Phocos Dingo 20A Charge Controller

Phocos PMW Charge Controller Selection Guide

Phocos has a very complete line of charge controllers. Their line of PMW controllers goes from the very simple and economic CM 04 to the sophisticated and unbreakable CIS-N models. We have put together the following selection guide to help you learn about the available options and make an informed decision when choosing a charge controller for your application.

Note to readers: Please keep in mind that all the charge controllers mentioned below are PMW and do not have MPPT capabilities such as voltage step down.

CM 04 and CM 10

The CM 04 and the CM 10 are the smallest and most inexpensive charge controller Phocos offers. They are ideal for small systems that do not require Low Voltage Disconnect (LVD).
Main feature: Does not include Low Voltage Disconnect (LVD)
PV capacity CM 04: up to 45W
PV capacity CM 10: up to 120W
Available voltage: 12V
Low Voltage Disconnect: No
Rating: Indoor

Phocos CM 04 and CM 10 Charge Controller

ECO 10

The ECO 10 is small and versatile, it is fully encapsulated and the connections are made via the provided wires. It does not have any moving parts and it is the best option for small systems (up to 120W) exposed to rough or corrosive environments.
Main feature: Fully encapsulated, no moving parts
PV capacity: up to 120W
Available voltage: 12V
Low Voltage Disconnect: Yes
Rating: Encapsulated for though environments

Phocos ECO 10 Charge Controller

CMLup10 and CMLup20

The CMLup controllers are modern and lightweight. They are a convenient solution for small systems when the controller is in a dry and friendly environment. They feature a USB port for easy charging of portable electronics.
Main feature: Best option for indoor use, USB charging port
PV capacity CMLup10: up to 120W
PV capacity CMLup20: up to 240W
Available voltage: 12V, 24V with auto select
Low Voltage Disconnect: Yes
Rating: Indoor use

Phocos CMLup Charge Controller

ECO-N-10-T and ECO-N-20-T

Indisputable a great controller for humid, dusty or corrosive environments. As the ECO 10 unit, the electronics in the ECO-N-T units are fully potted and cased in an aluminum cover, the main difference is that they come with terminals instead of wires to facilitate a secure connection.
Main feature: Excellent for humid, dusty or corrosive environments.
PV capacity ECO-N-10-T: up to 120W
PV capacity ECO-N-20-T: up to 240W
Available voltage: 12V, 24V with auto select
Low Voltage Disconnect: Yes
Rating: Encapsulated, corrosion resistant

Phocos ECO-N-T Charge Controller

DINGO D2020N

Besides the front display, the first thing you will notice about the Dingo D2020N is the wide range of operating voltages 12V, 24V, 32V, 36V and 48V it provides out of the box. It is fully programmable and works with wind and micro-hydro power sources.
Main feature: Display and 5 fully programmable voltage set points
PV capacity: up to 240W (wind and hydro compatible)
Available voltage: 12V, 24V, 32V, 36V, 48V
Low Voltage Disconnect: Yes
Rating: Indoor use

Phocos Dingo 20A Charge Controller

CMLsolid30

The CMLsolid30 is the largest Phocos PMW controller, suitable for medium 12/24V PV arrays up to 360W. Provides 30A of charging capacity and LVD. It is compact and features a heat dissipator in the back. It has full electronic protection and is cased in a flashy orange aluminum cover. It also features a USB for charging small electronics.
Main feature: Compact size with 30A of charging capacity.
PV capacity: up to 360W
Available voltage: 12V, 24V with auto select
Low Voltage Disconnect: Yes
Rating: Protected electronics

Phocos CMLsolid Charge Controller

CIS-N-10 and CIS-N-20

The CIS-N controllers are known for their built-in load timer. They are commonly used in solar lighting applications. They are fully encapsulated in an aluminum case and does not have any moving parts. It is suitable for 12V and 24V systems and it comes in 10A and 20A. Some CIS models can control two independent loads. Don’t judge it by it’s size, the CIS-N controller is loaded with features.
Main feature: Built-in timer for one or two independent loads.
PV capacity CIS-N-10: up to 120W
PV capacity CIS-N-20: up to 240W
Available voltage: 12V, 24V with auto select
Low Voltage Disconnect: Yes
Rating: Encapsulated, corrosion resistant

Phocos CIS-N Charge Controller

CIS-N-LED 350/600/700/1050/1400/2800mA

The CIS-N-LED controller includes all the great features found in the legendary CIS-N but it was designed specifically to operate with LED lights. The appearance and specs of the controllers are very similar, however, the CIS-N-LED features a LED driver and a light dimmer.
Main feature: Built-in driver for LED lights
PV capacity CIS-N-LED 350/600/700mA: up to 120W
PV capacity CIS-N-LED 1050/1400/2800mA: up to 240W
Available voltage: 12V, 24V with auto select
Low Voltage Disconnect: Yes
Rating: Encapsulated, corrosion resistant

Phocos CIS-N-LED Charge Controller

Phocos PMW Charge Controller Summary Table

 

Model Voltage Current Max PV capacity LVD Rating
CM 04 12V 4A 45W No Indoor
CM 10 12V 10A 120W No Indoor
ECO 10 12V 10A 120W Yes Encapsulated
ECO-N-10-T 12/24V 10A 120W Yes Encapsulated
ECO-N-20-T 12/24V 20A 240W Yes Encapsulated
CMLup10 12/24V 10A 120W Yes Indoor
CMLup20 12/24V 20A 240W Yes Indoor
CMLsolid30 12/24V 30A 360W Yes Encapsulated
Dingo D2020N 12/24/32/36/48V 20A 240W Yes Indoor
CIS-N-10 12/24V 10A 120W Yes Encapsulated
CIS-N-20 12/24V 20A 240W Yes Encapsulated
CIS-N-LED 350/600/700mA 12/24V 10A 120W Yes Encapsulated
CIS-N-LED 1050/1400/2800mA 12/24V 20A 240W Yes Encapsulated