Midnite's "The Kid"

mtdocmtdoc Solar Expert Posts: 600 ✭✭
Damani over on the Midnite forum managed to find THIS brochure on the "The Kid" on the web. Very cool! Morningstar should be worried....

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  • RandomJoeRandomJoe Solar Expert Posts: 472 ✭✭✭
    Re: Midnite's "The Kid"

    Oh, drool... Dangit, now I have to decide which to buy, Classic or Kid? :p *sigh* Knowing me, probably - eventually - both... :roll:
  • bmetbmet Solar Expert Posts: 630 ✭✭
    Re: Midnite's "The Kid"

    When is NAWS going to carry this?
  • boBboB Solar Expert Posts: 972 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Midnite's "The Kid"
    bmet wrote: »
    When is NAWS going to carry this?

    Hopefully not until it's actually available !


    boB
  • RandomJoeRandomJoe Solar Expert Posts: 472 ✭✭✭
    Re: Midnite's "The Kid"

    So boB, how closely will the firmware / features in the Kid compare to the Classic? Is it essentially a Classic with lower-power components or an entirely separate development line?

    I'm just realizing this would be perfect for my tinkering plans. I have roughly 2080W in panels, if I split that in half to add a second controller the Kid would be just right. But of course I'd like all the Classic-style goodies! :)

    Do you have any idea on availability? As in, next month vs next year?
  • westbranchwestbranch Solar Expert Posts: 5,181 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Midnite's "The Kid"

    there is a post on the MidNite site about the BRAT too, might want to check it out...
     
    KID #51B  4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM
    CL#29032 FW 2126/ 2073/ 2133 175A E-Panel WBjr, 3 x 4s 140W to 24V 900Ah C&D AGM 
    Cotek ST1500W 24V Inverter,OmniCharge 3024,
    2 x Cisco WRT54GL i/c DD-WRT Rtr & Bridge,
    Eu3/2/1000i Gens, 1680W & E-Panel/WBjr to come, CL #647 asleep
    West Chilcotin, BC, Canada
  • mtdocmtdoc Solar Expert Posts: 600 ✭✭
    Re: Midnite's "The Kid"

    From the Midnite forum:

    The The Brat - up to 30A pwm output - list price about $100.

    The The Kid 30A MPPT list price about $400.

    Like I said, if these live up to the preview, Morningstar (and Rogue) should be worried.....
  • boBboB Solar Expert Posts: 972 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Midnite's "The Kid"
    RandomJoe wrote: »
    So boB, how closely will the firmware / features in the Kid compare to the Classic? Is it essentially a Classic with lower-power components or an entirely separate development line?

    Do you have any idea on availability? As in, next month vs next year?

    I'm guessing first part of next year because we still need to do the ETL/UL thing on it too.

    It isn't just a small Classic but does share some design ideas of course.

    boB
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