Blue Sky Energy Solar Boost SB1524iX Charge Controller 15A-12/24V MPPT
Solar Boost SB1524iX Charge Controller 15A-12/24V MPPT
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 batteries 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:
Improve PV Module and Battery Performance with Maximum Power Point Tracking
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.
|Specifications||Solar Boost 1524iX|
|Output Current Rating||20 amp maximum (12V battery & 12V PV's) • 15 amp maximum (battery or PV's > 12V nominal)|
|Nominal Battery Voltage||12 / 24VDC|
|PV Input Voltage||57VDC maximum (Recommend Maximum Voc at STC ? 45.6VDC)*|
|Power Consumption & Load ON||0.20W typical standby • plus 0.40W each for charge ON|
|Charge Algorithm||3-stage Bulk/Acceptance/Float • plus automatic Equalize|
|Acceptance Voltage||14.2VDCjfixed (range 10.0 — 40.0VDC)|
|Float Voltage||13.2VDCjfixed (range 10.0 — 40.0VDCk)|
|Equalization Voltage||15.2VDCjfixed (range 10.0 — 40.0VDCk)|
|Votage Setpoint Limit||15.5VDCVoltage Setpoint Limit jfixed (range 10.0 — 40.0VDCk)|
|Auxiliary Output Function||Single output configurable as either: 20 amp 12V / 15 amp 24V load controller or|
2A auxiliary battery charger
• Aux. Battery Charge
|2 Amp typical, same charge voltage as primary battery|
• Load Control
|20 amp / 15 amp maximum, ON ?12.6VDC / OFF ?11.5VDC|
(Range 10.0 — 40.0VDC, or battery amp-hours from full)
• 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 battery temperature|
—5.00 mV/°C/cell correction factor (Range 0.00 to —8.00 mV/°C/cell) • sensor range —60 to +80°C
|Power Conversion Efficiency||97% Typical @ 28 Volt 12 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. Mounts into standard 411/16" (11.9cm) square electrical box which is included.
|Volt/Amp Accuracy/Range||Battery voltmeters 40.0VDC±0.50% FS • PV voltmeter 60.0VDC±0.50% FS Ammeters 25.0A±0.50% FS|
|Communication||Blue Sky Energy's proprietary IPN Network interface (Sold Separately)|
|Environmental||-40 to +50°C, 10 — 90% RH non-condensing|