Phocos designed the CIS-N-LED charge controller with modern LED lights in mind. It’s built-in load timer and true color light dimmer makes the CIS-N-LED the ideal controller for solar lighting applications. It is a fully encapsulated class IP68 controller perfect for solar street lights, bus shelters, marine applications or any lighting application exposed to the elements or a corrosive environment.
When the timer and dim light features are used together, they provide an excellent way to save energy by operating the lights more efficiently. Additionally Phocos facilitates their CISCOM software to optimize the system’s energy management. The built-in LED driver eliminates the need of additional accessories by having the LED lights powered directly from the CIS controller.
Phocos model: CIS-N-LED-350
Features: Single Load, Timer, Dimming Control
System voltage: 12/24 Volt DC auto recognition
Max. charge current: 10 Amp
Float charge: 13.8/27.6 V (25 °C)
Main charge: 14.4/28.8 V (25 °C), 30 min. (daily)
Boost charge: 14.4/28.8 V (25 °C), 2 h
Equalization: 14.8/29.6 V (25 °C), 2 Std. activation: battery voltage <12.1/24.2 V (at least every 30 days)
Low voltage disconnect: 11 – 12 V / 22 – 24 V
Max solar panel voltage: 55 Volts
Grounding: Negative ground
Operating temperature: −40 to +60 °C
Battery type: lead acid (GEL, AGM, flooded)
Wire cross section: 13 AWG (2.5mm2)
Weight: 7.4 oz (210g)
The auto-voltage detect allows for the same charge controller to be used interchangeably in 12V and 24V solar systems. There are six available model ranging in 10A and 20A depending on the current required to power the LED lights:
CIS-N-LED charge controller models in 10A:
CIS-N-LED-350 (12/24V, 10A, IP68 encapsulated, 1 timer, 350mA driver, 1 PV input, 1 load output)
CIS-N-LED-600 (12/24V, 10A, IP68 encapsulated, 1 timer, 600mA driver, 1 PV input, 1 load output)
CIS-N-LED-700 (12/24V, 10A, IP68 encapsulated, 1 timer, 700mA driver, 1 PV input, 1 load output)
CIS-N-LED charge controller models in 20A:
CIS-N-LED-1050 (12/24V, 20A, IP68 encapsulated, 1 timer, 1050mA driver, 1 PV input, 1 load output)
CIS-N-LED-1400 (12/24V, 20A, IP68 encapsulated, 1 timer, 1400mA driver, 1 PV input, 1 load output)
CIS-N-LED-2800 (12/24V, 20A, IP68 encapsulated, 1 timer, 2800mA driver, 1 PV input, 1 load output)
Like other controllers in the CIS series the CIS-N-LED units can be easily programmed using the CIS-CU infrared remote control or the MXI-IR USB device.
Phocos was founded in Germany in the 1980’s. The original founders were engineers and researchers who studied renewable energy at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences. They mainly focused on off-grid applications, for use in remote areas with no connection to the electric grid. As the demand for renewable energy sources grew in remote areas, so did their range of innovations. Phocos maintains a priority to develop eco-friendly, simple to use, energy saving products that are also durable with high-end technology. Applications of their products range from rural, recreational, residential, to industrial. Phocos North America is located in Tucson, AZ. Phocos also has 12 other offices around the world.