BLUESOLAR PWM-LCD&USB 12/24V-20A
VICTRON BLUESOLAR PULSE WIDTH MODULATION SOLAR CONTROLLER • LCD SCREEN WITH 2 USB OUTLETS
Reference No. SCC010020050
Victron Bluesolar LCD & USB PWM solar controller:
Victron's range of PWM and MPPT charge controllers are both widely used to charge batteries with solar power.
The PWM controller is in essence a switch that connects a solar array to the battery. The result is that the voltage of the array will be pulled down to near that of the battery.
A PWM controller is not a DC to DC transformer. The PWM controller is a switch which connects the solar panel to the battery. When the switch is closed, the panel and the battery will be at nearly the same voltage. Assuming a discharged battery the initial charge voltage will be around 13 V, and assuming a voltage loss of 0,5 V over the cabling plus controller, the panel will be at Vpwm = 13,5 V.
The voltage will slowly increase with increasing state of charge of the battery. When absorption voltage is reached the PWM controller will start to disconnect and reconnect the panel to prevent overcharge (hence the name: Pulse Width Modulated controller).
Liquid crystal display- For status monitoring and set-up
Load output- Over-discharge of the battery can be prevented by connecting all loads to the load output. The load output will disconnect the load when the battery has been discharged to a pre-set voltage. Some loads (especially inverters) can best be connected directly to the battery, and the inverter remote control connected to the load output. A special interface cable may be needed, please see the manual. The connect and disconnect voltages are adjustable.
Day/night timing of the load output- This option allows for a pre-set ON-time after dusk.
Programmable battery charge algorithm- Preprogrammed algorithms for AGM, GEL, Flooded or LiFePO4 batteries (with internal BMS only)
Two 5 Volt USB outputs- Maximum current (both outputs combined): 2A
*Images for display purposes
12/24 V with automatic system voltage detection
Rated charge current
Automatic load disconnect
Maximum solar voltage
28V / 55V (1)
< 10 mA
Manual control + low voltage disconnect + timer
Battery reversepolarity(fuse) Output short circuit Over temperature
Shut down after 60 s in case of 130% load
Shut down after 5 s in case of 160% load
Short circuit: immediate shut down
Operating temp. range
-35 to +60°C (full load)
Charge voltage 'absorption'
14.4V / 28,8V
Charge voltage 'float'
13.7V / 27,4V
Low voltage load disconnect
11,2V / 22,4V
Low voltage load reconnect
12,6V / 25,2V
6 mm² / AWG10 (16 mm² / AWG6 30A model)
Dimensions (h x w x d)
96 x 169 x 36mm (101 x 184 x 47mm 30A model)
EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-3, ISO 7637-2
1) For 12V use 36 cell solar panels
2) The controller switches to the lower float voltage level 2 hours after the absorption voltage has been reached. Whenever the battery voltage becomes lower than 13V, a new charge cycle is triggered.