Morningstar TriStar MPPT 60A 12V-24V-48V charge controller

Morningstar’s TriStar MPPT Solar Controller with TrakStar Technology is an advanced battery charger with maximum power point tracking for stand-alone (non-grid) photovoltaic systems up to 3 kW. The controller provides 99% optimum efficiency, the highest in the industry, with significantly less power loss compared to other MPPT controllers.

The MPPT TriStar features an intelligent tracking algorithm that maximizes the energy recovered from photovoltaic systems by quickly finding the point of maximum power of the solar generator with an extremely fast sweep of the entire I-V curve. This product is the first photovoltaic controller that includes a built-in Ethernet card for full web interfacing as well as 200-day data logging capability.

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MPPT TrakStar technology

  • Better tracking of maximum power point than other MPPT controllers
  • Very fast scan of the entire I-V curve
  • Recognition of several maximum power points during shading or with different photovoltaic generators
  • Excellent performance at sunrise and with low levels of sunshine

Extremely high reliability

  • Robust thermal fanless design
  • Parallel circuit design offers less stress and longer life of electronic components
  • No mechanical relay
  • Numerous electronic protections including protection against short circuits of the photovoltaic system
  • Encapsulated inductors and epoxy coated printed circuit boards


Extremely high efficiency

  • Optimum efficiency of 99%
  • The exclusive tracking algorithm minimizes power loss
  • Low self-consumption
  • Continuous operation at full power at 45ºC without having to reduce the nominal value
  • Selected electronic components with higher ratings to minimize heat loss


Extensive network and communication capabilities

  • Enables monitoring, data logging and system adaptability
  • Uses open standard MODBUS protocol and Morningstar MS View software
  • Meterbus: communication between compatible Morningstar products
  • RS-232 serial: connection to a personal computer
  • EIA-485: communications on a bus between several devices
  • Ethernet interface for connection to a local network or the Internet; viewing from a web browser or sending emails / text messages


Data measurement and logging

  • Optional TriStar meter and remote meter providing detailed data of operation, alarms and operating problems
  • Three LEDs show system status
  • Up to two hundred days of data logging by measuring devices or communication ports

Additional information

Weight 8.8 lbs
Dimensions 5.5 × 5.8 × 11.41 in