TS MPPT 60 first impressions

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  • OldManOldMan Registered Users Posts: 128 ✭✭✭
    Note to self: Avoid Morningstar.
  • EstragonEstragon Registered Users Posts: 3,962 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Why?
    Off-grid.  
    Main daytime system ~4kw panels into 2xMNClassic150 370ah 48v bank 2xOutback 3548 inverter 120v + 240v autotransformer
    Night system ~1kw panels into 1xMNClassic150 700ah 12v bank morningstar 300w inverter
  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 8,373 ✭✭✭✭✭
    OldMan said:
    Note to self: Avoid Morningstar.
    Thems some bold words pardner.  You prepared to back that up with something ?  I gots a pair of MPPT's and a Sunsaver that are just plumb offended.
    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 ,

  • mcgivormcgivor Solar Expert Posts: 3,073 ✭✭✭✭✭
    OldMan said:
    Note to self: Avoid Morningstar.
    One of the better products with excellent support, what's to avoid?  
    1500W, 6× Schutten 250W Poly panels , Schneider MPPT 60 150 CC, Schneider SW 2524 inverter, 400Ah LFP 24V nominal battery bank 
    Second system 1890W  3 × 300W No name brand poly, 3×330 Sunsolar Poly panels, Morningstar TS 60 PWM controller, no name 2000W inverter 400Ah FLA 24V nominal used for water pumping and day time air conditioning.  
    5Kw Yanmar clone single cylinder air cooled diesel generator for rare emergency charging and welding.
  • mryimmersmryimmers Solar Expert Posts: 114 ✭✭✭
    Mine is still getting a big 2 thumbs up!!!!!
    510 watt pv, TS-MPPT 60, Exeltech XP1100, XP600 & XP250 @ 24V, 4x Trojan 105RE, Trimetric 2030, Yamaha EF2400i gen.
  • bill von novakbill von novak Solar Expert Posts: 850 ✭✭✭✭
    mcgivor said:
    OldMan said:
    Note to self: Avoid Morningstar.
    One of the better products with excellent support, what's to avoid?  
    Agreed.  Morningstar, Prosine (now Xantrex) Outback and Midnite are definitely top tier manufacturers.
  • OldManOldMan Registered Users Posts: 128 ✭✭✭
    Estragon said:
    Why?
    Too rich for my blood. I'll take Fangpusun.
  • EstragonEstragon Registered Users Posts: 3,962 ✭✭✭✭✭
    OldMan said:
    Estragon said:
    Why?
    Too rich for my blood. I'll take Fangpusun.
    That's your prerogative.  You might have included that in your post though, as it could be taken as slagging MS quality or whatever.

    I have Morningstar inverter and PWM charge controllers, all of which do what they're supposed to quite reliably so far.
    Off-grid.  
    Main daytime system ~4kw panels into 2xMNClassic150 370ah 48v bank 2xOutback 3548 inverter 120v + 240v autotransformer
    Night system ~1kw panels into 1xMNClassic150 700ah 12v bank morningstar 300w inverter
  • littleharbor2littleharbor2 Solar Expert Posts: 1,405 ✭✭✭✭
    Estragon said:
    OldMan said:
    Estragon said:
    Why?
    Too rich for my blood. I'll take Fangpusun.
    That's your prerogative.  You might have included that in your post though, as it could be taken as slagging MS quality or whatever.

    I have Morningstar inverter and PWM charge controllers, all of which do what they're supposed to quite reliably so far.
    And, If and when, you need tech support or warranty support Morningstar is unbeatable. Try that with the copycat company. Likely you will never get a reply to any inquiry. 

    2.1 Kw Suntech 175 mono, Classic 200, Trace SW 4024 ( 15 years old  but brand new out of sealed factory box Jan. 2015), Bogart Tri-metric, 700 ah @24 volt AGM battery bank. Plenty of Baja Sea of Cortez sunshine.

  • mike95490mike95490 Solar Expert Posts: 8,373 ✭✭✭✭✭
    OldMan said:
    Too rich for my blood. I'll take Fangpusun.
    That's hardly an excuse to "avoid" a specific mfg.   Product cost is hardly something to tout as a reason to avoid.  It's up  front, no hidden fees.  And for a superb product thats in the top tier, that's basically set and forget, up front cost avoids a lot of worry and issues. Once you have the first hot summer month under your belt to weed out infant failures, it's pretty much going to run till something external kills it.
    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 ,

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