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.

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Models: TS-45, TS-60, TS-60M,

Specifications and Certifications by Model

Model TS-45 TS-60 TS-60M
Charge Rating 45 amps 60 amps 60 amps
Max. PV Open Circuit Voltage (Voc) 125 volts 125 volts 125 volts
Nominal Battery Voltage 12, 24, 36, or 48V 12, 24, 36, or 48V 12, 24, 36, or 48V
Minimum Voltage To Operate 9V 9V 9V
Voltage Accuracy (12V/24V) <=0.1% +/- 50mV <=0.1% +/- 50mV <=0.1% +/- 50mV
Voltage Accuracy (48V) <=0.1% +/- 100mV <=0.1% +/- 100mV <=0.1% +/- 100mV
Operating Temperature Range -40 C to +60C -40 C to +60C -40 C to +60C
Warranty 5 Years 5 Years 5 Years
Built-in meter No No Yes
CE and RoHS compliant Yes Yes Yes
TAA compliant Yes Yes Yes
IEC 62109 Yes Yes Yes
ETL Listed [UL-1741 and Canadian CSA C22.2 No.107.1.01] Yes Yes Yes
FCC Class B Part 15 Compliant Yes Yes Yes
Manufactured in a Certified ISO 9001 Facility Yes Yes Yes
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
  • 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.