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PT 12/24-10TC,12/24V MPPT Charge Controller
|Item code||Brand name||Model number||Amps|
|SORPT12/24-10TC||Solar Converters||PT12/24-10TC POWER TRACK||10A|
Solar Converters Inc.
Dual Voltage 10 Amp Power Tracker
Charge Controller with
Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)
Model: PT 12/24-10
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This charge controller is used to charge a battery from a PV power source. This unit is a dual voltage unit, both 12 and 24 V input and output, with a mixed 24 V input 12 V output option. Please ensure the signal connections are set up for your panel and battery voltages. This charge controller can be ordered with a special float voltage to charge small batteries used for Video or digital cameras or small security camera systems. The exceptional small size of this unit makes it extremely portable and able to fit almost anywhere in the user equipment.
All the listed Power Tracker charge controllers with MPPT can charge control a battery of lower voltage. Many of these models can also accept battery or multiple input sources. Special models are available to operate from non-typical PV nominal voltages and charge batteries of different nominal voltages. For example, 72 V nominal panels charging a 36 V battery or any combination of panel and battery so long as the battery voltage is less than the panel voltage. This will be useful where the panels must be a long distance from the battery, allowing wiring with a smaller wire size as the current is reduced. The wire savings alone can easily pay for the controller.
Note: For optimal Maximum Power Point Tracking performance, it is recommended that MPPT charge controllers be used in conjunction with uniform solar arrays consisting of multiple, identical solar panels. MPPT charge controllers will still work with mixed arrays, but at reduced efficiencies, which defeats the whole point of MPPT technology. These devices were designed to calculate the most efficient charging characteristics given the assumption of a uniform array. Mixed arrays, by definition throw this calculation off.
- Single unit 12/24 V operation
- Able to charge 12 V battery from 24 V PV
- Includes temperature compensation
- Special order units can charge a lower voltage rechargeable battery
For example, a 7.2 V li-ion battery from a 12 V nominal solar panel with complete energy transfer
- Will also charge batteries from rectified AC through an energy limited transformer, great for systems with optional AC charging or UPS systems
- Real world 15 - 30 % more current than conventional technology into discharged batteries
- Overvoltage Protection
- Regulates output at float level even without batteries connected (or bad batteries)
|Nominal Voltage (V)||12||24|
|Nominal PV Array (V)||12||24|
|Max Array Voltage (V)||50||50|
|Max Output (A)||10||10|
|Self Consumption (A)
|Self Consumption (A)
|Setpoint Tolerance (+/-)||5%||5%|
|Float Setting ** (V)||14.1||27.2|
|Temp. Comp. mv/Deg C||-4||-4|
** Special units have a suffix of B XX after the part number. The float value of the charge controller is XX. For example PT 12/24 - 5 B8.4 will charge a li-ion battery to 8.4 V from a nominal 12 V solar panel. Note that the charge current increase by the ratio of approx. 15/8.4. Thus a 1 amp 12 V nominal solar panel will charge the li-ion battery at approx. 1.78 amps.
- Weight: approx. 0.5 lbs.
- Size: 4.5" X 2.2" X 2.2"
- Power: Battery and PV #16 AWG flying lead
- Setup: Jumper selectable for 12/24 battery and/or panel operation
- Operating Temperature: -40 to 60 deg. C (We suggest the unit not be placed in direct sunlight )
- Humidity: 0 - 90 % non-condensing
Note: In the interest of continuous product improvement, specifications subject to change without notice.
Order Model No:PT 12/24-10
PT 12/24-10 BXX for different battery voltages where XX is the full charge battery voltage
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Now includes free temperature sensor.
Good controller for Global Solar products
This controller has been my test bed and workhorse with disaster events while working with Global Solar foldable solutions. While needing parity two panels, this controller has stood the test. At the present, it is used to charge a Xantrex 1500 paired with two banks of 62 & 30W panels. The fr...
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