PT 12/24-60


60 Amp Charge Controller

Model: PT12/24-60

12/24 V @ 60 Amps


 


This unit has Maximum Power Point Tracking and voltage conversion capability. What is Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)?

FEATURES

Can Operate from odd voltage panels like CD-Te or Amorphous Silicon

Single unit 12/24 V operation

  • will even charge a 12 V battery from a 24 V array or odd voltage array

Built in PWM input LOAD DIVERSION CONTROLLER

  • unit will operate from a windmill or hydro source to prevent input overloading when the windmill/ hydro machine is offloaded.

Real world 15 – 30 % more current than conventional technology into discharged batteries

  • means faster battery charging or higher system power at similar cost

Maximizes Battery Life

  • Dual Float Charge Technique
  • recommended by battery manufacturers(1) for maximum capacity and lifetime

Transient Protection

Low Noise

Overvoltage Protection

  • Regulates output at float level even without batteries connected (or bad batteries). Will substantially recover lost battery if recoverable.

ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Nominal Voltage (V) 12 24
Nominal PV Array (V) 12 * 24 *
Max Array Voltage (V) 50 50
Max Output (A) 60 60
Self Consumption (A)
Charging
0.06 0.06
Self Consumption (A)
Quiescent
0.02 0.02
Setpoint Tolerance (+\-) 5% 5%
Float Setting (V) 14.1 27.2
Overcharge Setting (V) 14.5 29.0
Temp. Comp. mv/Deg C -4 -4
Remote Sense yes yes
Efficiency 96% 96%

 

* May be Odd voltage array. This unit has had substantial success with the 40 – 45 V type Amorphous Silicon panels.

REMOTE INTERFACE

Temperature Compensation:

  • Uses a National LM335Z temperature sensor available from Solar Converters Inc.

LVD Control:

  • Short these terminals together with a relay contact, (rated 32 V @ .1 A – be careful of dry contacts) or a similiarly rated transistor and the LVD will open; forming an effective load disconnect.

Auxilliary Drive:

  • Will charge control a secondary charging source.

Load Diversion:

  • for operation with windmills, will divert excess input voltage to a secondary load with PWM control.

MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Weight:

  • approx. 8 lbs.

Size:

  • approx. 12 X 10 X 5″

Connections:

  • Power: Battery, PV and Load #4 – #10 Eurostyle terminal strip
  • Signal: Temperature Compensation, LVD Control, AUX control, and Diversion load control Eurostyle terminal strip: #16 – #26 AWG
  • Setup: Setup pots for panel and battery adjustment.

Operating Temperature:

  • -40 to 60 deg. C
  • We suggest the unit not be placed in direct sunlight

Humidity:

  • 0 – 90 % non -condensing
  • 0 – 100% when mounted in a Nema enclosure

Mechanical Drawing: Click here for picture

In the interest of continuous product improvement, Solar Converters Inc. reserves the right to modify these specifications at any time without notice.