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Installation and Operation Manual - Morningstar …

SUNSAVER. PV SYSTEM CONTROLLERS. Installation and Operation Manual SunSaver Models Included in this Manual : SS-6-12V / SS-6L-12V. SS-10-12V. SS-10L-12V / SS-10L-24V. SS-20L-12V / SS-20L-24V. Morningstar . World's Leading Solar Controllers & Inverters SunSaver Dimensions CONTENTS. Inches [Millimeters]. Safety Information 4. General Information 10. Overview 10. Features 11. Regulatory Information 12. Installation Instructions 15. General Installation Notes 15. User Selections 16. Mounting 19. Wiring 21. Operation 31. LED Indications 31. Specification Summary Battery Charging Information 33. Load Control Information 35. Ratings SS-6/6L SS-10/10L SS-20L. System Voltage 12 V 12V or 24V 12V or 24V. Protections 37. Min. Battery Voltage 6V 6V 6V Inspection and Maintenance 39. Max. Solar Voltage 30 V 30V or 60V 30V or 60V. Troubleshooting 40. Max. Solar Current 6 .5 A 10 A 20 A. Error Indications 40. Max.

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1 SUNSAVER. PV SYSTEM CONTROLLERS. Installation and Operation Manual SunSaver Models Included in this Manual : SS-6-12V / SS-6L-12V. SS-10-12V. SS-10L-12V / SS-10L-24V. SS-20L-12V / SS-20L-24V. Morningstar . World's Leading Solar Controllers & Inverters SunSaver Dimensions CONTENTS. Inches [Millimeters]. Safety Information 4. General Information 10. Overview 10. Features 11. Regulatory Information 12. Installation Instructions 15. General Installation Notes 15. User Selections 16. Mounting 19. Wiring 21. Operation 31. LED Indications 31. Specification Summary Battery Charging Information 33. Load Control Information 35. Ratings SS-6/6L SS-10/10L SS-20L. System Voltage 12 V 12V or 24V 12V or 24V. Protections 37. Min. Battery Voltage 6V 6V 6V Inspection and Maintenance 39. Max. Solar Voltage 30 V 30V or 60V 30V or 60V. Troubleshooting 40. Max. Solar Current 6 .5 A 10 A 20 A. Error Indications 40. Max.

2 Load Current 6A 10 A 20 A. Common Problems 41. See Section for full technical specifications Warranty and Claim Procedure 42. ** Array voltage should never exceed maximum input voltage. Refer to the solar module documentation to determine the highest expected array Voc as Technical Specifications 44. defined by the lowest expected ambient temperature for the system location. 2 Morningstar CORPORATION 3. IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS CAUTION: A BATTERY CAN PRESENT A RISK OF ELECTRICAL. ! SHOCK, BURN FROM HIGH SHORT-CIRCUIT. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS. CURRENT, FIRE OR EXPLOSION FROM VENTED GASES. OBSERVE PROPER PRECAUTIONS;. This Manual contains important safety, Installation and operating instructions for the SunSaver solar controller. NOTE: PROPER DISPOSAL OF BATTERIES IS REQUIRED. The following symbols are used throughout this Manual to indi- REFER TO YOUR LOCAL CODES FOR DISPOSAL. cate potentially dangerous conditions or mark important safety REQUIREMENTS.

3 Instructions: WARNING: These servicing instructions are for use by qualified WARNING: personnel only. To reduce the risk of electric shock, Indicates a potentially dangerous condition. Use do not perform any servicing other than that specified in extreme caution when performing this task. the operating instructions unless you are qualified to do so. ! CAUTION: Indicates a critical procedure for safe and proper WARNING: Operation of the controller. EXPLOSION HAZARD - DO NOT DISCONNECT WHILE. CIRCUIT IS LIVE UNLESS AREA IS. NOTE: KNOWN TO BE NON-HAZARDOUS. Indicates a procedure or function that is important for the safe and proper Operation of the controller. CAUTION: WARNING: These servicing instructions are for use by qualified ! To reduce the risk of fire, connect only to a circuit provided with a maximum branch-circuit overcurrent protection rating not to exceed the model current rating personnel only.

4 To reduce the risk of electric shock, on page 2 and in accordance with the National Electrical do not perform any servicing other than that specified in Code, ANSI/NFPA 70. the operating instructions unless you are qualified to do so. CAUTION: Safety Information Read all of the instructions and cautions in the Manual before ! Unit has no battery removal protection. Disconnecting battery during charging may cause a brief spike in load voltage (above the 15V beginning Installation . regulation limit) which may damage sensitive equipment. There are no user serviceable parts inside the SunSaver. Do not disassemble or attempt to repair the controller. Important Safety Information 4. Disconnect all sources of power to the controller before installing or adjusting the SunSaver. There are no fuses or disconnects inside the SunSaver. Do not attempt to repair. Install external fuses/breakers as required.

5 4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Morningstar CORPORATION 5. Installation in Hazardous Locations ATTENTION: ! Pour diminuer le risque d'incendie, ne connectez THIS EQUIPMENT IS SUITABLE FOR USE IN CLASS I, DIVISION. l'alimentation qu' un circuit quip d'une protection 2, GROUPS A,B,C and D OR NON-HAZARDOUS LOCATIONS maximum par d rivation contre les surintensit s ne ONLY. d passant pas le courant nominal du mod le de la page 2, conform ment la norme du Code National de l' lectricit (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70. Informations de s curit . Lisez toutes les instructions et les avertissements figurant ATTENTION: dans le manuel avant de commencer l' Installation . Le SunSaver ne contient aucune pi ce r parable par l'utilisateur. Ne d montez pas ni ne tentez de r parer le ! Unit b n ficie d'aucune protection de retrait de batterie. D brancher la batterie pendant la charge peut entra ner un bref pic de tension de charge (au-dessus du 15V limite de r glement) qui peuvent endommager les quipement contr leur.

6 Sensibles. D connectez toutes les sources d'alimentation du contr leur avant d'installer ou de r gler le SunSaver. Installation Safety Precautions Le SunSaver ne contient aucun fusible ou interrupteur. Ne tentez pas de r parer. WARNING: Installez des fusibles/coupe-circuits externes selon le besoin. This unit is not provided with a GFDI device. This charge controller must be used with an external GFDI device as required by the Article 690 of ATTENTION: the National Electrical Code for the Installation ! UNE BATTERIE PEUT PR SENTER UN RISQUE LEV location. DE CHOC LECTRIQUE, DE BR LURES SUITE UN. COURANT DE COURT-CIRCUIT LEV , UN INCENDIE. OU UNE EXPLOSION PROVENANT DE GAZ REJET S Mount the SunSaver indoors. Prevent exposure to the DANS L'AIR. VEUILLEZ PRENDRE LES PR CAUTIONS. elements and do not allow water to enter the controller. N CESSAIRES. Install the SunSaver in a location that prevents casual AVERTISSEMENT: contact.

7 The SunSaver heatsink can become very hot during Ces instructions d'entretien sont exclusivement r serv - Operation . es des techniciens qualifi s. Pour r duire le risque de Use insulated tools when working with batteries. choc lectrique, ne r alisez aucun entretien autre que celui stipul dans Avoid wearing jewelry during Installation . les instructions de fonctionnement, moins que vous ne The battery bank must be comprised of batteries of same poss diez les qualifications n cessaires en la mati re. type, make, and age. AVERTISSEMENT: Do not smoke in the vicinity of the battery bank. RISQUE D'EXPLOSION. NE PAS DEBRANCHER TANT Mount the controller at least 3 ft (1 m) away from vented QUE LE CIRCUIT EST SOUS TENSION, A MOINS QU'lL batteries unless separated by a barrier or located in a NE S'AGISSE D'UN EMPLACEMENT NON DANGEREUX. separate compartment. 6 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Morningstar CORPORATION 7.

8 Power connections must remain tight to avoid excessive Le contr leur SunSaver doit tre install par un technicien heating from a loose connection. qualifi conform ment aux r glementations lectriques du Use properly sized conductors and circuit interrupters pays o est install le produit. This charge controller is to be connected to DC circuits only. Un moyen d'assurer la d connexion de tous les p les de l'alimentation doit tre fourni. Cette d connexion doit tre These DC connections are identified by the symbol below. incorpor e dans le c blage fixe. l'aide de la borne de mise la masse du SunSaver (dans le compartiment de c blage), un moyen permanent et fiable de mise la terre doit tre fourni. La fixation de la mise la terre Direct Current Symbol doit tre fix e contre tout desserrage accidentel. AVERTISSEMENT: Les ouvertures d'entr e au compartiment de c blage du L'appareil n'est pas fourni avec un dispositif GFDI.

9 SunSaver doivent tre prot g es avec un conduit ou une Ce contr leur de charge doit tre utilis avec un bague. dispositif GFDI externe tel que requis par l'Article 690 du Code lectrique national de l'emplacement de l' Installation . Montez le SunSaver l'int rieur. Emp chez l'exposition aux l ments et la p n tration d'eau dans le contr leur. Utilisez des outils isol s pour travailler avec les batteries. vitez le port de bijoux pendant l' Installation . Le groupe de batteries doit tre constitu de batteries du m me type, fabricant et ge. Ne fumez pas proximit du groupe de batteries. Les connexions d'alimentation doivent rester serr es pour viter une surchauffe excessive d'une connexion desserr e. Utilisez des conducteurs et des coupe-circuits de dimensions adapt es. Ce contr leur de charge ne doit tre connect qu' des cir- cuits en courant continu. Ces connexions CC sont identifi es par le symbole ci-dessous: 8 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Morningstar CORPORATION 9.

10 GENERAL INFORMATION Features The features of the SunSaver are shown in Figure 1 below. An explanation of each feature is provided. Overview Thank you for selecting the SunSaver solar charge controller. The SunSaver is an advanced PWM solar battery 1 4 5. charger and load controller for stand-alone PV systems. 2. 6. The SunSaver battery charging process has been 2 .0. optimized for long battery life and improved system SUNSAVER-6. SOLAR CONTROLLER SS-6-12V. CONFORMS TO UL STD 1604. CERTIFIED TO CAN/CSA STD. performance. Self-diagnostics and electronic error protection For the Risk of Explosion Only Operating Temp. Code: T5. Class 1 Division 2. Groups A,B,C,D. {. CHARGING STATUS TEMP. SENSOR BATTERY STATUS Hazardous Loc. prevent damage when Installation mistakes or system faults Nominal Rating 12 Volts dc SOLAR BATTERY. 12 V. LOAD SEALED. OR. FLOODED. Remove Jumper Wire for occur. Max. Input 30 V Flooded Solar A SELECT.}


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