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Atkinson PVLC-40MD Lighting Charge Controller

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  • PVLC-40MD
Atkinson Electronics
MSRP: $195.00
$165.40 (You save $29.60)
SKU: ALG-020-05435
Note: Out of Stock
Condition: New
Weight: 0.50 LBS
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 Product Description

Atkinson Electronics Lighting Charge Controller - PVLC-40MD

Atkinson Electronics, Lighting Charge Controller with Motion Detector, 40A, 12-24V, PVLC-40MD

The PVLC-40MD Charge controller monitors both the battery and PV panel voltage, if PV panels have sufficient voltage for charge, and if the battery bank requires charging. When charging the PVLC-40MD cycles the charge relay every 4 minutes to re-verify open circuit PV charge voltage to avoid discharging the batteries through the PV panels when low light conditions occur. The charge re-connection time is varied by the micro-processor to optimally reduce the charge rate for nearly or fully charged batteries. The PVLC-40MD internal temperature compensation adjusts the charge threshold voltages for optimum charge of the battery bank based on temperatures between 0°C to 45°C. For a complete chart PVLC-40MD Temperature Thresholds section next page.

The PVLC-40MD Lighting controller monitors the motion sensor, PV panel voltage and battery voltage and initiates the “light-on” cycle when either the motion sensor has been activated or a dusk voltage threshold has been reached for dusk to dawn operation. The relay remains energized until either the time selection is reached, the PV voltage indicates dawn, or the battery voltage drops below 11.3V DC for 5 continuous minutes. If the lighting relay drops out on low battery voltage or is below 12V at dusk, it will not re-energize until the battery has been charged up to 12.4V DC.

The PVLC-40MD has ten lighting settings (See PVLC-40MD switch - lighting adjustments for timing selections). There is OFF, 4 night only settings, Dusk to Dawn setting, and 4 anytime settings. Selecting (5) “Dusk to Dawn” on the timing switch causes the lights to turn on at dusk and remain on until dawn (subject to the low battery voltage cutout). The PVLC-40MD also can have an optional 5 or 10 minute max lighting time within a 30 minute period. By clipping either the White (5 min) or Gray (10min) jumpers this activates the max lighting routine.

Features

  • Highlights - PV charge and lighting controller - waterproof. Micro-controller for digital accuracy and reliability. Fully automatic operation on 12V or 24V DC systems. Automatic dusk and dawn lighting control. Motion sensor activated lighting control. Will handle up to 40 Amps @ 28VDC from PV panels and lighting loads up to 40 Amps. Built in temperature compensation for PV charging. LED indication of solar charge and lighting control. Pulse action reduces battery sulfation. Photovoltaic charge and lighting controller for: security lighting, roadside rest rooms, etc.

 

General Information  
Manufacturer: Atkinson Electronics
Product Line:
Atkison Accessory
Model ID:
PVLC-40MD
Certifications and Safety Ratings: ce.gif

 

Mechanical Data
 
Technology: Lighting Charge Controller
Dimensions:
3.30 x 5.50 x 1.65 inches
Weight: 0.50 lbs
Enclosure: Epoxy Potted in PVC Plastic
Mounting: Two 1/2" #8 Screws
Connection: 1/4" Bolt Connectors, Ring Connector Molex #BCL814PL, 1/4" Spade Battery Negative
Temperature Compensation: 0.040 V/°C for 12V Systems
LED Indication: Red: Charging Mode; Yellow: Lighting Cycle 'On'
Motion Sensor: Honeywell-IS-215 N.C. Contact 8.5mA Current Draw Continuous
Temperature: -30°C to +75°C

 

Electrical Data
 
Power: 9.5 to 35 VDC from Storage Battery
Load Capacity: 40 Amps @ 28 VDC (No Contact)
Fuse Required: BUSS 40 Amps AGC or AGX Series
Flooded Battery PV Charge: On @ 12.7 VDC, Off @14.2 VDC @ Room Temperature 15-30°C
Sealed Battery PV Charge: On @ 12.4 VDC, Off @13.9 VDC
Timing Range Switches: 4 After Dusk Settings (1-4 Minutes); 1 All Night; 1 Off - No Lighting; 4 Anytime Settings (1-4 Minutes)
Current Draw: Continuous - < 5.3mA; During Charge or Lighting - < 60mA Nominal; During lighting mode 60mA Nominal, Both Charge and Light Mode 120mA
Minimums: 9.5V DC Battery for PV Charge; 11.3V DC Battery for Lighting Relay; PV Charge Current: 80 mA; Open PV: 16V (12V System)
Relay Life: 100 Million Mechanical Operations

 

Datasheets
 
Document Type
logo-adobe-pdf-2.jpgAtkinson Electronics PVLC-40MD Specs Specifications
logo-adobe-pdf-2.jpgAtkinson Electronics PVLC-40MD Diagram Diagram
Warranty 2 Year Limited Warranty (See Specifications Sheet)

 

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Atkinson Electronics - Atkinson PVLC-40MD Lighting Charge Controller
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Warranty: 2 Year Limited Warranty (See Specifications Sheet)

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