About the 60 Amp MPPT Solar Charge Controller SMK 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 high power output, there is no load drop even at high temperature, and continues full power output for an all day without derating. This controller has a wide application range and can be installed and used in multiple scenes.
Features of this 48V MPPT Charge Controller
The 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 battery and User Define Type, Lithium Battery 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
Ture MPPT Technology Ensures the MPPT Tracking Efficiency ≥99.5%, Conversion Efficiency ≥97.8%. The MPPT controller utilizes SMK Solar Maximum Power Point
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 display, LED Indicator: Large backlight LCD display 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.
Solar Panel Controller Price Comparision 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.
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
4 Charge Stage of this Solar Panel Charge Controller
Bulk Charge Stage
In 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 so as to active the battery activity, usually 30mins, depending on different battery type. 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 of 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.