SmartSolar MPPT 150/85-MC4 VE.Can (12/24V)

SmartSolar MPPT 150/85-MC4 VE.Can (12/24V)

VICTRON SMART SOLAR MPPT REGULATOR 12/24V 150V/85A • BUILT-IN BLUETOOTH FOR EASE OF PROGRAMMING & MONITORING • 5 YEAR WARRANTY


Brand: Victron

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Victron Smart solar MPPT:

A solar charger gathers energy from your solar panels and stores it in your batteries. Using the latest, fastest technology, SmartSolar maximises this energy harvest, driving it intelligently to achieve full charge in the shortest possible time. SmartSolar maintains battery health, extending its life.

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 array's voltage will be pulled down to near that of the battery. The MPPT controller is more sophisticated (and more expensive): it will adjust its input voltage to harvest the maximum power from the solar array and then transform this power to supply the varying voltage requirement of the battery plus load. Thus, it essentially decouples the array and battery voltages so that there can be, for example, a 12-volt battery on one side of the MPPT charge controller and panels wired in series to produce 36 volts on the other.

It is generally accepted that MPPT will outperform PWM in the cold to temperate climate, while both controllers will show approximately the same performance in a subtropical to tropical climate. Besides performing the function of a basic controller, an MPPT controller also includes a DC to DC voltage converter, converting the voltage of the array to that required by the batteries, with very little loss of power.

An MPPT controller attempts to harvest power from the array near its Maximum Power Point whilst supplying the varying voltage requirements of the battery plus load. Thus, it essentially decouples the array and battery voltages to be a 12-volt battery on one side of the MPPT charge controller and two 12 Vpanels wired in series to produce 36 volts on the other. If connected to a PV array with a substantially higher nominal voltage than the battery voltage, an MPPT controller will provide charge current even at very high cell temperatures or in low irradiance conditions when a PWM controller would not help much.

As array size increases, both cabling cross-sectional area and cable length will increase. The option to wire more panels in series and thereby decrease current is a compelling reason to install an MPPT controller as soon as the array power exceeds a few hundred Watts (12 V battery), or several 100 Watts (24 V or 48 V batteries)


Features:


MPPT: Ultra-fast maximum power point trackingThe MPPT VE. Can SmartSolar charger connects to a PV array of 150 or 250 Volt Voc and automatically detects and charges your 12, 24, or 48V battery bank with current ranging from 70 to 100A depending on the model. The charge settings are fully programmable and can even be set up for different battery chemistries, like lead-acid, lithium, etc.
 

Control your charger remotely- The MPPT VE. Can SmartSolar charger can be remotely controlled and configured over Bluetooth via the VictronConnect App. This allows device set-up, management, and at-a-glance information, such as battery voltage and current, PV voltage and current, and historical data. 


Daisy chain additional units- The VE. Can SmartSolar charger be equipped with CAN bus ports? This allows for communication with additional VE. Can SmartSolar chargers. The additional units are “daisy-chained” with a single RJ45 cable between the individual units. When connected, all individual VE. Can SmartSolar chargers will synchronise their charge stages. They can also send their data, via a single cable, to a GX monitoring device. 
 

Remote monitoring & controlIf the GX device is connected to the internet, the Victron Remote Management Portal (VRM) provides access to the full power of your solar charger(s).
 

SmartSolar control display (optional extra)The VE. Can SmartSolar charger is also equipped with a VE? Direct port like our other MPPT solar chargers. This port can be for single unit monitoring or streetlight control. The remote on/off connector can be externally controlled by a third-party device like a lithium battery. An optional plug-in LCD/control provides live data, setup and management, straight from the device's face.

Ultra-fast maximum power point tracking (MPPT)Especially in the case of a clouded sky, when light intensity is changing continuously, an ultra-fast MPPT controller will improve energy harvest by up to 30% compared to PWM charge controllers and by up to 10% compared to slower MPPT controllers.
 

Advanced maximum power point detection in partial shading conditionsIf partial shading occurs, two or more maximum power points (MPP) may be present on the power voltage curve. Conventional MPPTs tend to lock to a local MPP, which may not be the optimum MPP. The innovative SmartSolar algorithm will always maximize energy harvest by locking to the optimum MPP. 
 

Outstanding conversion efficiency- No cooling fan. Maximum efficiency exceeds 98%. 
 

Flexible charge algorithm- Fully programmable and eight pre-programmed algorithms, selectable with a rotary switch (see manual for details). 
 

Extensive electronic protection- Over-temperature protection and power derating when the temperature is high. PV short circuit and PV reverse polarity protection. PV reverse current protection. 
 

Bluetooth Smart built-in- The wireless solution to set up, monitor, update and synchronise SmartSolar Charge Controllers.
 

Internal temperature sensor and optional external battery voltage and temperature sensing via BluetoothA Smart Battery Sense or a BMV-712 Smart Battery Monitor can be used to communicate battery voltage and temperature to one or more SmartSolar Charge Controllers.
 

VE.Can: the multiple controller solution- Up to 25 units can be synchronised with VE.Can 
 

VE.Direct or VE.Can - For a wired data connection to a Color Control GX, other GX products, PC or other devices
 

Remote on-off & programmable relay To connect, for example, to a VE. BUS BMS. Can be programmed to trip on an alarm or other events

*Images for display purposes only


 

 






SmartSolar Charge Controller

 

 

150/70

150/85

150/100

Battery Voltage

12 / 24V

Rated charge current

 

 

70A

85A

100A

Nominal PV power, 12V 1a,b)

 

 

1200W

1200W

1450W

Nominal PV power, 24V 1a,b)

 

 

2400W

2400W

2900W

Max. PV short circuit current  2)

50A (max 30A per MC4 conn.)

70A (max 30A per MC4 conn.)

Maximum PV open circuit voltage

150V absolute maximum coldest conditions

145V start-up and operating maximum

Maximum efficiency

98%

Self-consumption

Less than 35mA @ 12V

Charge voltage 'absorption'

Default setting: 14,4 / 28,8 V

(adjustable with: rotary switch, display, VE.Direct or Bluetooth)

Charge voltage 'float'

Default setting: 13,8 / 27,6 V

(adjustable: rotary switch, display, VE.Direct or Bluetooth)

Charge voltage 'equalization'

Default setting: 16,2V / 32,4V  (adjustable)

Charge algorithm

multi-stage adaptive (eight preprogrammed algorithms) or user defined algorithm

Temperature compensation

-16 mV / -32 mV / -64 mV / °C

Protection

 PV reverse polarity / Output short circuit / Over temperature

Operating temperature

-30 to +60°C (full rated output up to 40°C)

Humidity

95%, non-condensing

Maximum altitude

5000m (full rated output up to 2000m)

Environmental condition

Indoor, unconditioned

Pollution degree

PD3

Data communication port

VE.CAN, VE.Direct or Bluetooth

Remote on/off

Yes (2 pole connector)

Programmable relay

DPST AC rating: 240VAC / 4A

DC rating: 4A up to 35VDC, 1A up to 60VDC

Parallel operation

Yes, parallel synchronized operation with  VE.CAN or bluetooth

ENCLOSURE

Colour

Blue (RAL 5012)

PV terminals 3)

35 mm² / AWG2 (Tr models)

Two pairs of MC4 connectors (MC4 models)

35 mm² / AWG2 (Tr models)

Three pairs of MC4 connectors (MC4

models)

Battery terminals

35mm² / AWG2

Protection category

IP43 (electronic components), IP22 (connection area)

Weight

3 kg

                  4,5kg

Dimensions (h x w x d) in mm

Tr models: 185 x 250 x 95 mm

MC4 models: 215 x 250 x 95 mm

Tr models: 216 x 295 x 103

MC4 models: 246 x 295 x 103

STANDARDS

Safety

EN/IEC 62109-1, UL 1741, CSA C22.2

1a) If more PV power is connected, the controller will limit input power.

1b) The PV voltage must exceed Vbat + 5V for the controller to start. Thereafter the minimum PV voltage is Vbat + 1V.

                                                                                    2) A PV array with a higher short circuit current may damage the controller.

3) MC4 models: several splitter pairs may be needed to parallel the strings of solar panels


Datasheet overview-


Victron SmartSolar 150/85 MC4 VE.CAN manual-


Victron SmartSolar 150/85 MC4 VE.CAN drawing-