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”
|*Input power can exceed Nominal Operating Power. Controller will limit and provide its rated continuous maximum output current into batteries.|
|Charge Rating||30 amps||45 amps||60 amps||60 amps|
|Max. PV Open Circuit Voltage (Voc)||150 volts||150 volts||150 volts||150 volts|
|Nominal Battery Voltage||12V, 24V or 48V||12V, 24V or 48V||12V, 24V or 48V||12V, 24V or 48V|
|Nominal max. Operating Power* - 12 volt battery||400W||600W||800W||800W|
|Nominal max. Operating Power* - 24 volt battery||800W||1200W||1600W||1600W|
|Nominal max. Operating Power* - 48 volt battery||1600W||2400W||3200W||3200W|
|Battery Operating Voltage Range||8-72Vdc||8-72Vdc||8-72Vdc||8-72Vdc|
|Voltage Accuracy (12/24V)||<=0.1% +/- 50mV||<=0.1% +/- 50mV||<=0.1% +/- 50mV||<=0.1% +/- 50mV|
|Voltage Accuracy (48V)||<=0.1% +/- 100mV||<=0.1% +/- 100mV||<=0.1% +/- 100mV||<=0.1% +/- 100mV|
|Operating Temperature Range||-40 C to +45C||-40 C to +45C||-40 C to 45C||-40 C to +45C|
|Warranty||5 Years||5 Years||5 Years||5 Years|
|CE and RoHS compliant||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|ETL Listed [UL-1741 and Canadian CSA C22.2 No.107.1.01]||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|FCC Class B Part 15 Compliant||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Manufactured in a Certified ISO 9001 Facility||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
7 Minute Video
Watch this video to see a detailed view of the internal and external components of Morningstar’s TriStar MPPT solar charge controller and discover why Morningstar has been considered the “charging experts” for over a quarter of a century.
This in-depth webinar training module highlights the technological advantages and benefits of Morningstar’s advanced TriStar MPPT charge controllers. You will learn about sizing and setup, communications capabilities and many other features. TriStar MPPT controllers are ideal for off-grid solar electric installations in the commercial, industrial and residential markets.
converts RS-232 to EIA-485 so up to 128 MS products can communicate on the same bus
enables IP-based networking and internet connectivity for select Morningstar products
prevents current from following any unintended paths during a ground fault
enables up to 15 Morningstar products on a single MeterBus network
recommended when temperature at the battery and controller differs more than 5°C
on-board advanced digital display for the TriStar and TriStar MPPT controllers
remote digital display for the TriStar family controllers
programs conditional generator start/stop, high/low voltage alarms, load control and more
It’s a recommended best practice to install your product’s latest firmware to ensure access to all up-to-date features, accessory compatibilities, and code modifications. Watch this video for instructions on how to download and update TriStar MPPT firmware.
After watching the video, click here and go to the software tab to access and download the firmware.
The schematic diagram above, illustrates how the ProStar MPPT regulates power to batteries and a direct current (DC) load in an off-grid system.
The schematic diagram above, illustrates how the ProStar MPPT regulates power to batteries and an alternating current (AC) load in an off-grid system. This diagram is very similar to the DC load diagram above it except an inverter has been added.