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Victron SmartSolar MPPT 250/85-MC4 VE.Canm

Original price was: $1,458.32.Current price is: $1,325.75. (inc. GST)

The Victron SmartSolar MPPT 250/85-MC4 VE.Can is a high-performance solar charge controller designed to maximize the energy harvest from solar panels and charge a battery bank with the maximum possible efficiency. It is similar to the MPPT 250/70-MC4 VE.Can but has a higher maximum charging current of 85 amps, allowing it to handle larger solar arrays and battery banks.

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Victron Smartsolar MPPT:

A solar charger gathers energy from your solar panels, and stores it in your batteries. Using the latest, fastest technology, SmartSolar maximises this energy-harvest, driving it intelligently to achieve full charge in the shortest possible time. SmartSolar maintains battery health, extending its life.

PWM and MPPT charge controllers are both widely used to charge batteries with solar power. The PWM controller is in essence a switch that connects a solar array to the battery. The result is that the voltage of the array will be pulled down to near that of the battery. The MPPT controller is more sophisticated (and more expensive): it will adjust its input voltage to harvest the maximum power from the solar array and then transform this power to supply the varying voltage requirement of the battery plus load. Thus, it essentially decouples the array and battery voltages so that there can be, for example, a 12 volt battery on one side of the MPPT charge controller and panels wired in series to produce 36 volts on the other.

It is generally accepted that MPPT will outperform PWM in a cold to temperate climate, while both controllers will show approximately the same performance in a subtropical to tropical climate. Besides performing the function of a basic controller, an MPPT controller also includes a DC to DC voltage converter, converting the voltage of the array to that required by the batteries, with very little loss of power.

An MPPT controller attempts to harvest power from the array near its Maximum Power Point, whilst supplying the varying voltage requirements of the battery plus load. Thus, it essentially decouples the array and battery voltages, so that there can be a 12 volt battery on one side of the MPPT charge controller and two 12 Vpanels wired in series to produce 36 volts on the other. If connected to a PV array with a substantially higher nominal voltage than the battery voltage, an MPPT controller will therefore provide charge current even at very high cell temperatures or in low irradiance conditions when a PWM controller would not help much.

As array size increases, both cabling cross sectional area and cable length will increase. The option to wire more panels in series and thereby decrease current, is a compelling reason to install an MPPT controller as soon as the array power exceeds a few hundred Watts (12 V battery), or several 100 Watts (24 V or 48 V battery)

Features:

MPPT: Ultra fast maximum power point trackingThe MPPT VE.Can SmartSolar charger connects to a PV array of 150 or 250 Volt Voc and will automatically detect and charge your 12, 24, or 48V battery bank with current ranging from 70 to 100A depending on the model. The charge settings are fully programmable and can even be set up for different battery chemistries, like lead-acid, lithium and others.
 

Control your charger remotely- The MPPT VE.Can SmartSolar charger can be remotely controlled and configured over Bluetooth via the VictronConnect App. This allows device set-up, management, and at-a-glance information, such as battery voltage and current, PV voltage and current, and historical data. 

Daisy chain additional units- The VE.Can SmartSolar charger is equipped with CAN bus ports. This allows for communication with additional VE.Can SmartSolar chargers. The additional units are simply “daisy chained” to each other with a single RJ45 cable between the individual units. When connected to each other, all individual VE.Can SmartSolar chargers, will synchronise their charge stages. They can also send their data, via a single cable, to a GX monitoring device.
 

Remote monitoring & controlIf the GX device is connected to the internet, the Victron Remote Management Portal (VRM) provides access to the full power of your solar charger(s).
 

SmartSolar control display (optional extra)The VE.Can SmartSolar charger is also equipped with a VE.Direct port like our other MPPT solar chargers. This port can be for single unit monitoring or for streetlight control. The remote on/off connector can be externally controlled by a third-party device like a lithium battery. An optional plug-in LCD display/control provides live-data, set-up and management, straight from the face of the device.

Ultra-fast maximum power point tracking (MPPT)Especially in case of a clouded sky, when light intensity is changing continuously, an ultra-fast MPPT controller will improve energy harvest by up to 30% compared to PWM charge controllers and by up to 10% compared to slower MPPT controllers.
 

Advanced maximum power point detection in case of partial shading conditionsIf partial shading occurs, two or more maximum power points (MPP) may be present on the powervoltage curve. Conventional MPPTs tend to lock to a local MPP, which may not be the optimum MPP. The innovative SmartSolar algorithm will always maximize energy harvest by locking to the optimum MPP.
 

Outstanding conversion efficiency- No cooling fan. Maximum efficiency exceeds 99%.
 

Flexible charge algorithm- Fully programmable charge algorithm, and eight pre-programmed algorithms, selectable with a rotary switch (see manual for details).
 

Extensive electronic protection- Over-temperature protection and power derating when temperature is high. PV short circuit and PV reverse polarity protection. PV reverse current protection.
 

Bluetooth Smart built-in- The wireless solution to set-up, monitor, update and synchronise SmartSolar Charge Controllers.
 

 

Internal temperature sensor and optional external battery voltage and temperature sensing via BluetoothA Smart Battery Sense or a BMV-712 Smart Battery Monitor can be used to communicate battery voltage and temperature to one or more SmartSolar Charge Controllers.
 

VE.Can: the multiple controller solution- Up to 25 units can be synchronised with VE.Can
 

VE.Direct or VE.Can - For a wired data connection to a Color Control GX, other GX products, PC or other devices
 

Additional information

SmartSolar Charge Controller

250/85

Battery Voltage

12 / 24 / 48V Auto Select(Refer to manual to select 36V)

Rated charge current

85A

Nominal PV power, 12V 1a,b)

1200W

Nominal PV power, 24V 1a,b)

2400W

Nominal PV power, 36V 1a,b)

3600W

Nominal PV power, 48V 1a,b)

4900W

Max. PV short circuit current 2)

70A (max 30A per MC4 conn.)

Maximum PV open circuit voltage

250V absolute maximum coldest conditions

245V start-up and operating maximum

Maximum efficiency

99%

Self-consumption

Less than 35mA @ 12V / 20mA @ 48V

Charge voltage 'absorption'

Default setting: 14,4 / 28,8 / 43,2 / 57,6V

(adjustable with: rotary switch, display, VE.Direct or Bluetooth)

Charge voltage 'float'

Default setting: 13,8 / 27,6 / 41,4 / 55,2V

(adjustable: rotary switch, display, VE.Direct or Bluetooth)

Charge voltage 'equalization'

Default setting: 16,2V / 32,4V / 48,6V / 64,8V (adjustable)

Charge algorithm

multi-stage adaptive (eight preprogrammed algorithms) or user defined algorithm

Temperature compensation

-16 mV / -32 mV / -64 mV / °C

Protection

PV reverse polarity / Output short circuit / Over temperature

Operating temperature

-30 to +60°C (full rated output up to 40°C)

Humidity

95%, non-condensing

Maximum altitude

5000m (full rated output up to 2000m)

Environmental condition

Indoor, unconditioned

Pollution degree

PD3

Data communication port

VE.CAN, VE.Direct or Bluetooth

Remote on/off

Yes (2 pole connector)

Programmable relay

DPST AC rating: 240VAC / 4A

DC rating: 4A up to 35VDC, 1A up to 60VDC

Parallel operation

Yes, parallel synchronized operation with VE.CAN or bluetooth

Colour

Blue (RAL 5012)

PV terminals 3)

35 mm² / AWG2 (Tr models)

Three pairs of MC4 connectors (MC4

models)

Battery terminals

35mm² / AWG2

Protection category

IP43 (electronic components), IP22 (connection area)

Weight

4,5kg

Dimensions (h x w x d) in mm

Tr models: 216 x 295 x 103

MC4 models: 246 x 295 x 10

Safety

EN/IEC 62109-1, UL 1741, CSA C22.2