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Apollo Solar T80 MPPT Solar Charge Controller

Apollo Solar T80 MPPT Solar Charge Controller
Apollo Solar T80 MPPT Solar Charge Controller
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Item code Brand name Model number Amps
APOT80 Apollo Solar T80 80A
External 50mV/500A shunt is not included! See add-ons above for suggested shunts.

With 80A continuous output, built-in TriMetric battery meter and a 5 year warranty!
Apollo Solar
Apollo Solar T80 charge controller

Apollo Solar
T80 Turbocharger™
80 Amp MPPT Battery Charge Management System

 

FEATURES
  • Optimized Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) captures 35% more power from your PV array
  • 80 Amps continuous output at up to 45°C (113°F) ambient temperature
  • Wire PV modules in series up to 72 VDC nominal (140 Voc max)
  • Charge 12, 24, 36 or 48 V batteries
  • Built-in Battery Energy Monitor using TriMetricTM Technology
  • TriMetric is a trademark of Bogart Engineering, Inc.
  • Parallel T80s for higher currents (stack up to 16 units)
  • Precision charging of 12/24/36/48V batteries with one-minute set-up and Fail-safe calculated defaults
  • Optional Apollo Solar T80 Wireless Remote Display 100', Apollo Solar T80 Wireless Remote Display 300' & Computer Link with PC software

 

Power and Control in a Single Device
The T80 TurboChargerTM integrates Maximum Power Point Tracking, battery charge management, state of charge information and communications into a single device. With 80 Amps continuous output, the has the largest capacity in the industry by over 35%.

Optimum MPPT and Charging Efficiency
The T80 captures up to 35% more power from the photovoltaic (PV) array. Our Patent Pending MPPT algorithm starts early and locks onto the peak power during rapidly changing insolation and temperature.

Energy Monitor Built In
The T80 includes a built-in Energy Monitor using TriMetricTM Technology from Bogart Engineering.   It tracks power production and consumption to calculate the energy remaining in the battery.   State of Charge (SOC) is displayed in Percent Full, Amp-hours, Watt-hours and bar graph format.     In addition, 90 days of energy harvest history is stored in the T80.

Continuous Rating to 45° C
The T80 TurboChargerTM produces full rated power without de-rating up to 45°C ambient temperature.  Above that, the output current is reduced gradually to protect the life of the T80 and then automatically ramped up as the temperature decreases.  High efficiency power circuits and robust thermal design minimize heat generation.   The internal temperature-controlled variable speed fan runs just fast enough to maintain optimum reliability.

Enhance Battery Performance and Life
Supports Flooded Lead Acid (FLA), GEL and Absorbed Glass Mat (AGM) batteries. Four stage charging with adjustable set points for all parameters.

Unequalled Communications
The on-board RS-232 and slot for optional add-in cards provide data communication to Remote Readouts, PCs and the Internet. System performance can be monitored remotely and the T80 accepts software upgrades from a PC.

Reduce System Costs
Our efficient MPPT technology dramatically reduces the cost of a PV system by reducing the number of PV panels required, eliminating the need for heavy gauge wiring, and increasing the life of the storage batteries.

 

T80 TurboChargerTM SPECIFICATIONS

Maximum output current 80 Amps continuous up to 45°C (113°F) ambient temperature
Battery voltages 12, 24, 36 or 48 Vdc nominal
Max PV input current 70 Amps
Input voltage range 16 to 112 Vdc operating. 140Vdc Maximum Open Circuit Voltage
Max PV array power 5200 Watts (Maximum when equalizing a 48v battery to 64v at 80 Amps)
Charge regulation modes Bulk, Absorption, Float, Standby, Auto and Manual Equalize
MPPT Features Apollo Solar patent pending MPPT algorithm harvests the optimum power under all conditions of clouds or temperature.
Battery temperature compensation 6.0mV per oC per 2 volt cell
DC to DC conversion capability

Charge 48v batteries from 4, 5 or 6* PV modules (nominal 17 Vmp) in series.
Charge 36v batteries from 3, 4, 5, or 6* modules in series.
Charge 24v batteries from 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6* modules in series.
Charge 12v batteries from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6* modules in series.
*Check max Voc from PV modules at low temperatures.

Display Built-in 4 line 20 character LCD with back light
Status reporting LCD Status screen displays Input voltage & current, Output voltage & current, Charge Mode and Battery State of Charge.
Data logging Logs energy harvested for 90 days. LCD display Watt-hours, kW-hours, Amp hours and hours each day that Float mode was active.
Energy Monitor LCD shows SOC (State of Charge) in a fuel gauge style bar graph as well as % Full, Amp-hours, Watt-hrs and present charge or discharge current. A 50mV/500Amp shunt is required to use the Energy Monitor features.
Auxiliary relays Two independent relays with form A (SPST) contacts are available for control of external devices. Configurable as No or NC. Contact rating ½ Amp, 50 VDC.
Operating temperature and de-rating Full power output to +45°C ambient. Output current automatically ramped down above 45°C and softly restored as temperature decreases.
Standby Power Less than 2 Watts
Data Communication Options Card slot for optional Apollo Network and Wireless link to Remote Display.
Connectors Power lugs accept 14 to 1/0. No. 2 wire recommended.
Conduit knockouts

One 1” or 1-¼” and one ½” or ¾” on left side. Two ½” or ¾” on back.
Two 1” or 1-¼” on bottom. Bottom holes line up with power connectors.

Unit dimensions 38.7cm X 21.6cm X 11.1cm (15.2“ X 8.5“ X 4.4“) Length X Width X Depth
Shipping dimensions 53cm X 31.8cm X 21.6cm (21“ X 12 ½“ X 8 ½“)
Weight Unit: 7.3 kg (16 lbs) Shipping weight: 10 kg (22 lbs)
Certification UL1741
Environmental rating Indoor Type 1 (Not intended for use in extremely damp locations)
Included Accessory Kit Apollo Shunt Board and cable, battery monitor cable, and Battery Temperature Sensor (as shown in photo)

 


 

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I have a T80HV. It was very difficult to get a hold of customer service, although when I finally did, they were extremely helpful. Sad, Apollo doesnt spend more time on ensuring customer service support.
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As of 24 May 2012, I have been unable to make contact with anyone at Apollo Solar. (I have their 4Kw 48v inverter, T80HV charge controller, and ISM.) They do not respond to email, or phone calls. All I get when I call, no matter which menu option I choose, is voicemail I believe they are either o...
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Very Unimpressed with customer service

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Unlike Mr. Parish, e-mails to customer service and telephone calls where they promised to call back in a couple hours have yielded exactly nothing. I have two T80s and simply want a firmware upgrade from my present 4.03 to something after 5.0. The two T80s are not in service at this date, so I ca...
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Very Impressed with Customer Service.

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I installed my 1st T80 charge controller over two years ago followed by a second just weeks after the first. Although new to market as the first 80 amp MPPT charge controller I decided to try it. My first one failed in 2 weeks. A call to Apollo Solar resulted in an overnight replacement while min...
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