Solar charge controllers
Solar chargers collect energy from your solar panels and store it in your batteries. Using the latest and fastest technology, the BlueSolar maximizes this energy harvest, managing it intelligently to reach the maximum load in the shortest time possible. The BlueSolar takes care of the health of the battery, extending its useful life.
MPPT: Ultra-fast Maximum Power Point Tracking
Thanks to the continuous monitoring of the output voltage and current of its solar panels (PV), the MPPT technology (Ultra-Fast Tracking of the Maximum Power Point, for its acronym in English) guarantees the collection and storage of each particle of energy available in your panels. The advantage of this process is most evident when the sky is partially cloudy and the intensity of the light is constantly changing.
Remote monitoring and control
Remotely monitor and control your MPPT BlueSolar charger's multitude of options by adding a Bluetooth dongle to it and pairing it with your smartphone or other device via VictronConnect. If your installation is connected to the Victron Remote Management Portal (VRM), you will also have access to all the power of your MPPT, anytime, anywhere; both services are free. For remote installations, even when there is no internet connection or phone signal available, you can control your MPPT via Bluetooth by connecting it to an optionally available LoRaWAN (long-range wide area network) device.
The intelligent Charge Output function prevents damage that occurs when a battery becomes "empty". You can configure the voltage at which the BlueSolar should disconnect the load, thus avoiding an excessive drain on its batteries. And here's the nifty trick: BlueSolar will try to recharge the battery to 100% every day. If it cannot do this, such as in bad weather, it will raise the disconnect voltage daily until it succeeds. We call this feature BatteryLife, because it maintains the health of your battery and extends its useful life.
Regulator BlueSolar MPPT 100/15
BlueSolar MPPT 100/15
- Battery voltage (Auto selection): 12 / 24V
- Rated load current: 15A
- Nominal PV power, 12V 1a, b): 220W
- Nominal PV power, 24V 1a, b): 440W
- Maximum PV short circuit current
- Automatic load disconnection: Yes
- Maximum open circuit voltage
- Maximum efficiency: 98%
- Self-consumption: 12V: 25 mA 24V: 15 mA
- "Absorption" charging voltage: 14.4V / 28.8V (adjustable)
- "Float" charging voltage: 13.8V / 27.6V (adjustable)
- Charging algorithm: adaptive multiphase
- Temperature compensation: -16 mV / ° C, -32 mV / ° C resp.
- Continuous charging current: 15A
- Low load disconnection
voltage: 11.1V / 22.2V / 44.4V or 11.8V / 23.6V / 47.2V or BatteryLife algorithm
- Low voltage charge reconnection: 13.1V / 26.2V / 52.4V or 14V / 28V / 56V or BatteryLife algorithm
- Protection: Output Short Circuit / Overtemperature
- Working temperature: -30 to +60 ° C (full power rating up to 40 ° C)
- Humidity: 95%, non-condensing
- Data communication port: VE.Direct (see the white paper on data communication on our website)
- Color: Blue (RAL 5012)
- Connection terminals: 6 mm² / AWG10
- Degree of protection: IP43 (electronic components), IP22 (connection area)
- Weight: 0.6Kg
- Dimensions (hxwxd): 100 x 113 x 50 mm
- Safety: EN / IEC 62109-1, UL 1741, CSA C22.2
The Differences of PWM and MPPT Regulators
What solar controller do I need according to the type of solar panel?
Normal regulator (PWM): Whether you have 12V solar panels to use in an isolated (or autonomous) 12V solar installation, or if you have 24V solar panels and 72 cells to use in a 24V installation, you must use a normal regulator (PWM type). Which is the most economical and suitable for this type of solar panel.
Maximizer regulator (MPPT): If you have 24V solar panels and 60 cells (plates with a power greater than 200W), to be used in an isolated 24V solar installation, you must use an MPPT maximizer regulator. Necessary to amplify the voltage of these solar panels, so that when it reaches the batteries it is high and the energy is well stored. The MPPT regulator is more expensive but it is necessary with this type of plates. Which without the use of MPPT, the useful life of the batteries would be damaged since they could not be equalized and they would sulfate in a few months.