Morningstar Tristar mppt 600v any one with more information.

animattanimatt Solar Expert Posts: 295 ✭✭✭
http://www.morningstarcorp.com/TS-MPPT-600V/

Seen this announcement about a week ago, and was meaning to ask about it here. Not sure this is the correct area of the forum. Supposedly supports wind mppt which is interesting to me. With 600v limit I would think I could due without a Clipper but would need a dump load.

It is a little light on amps rating of 60. But not so bad considering the difference between input and output voltages and being that is fanless. I do like a fanless design.

Anyway anyone with more information. a video etc. I did not find a video on youtube. Meaning it is still in development? Any kind of time frame and expected prices. In line with the xantrex 600 charge controller?

matthew

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  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 8,573 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: Morningstar Tristar mppt 600v any one with more information.

    page still says "Coming Soon". Maybe in the fall ?

    And 60A limit is nothing to whine about IMHO.
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

    solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
    gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister ,

  • animattanimatt Solar Expert Posts: 295 ✭✭✭
    Re: Morningstar Tristar mppt 600v any one with more information.

    I know, just down a bit from the xantrex 600v controller(80a). Still from what it says on the documentation I like the tristar better. Still unsure if it could be used with a 24v battery bank. It would imagine so and that the 48v model probably charges up to a 48v nominal battery bank, where the 120v would allow you to go higher. At 24v battery bank the difference between 60A and 80A does make a difference.


    I currently have a 24v system. So at 60a I am look at about 1800w max usage. It would not be to hard to go 48v just need an different inverter. We will see.

    At 60a max the wire size on the input to the controller could be very thin. 600v/60v(48V NOMINAL) =(60A/6A) would equal 6amps input side.
    or 600v/30v(24 nominal)=60a/3a would equal 3 amps input side. Obviously taking advantage of running near the max 600v.

    at 3amps a 1000ft run would need only 14awg wire to be under 3% voltage drop, and 16awg to be under a 5% drop.

    matthew
  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 8,573 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: Morningstar Tristar mppt 600v any one with more information.

    I suspect that 450V may be closer to the sweet spot, 600V is likely only the survival rating. Probably, much beyond 550V, the MPPT efficiency starts to crash. I'd likely set the array to match the Cold Morning high voltage end of the efficiency curve.
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

    solar: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Solar
    gen: http://tinyurl.com/LMR-Lister ,

  • animattanimatt Solar Expert Posts: 295 ✭✭✭
    Re: Morningstar Tristar mppt 600v any one with more information.

    Just rechecked morningstar site and it appears the new 600v charge controller will begin shipping nov 5th.
    [URL]http://www.morningstarcorp.com/en/now available[/URL]

    hopefully the charge controller is still somewhat affordable. By the press release it does seem to have some added bells and whistles. I am really hoping to use it as a wind mppt charger. Obviously it will be more expensive than say a midnite classic. But being designed for operational usage up to 600v could eliminate the need for a clipper. Basically can take grid tie or high voltage wind turbines and connect them to a battery bank.

    matthew
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