Ultra Efficient Solar Chargers
Solar systems add an extra dimension to your off-grid experience with the ability to charge your battery without a shore power connection. Enjoy the benefits of free solar energy.
Boundless recommends and installs Victron Energy BlueSolar and SmartSolar charge controllers.
Solar Charge Controller Basics
Solar Charge Controllers connect to solar panels at the PV connections to receive solar energy and convert voltage developed by the PV panels into voltage and current suitable for charging the battery at the output battery connections
Solar panels for RV's are typically installed on the roof and connected in parallel to minimize sensitivity to shading.
A positive and negative wire is run from each solar panel to a combiner box where all positives and negatives are commoned together into one positive and one negative wire for transit to the solar charge controller.
The charge controller is installed inside the coach as close to the battery as possible
Large gauge wiring is used to connect from the charge controller to the battery via a suitably sized breaker to minimize losses
All of the charge controllers supplied by Boundless use ultra fast MPPT tracking to maximize power
Connections at the charge controller are terminal connections for bare wire all cases so that the interconnect wire size can be maximized and losses minimized.
Setting Configuration and Remote Monitoring
The Reference section has more details on the following: -
- Blue Solar or Smart Solar?
- Understanding solar charge controller ratings
- Matching solar charge controllers to solar panels
- How many solar panels do I need?
Solar Charge Controller Overview
10 - 100A
135 - 1450W
75 - 150V
Number of Panels
1 - 12
Bluetooth and VRM
Ultra Efficient Charge Controllers with Monitoring and Control Options
MPPT: Ultra Fast Maximum Power Point Tracking
By constantly monitoring the voltage and current output of your solar (PV) panels, MPPT technology ensures that every drop of available power is rinsed out of your panels, and harvested for storage. The advantage of this is most noticeable when the sky is partially clouded, and light intensity is constantly changing.
Local Bluetooth Monitoring of Solar Charge Controllers
Remotely control and monitor the extensive features of your SmartSolar MPPT charger with built-in bluetooth by pairing it with your smartphone or other device via VictronConnect.
Remote Monitoring and Control of Solar Charge Controllers
If your installation is connected to the internet Victron Remote Management Portal (VRM) provides access to the full power of your MPPT, anytime, anywhere; both services are free to use.