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SmartSolar MPPT 250/60

Solar charge controller

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A solar charger gathers energy from your solar panels, and stores it in your batteries. Using the latest, fastest technology, SmartSolar maximises this energy-harvest, driving it intelligently to achieve full charge in the shortest possible time. SmartSolar maintains battery health, extending its life.

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KEY FEATURES

Solar charge controller

A solar charger gathers energy from your solar panels, and stores it in your batteries. Using the latest, fastest technology, SmartSolar maximises this energy-harvest, driving it intelligently to achieve full charge in the shortest possible time. SmartSolar maintains battery health, extending its life.

The SmartSolar charge controller will even recharge a severely depleted battery. It can operate with a battery voltage as low as 0 Volts, provided the cells are not permanently sulphated or otherwise damaged.

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VictronConnect

VictronConnect lets you get live status information and configure any Victron products which either have Bluetooth built-in, or are connected to a VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart Dongle.

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MPPT: Ultra Fast Maximum Power Point Tracking

By constantly monitoring the voltage and current output of your solar (PV) panels, MPPT technology ensures that every drop of available power is rinsed out of your panels, and harvested for storage. The advantage of this is most noticeable when the sky is partially clouded, and light intensity is constantly changing.

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Remote Monitoring and Control

Remotely control and monitor the extensive features of your BlueSolar MPPT charger by attaching a bluetooth dongle and pairing it with your smartphone or other device via VictronConnect. If your installation is connected to the internet with a GX device, the Victron Remote Management Portal (VRM) provides access to the full power of your MPPT, anytime, anywhere; both VictronConnect and VRM are free to use. For remote installations – even when there is no internet connection nearby – you may be able to monitor your MPPT by connecting the GlobalLink 520.

Optional SmartSolar Control Display

By adding the SmartSolar Control Display you will be able to check the status of your Charger and battery- storage at a glance. Simply plug it into the face of your MPPT charger to provide you with real-time monitoring and set-up capabilities.

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KEY FEATURES

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Solar charge controller

A solar charger gathers energy from your solar panels, and stores it in your batteries. Using the latest, fastest technology, SmartSolar maximises this energy-harvest, driving it intelligently to achieve full charge in the shortest possible time. SmartSolar maintains battery health, extending its life.

The SmartSolar charge controller will even recharge a severely depleted battery. It can operate with a battery voltage as low as 0 Volts, provided the cells are not permanently sulphated or otherwise damaged.

Rising Connection_cat-103001iPhone MPPT 250 100

VictronConnect

VictronConnect lets you get live status information and configure any Victron products which either have Bluetooth built-in, or are connected to a VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart Dongle.

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MPPT: Ultra Fast Maximum Power Point Tracking

By constantly monitoring the voltage and current output of your solar (PV) panels, MPPT technology ensures that every drop of available power is rinsed out of your panels, and harvested for storage. The advantage of this is most noticeable when the sky is partially clouded, and light intensity is constantly changing.

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Remote Monitoring and Control

Remotely control and monitor the extensive features of your BlueSolar MPPT charger by attaching a bluetooth dongle and pairing it with your smartphone or other device via VictronConnect. If your installation is connected to the internet with a GX device, the Victron Remote Management Portal (VRM) provides access to the full power of your MPPT, anytime, anywhere; both VictronConnect and VRM are free to use. For remote installations – even when there is no internet connection nearby – you may be able to monitor your MPPT by connecting the GlobalLink 520.

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Optional SmartSolar Control Display

By adding the SmartSolar Control Display you will be able to check the status of your Charger and battery- storage at a glance. Simply plug it into the face of your MPPT charger to provide you with real-time monitoring and set-up capabilities.

FEATURES

Bluetooth Smart built-in
The wireless solution to set-up, monitor, update and synchronise SmartSolar Charge Controllers.

Ultra-fast Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)
Especially in case of a clouded sky, when light intensity is changing continuously, an ultra-fast MPPT controller will improve energy harvest by up to 30% compared to PWM charge controllers and by up to 10% compared to slower MPPT controllers.

Advanced Maximum Power Point Detection in case of partial shading conditions
If partial shading occurs, two or more maximum power points (MPP) may be present on the power-voltage curve. Conventional MPPTs tend to lock to a local MPP, which may not be the optimum MPP. The innovative SmartSolar algorithm will always maximise energy harvest by locking to the optimum MPP.

Outstanding conversion efficiency
No cooling fan. Maximum efficiency exceeds 99%.

Flexible charge algorithm
Fully programmable charge algorithm (see the software page on our website), and eight pre- programmed algorithms, selectable with a rotary switch (see manual for details).

Extensive electronic protection
Over-temperature protection and power derating when temperature is high. PV short circuit and PV reverse polarity protection. PV reverse current protection.

Internal temperature sensor and optional external battery voltage and temperature sensing via Bluetooth
A Smart Battery Sense, a BMV-712 Smart Battery Monitor or a SmartShunt can be used to communicate battery voltage and temperature (and current, in case of a BMV 712 or a SmartShunt) to one or more SmartSolar Charge Controllers

Synchronised parallel charging with Bluetooth
Up to 10 units can be synchronised with Bluetooth.

Fully discharged battery recovery function
Will initiate charging even if the battery has been discharged to zero volts. Will reconnect to a fully discharged Li-ion battery with integrated disconnect function.

VE.Direct
For a wired data connection to a Color Control GX, other GX products, PC or other devices

Remote on-off
To connect for example to a VE.BUS BMS.

Programmable relay
Can be programmed (a.o. with a smartphone) to trip on an alarm, or other events.

Optional: SmartSolar pluggable LCD display
Simply remove the rubber seal that protects the plug on the front of the controller,
and plug-in the display.

SPECIFICATIONS

Battery voltage   

   12 / 24 / 48V Auto Select (software tool needed to select 36V)

Rated charge current   

   60A

Nominal PV power, 12V*#   

   860W

Nominal PV power, 24V*#   

   1720W

Nominal PV power, 36V*#   

   2580W

Nominal PV power, 48V*#   

   3440W

Max. PV short circuit current@   

   35A (max 30A per MC4 conn.)

Maximum PV open circuit voltage   

   250V absolute maximum coldest conditions, 245V start-up and operating         maximum

Maximum efficiency   

   99%

Self-consumption   

   Less than 35mA @ 12V / 20mA @ 48V

Charge voltage ‘absorption’   

   Default setting: 14,4 / 28,8 / 43,2 / 57,6V
(adjustable with: rotary switch, display, VE.Direct or Bluetooth)

Charge voltage ‘float’   

   Default setting: 13,8 / 27,6 / 41,4 / 55,2V
(adjustable: rotary switch, display, VE.Direct or Bluetooth)

Charge voltage ‘equalisation’   

   Default setting: 16,2V / 32,4V / 48,6V / 64,8V (adjustable)

Charge algorithm   

   multi-stage adaptive (eight pre-programmed algorithms) or user defined         algorithm

Temperature compensation   

   -16 mV / -32 mV / -64 mV / °C

Protection   

   PV reverse polarity / Output short circuit / Over temperature

Operating temperature   

   -30 to +60°C (full rated output up to 40°C)

Humidity   

   95%, non-condensing

Maximum altitude   

   5000m (full rated output up to 2000m)

Environmental condition   

   Indoor, unconditioned

Pollution degree   

   PD3

Data communication port   

   VE.Direct or Bluetooth

Remote on/off   

   Yes (2 pole connector)

Programmable relay   

   DPST AC rating: 240VAC / 4A DC rating: 4A up to 35VDC, 1A up to 60VDC

Parallel operation   

   Yes: up to 10 units can be synchronised with Bluetooth

Colour   

   Blue (RAL 5012)

PV terminals%   

   Two pairs of MC4 connectors (MC4 models)

Battery terminals   

   35mm2 / AWG2

Protection category   

   IP43 (electronic components), IP22 (connection area)

Weight   

   3 kg

Dimensions (h x w x d)   

   215 x 250 x 95 mm

Safety   

   EN/IEC 62109-1, UL 1741, CSA C22.2

 
* If more PV power is connected, the controller will limit input power.
# The PV voltage must exceed Vbat + 5V for the controller to start. Thereafter the minimum PV voltage is Vbat + 1V.
@ A PV array with a higher short circuit current may damage the controller.
% MC4 models: several splitter pairs may be needed to parallel the strings of solar panels
Maximum current per MC4 connector: 30A (the MC4 connectors are parallel connected to one MPPT tracker)

SPECIFICATIONS

• Battery voltage: 12 / 24 / 48V Auto Select (software tool needed to select 36V)
• Rated charge current: 60A
• Nominal PV power, 12V*#: 860W
• Nominal PV power, 24V*#: 1720W
• Nominal PV power, 36V*#: 2580W
• Nominal PV power, 48V*#: 3440W
• Max. PV short circuit current@: 35A (max 30A per MC4 conn.)
• Maximum PV open circuit voltage: 250V absolute maximum coldest conditions, 245V start-up and operating maximum
• Maximum efficiency: 99%
• Self-consumption: Less than 35mA @ 12V / 20mA @ 48V
• Charge voltage ‘absorption’: Default setting: 14,4 / 28,8 / 43,2 / 57,6V (adjustable with: rotary switch, display, VE.Direct or Bluetooth)
• Charge voltage ‘float’: Default setting: 13,8 / 27,6 / 41,4 / 55,2V (adjustable: rotary switch, display, VE.Direct or Bluetooth)
• Charge voltage ‘equalisation’: Default setting: 16,2V / 32,4V / 48,6V / 64,8V (adjustable)
• Charge algorithm: multi-stage adaptive (eight pre-programmed algorithms) or user defined algorithm
• Temperature compensation: -16 mV / -32 mV / -64 mV / °C
• Protection: PV reverse polarity / Output short circuit / Over temperature
• Operating temperature: -30 to +60°C (full rated output up to 40°C)
• Humidity: 95%, non-condensing
• Maximum altitude: 5000m (full rated output up to 2000m)
• Environmental condition: Indoor, unconditioned
• Pollution degree: PD3
• Data communication port: VE.Direct or Bluetooth
• Remote on/off: Yes (2 pole connector)
• Programmable relay: DPST AC rating: 240VAC / 4A DC rating: 4A up to 35VDC, 1A up to 60VDC
• Parallel operation: Yes: up to 10 units can be synchronised with Bluetooth
• Colour: Blue (RAL 5012)
• PV terminals%: Two pairs of MC4 connectors (MC4 models)
• Battery terminals: 35mm2 / AWG2
• Protection category: IP43 (electronic components), IP22 (connection area)
• Weight: 3 kg
• Dimensions (h x w x d): 215 x 250 x 95 mm
• Safety: EN/IEC 62109-1, UL 1741, CSA C22.2
 
* If more PV power is connected, the controller will limit input power.
# The PV voltage must exceed Vbat + 5V for the controller to start. Thereafter the minimum PV voltage is Vbat + 1V.
@ A PV array with a higher short circuit current may damage the controller.
% MC4 models: several splitter pairs may be needed to parallel the strings of solar panels
Maximum current per MC4 connector: 30A (the MC4 connectors are parallel connected to one MPPT tracker)