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Solar Regulators

What are Solar Regulators / Solar Charge Controllers?

Solar electric power systems are essentially very simple. You have a device which converts sunlight into electrical energy (a photovoltaic panel or 'solar panel') and this is used to charge up a battery. The battery allows you to collect energy when the sun is shining and store it until needed.

This simple picture is complicated by the limitations of the battery. If you leave the photovoltaic panel connected to a battery, the battery will slowly charge up. If you are putting in more energy than you are taking out, then the battery will eventually become fully charged. If this continues, the battery will become overcharged and be damaged by corrosion of it's plates and loss of electrolyte. To avoid this, some sort of charge regulator / solar regulator is used to stop the charging when the battery is full.

Some charge controllers / solar regulators have additional features, such as a low voltage disconnect (LDV), a separate circuit which powers down the load when the batteries become overly discharged (some battery chemistries are such that over-discharge can ruin the battery).Some charge controllers may also monitor battery temperature to prevent overheating. Some charge controller systems also display data, transmit data to remote displays, and data logging to track electric flow over time.

Pulse width modulation (PWM) and maximum power point tracker (MPPT) technologies are more electronically sophisticated, adjusting charging rates depending on the battery's level, to allow charging closer to its maximum capacity.

Series Regulator vs MPPT

The MPPT versus series regulated question is not always straight forward as it very much depends on the conditions under which charging is taking place.

MPPT is good if you need to run cables from an array over a long distance as it allows higher voltage panel strings (therefore lower power loss due to cable resistance, because of lower currents).

Other than that, MPPT is useful if you don’t want to (or can’t) match the panel specifications to the battery (e.g. on a motorhome you may want to use some uncommon, high output panels since the roof space is limited).

Be aware that the % gains claimed for MPPT (other than the above couple of examples) are not likely to be ‘real world’ (e.g. How many hours during the day do your panels work at 25°C or less ?!). The hotter the panels become –the maximum power point voltage decreases and gets close to a typical battery voltage, therefore wiping out most (if not all) the gain an MPPT unit will give.

The other issues with MPPT (particularly for boats at sea) is that it’s not always easy to bypass the regulator should a fault occur (e.g. due to lightning) since the panels and battery are not matched (e.g. high voltage panels and lower voltage battery). With a series regulated system (like the Plasmatronics regulators), the system can be kept running by connecting the panels directly to the battery and manually regulating.

 

Plasmatronics Solar Regulators

Plasmatronics is an Australian company which specialises in the design and manufacture of electronic regulating and metering devices for solar power systems.

Plasmatronics was established in 1985 and they proudly design and manufacture their product in Australia.

As one of the earliest designers and builders of Solar Power Regulators in the world, Plasmatronics Pty Ltd is the preferred choice for Remote systems throughout Australia. They have also designed and built systems for use throughout the world. Examples of their major projects can be seen in the Philippines, Egypt, and Nepal. They had the worlds first Chinese language solar power regulator, which is in use in mainland China. Plasmatronics also have strong technological and commercial connections to Solar Regulator and BOS designers and manufacturers in Europe, India, China, and the USA.

Plasmatronics Pty Ltd is committed to ongoing design and development of its product. Their products are constantly being updated and improved, and they are committed to innovation. Plasmatronics are committed also to quality improvement, and they have technical staff employed to liaise with customers, so that they have constant feedback on how to improve both the design and make of the product. They are proud of the fact that they support our product throughout its life, and not just through a warranty period. Plasmatronics Pty Ltd is a wholly Australian owned Company incorporated in Victoria.

The Plasmatronics charge controllers are the industry standard, field proven way to take control of your battery based renewable energy system.
With tens of thousands of units in service, in a huge variety of applications, the Plasmatronics Regulators has a well-earned reputation for versatility and reliability.
The four stage charging algorithm incorporating true Pulse Width Modulated (PWM) constant voltage control gives you complete control over the whole charging cycle. All charging voltages and times are adjustable over generously wide ranges. This allows you to customise the charging regime to suit just about any custom requirements which you, your customer, or your battery manufacturer may have. Of course, in most cases you can choose from one of our four default programs, which cover most types of batteries and systems extremely well.
Plasmatronics PL series controllers have plenty of other tricks up their sleeves as well. They can control generators, night lights, back-up battery charging, many timer applications, and heaps more.

 

Plasmatronics PL Series Regulators

The PL series of charge controllers give you the freedom to operate your solar electric system the way you want to.

They offer complete control over the charge cycle, plus an unprecedented amount of useful information about current and past performance.

PL regulators help to protect the system with a built in low battery disconnect switch. In addition, the versatile event controller can switch power on or off according to criteria set by the user. This allows the PL to do extra tasks such as switching a light on at night or keeping a water tank full by operating a pump when needed.

The user can select either Pulse Width Modulation or slow speed switching. Regulation can be done in both series and shunt modes. Other features include backup generator control and charging a second battery.

The PL Series is designed for Caravan / Motor-home / Camping systems, as well as Commercial and industrial stand alone applications.

The PL20 is suitable for Solar systems with approximately: (depending on open circuit voltages (ocv) of solar panel being used)

The PL40 is suitable for Solar Systems with approximately: (depending on open circuit voltages (ocv) of solar panel being used)

The PL60 is suitable for Solar Systems with approximately: (depending on open circuit voltages (ocv) of solar panel being used)

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RPL40 PL Regulator PL40 $429.00 Buy this product from our online store
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Informative:

A comprehensive LCD display gives battery voltage, charge current, Ah in and out, load current, battery temperature (with optional sensor) and more. System performance data is available for the last 30 days. The controller remembers what happened, even if the user might not.

Well Connected:

With the optional PLI interface and PLCOM software, the user can access all the functions from a remote computer. All data can be read, and all settings adjusted.

Versatile:

Because it can handle 12, 24, 32, 36, and 48V systems, and be set to deal with any battery requirements, you can use it in almost any battery charging job. It may be the only regulator you will ever need to stock. (Higher voltages available on special order).

Features:

 

Specifications
PL20 PL40 PL60
Nominal System Voltages 12v, 24v, 32v, 36v, 48v 12v, 24v, 32v, 36v, 48v 12v, 24v, 32v, 36v, 48v
Solar Charge Current Maximum 20A 40A 60A
Load Switch Current Maximum 20A 7A 60A
Voltage Drop at Rated Current 0.3v 0.3v 0.35v
Max Ambient Temperature at full rated current (higher if de-rated) 55c 50c 50c
Supply Current 9mA 14mA 20mA
Battery Temperature Sensor Range -5c to +50c -5c to +50c -5c to +50c
Regulation Set Points 4 set programs else user adjust 4 set programs else user adjust 4 set programs else user adjust
Unit Dimensions, Wall-Mounted (Height x Width x Depth) 100x109x40 130x124x50 228x176x62
Weight (in box) 345g 560g 1120g

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*NOTE: Due to high current in-rush on start up, Inverters are to be wired to the battery bank and not directly to the Load Terminal. Doing so could damage Regulator and void warranty.

 

Plasmatronics Dingo Series Regulators

DINGO2020N

The Dingo2020N is the next generation charge controller from Plasmatronics. It inherits many of the best features of the PL series of controllers. But, thanks to Plasmatronics extensive industry experience and a wealth of customer feedback, the Dingo2020N is in a class of its own.

The Dingo Series controllers were designed to be used in Caravan / Camping / Marine applications as well as Stand Alone Commercial and Industrial ones. However, the main applications its designed for is vehicle systems, such as Campervan, Motor-home, Caravan, Cars, Trucks and boats. As Its easier to understand for people used to working on vehicle systems, due to the Negative grounding

The Dingo 2020N is suitable for Solar systems with approximately: (depending on open circuit voltages (ocv) of solar panel being used)

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The Dingo series of solar controllers is exceptionally versatile. They give the user unparalleled capability to adjust the function of the controller and to monitor the performance of the energy system.
To cater for non technical users, the Dingo has four preset programs which can be used without needing to understand the details of its operation. For those with a good understanding of solar regulation, there is another program, which allows all the settings to be adjusted if required.
Once the program has been selected, it is possible to disable any further adjustment. This prevents unauthorised adjustment of settings.
Although the Dingo is primarily a device to control the charging of batteries from solar electric (photovoltaic) panels, it can also be used with other energy sources such as wind, micro hydro and fuel driven generators.
The Dingo supports a variety of regulation methods. It supports slow speed switching and fixed frequency pulse width modulation (PWM) control in series and shunt modes.
Low battery voltage load disconnection is provided, as are an alarm, facility to control the charging of a second battery bank and control for a back up generator. The event controller can be used to control lights, pumping, waste energy use and other timer functions.
A temperature sensor can be added to correct the regulation voltages for battery temperature.
There is an input for measuring external voltages.
A serial interface is provided for accessories including extra switch blocks, remote current sensors and communication with a computer/ modem.
Using an external current shunt attached to a remote current sensor (DSA) allows the controller to see other current flows in the system.
The Dingo can control larger systems by adding external switch blocks attached to the serial bus.
The DUSB, D232 or DNET interfaces allows remote monitoring and adjustment. Custom settings can be stored on a computer and uploaded into the controller. Data from the controller can be downloaded into the computer and displayed easily.

What’s the same:

What’s new?
Nearly everything else! Without any exaggeration, much too much to list here. Highlights include:

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*NOTE: Due to high current in-rush on start up, Inverters are to be wired to the battery bank and not directly to the Load Terminal. Doing so could damage Regulator and void warranty.

 

DINGO4040P

The Dingo D4040P is the new series switching regulator in the Dingo family. Derived from the popular PL series controllers, the D4040P is the fruit of Plasmatronics extensive industry experience and recent technical developments.

The Dingo Series controllers were designed to be used in Caravan / Camping / Marine applications as well as Stand Alone Commercial and Industrial ones. The Dingo 4040P was designed as an upgrade to the PL40 with a larger load terminal. This was designed to be used with all existing Dingo accessories.

The Dingo 4040P is suitable for Solar systems with approximately: (depending on open circuit voltages (ocv) of solar panel being used)

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The Dingo series of solar controllers is exceptionally versatile. They give the user unparalleled capability to adjust the function of the controller and to monitor the performance of the energy system.
To cater for non technical users, the Dingo has four preset programs which can be used without needing to understand the details of its operation. For those with a good understanding of solar regulation, there is another program, which allows all the settings to be adjusted if required.
Once the program has been selected, it is possible to disable any further adjustment. This prevents unauthorised adjustment of settings.
Although the Dingo is primarily a device to control the charging of batteries from solar electric (photovoltaic) panels, it can also be used with other energy sources such as wind, micro hydro and fuel driven generators.
The Dingo supports a variety of regulation methods. It supports slow speed switching and fixed frequency pulse width modulation (PWM) control in series and shunt modes.
Low battery voltage load disconnection is provided, as are an alarm, facility to control the charging of a second battery bank and control for a back up generator. The event controller can be used to control lights, pumping, waste energy use and other timer functions.
A temperature sensor can be added to correct the regulation voltages for battery temperature.
There is an input for measuring external voltages.
A serial interface is provided for accessories including extra switch blocks, remote current sensors and communication with a computer/ modem.
Using an external current shunt attached to a remote current sensor (DSA) allows the controller to see other current flows in the system.
The Dingo can control larger systems by adding external switch blocks attached to the serial bus.
The DUSB, D232 or DNET interfaces allows remote monitoring and adjustment. Custom settings can be stored on a computer and uploaded into the controller. Data from the controller can be downloaded into the computer and displayed easily.

What’s the same:

What’s new?
Nearly everything else! Without any exaggeration, much too much to list here. Highlights include:

Specifications
DINGO2020N DINGO4040P
Nominal System Voltages 12v, 24v, 32v, 36v, 48v 12v, 24v, 32v, 36v, 48v
Solar Charge Current Maximum 20A 40A
Load Switch Current Maximum 20A 40A
Supply Current 9mA 9mA
Battery Temperature Sensor Range -20c to +70c -20c to +70c

 

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*NOTE: Due to high current in-rush on start up, Inverters are to be wired to the battery bank and not directly to the Load Terminal. Doing so could damage Regulator and void warranty.

 

Plasmatronics PL & DINGO Series Regulator Accessories

PL Series Remote Monitor

The PLM remote monitor is a device which allows remote user access to a PL series charge controller. It shows exactly the same information as the PL screen, and the PLM button behaves in exactly the same way as the button on the PL. This means you can use the PLM for everything you would normally do at the PL itself, only in a more convenient or second location. You can access all the same information and adjust all the same settings as you can on the PL itself.

New Features:
There are two features in the PLM which are not found in the PL. These are LED back-lighting, and an audible/ visual Alarm. The latest model also has a membrane keypad instead of a through-panel button.

LED Back-lighting:
The LCD display is back lit with yellow LED light. The display and back-light will turn off if you have not pushed the button for 16 minutes (just like the PL display).

Alarm (Audible/Visual):
There is an alarm which is driven by the alarm (ALRM) function of the PL. This is a low voltage alarm. The alarm is capable of giving an audible alarm from the built in buzzer, or a visual alarm by flashing the back lighting, or both at the same time.

Limitations:
The PLM can be used with up to 100 metres of cable, and up to two other PL accessories. For example you could use the PLM with 1xPLI and 1xPLS2 or with 2xPLS2, but not all three at the same time.

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PL Series Shunt Adaptor & Shunts

The PLS2 shunt adaptor is designed for use with PL series solar charge controllers. It allows the controller to measure charge or load currents which do not go though the controller. This allows inverter or generator currents to be included in the controller's display. Note: The Amp hour reading and SOC will not be meaningful unless ALL the currents in the system are measured.

The PLS2 shunt adaptor measures the current in a current shunt and converts that measurement into a digital form. This data is then sent to the PL controller.

The PLS2 is bi-directional. This means it can report net load current or net charge current from a single shunt. In many systems, one PLS2 can be used where two PLS's were required. Because the PLS2 is bi-directional, a load/charge setting is not required. Two PLS2s can be used in one system, but their readings cannot be displayed separately. In a two PLS2 system, one PLS2 (the slave) sends its reading to the other PLS2 (the master). The master adds this to its own reading and sends total charge and load data back to the PL. This allows you to measure the currents in two different shunts. As a bonus, any flow opposite to what's assumed will be measured correctly. For example, inverters driving reactive loads often return current to the battery during part of each cycle. This current was ignored by old PLS's but is counted properly by PLS2s.

Three shunt sizes can be handled directly. These are 50A/50mV, 100A/100mV and 200A/75mV.

 

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PL Series RS232 Computer / Modem Serial Interface

An RS232 level serial interface is available which allows the PL to communicate with a computer or be remote accessed via a modem. This is a quick way to load settings into the PL or extract performance data. All of the data is remotely accessible, and all settings can be adjusted. Software (PLCOM) is available for IBM compatibles to make this easy. Data can be cut and pasted into a spreadsheet or other applications.

The PLI is an RS232 interface for PL series regulators. It allows data communication between a computer and the regulator (via a modem if necessary). It allows serial communication at speeds of 300, 1200, 2400 and 9600 baud. The speed (baud rate) is selected by two jumpers on the circuit board. The computer (or modem) baud rate must be the same as the baud rate selected on the PLI for communication to occur. Select the fastest speed that the connection will support. Start at 9600 baud and if it does not work or has too many errors, then reduce the speed until the link works reliably.
To prevent problems due to ground potential differences, the PLI uses optical coupling. This means that there is no electrical connection between the computer side and the PL side.
The energy to operate the PL side is drawn from the battery bank connection of the PL controller. The energy required to operate the computer side is drawn from the computer serial port connection. A small amount of power will be drawn from the computer's TX, RTS and DTR lines.
The interface can be powered from the TX line only (i.e. with RTS and DTR not connected to the PLI) if there is a shortage of connecting wires available. In this case, the on board DC/DC converter needs some assistance to start up. This is done by sending a short burst of data on the transmit line (for about 100 milliseconds - send a byte with mostly zeros in it). After it starts up, it will remain running until the computer serial port powers down. The software supplied will automatically send a transmission burst until the PLI powers up and answers the computer back.

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PL Series Synchronisation / Alarm Unit

The PLA allows up to 3 PL series charge controllers to work together. The PLA provides a common communication interface, four alarm or control channel outputs, and can control a separate load control unit called an LS1. The PLA makes system performance data retrieval easier by providing a PC compatible way of collecting system total information.

The PLA can be used on its own or as a manager for one, two or three PL controllers. The PL controllers can be PL20, PL40 or PL60 versions in any combination. However, for proper operation, the system voltages of all PL controllers and the PLA MUST be set to the same voltage.

The PLA keeps the individual PL controllers synchronised. When one controller changes charge mode, then all the other controllers follow that change. This means that charging is properly shared between controllers. Without this synchronisation, a multi controller system can be trapped in the boost mode indefinitely if there is insufficient charge current from any one controller to reach the boost maximum voltage setting (BMAX).

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PL Series Temperature Sensors

A temperature sensor is available which allows the PL to adjust its regulation voltage settings to compensate for variations in battery temperature. The setting TCMP is used to select a temperature profile, which determines how this compensation is achieved.
The PL can automatically sense the presence of a temperature sensor if one of the auto-sense profiles is selected. If operation at temperatures near zero is common, it is better to use the non auto sense profile

The PLT is a plastic-cased unit for direct attachment to the battery wall.

The PLTB has a bolt-on lug for attaching to either battery terminal.

The unit connects to the T+ and T- inputs on the green terminal block under the PL cover

 

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PL Series Cables, Cable Doublers & Cable Joiners

New shielded data communication cables and adapters that allow ‘daisy chain’ connection of the PL charge controller to accessories (replaces the older WY and WZ cables).

There are three types of cable used with PL accessories.

"WYS" cable connects a PL20/PL40 to a single PLS2 (or accessory.) "WZS" cable connects a PL60 to a single PLS2 (or accessory).“WXS” connects accessories together and is used to connect a second PLS2 (or accessory).

WYS: 3m cable for connection between PL20/40 and the first accessory.
WZS: 3m cable for connection between PL60 and the first accessory.
WXS: 3m cable (custom lengths available) for connection between PL accessories or as an extension cable for WYS/WZS cables.


PLJ: In-line joiner for connecting WXS cable as an extension.


Double Adapter: 2 female to 1 male adapter which is plugged into an accessory and used with the WXS cable to connect another accessory.

WARNING: Cables and adapters from other suppliers could damage system components due to different internal wiring.

 

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Dingo Series Remote Monitor

The Dingo Remote Control (DRC) is a device which allows remote user access to a Dingo series charge controller. It displays exactly the same information as the Dingo screen, and the DRC button behaves
in exactly the same way as the button on the Dingo controller. This means you can use the DRC for everything you would normally do at the Dingo itself, only in a more convenient location. You can access all the information and adjust all the settings just as you can on the Dingo itself.

New Features
The DRC has two additional features to those on the Dingo. These are automatic LED back- lighting and an audible Alarm.

LED Back-lighting
The DRC display is back lit with yellow LED light. The back-light will turn off if you have not pushed the button for 5 minutes. If the display is off, then the first button push will
turn the display back on, but not do anything else. Subsequent button pushes work as nor- mal.

Audible Alarm
The DRC has an audible alarm which is activated by outputs from the Dingo. The alarm will be activated when the red led is on or flashing. This mirrors the alarm led on the Dingo. To avoid false alarms, the alarm condition must be present for 30 seconds before the audible alarm activates.
The alarm will be on if: a. The battery voltage is below the alarm setting or b. The load has been disconnected or is in the process of disconnecting or reconnecting.
The alarm can be silenced by pressing the button.
Once the alarm has rung, then it will not reactivate unless the alarm condition has first been removed by the Dingo for a least 30 seconds.

Limitations
The DRC can be used with up to 100 metres of cable. It can be added to a Dingo system with up to 5 other Dingo accessories (not including switch blocks or MPPT devices).

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Dingo Series Shunt Adaptor & Shunts

The DSA shunt adaptor is designed for use with Dingo series solar charge controllers. It allows the controller to measure charge or load currents which do not go though the controller. This allows inverter or generator currents to be included in the controller’s display. The Amp hour reading and State­of­Charge screen will not be meaningful unless all the currents in the system are accounted for.

The DSA shunt adaptor measures the current in a current shunt and converts that measurement into a digital form. This data is then sent to the Dingo controller. On the Dingo screen, the current read by the adaptor is added to the internal current. Each adaptor current can also be seen separately by a long push on CHRG or LOAD. The DSA shunt adaptor is bi­directional. It can report net load current or net charge current from a single shunt. A load/charge setting is not required. Up to four DSA's can be used together in one system.

Three shunt sizes can be handled directly. These are 50A/50mV, 100A/100mV and 200A/75mV.

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Dingo Series D232 Computer / Modem Serial Interface

The serial interface is also available in a version designed for remote access via a modem. This uses an RS232 interface configured as a DTE device.

The D232 is a device to allow the Dingo to communicate with a modem or computer via an RS232 serial port.

The D232 is primarily intended for data communication between a computer and a Dingo via a modem. It allows serial communication at speeds from 1200 to 19200 baud. The line speed (baud rate) is adjusted using a computer.

It is stored in the D232 and is retained when the power is disconnected.

The modem (or computer if no modem) baud rate must be the same as the baud rate set on the D232 for communication to occur. The RS232 port on the D232 is electrically isolated. This reduces the risk of ground conflicts.

The Dingo supplies the power to operate it’s side of the D232. On the other side, a small amount of power will be drawn from the serial port of the connected device.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Line Speeds: 1.2, 2.4, 4.8, 9.6,19.2 KBaud

RS232 input levels required: >+/- 5V

RS232 drive levels Min: >+/-5V

Load Impedance Output impedance (TX): 3K

DC Isolation: 1000 ohm 500V

Temperature range: -20°c to +70°c

Supply current: 5mA (from Dingo supply) 1.5mA from RS232 TX line

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Dingo Series DUSB Computer / Modem Serial Interface

A serial interface is available which allows the Dingo to communicate with a computer. It connects to the computer’s USB port. The computer side is DC isolated from the Dingo side.
This is a quick way to load settings into the Dingo or extract performance data. All of the data is remotely accessible, and all settings can be adjusted. Software is available for IBM compatibles to make this easy. Data can then be loaded into a spreadsheet or other applications.

The DUSB is a device to allow the Dingo to communicate with a computer via a USB port.

The DUSB implements USB Version 2.0 with a maximum transfer rate of 12Mbps.

The USB side of the DUSB is electrically isolated from the Dingo side.This reduces the risk of ground conflicts.

The Dingo supplies the power to operate it’s side of the DUSB. On the other side, power will be drawn from the USB port on the computer or hub.

SPECIFICATIONS:
Max. Transfer Rate: 12 Mbps

DC Isolation: 500V

Temperature range: -20 to +70oC

Supply current: 5mA (from Dingo supply) 50mA from USB Port

 

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Dingo Series DNET Ethernet Gateway

The DNET Ethernet gateway is designed for use with the Dingo series of Solar charge controllers.

It provides basic read-only access to the main parameters of the Dingo 2020N and Dingo 4040P products via both a web server (HTTP) and the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

The DNET can present the status of the attached Dingo device via web pages. These can be accessed by using the assigned IP address directly from a web browser.

Built-in Web Server
The Gateway can present the main parameters of the attached Dingo device via web pages. These can be accessed by using the assigned IP address directly from a web browser.

SNMP (Simple Network Management Protocol)
The Gateway has an SNMP agent which can report the main parameters of the attached Dingo device

Modbus TCP
The gateway can provide full read and write access to the attached Dingo controller using Modbus over TCP and uses the standard Modbus TCP port 502.

Field Upgradeable Firmware
The firmware updater (available soon) runs on a PC and provides the update over the Ethernet connection.

SPECIFICATIONS:

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Dingo Series Temperature Sensors

aThe DTB has a bolt-on lug for attaching to the battery terminal (either terminal).
The unit connects to the T+ and T- inputs on the green plug in terminal block under the wiring cover. See Section 7.4.3 for further details about this unit.

The DTB has a bolt-on lug for attaching to either battery terminal.

The unit connects to the T+ and T- inputs on the green terminal block under the Dingo cover

 

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Dingo Series Cables, Cable Doublers & Cable Joiners

aNew shielded data communication cables and adapters that allow ‘daisy chain’ connection of the Dingo charge controller to accessories

PLJ: In-line joiner for connecting WXS cable as an extension.


Double Adapter: 2 female to 1 male adapter which is plugged into an accessory and used with the WXS cable to connect another accessory.

WARNING: Cables and adapters from other suppliers could damage system components due to different internal wiring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Plasmatronics PR Series Mini Regulators

A simple 2-Stage regulator for charging Sealed AGM, Gel or Liquid electrolyte lead acid batteries from Solar Panels. It uses a rugged power mosfet and switches on the negative side.

The PR Series is ideal for camping, boating, and other one or two panel solar applications. It features brass inserts and screws in the terminal block and is fully enclosed in resin. The PR controller is not adjustable.

Specifications
RPR1210 RPR1210L RPR2410 RPR2410L
Battery Typem Flooded / Wet Cell Sealed AGM / Gel Flooded / Wet Cell Sealed AGM / Gel
Boost Maximum 14.6v 14.2v 29.4v 28.4v
Boost Cut-in 12.5v 12.5v 25v 25v
Float Maximum 14.0v 14.0v 27.5v 27.5v
Float Cut-in 13.4v 13.4v 26.4v 26.4v
All Voltages +/- 0.1 Volt
Charge Current 10A 10A 10A 10A
Supply Current 4mA 4mA 6mA 6mA
Dimensions mm(LxWxD) 56x37x21 56x37x21 56x37x21 56x37x21

 

RPR1210 PR Regulator PR1210 $85.80 Buy this product from our online store
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Morningstar Solar Regulators

Morningstar Corporation is a world-leading supplier of solar charge controllers & inverters. With over 2 million units installed, in over 112 countries around the world, they are renowned for delivering the industry’s best overall customer value. Their controllers & inverters have set new standards in performance, innovative features, quality & reliability. Their products are manufactured in a fully automated world-class ISO 9001 facility. Morningstar's Quality Control includes 100% functional testing on every product, using the latest computerized test equipment and processes.

Morningstar’s products have been recognized in international solar markets as the most advanced and highest-quality products available. Their products exceed all other PV controllers & inverters for protection against extreme environments, corrosion, lightning surges and harsh ambient operating temperatures (common to remote PV systems)—all while delivering more than twice the industry’s average operating life.

Their advanced PWM & MPPT solar charge controllers deliver extended battery capacity & life, lower overall system costs and maximum energy harvest. Their simple-to-use products & customer-focused support includes multi-lingual product documentation, detailed operation/installation manuals, phone & web-based tech support as well as a variety of user & installation friendly product features.

Morningstar SunSaver

Since its first market introduction in 1996, over 1 million SunSaver controllers have been installed in over 73 countries for numerous solar power systems including oil/gas, telecom and instrumentation, marine and boating, and remote homes. Morningstar have retained much of their legacy design including the same ratings, footprint and simple user interface, and have added several new and advanced high value features:

The SunSaver Solar controllers are designed for Caravan / Motor-home / Camping / Marine systems, as well as Commercial and Industrial Stand-Alone applications, including in the Oil and Gas, Security and Instrumentation, Telecommunication and Transport & Traffic industries.

The SunSaver 6A unit is suitable for Solar systems with approximately: (depending on open circuit voltages (ocv) of solar panel being used)

RMSSS6-12V Sunsaver 6A 12V $91.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSSS6L12V Sunsaver 6A 12V L $109.99 Buy this product from our online store

The SunSaver 10A unit is suitable for Solar systems with approximately: (depending on open circuit voltages (ocv) of solar panel being used)

RMSSS10-12V Sunsaver 10A 12V $108.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSSS10L12V Sunsaver 10A 12V L $134.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSSS10L24V Sunsaver 10A 24V L $147.99 Buy this product from our online store

The SunSaver 20A unit is suitable for Solar systems with approximately: (depending on open circuit voltages (ocv) of solar panel being used)

RMSSS20L12V Sunsaver 20A 12 L $189.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSSS20L24V Sunsaver 20A 24V L $199.99 Buy this product from our online store

Key Features and Benefits:

Extremely High Reliability

Longer Battery Life:

Designed For Harsh Environments:

Easy to Install and Use

 

RMSSS6-12V Sunsaver 6A 12V $91.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSSS6L12V Sunsaver 6A 12V L $109.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSSS10-12V Sunsaver 10A 12V $108.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSSS10L12V Sunsaver 10A 12V L $134.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSSS10L24V Sunsaver 10A 24V L $147.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSSS20L12V Sunsaver 20A 12 L $189.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSSS20L24V Sunsaver 20A 24V L $199.99 Buy this product from our online store

*NOTE: Due to high current in-rush on start up, Inverters are to be wired to the battery bank and not directly to the Load Terminal. Doing so could damage Regulator and void warranty.

 

Morningstar ProStar

Morningstar’s ProStar is the world’s leading mid-range solar controller for both professional and consumer applications.

This second generation ProStar:

The ProStar Solar controller is designed for Caravan / Motor-home / Camping / Marine systems, as well as Commercial and Industrial Stand-Alone applications, including in the Security and Instrumentation, Telecommunication, Transport & Traffic industries, as well as being suitable for Rural Electrification and Solar Home Systems.

The ProStar 15A unit is suitable for Solar systems with approximately: (depending on open circuit voltages (ocv) of solar panel being used)

RMSPS15 Pro Star 15A No Meter $199.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSPS15A Pro Star 15A Meter $299.99 Buy this product from our online store

The ProStar 30A unit is suitable for Solar systems with approximately: (depending on open circuit voltages (ocv) of solar panel being used)

RMSPS30 Pro Star 30A No Meter $269.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSPS30M PRO STAR 30A METER $349.99 Buy this product from our online store

Standard Features:

Electronic Protections:

ProStar Options:

 

RMSPS15 Pro Star 15A No Meter $199.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSPS15A Pro Star 15A Meter $299.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSPS30 Pro Star 30A No Meter $269.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSPS30M PRO STAR 30A METER $349.99 Buy this product from our online store

*NOTE: Due to high current in-rush on start up, Inverters are to be wired to the battery bank and not directly to the Load Terminal. Doing so could damage Regulator and void warranty.

 

Morningstar Sunlight

Morningstar’s advanced SunLight solar lighting controller combines the SunSaver design with a micro controller for automatic lighting control functions.

The SunLight Solar controller has a range of built-in Lighting control functions. You can select between the different functions by the simple turn of a dial on the controller face. Options range from turning lights on at dusk and off at dawn, having lights turn on for a select amount of time after dusk, or having lights turn on at dusk, off a couple of hours later, and on again for a few hours before dawn. (see the lighting control options diagram below for more info on program types)

The SunSaver Solar controllers are designed for Caravan / Motor-home / Camping / Marine systems, as well as Commercial and Industrial Stand-Alone applications, including in Lighting and Transport & Traffic industries.

The SunLight 10A unit is suitable for Solar systems with approximately: (depending on open circuit voltages (ocv) of solar panel being used)

RMSSL10L12V Sunlight 10A 12V L $193.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSSL10L24V Sunlight 10A 24V L $204.99 Buy this product from our online store

The SunLight 20A unit is suitable for Solar systems with approximately: (depending on open circuit voltages (ocv) of solar panel being used)

RMSSL20L12V Sunlight 20A 12V L $249.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSSL20L24V Sunlight 24 V 20 A $259.99 Buy this product from our online store

This technology provides:

Operation:

Four Versions Available:


Features:

 

RMSSL10L12V Sunlight 10A 12V L $193.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSSL20L12V Sunlight 20A 12V L $249.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSSL10L24V Sunlight 10A 24V L $204.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSSL20L24V Sunlight 24 V 20 A $259.99 Buy this product from our online store

*NOTE: Due to high current in-rush on start up, Inverters are to be wired to the battery bank and not directly to the Load Terminal. Doing so could damage Regulator and void warranty.

 

Mornignstar SunSaver Duo

Morningstar’s SunSaver Duo is an advanced PWM two battery controller for RV’s, caravans, boats and cottages. This product will charge two separate and isolated batteries at the same time, such as a “house” and an engine battery, based on user selectable priorities.

The SunSaver Duo employs Morningstar’s legendary SunSaver controller technology, whose long-term track record for high reliability and improved battery charging is well-recognized in the solar industry. This controller also includes a backlit remote meter which may be mounted in or on a wall, and displays digital and pictorial status information about the solar power system.
The SunSaver Duo is epoxy encapsulated for environmental protection, is user adjustable via DIP switch or connection to a personal computer, and has an optional remote temperature sensor.

Key Features and Benefits

Two Battery Charging: Solar charge current is shared between the two batteries based on a user selectable priority. When one battery is fully charged, all of the charge current flows to the other battery.

Provides Useful Information: The remote meter and LED’s display system status data and any system errors. Custom icons and back lighting make the meter easy to read and understand.

Lower Cost: Two battery charging eliminates the added cost of two separate solar charging systems and the need for isolation between the batteries.

Easy to Install: The controller is installed near the batteries using the clearly labeled large wire terminals. The remote meter may be mounted in the wall or on the wall using the included frame. Also includes the meter wiring with RJ-11 connector.

Longer Battery Life: Four stage series PWM pulse charging and temperature compensation increases the useful life of the batteries.

Extensive Electronic Protections: The controller will not be damaged by wiring mistakes during installation. There are no fuses to replace, and the controller will automatically re-set after a wiring mistake.

Highly Reliable: Epoxy encapsulation protects the controller against dust and high humidity. Efficient electronics and a conservative thermal design allow the controller to operate reliably at high temperatures. Five year warranty and estimated 15 year life.

 

RMSSSD25 SunSaver Duo 25A $329.99 Buy this product from our online store

 

Morningstar TriStar

Morningstar’s TriStar Controller is a three-function controller that provides reliable solar battery charging, load control or diversion regulation. The controller operates in one of these modes at a time and two or more controllers may be used to provide multiple functions.
The TriStar uses advanced technology and automated production to provide exciting new features at a competitive cost. The optional TriStar meter is the most sophisticated and informative controller meter on the market. The controller is UL listed and is designed for both solar home systems and professional applications.

Charge Control

Load Control

Diversion Control

TriStar Options:

Tristar Meter - 2 x 16 display, mounts to controller and provides system and controller information, data logging, bar graphs and choice of 5 languages

TriStar Remote Meter - Includes 30m of cable for mounting meter away from the controller

Remote Temperature Sensor - Provides temperature compensated charging by measuring temperature at the battery (10m cable)

Key Features & Benefits:

Highest Reliability - Large heatsink and conservative design enables operating at full ratings to 60°c. No Need to de-rate.

More Power - Ratings to 60A at 48VDC will handle solar arrays up to 4kW.

Communications Capability - RS232 connects to a personal computer for custom settings, data logging and remote monitoring and control.

Fully Adjustable - DIP switch provides user with a choice of 7 different digital presets and custom settings via RS232.

Extensive Electronic Protection - Fully Protected against reverse polarity, short circuit, overcurrent, high temperature and over voltage.

Better Battery Charging - Connecting battery sense wires and optional remote temperature sensor will improve control accuracy. Constant voltage series PWM algorithm increases battery capacity and life.

More Information - 3 LED's to indicate status, faults and alarms. Optional meter displays extensive system and controller information, automatic self-test and reset capabilities. Meter connection via RJ-11 phone jack.

 

 

RMSTS-45 TriStar-45 $349.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSTS-60 TriStar 60 $449.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSTS-M2 TRISTAR Meter MPPT $219.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSTS-RM2 Remote Meter 2 $269.99 Buy this product from our online store

 

Morningstar SunKeeper

Morningstar’s SunKeeper solar controller provides a low cost regulated output directly from the solar module to maximize battery life in small solar power applications. The SunKeeper is epoxy encapsulated and rated for outdoor use. By mounting directly to the module junction box and wiring through the junction box knockout, the connection is weather-proof. This eliminates the need for an additional housing for the controller.

The SunKeeper is available in a 6 amp or 12 amp version (both at 12 volts DC). To withstand the high temperatures at the solar module, the controller has been designed using extremely efficient power electronics and is rated to 70°C. The SunKeeper is also certified for use in Class 1, Division 2 hazardous locations, making it an ideal controller for solar powered oil/gas applications.

 

Key Features and Benefits:

High Reliability: Rated to 70°C to operate in high temperatures at the solar module. More reliable than controllers mounted inside the junction box. Uses very low on-resistance power MOSFET’s. No need to re-rate.
Outdoor Rated: ETL approved for outdoor use without an additional enclosure. Rugged IP65, UV resistant case. Epoxy encapsulated printed circuit board and watertight connection to the module junction box.
Extensive Electronic Protections: Fully protected against reverse polarity, short circuit, overcurrent, lightning and transient surges, high temperature and reverse current at night.
Longer Battery Life: Series PWM with 3 stage charging: bulk, PWM regulation and float. Includes temperature compensation at the controller or alternatively at the battery when using optional remote temperature sensor. Able to charge a zero voltage battery.
Rated for Hazardous Locations: Specifically designed for solar power systems in the oil/gas industry. Approved for use in Class 1, Division 2, Groups A,B,C,D.
More Information: Bicolor LED is easy to read from the ground when the solar module is pole-mounted. Indicates solar charging, regulation, normal nighttime operation and any controller or system faults.
Easy to Install: Fits standard half inch conduit knockout (PG 13.5, M20) in module junction box. Quickly fastens with included locknut. Wires have fork connectors for easy connection to solar module terminals.

 

 

RMSSK12 SunkeeperModule Mt 12A $149.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSSK6 Sunkeeper Module Mt 6A $104.99 Buy this product from our online store

 

Morningstar SunGuard

Morningstar’s SunGuard™ is the world’s leading single module controller. They have combined all the advantages of their SunSaver charging circuit with less expensive packaging to provide an economical controller for small PV panels.

SunGuard’s technology provides:
• Exceptional Reliability
• PWM Battery Charging
• Consistent High Quality
• Low Cost


The SunGuard is able to match the quality and performance of the world-leading SunSaver controllers because:
• SunGuard's are made on the same high speed, automated production lines
• SunGuard's use the same charging circuit
• SunGuard's use the same high quality

 

Key Features and Benefits

RMSSG4 Sunguard 4A $64.99 Buy this product from our online store

 

Morningstar SHS

Morningstar’s SHS™ controller was specifically designed to meet the needs of rural solar home systems in developing countries. It provides many features and benefits not available on other controllers including automatic lighting control.

Morningstar’s SHS controller has many advantages compared to other controllers:

 

 

RMSSHS10 SHS Controller 10A $74.99 Buy this product from our online store

 

Morningstar MPPT Regulators

Morningstar SunSaver MPPT 15L

Morningstar’s SunSaver MPPT solar controller with TrakStar Technology™ is an advanced maximum power point tracking (MPPT) battery charger for off-grid photovoltaic (PV) systems. The controller features a smart tracking algorithm that maximizes the energy harvest from the PV and also provides load control to prevent over discharge of the battery.

The SunSaver MPPT is well suited for both professional and consumer PV applications including automatic lighting control. Its charging process has been optimised for long battery life and improved system performance. This product is epoxy encapsulated for environmental protection, may be adjusted by the user via four settings switches or connection to a personal computer, and has an optional remote meter and battery temperature sensor.

Key Features and Benefits:

RMSSSMPPT15L $449.99 Buy this product from our online store

 

Morningstar ProStar MPPT 25 & 40

The NEW ProStar MPPT™ is a mid-range MPPT solar charge controller with TrakStar Technology™ that provides maximum power point tracking (MPPT) battery charging for off-grid photovoltaic (PV) systems up to 1100 watts.

Available with and without advanced built-in meter.

This device is ideal for industrial and residential applications.

A Wire Box for ProStar MPPT accessory to reduce hazards associated with exposed wires and connections can be purchased separately.

This controller allows multiple modules in series for 12V and 24V battery systems.

Detailed battery programming options allow for advanced battery support for the latest Lithium, Nickel Cadmium, and Lead Acid battery types.*

*Note: some battery types require a compatible battery management system.

 

KEY FEATURES AND BENEFITS

 

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RMSPSMPPT40M MPPT 40A LCD $866.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSPSMPPTWB MPPT Wire Cover $95.99 Buy this product from our online store

 

Morningstar TriStar MPPT 30, 45 & 60

Morningstar’s TriStar MPPT solar controller 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

 

Key Features and Benefits:

 

RMSTSMPPT30- TRISTAR MPPT 30A $699.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSTSMPPT45- TRISTAR MPPT 45A $849.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSTSMPPT60 -TRISTAR MPPT 60A $1099.99 Buy this product from our online store

 

MorningStar PWM & MPPT Controller Accessories

Morningstar Meters & Remote Meters

TriStar Meter-2 and TriStar Remote Meter-2

Morningstar’s TriStar Meter-2 (TS-M-2), and the TriStar Remote Meter-2 (TS-RM-2) are advanced digital meters that may be used with TriStar™ solar controllers. These meters are nearly identical except that the TS-M-2 is mounted on the controller and the TS-RM-2 is flush mounted up to 30 meters (98.4 feet) away from the controller. The TriStar meters are 2 x 16 character LCD’s that display extensive system and controller information, logged data, bar graph metering as well as alarms and faults for easy troubleshooting. The information may be shown in English, French, German, Portuguese or Spanish languages. In multi-controller systems the TS-M-2 and TS-RM-2 are networkable using Morningstar’s MeterHub to allow individual controller data and aggregate system data to be displayed together on a single meter.

Key Features and Benefits:

Compatible with TriStar and TriStar MPPT Controllers

RMSTS-M2 TRISTAR Meter MPPT $219.99 Buy this product from our online store
RMSTS-RM2 Remote Meter 2 $269.99 Buy this product from our online store

Morningstar Remote Meter-1

Morningstar’s Remote Meter (RM-1) is a universal, four digit display with custom icons that is compatible with several Morningstar controllers and inverters. This meter provides comprehensive system information for easy monitoring including voltage, current and temperature

Key Features and Benefits:

Compatible with SunSaver Duo and SunSaver MPPT Controllers

RMSSS-RM1 Remote Meter 1 $169.99 Buy this product from our online store

 

Morningstar Meterhub

Morningstar’s MeterHub (HUB-1) allows multiple Morningstar products to communicate over a Meterbus network to provide improved data monitoring, additional capabilities and lower system cost.

The MeterHub allows up to 15 Morningstar products on a single MeterBus network. The product electrically isolates devices that supply power to the network, preventing damage to the network in the event of grounding problems. Five status LED’s indicate the proper network connection to each port.
The MeterHub is suitable for either wall or DIN rail mounting.

 

 

RMSTSMPPTHUB1-TRISTAR MPPT HUB $199.99 Buy this product from our online store

 

Morningstar Relay Driver

Morningstar’s Relay Driver is a logic module which provides high level system control functions such as high/low voltage alarms, load control and generator start. The product controls four independent relay driver outputs by reading digital data inputs from Morningstar’s TriStar controller or by reading battery voltage when used in systems with other controllers.

Typical Functions:

Data Control Input Options:

Key Features and Benefits:

 

RMSRD Relay Driver $299.99 Buy this product from our online store

 

Morningstar Meterbus

Morningstar's Meterbus adaptor (MSC) converts a controller's meter port (RJ-11 phone type connector) to a standard RS-232 serial connector for connection to a PC or other equipment. The MSC may be used with any Morningstar Controller or Inverter equipped with a meter connection that does not also already have a RS-232 port.

By Converting to RS-232, the MSC allows Morningstar's controllers and inverters to communicate with a variety of third party serial enabled devices such as:

Establishing a communications link enables the monitoring or logging of data from the controller or inverter as well as the customizing of any user-adjustable settings. The MSC makes available a wide variety of data stored in Morningstar's products such as (varies by product)

All data is transmitted in the form of MODBUS protocol. This industry standard was chosen for a high level of compatibility with a variety of equipment. Each Morningstar product has its own data specification

 

RMSMSC MSC Meter Bus Adaptor $72.99 Buy this product from our online store

 

Morningstar Remote Temperature Sensor

Morningstar's Remote Temperature Sensor (RTS) provides improved battery charging in solar systems that experience temperature variations during the year. The RTS measures temperature at the battery and the controller uses this data for very accurate temperature compensation. Use of the RTS is recommended whenever the temperature at the battery will be more than 5°C (9°F) different than the temperature at the controller. The TriStar has no on-board temperature compensation; therefore the use of the RTS is required for temperature compensated charging. Other Morningstar controllers will default to an on-board temperature sensor if a RTS is not connected.

The RTS is compatible with the following Morningstar controllers:

ProStar (soldering required)
TriStar
SunKeeper
SunSaver Duo
SunSaver MPPT

For maximum protection from harsh environments, the sensor is encapsulated in epoxy inside a power lug housing. The RTS is also protected from lightning surges and short circuits.

Standard Features:

Specifications:

 

RMSTTP TriStar or MS Temp RTS $64.99 Buy this product from our online store

 

Morningstar Din Rail Clips

Morningstar’s DIN Rail Clips provide a simple way to install our SunSaver family of solar charge controllers to DIN Rails in industrial enclosures. These rugged plastic clips have been custom made to match the mounting holes on the SunSaver controllers and to either snap on to the middle of the rail or to slide on from the end of the rail. The clips also provide a mechanism to allow easy removal of the controller from the DIN rail without removing the clips.

The DIN Rail Clips are compatible with the following Morningstar solar controllers:

Standard Features:

 

RMSDIN Din Rail Clips $2.99 Buy this product from our online store

 

ORORA Solar Regulators

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ORORA RO10+ , RO20+ and RO40+ Programmable Solar Regulators*

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The ORORA R010+ , RO20+ and RO40+ regulators are ideal for many applications, including caravans, motor homes, village lighting systems, cabin systems, telecommunications, etc.
The ORORA RO+ series uses advanced Pulse Width Modulation to use energy from the photovoltaic modules in the most efficient manner.  Although factory programmed for flooded batteries, the regulator can be adjusted for gel or AGM batteries.

The ORORA RO+ regulators have many advanced features not found in regulators in this price range, these include Excess Energy Management Mode, where excess energy, normally wasted, can be utilized to run equipment, two programmable nightlight timers and a 1 year memory that can be used to identify any system problems.  The ORORA RO+ solar regulator offers 5 selectable modes for deep-discharge protection: voltage controlled (2 presets), SOC% controlled (2 presets), and Adaptive SOC% Controlled (Fuzzy Logic).  Acoustic warning signals can be programmed to alert the user of system installation errors, significant state of charge changes, as well as low-voltage disconnect.

The ORORA RO+ solar controllers provide extraordinary display, programming and safety features.  Battery State of Charge (SOC%) is clearly displayed using an LCD bar chart.  The LCD screen also displays system status icons indicating events such as: low-voltage disconnect, over-current, over-voltage, short circuits and thermal overload.  The ORORA RO+ can also be linked to the ORORA Remote Display (ROM) which can be linked to the regulator with a cable up to a distance of 6 m.

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RO20+ ORORA 20A 12/24 V REG $205.70 Buy this product from our online store
RO40+ ORORA 40A 12/24 V REG $289.00 Buy this product from our online store
Orora 10+ with Remote Display $119.99 Buy this product from our online store
Orora 20+ with Remote Display $199.99 Buy this product from our online store
Orora 40+ with Remote Display $299.99 Buy this product from our online store

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ORORA Remote Display ROM1*

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Clear, readable 3-digit LCD display with system status symbols
Display panel current, load current, battery voltage, amp hour capacity, and battery state of charge
Prepared for DIN Rail or screw mounting

The ORORA Remote Display (ROM1) has been designed to function as a remote meter for the   ORORA RO series charge controllers.  The remote display can be used up to a distance of 6 m from the regulator via the interface connector.  This is ideal for small systems where the solar regulator can be located in close proximity to the batteries and the remote meter can be conveniently placed so that battery condition can be monitored from the living area using the push button display.

The ORORA Remote Display is designed to display real-time panel input current, load output current, battery voltage/state of charge (%) as well as cumulative PV and load AH for the day.  In addition, the ORORA Remote Display supplies system status icons to indicate when PV is charging, system overload, and low-voltage disconnect.  Through the ORORA Remote Display historical data collected by the ORORA RO controller can also be accessed, including: Daily PV input, Load AH and Battery SOC%/Voltage in the morning of evening for each day.

ROM1 Orora Rem RO10+20+40 $60.50 Buy this product from our online store


Steca Solar Regulators

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We Err on the side of caution with the Steca solar Regulators because they are a shunt type regulator as apposed to a series regulator like Plasmatronics or MorningStar. Due to this design, the Steca controllers produce more heat when in use than a series regulator does. We de-rate these by 25% to 30% at a 25°c operating temperature and this de-rating continues / increases the hotter the controllers temperature gets.

Steca PR

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PR 0303, PR 0505
3 A - 5 A
12 V

The photovoltaic controllers PR 0303 and PR 0505 are used in small solar home systems with either a 3 or 5 Amp solar charging and load current capacity (up to 75 Wp). Loads such as lights, radios or small TVs can be switched off manually on the controller without additional wall mounted switches. In professional applications such as telecommunication, the controller can also be used in small photovoltaic power supply systems. Thanks to the universal series switching technology the controller can be used with amorphous, thin film and crystalline solar modules.

RSPR0303 Steca 12V 3A $44.99 Buy this product from our online store
RSPR0505 Steca 12V 5A $54.99 Buy this product from our online store

Steca Solsum

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5.0c, 6.6c, 8.0c, 10.10c
5 A - 10 A
12 V / 24 V

One of Steca’s bestsellers are the photovoltaic controllers of the Solsum C series which are used in small solar home systems with a 5 to 10 Amp solar charging and load current capacity (up to 240 Wp). The Solsum C series was launched in 2004 as a redesign of the Solsum X series. The C series advantages are large connection terminals, fully covered PCB and a easy to understand display. The electronic board uses automized through hole technology for easy local maintenance.

RSSS5 Steca 5 A 12/24 V No Lvd $49.99 Buy this product from our online store
RSSS8.8 Steca 12/24V $70.40 Buy this product from our online store
RSSS10.10C Steca 12/ 24 V $90.00 Buy this product from our online store

 

Steca PR 2020-IP

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IP 65 Version
20 A
12 V / 24 V

The PR 2020-IP design is based on Steca’s PR charge controller series with a customer designed LCD which shows the accurate state of charge (SOC) in percent and as battery gauge symbol. The heart of the controller is the integrated circuit called ATONIC® II, which contains the improved regulation software based on a self learning algorithm. The PR 2020-IP controller operates in harsh environments like salt, moisture and dust.

RSIP2020 Solarix IP rated 20A $405.00 Buy this product from our online store

 

 

Steca PR Night

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PR 0606N, PR 1010N
6 A - 10 A
12 V / 24 V

The Steca PR Night is a solar lighting controller (up to 300 Wp) for automatic lighting control in various applications such as PV powered streetlights, bus shelters or billboard lighting. The controller detects day and night using the PV array. An entirely new feature is the integrated clock that sets itself automatically based on the levels of brightness detected during a 24 hour day. There are two major options:
• the light switches on after sunset
• the light switches on before sunrise

Steca PR

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PR 1010, PR 1515, PR 2020, PR 3030
10 A - 30 A
12 V / 24 V

The Steca PR charge controllers were launched in the year 2004 as the fifth generation of charge controller technology (up to 900 Wp). This high class state of the art product upgrades the Steca Solarix series by a customer designed LCD which shows the accurate state of charge (SOC) in percent and as battery gauge symbol. The heart of the controller is the integrated circuit called ATONIC®II, which contains the improved regulation software based on a self learning algorithm.

Steca Solarix

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Alpha, Gamma, Sigma, Omega
8 A -30 A
12 V / 24 V

Steca’s Solarix series is the world’s most sold PV charge controller for the use in medium sized solar home systems and PV power supplies in the range of 8 to 30 Amp (up to 900 Wp). The heart of the controller is the integrated circuit called ATONIC®, which contains the regulation software based on a self learning algorithm. The result is an accurate state of charge (SOC) metering of the battery, the best insurance for a long battery lifetime.

 

Steca Solarix

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2401, 4401
40 A
12 V / 24 V, 48 V

The Steca Solarix 2401 and 4401 controllers complete the product range of the Solarix Omega 30 Amps controller to 40 Amps solar current, available in 12 V, 24 V and 48 V. The load current is limited to 10 Amps. The charging procedures are based on voltage levels which can be individually adjusted by four buttons behind the front cover.

 

Steca Solarix ST

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ST 10B10, ST 10L10, ST 20B20, ST 20L20
10 A - 20 A
12 V / 24 V

This charge controller is based on Steca’s SOLARIX controllers in a IP 65 splash water proof enclosure. The Solarix ST controller operates in harsh environments like salt, moisture and dust. The 10 Amp version comes with a plastic IP 65 enclosure, the 20 Amp version in an aluminium body.