Morningstar’s TriStar TS-MPPT solar controller with TrakStar Technology are advanced maximum power point tracking (MPPT) battery chargers for photovoltaic (PV) systems up to 3kW. It can be used with arrays with a maximum open circuit voltage of 150 VDC and charge batteries between 8 and 72 VDC. A remote temperature sensor is included.
The controller provides the industry’s highest peak efficiency of 99% and significantly less power loss compared to other MPPT controllers. The TriStar MPPT features a smart tracking algorithm that maximizes the energy harvest from the PV by rapidly finding the solar array peak power point with extremely fast sweeping of the entire I-V curve.
Extensive Networking and Communications Capabilities enables system monitoring, data logging and adjustability. Both models offer open standard MODBUS protocol and Morningstar’s MS View software, Meterbus communications between compatible Morningstar products, and allow Serial RS-232 connection to a personal computer. 5-year warranty. ETL Listed to UL 1741.
The TS-MPPT-60 is the first PV controller to include on-board Ethernet for a fully web-enabled interface and includes up to 200 days of data logging. Optional TriStar meter and remote meter provide detailed operating data, alarms and faults and three LED’s display system status. The chassis on the TriStar TS-MPPT controllers is isolated from the power circuits, allowing use in both negative and positive grounded systems.