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Morningstar ProStar PS-30 30A PWM Charge Controller without Display GEN 3

$128.00 List price $157.00
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MORPROSTAR-30 Morningstar Corp PS-30 30A

Morningstar Corporation Morningstar ProStar 30 PWM Charge Controller GEN 3

Morningstar Corporation
ProStar PWM Charge Controller
12/24V, 30A (No Display)
PS-30

Morningstar’s ProStar is the world’s leading mid-range solar controller for both professional and consumer applications. This second generation ProStar adds new features and protections using highly advanced technology. These improvements provide longer battery life and improved system performance. The ProStar line of controllers set new standards for reliability and self-diagnostics.

The new ProStar is available in 15 or 30 amps, 12/24 or 48 volt, and negative or positive ground. The controller may be paralleled for a solar input rating of up to 300 amps. An optional meter provides an extensive display of self-testing and system status.

Features:

  • PWM series battery charging (not shunt)
  • 3-position battery select: gel, sealed or flooded
  • Very accurate control and measurement
  • Jumper to eliminate telecom noise
  • Tropicalization: conformal coating, stainless steel fasteners & anodized aluminum heat sink
  • Current compensated low voltage disconnect (LVD)
  • LED’s indicate battery status and faults
  • Capable of 25% overloads
  • 5 Year Warranty

Electronic Protections:

  • Short-circuit — solar and load
  • Overload — solar and load
  • Reverse polarity
  • Reverse current at night
  • High voltage disconnect
  • High temperature disconnect
  • Lightning and transient surge protection
  • Loads protected from voltage spikes
  • Automatic recovery with all protections 

New GEN 3 improvements (vs. Gen 2):

  • RJ-11 MeterBus Port
  • Data Logging up to 265 days
  • Lighting Control
  • Adjustable Load Control
  • 7 Standard Charge Settings (vs. 3 on Gen2)
  • Custom Settings
  • Firmware Updates
  • Protective Terminal Cover
  • Eliminate PWM Noise in One Step
  • Compliant with IEC 62109

ProStar Model Specifications

* Clicking on the model number will take you to that item's product page
Model PS-15 PS-15M PS-30 PS-30M
Description ProStar-15 Amp
(12/24 Volt)
ProStar-15 Amp with Meter
(12/24 Volt)
ProStar-30 Amp
(12/24 Volt)
ProStar-30 Amp with Meter
(12/24 Volt)
Rated Solar Current 15 Amps 15 Amps 30 Amps 30 Amps
Rated Load Current 15 Amps 15 Amps 30 Amps 30 Amps
System Voltage 12 / 24 Volts 12 / 24 Volts 12 / 24 Volts 12 / 24 Volts
Mechanical Specifications
Weight: 12oz (0.34 kg)
Wire Size: #6 AWG (16 mm²)

ProStar controller part numbers that end with an 'M' feature the optional digital meter display (PS-15M, PS-30M).

Digital meter

  • Highly accurate voltage and current display
  • Low self-consumption (1 mA)
  • Includes manual disconnect button
  • Displays 5 different protection functions and disconnect conditions
  • Self-diagnostics (self-test) provides a comprehensive test of the ProStar —
    • Displays 9 different controller status parameters, including temperature
    • Displays detected faults

Optimized Battery Charging:

The ProStar has 4 stages of charging to provide increased battery capacity and life.

  Morningstar Corporation

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Adequate, but just

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Pros:
-uses bare-wire connection lugs so you dont need crimp connectors
-battery-type selector is a rotary switch
-ambient temp sensor is well protected from damage
-very well built

Cons:
-no indication of charge mode! (Subtracted one star)
-falls back f...
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Prostar PS-30

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Installed this in my RV to control 2x120W panels. Works like a charm!
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MORNINGSTAR CONTROLLER PROSTAR

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THE PRODUCT WORKS WELL, AND SEEMS TO LET MY BATTERIES CHARGE BETTER THAN A NO NAME BRAND THAT I PURCHASED A YEAR AGO ,AND DIED. I AM SO FAR VERY PLEASED. ASK ME AGAIN IN TWO YEARS.
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Great Unit - Great Support

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I bought 2 of these and am very pleased with the ease of connection and the display. Peter at Alt-E was great to assist me in figuring out my needs. We had many calls before my purchase. He also gave me some ideas to look at going forward.
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