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UMC-1 User Instruction Sheet application/pdf English 04.09.2015 01
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USB-to-MeterBus Adapter (UMC-1) end user instructions.

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ProStar Gen3 Data Sheet (English) application/pdf English 12.30.2016 01
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ProStar (Gen3) Operator’s Manual application/pdf English 05.29.2020 3.1
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Comprehensive installation, operation and maintenance instructions

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Charging with Parallel Controllers application/pdf English 05.13.2013 01
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A diagram showing two SunSaver controllers shows how to properly parallel multiple Morningstar controllers into the same battery system. The concepts shown are applicable to all Morningstar controller models.

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Correct Inverter Wiring application/pdf English 05.13.2013 01
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A diagram shows how to properly wire a charge controller and an inverter into the same battery-based PV system.

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EMC-1 Manual – Multi-lingual application/pdf English, French, German, Spanish 03.10.2020 2.6
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Load Control Using a Relay application/pdf English 05.13.2013 01
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Some loads are not suitable for direct connection to the Load terminals of a Morningstar controller. Heavily inductive or capacitive loads such as pumps, motors, compressors, and inverters should not be wired to the controllers Load terminals. In addition, loads exceeding the Load Current Rating of the controller should not be connected to the controllers Load terminals. Low Voltage Disconnect protection can be maintained when using these loads via the use of a Relay. A diagram and corresponding notes shows how this can be accomplished.

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Morningstar Communications Document application/pdf English 12.05.2019 3.2
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A comprehensive guide to communication with Morningstar products.
Topics covered include:

  • MeterBus networks
  • Serial RS-232 and EIA-485 networks
  • Ethernet, HTTP, web interfaces
  • Related hardware and cables

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Morningstar-Corporation-Traditional-PWM-vs-TrakStar-MPPT-Whitepaper-March-2015 application/pdf English 02.11.2014 01
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A white paper discussing the advantages and disadvantages of PWM and MPPT charge controller technologies. Sizing, environmental, and cost factors are discussed.

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Parallel Battery String Wiring application/pdf English 05.28.2013 01
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A diagram shows how to correctly wire charge controllers to a battery bank comprised of multiple parallel strings. Correct wiring is important to ensure even and distributed charging of the entire bank.

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ProStar (Gen 3) Meter Map application/pdf English 08.15.2017 F
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Graphic Guide to ProStar meter layout

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ProStar Gen 3 – IOM_v3.4_TRANSLATIONS_French_Italian_Spanish_Multi_WEB application/pdf French, Italian and Spanish 12.22.2017 01
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ProStar Gen 3 Foreign Language Manual application/pdf French, German, Spanish 11.08.2017 3.4
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Operator’s Manual in French, German and Spanish

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ProStar Gen 3 RM-1 Meter Map application/pdf English 05.23.2020 C
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ProStar Gen 3 RM-1 Meter Map

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ProStar Gen3 Data Sheet (French) application/pdf French 12.30.2016 01
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ProStar Gen3 Data Sheet (German) application/pdf German 12.30.2016 01
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ProStar Gen3 Data Sheet (Spanish) application/pdf Spanish 12.30.2016 01
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Prostar Gen3 Modbus Document application/pdf English 03.23.2017 2
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A document that maps and defines the Prostar MPPT MODBUS register locations and definitions.

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Audible buzzing noise during charging text/plain English 12.07.2009 01
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I sometimes hear a buzzing noise during charging. Is something wrong?

No. The buzzing sound is mechanical resonance created by the switching of current through the circuit board and solid-state devices. This is normal and not indicative of a problem.

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Calculating temperature compensated charging application/pdf English 05.17.2011 1
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Here’s a brief explanation on how to calculate the temperature compensated adjustments our controllers make to their charging voltages based on the ambient temperature changes.

The charging voltages listed in the controller operator’s manual are specified at a 25C standard test condition ambient temperature with a -.030V (@ 12V battery) adjustment per degree C change in temperature above or below the 25C reference. The (-) in front of the .030V indicates that voltage adjustment is inverse to the change in temperature. In other words, if the temperature increases above 25C, the controller decreases it’s charging voltage by -.030V per degree C rise above 25C and vice versa. An accurate measurement of the ambient temperature is required for calculating the the controller’s temperature compensated adjustment.

Example:

An ambient temperature of 35C = +10C increase above the 25C base temp = 10 x -.030V compensated adjustment = temperature compensated -.300V decrease in charging voltage.
Therefore, a 14.4V charging voltage specified in the manual @ 25C would be reduced to 14.1V @ 35C or increased to 14.7V @ 15C.

The compensation rate is doubled to .060V/C for 24Vnominal battery systems and quadrupled to .120V/C for 48V nominal battery systems.

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Calculating temperature compensation variances application/pdf English 09.28.2011 01
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How do I calculate the effect of temperature compensation on the regulation voltage?

Refer to the accompanying document download, which includes compensation curves for most Morningstar Controllers, or refer to temperature compensation coefficient in the specifications section of the Operator’s Manual.

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Can I mount the controller horizontally? text/plain English 05.12.2013 01
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Morningstar controllers have been designed to mount vertically. This is the orientation in which the heatsinks are most effective. Mounting the controller horizontally will reduce its passive cooling efficiency, but the risk of overheating will be determined by the ambient temperature and the power level at which the controller will be operating.

All efforts should be made to mount the controller vertically.

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Can I specify my own charging setpoints? text/plain English 12.13.2007 01
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Yes, select Morningstar controllers can accept custom charging setpoints. Using our free MSView software, you can configure many of the setpoints and parameters for charging. Please refer to the controller datasheet and manual for more information

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Changing Charge Settings with RM-1? text/plain English 05.13.2013 01
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The Remote Meter (RM-1) cannot be used to change charging parameters. The RM-1 only displays data and provides basic user commands, such as resetting Amp-Hour counters.

For further information, please consult the RM-1 manual.

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Charge isolated battery banks with one controller application/pdf English 09.28.2011 01
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Can I charge separate battery banks with one Morningstar charge controller?

Yes.  Refer to the document, “Charging Isolated Battery Banks – 1 Controller”.

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Charging Isolated Battery Banks – 1 Solar Array application/pdf English 09.29.2011 01
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A wiring diagram for charging multiple isolated battery banks using multiple controllers and only one PV array.

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Charging LED staying lit after solar input removed text/plain English 05.12.2013 01
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Most Morningstar controllers will take up to 5 minutes to realize that the solar input voltage is no longer present before transitioning into the ‘night’ state. The controller performs periodic day/nigh checks (about once every 5 minutes). Depending upon where the controller is in this cycle when the input is removed, it may take anywhere from 0-5min for the controller to turn off its Charging LED and go into the ‘night’ state.

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Common Reasons Why Power Transistors Fail text/plain English 09.28.2011 01
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The internal switches of a controller, called MOSFETs or power transistors, switch current on and off to control solar current and load current. Because these components are in the power path, the controller will no longer be able to switch current if they fail.

Power transistors can fail for the following reasons:

  • Over-voltage: lightning or other high voltage transients on the PV power cables.
  • Over-current: too much PV for the controller or a short in the PV line pulls too much currentout of the battery through the controller.
  • Extreme temperatures during charging.
  • A premature failure of the component. The transistors are solid state devices that are manufactured in huge volumes with extremely low failure rates. However, no electrical components are 100% defect free and can pass test and then fail after a short period of time.
  • Old age

 

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Controller System Sizing with 60 Cell Modules application/pdf English 10.01.2013 01
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This Tech Tip discusses the use of today’s 60 cell PV modules with Morningstar’s solar controllers. It explains why 60 cell modules are not well adapted for meeting the nominal array voltage requirements of PWM controllers. It also shows how Morningstar’s MPPT controllers can be used with great success at higher input voltages.

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DIP Switch Changed Fault (RYG) text/plain English 05.13.2013 01
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If one or more DIP switches are changed while the controller/inverter is powered, the controller/inverter will display a DIP Switch Changed Fault (and the LEDs will begin to sequence). Changing DIP switches while the unit is operating will cause the unit to stop charging until the unit is reset. A reset can be performed by removing power from the device (so that all the LEDs go off) and then re-starting the unit. This procedure prevents the inadvertent changing of operational settings while the controller/inverter is active.

After the controller/inverter has been re-started, it will operate with the new DIP switch settings.

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Do Morningstar controllers use SOC calculations? text/plain English 09.28.2011 01
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Do Morningstar Controllers regulate according to SOC (State of Charge) calculations?

No. Morningstar Controllers regulate according to battery voltage setpoints. Because battery health and other factors affect charging over time, using voltage setpoints is a way to naturally track these changes and affords the user a complete understanding of the controllers operation. SOC calculations and algorithms may not be precise under all conditions and may leave the user with a “fuzzy” understanding of the workings of the unit.

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G / R sequencing LED indication text/plain English 09.11.2014 01
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Indicates a High Voltage Disconnect fault.

Possible causes:
1) wired past controller switches (bypassed the controller, system wiring error)
2) Sense connection problem
3) RTS connection problem
4) DIP Switch system Voltage wrong
5) Custom settings: setpoints too low (in load control mode, HVD only enabled in custom)
6) Other charging sources in the system. Other charging sources in the system may be charging the battery above the controller’s regulation set-point, causing the high voltage indication. The indication will clear when battery voltage has returned to normal.

Use the troubleshooting flow diagram for system diagnosis.

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Green flashing LED with no solar input to controller text/plain English 09.13.2014 01
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If no input source (solar) is connected to the charge controller, but there are other charging sources connected to the batteries, charge controller may still show a Green Flashing LED (indicating that the controller is in the absorption charging stage). The Green Flashing LED may appear on the Morningstar controller if the battery voltage is at or above the controller’s Absorption charging voltage setting. Although the controller is not delivering power to the batteries (because there is no input source present), the indication still appears. This is not an indication of controller malfunction.

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Help using the MSView Software text/plain English 05.13.2013 01
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MSView contains a built-in Help File (accessible from the Help menu -> Help Topics) which provides detailed information about using the software to connect to Morningstar devices, program custom settings, view and/or log real-time data, and evaluate system performance.

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Higher voltage array with a lower voltage battery text/plain English 09.28.2011 01
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A higher voltage solar array (e.g. 24V nominal) can only be used with a lower voltage battery bank (e.g. 12V nominal) if the controller used is an MPPT controller.

PWM controllers CANNOT be used to charge a lower-voltage battery bank with a higher-voltage solar array. Please use an MPPT style controller if this is required.

 

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Is datalogging available on my controller? text/plain English 12.13.2007 01
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Yes, on select Morningstar controllers. The MSView PC software will provide logging capability through the serial or Ethernet port. Additionally, a number of commercial dataloggers and PLCs support the Modbus protocol.

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Meter Display Buttons Not Working text/plain English 05.13.2013 01
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The note below assumes the meter is powered and displaying text on the screen.

If a button(s) for any one of the following display models appears to stop working:

– TS-M / TS-RM
– TS-M-2 / TS-RM-2
– RM-1

there may be several explanations:

1) You have reached the end of a menu, and there are no more screens to display in that direction (e.g. if you go to the bottom of a menu and continue to push the DOWN arrow, nothing will happen)

2) If the backlight is OFF, the first button press will turn the backlight ON, but will not change the meter screen. E.g. if the backlight is OFF and you would like to move LEFT in the display, you must press LEFT twice – the first to turn the backlight ON, the second to move LEFT in the display). In brightly lit rooms or sunny conditions, it may be difficult to detect whether the backlight is ON or OFF.

3) The button contacts have become dirty. To clean the button contacts:

– Disconnect the meter cable from the back of the meter
– Remove the two screws on the back of the meter, holding the meter circuit board to the faceplate
– Wet a Q-tip or small paper towel with a small amount of alcohol
– Clean the 4 contact points on the circuit board and the contact point on each of the buttons

If the meter button(s) still do not function correctly after checking the points above, contact your Morningstar re-seller / dealer for warranty replacement.

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No start-up LED sequence, stops on yellow text/plain English 10.17.2007 01
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Problem: When power is applied to the controller, the SOC LEDs do not perform the full start-up G-Y-R sequence, and stop on yellow (solid ON). The controller is not working.

Solution: This indicates that firmware is not properly loaded into the controller. Download the MSLoad firmware utility and the latest firmware. Follow the instructions to load new firmware into the controller. If unsuccessful, contact your authorized Morningstar dealer for service.

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Noise or Interference During PWM Charging text/plain English 09.28.2011 01
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Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) charging may cause interference in sensitive loads in the system during charging. The SunSaver switches current at 300 Hz. PWM switching noise can sometimes be heard in the controller itself, the wiring or wiring connections, or the system loads. AM radios and CB radios are especially prone to PWM interference. Noise in the controller or wiring is caused by mechanical resonance when current is switched through the circuits. There is little that can be done to remedy this issue. However, noise/interference in the system loads can usually be reduced or eliminated by the following:

1) Minimize cable runs between components

2) Twist power pairs(+/-) to reduce radiated noise

3) Good system grounding

4) Add capacitance across load power(at load input, 22000uf or more)

5) Add a line filter. some have had success with car audio filters that eliminate alternator whine. If these measures do not eliminate or reduce interference to acceptable levels, the controller can be modified to reduce the switching frequency. The 3rd generation SunSaver has a wire loop under the faceplate. If this loop is cut, the controller will reduce the switching frequency to ~1 Hz. Refer to the SunSaver Operator’s Manual for more information.

6) Some Morningstar controllers allow for operation in a ‘low-noise’ state. Check your controller documentation for details.

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Parallel load outputs of multiple controllers text/plain English 09.28.2011 01
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The load outputs of multiple charge controllers can be wired together in parallel provided the following is true:

  • The total load draw does not exceed the current rating of the LOWEST RATED CONTROLLER
  • Isolating diodes are installed on each of the controller’s load outputs (if the controllers to not share a battery bank)

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Purpose of the battery sense connection text/plain English 12.11.2007 01
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When large currents flow through the battery power cables, a voltage drop results due to resistance in the cables. Since the controller regulates the batteries according to battery voltage, it is important that the controller measure the voltage directly at the battery. The Battery Sense connection allows battery voltage measurement directly at the terminals because the sense lines carry very little current (hence, small-gauge wire) enabling accurate regulation.   Without the sense lines, the controller must use the battery power connections, which may be different than actual battery voltage. The Battery Sense connection is optional and is only needed when significant voltage drops exist on the battery power cables.

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R/Y – G/Y sequencing LED indication text/plain English 10.17.2007 01
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Red & Yellow – Green & Yellow sequencing LEDs indicate one of the following faults:

  • Remote Temp Sensor Fault
  • Battery Sense Fault

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Reverse discharge protection at night text/plain English 09.12.2014 01
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All Morningstar controllers will automatically prevent reverse discharge of the battery back through the solar array during the night. No external diodes on the input of the controller are required.

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RM-1 Green LED flashing text/plain English 09.13.2014 01
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A green LED blinking on the Remote Meter indicates that the battery is in the absorption state. This may happen under normal operating conditions and is not indicative of a problem.

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Serial communication problems text/plain English 10.22.2007 01
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If you are having problems communicating with a Morningstar product using a serial connection, try the following:

1. Make sure that the unit is powered with a battery or power supply. The unit cannot communicate without power.

2. Verify that the serial cable is not a Null Modem or cross-over cable.

3. Verify that no other programs or managers are using the same serial port.

4. Check the serial cable for continuity using a multimeter. The cable should have continuity from Pin1<->Pin1, Pin2<->Pin2,… If possible, try another cable.

5. Shut down and restart the PC. Reattempt connection.

6. Try another PC

For products that require the PC MeterBus Serial Adapter (Model: MSC), check the RJ-11 telephone cable. If possible, try another cable. It has been reported that some USB to Serial cables will not work with the MSC because the RS-232 output signal voltages are below the RS-232 electrical specification.

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Should I add fuses and/or disconnects to my system? text/plain English 12.13.2007 01
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Fuses, circuit breakers and disconnects should be included in your system. Refer to your local/national codes concerning requirements. The controller’s Operation Manual outlines NEC requirements for installations in the United States.

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Using a DC power supply as a PV panel substitute? text/plain English 03.05.2009 01
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Can I use a power source other than a PV panel to charge my batteries?

We do not recommend using a DC power supply with any of our PWM controllers. While they appear to be similar to PV modules in function, DC power supplies have considerably more output capacitance. Connecting a DC power supply to our PWM controllers may cause excessive heating and premature failure. MPPT controllers can be used for this purpose without issue. In addition, AC powered battery chargers are often the best option for systems requiring AC battery charging.

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Using multiple controllers with one PV array application/pdf English 09.28.2011 01
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Can I wire multiple controllers in parallel off the same PV array to charge different batteries?

Yes. Refer to the document, “Charging Isolated Battery Banks”. This can ONLY be done with PWM controllers. MPPT controllers cannot be used in this configuration.

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What caused my controller terminal to burn/melt? text/plain English 09.12.2014 01
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When two conductors (a wire and screw terminal for instance) are mated, there is a resistance at that connection. Usually this contact resistance is very low and poses no threat. However, when connections become loose, oxidation builds on the surfaces, or corrosion accumulates, the resistance at the connection can increase to a dangerous level.

When current passes through resistance, power is dissipated in the form of heat. If the value of the resistance goes up, so does the power dissipated (for the same amount of current). When a connection has high resistance, the heat generated at the connection can melt surrounding material such as plastics and actually catch fire.

Resistive connections can occur on any electronic device that carries significant amounts of power. It is important to periodically check the tightness of the connections and inspect for corrosion as suggested in the Maintenance section of the Operator’s Manual. Along with periodically checking the connections, dielectric grease can be applied to the terminals to avoid corrosion build-up on the conductor surfaces. Mobile installations tend to be the most susceptible to developing resisitve connections because motion works cables loose from their terminals, however, resistive connections can occur on stationary installations as well.

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What is PWM charging? application/pdf English 12.11.2007 01
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PWM is an acronym for Pulse Width Modulation. When the battery is recharged to regulation voltage, the controller will begin limiting the amount of current into the battery so that the regulation voltage is maintained but not surpassed. The method of regulating the current, referred to as PWM, pulses current into the battery with pulses of a varying width. Wider pulses allow a greater percentage of the input current to flow into the battery, narrower pulses restrict current to a lower percentage. Refer to the accompanying download,  “Why PWM?”, for more technical and detailed information concerning PWM charging.

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What is the Modbus protocol? text/plain English 12.13.2007 01
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Direct from the FAQ at http://www.modbus.org :

MODBUS® Protocol is a messaging structure developed by Modicon in 1979, used to establish master-slave/client-server communication between intelligent devices. It is a de facto standard, truly open and the most widely used network protocol in the industrial manufacturing environment. It is literally implemented by hundreds of vendors on thousands of different devices in order to transfer discrete/analog I/O and register data between control devices. It’s really a lingua franca or common denominator between different manufacturers. One report called it the “de facto standard in multi-vendor integration”.

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What is the purpose of the Load connection? text/plain English 09.28.2011 01
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The Load connection allows the user to wire DC devices such as fans, bulbs, or communication equipment directly to the controller. This allows the controller to disconnect the loads if necessary for protection of the controller, battery, or the loads themselves. This connection is optional and, as an alternative, the system loads can be wired directly to the battery bank.

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What is the PWM switching frequency? text/plain English 05.13.2013 01
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All Morningstar PWM type controllers have a PWM switching frequency of ~300Hz.

Some Morningstar PWM controllers have a feature which will reduce the switching frequency to ~1Hz (called on/off charging). This on/off charging virtually eliminates switching noise (both radiated and conducted) and can be used when experiencing noise problems with 300Hz switching operation.

Current models with this on/off charging option are:

– SunSaver Generation 3

– SunSaver Duo

– ProStar PWM

– TriStar PWM

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Where do I get software to program my controller? text/plain English 12.13.2007 01
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We supply PC software free of charge (called MSView). It is available for download on our website. Sorry, Apple Mac is not supported.

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Why PWM? application/pdf English 11.07.2012 01
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Frequently Asked Questions about PWM battery charging are addressed.

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Will other charging sources backfeed into my controller? text/plain English 09.12.2014 01
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Other charging sources can be used in parallel with the Morningstar charge controller; you do not need to isolate the controller from the battery. For best performance when using other charging sources, ensure the charging source and Morningstar controller are set to charge to the same (or close) voltage. If the supplemental charging source is set to a higher charging voltage than the Morningstar controller, the Morningstar controller may go into a fault state temporarily when the battery voltage rises higher than the controller’s setpoint. The controller will automatically recover from this state when the battery voltage drops to a lower level.

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Wiring an inverter to controller Load output text/plain English 09.28.2011 01
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We do not recommend wiring inverters to the load terminals of our products because of current in-rush on start up. Inverters typically have large amounts of input capacitance (for input filtering). When power is first applied, these capacitors can draw very large currents in the 100’s of amps, albeit for a short period of time. These current surges can stress our power transistors and will trip our short circuit protections. The inverter may start eventually after several attempts to reconnect from the short circuit condition, but this mode of operation is not normal. For this reason, we do not recommend wiring inverters directly. Many inverters have their own LVD circuitry and will not allow the battery to discharge too low. However, if the customer requires load control and LVD functionality, they can switch the inverter through a relay wired in series between the battery and inverter.

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Wiring multiple controllers to one battery bank? text/plain English 12.10.2007 01
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Yes. There can be as many Morningstar controllers as required in parallel on the same battery bank. For best performance, set each controller to as close a charge setting as possible. Since the controllers will not have direct communication with each other, it is not unusual to see the controllers transition between charging stages at different times. This is generally not a concern.

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MSLoad-1.3.17 application/zip English 02.05.2016 1.3.17
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MSLoad is a PC software utility used to program new product firmware into Morningstar products that support firmware updates.

Instructions

  • Download MSLoad
  • Download the latest product firmware
  • Unzip MSLoad
  • View MSLoad README

 

Products supported

  • Relay Driver
  • SunSaver MPPT
  • ProStar MPPT
  • TriStar
  • TriStar MPPT
  • TriStar MPPT 600V
  • TriStar Digital Meter
  • TriStar Remote Meter
  • TriStar Digital Meter 2
  • TriStar Remote Meter 2

System Requirements

  • Windows 95 or later
  • x386 or later PC

 

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MSView-1.6.44.0 application/zip English 07.01.2017 1.6.44.0
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MSView is a PC software utility that allows a PC to connect to supported Morningstar products. It provides real-time data display, customizable data logging, historical graph display of logged data, and an easy to use interface with integrated help menus. MSView also features several setup and configuration wizards for the Prostar-MPPT, TriStar, TriStar-MPPT, TriStar-MPPT 600V, SunSaver MPPT, SunSaver Duo, and Relay Driver.
NOTE: The latest firmware updates for all applicable products are also included in this MSView download.SunSaver-MPPTs MUST be updated to firmware version v09 or later to enable lighting control functionality.

Version: 1.6.34.0

  • – Includes support for EMC-1 & PSPWM Gen3.
  • – Minor scaling fixes for other controllers

 

Version: 1.6.44.0

  • – PSPWM / PSPPT Summary Screen Swap
  • – Connection Sharing between Real-Time Data & Setup Wizards

 

 

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Prostar Gen3 Firmware Update application/zip English 08.30.2017 v6.0
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This is the latest firmware update for the Prostar Gen3 charge controller. To update the firmware, download this file and the MSLoad PC software utility found in the related documents. This firmware update contains all fixes to date. Only the latest firmware update needs to be programmed into the Prostar Gen3.

NOTE: A Morningstar USB to Meterbus (model: UMC-1) is required to load new firmware into the Prostar Gen3. Consult your Morningstar dealer for more information.

V4.0   Initial Production Release

 

V5.0 – No Public Release

  • -Day/night check error bugfix
  • -Regulator tune bugfix

 

V6.0

  • – Non-meter version adds pushbutton functionality to toggle load on/off
  • – Meter charge daily times zeroed upon Night-Day transition (does not affect logger)
  • – Low voltage charging limit brought to 9Vbatt
  • – Equalize toggle via meter
  • – HVD can now be disabled via meter
  • – Abs_daily timer no longer accumulates while in EQ

 

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