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Wanderer 30 Amp Flush Mount Charge Controller

 

The Wanderer (CTRL-WND30) is an advanced charge controller for off-grid solar applications. Integrating highly efficient PWM charging, this controller increases battery life and improved system performance. It can be used for a 12 volt battery or battery bank. The controller is embedded with self-diagnostics and electronic protection functions that prevent damages from installation mistakes or system faults.

Key Features:

  • Optimized for 12 VDC system voltage
  • 30 amp charging capacity
  • Sealed, Gel, and Flooded battery option
  • 4 Stage PWM charging: Bulk, Boost. Float, and Equalization
  • Temperature compensation and correcting the charging and discharging parameters automatically, improving battery lifetime
  • Protection against: overcharging, short-circuit, and reverse polarity
  • Negative ground controller
  • 4 Stage PWM charging: Bulk, Boost. Float, and Equalization
  • Temperature compensation and correcting the charging and discharging parameters automatically, improving battery lifetime
  • Protection against: overcharging, overload, short-circuit, and reverse polarity
  • Negative ground controller
  • Remote temperature compensation compatible (accessory sold separately)

PWM Technology:

The Wanderer utilizes Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) technology for battery charging. Battery charging is a current based process so controlling the current will control the battery voltage. For the most accurate return of capacity, and for the prevention of excessive gassing pressure, the battery is required to be controlled by specified voltage regulation set points for Absorption, Float, and Equalization charging stages. The charge controller uses automatic duty cycle conversion, creating pulses of current to charge the battery. The duty cycle is proportional to the difference between the sensed battery voltage and the specified voltage regulation set point. Once the battery reached the specified voltage range, pulse current charging mode allows the battery to react and allows for an acceptable rate of charge for the battery level. The Wanderer has a 4-stage battery charging algorithm for a rapid, efficient, and safe battery charging. They include: Bulk Charge, Boost Charge, Float Charge, and Equalization.

Technical Specifications:

Electrical Parameters

Nominal Voltage12 VDC
Rated Charge Current30 Amps
Max PV Input Voltage25 Amps
Self-Consumption<10mA
High Voltage Disconnect16 Volts
Over-Voltage Reconnect15 Volts
Low Voltage Disconnect11.1 Volts
Low Voltage Reconnect12.6 Volts
Under Voltage Warning12 Volts
Under Voltage Recover12.2 Volts
Charging Limit Voltage≤15 Volts
Equalization Voltage

Sealed:14.6V

Flooded: 14.8V

Gel: NO

Boost Voltage

Sealed: 14.4V

Flooded: 14.6V

Gel: 14.2V

Float Voltage13.8 volts
Equalize Duration120 min
Boost Duration120 min

Mechanical Specifications:

Temperature Compensation-3mV/°C/2V
Working Temperature-30°C—45°C / -20°F—113°F
Storage Temperature-35°C—80°C / -31°F—176°F
Max Gauge SizeUp to #4 AWG
Weight0.29 kg / 0.65 lbs
Dimensions

163.83 x 109.62 x 44.7 mm

6.45 x 4.31 x 1.76in

EnclosureIP20

Product Documentation:

View the Manual

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Wanderer 30 Amp Flush Mount Charge Controller

  • Brands Renogy
  • Product Code: CTRL-WND30
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $56.99


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