Blue Sky Energy Solar Boost Charge Controllers
Sky Solar Boost charge controllers feature Maximum Power Point Tracking
(MPPT), reverse-polarity protection, selectable charge
voltage set points, and an equalize function. An optional user-friendly
digital display is available to monitor PV charge performance. The
display shows battery voltage, solar current, charge current, and charge
mode, either in the controller, as a remote panel installed up to 300'
away, or both. Optional temperature sensor provides for compensation of
charge voltage to further improve charge controller and battery
performance. Solar Boost controllers are available with or without the
digital display and optional remote display. 5-year limited warranty.
Solar Boost 3024iL
SB3024iL is designed to charge 12 and 24 DC battery systems from a 24
VDC array (maximum open-circuit
voltage is 57 VDC). Maximum charge current is 40 A output at 12 VDC and
30 A at 24 VDC. It has an auxiliary output that can serve as a 20 A load
controller or as a 2 A battery charger. The SB3024DiL version adds a
front-mounted digital display.
DUO-Option software upgrade converts the auxiliary output into a 20 A
diversion type PWM charge
controller. The DUO-Option upgrade allows a 3024 to provide charge
control for hydroelectric, wind or similar DC generators requiring
diversion type charge control while at the same time providing MPPT type
PV charge control. The MPPT PV power controller and the diversion power
controller operate as a single coordinated charge control system fed by
multiple power sources. Operation is similar to the coordinated
operation of multiple 3024’s on Blue Sky Energy’s IPN Network. This
coordinated approach provides better battery charge control for hybrid
systems compared to using a separate diversion charge controller. For
dump load applications exceeding 20 A, the Current Booster Module
CBM4070 will support dump loads up to 40 A. The CBM4070 is driven by the
auxiliary output of a DUO-Option equipped 3024.
SB3024 controllers are IPN network interface enabled, and include
load-control outputs so they can also serve as lighting controllers.
An IPNPro remote is required to enable and configure dusk-to-dawn
lighting control. Listed to UL 1741 and CSA STD E335-1/2E.
Solar Boost 2512i-HV and 2512iX-HV, and 1524iX
2512i-HV is a fully automatic
three-stage charge controller system. A partial IPN network interface is
also included to allow use of the Universal Communication Module (UCM),
and IPN-Remote and IPN-ProRemote displays. This controller is rated for
25 A maximum output with a 36-cell module, and 20 A with a 60-cell
Solar Boost SB2512iX-HV and
SB1524iX provide additional
features including automatic or manual equalization,
remote battery-temperature sensor input, full IPN network compatibility,
and an auxiliary output. The user-configurable auxiliary output can
serve as either a 25 A (15/20 in 1524iX) load controller or a 2 A
auxiliary battery charger for a separate battery, such as the starter
battery in an RV. The auxiliary output can also provide fully-adjustable
dusk-to-dawn lighting control.
of these Solar Boost charge controllers can charge a 12 VDC battery from
a single 60-cell module or
by using 36-cell modules.
The 1524iX can be used for
24 VDC systems, however two 36-cell modules in series, or a 72-cell
module should be used in 24 VDC systems with this controller.