Morningstar TriStar MPPT Solar Charge Controller
Morningstar TriStar MPPT Solar Charge Controller
Morningstar TriStar MPPT Solar Charge Controller
Morningstar TriStar MPPT Solar Charge Controller
Morningstar TriStar MPPT Solar Charge Controller
Morningstar TriStar MPPT Solar Charge Controller
Morningstar TriStar MPPT Solar Charge Controller

Morningstar TriStar MPPT Solar Charge Controller

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    Morningstar TriStar MPPT™ Solar Charge Controller

      The industry-leading TriStar MPPT™ with TrakStar Technology is an advanced MPPT solar charge controller designed for off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) energy systems that are capable of producing up to 3 kilowatts of peak power (kWp. Morningstar's TriStar MPPT controllers have been used effectively in solar installations around the globe and remain the first choice for designers of mission-critical solar energy systems where failure is simply not an option.

      The Morningstar Tristar MPPT is available in four models:

      TS-MPPT-30:  30 Amp 

      TS-MPPT-40:  40 Amp 

      TS-MPPT-60:  60 Amp 

      TS-MPPT-60M:  60 Amp with built-in meter 

      Why You Need an MPPT Controller for Your Solar System

      There are two types of solar charge controllers on the market: MPPT (maximum power point tracking) and PWM (pulse-width modulation). The type of charge controller you need depends on the prevailing solar conditions your expect to encounter. MPPT controllers convert more energy into useable electricity. They are best suited for areas where seasonal, weather, and shading conditions can cause significant variations in solar harvesting. MPPT controllers are ideal for off-grid solar applications such as on a campervan or RV or remote cabins or tiny houses. 

      PWM controllers are less efficient than MPPTs and are best-suited for large stationary systems with consistent sunlight, minimal shading and no physical space limitations. PWM controllers are not generally a good fit for campervans or RVs.

      All Morningstar charge controllers are built to industry-leading quality standards with over-spec’d components, advanced electronic design and thermal engineering, and have no cooling fans to fail. Over four million Morningstar controllers have been sold since 1993 and making them the first choice for leading solar installers around the globe.

      Key Features and Benefits

      Maximizes energy harvest – superior peak power tracking over conventional MPPT controllers.


      Highest peak efficiency for off-grid controllers in the industry: 99% (TS150).


      Built for reliability and performance, with an oversized heatsink and over-spec’d components. Fully-rated for operation at temperatures up to 45C.


      Extensive networking and communications features enable system monitoring, data logging, and adjustability.


      On-board RS-232 port included on all models; Ethernet included on all 60A models.


      Extensive electronic protections include short-circuit, over-current and reverse polarity to ensure the controller will not be damaged by wiring mistakes or overloads.


      Certified to IEC 62093 which establishes requirements for the design qualification of balance-of-system (BOS) components used in terrestrial photovoltaic (PV) systems.


      Fan-less design for long-term reliability


      Specifications and Certifications

      Model TS-MPPT-30 TS-MPPT-45 TS-MPPT-60 TS-MPPT-60M
      Charge Rating (amps) 30 45 60 60
      Max. PV Open Circuit Voltage (volts) 150 150 150 150
      Nominal Battery Voltage (volts) 12V, 24V or 48V 12V, 24V or 48V 12V, 24V or 48V 12V, 24V or 48V
      Nominal max. Operating Power* - 12 volt battery 400W 600W 800W 800W
      Nominal max. Operating Power*- 24 volt battery 800W  1200W  1600W  1600W
      Nominal max. Operating Power* - 48 volt battery 1600W  2400W  3200W  3200W
      Peak efficiency 99% 99% 99% 99%
      Battery Operating Voltage Range 8-72Vdc 8-72Vdc 8-72Vdc 8-72Vdc
      Voltage Accuracy (12/24V)  <=0.1% +/- 50mV  <=0.1% +/- 50mV  <=0.1% +/- 50mV  <=0.1% +/- 50mV
      Voltage Accuracy (48V) V<=0.1% +/- 100mV V<=0.1% +/- 100mV V<=0.1% +/- 100mV V<=0.1% +/- 100mV
      Operating Temperature Range (C) -40 to +45 -40 to +45 -40 to +45 -40 to +45
      Warranty 5 Years 5 Years 5 Years 5 Years
      Built-in meter 

      CE and RoHS compliant

      IEC 62109

      ETL Listed [UL-1741 and Canadian CSA C22.2 No.107.1.01]
      FCC Class B Part 15 Compliant
      Manufactured in a Certified ISO 9001 Facility


      TriStar MPPT Product Video

      This video provides a detailed view of the internal and external components of Morningstar’s TriStar MPPT solar charge controller. Take a look and discover why Morningstar is considered the charging experts of the mobile solar energy market.


      Morningstar TriStar MPPT Solar Charge Controller Training Webinar

      The video below contains an in-depth webinar training module that highlights the technological advantages and benefits of Morningstar’s TriStar MPPT charge controllers. By watching this video, you will learn about sizing and setup, communications capabilities and many other features of the Tristar MPPT. 


      TriStar MPPT Datasheet

      TriStar MPPT Operation Manual 


      It’s a recommended best practice to install your product’s latest firmware to ensure access to all up-to-date features, accessory compatibilities, and code modifications. Watch the video below for instructions on how to download and update TriStar MPPT firmware.