Charge Controllers

Charge Controllers

If you have an alternative energy source, you may have heard of a solar charge controller. This controller is known to regulate the voltage or current that is coming from the solar panels and going to the batteries. It keeps the batteries from becoming overcharged, which could shorten their life span and cause damage.

These controllers come in various shapes, sizes, features and price ranges. You can find controllers as small as 4.5 amps, and all the way up to 80 amps. Sometimes, when an application requires more than 60 amps, two or more 40 to 80 amp units will be wired in a parallel position. These controllers are most commonly used for battery systems that require 4 to 60 amps.

Types of Charger Controllers

mapped Controller Simple 1 or 2 stage controls - Relies on relays or shunt transistors in order to maintain voltage in one or two steps. These are an older system, but there are some still available on the market. They are most known for reliability, as they do not have many components that can malfunction.

3-stage and/or PWM -These controllers are an industry standard. The PWM solar charge controller is dependable and affordable.

Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) - These are the highest class charge controllers on the market. You will find manufactures such as EP Solar, Morningstar Corp and Samlex offering these controllers. An MPPT Controller offerers 94 to 98 percent efficiency, but are also pricier than a standard PV charge controller.

You will find that most chargers have an indicator light, which is either a simple LED or a series of LED, and sometimes a digital meter. New models may contain built in computer interfaces for monitoring and controlling your system. For controllers that are simple, you can only expect a few LED lights to show that the device is powered on and a charge is occurring.

Contact us today to find out more about charge controllers. If you have a system in mind, but need help designing it, we have solar specialists on hand that can help you complete any project.

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Morningstar PWM Charge Controllers TriStar TS-45

Morningstar PWM Charge Controllers TriStar TS-45

$162.64
Morningstar PWM Charge Controllers SunLight SL-10L-24V

Morningstar PWM Charge Controllers SunLight SL-10L-24V

$95.76
Samlex SCC-30AB Solar Charge Controller

Samlex SCC-30AB Solar Charge Controller

$163.17
Samlex 20A Charge Controller SMC-20

Samlex 20A Charge Controller SMC-20

$94.08
Morningstar PWM Charge Controllers SunGuard SG-4

Morningstar PWM Charge Controllers SunGuard SG-4

$28.88
Samlex 8A Charge Controller SCC-1208L

Samlex 8A Charge Controller SCC-1208L

$36.00
Samlex 15 Amp Charge Controller PR-1515

Samlex 15 Amp Charge Controller PR-1515

$132.93
Samlex 10A Charge Controller SMC-10

Samlex 10A Charge Controller SMC-10

$51.45
Samlex 10 Amp Charge Controller PRS-1010

Samlex 10 Amp Charge Controller PRS-1010

$77.91
Samlex 15 Amp Charge Controller PRS-1515

Samlex 15 Amp Charge Controller PRS-1515

$82.32
Samlex 6 Amp Charge Controller Solsum 6.6 F

Samlex 6 Amp Charge Controller Solsum 6.6 F

$29.00
Samlex 30 Amp Charge Controller PRS-3030

Samlex 30 Amp Charge Controller PRS-3030

$115.82
Samlex 8 Amp Charge Controller Solsum 8.8f

Samlex 8 Amp Charge Controller Solsum 8.8f

$33.81
Morningstar ProStar MPPT Charge Controller PS-MPPT-40M

Morningstar ProStar MPPT Charge Controller PS-MPPT-40M

$492.67
Morningstar ProStar MPPT Charge Controller PS-MPPT-40

Morningstar ProStar MPPT Charge Controller PS-MPPT-40

$420.36
Morningstar ProStar MPPT Charge Controller PS-MPPT-25M

Morningstar ProStar MPPT Charge Controller PS-MPPT-25M

$387.22
Morningstar ProStar MPPT Charge Controller PS-MPPT-25

Morningstar ProStar MPPT Charge Controller PS-MPPT-25

$314.88
Morningstar PWM Charge Controllers SHS-10

Morningstar PWM Charge Controllers SHS-10

$40.32
Morningstar PWM Charge Controllers SHS-6

Morningstar PWM Charge Controllers SHS-6

$29.57
Morningstar Wire Box for ProStar MPPT PS-MPPT-WB

Morningstar Wire Box for ProStar MPPT PS-MPPT-WB

$43.34
Morningstar PWM Charge Controllers ProStar PS-15M-48V-PG

Morningstar PWM Charge Controllers ProStar PS-15M-48V-PG

$197.59
Morningstar MPPT Charge Controller TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB-TR-GFPD

Morningstar MPPT Charge Controller TS-MPPT-60-600V-48-DB-TR-GFPD

$2,098.13
Morningstar PWM Charge Controllers SunSaver SS-10-12V

Morningstar PWM Charge Controllers SunSaver SS-10-12V

$48.65
Morningstar PWM Charge Controller ProStar PS-30M-PG

Morningstar PWM Charge Controller ProStar PS-30M-PG

$194.56
Morningstar DIN Rail Mounting Clips DIN-1

Morningstar DIN Rail Mounting Clips DIN-1

$0.77
Morningstar PC MeterBus Adapter MSC

Morningstar PC MeterBus Adapter MSC

$31.92
Morningstar Ground Fault Protection Device GFPD-150V

Morningstar Ground Fault Protection Device GFPD-150V

$188.33
Morningstar Ground Fault Protection Device GFPD-600V

Morningstar Ground Fault Protection Device GFPD-600V

$373.66

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