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HEAT DISSIPATION OF THE TRISTAR & TRISTAR MPPT CONTROLLERS INSIDE ENCLOSURES

This paper explains how to: calculate the heat dissipation for TriStar controllers; determine the air temperature rise inside an enclosure determine the resulting heat sink temperature of the controller to ensure it is below its operating limits; reduce operating temperatures. With this information, system designers can make good decisions regarding thermal management and system design when installing Morningstar controllers inside enclosures.

TRADITIONAL PWM VS MORNINGSTAR’S TRAKSTAR™ MPPT TECHNOLOGY

Morningstar’s MPPT charge controllers use the TrakStar advanced control MPPT algorithm to harvest maximum power from a Solar Array’s peak power point. It is generally accepted that even the most basic MPPT controller will provide an additional 10‐15% of charging capability, when compared to a standard PWM regulator. Besides this extra charge capability, there are several other important differences and advantages between MPPT and PWM technologies that are outlined in this whitepaper.