SB2512i Solar Boost 2512i Controller
Blue Sky Energy SB2512i Solar Boost 2512i Controller
Patented Maximum Power Point Tracking technology allows Solar Boost 2512i to increase charge current up to 30% or more compared to conventional charge controllers. Don't waste your money by throwing PV power away! Get the power you paid for with a Solar Boost charge controller. The low cost Solar Boost 2512i provides an advanced fully automatic 3-stage charge control system to ensure the battery is properly and fully charged, resulting in enhanced battery performance with less maintenance. A partial IPN™ network interface is also included to allow use of the IPN-Remote or IPN-ProRemote displays.
Blue Sky Energy's advanced Integrated Power Net™, or IPN Network, allows up to 8 IPN capable charge controllers to communicate with each other and operate as a single machine rather than separate charge controllers. The IPN network also allows networked controllers to share an optional battery temperature sensor and remote display. The IPN network does not require a display or other special hardware to operate.
Features of the Blue Sky Energy SB2512i Solar Boost 2512i Controller:
How Do Solar Boost Charge Controllers Increase Charge Current"
Solar Boost charge controllers increase charge current by harvesting more PV power. A conventional charge controller simply connects the PV module to the battery when the battery is discharged which can artificially limit how much power a PV module can deliver.
Patented Solar Boost MPPT technology operates the PV module at it’s optimum voltage where it can produce the greatest amount of power rather than at battery voltage. The higher power extracted from the module is then provided to the battery as increased charge current.
The actual charge current increase you will see varies primarily with module temperature and battery voltage. In comfortable temperatures, current increase typically varies between 10 to 25%, with 30% or more easily achieved with a discharged battery and cooler temperatures. What you can be sure of is that Solar Boost charge controllers will deliver the highest charge current possible for a given set of operating conditions.
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|Specifications||Solar Boost 2512i|
|Output Current Rating||25 Amp Maximum, automatic 25 Amp output current limit|
|Nominal Battery Voltage||12VDC|
|PV Input Voltage||35VDC Maximum (Recommend Maximum Voc at STC ≤ 28VDC)*|
|Power Consumption||0.35W Typical standby v 1.0W Typical charge on|
|Charge Algorithm||3-stage Bulk/Acceptance/Float|
Charge time in Acceptance fixed at 2 hours (Range 0 . 10 hours**) (Full charge can be based on net charge current matched to battery amp-hours**)
|Acceptable Voltage||14.4VDC Fixed Value (10.0 - 20.0VDC**)|
|Float Voltage||13.2VDC Fixed Value (10.0 - 20.0VDC**)|
|Power Conversation Efficience||97% @14 Volt 20 Amp Output|
|Physical Configuration and Dimensions||Open frame construction with conformal coated electronics mounted to rear of 5.3" x 5.3" (13.5cm x 13.5cm) clear anodized aluminum face plate. Electronics extend 1.9¡± (4.83cm) behind front panel. Mounts into standard 4 11/16" (11.9cm) square electrical box which is included, Raco p/n 8257 or equivalent.|
|Analog Input Accuracy / Range||Battery and PV voltmeters, 35.0VDC ±0.50% FS|
Input/Output ammeters, 30.0A ±0.50% FS
IPN Network interface for IPN displays only. Full IPN interface to allow multicontroller coordination not provided.
|Environmental||-40 . +40°C, 10 . 90% RH non-condensing|