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Morningstar TriStar TS-60M PWM Charge Controller

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  • TS-60M
Morningstar Corporation
MSRP: $425.95
$375.00 (You save $50.95)
SKU: ALG-020-01107
Condition: New
Weight: 3.50 LBS
Shipping: Calculated at checkout

 Product Description

Morningstar TriStar 60A PWM Charge Controller - TS-60M

Morningstar, TriStar 60 charge controller with meter display, TS-60M

Morningstar’s TriStar TS-60 PWM charge controller is a three-function controller that provides reliable solar battery charging, load control or diversion regulation. The controller operates in one of these modes at a time and two or more controllers may be used to provide multiple functions.

For charge control the TriStar TS-60 has: constant voltage series PWM design to provide highly efficient battery charging; 4-stage charging to increase battery capacity and life (bulk charge, PWM regulation, float and equalize); parallel for larger solar arrays up to 300 amps or more. As a load control: TriStar starts large loads including motors and pumps with no damage to controller; allows inrush current to 300 amps; electronic short-circuit and overload protection with automatic reconnect; LVD is current compensated and has a delay to avoid false disconnects. As a diversion control: TriStar May be used for solar, wind or hydroelectric; To protect against battery overcharge, excess energy is diverted from the battery to an alternate DC resistive load; PWM reduces power into diversion load during overcurrent conditions.

The TriStar uses advanced technology and automated production to provide exciting new features at a competitive cost. The optional TriStar meter is the most sophisticated and informative controller meter on the market. The controller is UL listed and is designed for both solar home systems and professional applications.


  • Highest Reliability, More Power & Better Battery Charging - Large heat sink and conservative design enables operating at full ratings to 60°C. No need to de-rate. Ratings to 60A at 48VDC will handle solar arrays up to 4kW. Connecting battery sense wires and optional remote temperature sensor will improve control accuracy. Constant voltage series PWM algorithm increases battery capacity and life.
  • Communications, Electronic Protections & Simple Mechanical Interface - RS-232 connects to a personal computer for custom settings, data logging and remote monitoring and control. Low Telecom Noise: DIP switch setting will change PWM to "On-Off" battery charging. Fully protected against reverse polarity, short circuit, overcurrent, high temperature and overvoltage. Larger power terminals and conduit knockouts. Extra space for wire turns. Fits on power panels.
  • Fully Adjustable, Easy to Reset & Better Information - DIP switch provides user with a choice of 7 different digital presets and custom settings via RS-232. Pushbutton provides manual reset and stop/start battery equalization or load disconnect. 3 LED’s to indicate status, faults and alarms. Optional meter displays extensive system and controller information, automatic self-test and reset capabilities. Meter connection via RJ-11 phone jack.


General Information  
Manufacturer: Morningstar
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Mechanical Data
Technology: Pulse Width Modulation (PWM)
10.30 x 5.00 x 2.80 inches (TS-60M Dimensions)
Weight: 3.50 lbs
Casing: (Gray)
Display: LED Indicator Lights
Wire Size: #2 AWG (35 mm²)
Conduit Knockouts: Eccentric 2.5/3.2 cm (1.0/1.25 inch)
Enclosure: Type 1, Indoor Rated


Electrical Data
System Voltage: 12 - 48 Volts
Maximum Solar Voltage (Voc): 125 Volts
Rated Solar, Load or Diversion Current: 60 Amps
Accuracy: 12/24V: ≤ 0.1% ±50mV; 48V: ≤ 0.1% ±100mV
Minimum Operating Voltage:
9 Volts
Controller< 20mA; Meter: 7.5 Milliamps
Environmental -
Operating Ambient Temperature: -40°C to +60°C (Controller & Meter)
Storage Temperature: -55°C to +85°C
Humidity: 100% Non-Condensing
Tropicalization: Conformal Coating on Both Sides of Printed Circuit Boards
Electronic Protections -
Standard: Reverse polarity protection (any combination). Short-circuit protection. Overcurrent protection. Lightning & transient surge protection using 4500W transient voltage suppressors. High temperature protection via automatic current reduction or complete shut down. Prevents reverse current from battery at night.


Document Type
logo-adobe-pdf-2.jpgMorningstar TriStar TS-60M Specifications Specifications
logo-adobe-pdf-2.jpgMorningstar TriStar Manual Users Manual
logo-adobe-pdf-2.jpgMorningstar TriStar Electrical Diagram
Electrical Diagram
logo-adobe-pdf-2.jpgMorningstar TriStar Testing Instructions
Testing Instructions
Warranty 5 Year Material & Workmanship Warranty
logo-adobe-pdf-2.jpgMorningstar TriStar Warranty Warranty


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Morningstar Corporation - Morningstar TriStar TS-60M PWM Charge Controller
Price: 375
Condition: new
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Warranty: 5 Year Material & Workmanship Warranty

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