Following the introduction of solar panels last year, Xantrex has added two new solar charge controllers, designed to work with popular battery chemistries, including lithium iron phosphate.
The new 30-amp MPPT charge controller features dual bank output and advanced maximum power point tracking (MPPT) technology to maximize energy harvest. The dual bank output feature allows for solar to charge and maintain both the house and starter batteries. The batteries may be of different chemistries as long as they have the same nominal voltage, either 12 volts or 24 volts.
Featuring a multi-stage charging algorithm, the MPPT charge controller offers 98 percent energy conversion efficiency, according to the company. The built-in LCD display provides easy programmability and real-time data about the solar system: volts, amps, watts and watt-hours.
The other new charge controller is the entry-level, 30-amp PWM charge controller with a flush-mount industrial design for a very clean, aesthetic finish. It also features a built-in LCD display providing easy programmability and real-time data about the solar system.
Optional accessories, including a battery temperature sensor and MPPT remote panel, are now available. Both charge controllers are in stock and available for shipping.