Charge Controller Accessories

An off-grid solar system must have all the necessary equipment to generate, supply and store solar energy onsite. Off-grid solar systems are also referred to as standalone solar power systems, as they operate without a connection to any external power source. Off-grid solar systems are made up of 12 volt solar panels (or modules) that can be used individually or combined into a single array. The solar panels use a solar charge controller to send power to charge solar batteries and a solar inverter to convert direct current (DC), which the solar panel generates, to useable alternating current (AC). Off-grid solar systems are ideal for remote rural areas and applications where power sources are either impractical or unavailable.

Solar charge controllers are used to deliver power from solar panels to system loads and to solar batteries. When the batteries are nearly full, the charge controller will taper off the charging current to maintain the required voltage to fully charge the batteries and keep them topped off. By regulating the voltage, the charge controller protects the batteries from overcharging and undercharging. More advanced charge controllers can monitor temperature and adjust battery charging accordingly. This is referred to as temperature compensation. The battery is charged to a higher voltage in cold temperatures and a lower voltage in warm temperatures. Many charge controllers also include on-site and remote data monitoring. 

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$294.80
Morningstar Ethernet Meterbus Adapter.
$74.80
Morningstar Wire Box for ProStar MPPT for use with PS-MPPT.
$67.10
Morningstar USB Meterbus Adapter. Programming Cable for use with SS-Duo, SS-MPT and SureSine Inverter.
$184.80
Morningstar TS-M-2-600V Digital Meter for TriStar controllers to improve system reliability, performance and battery life while monotoring operation. LCD screen 2 x 16 character displays logged data, bar graph, metering, alarms and faults. Displays individual controller data and aggregate system data with one meter. Easy install with 98' cable and RJ-11 connectors.(for use with TS-MPPT-600V untis only)
$4.40
Morningstar Din Rail Mounting Cliip
$95.70
Morningstar Serial Converter RSC-1 for RS-232 conversion to EIA-485 with up to 128 Moringstar products communicating on the same bus at much greater distances. All data transmitted in MODBUS protocol. Robust industial design for use on wide variety of equipment. (for use any device with a RS-232 port.Converts to EIA-485)
$242.00
Morningstar RD-1 Relay Driver controls four independent relay driver outputs reading data digital inputs from the TriStar controller or reading battery voltage from other controllers. Fully programmable and din rail mountable. Programmable by RS232 port. Industrial design with LED indicators and advanced generator control.
$58.30
Morningstar PC Meterbus Adapter(for use with Sunsaver Duo, SS-MPPT or SureSine Inverter)
$165.00
Morningstar Meter Bus for TriStar Meters enables a single relay driver shared for multiple meters to fully utilize the four channels for differnent functions like generator starts, alarms, load disconnects etc. 5 status LED's indicating proper network connection to each port. (for use with SS-MPPT, TS, TS-MPPT, TS-M-2 or Relay Driver (RD-1)).
$53.90
Morningstar RTS Remote Temperature Probe for wide temperature range correction form -22F-176F for protection from harsh environments. Protects from lightning surges and short circuits. Wires are non polarized and the sensor noise is filtered. Includes 33' cable which can be extended. Compatible with SunSaver MPPT, Sunkeeper, SunSave Duo, Prostar, and TriStar controllers.(for use with PS, SK, SS-Duo, SS-MPPT, TS, TS-MPPT (included w/ TS-MPPT)
$137.50
Morningstar RM-1 Remote Digital Meter universal four digit display. Displays voltage, current, temperature, logged data, alarms, settings, error reporting, and troble shooting. LED's display battery level and operating state. Easy to install with RJ-11 connector adn mounts on wall.(for use with SS-MPPT, SureSine Inverter and SunSaver Duo)
$207.90
Morningstar TS-RM-2 Remote Digital Meter for TriStar controllers to improve system reliability, performance and battery life while monotoring operation. LCD screen 2 x 16 character displays logged data, bar graph, metering, alarms and faults. Displays individual controller data and aggregate system data with one meter. Wall mount. (for use with All TS, TS-MPPT and TS-MPPT-600V)
$166.10
Morningstar TS-M-2 Digital Meter for TriStar controllers to improve system reliability, performance and battery life while monotoring operation. LCD screen 2 x 16 character displays logged data, bar graph, metering, alarms and faults. Displays individual controller data and aggregate system data with one meter. Easy install with 98' cable and RJ-11 connectors.(for use with TS-45 & 60 and TS-MPPT-30, 45 & 60)