The 30A PWM solar charge controller by MidNite Solar called The BRAT, will be unboxed and its features covered in this video. The Brat has many advanced features such as low voltage disconnect, lighting control, and auto equalization.
The MidNite Solar Brat comes in a NEMA 3R enclosure which works nicely for wet environments and has two waterproof gaskets for the wires. Along with the Brat charge controller, you will also find the manual and a surprise gift of MidNite branded toothpicks inside the box!
Taking a closer look at the inside of the Brat, we go over its features. Seen inside the charge controller is a terminal block for PV, Battery and Load (for use as a load controller) inputs and outputs. Remember, with a PWM charge controller, you have to match the nominal voltage of the solar panel to the battery. Also, if using this charge controller for loads, it turns into 20A for charging, 10A for loads for a total of 30A.
Also included is an internal temperature sensor for temperature compensation to help keep your batteries healthy.