Morningstar SHS 6 Amp 12 Volt Solar Controller
Manufacturer Part Number: SHS-6
Important Note: Morningstar's SHS controller was specifically designed to meet the needs of rural solar home systems in developing countries. This controller provides many features and benefits not available on other controllers. This controller is not sold in the USA or Canada.
Solar Controller for Home Systems up to 170 Watts
Morningstar’s well-known high quality and reliability is now available in a low cost solar controller. The
SHS Controller is ideal for rural electrification systems with one to three solar panels. This controller
meets World Bank specifications and provides many features and benefits.
- Use with lead-acid
- Use with 12V systems only
- Do not exceed Solar and
Load ratings (6A or 10A),
depending on version
Ratings: (All 12V)||
100 Watts |
6 Amps for Solar and Load
10 Amps for Solar and Load
|Regulation Point || 14.3 Volts|
|Low voltage Disconnect || 11.5 Volts|
| Low voltage Reconnect || 12.6 Volts|
|Type of Charging ||
4 Stage: Bulk, PWM, Boost and Float
Temperature compensated charging
|Electronic Protections ||
Short circuit and overcurrent: solar and load|
Reverse polarity: solar, load, battery
Reverse current at night
High voltage: load
Lightning: solar, load, battery
|Tropicalization Circuit ||
Board — conformal coated|
Terminals — corrosion protected
Green-Yellow-Red: battery levels
Red: low voltage warning and disconnect
All 3 LEDs blink: To show mistakes
|Terminals ||For wire sizes to 4 mm2|
|Dimensions || 15.1 x 6.6 x 3.6 cm|
|Self-consumption || 8 mA maximum|
| Temperature ||–25°C to +50°C|
|Humidity ||100% non-condensing|
|Enclosure ||IP 22|
|Compliance || CE, World Bank|
Benefits of a Solar Controller
It is important to include a controller in a solar power system.
Reduces Cost of Battery Replacements
The low voltage disconnect will increase battery life. The loads are
automatically disconnected when the battery is low and automatically
reconnected after the battery is recharged.
Complete charging will increase battery life and storage capacity.
The controller will maximize the amount of solar energy into the battery
and avoid drying out the battery.
Provides Useful Information
LEDs display status information and battery level which helps the user
to better operate the solar power system.
Advantages of the SHS Controller
Morningstar’s SHS controller has many advantages compared
to other controllers:
The SHS was specifically designed to meet the needs of the rural
electrification market. The low cost resulted from using the latest
electronic technology and high volume manufacturing.
Morningstar is a world-leading supplier of solar charge controllers.
All our controllers are designed for high quality and high reliability.
The SHS controller has a low failure rate and will last a long time.
The SHS has built-in electronic fuses that do not require replacement.
Any wiring mistakes during installation will not damage the controller.
The SHS electronics are protected with a moisture-tight coating,
minimizing damage from humidity and from nesting insects.
Easy to Use
The SHS controller is fully automatic and requires no adjustments
or user selections.