An MPPT ((Maximum Power Point Tracking) charge controller is a type of device which is designed for monitoring the PV array for maximum power point. It regulates the output voltage of the PV array as well as regulates the electrical current. It is used for optimizing the connection when it comes to solar panels and the utility grid or your battery. Without any power loss, an MPPT charge controller can allow a higher output voltage of the PV array in comparison to the battery bank. Also known as a solar regulator, this product has the capability to control the charging process and makes sure the battery is correctly charged. It protects the battery from getting overcharged.
The MPPT charge controller comes with different operating output power capabilities. The most common ones are the 100 Amp MPPT Charge Controller. Unlike PWM charge controllers that are cheaper, older, simpler, and designed only for smaller systems, MPPT charge controllers are typically advanced, innovative, more efficient, and manufactured to provide greater flexibility of design. These items can be designed for larger systems, and generally come with longer warranties from the manufacturer.
Amp MPPT Charge Controller features the following:
- It is known for less Power Loss performance
- Its efficient performance leads to maximizing energy savings
- The feature of Battery Temperature Sensor allows Temperature Compensation Protection
- Depending on the product, the MPPT Charger can charge 12, 24, 36 & 48V Solar Systems
- Some MPPT Chargers come with Multistage Charging Technology
- Controllers come with led indicators that show charging status and faults if any
- An LCD Displays show solar panel voltage, battery voltage, and charge mode
- Many Amp MPPT Charge Controllers come with connection blocks that help monitor charge controller functions
The best point is that some MPPT controllers can be easily sized well above the maximum operating output power rating without causing any damage to the controller or letting the charging current exceed the maximum output current rating of the controller. Excess oversizing of the array can lead to showing a reduced return if the power limiting is more significant.
Installing one MPPT Charge Controller can be faster and easier when compared to installing several smaller charge controllers. It can diminish the expenses by using fewer PV strings and smaller conduits. A 100 Amp MPPT Charge Controller is featured to serve the purpose of DC circuit breakers and PV combiner boxes.