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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
Specifications and Certifications
|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|
|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|
|CE and RoHS compliant||✓||
|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.
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.