BLUESOLAR MPPT 250/100 TR VE.CAN
VICTRON BLUESOLAR MPPT REGULATOR 12/24/36/48V 250V/100A SCREW TERMINAL • VE CAN CONNECTION
Reference No. SCC125110441
Victron Bluesolar MPPT:
A solar charger gathers energy from your solar panels, and stores it in your batteries. Using the latest, fastest technology, BlueSolar maximises this energy-harvest, driving it intelligently to achieve full charge in the shortest possible time. BlueSolar 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 voltage of the array 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 a 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, so that there can 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 therefore 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 battery)
MPPT: Ultra fast maximum power point tracking- The MPPT VE.Can BlueSolar charger connects to a PV array of 150 or 250 Volt Voc and will automatically detect and charge 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 and others.
Control your charger remotely- The MPPT VE.Can BlueSolar charger can be remotely controlled and configured over Bluetooth via the VictronConnect App (bluetooth dongle requried). 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 BlueSolar charger is equipped with CAN bus ports. This allows for communication with additional VE.Can BlueSolar chargers. The additional units are simply “daisy chained” to each other with a single RJ45 cable between the individual units. When connected to each other, all individual VE.Can BlueSolar chargers, will synchronise their charge stages. They can also send their data, via a single cable, to a GX monitoring device.
Remote monitoring & control- If 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).
BlueSolar control display (optional extra)- The VE.Can BlueSolar charger is also equipped with a VE.Direct port like our other MPPT solar chargers. This port can be for single unit monitoring or for streetlight control. The remote on/off connector can be externally controlled by a third-party device like a lithium battery. An optional plug-in Bluetooth dongle provides live-data, set-up and management, straight from the screen of your device.
Ultra-fast maximum power point tracking (MPPT)- Especially in 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 case of partial shading conditions- If partial shading occurs, two or more maximum power points (MPP) may be present on the powervoltage curve. Conventional MPPTs tend to lock to a local MPP, which may not be the optimum MPP. The innovative BlueSolar algorithm will always maximize energy harvest by locking to the optimum MPP.
Outstanding conversion efficiency- No cooling fan. Maximum efficiency exceeds 99%.
Flexible charge algorithm- Fully programmable charge algorithm, and eight pre-programmed algorithms, selectable with a rotary switch (see manual for details).
Extensive electronic protection- Over-temperature protection and power derating when temperature is high. PV short circuit and PV reverse polarity protection. PV reverse current protection.
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
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BlueSolar Charge Controller
MPPT 250/100- Tr VE.Can
12 / 24 / 48V Auto Select (software tool needed to select 36V)
Rated charge current
Nominal PV power, 12V 1a,b)
Nominal PV power, 24V 1a,b)
Nominal PV power, 48V 1a,b)
Max. PV short circuit current 2)
Maximum PV open circuit voltage
250V absolute maximum coldest conditions
245V start-up and operating maximum
Less than 35mA @ 12V / 20mA @ 48V
Charge voltage 'absorption'
Default setting: 14,4 / 28,8 / 43,2 / 57,6V (adjustable)
Charge voltage 'float'
Default setting: 13,8 / 27,6 / 41,4 / 55,2V (adjustable)
-16 mV / -32 mV / -64 mV / °C
PV reverse polarity / Output short circuit / Over temperature
-30 to +60°C (full rated output up to 40°C)
Data communication port and
VE.CAN & VE.Direct (see the data communication whitepaper on our website)
Yes (not synchronized)
Blue (RAL 5012)
PV terminals 3)
35 mm² / AWG2 (Tr models)
Two sets of MC4 connectors (MC4 models up to 150/70)
Three sets of MC4 connectors (MC4 models 150/85 and 150/100)
35 mm² / AWG2
IP43 (electronic components), IP22 (connection area)
Dimensions (h x w x d) in mm
Tr models: 216 x 295 x 103
EN/IEC 62109-1, UL 1741, CSA C22.2
1a) If more PV power is connected, the controller will limit input power. 1b) PV voltage must exceed Vbat + 5V for the controller to start.
Thereafter minimum PV voltage is Vbat + 1V.
2) A PV array with a higher short circuit current may damage thecontroller.
3) MC4 models:severalsplitterpairsmaybeneededtoparallelthestringsof solarpanels.
Maximum current per MC4 connector: 30A (the MC4 connectors are parallel connected to one MPPT tracker)