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Sunkeeper SK-6 12V 6A Regulator

Product SKU: SK-6
Price: $ 88.00

MorningstarSunkeeper 12V 6 Amp Regulator
Mounts to junction box

pdfSunkeeper Regulator brochure

Morningstar's SunKeeper solar controller provides a low cost regulated output directly from the solar module tomaximize battery life in small solar power applications. The SunKeeper is epoxy encapsulated and rated for outdoor use. By mounting directly to the module junction box and wiring through the junction box knockout, the connectionis weather-proof. This eliminates the need for an additional housing for the controller.

The SunKeeper is available in a 6 amp or 12 amp version (both at 12 volts DC). To withstand the high temperatures at the solar module, the controller has been designed using extremely efficient power electronics and is rated to 70°C. The SunKeeper is also certified for use in Class 1, Division 2 hazardous locations, making it an ideal controller for solar powered oil/gas applications.

Key Features and Benefits

High Reliability -Rated to 70°C to operate in high temperatures at the solar module.  More reliable than controllers mounted inside the junction box. Uses very low on-resistance power MOSFET's. No need to re-rate.

Outdoor Rated - ETL approved for outdoor use without an additional enclosure. Rugged IP65, UV resistant case. Epoxy encapsulated printed circuit board and watertight connection to the module junction box.

Extensive Electronic Protections - Fully protected against reverse polarity, short circuit, overcurrent, lightning and transient surges, high temperature and reverse current at night.

Longer Battery Life - Series PWM with 3 stage charging: bulk, PWM regulation and float.  Includes temperature compensation at the controller or alternatively at the battery when using optional remote temperature sensor. Able to charge a zero voltage battery.

Rated for Hazardous Locations - Specifically designed for solar power systems in the oil/gas industry. Approved for use in Class 1, Division 2, Groups A,B,C,D.

More Information - Bi-color LED is easy to read from the ground when the solar module is pole-mounted. Indicates solar charging, regulation, normal nighttime operation and any controller or system faults.

Easy to Install - Fits standard half inch conduit knockout (PG 13.5, M20) in module junction box. Quickly fastens with included locknut. Wires have fork connectors for easy connection to solar module terminals.

Bicolour LED

Green Blink 3 Times Successful installation
Green On Solar charging battery
Green Blink Fast In regulation
Green Blink Slow Normal nighttime operation
Red On Contoller damaged
Red Blink System problem
LED Off No power

Electronic Protections

  • Reverse Polarity
  • Short Circuit
  • Overcurrent
  • Lightning and Transient Surges
  • High Temperature
  • Reverse Current at Night

Options

Remote Temperature Sensor (RTS)

Certifications

  • CE Complaint
  • Hazardous Loactions: Class 1, Division 2, Groups A-D, UL 1604, CSA 22.2 No. 213-M1987
  • Complies with U.S. National Electric Code
  • Manufactured in a Certified ISO 9001 Facility
 
ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS
 
Rated Solar Input 6 amps
Nominal System voltage
12 Volts
Min. Battery Voltage 0 Volts
Max. Solar Voltage 30 Volts
Self-consumption
Charging ... 7 mA
Night ... 2 mA
Voltage Accuracy ± 150 mV
BATTERY CHARGING
 
Regulation Voltage
14.1 Volts (at 25°C)
Float Voltage
13.7 Volts (at 25°C)
Type of Charging Series PWM
3 stage: bulk, PWM and float
Temperature Compensation
Reading remp at controller
Attaching remote temp sensor
Disable temp comp
(3 choices)
-30 mV / °C
-30 mV / °C
Defaults to 25°C
Ability to Charge a Zero Voltage Battery  
ENVIRONMENTAL SPECIFICATIONS
 
Operating Temperatures
-40°C to +70°C
Humidity
100%
Tropilalization
Encapsulated in epoxy
UV resistant plastic enclosure
Conduit connection with
rubber gasket seal
MECHANICAL SPECIFICATIONS
 
Dimensions 99 x 51 x 13 mm
Weight 0.11 kg
Enclosure IP65
Fitting to Module J-box PG 13.5, M20, 1/2 inch conduit
Wire Size 2.0 mm2
Wire Terminations #8 fork connectors
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