An electronic device which regulates the voltage applied to the battery system from the PV array. Essential for ensuring that batteries obtain maximum state of charge and longest life.
A device that goes in-line between the PV modules and the battery bank to control the flow of electricity entering the batteries. The purpose is to prevent over charging of the batteries and disconnect the bank at night. Some controllers also disconnect the load from the battery when the battery is empty.
Regulates the current from solar panels to your battery bank. The charge controller ensures the batteries are not over-charged and provides protection from the current running backwards to the solar panels.
a device to control the charging process of energy storage products such as batteries
an essential part of nearly all power systems that charge batteries, whether the power source is PV, wind, hydro, fuel, or utility grid
a power system component whose functions include regulation of solar charge current, and in some cases to provide low battery protection
a regulator that goes between the solar panels and the batteries
a small unit that receives the power from the solar and controls the amount of power that goes into your batteries
The PV system component which controls the battery's state of charge. It may also provides other system control functions.
Charge controllers are typically used in off-grid photovoltaic power systems. The primary function of a charge controller (or regulator) is to maintain the battery at the highest possible State Of Charge (SOC) and provide the user with the required quantity of electricity, while protecting the battery from deep discharge (by the loads) or extended overcharge (by the PV array). Most charge controllers operate via voltage regulation set points. However, as voltage is not representative of the true SOC, new algorithms are being developed to evaluate the state of the battery, based on Ah or combined VAh monitoring. Additional features such as battery temperature or wire compensation, meters and alarms can enhance the ability of the charge controller to meet the load demand and extend battery lifetime. Other functions such as MPPT, d.c./d.c. conversion, anti-theft protection, load management, pre-payment and data logging can also now be built into the charge controller.
Controls charging of batteries from the solar panels to prevent overcharging and over-discharging. Includes thermal compensation to control the charge from the solar panels based on ambient temperature. Promotes prolong battery life.
A component of photovoltaic system that controls the flow of current to and from the battery to protect the batteries from over-charge and over-discharge. The charge controller may also indicate the system operational status.
A component that controls the flow of current to and from the battery subsystem to protect the batteries from overcharge and overdischarge. The charge controller may also monitor system performance and provide system protection.
An electronic device that regulates the voltage from the solar panel array to ensure maximum transfer of energy and prevent overcharging the battery bank.
a device which regulates the voltage of a battery. These may be used to assure a battery is not overcharged and/or overly discharged.
Controls the DC current from the panels into the battery bank while maintaining the charge rate based upon battery voltage.
A device that controls the charging rate from a solar array or other charging source, and prevents the batteries from being over charged. It also prevents current from back flowing back into the panels at night.
A device used in R-E systems to prevent overcharging the battery.
A device that controls the charging rate and/or state of charge for batteries.
A device used in Renewable Energy systems to prevent overcharging the battery while still allowing it to reach full charge.