Charge controller & display for solar systems

 

A charge controller is absolutely necessary for off grid solar systems for independent and self-sufficient power generation e.g. in mobile homes, caravans, campers, vans and sailboats.

 

SOLARA has a wide selection of charge controllers and displays for solar power systems for independent power supply.

Function of a charge controller

The charge controller is connected to the solar modules and the battery for overcharge protection. So that the consumers do not deep-discharge the battery, the charge controller, if there is no deep-charge protection on board, is also connected to it. The charge controller is thus the control center and an important protection for the solar system.

 

Charge controller can have additional functions

Some charge controllers have a temperature sensor, indication of the state of charge, charging current, load current, battery voltage, operating status of the solar system, warning signals and much more. SOLARA provides charge controller with a variety of additional functions.

 

Charge controllers are available in different versions

Charge controllers must be matched to the battery type. Charge controllers are available in different designs and qualities. SOLARA has a wide selection for all battery types and sizes of solar systems.

 

SOLARA offers the right charge controller for every application -
a unique selection of four renowed manufacturers

SOLARA Charge controller

High reliability, state-of-the-art technology and ease of installation at low cost.

Votronic Charge controller

High compatibility with many electric systems in motorhomes - popular with manufacturers of camper vans and campers.

Victron MPPT Charge controller

MPPT-controller - up to 30% more solar power compared to PWM charge controllers.

Morningstar Charge controller

Largest charge controller selection.



SOLARA Charge controllers - Ideal for charging batteries ith solar modules

The control center for all cases

We guarantee high reliability, the latest technology and ease of installation at low cost. The regulated PWM characteristic guarantees optimum charging. All Solara controllers are so-called series regulators (no shunt) and thus very efficient. The load output protects your battery from deep discharge. A large and informative LCD display shows the current system status. The SR350DUO also offers the possibility to charge two battery circuits.

SOLARA Charge controller SR280E

SOLARA Charge controller SR180 - 380LCD

SOLARA Charge controller SR85TL - SR345TL


The characteristics of SOLARA charge controllers

  • Automatic detection of battery voltage
  • Solar power <90 to 350 watts
  • Electronically protected against overcharging, reverse polarity, overvoltage
  • Battery deep discharge protection in each regulator 5 to 20 A
  • Battery type manually adjustable
  • LED indicator for battery status
  • Metal housing IP65 (at SR 280 E)
  • Charges parallel two battery circuits (SR 350 DUO)
  • USB port for charging (at SR 180/350 LCD)
  • Lithium-ready (in consultation with the manufacturer)
  • Low self-consumption <4 mA

Type Module capacity (W) Current (A) Voltage (V) Display
SR60UL to 60 4 12 LED
SR85TL to 90/180 5 12/24 LED
SR135TL to 140/280 8 12/24 LED
SR175TL to 180/360 10 12/24 LED
SR345TL to 350/700 20 12/24 LED
Remote display for SR85/135/175/345TL for charge current, battery voltage and load current:
SR280E 280 16 12 LED
Charge controller with LCD display:
SR180LCD to 180/360 10 12/24 LED
SR350LCD to 350/700 20 12/24 LCD
Chare controller for two battery circuits (e.g. Motor and supply battery) with LCD display:
SR350DUO to 350/700 20 12/24 LCD

SOLARA remote display

The control station for your solar system

Interest to many users:
The remote display shows not only the battery voltage but also the charging and the load current.

 

The features

  • Clearly readable LCD display
  • Display content can be controlled manually
  • Display of battery voltage, module current, load current
  • 2 m connection cable
  • Prepared for DIN rail mounting                                   

 

Type Display of for Charge controller
SR/CMM Voltage 0-35 V, Current 0-25 A SR85TL – SR345TL

                                                 


Votronic charge controller - the art of engineering "Made in Germany".

 

Since 1987, Votronic has been developing and manufacturing electronic devices for mobile use. More than a quarter of a century is a long period for the fast-paced electronics world. Through innovative and high-quality products, Votronic was able to assert itself successfully on the market all the time.

 

Simultaneous charging

The VOTRONIC charge controllers are characterized by high compatibility with many electrical systems in motorhomes. Leading manufacturers install Votronic components and there the solar controllers can be perfectly integrated. Two microprocessor-controlled device series are available, the SR and the highly efficient MPP series. Both series are additionally equipped with a charging output for the vehicle starter battery. The range of devices is rounded off with an energy and power meter for the solar system.

The features of Votronic charge controllers

  • Recharge and charge retention of the vehicle starter battery
  • Two different control methods available, SR and MPP
  • High operational safety through microcontroller
  • Charging programs for lead-acid, gel, AGM and LiFePO4 batteries adjustable
  • Stepless control, immediate recharge
  • Temperature Compensation
  • 5 LED status indicators on the device
  • For all commercially available solar modules
  • Optional: Plug and Play power meters
  • LCD solar computer S or V

Type Module capacity (W) Current (A) Voltage (V) Display
SR 140 DuoDigital 140 9 12 LED
SR 220 DuoDigital 220 14 12 LED
SR 330 DuoDigital 330 21 12 LED
SR 530 DuoDigital 530 33 12 LED
MPP 165 DuoDigital 165 10 12 LED
MPP 250 DuoDigital 250 15 12 LED
MPP 350 DuoDigital 350 21 12 LED
MPP 430 DuoDigital 430 26 12 LED
Solar-Computer S Display of solar power, solar power, battery voltage, charged Ah and compatible with SR and MPP series LCD

Cable set for connection of solar controller to EBL

Temperature sensor 825

 

Cable set for connection of solar controller to EBL
Pre-assembled set of cables for connecting the VOTRONIC solar charging controller with a corresponding output to an existing Schaudt electric block (EBL) with attached control and display panel (DT ... / ... LT). First please check the compatibility of your essential Schaudt electrical block (EBL) and the corresponding control and display panel, since we can not accept any liability for this. Scope of delivery: Cable set 1 m long, user manual

 

Temperature sensor 825
Temperature sensor with 3 m cord, encapsulated against environmental influences, for all VOTRONIC devices. Hole for bolt M8


Victron MPPT Charge controller

Ultra-fast maximum power point tracking (MPPT)


Especially in overcast sky, when the light intensity is constantly changing, an extremely fast MPPT controller improves the energy yield by up to 30% compared to PWM charge controllers. You can remotely control and monitor the rich features of your SmartSolar MMPT charger by pairing it with your smartphone or other device via the VictronConnect app via Bluetooth.

New from Victron: VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart Dongle

With the VE.Direct to Bluetooth Smart Dongle you can have your loader information displayed on iOS and Android devices. You will need the VictronConnect app for this. View information such as battery status, solar module power, and other useful data wirelessly.

 

The Victron VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart Dongle uses Bluetooth Low Energy. This is a technology for the Internet of Things (IdD).


The features for Victron MPPT Charge controller

  • Ultrafast Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)
  • Advanced maximum power point detection for partial shading
  • BatteryLife: intelligent battery management through load shedding
  • Load output on the small models
  • Automatic battery voltage detection
  • Flexible charging algorithms
  • Overheating protection and load reduction at high temperatures

Type Module capacity (W) Current (A) Voltage (V) Display
MPPT 75/10* 145-290 10

12/24

LED
MPPT 75/15* 220-440 15 12/24 LED
MPPT 100/15* 220-440 10 12/24 LED
MPPT 100/20* 290-580 20 12/24 LED
MPPT 100/30* 440-880 30 12/24 LED
MPPT 100/50* 700-1400 50 12/24 LED
MPPT 150/35* 500-2000 35 12/24/48 LED
MPPT 150/45* 650-2600 45 12/24/48 LED
MPPT 150/60* 860-3440 60 12/24/48 LED
Remote display BMV700            for all Victron MPPT controller, incl. 500A Shunt
Remote display BMV702 Victron MPPT controller, incl. 500A Shunt, display of a second battery voltage
Remote display BMV712 für alle Victron MPPT Regler, inkl. 500A Shunt und Bluetooth 
Bluetooth Dongle for connection to MPPT controller or remote display for connection via smartphone app

additional Victron components on request

* integrated with Bluetooth function


MORNINGSTAR Charge controller

Top technology from Morningstar with 5 years product warranty.
The wide variety and the very wide performance spectrum make these controllers always the first choice.

Morningstar Corporation is a worldwide supplier of solar charge controllers - with over two million units in over 112 countries. Morningstar charge controller set standards in performance, innovative features, quality and reliability worldwide. The products are processed on a fully automated system. ISO 9001 manufactured. Quality control using the latest computer-based test equipment and processes is performed on 100% of all delivered devices with functional tests.


Charging the batteries professionally

A broad performance spectrum, innovative functions, robust design, high efficiency characterize the MorningStar solar charge controllers. ISO9001 manufacturing, quality control with 100% functional test ensure quality, reliability and longevity in the application. Over 2 million devices are installed in over 112 countries to date.

 

    

The features

  • Epoxy-molded board
  • Can also charge gel and AGM batteries
  • With temperature sensor, deep discharge protection
  • Installation or remote display possible
  • Regulated characteristic with PWM charge
  • Automatic 12/24 V switching
  • All backups electronically
  • Low self-consumption <8 mA
  • Top quality with 5 years warranty, EcoPulse 2 years

Type Module capacity (W) Current (A) Voltage (V) Display
SunSaver 6L 100 6

12

LED
SunSaver 10L 165 10 12 LED
SunSaver 20L 330 20 12 LED
EcoPulse 10 170-340 10 12/24 LED
EcoPulse 10M 170-340 10 12/24 LCD
EcoPulse 20 340-680 20 12/24 LED
EcoPulse 20M 340-680 20 12/24 LCD
EcoPulse 30 510-1020 30 12/24 LED
EcoPulse 30M 510-1020 30 12/24 LCD
Equipment  
RM-1 LCD Display for var. system parameter, remote display with 10 m cable. Compatible with SunSaver Duo.
RTS Temperature sensor with 10 m cable. Compatible with EcoPulse
DIN-1 DIN rail. Compatible with SunSaver.
 

 

MORNINGSTAR TWO-STROKE CONTROLLER - professionally charging two separate batteries

The latest generation of Morningstar controller for charging two battery circuits.
With the SunSaver Duo series, the starter and body battery are always professionally recharged, even over extended periods of use.

 

The features

  • Charge distribution adjustable (90%: 10% or 50%: 50%)
  • Suitable for module outputs up to 425 Wp
  • Current transmission 25 A at 12 V system voltage
  • Top quality with 5 years warranty
  • Optional LCD remote display RM-1 (display of battery voltage, charging current and amp hours)
  • Temperature sensor optionally available

 

Typ Module capacity (W) Current (A) Voltage  (V) Display
SunSaverDuo to 425 25 12 LCD
SunSaverDuo Basic to 425 25 12 LED


Morningstar Regler für professionelle Anwendungen

Wenn es um hohe Solarleistungen und Ströme, Batteriespannungen bis 48V, Kommunikation und Datentransfer geht, dann kommen die professionellen Regler aus der ProStar und TriStar Serie zum Einsatz. Grundsätzlich kommen alle MorningStar Regler ohne Lüfter aus.

Die Eigenschaften

  • Für alle Batterietypen, Lithium ready
  • Für große Systeme mit bis zu 60 A Solarstrom
  • Mit Temperaturfühler und Tiefenentladeschutz
  • Geregelte Kennlinie mit PWM-Ladung
  • Automatische 12/24 V Umschaltung
  • Viele Netzwerk und Kommunikationsoptionen
  • Alle Sicherungen elektronisch
  • Geringer Eigenverbrauch < 20 mA
  • Spitzenqualität mit 5 Jahren Garantie

Type Module capacity (W) Current (A) Voltage (V) Display
SunGuard 80 4,5 12 LED
ProStar 15 250-500 15 12/24 LED
ProStar 15M 250-500 15 12/24 LCD
ProStar 30 500-1000 30 12/24 LED
ProStar 30M 500-1000 30 12/24 LCD
TriStar 45 750-3200 45 12/24/48 LED
TriStar 60 1000-4000 60 12/24/48 LED

Accessories for professional use of the Morningstar charge controller

Type Function Compatible with
RM-1 LCD Display for various system parameters, remote display with 10 m cable ProStar
TS-M-2 LCD Display for various system parameters, installation in regulator TriStar
TS-RM-2 LCD Display for various system parameters, remote display with 30 m cable TriStar
RTS Temperature sensor with 10 m cable ProStar, TriStar
EMC-1 IP based network and internet bridge ProStar, TriStar
HUB-1 Allows multiple controllers to be displayed on a TS-M (TS-RM) ProStar, TriStar
MSC-1 Converter for Displayport to RS-232 ProStar, TriStar
RD-1 Relay module for controlling external devices ProStar, TriSta
UMC-1 Communication adapter with USB port ProStar

Other Solara accessories and charge controller

Type Equipment
Schaudt Charge controller LR 12/18, for connecting to EBL, 12 V, Imax: 18 A incl. Lines, connecting material, fuses
EBL Connection cable Connection cable charge controller – Schaudt EBL
DC-Connect-C Module connection cable 2 x 4 mm²/5 m/MC4
DC-Connect-B Battery connection cable 6 mm²/1 m
DC-Connect-M-Set Module connection cable 4 mm²/2 m/MC4, plus + minus
MC4 Y-Set Y-Adapter set for parallel connection of 2 modules, plus + minus
Kabel 2 x 2,5 Cable for the outdoor installation, 2 x 2,5 mm², role with 100 m
Kabel 4 x 4,0 Cable for the outdoor installation, 2 x 4,0 mm², role with 100 m
SM/Zellschutz Hotspot-Protector for SOLARA M-Series as a single-item
KS Edge protection for SOLARA M-Series, sold by the meter
SLÜ25 E Solar fan with stainless steel cover