TriStar MPPT

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TriStar MPPT

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”

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

Specifications and Certifications

Model TS-MPPT-30 TS-MPPT-45 TS-MPPT-60 TS-MPPT-60M
*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
Peak efficiency 99% 99% 99% 99%
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
Built-in meter Yes
CE and RoHS compliant Yes Yes Yes Yes
IEC 62109 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

Datasheets

Operation Manuals

Videos

Morningstar "Charging Experts" - TriStar Solar Charge Controllers

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.

TriStar MPPT Solar Charge Controller Training

Recorded Webinar

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.

Applications

Accessories

Firmware

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.