Solar Charge Controllers

 

The job of a solar charge controller is to reformat the power from a solar array into the appropriate voltage and current to safely and efficiently charge a battery bank without overcharging it.  AM Solar primarily sells Victron MPPT and PWM charge controllers.  The Victron SmartSolar MPPT charge controllers are the most advanced solar charge controllers on the market.  These are the best charge controllers because they can be programmed via Bluetooth to perfectly match the specifications of any RV battery bank.  When installed in the same compartment as a lead-acid battery bank, these charge controllers sense the ambient temperature and can provide appropriate temperature compensation.  The charge controllers can also be networked via Bluetooth to remote temperature sensor.  Monitoring can be over Bluetooth or via a VE.Direct data cable connection. 

In 12V RV applications, we recommend a 15A charge controller for arrays under 200W, a 30A controller for up to 450W, and a 100A controller will handle up to 1600W.  When selecting a charge controller it is important that the solar panels are configured in a way that they do not exceed the open circuit input voltage limit or short circuit current limit of the charge controller.

Victron MPPT Charge Controllers

Victron MPPT charge controllers offer Bluetooth monitoring and precise programing for a wide variety of battery chemistries. Because the shell of the controller is used as a temperature sensor, the controller should be installed near the batteries.

  • Victron SmartSolar MPPT 75/15

    Victron SmartSolar MPPT 75/15 (12/24V-15A) Charge Controller

    Using the latest, fastest technology, SmartSolar charge controllers maximize energy-harvest by driving current intelligently to achieve a full charge in the shortest possible time. SmartSolar charge controllers offer easy programing of charging profiles to match all battery chemistries using the VictronConnect Bluetooth app....

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  • Victron SmartSolar MPPT 100/20 (12/24/48V-20A)

    Victron SmartSolar MPPT 100/20 (12/24/48V-20A) Charge Controller

    Using the latest, fastest technology, SmartSolar charge controllers maximize energy-harvest by driving current intelligently to achieve a full charge in the shortest possible time. SmartSolar charge controllers offer easy programing of charging profiles to match all battery chemistries using the VictronConnect Bluetooth app....

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  • CCTLR-VT-MPPS-030A

    Victron SmartSolar MPPT 100/30 (30A) Charge Controller

    Using the latest, fastest technology, SmartSolar charge controllers maximize energy-harvest by driving current intelligently to achieve a full charge in the shortest possible time. SmartSolar charge controllers offer easy programing of charging profiles to match all battery chemistries using the VictronConnect Bluetooth app.

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  • Victron SmartSolar MPPT 100/50 (50A) Charge Controller

    Using the latest, fastest technology, SmartSolar charge controllers maximize energy-harvest by driving current intelligently to achieve a full charge in the shortest possible time. SmartSolar charge controllers offer easy programing of charging profiles to match all battery chemistries using the VictronConnect Bluetooth app.

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  • Victron SmartSolar MPPT 150/70 VE.Can (70A) Charge Controller

    Using the latest, fastest technology, SmartSolar charge controllers maximize energy-harvest by driving current intelligently to achieve a full charge in the shortest possible time. SmartSolar charge controllers offer easy programing of charging profiles to match all battery chemistries using the VictronConnect Bluetooth app....

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  • Victron SmartSolar MPPT 150/85-Tr VE.Can (85A) Charger Controller

    Using the latest, fastest technology, SmartSolar charge controllers maximize energy-harvest by driving current intelligently to achieve a full charge in the shortest possible time. SmartSolar charge controllers offer easy programing of charging profiles to match all battery chemistries using the VictronConnect Bluetooth app....

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  • Victron SmartSolar MPPT 150/100-Tr VE.Can (100A) Charge Controller

    Using the latest, fastest technology, SmartSolar charge controllers maximize energy-harvest by driving current intelligently to achieve a full charge in the shortest possible time. SmartSolar charge controllers offer easy programing of charging profiles to match all battery chemistries using the VictronConnect Bluetooth app....

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PWM Solar Charge Controllers

The charge controllers we offer are made by reputable manufacturers and have proven reliability in RV environments. Our entry-level controller utilizes the PWM (Pulse Width Modulated) “taper” charge strategy.

  • Blue Sky Sun Charger 30

    Blue Sky Sun Charger 30

    This is the NEW entry level all-in-one controller from Blue Sky. It is rated at 30 Amps and can regulate up to 450 Watts of Solar Power. AM Solar Part Number:  CCTLR-BS-PWM-030A

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Blue Sky MPPT Solar Charge Controllers

Our more advanced controllers use a combination of MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) and PWM technologies to more efficiently optimize your solar panel output and deliver a higher charging current to the battery bank.

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    Support from AMSolar is definitely 5 stars. 1st line of support for Victron equipment provided through distributors. AMSolar likely one of the best when it comes to RVs.

    Tom B

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    Hands down the best source for your RV solar needs. From the very knowledgeable CSR who answered the phone to the solar technician. They reviewed my current system then gave recommendations for improvements.

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