The Adventurer 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 12V battery or battery bank. The controller is embedded with self-diagnostics and electronic protection functions that prevent damages from installation mistakes or system faults.
The Adventurer 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.
Four Charging Stages:
The Adventurer 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.
|Nominal Voltage||12 VDC|
|Rated Charge Current||30 Amps|
|Max PV Input Voltage||25 Amps|
Sealed: 14.6 Volts
Sealed: 14.4 Volts
Gel: 14.2 Volts
Flooded: 14.6 Volts
|Temperature Compensation Coefficient||-3mV/℃/2V|
|Operating Temperature||-25℃ to +55℃ | -13oF to 131oF|
|Storage Temperature||-35℃ to +80℃ | -31oF to 176oF|
|Terminals||Up to #4 AWG|