Ground fault protection is used in electrical systems to prevent current from following any unintended paths. It is critical to detect any stray current and to interrupt (break) the circuit until safe operation can be restored. A current imbalance between the conductors of a circuit indicates a ground fault. When a ground fault is detected, Morningstar’s GFPD breaks the circuit on both the positive and the negative legs and ensures interruption of the ground fault current using a safer method than other solutions on the market.

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TriStar MPPT Processor A Firmware Update

v32b Firmware and above addresses EEprom access bugfix causing watchdog trip and subsequent lowside FET turn on.  This issue is generally limited to Controllers installed in applications utilizing all, or most, of the following items in the design.  -High I/O of Communications, -Read/Write of vb_ref register (0x0033), -Read/Write of ib_ref register (0x0058), -Write of battery current limit (0xE01D), -Coil command restart of controller, -48V Systems, -Oversized Arrays.  The following link provides instructions on updating firmware:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6Duwr5Tl-w&t=10s

 

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