Blue Sky SB3000i 12V 30A MPPT solar charge controller w/ display
Blue Sky Energy’s new Solar BoostTM 3000i solar charge controller
charges 12V batteries at up to 30 amps from conventional 36 cell 12V PV
modules. Patented MPPT technology operates the modules electrically in a
manner that harvests all available PV power and can increase charge
current up to 30% or more compared to conventional PWM type controllers.
The voltage step-down operation of the MPPT power converter also allows
use of higher voltage lower cost 60 cell grid-tie PV modules at up to
22 amps of output current. The process of converting the much higher 60
cell input voltage down to battery voltage may produce a charge current
increase approaching 200%.
Solar Boost 3000i’s sophisticated 3-stage charge control plus
auto/manual equalization optimally charges flooded, GEL and AGM
lead-acid chemistry batteries. A user configurable auxiliary output is
also provided which can serve as either a 20 amp LVD load controller, 20
amp lighting controller with LVD, or 2 amp auxiliary battery charger
for a second battery such as the engine start battery in an RV.
The low power LED display combines excellent readability with very low
power consumption, includes an automatic night time diming feature and
may be turned off completely if desired. The high accuracy display shows
battery voltage, input & output current, auxiliary battery voltage,
and computes total solar charge amp-hours produced. To provide optimal
charge control for various battery types all digital setpoints for
charge control and load control are user adjustable.
Solar Boost 3000i may also operate as an IPN Network Master controlling
up to 7 remote Blue Sky Energy IPN compatible charge controllers such
as the SB3024iL. Blue Sky Energy’s IPN Network allows multiple charge
controllers to communicate with each other and coordinate their
activities to charge the battery as a single coordinated charging
machine. All networked controllers display through the SB3000i’s digital
display and may share a battery temperature sensor, IPN-ProRemote
display for high accuracy battery system monitoring, or Universal
Communication Module (UCM) for remote access over the Internet.
Blue Sky mounting box - SB2000 BOX