TriStar Charge Controllers
Models TS-45 & TS-60
The TriStar is a three-function controller providing reliable solar battery charging, load control or diversion regulation. This controller operates in only one of these modes at a time but two or more controllers may be used to provide multiple functions. The digital meter option displays self-test results, system information and controller setpoints. Remote temperature sensor option rated from -30ºC (-22ºF) to +80ºC (+176ºF). White power-coated steel, indoor rated, vertical mounting enclosure.
- Standard model switch selectable for 12/24V or 48V battery
- Choice of 7 regulation or LVD setpoints
- Conduit-ready enclosure for large wire sizes
- RS-232 comm port provides custom setpoints
- Self test runs continuously
Charge Controller Mode:
- • Temperature compensation
- PWM may be changed to “on-off” controller to minimize any possible telecom noise
Load Control Mode:
- Starts all loads including inductive
- Short circuit and overload protection with automatic reconnect
Diversion Control Mode:
• May be used for solar, wind or hydroelectric
||Rated PV Current
||Unit Load Current
||10.1” x 4.9” x 2.3”
||10.1” x 4.9” x 2.3”
Key Features and Benefits
Large heat sink 1 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 2 connects to a personal computer for custom settings, data logging and remote monitoring and control.
DIP switch 3 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 4 and conduit knockouts 5. Extra space for wire turns. Fits on power panels.
Better Battery Charging
Connecting battery sense wires 6 and optional remote temperature sensor 7 will improve control accuracy. Constant voltage series PWM algorithm increases battery capacity and life.
3 LED’s 8 to indicate status, faults and alarms. Optional meter 9 displays extensive system and controller information, automatic self-test and reset capabilities. Meter connection via RJ-11 phone jack. 10
Easy to Reset
Pushbutton 11 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.