12 Amp PWM Charge or Load / Auto Lighting Controller

12 Amp 3 stage Solar Charge, DC Load and Auto Lighting Controller.
The C12 has a LED status light displaying both charging functions and battery charge state at a glance. This controller is used worldwide in a variety of applications, including remote village lighting systems and automatic outdoor lighting in Africa, Latin America, and Asia. The DC disconnect function of the C12 will disconnect DC loads if batteries reach low-voltage conditions. A simple one-time reconnect turns power back on for ten minutes. An optional temperature sensor for the C12, ensures precise battery charging regardless of battery temperature fluctuations and paneles solares
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C12 specifications:
The C12’s field configurability and feature packed design makes it the only small PV controller you need!
Photovoltaic Charge Controller

Silent, solid state, series pulse width modulated (PWM) 3-stage charging – (bulk, absorb, & float).
Field adjustable set points with removable knobs to reduce tampering (bulk range: 13.0 to 17.0 VDC).
Electronic short circuit, overload, over temperature and reverse polarity protection improves reliability.
Automatic reset of overload protection system–eliminates problems of tripped breakers/blown fuses.
High efficiency, “No diode” design without electronics in the negative conductors (as per NEC code).
Optional plug-in/replaceable temperature compensation sensor –ideal for sealed batteries.
Continuous rating of 12 amps @ 113°F /45°C and 8 amps @ 150°F/65°C for severe environments.
Designed for 15 amps of short-circuit PV array current (typically about four 50 watt modules).
Two stage lightning and surge suppression through both active and passive protection components.
Equalize mode (@ bulk+1DC for 2 hours) with auto activation every 30 days or if LVD is reached. This function can be defeated.

DC Load Controller

Automatic low voltage disconnect (LVD) with adjustable setpoint (LVD range 10.5 to 12.5 VDC).
Automatic low voltage reconnect (LVR) with adjustable setpoint (LVR range 12.0 to 14.0 VDC).
Selectable automatic or manual reconnection of loads after low voltage disconnect occurs.
Electronic short-circuit, overload, overtemperature and reverse polarity protection improves reliability.
Continuous rating of 12 amps @ 113°F /45°C and 8 amps @ 150°F/65°C for severe environments.
Low voltage disconnect warning system–blinks loads on-off-on when the battery voltage is below the low voltage disconnect setting after a two minute delay. Loads are then disconnected after a 5 minute additional time delay unless loads have been reduced and voltage has risen above the low voltage disconnect setpoint.
Manual reset switch on bottom of enclosure allows one-time 10 minute grace period for operation of DC loads after reset has occurred. Additional pushes have no effect until voltage reaches the low voltage

reconnect setting.
Automatic Lighting Controller

Automatic control of lighting systems with night time detection by using the PV array as a photocell.
Adjustable run duration from 2 to 8 hours or “dusk to dawn” all night operation of lights, unless LVD is

reached.
Electronic short-circuit, overload, overtemperature and reverse polarity protection improves reliability.
Continuous rating of 12 amps @ 113°F /45°C and 8 amps @ 150°F/65°C for severe environments.
Manual reset switch on bottom of enclosure allows testing of lights during daytime or after LVD has

occurred.
Applications:

Village Power
Cabin/Vacation Homes
Outdoor Area Lighting
Sign Lighting
Bus Shelters
Telecommunication

Size:

6.05″ H x 4.3″ W x 1.5″ D
16.5 cm x 11 cm x 4 cm

C35, C40 & C60: PWM Charge or Load Controllers

At a glance…
C35: 35 Amp, 12 or 24 VDC field selectable, multi stage, PWM solar charge controller OR DC load controller OR diversion controller, with status LED, electronic overcurrent protection, manual and automatic equalization mode, and adjustable setpoints.
C40: 40 Amp 12, 24 or 48 VDC field selectable, multi stage, PWM solar charge controller OR DC load controller OR diversion controller, with status LED, electronic overcurrent protection, manual and automatic equalization mode, and adjustable setpoints.

C60: 60 Amp, 12 or 24 VDC field selectable, multi stage, PWM solar charge controller OR DC load controller OR diversion controller, with status LED, electronic overcurrent protection, manual and automatic equalization mode, and adjustable setpoints.

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