Solar Regulator plus Lighting Controller
Solar Regulator plus lighting controller
This is a bullet proof water-resistant solar regulator and charge controller, It uses pulse width modulation (PWM) 3 stage charging of both wet-cell and sealed lead-acid 12 volt batteries to provide optimal charging.
It is suitable for solar panels up to 140W and being water resistant is suitable for mounting outdoors. The controller also features a light-sensing load output which will automatically connect the load at sunset and disconnect it at dawn, it also has low-voltage disconnect and re-connect protection.
We use these solar controllers with our basic solar lighting packages for walkways and security solar lighting where the load controller's sunset-on sunrise-off controller is useful for autonomous solar lights that automatically switch on and off to preserve battery power.
The regulator can be be used just as a battery charge controller with out the load controller.
Reverse current flowing through the solar array is automatically blocked in this unit which removes the requirement for a separate blocking diode.
Charges wet or sealed type lead-acid batteries.
Over current, over voltage, short circuit, over temperature and reverse polarity protections also featured.
- Max PV open circuit voltage: 26VDC
- Max PV short circuit current: 10A
- Battery voltage: 12VDC
- Rated PV input current: 8A (10A max)
- Load voltage 12VDC
- Rated load current: 8 amps (10A max)
- Battery charging voltages: SLA battery - 14.5VDC; Wet cell battery - 14.8VDC; Float voltage: 13.8VDC
- Standby current consumption: 7mA
- Dimensions: 97(L)x46(W)x26(H)mm