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Morningstar 6 Amp 12 Volt PWM Charge Controller -  International - SHS-6


 
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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.

Features

  • Use with lead-acid batteries only
  • Use with 12V systems only
  • Do not exceed Solar and Load ratings (6A or 10A), depending on version

Specifications

Model SHS-6 SHS-10
Ratings: (All 12V) 100 Watts
6 Amps for Solar and Load
170 Watts
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 Series PWM
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
LED Indications Green: charging
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
Weight113 g
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:

Low Cost

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.

High Reliability

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.

Electronic Protections

The SHS has built-in electronic fuses that do not require replacement. Any wiring mistakes during installation will not damage the controller.

Tropicalization

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.

Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.


  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
 
controller October 22, 2011
Reviewer: ep from key west, FL United States  
looks like a good unit,, the rite price.

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