The Phocos CMLup 20 charge controller has more to offer than just a new, sleek, appearance. The newly designed CMLup housing unit includes an easy to read, intuitive status display with LED indicator lights, as well as simply labeled and accessible terminals. There are also integrated safety features, such as an automatic alarm that warns the user of an impending low-voltage disconnect (LVD). The new CMLup charge controllers are also equipped with 4 different stages of PWM charging algorithms – float, main, boost and equalization; all temperature compensated and adjustable for sealed and lead-acid batteries (GEL, AGM, flooded).
The CMLup charge controllers are really small and light-weight, less than 1 pound, and can easily be mounted anywhere. And one of the coolest new features is the USB port that allows the user to charge cell phones and other small electronic devices.
-12/24V auto recognition
-Max. charge/Load current = 10A or 20A (CMLup10 or CMLup20)
-Float charge = 13.8/27.6V (12V/24V)
-Main charge = 14.4/28.8V, 0.5 h daily (12V/24V)
-Boost charge = 14.4/28.8V, for 2h (12V/24V)
-Equalization charge = 14.8/29.6V, for 2h (12V/24V)
-Ambient temperature = -40 to +50 degrees Celsius
-USB port = 5V
Dimensions: 10 x 10 x 2.8cm
Weight: 4.6 ounces
The CMLup20 can operate interchangeably with 12V and 24V solar panels up to 120W (for other voltages including 48V see Dingo D2020N controller). It is rated for indoor use only and features a 20A Low Voltage Disconnect (LVD) to prevent the batteries from over discharging. For humid or corrosive environments we recommend the ECO-N-20-T providing encapsulated electronics and LVD. The CMLup also comes in 10A (CMLup10) for smaller systems. The CMLsolid30 is an encapsulated controller with 30A capacity ideal for larger systems.
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.