Solar Charge Controllers

- 15 items
Smarten pwm solar charge controller 50 amps, 12-24 -48V
19% OFF
Smarten mppt solar charge controller 30 amps, 12-24V
10% OFF
Microtek PWM Solar Charge Controller SMU 60 Amps 12V
71% OFF
Microtek solar charge controller SMU 30 amps, 24 volt
52% OFF
Microtek solar charge controller SMU 60 amps, 24 volt
56% OFF
Microtek solar charge controller SMU 10 Amp 12 Volt
69% OFF
Microtek solar charge controller SMU 30 Amp 12 Volt
62% OFF
Luminous shine 12050 solar conversion kit 50 amp, 120 volt charge controller
38% OFF
Luminous shine 9650 solar conversion kit 50 amps, 96 volt charge controller
39% OFF
Luminous shine 4850 solar conversion kit 50 amps, 48 volt charge controller
40% OFF
Luminous shine 3650 solar conversion kit 50 amps, 24V / 36 volt charge controller
37% OFF
Luminous shine 2420 solar conversion kit 20 amps, 12V / 24 volt charge controller
22% OFF

Solar Charge Controller is an electronic device which manages the power going into the battery bank from the solar array. It ensures that the deep cycle batteries are not overcharged during the day, and that the power doesn’t run backwards to the solar panels overnight and drain the batteries. Some charge controllers are available with additional capabilities, like lighting and load control, but managing the power is its primary job.

A solar charge controller is available in two different technologies, PWM and MPPT. An MPPT charge controller is more expensive and highly efficient than a PWM charge controller, and it is often worth it to pay the extra money.

There are majorly three brands in India making solar charge controllers i.e. Luminous, Microtek, Smarten. The rating of charge controller starts from 6 amps – 60 amps with pwm and mppt technology.

12v solar charge controller installation image

  • MPPT Solar Charge Controller : An MPPT solar charge controller stands for “Maximum Power Point Tracking”.  It will measure the Vmp voltage of the panel, and down-converts the PV voltage to the battery voltage. When the voltage is dropped to match the battery bank, the current is raised, with a 20V solar panel, you can charge a 12V battery bank.

 

  • PWM Solar Charge Controller : PWM solar charge controller stands for “Pulse Width Modulation”. These operate by making a connection directly from the solar array to the battery bank. A 12V solar panel can charge a 12V battery. A 24V solar panel or solar array is needed for a 24V battery bank, and 48V array is needed for 48V bank.

If you try to charge a 12V battery with a 24V solar panel, you will be throwing over half of the panel’s power away. If you try to charge a 24V battery bank with a 12V solar panel, you will be throwing away 100% of the panel’s potential, and may actually drain the battery as well.

The Key Features of a Solar Charge Controller are:

  • Multistage charging of battery bank - changes the amount of power set to the batteries based on its charge level, for healthier batteries.
  • Reverse current protection - stops the solar panels from draining the batteries at night when there is no power coming from the solar panels.
  • Low voltage disconnect - turns off attached load when battery is low and turns it back on when the battery is charged back up.
  • Lighting control - turns attached light on and off based on dusk and dawn. Many controllers are configurable, allowing settings for a few hours or all night, or somewhere in between.
  • Display- may show voltage of battery bank, state of charge, amps coming in from solar panel.

Solar Charge Controller is an electronic device which manages the power going into the battery bank from the solar array. It ensures that the deep cycle batteries are not overcharged during the day, and that the power doesn’t run backwards to the solar panels overnight and drain the batteries. Some charge controllers are available with additional capabilities, like lighting and load control, but managing the power is its primary job.

A solar charge controller is available in two different technologies, PWM and MPPT. An MPPT charge controller is more expensive and highly efficient than a PWM charge controller, and it is often worth it to pay the extra money.

There are majorly three brands in India making solar charge controllers i.e. Luminous, Microtek, Smarten. The rating of charge controller starts from 6 amps – 60 amps with pwm and mppt technology.

12v solar charge controller installation image

  • MPPT Solar Charge Controller : An MPPT solar charge controller stands for “Maximum Power Point Tracking”.  It will measure the Vmp voltage of the panel, and down-converts the PV voltage to the battery voltage. When the voltage is dropped to match the battery bank, the current is raised, with a 20V solar panel, you can charge a 12V battery bank.

 

  • PWM Solar Charge Controller : PWM solar charge controller stands for “Pulse Width Modulation”. These operate by making a connection directly from the solar array to the battery bank. A 12V solar panel can charge a 12V battery. A 24V solar panel or solar array is needed for a 24V battery bank, and 48V array is needed for 48V bank.

If you try to charge a 12V battery with a 24V solar panel, you will be throwing over half of the panel’s power away. If you try to charge a 24V battery bank with a 12V solar panel, you will be throwing away 100% of the panel’s potential, and may actually drain the battery as well.

The Key Features of a Solar Charge Controller are:

  • Multistage charging of battery bank - changes the amount of power set to the batteries based on its charge level, for healthier batteries.
  • Reverse current protection - stops the solar panels from draining the batteries at night when there is no power coming from the solar panels.
  • Low voltage disconnect - turns off attached load when battery is low and turns it back on when the battery is charged back up.
  • Lighting control - turns attached light on and off based on dusk and dawn. Many controllers are configurable, allowing settings for a few hours or all night, or somewhere in between.
  • Display- may show voltage of battery bank, state of charge, amps coming in from solar panel.