About the 60 Amp MPPT Solar Charge Controller SCF60
This is a high-end 60 Amp MPPT solar charge controller that supports 12V 24V 36V 48V system voltage automatically identification and auto-switch. Also supporting a wide solar voltage input range from 18-150V.
The controller’s MPPT conversion efficiency is up to 99%, and it is designed with fan cooling to ensure that the machine always has a high power output, there is no load drop even at high temperature, and continues full power output for an all-day without derating.
This 60a controller has a wide application range and can be installed and used in multiple scenes. all those features make the controller one of the best 60a MPPT regulator.
This 60A MPPT Solar Charge Controller Featured High tracking efficiency > 99.5% and Peak Conversion Rate > 97.8%. System Voltage 12V/24V/36V/48V Auto switch, Max PV Input Voltage:150V, Max PV Input Power: 800W(12V), 1800W(24V), 2600W(36V), 3400W(48V)
Features of this 48V MPPT Charge Controller
The 60 Amp MPPT Controller features a smart tracking algorithm that finds and maintains operation at the solar array peak power point, maximizing energy harvest.
The charging process has been optimized for long battery life and improved system performance. Self-diagnostics and electronic error protections prevent damage when installation mistakes or system faults occur.
The controller also features Four(4) adjustable setting switches, RS485/RS232/Ethernet communication port (GPRS/DAU Optional), and terminal for remote battery temperature measurement.
Nominal Voltage: 48V, 36V, 24V, 12V Auto Identification, and Auto Switch, Manually Adjustment also Available
Support Various Battery Type: Sealed, Gel, AGM, Flooded, Lithium-ion battery and User Define Type.
Lifepo4 Battery Charge is also Support by this Controller, while Most controllers on the market don’t.
Optional charging procedure to match various battery type and support modify battery Low-voltage parameters and float charge parameters to match more types of batteries
Authentic MPPT Technology Ensures the MPPT Tracking Efficiency ≥99.5%, Conversion Efficiency ≥97.8%.
The MPPT controller utilizes SMK Solar Maximum PowerPoint Tracking (MPPT) technology to extract maximum power from the solar array.
The tracking algorithm is fully automatic and does not require user adjustment. SMK technology tracks the array maximum power point as it varies with weather conditions, ensuring that maximum power is harvested from the array throughout the course of the day.
4-stage Charging Mode: The MPPT Solar Charge Controller has a 4-stage battery charging algorithm for rapid, efficient, and safe battery charging
The green backlight LCD, LED Indicator: Large backlight LCD Real-time status Monitoring, also equipped with LED indicators
Fan Cooling: this controller has a built-in Cooling Fan to help Heat Dissipation during the controller running, thereby protect the component and ensure the controller’s Performance.
Multiple Protections: Multiple Protection against battery overcharge, battery over-discharge, battery overvoltage, solar reverse current, solar over power, short circuit, overload, solar reverse, battery reverse, and over temperature.
This 60A Controller is kind of 48V Charge controller and Charges Lithium battery Very well, the negative ground design also makes it an excellent controller for RV solar power system,
Solar Panel Controller Price Comparison and why chose this controller
Usually, a 60 amp MPPT charge controller is very expensive on the market, when chose a 60a MPPT controller, stability is the aspect first to consider because there are many fake MPPT controllers on the market.
Good quality is pretty important, in our experience, the most welcomed 60 amp controller with safety and reasonable price is renogy and zhcsolar’s controller. But a Renogy 60 Amp Commander MPPT Solar Charge Controller charged for $499, comparing to the abilities and price, The best choice is to take this controller.
Need more help to decide the right controller? Check out the Best 60 amp MPPT Charge Controller Guide.
Rated Charge Current: 60 Amp
Bulk charge voltage: Sealed 14.4V~AGM Gel 14.2V~ Flooded:14.6V~ User define:10-15V
Float charge voltage: Sealed/Gel/AMG:13.7V~ Flooded:13.6V~ User define :10-15V
Equalize charge voltage: Sealed:14.6V~ AGM:14.8V~ Flooded:14.8V~ User define:10-15V
Load disconnect voltage:10.5V～12V adjustable
Low voltage reconnect voltage:12.5V
Recommended wire sizes: 5# AWG
PV Running Voltage / Solar Panels Input Voltage :
12V system: DC18V~DC150V
24V system: DC34V~DC150V
36V system: DC50V~DC150V
48V system: DC60V~DC150V
Max. PV input power.
12V system: 800W
24V system: 1700W
36V system: 2400W
48V system: 3300W
Net weight:6.5lb (ca. 3 kg)
4 Charge Stage of this Solar Panel Charge Controller
Bulk Charge Stage
In the bulk charge stage, the battery is not at 100% stage of charge and battery voltage has not yet charged to the absorption voltage set-point. The controller will deliver 100% of available solar power to recharge the battery. The green LED will blink once 0.5 seconds during bulk charging.
When the battery has recharged to the absorption voltage set-point, constant-voltage regulation is used to maintain battery voltage at the absorption set-point, This prevents heating and excessive battery gassing. The battery is allowed to come to a full state of charge at the absorption voltage set-point. The Green LED will blink once per two seconds during absorption charging.
After the battery is fully charged in the absorption stage, The MPPT controller reduces the battery voltage to the Float voltage set-point, When the battery is fully recharged, there can be no more chemical reactions and all the charging current is turned into heat and gassing. The float stage provides a very low rate of maintenance charging while reducing the heating and gassing of a fully charged battery. The purpose of the float is to protect the battery from long-term over-charge. The green LED will keep green during float charging.
Equalize charging will start working in a period of 30 days. It will charge in a higher voltage to activate the battery activity, usually 30 mins, depending on different battery types. Equalize charge will longer battery lifetime.
User’s Guide & PC Software Download
This 60A Solar Controller also supports remote control via PC, it’s easy to set up by RS-485 port and Connect it to PC by Download the SMKSolar Software.
Safety Information when using the 60A MPPT Charge Controller
- Read all the instructions and cautions in the manual before beginning installation.
- There are no user-serviceable parts inside the SMK MPPT charger. Do not disassemble or attempt to repair the controller.
- Disconnect all sources of power to the controller before installing or adjusting the SMK controller.
- Mount the controller indoors. Prevent exposure to the elements and do not allow water to enter the controller.
- Install the controller in a location that prevents casual contact. The controller can become very hot during operation.
- Use insulated tools when working with batteries.
- Avoid wearing jewelry during installation.
- The battery bank must be comprised of batteries of the same type, make, and age.
- Do not smoke in the vicinity of the battery bank.
- Power connections must remain tight to avoid excessive heating from a loose connection.
- Use properly sized conductors and circuit interrupters.
I love this charge controller! Works great at a great price.
Barrie Rose –
quality product, Highly recommend it!
Miguel Woodman –
Easy to set up. We bought two
Joshua Dopson –
I have had this controller for several weeks now and it has been working well for me. I like that it gives me data on daily energy produced. I find it useful to project my energy needs and helps me balance my usage to what I am making.
arrived and in good order
I received and use this product, and assure you this is a very good working product as advertised
Looks amazing, came a bit late. I can’t wait to test it.
Good for use I have for it.
No buttons work seems like maybe it doesn’t work too but no buttons work
Dan Schellenberg –
It’s seems to be working okay–the batteries (48 v) stay charged, so for the money it’s a good deal.
David Putnam –
It looks great. I took it to the cabin today and going to install it tomorrow. I will update after put to use.
The unit is easy to program, good quality. And so far is doing good!
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Samuel Aponte –
Is working so far. Let’s see if it work for a long time.
William R –
Work’s great I have a 12 volt system and its managing 42 volts from my panel’s perfectly thank you.
set up was easy and it works straight out of the bax
Hey David Putnam, Bob Bowen here from Anthonies Harbourside. How’s it hanging?
Thought it was DOA when it wouldn’t turn on. Was unable to email tech support.Since the previous controller failed my batteries went down to 10 volts, not enough to turn it on. Tried another battery and it worked fine.It’s ok if you just need to monitor solar input.
curry graham –
I’m on my second charge converter, the first one I ordered the LCD screen stopped working, zhcsolar was great and sent me a replacement. Wouldn’t you know the same issue with the replacement. Time to move on to better product.
Verified Customer –
I like it. Exelent
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Guy N. –
First!!Ok. I have more good to say about this unit than bad. Its very easy to hook up and set up the basic parameters. The construction is stout! Built like a mini tank. Easy cable hook ups. Very strait forward. The only reason I didn’t give a 5 star rating was the lack of a computer cable. Why advertise the feature and not supply the cable to access the full functions of the system…..Also there is no web address or phone number to the company. I did find an e mail address on the company site after a Google search to find it. I hope I never need them.This controller is handling my 560 watt system flawlessly. I’ll be taking her to 840 watts. The unit is marked 100 watts higher than the advertised 800 watts. I will be buying two more for my 2200 watt off grid home system in the near future. At 24 volts its rated to 1400 watts.Update two months in.System us working well. Manages the PV array very well. I am easy on my batteries and never let them get below 11.8 volts. The system is moving from bulk mode into float mode as it should and toping off the batteries by noon on sunny days. I’m still satisfied with the purchase.About 10 months in? Charge controller is still plugging away!! Zero issues. I’m buying a second unit to complete my 24v 2300 watt system. Still pleased with the purchase.
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Bruce Perens –
I asked about the RS-422 protocol. The seller unfortunately has no information. There is a connector, but there doesn’t seem to be any supported means of remote-monitoring this device. I returned it.Also, it’s positive ground. This is for a remote radio site, and the radios are negative ground and the antenna shield connections are also grounded. That would also be a problem, as I’d have to isolate the solar panel mountings from ground.So, I returned this unit and bought a more expensive Epever which had negative ground and a documented RS-422 communication protocol.
4 people found this helpful
Francis Urena –
Verified Customer –
It charges well but information is on a small screen hard to read. A little bigger screen with bright letters would make this charge controller much better.
Have had no issues. Bought a second one just incase, haven’t needed it.Running 90 volts 1600 watts, 600 ah@ 24 vdc batteries.
Nice charge Controller, accepts 10 gauge DC wire just fine. No options really, no History, NO LOAD Output !!! You can change date and time, battery type, dont think you can change C to F in temperature. Very cheap feeling hanging brackets. only mount hangs from brackets at top. Over all case feels nice and sturdy. LCD Lights Bright and Clear. But unclear of what software too use for more features like settings and history, or what remote meters could be setup with it. It says it uses rs-485 , and Modbus Protocol.Finding these options would be nice. Also no phone number or website to visit to answer these questions.
15 people found this helpful
Marcellus F. Belizaire –
works will…got two..
Verified Customer –
The manual with it is smaller than I expected, yet adequate for the controller. Following the manufacturers instructions it was quite easy to do the initial set up. The flexibility is what led me to purchase this controller. Introduce it to your batteries first whether the voltage is 12, 24, or even 48 volts it does the work for you. Just following the screens questions makes the rest easy. With batteries I use in my motor home the controller charges at a rate that’s easier on your batteries.
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verified Customer –
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Hubert Registre –
Very nice and work great
Blake Mcintyre –
Works great! An the only things I can say bad is the model in the manual doesn’t match the model you receive and this model doesn’t have excess ports, even tho the manual said it should have. It works tho!!
5 people found this helpful