The TriStar pulse width modulated (PWM) controller can operate as a solar charge controller, a load controller, or a diversion regulator in 12-, 24- or 48-volt systems. It can operate in only one of these modes at a time, but two or more controllers can be used to provide multiple functions. PWM operation may be changed to on/off operation to prevent telecom noise.
Two models are available with UL current ratings of 45 and 60 amps. A choice of 7 different set points are easily selectable with DIP switches. An RS-232 communications enables PC connection to adjust control set points and data logging. An optional digital display may be mounted on the front of the controller or up to 100 feet away using 4-conductor phone cable with RJ11 jacks.
Battery temperature compensation may be added with the optional temperature sensor. Knock-outs on the bottom of the charge controller match knock-out spacing on MPPT controllers, allowing easy mounting to available power system components.
Dimensions: 10.25" H x 5" W x 2.8" D; weight is 3.5 lbs. 5-year warranty. UL Listed for U.S. and Canada.
Morningstar TriStar TS-45, PWM Charge Controller
Rated Solar, Load or Diversion Current: 45 Amps
System Voltage 12/24/48 VDC
Morningstar TriStar TS-45 Description:
Morningstar's TriStar is a three-function controller that provides reliable solar battery charging, load control or diversion regulation. It is rated at 45 at 12-48 volts, and has an optional meter, remote meter and remote temperature sensor. Morningstar’s TriStar Controller is a three-function controller that provides reliable solar battery charging, load control or diversion regulation. The controller operates in one of these modes at a time and two or more controllers may be used
to provide multiple functions.
- May be used for solar, wind or hydroelectric
The TriStar uses advanced technology and automated production to provide exciting new features at a competitive
cost. The optional TriStar meter is the most sophisticated and informative controller meter on the market. The
controller is UL listed and is designed for both solar home systems and professional applications.
Key Features and Benefits
- Highest Reliability
- More Power
- Communications Capability
- Fully Adjustable
- Extensive Electronic Protections
- Programmable Lighting Control
- Simple Mechanical Interface
- Better Battery Charging
- More Information
- Easy to Reset
- Low Telecom Noise
Large heat sink and conservative design enables operating at full ratings to 45°C. No need to de-rate.
Ratings to 60A at 48VDC will handle solar arrays up to 4kW.
RS-232 connects to a personal computer for custom settings, data logging and remote monitoring and control.
DIP switch provides user with a choice of 7 different digital presets and custom settings via RS-232.
Extensive Electronic Protections
Fully protected against reverse polarity, short circuit, overcurrent, high temperature and overvoltage.
Simple Mechanical Interface
Larger power terminals and conduit knockouts . Extra space for wire turns. Fits on power panels.
Better Battery Charging
Connecting battery sense wires and optional remote temperature sensor will improve control accuracy. Constant voltage
series PWM algorithm increases battery capacity and life.
3 LED’s to indicate status, faults and alarms. Optional meter displays extensive system and controller information, automatic
self-test and reset capabilities. Meter connection via RJ-11 phone jack.
Easy to Reset
Pushbutton provides manual reset and stop/start battery equalization or load disconnect.
Low Telecom Noise
DIP switch setting will change PWM to “On-Off” battery charging.
- Operating ambient temperature:
- Controller –40°C to +45°C
- Meter –40°C to +60°C
- Storage temperature: –55°to +85°C
- Humidity: 100% (non-condensing)
- Tropicalization: Conformal coating on both sides of all printed circuit boards
- Dimensions: Height: 26.0cm/10.3 inch
- Width: 12.7cm/5.0 inch
- Depth: 7.1cm/2.8 inch
- Weight: 1.6 kg/3.5 lb
- Largest Wire: 35mm2/2 AWG
- Conduit Eccentric 2.5/3.2cm
- knockouts: (1.0/1.25 inch)
- Enclosure: Type 1, indoor rated
• CE Compliant
• UL Listed (UL 1741)
• cUL (CSA-C22.2 No.107.1-95)
• Complies with U.S. National Electric Code
• Manufactured in a certified ISO 9001 facility