Solar Boost SB1524iX Charge Controller 15A-12/24V MPPT w/ IPN
Blue Sky Energy Solar Boost SB1524iX Charge Controller 15A-12/24V MPPT w/ IPN
Patented Maximum Power Point Tracking technology allows Solar Boost 1524iX 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.
Solar Boost 1524iX's advanced fully automatic 3-stage charge control system will properly charge flooded lead-acid, AGM and Gell batteriesk resulting in improved battery performance with less battery maintenance. The dual 15/20 amp rating will deliver up to 15 amps in 24 volt systems, or up to 20 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 15/20 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 start battery in a boat or RV. The auxiliary output can also provide fully adjustable dusk to dawn lighting control.
Blue Sky Energy's advanced Integrated Power NetTM, 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 Solar Boost SB1524iX Charge Controller 15A-12/24V MPPT w/ IPN:
Improve PV Module and Battery Performance with Maximum Power Point Tracking
- Patented MPPT Technology Increases Charge Current up to 30% Or More
- 15 Amp 24 Volt & 20 Amp 12 Volt Rating SupportsA Wide Range Of Applications
- Optional IPN-ProRemote Display Provides Charge Control & Full-Featured Battery System Monitoring
- 3-Stage Charge Control with Filtered PWM Output Improves Battery Performance & Life While Minimizing Battery Maintenance
- Clear Anodized Faceplate, Galvanized Mounting Box & Conformal Coated Electronics Resist Corrosion
- Automatic or Manual? Equalization To Periodically Condition Flooded Lead-Acid Batteries
- IPN Network Interface Coordinates Multiple Controllers & Shares Optional Battery Temperature Sensor & Display
- Auxiliary Output Provides 15/20 Amp Load Control or 2 Amp Auxiliary Battery Charge
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. 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.