C12 Charge Controller, 12A, 12V
C12 - Small System Charge or Lighting or Load Controller
Reliable Controller Technology
The C12 is the most advanced small-system solar charge, lighting, or DC load controller available on the market today. Intelligent microprocessor control and feature packed design brings unsurpassed reliability to even the smallest PV systems.
The circuitry comes standard with field-adjustable low voltage disconnect and reconnect points, and a low battery disconnect warning.
Silent, pulse width modulated (PWM), high efficiency operation.
Easy to read, front panel status LED.
Automatic overload protection (in both active and passive modes).
PV array short circuit and reverse polarity protection.
Backed by a two-year warranty.
Optional plug-in remote temperature sensor for increased battery performance.
Solar Charge Controller Features
Three-stage battery charging, user-definable voltage parameters, and automatic equalization.
Selectable settings for flooded lead acid, gel, or absorbed glass mat batteries.
12 VDC array operation.
As a DC Load Controller
Low voltage disconnect warning system.
Field adjustable set points (automatic low and high voltage disconnect).
As an Automatic Lighting Controller
Automatic day and night detection circuitry.
Adjustable run duration from 2 to 8 hours or “dusk to dawn” operation.
|Maximum PV Amps||12 amps at 12 VDC only|
|Maximum DC Load||12 amps with auto reset|
|Minimum Operating Voltage||6 volts|
|Maximum Voltage Drop - PV to Battery||0.3 volts|
|Maximum Voltage Drop - Battery to DC Load||0.15 volts|
|Regulation Setting||13 to 15 VDC|
|Equalize Setting||Bulk plus 1 volt for two hours|
|Typical Consumption while Charging||0.007 amps|
|Typical Consumption at Night||0.003 amps|
|Typical Consumption with Load Disconnected||0.003 amps|
|Maximum Stranded Wire Size||#10 AWG stranded (5.2 mm2)|