Blue Sky Energy SB3024iL 40A/12V - 30A/24V MPPT Charge Controller
Patented Maximum Power Point Tracking technology allows Solar Boost 3024iL to increase charge current up to 30% or more compared to conventional charge controllers. Don't waste your money by throwing PV power away!
Solar Boost 3024iL's advanced fully automatic 3-stage charge control system will properly charge flooded lead-acid, AGM and GEL batteries resulting in improved battery performance with less maintenance. The dual 30/40 amp rating will deliver at up to 30 amps in 24 volt systems, or up to 40 amps in 12 volt systems. An automatic or manual equalize function is also provided to periodically condition flooded lead-acid batteries. To further enhance versatility, a user configurable auxiliary output and Blue Sky Energy's advanced IPN network interface are also included.
The user configurable auxiliary output can serve as either a 20 amp load controller, or as a 2 amp auxiliary battery charger. The load control feature can be used to limit excessive battery discharge in unattended remote systems, whereas the auxiliary battery charge feature is ideal for charging a separate battery such as the engine battery in an RV. The auxiliary output can also provide fully adjustable dusk to dawn lighting control.
Blue Sky Energy's advanced Integrated PowerNet, 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 communication hardware to operate.
Features of the Blue Sky Energy SB3024iL 40A/12V - 30A/24V MPPT Charge Controller:
Selector guide — Solar Boost Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) Solar Charge Controllers & Accessories
|Charge Controller||Nominal Battery Voltage||Nominal PV Input Voltage*||Maximum PV Power**||Maximum Output Current||Charge Algorithm||Digital Display||Remote Display Capability||Load Control||Lighting Control||Agency Approvals||Typical Applications|
|Solar Boost 2000E||12V||12V||350W||25A||2-stage, plus Equalization||Yes||No||No||No||-||Small to medium 12V systems; RV's, boats, small off grid cabins & small industrial|
|Solar Boost 50L||12/24V||12/24V||700W (12V) 1400W (24V)||50A||3-stage, plus Equalization||Optional||Yes||No||No||ETL/cETL CE, FCC||Medium to large 12/24V systems; larger RV's & Boats, on or off grid homes & larger industrial|
|Solar Boost 3048L||24/48V||24/48V||800W (24V) 1600W (48V)||30A||3-stage, plus Equalization||Optional||Yes||No||No||ETL/cETL CE, FCC||Medium to large 24/48V systems; on or off grid homes, larger industrial & telecomm|
|Solar Boost 6024HL||12/24V||36/48V||800W (12V) 1600W (24V)||60A||3-stage, plus Equalization||Optional||Yes||No||No||ETL/cETL CE, FCC||Large 12/24V systems where higher 36/48V input is desired to reduce wire size/cost; large on or off grid homes & larger industrial|
|Solar Boost 3024iL||12/24V||12/24V||540W (12V) 800W (24V)||40A (12V) 30A (24V)||3-stage, plus Equalization||Optional||Yes||Yes 20A Voltage or AH based||Yes, Post-dusk & Pre-dawn timers||ETL/cETL CE, FCC||Medium 12/24V systems; larger RV's & Boats, on or off grid cabins & industrial. Aux. output for load control or 2nd battery charge. IPN™ network to coordinate multiple units for larger systems.|
|Solar Boost 2512i||12V||12V||350W||25A||3-stage||No||Yes||No||No||-||Small to medium 12V systems; RV's, Boats, small off grid cabins & small industrial. Includes limited IPN network interface to support IPN displays.|
|Solar Boost 2512iX||12V||12V||350W||25A||3-stage, plus Equalization||No||Yes||Yes 25A Voltage or AH based||Yes, Post-dusk & Pre-dawn timers||-||Small to medium 12V systems; RV's, Boats, small off grid cabins & industrial. Aux. output for load control or 2nd battery charge. IPN™ network to coordinate multiple units for larger systems|
*- Nominal PV module voltage must be greater than or equal to nominal battery voltage. PV VOC rating at STC should not exceed maximum controller rating ÷1.25. See Technical Bulletins 100214 & 100210. Typical 12V nominal PV module provides VMP≈17V & VOC≈21V at STC.
|Solar Boost 3024iL|
|Output Current Rating||30 Amp @ 24 Volts / ***40 Amp @ 12 Volts|
|Nominal Battery Voltage||12 / 24VDC|
|PV Input Voltage||57 VDC maximum (Recommend Maximum V OC at STC ≤ 45.6VDC)|
|Power Consumption||0.35W Typical standby / 1.0W Typical charge on|
|Charge Algorithm||3-stage Bulk/Acceptance/Float Plus Equalize|
|Acceptance Voltage||14.4VDC (range 14.0 . 14.8VDC*, 10.0 . 40.0VDC**)|
|Float Voltage||13.2VDC (range 13.2 . 13.8VDC* , 10.0 . 40.0VDC** )|
|Equalization Voltage||15.2VDC (range 10.0 . 40.0VDC**) • automatic or manual operation|
|Auxiliary Output Function||Single output field configurable as either: 20 Amp load controller -or- 2 Amp auxiliary battery charger|
|Aux. Battery charge||2 Amp typical, same charge voltage as primary battery|
|Load Control||20 Amp maximum; ON @ ≥ 12.6VDC*/ OFF @ ≤ 11.5VDC*(Range 10.0 - 40.0VDC, or net battery amp-hours)|
|Dusk-to-Dawn Cntrl||Variable Post-Dusk and Pre-Dawn timers**, Range 0.5 - 20.0 Hours|
|Temperature Compensation||Optional sensor adjusts charge voltage based on measured battery temperature,-5.00 mV/°C/cell correction factor (Range -0.00 to -8.00 mV/˜pC/cell**) • sensor range -60 to +80°C|
|Power Conversion Efficiency||97% Typical @ 28 Volt 24 Amp Output|
|Cabinet Dimension||6 7/8" H x 6 5/8" W x 3 3/8" D (17.4cm x 16.8cm x 8.59cm)|
|Battery & Aux. Battery voltmeters, 40.0VDC ±0.50% FS • PV voltmeter, 60.0VDC ±0.50% FS 42.0A ±0.50% FS|
|Communication||Blue Sky Energy's proprietary IPN Network interface|
|Approvals||ETL Listed to UL STD. 1741, Certified to CAN/CSA STD. E335-1/2E, CE labeled, FCC part 15 certified|
|Environmental||-40 to +40°C, 10 . 90% RH non-condensing|
*SB3024iL alone, voltages double for 24V battery
**With IPN-ProRemote which may be used as a set uptool only, or permanently installed.
***Current rating and current limit are 40A when charging a 12V battery from nominal 12V PV modules. If PV VOC ever exceeds 30V (>12V nominal PV modules) current rating and current limit become 30A.