TS-45manufactured by Morningstar
MorningStar TriStar TS-45 45 Amp 12/24/48 Volt PWM Charge Controller. Morningstar TriStar is a three-function controller that provides reliable solar battery charging, load control or diversion regulation. It is rated at 45 amps, both at 12-48 volts, and can add an optional meter, remote meter and remote temperature sensor.
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MorningStar TriStar 45 Amp Volt 12/24/48 PWM Charge Controller
Manufacturer Part Number: TS-45
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.
TriStar Options (not included):
There are two standard versions of TriStar controllers:TriStar-45:
To comply with the National Electric Code (NEC), the current rating of the controller for solar charging must be equal or greater than 125% of the solar array’s short circuit current output (Isc). Therefore, the maximum allowable solar array input to the TriStar controller for compliance with the NEC is:
There are three distinct and independent operating modes programmed into each TriStar. Only one mode of operation can be selected for an individual TriStar. If a system requires a charging controller and a load controller, two TriStars must be used.
Charge Control/Solar Battery Charging
The energy output of a solar array is used for recharging the system battery. The TriStar manages the charging process to be efficient and to maximize the life of the battery. Charging includes a bulk charging stage, PWM absorption, float and equalization.
When set for load control, the TriStar powers loads from the battery, and protects the battery from over-discharge with a current compensated LVD (low voltage load disconnect). Lighting control is a special function of Load control where the load is switched On and Off based on the solar array voltage.
Diversion Charge Control
In diversion mode, the TriStar will manage battery charging by diverting energy from the battery to a dedicated diversion load. The energy source is typically wind or hydro.
Eight DIP switches permit the use of 7 different digital presets. In addition to the DIP switches, the TriStar provides for additional adjustments using a PC program. An RS-232 connection between the TriStar and a personal computer will enable extensive adjustments using PC software from Morningstar’s website.
The TriStar is suitable for a wide range of solar applications including homes, telecom and industrial power needs.
TriStar controllers are configured for negative ground systems. There are no parts in the controller’s negative leg. The enclosure can be grounded using the ground terminal in the wiring compartment.
The TriStar is protected from faults electronically with automatic recovery. There are no fuses or mechanical parts inside the TriStar to reset or change. Solar overloads up to 130% of rated current will be tapered down instead of disconnecting the solar. Over-temperature conditions will also taper the solar input to lower levels to avoid a disconnect.
The NEC requires overcurrent protection externally in the system. There are no system disconnects inside the TriStar enclosure.
Any number of TriStars can be connected in parallel to increase solar charging current. TriStars can be paralleled ONLY in the battery charging mode. DO NOT parallel TriStars in the load mode, as this can damage the controller or load.
The TriStar enclosure is rated for indoor use. The controller is protected by conformal coated circuit boards, stainless steel hardware, anodized aluminum, and a powder coated enclosure, but it is not rated for corrosive environments or water entry.
The construction of the TriStar is 100% solid state.
Battery charging is by a series PWM constant current charging, with bulk charging, PWM absorption, float and equalization stages.
The TriStar will accurately measure time over long intervals to manage events such as automatic equalizations or battery service notification.
Day and night conditions are detected by the TriStar, and no blocking diodes are used in the power path.
LED’s, a pushbutton, and optional digital meters provide both status information and various manual operations.
The date of manufacture can be found on the two bar code labels. One label is on the back of the TriStar, and the other is in the wiring compartment. The year and week of manufacture are the first four digits of the serial number:
Safety and Regulatory Information
TriStar controllers comply with the following EMC standards:
PWM Battery Charging
PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) battery charging is the most efficient and effective method for recharging a battery in a solar system. Refer to "Why PWM?" on Morningstar’s website for more information.
Selecting the best method for charging your battery together with a good maintenance program will ensure a healthy battery and long service life. Although the TriStar’s battery charging is fully automatic, the following information is important to know for getting the best performance from your TriStar controller and battery.
Battery Charging Notes
The TriStar manages many different charging conditions and system configu rations. Some useful functions to know follow below.
Warranty: Five year warranty period. Contact Morningstar for complete terms.