 watts and offer outstanding value, performance and dependability. These controllers are designed for international markets and are not sold in the USA or Canada. > Datasheets > Operation Manuals > Declaration of Conformity > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Videos > Accessories > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Applications Accessories Key features and benefits Rugged, Maintenance-free Design Conformally coated circuit board and corrosion resistant terminals. Maximizes Energy Harvest Using TrakStar MPPT technology to determine and adjust to the true maximum power point as solar insolation changes throughout the day. High Efficiency At low, medium, and high power levels. Optional Meter Provides access to system operational information including current and historical performance data. All EcoBoost “M” controllers include the meter. USB Charging Two USB ports with 3 amps of shared charging capacity to charge today’s modern mobile devices. Self Diagnostics Continuous monitoring and reporting of any errors through its status LED’s, or its optional display. Lighting Controller Uses PV array to switch at dusk and dawn. Load Controller Connect DC loads directly to the controller. Programmable load disconnect to protect batteries. PV Array Flexibility Enables 2 modules in series to charge a 12V or 24V battery system. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount indicators They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry language, for system monitoring and cloud connectivity-speaks Modbus, and SNMP (with the EMC-1) Lithium foldback circuit Lithium batteries are expensive and vulnerable to cold temperatures. When it gets close to freezing, the controller backs-off charging […]

PWM Charge Controllers

  • ProStar

    Metered Version Non-Metered Version The ProStar solar charge controller has been the leading mid-range pulse width modulation (PWM) controller since 1995. With over 350,000 units installed in the harshest environments in over 100 countries, ProStar sets the standards in performance and reliability for the rest of the solar industry. The Generation 3 ProStar shares the outstanding build quality and familiar form factor of its predecessors and adds data and lighting control capabilities, a graphical interface, and advanced protection features that meet the needs of today’s most demanding off-grid solar applications. ProStar provides both “the legend and the latest” in a single new product. “…you get what you pay for, and this one is worth every penny…count on Morningstar.” > Datasheets > Operation Manuals > Declaration of Conformity > MODBUS Document > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Videos > Accessories > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Videos Applications Accessories Key features and benefits High Reliability Latest electronic and environmental protections, quality control, and design considerations comply with IEC 62109 and promote longevity in the harshest environments High Temperature Operation Full nameplate current rating, both solar and load up to 60°C continuous Auto-Battery-Select 12V and 24V systems Data Logging Up to 256 days of solar charge and load consumption data Self-diagnostics Continuous monitoring and reporting of any errors or system faults through its status LED’s, optional display and communication port Meter High resolution LCD, multi-lingual backlit graphical display of system voltage, current, temperature, lighting settings, etc. Custom Programming Dip switches, meter interface, or connection with a computer can be used to adjust charging, load communications, and lighting control Low Noise Design Meets US Federal Communications Commission Class B specifications Automatic Solar-Based Lighting Control Field adjustable, multi-event load control enables powerful options for solar lighting systems MODBUS Communications Open standard MODBUS communications protocol allows for control and remote data access SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol) Monitoring Provides more detailed monitoring of all system data with existing IT management and architecture when connected to EMC-1 accessory A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here E. DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler F. Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications G. Communications/data port with serial/meter […]

  • EcoPulse

    Metered Version Non-Metered Version The EcoPulse™ is a pulse width modulation (PWM) solar charge controller within Morningstar’s Essential Series™ of products which provides essential off-grid battery regulation functions. This controller is easy to use, and designed for residential and leisure consumer applications.  Metered and non-metered versions of this product are available at 10, 20, and 30 amp charge ratings for 12 and 24 volt battery systems. The EcoPulse is not sold in the USA or Canada. > Datasheets > Operation Manuals > Declaration of Conformity > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Videos > Accessories > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Applications Accessories Key features and benefits High Reliability Conformally coated circuit board and corrosion resistant terminals. Robust Thermal Design Extruded aluminum heatsink dissipates heat quickly without using cooling fans. Durable Casing High strength polycarbonate case. LED Fault Indications Alert when short circuit, over current, high voltage, and other error conditions take place. Automatic Solar Based Lighting Control Field adjustable dusk ‘til dawn setting. Adjustable Charge Settings Seven presets and a custom setting can be set via DIP Switches or by the meter display buttons. Adjustable Load Control Load control can be adjusted via meter display. Optional Meter Multi-lingual interface with scroll buttons to adjust the settings and display metrics. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount indicators They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry language, for system monitoring and cloud connectivity-speaks Modbus, and SNMP (with the EMC-1) Lithium foldback circuit Lithium batteries are expensive and vulnerable to cold temperatures. When it gets close to freezing, the controller backs-off charging to avoid damaging batteries High-speed ARM processor All-digital calibration for high accuracy, using the same efficient technology found in advanced mobile devices Large format, high-resolution backlit LCD When you’ve been in the field installing, you appreciated being able to read a crisp, high contrast display on site Lexan polycarbonate UL listed case Protects the precision electronics inside with an impact strength 30 times greater than the acrylic thermoplastics commonly found on lesser controllers High temperature architecture Heat is the enemy of all electronics. That’s why Prostar’s critical components are rated to withstand temperatures right up to the boiling point of water (100°C) 5 year warranty […]

  • TriStar

    metered version non-metered version The TriStar™ is a three-function PWM controller for larger systems, providing reliable PWM solar battery charging or load control or diversion regulation. The controller operates in one of these modes at a time and two or more controllers may be used to provide multiple functions. The TriStar uses advanced technology and automated production to provide exciting new features at a competitive cost to regulate battery charging in home systems and professional applications. The 60 amp version is also available with a factory installed meter. “It is a Morningstar, what do you expect! It is great.” > Datasheets > Operation Manual > Declaration of Conformity > MODBUS Document > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Accessories > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Applications Accessories Key features and benefits Built for reliability and performance, with an oversized heatsink and overspec’d components. Fully-rated for operation at temperatures up to 45C. More information with LED indicators. Optional meter displays extensive system and controller information in five languages; automatic self-test and reset. Communications capability with RS-232 port, connects to a PC for custom settings, data logging, remote monitoring and control. SNMP monitoring supported when used with Ethernet MeterBus Converter so you can view system current, voltages, and alerts in your network management system. Fully adjustable with DIP switches for seven digital presets. Additional custom setting via RS-232. Extensive electronic protection against reverse polarity, short circuits, overcurrent and excessive temperature. Low telecom noise. DIP switch setting will change PWM to “On-Off” battery charging. Fanless design for long-term reliability. A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here E. DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler F. Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications G. Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry language, for system monitoring and cloud connectivity-speaks Modbus, and SNMP (with the EMC-1) H. Lithium foldback circuit Lithium batteries are expensive and vulnerable to cold temperatures. When it gets close to freezing, the controller backs-off charging to avoid damaging batteries I. High-speed ARM processor All-digital calibration for high accuracy, using the same efficient technology found in advanced mobile device J. TrakStar™ Technology Morningstar’s hallmark MPPT technology precisely seeks and locks […]

  • SunSaver

    angled view straight view Since the introduction in 1996, more than 1.5 million SunSaver Controllers have set the standard for reliability and performance in demanding oilfield and mining installations in nearly 90 countries around the globe. Today, SunSaver is the world’s leading small solar controller for industrial and consumer markets, proven in mission critical applications where failure is simply not an option. This third generation SunSaver brings over two decades of advances in software and electronics to the same rugged, hardened design that made the original famous. Own both a legend and the latest in a single product. “This is the only one I’d use…it’s the one I wish I bought first” > Datasheets > Operation Manuals > Declaration of Conformity > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Accessories > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Applications Accessories Key features and benefits Extremely High Reliability • Failure rate of less than 1 per 1,000 shipped (<0.1%) • 100% solid state. Power MOSFET design • Manufactured in an ISO 9001 factory • 100% pre-shipment functional testing Easy to Install and Use • Factory pre-sets result in no required install settings • Electronic protections prevent damage from wiring mistakes • Fully automatic operation and fault recovery • Additional features include full electronic protections, 3-state battery LED indicators, terminal cover, dead battery recovery, high voltage load protection for sensitive loads • Wire terminal cover included with every SunSaver Longer Battery Life • Series design (not shunt) for cool operation • Longer battery life through PWM 4-stage charging and temperature compensation • Sealed or flooded battery select • Low voltage load disconnect on several versions Designed for Harsh Environments • Temperature rating of -40°C to +60°C • Ideal for Oil/Gas applications. Approved for use in hazardous locations: Class 1, Division 2, Groups A-D • Tropicalization—hardened for field use with anodized aluminum enclosure, epoxy encapsulation, marine-rated terminals A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here E. DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler F. Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications G. Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry language, for system monitoring and cloud connectivity-speaks Modbus, and SNMP (with the EMC-1) H. Lithium […]

  • SunSaver Duo

    angled view straight view with remote meter Morningstar’s SunSaver Duo™ is an advanced PWM two battery controller for RV’s, caravans, boats and cottages. This product will charge two separate and isolated batteries at the same time, such as a “house” and an engine battery, based on user selectable priorities. The SunSaver Duo employs Morningstar’s legendary SunSaver controller technology, whose long-term track record for high reliability and improved battery charging is well-recognized in the solar industry. This controller also includes a backlit remote meter which may be mounted in or on a wall, and displays digital and pictorial status information about the solar power system. The SunSaver Duo is epoxy encapsulated for environmental protection, is user adjustable via DIP switch or connection to a personal computer, and has an optional remote temperature sensor. “Love it…it was worth the extra money over other brands that seemed to be of lesser quality” > Datasheets > Operation Manuals > Declaration of Conformity > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Accessories > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Applications Accessories Key features and benefits Dual Battery Charging Capability Solar charge current is shared between the two batteries based on a user selectable priority (house and vehicle for example). When one battery is fully charged, all of the charge current flows to the other battery. This eliminates the need for a second solar charging system and  isolation between the batteries. User Adjustable Set parameters with on-board DIP switches or further customize with a PC using Morningstar MSView software. Provides Useful Information The remote meter and LED’s display system status data and any system errors. Custom icons and back lighting make the meter easy to read and understand. Lower Cost Two battery charging eliminates the added cost of two separate solar charging systems and the need for isolation between the batteries. Easy to Install The controller is installed near the batteries using the clearly labeled large wire terminals. The remote meter may be mounted in the wall or on the wall using the included frame. Also includes the meter wiring with RJ-11 connector. Longer Battery Life Four stage series PWM pulse charging and temperature compensation increases the useful life of the batteries. Extensive Electronic Protections The controller will not be damaged by wiring mistakes during installation. There are no fuses to replace, and the controller will automatically re-set after a wiring mistake. Highly Reliable Epoxy encapsulation protects the controller against dust and high humidity. Efficient electronics and a conservative thermal design allow the controller to operate reliably at high temperatures. Five year warranty and estimated 15 year life. A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and […]

  • SunLight

    straight view angled view The SunLight™ solar charge controller is World’s leading solar lighting controller for street and pathway lighting, parking areas, bus stations, signage, and much more. This unit is based off of our reliable epoxy coated SunSaver design and the addition of a microcontroller for automatic lighting control functions. “Bulletproof and dependable…I will use them again and again” > Datasheets > Operation Manuals > Declaration of Conformity > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Accessories > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Applications Accessories Key features and benefits Provides 10 lighting options with accurate on-board timer. User adjustable for 2 to 10 hours ON or for ON all night. Unique ON/OFF/ON settings conserve energy and turn lights on again for 1 or 2 hours before sunrise. Timer accuracy is within 2 seconds. Easy to set-up with test-button feature and LED indicator. To confirm correct installation, test button turns light on during the day and LED indicates selected lighting option. Rugged design with anodized aluminum enclosure, epoxy encapsulation, corrosion-resistant terminals. Extremely accurate Microcontroller digital accuracy A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here E. DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler F. Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications G. Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry language, for system monitoring and cloud connectivity-speaks Modbus, and SNMP (with the EMC-1) H. Lithium foldback circuit Lithium batteries are expensive and vulnerable to cold temperatures. When it gets close to freezing, the controller backs-off charging to avoid damaging batteries I. High-speed ARM processor All-digital calibration for high accuracy, using the same efficient technology found in advanced mobile device J. TrakStar™ Technology Morningstar’s hallmark MPPT technology precisely seeks and locks onto the true maximum power point quickly and accurately, to ensure the highest output possible from a solar array K. Large format, high-resolution backlit LCD When you’ve been in the field installing, you appreciated being able to read a crisp, high contrast display on site L. 5 year warranty Up to 2 1/2 times longer than some competitors in this class M. Self-diagnostics ProStar is smart enough to monitor and analyze system performance, and alert you when you need to know […]

  • SunKeeper

    6 amp version 12 amp version SunKeeper™ solar controller provides a low cost regulated output directly from the solar module to maximize battery life in small solar power applications. The SunKeeper is epoxy encapsulated and rated for outdoor use. By mounting directly to the module junction box and wiring through the junction box knockout, the connection is weather-proof. This eliminates the need for an additional housing for the controller. “This is a great little unit…an outstanding charge controller” > Datasheets > Operation Manuals > Declaration of Conformity > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Accessories > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Applications Accessories Key features and benefits High Temperature Rated Rated to 70°C to operate in high temperatures at the solar module. More reliable than controllers mounted inside the junction box. Uses very low on-resistance power MOSFET’s. No need to re-rate. Outdoor Rated Rugged Design ETL approved for outdoor use without an additional enclosure. Rugged IP65, UV resistant case. Epoxy encapsulated printed circuit board and watertight connection to the module junction box. Ideal for Oil/Gas Applications Specifically designed for solar power systems in the oil/gas industry. Approved for use in Class 1, Division 2, Groups A,B,C,D. Extensive Electronic Protections Fully protected against reverse polarity, short circuit, overcurrent, lightning and transient surges, high temperature and reverse current at night. Longer Battery Life Series PWM with 3 stage charging: bulk, PWM regulation and float. Includes temperature compensation at the controller or alternatively at the battery when using optional remote temperature sensor. Able to charge a zero voltage battery. More Information Bi-color LED is easy to read from the ground when the solar module is pole-mounted. Indicates solar charging, regulation, normal nighttime operation and any controller or system faults. Easy to Install Fits standard half inch conduit knockout (PG 13.5, M20) in module junction box. Quickly fastens with included locknut. Wires have fork connectors for easy connection to solar module terminals. A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here E. DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler F. Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications G. Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry language, for system monitoring and cloud connectivity-speaks Modbus, […]

  • SunGuard

    straight view angled view The SunGuard™ is a single module, compact PWM solar charge controller for small systems, ideal for both professional and consumer use. With SunGuard, there’s no reason not to insist on Morningstar quality with any system design—no matter how small. “Rock solid, potted so waterproof, long track-record…great charge controller for a small system” > Datasheets > Operation Manuals > Declaration of Conformity > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Accessories > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Applications Accessories Key features and benefits Rugged design—100% solid state, epoxy encapsulated; rated for 25% overcurrents (no need to de-rate) Longer battery life—series design PWM charging (instead of shunt) with temperature compensation, low self-consumption Easy to install—outdoor rated connecting wires make a waterproof connection to the solar module and battery A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here E. DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler F. Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications G. Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry language, for system monitoring and cloud connectivity-speaks Modbus, and SNMP (with the EMC-1) H. Lithium foldback circuit Lithium batteries are expensive and vulnerable to cold temperatures. When it gets close to freezing, the controller backs-off charging to avoid damaging batteries I. High-speed ARM processor All-digital calibration for high accuracy, using the same efficient technology found in advanced mobile device J. TrakStar™ Technology Morningstar’s hallmark MPPT technology precisely seeks and locks onto the true maximum power point quickly and accurately, to ensure the highest output possible from a solar array K. Large format, high-resolution backlit LCD When you’ve been in the field installing, you appreciated being able to read a crisp, high contrast display on site L. 5 year warranty Up to 2 1/2 times longer than some competitors in this class M. Self-diagnostics ProStar is smart enough to monitor and analyze system performance, and alert you when you need to know N. High temperature architecture Heat is the enemy of all electronics. That’s why Prostar’s critical components are rated to withstand temperatures right up to the boiling point of water (100°C) O. Lexan polycarbonate UL listed case Protects the precision electronics inside with an impact strength 30 […]

  • SHS

    6 amp model 10 amp model 6 amp NL model 10 amp NL model Morningstar’s well-known high quality and reliability is now available in a low cost solar controller. The SHS™ Controller is ideal for rural electrification systems with one to three solar panels. This controller was designed for markets outside the USA and Canada, and meets World Bank specifications and provides many features and benefits. The SHS Night Light version has automatic lighting control. > Datasheets > Operation Manuals > Declaration of Conformity > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Accessories > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Applications Accessories Key features and benefits Low Cost The SHS was specifically designed to meet the needs of the rural electrification market. The low cost resulted from using the latest electronic technology and high volume manufacturing. Designed for High Quality and Reliability The SHS controller has no moving parts which greatly reduces failure rates. Electronic Protections The SHS has built-in electronic fuses that do not require replacement. Any wiring mistakes during installation will not damage the controller. Tropicalization The SHS electronics are protected with a moisture-tight coating, minimizing damage from humidity and from nesting insects. Easy to Use The SHS controller is fully automatic and requires no adjustments or user selections. Reduces Cost of Battery Replacements The low voltage disconnect will increase battery life. The loads are automatically disconnected when the battery is low and automatically reconnected after the battery is recharged. Complete charging will increase battery life and storage capacity. The controller will maximize the amount of solar energy into the battery and avoid drying out the battery. Provides Useful Information LEDs display status information and battery level which helps the user to better operate the solar power system. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount indicators They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry language, for system monitoring and cloud connectivity-speaks Modbus, and SNMP (with the EMC-1) Lithium foldback circuit Lithium batteries are expensive and vulnerable to cold temperatures. When it gets close to freezing, the controller backs-off charging to avoid damaging batteries High-speed ARM processor All-digital calibration for high accuracy, using the same efficient technology found in advanced mobile devices Large format, high-resolution backlit LCD […]

Inverters

  • SureSine

    115V Version 220V Version The SureSine™ is a pure sine wave inverter delivering AC power in off-grid solar applications, including rural electrification, telecom, remote homes, RVs, caravans and boats. A cast, anodized aluminum enclosure with no internal cooling fan needed ensures long-term reliability in the harshest conditions. The SureSine’s combination of performance, features and competitive price provides the best small inverter value on the market. It is highly reliable, having no internal cooling fan or other moving parts prone to failure. > Datasheets > Operation Manuals > Declaration of Conformity > MODBUS Document > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Accessories > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Applications Accessories Key features and benefits Improved Load Operation • Pure Sine Wave – provides quality AC equivalent to grid power. Toroidal transformer design generates good wave form throughout the range of input voltages. 600W peak/surge power. • Outstanding Surge Capability – handles a 200% surge during load start-up, to a maximum of 600W. More Power Available • High Efficiency – a high peak efficiency will reduce heating and make more solar energy available for powering loads. • Low Self-Consumption – The SureSine consumes only 450mA of current during operation with a full sine-wave present at the AC output. During periods where no load is detected, solar energy is not wasted because the SureSine automatically powers down to standby mode, reducing self-consumption to one-tenth of operating consumption. Extremely High Reliability • Extensive Electronic Protections – the SureSine has extensive electronic protections that will automatically protect against faults and user mistakes such as short circuit, overload, high temperature and low voltage disconnect. Recovery from most faults is automatic. • No Internal Cooling Fan – a key design objective since fans often fail in harsh environments and are noisy, consume power and blow dirt into the electronics. • Tropicalization – the SureSine uses epoxy encapsulation, conformal coating, stainless steel hardware, and an anodized aluminum enclosure to protect against harsh tropical and marine environments. Other Features • More Information – the two LEDs provide important information to the user about system status and any fault conditions. An optional digital meter may be connected to the SureSine to display additional system information. • Remote On/Off – improves safety by making it easy to install the SureSine in an inaccessible location or enclosure. Reduces system cost by avoiding the need to add an AC safety disconnect to the system. • Adjustability & Communications – four DIP switches provide easy adjustability of several system parameters. Additional adjustability is possible using Morningstar’s USB MeterBus Adapter (UMC-1) to connect to a PC. Free 3rd-party MODBUS software is available for custom programming. IP-based communication, including SNMP, is enabled through Morningstar’s Ethernet MeterBus Converter (EMC-1). A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact […]

Accessories

  • Ethernet MeterBus Converter

    The Ethernet MeterBus Converter™ (model: EMC-1) provides the data and communications connection for Morningstar devices, between themselves, with surrounding systems, and with the outside environment through the internet. It’s simple to connect to Morningstar products equipped with an RJ-11 Meterbus port to enable remote monitoring, custom programming, and access to future cloud-based data services. Protocols and technologies supported by the EMC include: HTTP for LiveView: a simple and straightforward web dashboard for checking system status easily from any device browser SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol): provides more detailed monitoring of all system data with existing IT management architecture MODBUS Industrial Control: provides high-speed monitoring and control for industrial equipment Compatible Morningstar products include: MPPT controllers: TriStar MPPT, ProStar MPPT, and SunSaver MPPT PWM controllers: TriStar, ProStar (Gen3) and SunSaver Duo Inverters: SureSine Inverter/charger: MultiWave (future release) The EMC-1 converts this connection into a fully enabled Ethernet port allowing data transfer to the internet. Once connected, the MeterBus port enables transmission of serial data to the EMC-1 for remote monitoring, configuration, and control, using any type of IP-based network connection. This way, many new, powerful integration options for Morningstar products can be activated and used in remote power systems. > Datasheets > Operation Manuals > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Videos > Related Products > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Videos Related Products Firmware Diagram Key features and benefits Adds SNMP to deliver real-time system data Enables Live View to display system status and log data directly from the EMC, in an easy-to-view webpage Adds IP-based MODBUS connectivity for remote industrial communication and control Connects to any MeterBus-enabled controller to provide enhanced data and network features Powered via MeterBus port on controller or DC Input for 12, 24 or 48V systems A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here E. DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler F. Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications G. Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry language, for system monitoring and cloud connectivity-speaks Modbus, and SNMP (with the EMC-1) H. Lithium foldback circuit Lithium batteries are expensive and vulnerable to cold temperatures. When it gets close to freezing, the controller backs-off […]

  • Wire Box for ProStar MPPT

    An optional two-piece enclosure accessory for ProStar MPPT. Provides effective cover for wires and conduit leading to and from the ProStar MPPT controller. This Wire Box may be required or recommended by authorities having jurisdiction to reduce hazards associated with exposed wires, conduits and connections. > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Related Products > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Datasheets Manuals Related Products Key features and benefits Material: High strength polycarbonate Lexan Enclosure space: accommodates 35mm2 wire Meets NEC standards for conduits and wire bending A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here E. DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler F. Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications G. Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry language, for system monitoring and cloud connectivity-speaks Modbus, and SNMP (with the EMC-1) H. Lithium foldback circuit Lithium batteries are expensive and vulnerable to cold temperatures. When it gets close to freezing, the controller backs-off charging to avoid damaging batteries I. High-speed ARM processor All-digital calibration for high accuracy, using the same efficient technology found in advanced mobile device J. TrakStar™ Technology Morningstar’s hallmark MPPT technology precisely seeks and locks onto the true maximum power point quickly and accurately, to ensure the highest output possible from a solar array K. Large format, high-resolution backlit LCD When you’ve been in the field installing, you appreciated being able to read a crisp, high contrast display on site L. 5 year warranty Up to 2 1/2 times longer than some competitors in this class M. Self-diagnostics ProStar is smart enough to monitor and analyze system performance, and alert you when you need to know N. High temperature architecture Heat is the enemy of all electronics. That’s why Prostar’s critical components are rated to withstand temperatures right up to the boiling point of water (100°C) O. Lexan polycarbonate UL listed case Protects the precision electronics inside with an impact strength 30 times greater than the acrylic thermoplastics commonly found on lesser controllers P. Cooling Fan Just kidding. We’ve never needed them Specifications and Certifications ModelPS-MPPT-25PS-MPPT-25MPS-MPPT-40PS-MPPT-40M *Input power can exceed Nominal Operating Power. Controller will limit and provide its rated continuous maximum output current into batteries. Charge Rating […]

  • USB MeterBus Adapter

    The USB MeterBus Adapter™ (model: UMC-1) converts the Morningstar MeterBus RJ-11 electrical interface to a standard USB 2.0 interface which allows communication between a PC and a Morningstar charge controller or inverter.  The UMC-1 may be used with any Morningstar controller or inverter equipped with a meter connection that does not also already have a RS-232 port. Compatible Morningstar products include: ProStar MPPT Sunsaver MPPT ProStar (Gen3) SunSaver DUO SureSine > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Related Products > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Datasheets Manuals Related Products Key features and benefits High Reliability – conformally coated circuit board, corrosion resistant terminals, premium high-frequency CoilCraft inductors, over-spec’d components, transient surge suppression, and lowest published failure rate in the industry. Automatic PV Based Lighting Control – field adjustable, multi-event load control enables powerful options for PV lighting systems. Maximizes Energy Harvest – using TrakStar MPPT Technology to determine and adjust to the true maximum power point as solar insolation changes throughout the day. MODBUS Communications – Solar Industry Standard MODBUS communications protocol allows for easy programming, control, remote data access and charge synchronization. SNMP Monitoring – when used with the EMC-1 accessory to enable your network management systems to display key solar power metrics and alert/fault codes. High Efficiency – at low, medium, and high output power levels to maximize energy harvest and minimize heat buildup inside the controller. High Strength – polycarbonate case and extruded aluminum heatsink. Data Logging – up to 256 days of detailed power and load data. Self Diagnostics – continuous monitoring and reporting of any errors through its status LED’s, optional display or communication port. Low Noise Design – meets US Federal Communications Commission Class B specifications. Meter – allows adjustments to charging, lighting, and load control settings without a computer. Fanless design for long-term reliability–no moving parts to fail, no dirt and debris sucked into the controller, and no parasitic load to reduce efficiency. A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here E. DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler F. Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications G. Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry language, for system monitoring and cloud connectivity-speaks Modbus, and SNMP (with the […]

  • TriStar Meter-2-600V

    On-Board Advanced Digital Display for the TriStar MPPT 600V Controller. Displays extensive system and controller information, logged data, bar graph metering, as well as alarms and faults for easy troubleshooting. The information may be shown in English, French, German, Portuguese or Spanish languages. > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Related Products > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Related Products Key features and benefits Easy to install Networking capability Easy to use Four directional pushbuttons for easy navigation of display screen Backlighting to enhance readability Meter may be added during initial controller installation, added as an upgrade anytime in the future or connected temporarily for troubleshooting with the ability to use this same meter at other sites A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here E. DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler F. Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications G. Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry language, for system monitoring and cloud connectivity-speaks Modbus, and SNMP (with the EMC-1) H. Lithium foldback circuit Lithium batteries are expensive and vulnerable to cold temperatures. When it gets close to freezing, the controller backs-off charging to avoid damaging batteries I. High-speed ARM processor All-digital calibration for high accuracy, using the same efficient technology found in advanced mobile device J. TrakStar™ Technology Morningstar’s hallmark MPPT technology precisely seeks and locks onto the true maximum power point quickly and accurately, to ensure the highest output possible from a solar array K. Large format, high-resolution backlit LCD When you’ve been in the field installing, you appreciated being able to read a crisp, high contrast display on site L. 5 year warranty Up to 2 1/2 times longer than some competitors in this class M. Self-diagnostics ProStar is smart enough to monitor and analyze system performance, and alert you when you need to know N. High temperature architecture Heat is the enemy of all electronics. That’s why Prostar’s critical components are rated to withstand temperatures right up to the boiling point of water (100°C) O. Lexan polycarbonate UL listed case Protects the precision electronics inside with an impact strength 30 times greater than the acrylic thermoplastics commonly found on lesser controllers P. Cooling […]

  • Relay Driver

    The Relay Driver™ is a logic module which provides high level system control functions such as high/low voltage alarms, load control and generator start. The product controls four independent relay driver outputs by reading digital data inputs from Morningstar’s TriStar controller or by reading battery voltage when used in systems with other controllers. > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Videos > Related Products > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Videos Related Products Key features and benefits Cost-effective and Highly reliable Fully Programmable Advanced Generator Control Industrial Design LED Indicators 4 independent relay driver outputs (relays not included) Used for high/low voltage alarms, load control, and generator start Reads digital data inputs from ‘compatible’ controllers and inverters Reads battery voltage in systems with other controllers A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here E. DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler F. Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications G. Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry language, for system monitoring and cloud connectivity-speaks Modbus, and SNMP (with the EMC-1) H. Lithium foldback circuit Lithium batteries are expensive and vulnerable to cold temperatures. When it gets close to freezing, the controller backs-off charging to avoid damaging batteries I. High-speed ARM processor All-digital calibration for high accuracy, using the same efficient technology found in advanced mobile device J. TrakStar™ Technology Morningstar’s hallmark MPPT technology precisely seeks and locks onto the true maximum power point quickly and accurately, to ensure the highest output possible from a solar array K. Large format, high-resolution backlit LCD When you’ve been in the field installing, you appreciated being able to read a crisp, high contrast display on site L. 5 year warranty Up to 2 1/2 times longer than some competitors in this class M. Self-diagnostics ProStar is smart enough to monitor and analyze system performance, and alert you when you need to know N. High temperature architecture Heat is the enemy of all electronics. That’s why Prostar’s critical components are rated to withstand temperatures right up to the boiling point of water (100°C) O. Lexan polycarbonate UL listed case Protects the precision electronics inside with an impact strength 30 times greater than the […]

  • Ground Fault Protection Device

    150V version 600V version Morningstar’s Ground Fault Protection Device™ (GFPD) prevents current from following any unintended paths during a ground fault. Other ground fault detection/interruption products break the bond to the grounded conductor. When this occurs, not only is the earth bond compromised, but the battery and DC loads can also be left ungrounded and floating. For a negatively grounded system this means that the negative side of the battery and loads can float to negative Voc in relation to ground and the positive side can float to (negative Voc + Vbat). Morningstar’s GFPD better isolates the array from the battery and loads, while maintaining the bond to ground. Compatible with: TriStar MPPT 600V TriStar MPPT ProStar MPPT > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Related Products > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Related Products Key features and benefits Disconnects both the positive and negative conductor and completely isolates PV source circuits Trips at 300mA compared to 1A for alternative solutions Provides design flexibility to accommodate large and small array configurations Uses high quality breaker solutions rather than fuses which are problematic to replace at remote sites Works like a traditional AC GFI Maintains the integrity of earth bond for battery and loads Does not require an extra warning label at the battery per U.S. National Electric Code requirements Makes it easier to locate and troubleshoot ground faults Powered via the pv system’s battery Equipped with both visual and audible alarms Built to support both single controller and multiple controller systems When the earth bond is not broken, Morningstar’s GFPD will only shut off affected controllers All loads will continue to operate safely with the battery remaining bonded to ground Multiple controllers and GFPDs can be added on an as-needed basis A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here E. DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler F. Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications G. Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry language, for system monitoring and cloud connectivity-speaks Modbus, and SNMP (with the EMC-1) H. Lithium foldback circuit Lithium batteries are expensive and vulnerable to cold temperatures. When it gets close to freezing, the controller backs-off […]

  • 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: ProStar (Gen3) SunSaver Duo controller ProStar MPPT controller SunSaver MPPT controller SureSine inverter > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Related Products > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Related Products Key features and benefits Easy to install and use Low self-consumption 4 digit display with custom icons Displays systems information, logged data*, alarms and errors May be mounted in the wall or on the wall with included frame Includes 10 meters of cable *Logged data only available for the SunSaver MPPT, ProStar MPPT and ProStar controllers A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here E. DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler F. Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications G. Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry language, for system monitoring and cloud connectivity-speaks Modbus, and SNMP (with the EMC-1) H. Lithium foldback circuit Lithium batteries are expensive and vulnerable to cold temperatures. When it gets close to freezing, the controller backs-off charging to avoid damaging batteries I. High-speed ARM processor All-digital calibration for high accuracy, using the same efficient technology found in advanced mobile device J. TrakStar™ Technology Morningstar’s hallmark MPPT technology precisely seeks and locks onto the true maximum power point quickly and accurately, to ensure the highest output possible from a solar array K. Large format, high-resolution backlit LCD When you’ve been in the field installing, you appreciated being able to read a crisp, high contrast display on site L. 5 year warranty Up to 2 1/2 times longer than some competitors in this class M. Self-diagnostics ProStar is smart enough to monitor and analyze system performance, and alert you when you need to know N. High temperature architecture Heat is the enemy of all electronics. That’s why Prostar’s critical components are rated to withstand temperatures right up to the boiling point of water (100°C) O. Lexan polycarbonate UL listed case Protects the precision electronics inside with an impact strength 30 times greater than the acrylic […]

  • TriStar Digital Meter-2

    On-Board Advanced Digital Display for the TriStar and TriStar MPPT Controllers. The meter will display a great deal of information about your 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 reliability, battery life and system performance. > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Related Products > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Related Products Key features and benefits Easy to install • Uses standard 6 conductor RJ-11 connectors • TS-RM-2 fits a “double gang” electrical box and includes 30 meters (98.4 feet) of cable • Both data and meterbus power flow over a single cable • Network supports up to 15 devices and, optionally, more than one meter per system Networking capability • Displays individual controller data from up to 15 TriStars with optional Morningstar MeterHub • Aggregates system data to show total charge, load and battery charge/discharge state • Auto detects any device found on the network Easy to use • Four directional pushbuttons for easy navigation of display screens • Backlighting to enhance readability • Meter may be added during initial controller installation, added as an upgrade anytime in the future or connected temporarily for troubleshooting with the ability to use this same meter at other sites A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here E. DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler F. Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications G. Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry language, for system monitoring and cloud connectivity-speaks Modbus, and SNMP (with the EMC-1) H. Lithium foldback circuit Lithium batteries are expensive and vulnerable to cold temperatures. When it gets close to freezing, the controller backs-off charging to avoid damaging batteries I. High-speed ARM processor All-digital calibration for high accuracy, using the same efficient technology found in advanced mobile device J. TrakStar™ Technology Morningstar’s hallmark MPPT technology precisely seeks and locks onto the true maximum power point quickly and accurately, to ensure the highest output possible from a solar array K. Large format, high-resolution backlit LCD When you’ve been in the […]

  • TriStar Remote Meter-2

    Remote Digital Display for the TriStar Family Controllers. The TS-RM-2 provides the same data display as the TS-M-2, except that it ships with 30 meters of cable and a flat faceplate. These features enable convenient mounting away from the controller. 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. > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Related Products > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Related Products Key features and benefits Easy to install Uses standard 6 conductor RJ-11 connectors TS-RM-2 fits a “double gang” electrical box and includes 30 meters (98.4 feet) of cable Both data and meterbus power flow over a single cable Network supports up to 15 devices and, optionally, more than one meter per system Networking capability Displays individual controller data from up to 15 TriStars with optional Morningstar MeterHub Aggregates system data to show total charge, load and battery charge/discharge state Auto detects any device found on the network Easy to use Four directional push buttons for easy navigation of display screens Backlighting to enhance readability Meter may be added during initial controller installation, added as an upgrade anytime in the future or connected temporarily for troubleshooting with the ability to use this same meter at other sites A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here E. DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler F. Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications G. Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry language, for system monitoring and cloud connectivity-speaks Modbus, and SNMP (with the EMC-1) H. Lithium foldback circuit Lithium batteries are expensive and vulnerable to cold temperatures. When it gets close to freezing, the controller backs-off charging to avoid damaging batteries I. High-speed ARM processor All-digital calibration for high accuracy, using the same efficient technology found in advanced mobile device J. TrakStar™ Technology Morningstar’s hallmark MPPT technology precisely seeks and locks onto the true maximum power point quickly and accurately, to ensure the highest output possible from a solar array K. Large format, high-resolution backlit LCD When you’ve been in the […]

  • MeterHub

    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. In multi-controller systems the TS-M-2, TS-M-2-600V and TS-RM-2 are networkable using Morningstar’s MeterHub to allow individual controller data and aggregate system data to be displayed together on a single meter. Thus, for example, multiple controllers can share a TriStar Meter or Relay Driver. The MeterHub is suitable for either wall or DIN rail mounting and it is compatible with: TriStar MPPT 600V Controller TriStar MPPT Controller ProStar MPPT Controller SunSaver MPPT Controller TriStar Controller TriStar Meter 2 TriStar Remote Meter 2 Relay Driver > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Related Products > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Specs Datasheets Manuals Related Products Key features and benefits High Reliability – conformally coated circuit board, corrosion resistant terminals, premium high-frequency CoilCraft inductors, over-spec’d components, transient surge suppression, and lowest published failure rate in the industry. Automatic PV Based Lighting Control – field adjustable, multi-event load control enables powerful options for PV lighting systems. Maximizes Energy Harvest – using TrakStar MPPT Technology to determine and adjust to the true maximum power point as solar insolation changes throughout the day. MODBUS Communications – Solar Industry Standard MODBUS communications protocol allows for easy programming, control, remote data access and charge synchronization. SNMP Monitoring – when used with the EMC-1 accessory to enable your network management systems to display key solar power metrics and alert/fault codes. High Efficiency – at low, medium, and high output power levels to maximize energy harvest and minimize heat buildup inside the controller. High Strength – polycarbonate case and extruded aluminum heatsink. Data Logging – up to 256 days of detailed power and load data. Self Diagnostics – continuous monitoring and reporting of any errors through its status LED’s, optional display or communication port. Low Noise Design – meets US Federal Communications Commission Class B specifications. Meter – allows adjustments to charging, lighting, and load control settings without a computer. Fanless design for long-term reliability–no moving parts to fail, no dirt and debris sucked into the controller, and no parasitic load to reduce efficiency. A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here E. DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components […]

  • Remote Temperature Sensor

    Morningstar’s Remote Temperature Sensor™ (RTS) provides improved battery charging in solar systems that experience temperature variations during the year. The RTS measures temperature at the battery and the controller uses this data for very accurate temperature compensation. Use of the RTS is recommended whenever the temperature at the battery will be more than 5°C (9°F) different than the temperature at the controller. The TriStar has no on-board temperature compensation; therefore the use of the RTS is required for temperature compensated charging. Other Morningstar controllers will default to an on-board temperature sensor if a RTS is not connected. The RTS is compatible with the following Morningstar controllers: TriStar, TriStar MPPT, TriStar MPPT 600V ProStar and Prostar MPPT Sunsaver MPPT EcoBoost MPPT SunKeeper SunSaver Duo EcoPulse *Remote Temperature Sensors included with all TriStar MPPT units. > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Related Products > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Related Products Key features and benefits Recommended for solar systems that experience temperature variations during the year or whenever the temperature at the battery will be more than 5 °C (9 °F) different than the temperature at the controller Improves battery charging by using temperature at the battery for very accurate temperature compensation A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here E. DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler F. Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications G. Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry language, for system monitoring and cloud connectivity-speaks Modbus, and SNMP (with the EMC-1) H. Lithium foldback circuit Lithium batteries are expensive and vulnerable to cold temperatures. When it gets close to freezing, the controller backs-off charging to avoid damaging batteries I. High-speed ARM processor All-digital calibration for high accuracy, using the same efficient technology found in advanced mobile device J. TrakStar™ Technology Morningstar’s hallmark MPPT technology precisely seeks and locks onto the true maximum power point quickly and accurately, to ensure the highest output possible from a solar array K. Large format, high-resolution backlit LCD When you’ve been in the field installing, you appreciated being able to read a crisp, high contrast display on site L. 5 year warranty Up to 2 1/2 times longer […]

  • EIA-485/RS-232 Communications Adapter

    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. Allows up to 128 Morningstar products to communicate on the same communications bus and over much greater distances than with RS-232 All data is transmitted via MODBUS™ protocol 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 Networking several TriStar and/or TriStar MPPT controllers Adding Morningstar PC Meterbus Adapters (MSC) for use with an RJ-11 port in multi-device networks Adding Morningstar’s Relay Driver (RD-1) to a network Integrating any compatible Morningstar product into an existing EIA-485 network, such as those used by industrial control or SCADA systems > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Related Products > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Specs Datasheets Manuals Related Products Key features and benefits High Reliability – conformally coated circuit board, corrosion resistant terminals, premium high-frequency CoilCraft inductors, over-spec’d components, transient surge suppression, and lowest published failure rate in the industry. Automatic PV Based Lighting Control – field adjustable, multi-event load control enables powerful options for PV lighting systems. Maximizes Energy Harvest – using TrakStar MPPT Technology to determine and adjust to the true maximum power point as solar insolation changes throughout the day. MODBUS Communications – Solar Industry Standard MODBUS communications protocol allows for easy programming, control, remote data access and charge synchronization. SNMP Monitoring – when used with the EMC-1 accessory to enable your network management systems to display key solar power metrics and alert/fault codes. High Efficiency – at low, medium, and high output power levels to maximize energy harvest and minimize heat buildup inside the controller. High Strength – polycarbonate case and extruded aluminum heatsink. Data Logging – up to 256 days of detailed power and load data. Self Diagnostics – continuous monitoring and reporting of any errors through its status LED’s, optional display or communication port. Low Noise Design – meets US Federal Communications Commission Class B specifications. Meter – allows adjustments to charging, lighting, and load control settings without a computer. Fanless design for long-term reliability–no moving parts to fail, no dirt and debris sucked into the controller, and no parasitic load to reduce efficiency. A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here E. DirectFET™ MOSFET power […]

  • DIN Rail Mounting 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 (DIN-1) are compatible with the following Morningstar solar controllers: SunSaver SunLight SunSaver Duo SunSaver MPPT > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Related Products > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Features Datasheets Manuals Related Products Key features and benefits Provides a simple way to install controllers to DIN rails Rugged 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 A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here E. DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler F. Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications G. Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry language, for system monitoring and cloud connectivity-speaks Modbus, and SNMP (with the EMC-1) H. Lithium foldback circuit Lithium batteries are expensive and vulnerable to cold temperatures. When it gets close to freezing, the controller backs-off charging to avoid damaging batteries I. High-speed ARM processor All-digital calibration for high accuracy, using the same efficient technology found in advanced mobile device J. TrakStar™ Technology Morningstar’s hallmark MPPT technology precisely seeks and locks onto the true maximum power point quickly and accurately, to ensure the highest output possible from a solar array K. Large format, high-resolution backlit LCD When you’ve been in the field installing, you appreciated being able to read a crisp, high contrast display on site L. 5 year warranty Up to 2 1/2 times longer than some competitors in this class M. Self-diagnostics ProStar is smart enough to monitor and analyze system performance, and alert you when you need to know N. High temperature architecture Heat is the enemy of all electronics. That’s why Prostar’s critical components are rated to withstand temperatures right up to the boiling point of water (100°C) O. Lexan polycarbonate […]

  • PC MeterBus Adapter

    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. Communications link enables monitoring and logging of data as well as customizing of set points. Compatible Morningstar products include: ProStar MPPT Sunsaver MPPT ProStar (Gen3) SunSaver DUO SureSine > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files > Datasheets > Manuals > Related Products > Compare Products > String Sizer > Tech Support Files How to Buy Datasheets Manuals Related Products Key features and benefits High Reliability – conformally coated circuit board, corrosion resistant terminals, premium high-frequency CoilCraft inductors, over-spec’d components, transient surge suppression, and lowest published failure rate in the industry. Automatic PV Based Lighting Control – field adjustable, multi-event load control enables powerful options for PV lighting systems. Maximizes Energy Harvest – using TrakStar MPPT Technology to determine and adjust to the true maximum power point as solar insolation changes throughout the day. MODBUS Communications – Solar Industry Standard MODBUS communications protocol allows for easy programming, control, remote data access and charge synchronization. SNMP Monitoring – when used with the EMC-1 accessory to enable your network management systems to display key solar power metrics and alert/fault codes. High Efficiency – at low, medium, and high output power levels to maximize energy harvest and minimize heat buildup inside the controller. High Strength – polycarbonate case and extruded aluminum heatsink. Data Logging – up to 256 days of detailed power and load data. Self Diagnostics – continuous monitoring and reporting of any errors through its status LED’s, optional display or communication port. Low Noise Design – meets US Federal Communications Commission Class B specifications. Meter – allows adjustments to charging, lighting, and load control settings without a computer. Fanless design for long-term reliability–no moving parts to fail, no dirt and debris sucked into the controller, and no parasitic load to reduce efficiency. A. Premium high-frequency CoilCraft surface mount inductors They’re worth it, because they provide the faster power “tracking” that lets us engineer this much power and control into a compact design. B. High-frequency design Combined with premium, “over-spec’d” components, this greatly improves control response which guards against system transients, regulation overshoot and overcurrent/overload conditions C. Built-in 4500W Transient Voltage Surge Suppression for lightning protection Nature do your worst–this controller can take it D. Large diameter, high torque, corrosion resistant terminals If you’ve ever trashed a lesser terminal during an installation, you’ll appreciate some “overkill” here E. DirectFET™ MOSFET power devices Allows the surface-mounting of critical components underneath the main board next to the heat sink, which reduces heat travel distance and keeps the controller even cooler F. Highly-conductive aluminum heatsink extrusion As opposed to cast aluminum, which is less effective in passive cooling applications G. Communications/data port with serial/meter auto detect “Talks solar” with standard industry […]