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Charge Controllers

Charge controllers come in various types. Solar charge controllers regulate the charge from a solar panel array to a battery bank. Solar lighting controllers allow you to control DC lights while simultaneously charging a battery bank from solar panels. AC charge controllers allow you to charge your battery bank from an AC source (e.g.household current). Diversion load controllers are often used with wind turbines and microhydro systems to regulate battery charging. GreenerEnergy.ca also offers some unique DC voltage regulators for original DIY projects. Be sure to add in the appropriate temperature sensor for you charge controller for optimal performance! Read more...

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Charge Controllers Subcategories

More info on Charge Controllers

Charge Controllers can have quite a few different applications. We've tried to categorize them for better understanding. Check out the brief descriptions for each:

  • Solar Charge Controllers: used to regulate and optimize the charge from solar panels and protect batteries in solar electric systems
  • Solar Lighting Controllers: offer both a solar charge controller and a programmable lighting controller in one unit. DC lights or other DC loads can be run directly off of the solar lighting controller at scheduled times, thus potentially eliminating the need for a separate timer or load controller.
  • AC Charge Controllers: use an alternating current (AC) source like a wall outlet or a petrol generator to charge a direct current DC battery bank. Various models are available that allow for faster charging, or different voltage inputs and outputs.
  • Constant Voltage Regulator: These products either take a variable input DC voltage and maintain a stable output voltage that depending on the converter can be higher or lower than the input DC voltage.
  • Diversion (Dump) Load Controllers: The models in this category have the capability of being either a solar charge controller, a dc load controller, or a diversion load controller. The trick is that they can only do one at a time.
  • Temperature Sensors: Battery temperature sensors allow a charging source, such as a solar charge controller or AC charger, to know the battery temperature. This prompts the charging source to adjust the charge settings in order to provide appropriate charging as well as to protect the battery. Generally each charge controller brand has its own specific temperature sensor that is sold separately.

Even More on Solar Charge Controllers

Since renewable energy power systems almost always gather power and store it in batteries, almost every system requires a charge controller. A solar charge controller will protect your batteries from being overcharged by your solar panels and it will block any reverse current (from the batteries) as well. Solar charge controllers will actually protect every aspect of your solar power system from your batteries to your solar panels. Temperature sensors are an inexpensive addition that help the charge controller more accurately regulate the charge of the battery bank.

Solar Charge Controllers

Sizing a Solar Charge Controller.

You'll notice that solar charge controllers are specified by both amperage and voltage. You will need a solar controller that matches the voltage of your solar panel array and battery bank. (Usually 12, 24 or 48 VDC) And you'll want to make sure the solar charge controller has enough capacity to handle the current (in amps) from your solar panel array. The basic formula for sizing a solar panel charge controller is to take the short circuit current (Isc) of the array, and multiply it by 1.56. Be sure that the solar controller you select can handle at least that many amps.

Please protect this important part of your system with appropriate overcurrent protection before and after the solar controller (see Enclosures, Electrical & Safety for options).

Continue reading about types of solar charge controllers and more!

Solar Charge Controllers Subcategories

MPPT Solar Charge Controllers

PWM Type Solar Charge Controllers

PWM Shunt Solar Charge Controllers

MPPT Solar Charge Controllers

PWM Type Solar Charge Controllers

PWM Shunt Solar Charge Controllers


More info on Solar Charge Controllers


Solar Charge Controller Types

Now that you know what size solar controller to look for, identify which type of solar charge controller is right for your application: MPPT, PWM, and PWM shunt controllers. A PWM (Pulse Width Modulated) solar charge controller is the traditional style. They are robust, inexpensive and widely used in solar panel applications. PWM shunt controllers are used less often and mostly in applications where electrical interference is an issue. The MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) solar controller is the shining star of today's solar systems. These controllers actually detect the optimum operating voltage and amperage of the solar panel array and match that with the battery bank. The result is additional 15-30% more power out of your solar array versus a PWM solar controller. Although the MPPT solar charge controller is more expensive than its PWM counterpart, it is generally worth the investment for any solar electric system over 200 watts.

Features and add-ons for Solar Controllers
Once you have decided on a type of solar charge controller, you'll want to identify what features you need. There are many basic-no-frills solar charge controllers that work well. In addition, there are some great features that will make your renewable energy experience even better. An important addition to your system: Battery Temperature Sensors.

Battery capacity depends on temperature, therefore proper battery charging can be significantly enhanced with a temperature sensor.

Additionally, some solar controllers offer adjustable control voltage set points, low voltage disconnect, overload protection and displays and metering. If you plan to run a DC load, you can connect it directly to the solar charge controller. If the solar controller is equipped with a low voltage disconnect (LVD), then the solar charge controller can detect when the battery is low and shut off the DC load until the battery is charged. Is all of this still confusing? Give us a call and let us know the short circuit current of your solar panel array (or at least the brand and size of your solar modules) and the system voltage (12, 24, 48 VDC) and we'll be glad to help with a recommendation.

MPPT Solar Charge Controllers

Maximum Power Point Tracking solar charge controllers (MPPT) are different than the traditional PWM solar charge controllers in that they are more efficient and in many cases more feature rich. MPPT solar charge controllers allow your solar panels to operate at their optimum power output voltage, improving their performance by as much as 30%. Traditional solar charge controllers reduce the efficiency of one part of your system in order to make it work with another. Several MPPT solar controllers can accept high input voltages (up to 120V+ DC) from your solar array and efficiently down convert the DC voltage to that of your system (e.g. 12, 24, 48VDC, etc) which means you aren't losing any generated power and you are able to use what you generate more efficiently. Additionally, using a much higher DC voltage on the input side allows you to use thinner wire, decreasing your wire cost and making installation easier. Read more...

MPPT Solar Charge Controllers Subcategories

Apollo Solar Charge Controllers

Blue Sky Solar Charge Controllers (MPPT)

Midnite Solar Charge Controllers

Apollo Solar Charge Controllers

Blue Sky Solar Charge Controllers (MPPT)

Midnite Solar Charge Controllers

Morningstar MPPT Solar Controllers

Outback Solar Charge Controllers (MPPT)

Solar Converters Charge Controllers

Morningstar MPPT Solar Controllers

Outback Solar Charge Controllers (MPPT)

Solar Converters Charge Controllers

 

Xantrex MPPT Solar Charge Contollers

 

 

Xantrex MPPT Solar Charge Contollers

 

  More info on MPPT Solar Charge Controllers We carry all of the best brands of MPPT charge controllers including Blue Sky, Morningstar, Outback and Solar Charge Converters. Price ranges can run from just over a hundred dollar to at around $600.00. Although this may seem steep the return on your investment will come that much more quickly as your system performance will be significantly improved. Choosing a well made charge controller is integral to the long life and efficiency of your entire solar power system. By optimizing the power coming in from your solar panels, you'll get that much closer to offsetting your use of traditional on grid power sources and by protecting your battery supply you protect yourself from any unwanted and unneeded replacement costs. Your solar charge controller is an item well worth investing in and researching as your customize your solar panel electric system. Make sure you choose an option that is scalable and appropriate for your power load and make sure that you have sufficient battery storage space for the solar panels you've chosen to install. Use our resources at GreenerEnergy.ca to construct the right solar power electric system for your home or alternate location. We'll advise you on everything from optimizing your current power load to how best to install your solar panels and on choosing the right solar charge controller!  

Apollo Solar Charge Controllers

Apollo Solar's series of MPPT solar charge controllers were the first in the industry to support up to 80 amps output using Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) technology. Made in the USA , Apollo Solar's MPPT Solar Charge Controller is the only solar controller to have the Bogart Tri-Metric battery monitoring built right into it (a $140 value). The high voltage version of their solar controller supports up to 200 volts (open circuit) from your solar panel array, which makes it easier to interconnect your solar panel array because you can connect them all in series.

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Amps 

 Price 

  Apollo Solar T80 MPPT Solar Charge Controller  

 Apollo Solar T80 MPPT Solar Charge Controller 

 80 A 

 $661.00 

  Apollo Solar T80 Remote Display  

 Apollo Solar T80 Remote Display 

 

 $164.00 

  Apollo Solar's ASNET Network Card  

 Apollo Solar's ASNET Network Card 

 

 $79.99


Blue Sky Solar Charge Controllers (MPPT)

Blue Sky Energy, Inc. (formerly RV Power Products) is a quality driven, customer oriented company. Often used in remote or harsh environments, Solar Boost Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) solar charge controllers provide reliable power at affordable prices. Their patented MPPT Solar Charge Controller technology allows an increase in power from a PV array up to 30% more than conventional solar charge controllers.

Solar Controllers
(click on model
for details or to buy)

Nom. Battery
Voltage

Nom. PV
Input Voltage

Max PV Open Circuit Voltage

Max PV
Input power

Max Output
Current
Charge

Charge
Algorithm

Digital
Display

Remote
Display

Solar Boost 2000E

12V

12V

30V

350W

25A

2-stage +Eq.

Yes

No

Solar Boost 50L

12/24V

12/24V

57V

1400W

50A

3-stage +Eq.

Optional
SB50

Optional

Solar Boost 50DL

12/24V

12/24V

57V

1400W

50A

3-stage +Eq.

Yes

Optional

Solar Boost 3048L

24/48V

24/48V

140V

1600W

30A

3-stage +Eq.

Optional

Optional

Solar Boost 3048DL

24/48V

24/48V

140V

1600W

30A

3-stage +Eq.

Yes

Optional

Solar Boost 3024iL

12/24V

12/24V

57V

800W

40A/30A

3-stage +Eq.

No

Optional

Solar Boost 3024DiL

12/24

12/24

57V

800W

40A/30A

3-stage +Eq.

Yes

Optional

Solar Boost 2512i

12V

12V

35V

350W

25A

3-stage

No

Optional

Solar Boost 2512iX

12V

12V

35V

350W

25A

3-stage +Eq.

No

Optional

 

Blue Sky Solar Charge Controllers (MPPT) Subcategories

Accessories for Blue Sky MPPT Controller
Accessories for Blue Sky MPPT Controller

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Amps 

 Price 

  SB3024iL with Factory Installed DUO-Option  

 SB3024iL with Factory Installed DUO-Option 

 30 A 

 $369.20 

  Solar Boost 2000e, 25A, 12V Solar Charge Controller  

 Solar Boost 2000e, 25A, 12V Solar Charge Controller 

 25 A 

 $238.00 

  Solar Boost 2512i Solar Charge Controller, 25A, 12V  

 Solar Boost 2512i Solar Charge Controller, 25A, 12V 

 25 A 

 $178.00 

  Solar Boost 2512iX Solar Charge Controller, 25A, 12V  

 Solar Boost 2512iX Solar Charge Controller, 25A, 12V 

 25 A 

 $212.00 

  Solar Boost 3024DiL Solar Charge Controller with Display  

 Solar Boost 3024DiL Solar Charge Controller with Display 

 30 A 

 $393.00 

  Solar Boost 3024iL Solar Charge Controller, No Display  

 Solar Boost 3024iL Solar Charge Controller, No Display 

 30 A 

 $338.00 

  Solar Boost 3048DiL Solar Charge Controller with Display  

 Solar Boost 3048DiL Solar Charge Controller with Display 

 30 A 

 $545.00 

  Solar Boost 3048DiL Solar Charge Controller without Display  

 Solar Boost 3048DiL Solar Charge Controller without Display 

 30 A 

 $470.00 

  Solar Boost SB50DL Solar Charge Controller with Display  

 Solar Boost SB50DL Solar Charge Controller with Display 

 50 A 

 $475.00 

  Solar Boost SB50L Solar Charge Controller without Display  

 Solar Boost SB50L Solar Charge Controller without Display 

 50 A 

 $400.00

Accessories for Blue Sky MPPT Controller

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Price 

  Blue Sky Battery Temperature Sensor (20')  

 Blue Sky Battery Temperature Sensor (20') 

 $32.00 

  Blue Sky IPN Basic Display Monitor  

 Blue Sky IPN Basic Display Monitor 

 $81.00 

  Blue Sky IPN Pro Remote with 500 Amp Shunt  

 Blue Sky IPN Pro Remote with 500 Amp Shunt 

 $205.00 

  Blue Sky IPN Pro Remote without Shunt  

 Blue Sky IPN Pro Remote without Shunt 

 $175.00 

  Deluxe Wall Mount Box for the Solar Boost 2512iX  

 Deluxe Wall Mount Box for the Solar Boost 2512iX 

 $30.00 

  Front Panel Display for Solar Boost SB3048  

 Front Panel Display for Solar Boost SB3048 

 $109.00 

  Front Panel Display for Solar Boost SB50  

 Front Panel Display for Solar Boost SB50 

 $109.00 

  Remote Digital Display for Solar Boost SB50, 3048, 6024H (25' cable)  

 Remote Digital Display for Solar Boost SB50, 3048, 6024H (25' cable) 

 $109.00 

  Solar Boost 3024iL Duo Option Software Upgrade  

 Solar Boost 3024iL Duo Option Software Upgrade 

 $71.00 

  Wall Mount Box for Solar Boost 2000E Charge Controller  

 Wall Mount Box for Solar Boost 2000E Charge Controller 

 $30.00 

  Midnite Solar Charge Controllers

The Midnite Solar Classic MPPT Charge Controller substantially increases the flexibility, features and range currently found with MPPT controllers. The Classic is the only MPPT controller that has Arc Fault Detection, making this controller the safest controller available. The Classic 150 ranges up to 96 amps, the Classic 200 up to 79 amps and the Classic 250, 63 amps.

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Amps 

 Price 

  Midnite Solar Classic 150 MPPT Charge Controller, 150V 96A  

 Midnite Solar Classic 150 MPPT Charge Controller, 150V 96A 

 96 A 

 $680.00 

  Midnite Solar Classic 200 MPPT Charge Controller, 200V 79A  

 Midnite Solar Classic 200 MPPT Charge Controller, 200V 79A 

 79 A 

 $720.00 

  Midnite Solar Classic 250 MPPT Charge Controller, 250V 63A  

 Midnite Solar Classic 250 MPPT Charge Controller, 250V 63A 

 63 A 

 $760.00

Morningstar MPPT Solar Controllers

TrakStar Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) Technology is an advanced control algorithm used in Morningstar's TriStar MPPT and SunSaver MPPT solar controllers. TrakStar technology maximizes the energy harvest from the solar into the batteries by repeatedly re-evaluating the optimal voltage point for the solar panel array to working at and even knows how to recognize multiple operating voltage points when there's shading on the solar array. Morninstar's MPPT solar charge controller technology enables you to use less expensive thin films modules, use thinner cable that cost less (because of higher input voltages) and up to a 30% increase in performance from your solar panel array when your battery bank is really low.

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Amps 

 Price 

  Morningstar EIA-485 / RS-232 Communications Adapter  

 Morningstar EIA-485 / RS-232 Communications Adapter 

 

 $55.90 

  Morningstar PC MeterBus Adapter  

 Morningstar PC MeterBus Adapter 

 

 $32.50 

  Morningstar SunSaver DIN Rail Mounting Clip  

 Morningstar SunSaver DIN Rail Mounting Clip 

 

 $0.90 

  Morningstar SunSaver MPPT 15A Charge Controller  

 Morningstar SunSaver MPPT 15A Charge Controller 

 15 A 

 $234.00 

  Morningstar SunSaver Remote Meter  

 Morningstar SunSaver Remote Meter 

 

 $79.30 

  Morningstar TriStar Digital Meter for TS and TS-MPPT Controllers  

 Morningstar TriStar Digital Meter for TS and TS-MPPT Controllers 

 

 $93.60 

  Morningstar TriStar Remote Digital Meter for TS and TS-MPPT  

 Morningstar TriStar Remote Digital Meter for TS and TS-MPPT 

 

 $124.80 

  Morningstar Tristar TS-MPPT-45, 45A MPPT Charge Controller  

 Morningstar Tristar TS-MPPT-45, 45A MPPT Charge Controller 

 45 A 

 $448.50 

  Morningstar Tristar TS-MPPT-60, 60A MPPT Charge Controller  

 Morningstar Tristar TS-MPPT-60, 60A MPPT Charge Controller 

 60 A 

 $565.50

  Outback Solar Charge Controllers (MPPT)

The FLEXmax family of MPPT solar charge controllers raises the bar for high performance solar controllers. OutBack's ingenuity and engineering experience has been combined to maximize the output power of your expensive solar array. Their real time active Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) solar charge controller system ensures that your solar array is operating at its peak power point regardless of age, shading or environmental conditions. Systems with large solar arrays are now a snap thanks to the FLEXmax 60's 60 amp and FLEXmax 80's 80 amp DC output current rating for 12, 24 or 48 V solar panel systems.

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Amps 

 Price 

  Outback Flexmax 60 Solar Charge Controller  

 Outback Flexmax 60 Solar Charge Controller 

 60 A 

 $597.72 

  Outback Flexmax 80 Solar Charge Controller  

 Outback Flexmax 80 Solar Charge Controller 

 80 A 

 $667.50 

  Solar Converters Charge Controllers

Solar Converters Inc. is a manufacturer of highly efficient power control products for the renewable energy field. What makes them so unique is their products can work with any renewable power source to charge virtually any battery voltage or type to operate virtually any load. They have successfully designed and manufactured many custom controllers to solve unusual system configuations.

If you don't see the Solar Converters product you need, please give us a call or send us an email - we can get it for you!

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Amps 

 Price 

  Solar Converters CV12/36-4PV, 4A Charger  

 Solar Converters CV12/36-4PV, 4A Charger 

 4 A 

 $221.85 

  Solar Converters PT 12-3, 12V MPPT Charge Controller  

 Solar Converters PT 12-3, 12V MPPT Charge Controller 

 3 A 

 $72.50 

  Solar Converters PT 12-3R8, 12V MPPT Charge Controller  

 Solar Converters PT 12-3R8, 12V MPPT Charge Controller 

 3 A 

 $72.50 

  Solar Converters PT 12-3R8.4, 12V MPPT Charge Controller  

 Solar Converters PT 12-3R8.4, 12V MPPT Charge Controller 

 3 A 

 $72.50 

  Solar Converters PT 12/1.5-15A,12V MPPT Charge Controller  

 Solar Converters PT 12/1.5-15A,12V MPPT Charge Controller 

 15 A 

 $272.60 

 

 Solar Converters PT 12/1.5-3 LI-ION MPPT Charge Ctlr 

 3 A 

 $73.95 

 

 Solar Converters PT 12/1.5-5A, 1.5 NI-CAD MPPT Charge Ctl 

 5 A 

 $118.90 

  Solar Converters PT 12/24-10TC,12/24V MPPT Charge Contlr  

 Solar Converters PT 12/24-10TC,12/24V MPPT Charge Contlr 

 10 A 

 $114.55 

  Solar Converters PT 12/24-15A,12/24V MPPT Charge Controlr  

 Solar Converters PT 12/24-15A,12/24V MPPT Charge Controlr 

 15 A 

 $253.75 

  Solar Converters PT 12/24-30A,12/24V MPPT Charge Controlr  

 Solar Converters PT 12/24-30A,12/24V MPPT Charge Controlr 

 30 A 

 $411.80 

  Solar Converters PT 12/24-5A, 12/24V MPPT Charge Controlr  

 Solar Converters PT 12/24-5A, 12/24V MPPT Charge Controlr 

 5 A 

 $97.15 

 

 Solar Converters PT 12/24-5TC MPPT Charge Controller 

 5 A 

 $97.15 

  Solar Converters PT 12/24-60A, 12/24V MPPT Charge Contrlr  

 Solar Converters PT 12/24-60A, 12/24V MPPT Charge Contrlr 

 60 A 

 $581.45 

  Solar Converters PT 24/65-10A, 24V MPPT Charge Controller  

 Solar Converters PT 24/65-10A, 24V MPPT Charge Controller 

 10 A 

 $253.75 

  Solar Converters PT 24/65-20A, 24V MPPT Charge Controller  

 Solar Converters PT 24/65-20A, 24V MPPT Charge Controller 

 20 A 

 $377.00 

  Solar Converters PT 36-10A, 36V MPPT Charge Controller  

 Solar Converters PT 36-10A, 36V MPPT Charge Controller 

 10 A 

 $272.60 

  Solar Converters PT 36-20A, 36V MPPT Charge Controller  

 Solar Converters PT 36-20A, 36V MPPT Charge Controller 

 20 A 

 $435.00 

  Solar Converters PT 36-40A, 36V MPPT Charge Controller  

 Solar Converters PT 36-40A, 36V MPPT Charge Controller 

 40 A 

 $616.25 

  Solar Converters PT 36-5A, 36V MPPT Charge Controller  

 Solar Converters PT 36-5A, 36V MPPT Charge Controller 

 5 A 

 $100.05 

  Solar Converters PT 48-20A, 48V MPPT Charge Controller  

 Solar Converters PT 48-20A, 48V MPPT Charge Controller 

 20 A 

 $435.00

  Solar Converters PT 48-40A, 48V MPPT Charge Controller  

 Solar Converters PT 48-40A, 48V MPPT Charge Controller 

 40 A 

 $616.25 

  Solar Converters PT 48-8A, 48V MPPT Charge Controller  

 Solar Converters PT 48-8A, 48V MPPT Charge Controller 

 8 A 

 $272.60 

  Solar Converters PT 90-15A, 90V MPPT Charge Controller  

 Solar Converters PT 90-15A, 90V MPPT Charge Controller 

 15 A 

 $491.55 

  Solar Converters PT 90-30A, 90V MPPT Charge Controller  

 Solar Converters PT 90-30A, 90V MPPT Charge Controller 

 30 A 

 $616.25 

  Solar Converters PT 90-6A, 90V MPPT Charge Controller  

 Solar Converters PT 90-6A, 90V MPPT Charge Controller 

 6 A 

 $305.95

  Xantrex XW MPPT Solar Charge Controllers

Xantrex XW Solar Charge Controller (XW SCC) is a solar charge controller that tracks the electrical maximum power point of a solar panel (Photovoltaic or PV) array to deliver the maximum available current for charging batteries. When charging, the XW SCC regulates battery voltage and output current based on the amount of energy available from the solar panelarray and state-of-charge of the battery.


The XW Solar Charge Controller can be used with 12, 24, 36, 48, and 60-volt DC battery systems and is able to charge a lower nominal-voltage battery from a higher nominal-voltage solar panel array. For example, the XW Solar Charge Controller can charge a 12-volt battery from a 36-volt array, providing flexibility for solar installers to use longer wiring runs without compromising efficiency.

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Amps 

 Price 

  Xantrex XW Solar Charge Controller MPPT 865-1030  

 Xantrex XW Solar Charge Controller MPPT 865-1030 

 60 A 

 $537.00 

  PWM Type Solar Charge Controllers

Traditional Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) charge controllers have been around for several years and force your solar panels to operate at the same voltage as your battery bank during charging. They tend to be less expensive than MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) charge controllers, but they're also less efficient than the MPPT type.

PWM Type Solar Charge Controllers Subcategories

BZ Products Charge Controller (PWM)

Go Power! Solar Charge Controllers (PWM)

Morningstar Charge Controllers (PWM)

BZ Products Charge Controller (PWM)

Go Power! Solar Charge Controllers (PWM)

Morningstar Charge Controllers (PWM)

Phocos Solar Charge Controllers (PWM)

Positive Ground PWM Charge Controllers

Steca Solar Charge Controllers (PWM)

Phocos Solar Charge Controllers (PWM)

Positive Ground PWM Charge Controllers

Steca Solar Charge Controllers (PWM)

 

Xantrex Solar Charge Controllers (PWM)

 

 

Xantrex Solar Charge Controllers (PWM)

 

  BZ Products Charge Controller (PWM)

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Amps 

 Price 

  BZ Products M20 Plus 25A, 12/24V Solar Charge Controller w/Display  

 BZ Products M20 Plus 25A, 12/24V Solar Charge Controller w/Display 

 25 A 

 $98.00 

  BZ Products M25 25A, 12/24V Solar Charge Controller w/Remote Display  

 BZ Products M25 25A, 12/24V Solar Charge Controller w/Remote Display 

 25 A 

 $112.00 

  Go Power! Solar Charge Controllers (PWM)

The GPR-22 by Go Power! is a flush mounted solar system charge regulator for use in 22 amp or less photovoltaic systems. It features a solar array charge current and battery voltage LCD digital display, and a coloured LED battery charge monitor. This 12 volt controller integrates battery overcharge protection and solar system metering

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Amps 

 Price 

  Go Power Knockout box for GP-PWM-25  

 Go Power Knockout box for GP-PWM-25 

 

 $29.40 

  Go Power Solar Charger with Digital Amp Meter  

 Go Power Solar Charger with Digital Amp Meter 

 25 A 

 $123.20 

  Morningstar Charge Controllers (PWM)

Morningstar Charge Controllers (PWM) Subcategories

Morningstar PWM Charge Cntrl Accessories
Morningstar PWM Charge Cntrl Accessories

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Amps 

 Price 

  Morningstar ProStar PS-15 15A, Charge Controller without Display (12/24V)  

 Morningstar ProStar PS-15 15A, Charge Controller without Display (12/24V) 

 15 A 

 $94.90 

  Morningstar ProStar PS-15M 15A, Charge Controller with Display (12/24V)  

 Morningstar ProStar PS-15M 15A, Charge Controller with Display (12/24V) 

 15 A 

 $150.80 

  Morningstar ProStar PS-15M-48V 15A, Charge Controller with Display (48V)  

 Morningstar ProStar PS-15M-48V 15A, Charge Controller with Display (48V) 

 15 A 

 $188.50 

  Morningstar ProStar PS-30 30A, Charge Controller without Display (12/24V)  

 Morningstar ProStar PS-30 30A, Charge Controller without Display (12/24V) 

 30 A 

 $127.40 

  Morningstar ProStar PS-30M 30A, Charge Controller with Display (12/24V)  

 Morningstar ProStar PS-30M 30A, Charge Controller with Display (12/24V) 

 30 A 

 $184.60 

  Morningstar SunGuard 4.5A, 12V PWM Charge Controller  

 Morningstar SunGuard 4.5A, 12V PWM Charge Controller 

 4.5 A 

 $26.00 

  Morningstar SunKeeper SK-12 12A, 12V PWM Charge Controller  

 Morningstar SunKeeper SK-12 12A, 12V PWM Charge Controller 

 12 A 

 $72.80 

  Morningstar SunKeeper SK-6 6A, 12V PWM Charge Controller  

 Morningstar SunKeeper SK-6 6A, 12V PWM Charge Controller 

 6 A 

 $52.00 

  Morningstar SunSaver Duo 25A Dual Battery Charger with Meter (12V)  

 Morningstar SunSaver Duo 25A Dual Battery Charger with Meter (12V) 

 25 A 

 $154.70 

  Morningstar SunSaver SS-10-12V 10A, PWM Charge Controller  

 Morningstar SunSaver SS-10-12V 10A, PWM Charge Controller 

 10 A 

 $46.80 

  Morningstar SunSaver SS-10L-12V 10A, PWM Charge Controller (LVD)  

 Morningstar SunSaver SS-10L-12V 10A, PWM Charge Controller (LVD) 

 10 A 

 $59.80 

  Morningstar SunSaver SS-10L-24V 10A, PWM Charge Controller (LVD)  

 Morningstar SunSaver SS-10L-24V 10A, PWM Charge Controller (LVD) 

 10 A 

 $65.00 

  Morningstar SunSaver SS-20L-12V 20A, PWM Charge Controller (LVD)  

 Morningstar SunSaver SS-20L-12V 20A, PWM Charge Controller (LVD) 

 20 A 

 $80.60 

  Morningstar SunSaver SS-20L-24V 20A, PWM Charge Controller (LVD)  

 Morningstar SunSaver SS-20L-24V 20A, PWM Charge Controller (LVD) 

 20 A 

 $85.80 

  Morningstar SunSaver SS-6-12V 6.5A, PWM Charge Controller  

 Morningstar SunSaver SS-6-12V 6.5A, PWM Charge Controller 

 6.5 A 

 $40.30 

  Morningstar SunSaver SS-6L-12V 6.5A, PWM Charge Controller (LVD)  

 Morningstar SunSaver SS-6L-12V 6.5A, PWM Charge Controller (LVD) 

 6.5 A 

 $49.40 

  Morningstar TriStar TS-45 Charge Controller without Display  

 Morningstar TriStar TS-45 Charge Controller without Display 

 45 A 

 $157.30 

  Morningstar TriStar TS-60 Charge Controller without Display  

 Morningstar TriStar TS-60 Charge Controller without Display 

 60 A 

 $209.30 

  Morningstar PWM Charge Cntrl Accessories

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Price 

  Morningstar Relay Driver - Logic Module Accessory  

 Morningstar Relay Driver - Logic Module Accessory 

 $139.10 

  Morningstar Remote Temperature Sensor  

 Morningstar Remote Temperature Sensor 

 $28.60 

  Morningstar SunSaver DIN Rail Mounting Clip  

 Morningstar SunSaver DIN Rail Mounting Clip 

 $0.90 

  Morningstar TriStar Digital Meter for TS and TS-MPPT Controllers  

 Morningstar TriStar Digital Meter for TS and TS-MPPT Controllers 

 $93.60 

  Morningstar TriStar Remote Digital Meter for TS and TS-MPPT  

 Morningstar TriStar Remote Digital Meter for TS and TS-MPPT 

 $124.80

Phocos Solar Charge Controllers (PWM)

The CXN series is a sophisticated solar charge regulator family with negative grounding.

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Amps 

 Price 

  CIS10-1 12/24 V 10/10 A Charge Controller IP65  

 CIS10-1 12/24 V 10/10 A Charge Controller IP65 

 

 $97.15 

  Phocos CX USB Interface  

 Phocos CX USB Interface 

 

 $87.36 

  Phocos CXM Remote Display for Phocos CXN  

 Phocos CXM Remote Display for Phocos CXN 

 

 $55.14 

  Phocos CXN10 10A,12/24V PWM Charge Controller  

 Phocos CXN10 10A,12/24V PWM Charge Controller 

 10 A 

 $97.15 

  Phocos CXN20 20A,12/24V PWM Charge Controller  

 Phocos CXN20 20A,12/24V PWM Charge Controller 

 20 A 

 $131.68 

  Phocos CXN40 40A,12/24V PWM Charge Controller  

 Phocos CXN40 40A,12/24V PWM Charge Controller 

 40 A 

 $188.88

  Positive Ground PWM Charge Controllers

Please Note: These are Positive Ground Controllers. If grounding is necessary, it must be completed on the positive line. If the controller is to be used on a vehicle which has battery negative on the chassis, loads connected to the controller must not have an electrical connection to the vehicle body.

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Amps 

 Price 

  Phocos CM04 4A,12V Solar Charge Controller  

 Phocos CM04 4A,12V Solar Charge Controller 

 4 A 

 $26.00 

  Phocos CML-15 15A,12/24V Charge Controller  

 Phocos CML-15 15A,12/24V Charge Controller 

 15 A 

 $95.76 

  Phocos CML05 5A,12/24V PWM Charge Controller  

 Phocos CML05 5A,12/24V PWM Charge Controller 

 5 A 

 $50.00 

  Phocos CML10-2 10A,12/24V PWM Charge Controller  

 Phocos CML10-2 10A,12/24V PWM Charge Controller 

 10 A 

 $70.00 

  Phocos CML20 - 20A 12/24V Solar Charge Controller  

 Phocos CML20 - 20A 12/24V Solar Charge Controller 

 20 A 

 $110.88 

  Phocos CX USB Interface  

 Phocos CX USB Interface 

 

 $87.36

  Steca Solar Charge Controllers (PWM)

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Amps 

 Price 

  SOLSUM 10.10F 10A 12/24V Charge Controller  

 SOLSUM 10.10F 10A 12/24V Charge Controller 

 10 A 

 $43.35 

  Solsum 6.6F 6A 12/24V Charge Controller  

 Solsum 6.6F 6A 12/24V Charge Controller 

 6 A 

 $28.75 

  Steca Solsum 8.8F 8A 12/24V Charge Controller  

 Steca Solsum 8.8F 8A 12/24V Charge Controller 

 8 A 

 $29.99

  Xantrex Solar Charge Controllers (PWM)

Xantrex Solar Charge Controllers (PWM) Subcategories

Accessories for Xantrex PWM Charge Cntrl
Accessories for Xantrex PWM Charge Cntrl

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Amps 

 Price 

  C40 Solar Charge Controller  

 C40 Solar Charge Controller 

 40 A 

 $140.00 

  Xantrex C12 12A, 12V Lighting Controller  

 Xantrex C12 12A, 12V Lighting Controller 

 12 A 

 $92.00 

  Xantrex C35 35A, 12/24V PWM Charge Controller  

 Xantrex C35 35A, 12/24V PWM Charge Controller 

 35 A 

 $103.00 

  Xantrex C60 60A, 12/24V Charge Controller  

 Xantrex C60 60A, 12/24V Charge Controller 

 60 A 

 $169.00 

  Accessories for Xantrex PWM Charge Cntrl

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Price 

  Xantrex Cm/R-100 Digitalmeter-C12/35/40/60-100'  

 Xantrex Cm/R-100 Digitalmeter-C12/35/40/60-100' 

 $117.73 

  Xantrex Cm/R-50 Digitalmeter-C12/35/40/60-50'  

 Xantrex Cm/R-50 Digitalmeter-C12/35/40/60-50' 

 $101.61 

  Xantrex Trace Cm Digitalmeter-C12/35/40/60  

 Xantrex Trace Cm Digitalmeter-C12/35/40/60 

 $86.00

  PWM Shunt Solar Charge Controllers

This basic charge controller charges the battery by connecting the solar panels to the battery then shorts the panel (no power loss when shorted) and reconnects the panel to battery with PWM control. The battery sees a PWM style charge current with PWM control, however, since the panel current shorted is very close to panel current into the battery, there are no sharp transistions of panel current, hence minimal electrical interference.


PWM Shunt Solar Charge Controllers Subcategories

 

Solar Converters Shunt Charge Controller

This basic charge controller charges the battery by connecting the solar panels to the battery then shorts the panel (no power loss when shorted) and reconnects the panel to battery with PWM control. The battery sees a PWM style charge current with PWM control, however, since the panel current shorted is very close to panel current into the battery, there are no sharp transistions of panel current, hence minimal electrical interference.

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Amps 

 Price 

 

 Solar Converters Shunt Battery Charger 12V, 2A 

 2 A 

 $52.20 

 

 Solar Converters Shunt Battery Charger 12V, 5A 

 5 A 

 $52.20 

 

 Solar Converters Shunt Battery Charger 6V, 15A 

 15 A 

 $88.45 

 

 Solar Converters Shunt Battery Charger 6V, 2A 

 2 A 

 $39.15 

 

 Solar Converters Shunt Battery Charger 6V, 5A 

 5 A 

 $52.20 

  Solar Converters Shunt Battery Charger W/Lvd 12V, 5A  

 Solar Converters Shunt Battery Charger W/Lvd 12V, 5A 

 5 A 

 $58.00 

  Solar Converters Shunt Battery Charger W/Lvd 6V, 15A  

 Solar Converters Shunt Battery Charger W/Lvd 6V, 15A 

 15 A 

 $87.00 

  Solar Converters Shunt Battery Charger W/Lvd 6V, 5A  

 Solar Converters Shunt Battery Charger W/Lvd 6V, 5A 

 5 A 

 $58.00 

 

 Solar Converters Shunt Regulator 12V, 15A 

 15 A 

 $88.45

Specialty Concepts ASC Charge Controller

The ASC has been the industry standard for more then 24 years. With a remarkably low failure rate, and its robust and waterproof construction, it is just right for those applications that require the utmost in reliability. Available in 12 and 24 Volt with capacities from 1 to 16 Amps. Available with optional temperature compensation and automatic low-voltage load disconnect.

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Amps 

 Price 

  Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 12A Charge Controller w/ Temp Compensation & LVD  

 Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 12A Charge Controller w/ Temp Compensation & LVD 

 12 A 

 $72.62 

  Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 12A LVD Solar Charge Controller  

 Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 12A LVD Solar Charge Controller 

 12 A 

 $63.00 

  Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 12A Solar Charge Controller  

 Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 12A Solar Charge Controller 

 12 A 

 $48.60 

  Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 12A Solar Charge Controller w/ Temp Compensation  

 Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 12A Solar Charge Controller w/ Temp Compensation 

 12 A 

 $57.75 

  Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 16A Charge Controller w/ Temp Compensation & LVD  

 Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 16A Charge Controller w/ Temp Compensation & LVD 

 16 A 

 $83.16 

  Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 16A Charge Controller w/ Temperature Compensation  

 Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 16A Charge Controller w/ Temperature Compensation 

 16 A 

 $66.50 

  Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 16A LVD Solar Charge Controller  

 Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 16A LVD Solar Charge Controller 

 16 A 

 $70.87 

  Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 16A Solar Charge Controller  

 Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 16A Solar Charge Controller 

 16 A 

 $58.70 

  Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 1A Solar Charge Controller  

 Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 1A Solar Charge Controller 

 1 A 

 $34.48 

  Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 4A Solar Charge Controller  

 Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 4A Solar Charge Controller 

 4 A 

 $42.88 

  Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 8A Charge Controller w/ Temp Compensation  

 Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 8A Charge Controller w/ Temp Compensation 

 8 A 

 $47.55 

  Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 8A Charge Controller w/ Temp Compensation & LVD  

 Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 8A Charge Controller w/ Temp Compensation & LVD 

 8 A 

 $60.00 

  Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 8A LVD Solar Charge Controller  

 Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 8A LVD Solar Charge Controller 

 8 A 

 $54.00 

  Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 8A Solar Charge Controller  

 Specialty Concepts ASC 12V 8A Solar Charge Controller 

 8 A 

 $41.43 

  Specialty Concepts ASC 24V 16A Solar Charge Controller  

 Specialty Concepts ASC 24V 16A Solar Charge Controller 

 16 A 

 $55.08 

  Specialty Concepts ASC 24V 8A Solar Charge Controller  

 Specialty Concepts ASC 24V 8A Solar Charge Controller 

 8 A 

 $49.64

  Solar Lighting Controllers

Morningstar Corp's Solar Lighting Controllers
Morningstar's advanced SunLight solar lighting controller combines their SunSaver charge controller design with a microcontroller for automatic lighting control functions.

Solar Converters Inc's Solar Lighting Controllers
A complete Solar Lighting Controller used to charge the battery during the day, turn on a light at night. This unit with its fused battery and intergal LVD and day night sensor as well a remote control capability is a complete solar lighting control system. If you don't see the Solar Converters product you need, please give us a call or send us an email - we can get it for you!

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Amps 

 Price 

  Morningstar SunLight SL-10L-12V 10A, Lighting Controller with LVD  

 Morningstar SunLight SL-10L-12V 10A, Lighting Controller with LVD 

 10 A 

 $92.30 

  Morningstar SunLight SL-10L-24V 10A, Lighting Controller with LVD  

 Morningstar SunLight SL-10L-24V 10A, Lighting Controller with LVD 

 10 A 

 $98.80 

  Morningstar SunLight SL-20L-12V 20A, Lighting Controller with LVD  

 Morningstar SunLight SL-20L-12V 20A, Lighting Controller with LVD 

 20 A 

 $118.30 

  Solar Boost 2512iX Solar Charge Controller, 25A, 12V  

 Solar Boost 2512iX Solar Charge Controller, 25A, 12V 

 25 A 

 $212.00 

  Solar Converters 12V 5A Basic Solar Lighting/Chrg Contrlr  

 Solar Converters 12V 5A Basic Solar Lighting/Chrg Contrlr 

 5 A 

 $58.48 

  Solar Converters NEMA 3R ENCL. 48V  

 Solar Converters NEMA 3R ENCL. 48V 

 5 A 

 $194.30 

  Solar Converters NEMA 3R, 12/24V, 10A  

 Solar Converters NEMA 3R, 12/24V, 10A 

 10 A 

 $168.20 

  Solar Converters Open Frame Solar Lighting Controller  

 Solar Converters Open Frame Solar Lighting Controller 

 10 A 

 $127.60 

  Solar Converters Simplified 6V, 5A  

 Solar Converters Simplified 6V, 5A 

 5 A 

 $62.35 

 

 Sunwize Dusk/Dawn Switch, 12/24v, 3A 

 3 A 

 $43.00 

  Xantrex C12 12A, 12V Lighting Controller  

 Xantrex C12 12A, 12V Lighting Controller 

 12 A 

 $92.00

  AC Charge Controllers

AC charge controllers are used to charge a battery bank using regular household type voltage (120VAC, 60Hz). Our AC chargers are frequently used to charge battery banks in RVs and boats.

AC Charge Controllers Subcategories

Accessories for the AC Chargers
Accessories for the AC Chargers

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Amps 

 Price 

  IOTA Dls 27-25 25A,24V 2Stg Ac Charge Control  

 IOTA Dls 27-25 25A,24V 2Stg Ac Charge Control 

 25 A 

 $297.33 

  IOTA DLS 27-40 40A 24V 2-Stage AC Charge Cntr  

 IOTA DLS 27-40 40A 24V 2-Stage AC Charge Cntr 

 40 A 

 $369.00 

  IOTA Dls-15 15A,12V 2-Stg Ac Charge Controllr  

 IOTA Dls-15 15A,12V 2-Stg Ac Charge Controllr 

 15 A 

 $117.33 

  IOTA Dls-30 30A,12V 2Stg Ac Charge Controller  

 IOTA Dls-30 30A,12V 2Stg Ac Charge Controller 

 30 A 

 $141.33 

  IOTA Dls-45 45A,12V 2Stg Ac Charge Controller  

 IOTA Dls-45 45A,12V 2Stg Ac Charge Controller 

 45 A 

 $150.67 

  IOTA Dls-54-13,13A,48V Charge Controller  

 IOTA Dls-54-13,13A,48V Charge Controller 

 13 A 

 $396.00 

  IOTA Dls-55 55A,12V 2Stg Ac Charge Controller  

 IOTA Dls-55 55A,12V 2Stg Ac Charge Controller 

 55 A 

 $165.33 

  IOTA Dls-75, 75A, 12V Ac Battery Charger  

 IOTA Dls-75, 75A, 12V Ac Battery Charger 

 75 A 

 $325.33 

  IOTA Dls-90 90A,12V 2Stg Ac Charge Controller  

 IOTA Dls-90 90A,12V 2Stg Ac Charge Controller 

 90 A 

 $362.00 

  Mk Battery Ac Charger, 6A,12V  

 Mk Battery Ac Charger, 6A,12V 

 6 A 

 $137.50 

  Samlex 12V,15A 3STG AC BATTERY CHARGER  

 Samlex 12V,15A 3STG AC BATTERY CHARGER 

 15 A 

 $120.40 

  Samlex 12V,30A 3STG AC BATTERY CHARGER  

 Samlex 12V,30A 3STG AC BATTERY CHARGER 

 30 A 

 $182.00 

  Samlex 12V,45A 3STG AC BATTERY CHARGER  

 Samlex 12V,45A 3STG AC BATTERY CHARGER 

 45 A 

 $298.20 

  Samlex 24V,15A 3STG AC BATTERY CHARGER  

 Samlex 24V,15A 3STG AC BATTERY CHARGER 

 15 A 

 $182.00 

  Samlex 24V,25A 3STG AC BATTERY CHARGER  

 Samlex 24V,25A 3STG AC BATTERY CHARGER 

 25 A 

 $295.40 

  Xantrex Truecharge2 20 20A,12V Charge Controller  

 Xantrex Truecharge2 20 20A,12V Charge Controller 

 20 A 

 $253.50 

  Xantrex Xc1524 15A,24V Charge Controller  

 Xantrex Xc1524 15A,24V Charge Controller 

 15 A 

 $482.00 

  Xantrex Xc2524 25A,24V Charge Controller  

 Xantrex Xc2524 25A,24V Charge Controller 

 25 A 

 $680.00 

  Xantrex Xc5012 50A,12V Battery Charger  

 Xantrex Xc5012 50A,12V Battery Charger 

 50 A 

 $702.13 

  Accessories for the AC Chargers

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Price 

  Iota IQ4 FACTORY- INSTALLED for DLS Series  

 Iota IQ4 FACTORY- INSTALLED for DLS Series 

  Call  

  Iota Iq4 Smart Controller for Dls Series  

 Iota Iq4 Smart Controller for Dls Series 

 $26.00 

  Xantrex Truecharge Remote Monitor Panel 20+  

 Xantrex Truecharge Remote Monitor Panel 20+ 

 $37.70

  Dump Loads & Dump Load Controllers

A dump load controller, also known as a diversion load controller, diverts electricity from a battery bank once the charging source (wind turbine, PV, hydro turbine, etc) has fully charged the battery bank. We offer special DC air and water heating elements as diversion/dump loads.

We also have specialized turbine diversion controllers that also have the additional rectifier circuitry to rectify the wild AC from the turbine into DC.

Dump Loads & Dump Load Controllers Subcategories

 

Diversion (Dump) Load Controllers

The models in this category have the capability of being either a solar charge controller, a DC load controller, or a diversion load controller. The trick is that they can only do one at a time. Acting as a diversion load controller means that the controller is wired to the battery bank and to a diversion load or dump load such as a resistor or heating element. When the desired voltage is reached, the controller diverts the extra current away from the battery and into the designated DC diversion load.

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Amps 

 Price 

  C40 Solar Charge Controller  

 C40 Solar Charge Controller 

 40 A 

 $140.00 

  Morningstar TriStar TS-45 Charge Controller without Display  

 Morningstar TriStar TS-45 Charge Controller without Display 

 45 A 

 $157.30 

  Morningstar TriStar TS-60 Charge Controller without Display  

 Morningstar TriStar TS-60 Charge Controller without Display 

 60 A 

 $209.30 

  Solar Converters Turbine Dump Load Cntrlr 96V,15A Enclsr  

 Solar Converters Turbine Dump Load Cntrlr 96V,15A Enclsr 

 15 A 

 $176.90 

 

 Solar Converters Turbine Dump Load Cntrlr 96V,15A No Encl 

 15 A 

 $140.65 

  Solar Converters Turbine Dump Load Contrllr - 48 V, 30 A  

 Solar Converters Turbine Dump Load Contrllr - 48 V, 30 A 

 30 A 

 $146.45 

 

 Solar Converters Turbine Dump Load Controller 12V, 100A 

 100 A 

 $163.85 

  Solar Converters Turbine Dump Load Controller 12V,100A  

 Solar Converters Turbine Dump Load Controller 12V,100A 

 100 A 

 $201.55 

  Solar Converters Turbine Dump Load Controller 24 V, 60 A  

 Solar Converters Turbine Dump Load Controller 24 V, 60 A 

 60 A 

 $139.20 

 

 Solar Converters Turbine Dump Load Controller 24V, 60 A 

 60 A 

 $124.70 

  Solar Converters Turbine Dump Load Controller 24V, 60A  

 Solar Converters Turbine Dump Load Controller 24V, 60A 

 60 A 

 $179.80 

  Turbine Dump Load Controller 12V, 100A, NEMA 3R  

 Turbine Dump Load Controller 12V, 100A, NEMA 3R 

 100 A 

 $220.40 

 

 Turbine Dump Load Controller 48V, 30A Open Frame 

 30 A 

 $130.50 

  Turbine Dump Load Controller 96V, 15A, NEMA 3R  

 Turbine Dump Load Controller 96V, 15A, NEMA 3R 

 15 A 

 $194.30 

  Turbine Dump Load Controller, 48V, 30A NEMA 3R  

 Turbine Dump Load Controller, 48V, 30A NEMA 3R 

 30 A 

 $188.50 

  Xantrex C35 35A, 12/24V PWM Charge Controller  

 Xantrex C35 35A, 12/24V PWM Charge Controller 

 35 A 

 $103.00 

  Xantrex C60 60A, 12/24V Charge Controller  

 Xantrex C60 60A, 12/24V Charge Controller 

 60 A 

 $169.00

  Diversion Load Controllers w/ Rectifiers

Both rectifies the wild AC from your wind turbine and provides built-in load diversion controller. Diversion load (usually appropriately rated resistors called dump loads or diversion loads) are sold separately.

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Amps 

 Price 

  Solar Converters Turbine Dump Load Controller 120V, 2A  

 Solar Converters Turbine Dump Load Controller 120V, 2A 

 2 A 

 $201.55 

  Solar Converters Turbine Dump Load Controller 180V, 10A  

 Solar Converters Turbine Dump Load Controller 180V, 10A 

 10 A 

 $201.55 

  Solar Converters Turbine Dump Load Controller, 24V, 60A  

 Solar Converters Turbine Dump Load Controller, 24V, 60A 

 60 A 

 $178.35 

  Turbine Dump Load Controller 48V, 30A Grid-Tied  

 Turbine Dump Load Controller 48V, 30A Grid-Tied 

 30 A 

 $187.05 

  Turbine Dump Load Controller 96V, 15A, Grid-Tied  

 Turbine Dump Load Controller 96V, 15A, Grid-Tied 

 15 A 

 $192.85 

  Turbine Dump Load Controller, 12V, 100A, Grid-tied  

 Turbine Dump Load Controller, 12V, 100A, Grid-tied 

 100 A 

 $218.95

Diversion Loads/Dump Loads

Dump or diversion loads are used with a diversion/dump load controller to "burn off" excess energy production typically from a turbine. Keeping the turbine on a load prevents the turbine from free-wheeling and being damaged by turning too fast.

Dump loads need to be properly matched to the maximum power output you can expect from your turbine. This often means carefully calculating how many diversion loads (resistors) you need in parallel or series to allow enough current to flow through.

Follow these steps to sizing the dump load to your turbine:
(if this is confusing, call one of our technical sales reps for help)

  1. Choose a dump load to start with (scroll down to see them all). Make note of it's resistance (Ohms) and power rating. 
  2. To roughly figure out how many dump loads you need, divide the peak power output of your turbine by the power rating of that resistor and round up (you don't want to short change the dump load or you can risk frying your battery bank).
  3. To figure out the resistance you ultimately need with the combination of dump loads, use this formula:

     Resistance Needed = (DC Voltage of your system)^2  / Peak Power of  Your Turbine
      (note: the "^2" above means squared)

Now we need to figure out if we need to put the dump load resistors in parallel or series to get the Resistance Needed above. When resistors (dump loads in this case) are put in series you add the resistances.

  Resistance Needed = (Number of Resistors or Dump Loads You Have) x (Resistance of Each Dump Load)

When you put the same resistors in parallel the overall resistance decreases, following this formula:

 1/(Resistance Needed) = (Number of Resistors or Dump Loads You Have) / (Resistance of Each Dump Load)

At minimum, you need to have enough dump loads to absorb the full power output from your turbine, as calculated in step 2.  Using the equations above, figure out what configuration of dump load (parallel or series) you need to most closely come to the Resistance Needed. In the equations above, you'll want to try to solve for the Number of Resistors or Dump Load You Have.

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Amps 

 Price 

  1000 W Dump Load Resistor, Adj .75 Ohm  

 1000 W Dump Load Resistor, Adj .75 Ohm 

 

 $112.50 

  2000 W Dump Load Resistor,Adj 1.8 Ohm  

 2000 W Dump Load Resistor,Adj 1.8 Ohm 

 

 $165.00 

  HL-100 Air Heater Diversion Load  

 HL-100 Air Heater Diversion Load 

 

 $229.86 

  HL-75 Air Heater Diversion Load  

 HL-75 Air Heater Diversion Load 

 

 $235.74 

  Square Flange Element Adapter  

 Square Flange Element Adapter 

 

 $25.23 

  Water Heating Element for 12V or 24V DC  

 Water Heating Element for 12V or 24V DC 

 

 $117.19 

  Water Heating Element for 24V or 48V DC  

 Water Heating Element for 24V or 48V DC 

 

 $94.37

  Temperature Sensors

Temperature sensors that are used both for some charge controllers and inverters with built-in AC chargers. Temperature sensors are needed when your battery bank will experience significant temperature changes (e.g. differences of 20 degrees F over the year). Charge controllers stop or start charging batteries bases upon their voltage. However, batteries have different "full" voltages at different temperatures.

What can happen if you don't have a temperature sensor? If the battery temperature is low then the full voltage point will be lower. However, the charge controller will unwittenly continue to try to raise the voltage level - causing your batteries to over charge, off-gas and eventually damage the batteries. If the battery temperature is relatively high, then the "full" voltage goes up. Without a temperature the charge controller may think the battery bank is fully charged before it really is - leaving your batteries frequently undercharged.

  

 Product Name ↓ 

 Price 

  Blue Sky Battery Temperature Sensor (20')  

 Blue Sky Battery Temperature Sensor (20') 

 $32.00 

  Morningstar Remote Temperature Sensor  

 Morningstar Remote Temperature Sensor 

 $28.60 

  Outback Rts Remote Temp Sensor W/20' Cable  

 Outback Rts Remote Temp Sensor W/20' Cable 

 $28.00 

  Solar Converters Tc2 Battery Temperature Sensor  

 Solar Converters Tc2 Battery Temperature Sensor 

 $12.00 

  Xantrex Bts-15' Batt Temp Sensor-Dr/Ux/C Series  

 Xantrex Bts-15' Batt Temp Sensor-Dr/Ux/C Series 

 $28.00 

  Xantrex Truecharge 2 Temp Sensor For Batteries  

 Xantrex Truecharge 2 Temp Sensor For Batteries 

 $37.00 




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