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Blue Solar Charge MPPT Overview

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BlueSolar Charge Controller MPPT – Overview

Feature Highlights

  • Ultra-fast Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)
  • Advanced Maximum Power Point Detection in case of partial shading conditions
  • Load output on the small models
  • Battery Life: intelligent battery management by load shedding
  • Automatic battery voltage recognition
  • Flexible charge algorithm
  • Over-temperature protection and power de-rating when temperature is high
  • Color Control GX

    All Victron Energy MPPT Charge Controllers are compatible with the Color Control GX: The Color Control GX provides intuitive control and monitoring for all products connected to it. The list of Victron products that can be connected is endless: Inverters, Multis, Quattros, MPPT 150/70, BMV-600 series, BMV-700 series, Skylla-i, Lynx Ion and even more.

    VRM Online Portal

    Besides monitoring and controlling products on the Color Control GX, the information is also forwarded to our free remote monitoring website: the VRM Online Portal. To get an impression of the VRM Online Portal, visit https://vrm.victronenergy.com, and use the ‘Take a look inside’ button. The portal is free of charge.

    Related Product: EasySolar

    Minimal wiring and an all-in-one solution: the EasySolar takes power solutions one stage further, by combining an Ultra-fast BlueSolar charge controller (MPPT), an inverter/charger and AC distribution in one enclosure.

    Model Load Output Fan Battery Voltage Display Color Control
    GX
    Com.port
    75/10 Yes No 12/24 No Compatible VE. Direct
    75/15 Yes No 12/24 No Compatible VE. Direct
    100/15 Yes No 12/24 No Compatible VE. Direct
    100/30 No No 12/24 No Compatible VE. Direct
    100/50 No No 12/24 No Compatible VE. Direct
    150/35 No No 12/24/36/48 No Compatible VE. Direct
    150/45-Tr No No 12/24/36/48 No Compatible VE. Direct
    150/45-MC4 No No 12/24/36/48 No Compatible VE. Direct
    150/60-Tr No No 12/24/36/48 No Compatible VE. Direct
    150/60-MC4 No No 12/24/36/48 No Compatible VE. Direct
    150/70-Tr No No 12/24/36/48 No Compatible VE. Direct
    150/70-MC4 No No 12/24/36/48 No Compatible VE. Direct
    150/70 No No 12/24/36/48 Yes Compatible VE. Can
    150/85 No Yes 12/24/36/48 Yes Compatible VE. Can

    Maximum Power Point Tracking

    Upper Curve:

    Output current (I) of a solar panel as function of output voltage (V).
    The Maximum Power Point (MPP) is the point Pmax along the curve where the product I x V reaches its peak.

    Lower Curve:

    Output power P = I x V as function of output voltage.
    When using a PWM (not MPPT) controller the output voltage of the solar panel will be nearly equal to the voltage of the battery, and will be lower than Vmp.

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    BlueSolar PWM-Pro Charge Controllers

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    BlueSolar PWM-ProCharge Controllers

    Programmable

    The BlueSolar PWM-Pro series is ready for use with its default settings. It is also fully programmable:

  • With help of a computer and software (available free of charge from our website)
  • With the dedicated BlueSolar Pro Remote Panel (see features below)
  • Features

  • Lighting control function, fully programmable
  • Three stage battery charging (bulk, absorption, float), fully programmable
  • Integrated battery monitor function (Remote Panel needed to display state of charge)
  • Load output with low voltage disconnect and manual control (default setting)
  • Optional external temperature sensor
  • Load output protected against over load and short circuit
  • Protected against reverse polarity connection of the solar array and/or battery
  • Day/Night Timing Options

    See manual for details.

    BlueSolar 12/24-5 12/24-10 12/24-20 12/24-30
    Battery voltage (V) 12/24 with automatic system voltage detection
    Rated charge current (A) 5 10 20 30
    Automatic load disconnect Yes
    Maximum solar voltage (V) 28/55 (1)
    Self-consumption (mA) < 10
    Load output Manual control + low voltage disconnect
    Protection Battery reverse polarity (fuse)
    Output short circuit Over temperature
    Battery temperature sensor Optional (Article SCC940100100)
    Temperature compensation -30 mV / °C resp. -60 mV / °C (If temperature sensor installed)
    Remote panel Optional (Article SCC900300000)
    Grounding Common positive
    Operating temp. range -20 to 50 °C
    Humidity (non-condensing) Max. 98%
    Default Settings
    Absorption charge (2) (V) 14.4/28.8
    Float charge (2) (V) 13.8/27.6
    Equalization charge (2) (V) 14.6/29.2
    Low voltage load disconnect (V) 11.1/22.2
    Low voltage load reconnect (V) 12.6/25.2

    Enclosure
    Protection class (mm²) 4 4 10 10
    Protection category

    IP30
    Weight (kg) 138 x 70 0x.3173 138 x 70 x 307.13 160 x 82 x 48 0.3 0.5
    Dimensions (h x w x d) (mm) 5.4 x 2.7 x 4 inch 5.4 x 2.7 x 1.4 inch 6.3 x 2.7 x 1.9 inch 200 x 100 x 57
    7.9 x 4.0 x 2.3 inch

    Standards
    Safety IEC 62109-1
    EMC EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-3, ISO 7637-2
    • For 12V use 36 cell Solar panel For 24V use 72 cell Solar panels
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    BlueSolar PWM-Light Charge Controllers 48V

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    BlueSolar PWM-Light Charge Controllers 48V

    BlueSolar PWM-Light 48-30

    Features

  • Load output with low battery voltage disconnect function
  • Lighting control function, one timer only
  • Seven segment display for quick and easy setting of the load output functionality, including timer setting
  • Three stage battery charging (bulk, absorption, float), not programmable
  • Load output protected against over load and short circuit
  • Protected against reverse polarity connection of the solar array and/or battery
  • Day/Night Timing Options

    See manual for details.

    BlueSolar PWM-Light 48-10 48-20 48-30
    Battery voltage (V) 48
    Rated charge current (A) 10 20 30
    Automatic load disconnect Yes
    Maximum solar voltage (V) 100V
    Self-consumption (mA) <10 mA
    Load output Manual control + low voltage disconnect
    Protection Battery reverse polarity (fuse) Output short circuit
    Over temperature
    Overload protection 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
    Grounding Common positive
    Operating temp. range -20 to 50°C (Full load)
    Humidity (Non-condensing) Max 95%
    Battery
    Bilk charge (V) 58.0 (1)
    Charge voltage ‘absorption’ (V) 56.8
    Charge voltage ‘float’ (V) 55.2
    Low voltage load disconnect (V) 44.8
    Low voltage load reconnect (V) 50.4 (Manual)
    52.4 (Automatic)
    Enclosure
    Protection class IP20
    Terminal size 6mm²/AWG10
    Weight (kg) 0.17
    Dimensions (h x w x d) (mm) 95 x 140 x 33,5
    Standards
    Safety IEC 62109-1
    EMC EN 61000-6-1, EN 61000-6-3
    • The Controller immediately switches to the lower absorption voltage level after the bulk charge level has been reached.
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    Blue Solar Charge MPPT 150-35

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    BlueSolar Charge Controller MPPT 150/35

    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 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 BlueSolar algorithm will always maximize energy harvest by locking to the optimum MPP.

    Outstanding Conversion Efficiency

    No cooling fan.Maximum efficiency exceeds 98%.The full output current up to 40°C (104°F).

    Flexible Charge Algorithm

    Fully programmable charge algorithm (see the software page on our website), and eight pre-programmed algorithms, selectable with a rotary switch (see manual for details).

    Extensive Eectronic Protection

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

    Internal Temperature Sensor

    Compensates absorption and float charge voltage for temperature.

    Real-time Data Display Options

  • Apple and Android smartphones, tablets and other devices: see the VE.Direct to Bluetooth Smart dongle.
  • ColorControl panel.
  • BlueSolar charge controller MPPT 150/35
    Battery voltage 12/24V Auto select
    (Soft tool needed to select 36V)
    Rated charge current (A) 35
    Maximum PV power 1a,b) (W) 12V: 500W/24V: 1000W/36V: 1500W/48V: 2000W
    Maximum efficiency (%) 98
    Maximum PV open circuit voltage (V) 150V Absolute maximum coldest conditions
    145V Start-up and operating maximum
    Peak efficiency (%) 98
    Self-consumption (mA) 0,0o1 mA (1μA)
    Charge voltage ‘absorption’ (V) Default setting: 14,4V / 28,8V / 43,2V / 57,6V (Adjustable)
    Charge voltage ‘float’ (V) Default setting: 13,8V / 27,6V / 41,4V / 55,2V (Adjustable)
    Charge algorithm Multi-stage adaptive
    Temperature compensation -16 mV °C / -32 mV °C / -68 mV °C
    Protection Battery reverse polarity (fuse, not user accessible) 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
    Data communication port VE.Direct
    See the data communication white paper on our website
    Enclosure
    Colour Blue (RAL 5012)
    Power terminals 13mm²/AWG6
    Protection category IP43 (Electronic components), IP22
    (Connection area)
    Weight (kg) 1.25
    Dimensions (h x w x d in mm) 130 x 186 x 70
    Standards
    Safety EN/IEC 62109
    • If more PV power is connected, the controller will limit input power to the stated maximum
    • PV voltage must exceed Vbat + 5V for the controller to start
    Thereafter minimum PV voltage is Vbat + 1V

    Maximum Power Point Tracking Upper curve:

    Output current (I) of a solar panel as function of output voltage (V). The Maximum Power Point (MPP) is the point Pmax along the curve where the product I x V reaches its peak.

    Lower curve:

    utput power P = I x V as function of output voltage. When using a PWM (not MPPT) controller the output voltage of the solar panel will be nearly equal to the voltage of the battery, and will be lower than Vmp.

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    BlueSolar Charge Controller MPPT 100/30 and 100/50

    Download BlueSolar Charge Controller MPPT 100/30 And 100/50 Brochure

    BlueSolar Charge Controller MPPT 100/30 & 100/50

    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

    f partial shading occurs, two or more maximum power points 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 BlueSolar algorithm will always maximize energy harvest by locking to the optimum MPP.

    Outstanding Conversion Efficiency

    No cooling fan.Maximum efficiency exceeds 98%.The full output current up to 40°C (104°F).

    Flexible Charge Algorithm

    Fully programmable charge algorithm (see the software page on our website), 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.

    Internal Temperature Sensor

    Compensates absorption and float charge voltage for temperature.

    Real-time Data Display Options

  • Apple and Android smartphones, tablets and other devices: see the VE.Direct to Bluetooth Smart dongle.
  • ColorControl panel.
  • BlueSolar charge controller MPPT 75/10 MPPT 75/15
    Battery voltage 12/24V Auto select
    Rated charge current (A) 30 50
    Maximum PV power, 12V 1a,b) (W) 440 700
    Maximum PV power, 24V 1a,b) (W) 880 1400
    Maximum PV short circuit current 2)(A) 30 50
    Maximum efficiency (%) 98
    Maximum PV open circuit voltage (V) 100
    Peak efficiency (%) 98
    Self-consumption (mA) 10
    Charge voltage ‘absorption’ (V) Default setting: 14.4V/28.8V (Adjustable)
    Charge voltage ‘float’ (V) Default setting: 13.8V/27.6V (Adjustable)
    Charge algorithm Multi-stage adaptive
    Temperature compensation -16 mV/°C resp. -32 mV/°C
    Protection Battery reverse polarity (fuse)
    Output short circuit/Over temperature
    Operating temperature -30 to +60°C (Full rated output up to 40°C)
    Humidity 95%, non-condensing
    Data communication port VE.Direct
    See the data communication white paper on our website
    Enclosure
    Colour Blue (RAL 5012)
    Power terminals 6mm² / AWG10
    Protection category IP43 (Electronic components), IP22
    (Connection area)
    Weight (kg) 1.3
    Dimensions (h x w x d in mm) 130 x 186 x 70
    Standards
    Safety EN/IEC 62109
    1a) If more PV power is connected, the controller will limit input power to 700W resp. 1400W 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 sort circuit current may damage the controller

    Maximum Power Point Tracking

    Upper Curve:

    Output current (I) of a solar panel as function of output voltage (V). The Maximum Power Point (MPP) is the point Pmax along the curve where the product I x V reaches its peak.

    Lower Curve:

    Output power P = I x V as function of output voltage. When using a PWM (not MPPT) controller the output voltage of the solar panel will be nearly equal to the voltage of the battery, and will be lower than Vmp.

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    Blue Solar Charge MPPT 150-70 & 150-85

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    BlueSolar Charge Controller MPPT 150/70 and 150/85

    Solar Charge Controllers MPPT 150/70 and 150/85 PV Voltage up to 150 V

    The BlueSolar MPPT 150/70 and 150/85 charge controllers will charge a lower nominal-voltage battery from a higher nominal voltage PV array. The controller will automatically adjust to a 12, 24, 36, or 48V nominal battery voltage.

    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 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 BlueSolar algorithm will always maximise energy harvest by locking to the optimum MPP.

    Outstanding Conversion Efficiency

    No cooling fan. Maximum efficiency exceeds 98%. The full output current up to 40°C (104°F).

    Flexible Charge Algorithm

    • Several preconfigured algorithms.
    • One user programmable algorithm
    • Manual or automatic equalisation
    • Battery temperature sensor. Battery voltage sense option

    Extensive Electronic Protection

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

    Programmable Auxiliary Relay

    For alarm or generator start purposes.

    CAN Bus

    To parallel up to 25 units, to connect to a ColorControl panel or to connect to a CAN bus network.
    Bluesolar Charge Controller MPPT 150/70 MPPT 150/85
    Nominal battery voltage 12/24/36/48 V Auto select
    Rated charge current (A) 70A @ 40°C (104°F) 85A @ 40°C (104°F)
    Maximum solar array input
    power 1)
    12V: 1000W/24V: 2000W/36V: 3000W/48V: 4000W 12V: 1000W/24V: 2000W/36V: 3000W/48V:
    4000W
    Maximum PV open circuit
    voltage (V)
    150V Absolute maximum coldest conditions
    145V start-up and operating maximum
    Minimum PV voltage Battery voltage plus 7 Volt to start
    Battery voltage plus 2 Volt operating
    Standby power
    consumption
    12V: 0.55W/24V: 0.75W/36V: 0.90W/48V: 1.00W
    Efficiency at full load 12V: 95%/24V: 96.5%/36V: 97%/48V: 97.5%
    Absorption charge (V) 14.4/28.8/43.2/57.6
    Float charge (V) 13.7/27.4/41.1/54.8
    Equalization charge (V) 15.0/30.0/45/60
    Remote battery temperature
    sensor
    Yes
    Default temperature
    compensation setting
    -2.7 mV/°C per 2V battery cell
    Remote on/off Yes
    Programmable relay DPST AC rating: 240VAC/4A DC rating: 4A up to 35VDC, 1A up to 60VDC
    Communication port VE.Can: two paralleled RJ45 connectors, NMEA2000 protocol
    Parallel operation Yes, through VE.Can. Max. 25 units in parallel
    Operating temperature -40°C to 60°C with output current derating above 40°C
    Cooling Low noice fan assisted
    Humidity (Non condensing) Max. 95%
    Terminal size 35mm²/AWG2
    Material & color Aluminium, blue RAL 5012
    Protection class IP20
    Weight (kg) 4.2
    Dimensions (h x w x d) (mm) 350 x 160 x 135
    Mounting Vertical wall mount
    Indoor only
    Safety EN/IEC 621090-1
    EMC EN 61000-6-1,EN 61000-6-3
    1) If more solar power is connected, the controller will limit input power to the stated maximum

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    Blue Solar Charge MPPT 75-10 75-15 & MPPT 100-15

    Download BLUE SOLAR CHARGE MPPT 75-10 75-15 & MPPT 100-15 Brochure

    BlueSolar Charge Controller MPPT 175-10 75-15 & MPPT 100-15

    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.

    Load Output

    Over-discharge of the battery can be prevented by connecting all load to the load output. The load output will disconnect the load when the battery has been discharged to a pre-set voltage. Alternatively, an intelligent battery management algorithm can be chosen: see Battery Life. The load output is short circuit proof. 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.

    Battery Life: Intelligent Battery Management

    When a solar charge controller is not able to recharge the battery to its full capacity within one day, the result is often that the battery will continually be cycled between a ‘partially charged’ state and the ‘end of discharge’ state. This mode of operation (no regular full recharge) will destroy a lead-acid battery within weeks or months.

    he Battery Life algorithm will monitor the state of charge of the battery and, if needed, day by day slightly increase the load disconnect level (i.e. disconnect the load earlier) until the harvested solar energy is sufficient to recharge the battery to nearly the full 100%. From that point onwards the load disconnect level will be modulated so that a nearly 100% recharge is achieved about once every week.

    Programmable battery charge algorithm

    See the software section on our website for details

    Day/night timing and light dimming option

    See the software section on our website for details

    Programming, real-time data and history display options

  • Modern Apple and Android smartphones, tablets, macbooks and other devices: see the VE.Direct Bluetooth Smart dongle and the MPPT app discovery sheet for screenshots
  • ColorControl panel
  • BlueSolar charge controller MPPT 75/10 MPPT 75/15 MPPT 100/15
    Battery voltage 12/24V Auto select
    Rated charge current (A) 10 15 15
    Maximum PV power, 12V 1a,b) (W) 135 200 200
    Maximum PV power, 24V 1a,b) (W) 270 400 400
    Maximum PV short circuit current 2) (A) 10 15 15
    Automatic load disconnect Yes, maximum load 15A
    Maximum PV open circuit voltage (V) 75 100
    Peak efficiency (%) 98
    Self-consumption (mA) 10
    Charge voltage ‘absorption’ (V) 14.4/28.8 (Adjustable)
    Charge voltage ‘float’ (V) 13.8/27.6V(Adjustable)
    Charge algorithm Multi-stage adaptive
    Temperature compensation -16 mV/°C resp. -32 mV/°C
    Continuous/peak load current (A) 15 / 50
    Low voltage load disconnect 11.1V/22.2V or 11.8V/23.6V
    or Battery Life algorithm
    Low voltage load reconnect (V) 13.1/26.2 or 14/28
    or Battery Life algorithm
    Protection Battery reverse polarity (fuse)
    Output short circuit / Over temperature
    Operating temperature -30 to +60°C (Full rated output up to 40°C)
    Humidity 95%, non-condensing
    Data communication port VE.Direct
    See the data communication white paper on our website
    Enclosure
    Colour Blue (RAL 5012)
    Power terminals 6mm²/AWG10
    Protection category IP43 (Electronic components), IP22 (Connection area)
    Weight (kg) 0.5
    Dimensions (h x w x d in mm) 100 x 113 x 40
    Standards
    Safety EN/IEC 62109
    1a) If more PV power is connected, the controller will limit input power to the stated maximum 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 the controller