Solar Boost 2512i-HV & 2512iX-HV
12V 20/25A amp MPPT solar charge controller. Replaces SB2512i/iX
Available both as low cost and full featured versions. Great for cost sensitive applications that require a quality, reliable MPPT controller capable of running 60 Cell modules. Full featured version includes LVD load control or lighting control.
Patented Maximum Power Point Tracking technology allows Solar Boost 2512i-HV and 2512iX-HV to increase charge current up to 30% or more compared to conventional charge controllers. The new higher input voltage capability of the HV version product now allows the use of higher voltage lower cost 60 cell PV modules to charge a 12 volt battery. Don’t waste your money by throwing PV power away! Get the power you paid for with a Solar Boost charge controller.
The lower cost Solar Boost 2512i-HV provides an advanced fully automatic 3-stage charge control system to ensure the battery is properly and fully charged, resulting in enhanced battery performance with less maintenance. A partial IPNTM network interface is also included to allow use of the Universal Communication Module (UCM), and IPN-Remote and IPN-ProRemote displays.
Additional features provided in the Solar Boost 2512iX-HV version include automatic equalization, battery temperature sensor input, full IPN network compatibility, and an auxiliary
output. The auxiliary output can serve as a 25 amp load controller, 25 amp lighting controller , or as a 2 amp auxiliary battery charger. The auxiliary battery charge feature is ideal for charging a separate battery such as the engine battery in an RV.
Blue Sky Energy’s advanced Integrated Power NetTM, or IPN Network, allows multiple charge controllers to communicate with each other and coordinate their activities to charge the battery as a single coordinate charging machine. The IPN network also allows networked controllers to share an optional battery temperature sensor, UCM and remote display. Complete IPN network functionality is provided within the charge controller and no additional hardware or software is required.
Solar Boost 3024iL & 3024DiL
12V / 24V MPPT charge controller
Patented Maximum Power Point Tracking technology allows Solar Boost 3024iL to increase charge current up to 30% or more compared to conventional charge controllers. Don’t waste your money by throwing PV power away!
Solar Boost 3024iL’s advanced fully automatic 3-stage charge control system will properly charge flooded lead-acid, AGM and GEL batteries resulting in improved battery performance with less maintenance. The dual 30/40 amp rating will deliver at up to 30 amps in 24 volt systems, or up to 40 amps in 12 volt systems. An automatic or manual equalize function is also provided to periodically condition flooded lead-acid batteries. To further enhance versatility, a user configurable auxiliary output and Blue Sky Energy’s advanced IPN™ network interface are also included.
The user configurable auxiliary output can serve as either a 20 amp load controller, or as a 2 amp auxiliary battery charger. The load control feature can be used to limit excessive battery discharge in unattended remote systems, whereas the auxiliary battery charge feature is ideal for charging a separate battery such as the engine battery in an RV. The auxiliary output can also provide fully adjustable dusk to dawn lighting control.
Blue Sky Energy’s advanced Integrated PowerNet™, or IPN Network, allows up to 8 IPN capable charge controllers to communicate with each other and operate as a single machine rather than separate charge controllers. The IPN network also allows networked controllers to share an optional battery temperature sensor and remote display. The IPN network does not require a display or other special communication hardware to operate.
The Universal Communication Module (UCM) provides a full featured communication bridge or gateway between Blue Sky Energy’s Integrated Power Net (IPN™) based charge controllers and external systems.
Blue Sky Energy’s proprietary 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. The IPN network also allows multiple charge controllers to share a battery temperature sensor and remote display.
The UCM attaches to the display connector of any IPN based charge controller to receive power and network communication. The UCM then provides multiple standard communication interfaces which may be used simultaneously. These standard communication interfaces allow easy access to data and setup parameters for all charge controllers on the network. If an IPN-ProRemote is present on the IPN network it’s full featured battery system monitoring functionality and associated setup become available as well.
A standard Modbus RTU interface is provided both as isolated RS-485 and TCP\IP Ethernet based Modbus/IP. Additional Ethernet connectivity includes a built in HTTP web site server allowing data view and parameter setup with a standard web browser either locally, or globally over the Internet without a subscription. The ability for periodic real time FTP data upload to a remote server is also provided.
The UCM also provides 128 days of datalogging of key performance parameters. The data is available as a downloadable Microsoft® Excel® compatible file stored in nonvolatile memory. The file may be downloaded remotely via the embedded web site, transferred to a laptop locally, or the UCM may be taken back to the office for file download and analysis.
Example Datalog File
This example datalog is from a test system consisting of a SB3024iL, SB2512iX, IPN-ProRemote and a UCM, all interconnected via the IPN Network. The UPS type system was basically in standby mode during this 20 day period consuming about 8 amp-hours per day. The datalog file provides a wide array of information including min/max battery voltage, min/max battery amp-hours from full, max discharge current, current/voltage/amp-hours produced by each charge controller, and so on.
SLC-IPNPRO (Without Shunt)
The IPN-ProRemote combines full-featured charge controller monitoring and battery system monitoring into a single user friendly remote display. A bright crisp backlit LCD display with plain English language text and three simple front panel keys is extremely easy to use.
With the IPN-ProRemote you no longer have to guess how much battery capacity remains. A high accuracy calculation of remaining battery capacity compensates for a variety of factors including charge/discharge current, battery size, type, temperature and how the battery was brought back to full charge. It even learns from past battery behavior to continuously improve accuracy!
The IPN-ProRemote also monitors and controls BlueSky Energy’s IPN based charge controllers. It can monitor both the combined total and individual status of up to eight IPN charge controllers on a single IPN network. Depending on the particular charge controller model, certain additional parameters or settings can be accessed or modified with the IPN-ProRemote.
By combining an advanced battery system monitor and charge controller display into a single unit, the IPN-Pro Remote eliminates the need for a separate battery monitor. It also simplifies installation and eliminates the headaches of trying to setup and synchronize separate charge controller and battery monitor systems.
The IPN-Remote display provides basic monitoring for Blue Sky Energy’s IPN compatible charge controllers. The unit displays battery voltage, output current and charge control system status for up to 8 charge controllers on a single IPN network. A bright crisp low power LED display is used to provide excellent readability in any lighting. The Charge Status indicator displays present charge control system status, and shows relative battery state of charge. The versatile IPN-Remote shows battery voltage as measured by the charge control system. When the battery is being charged the display toggles between battery voltage and charge controller output current. The current display can be configured to show the total output current from all controllers on the IPN network, or the output current from a particular controller.
Multiple IPN-Remote displays can be placed on a single IPN network even if an IPN-ProRemote is already present.