MPPT Charge Controller,45 Amp,12,24,36,48Volt,w/ Remote Sensor


MPPT Charge Controller
Rated Load Current: 45 Amp
System Voltage: 12, 24, 36, or 48 Volt
Remote Meter Included, 5 Year Warranty

Morningstar’s TriStar MPPT solar controller (TS-MPPT-45) with TrakStar Technology™ is an advanced maximum power point tracking (MPPT) battery charger for off-grid photovoltaic (PV) systems up to 3kW. The controller provides the industry’s highest peak efficiency of 99% and significantly less power loss compared to other MPPT controllers.

The TriStar MPPT features a smart tracking algorithm that maximizes the energy harvest from the PV by rapidly finding the solar array peak power point with extremely fast sweeping of the entire I-V curve. This product is the first PV controller to include on-board Ethernet for a fully web-enabled interface and includes up to 200 days of data logging.

TriStar MPPT

Maximum Battery Current 45 A 60A
Nominal Maximum Solar Input
12 Volt 600 W 800 W
24 Volt 1200 W 1600 W
48 Volt 2400 W 3200 W
Nom. System DC Voltage 12/24/36/48 12/24/36/48
Max. Solar Open Circuit Voltage 150 VDC 150 VDC


Maximizes Energy Harvest - TrakStar MPPT Technology features:

Better peak power point tracking than other MPPT controllers
Very fast sweeping of the entire I-V curve
Recognition of multiple power points during shading or mixed PV arrays
Excellent performance at sunrise and low solar insolation levels
Extremely High Reliability
Robust thermal design and no cooling fans
Parallel circuit design provides less stress and longer life for electronic components
No mechanical relays
Extensive electronic protections including PV short circuit protection
Epoxy encapsulated inductors and conformally coated printed circuit boards
Very High Efficiency Peak efficiency of 99%
Proprietary tracking algorithm minimizes power losses
Low self-consumption
Continuous operation at full power to 45°C without need to de-rate
Selected electronic devices with higher ratings to minimize losses from heating
Extensive Networking and Communications Capabilities
Enables system monitoring, data logging and adjustability. Uses open standard MODBUS™ protocol and Morningstar’s
MS View software.
Meterbus: communications between compatible Morningstar products
Serial RS-232: connection to a personal computer
EIA-485: communications between multiple devices on a bus
Metering and Data Logging
Optional TriStar meter and remote meter provides detailed operating data, alarms and faults
Three LED’s display system status
Up to 200 days of data logging via meters or communications ports
Battery Charging
Charging algorithm 4-stage
Charging stages Bulk, Absorption, Float, Equalize
Temperature Compensation
Coefficient –5mV/°C/cell (25° ref)
Range –30°C to +80°C
Set points Absorption, Float, Equalize, HVD
Note: Remote Temperature Sensor is included.
Technical Specifications

Peak Efficiency: 99%
Nominal System Voltage: 12, 24, 36 or 48 volts DC
Max. Solar Open Circuit Voltage: 150 volts DC
Battery Operating Voltage Range: 8-72 volts DC
Maximum Self-consumption: 4 Watts
Transient Surge Protection: 4500 Watts/port
Electronic Protections

Solar: Overload, Short Circuit, High Voltage
Battery: High Voltage
High Temperature
Lightning and Transient Surges
Reverse Current at Night
Battery Charging

Charging algorithm: 4-stage
Charging stages: Bulk, Absorption, Float, Equalize
Temperature Compensation:
Coefficient: –5mV/°C/cell (25° ref)
Range: –30°C to +80°C
Set points: Absorption, Float, Equalize, HVD
Note: Remote Temperature Sensor is included.

Dimensions (LWH): 11.4" x 5.1" x 5.6" (29.1 x 13.0 x 14.2 cm)
Weight: 9.2 lbs (4.2 kg)
Max. Wire Size: 35 mm² / 2 AWG
Conduit knockouts M20; ½, 1, 1 ¼ inch
Enclosure: Type 1 (indoor and vented) IP20

Ambient Temperature: –40°C to +45°C
Storage Temperature: –55°C to +100°C
Humidity: 100% non-condensing
Tropicalization: Epoxy encapsulation, Conformal coating, Marine rated terminals
Communication Ports

MeterBus: Yes
RS-232: Yes
EIA-485: Yes
Ethernet: Yes

CE Compliant
ETL Listed (UL1741)
FCC Class B Part 15 Compliant
Complies with (NEC) U.S. National Electric Code
RoHS Compliant
Manufactured in a certified ISO 9001 facility

Five year warranty period. Contact Morningstar or your authorized distributor for complete terms.

TriStar Meter-2 (TS-M-2)
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Meter Hub (HUB-1)
Relay Driver (RD-1)

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  • Model: TS-MPPT-45
  • Manufactured by: MorningStar

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