003239 – Charge Controller, 12-48VDC, 45A, PWM, LVD, TS-45


Morningstar TriStar TS-45

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Morningstar’s TriStar TS-45 solar controller

Morningstar’s TriStar™ is a three-function controller that provides reliable solar battery charging, load control or diversion regulation. It is rated at 45 at 12-48 volts, and has an optional meter, remote meter and remote temperature sensor.


5 Years

Model Numbers

TS-60M, TS-60, TS-45,

Key Features and Benefits

  • Highest Reliability
  • More Power
  • Communications Capability
  • Fully Adjustable
  • Extensive Electronic Protections
  • Programmable Lighting Control
  • Simple Mechanical Interface
  • Better Battery Charging
  • More Information
  • Easy to Reset
  • Low Telecom Noise

TS-45 Reliability

• Robust thermal design and no cooling fans
• Parallel circuit design provides less stress and longer life for electronic components
• No mechanical relays
• Extensive electronic protections including PV short circuit protection
• Epoxy encapsulated inductors and conformally coated printed circuit boards Metering and Data Logging
• TriStar meter and remote meter provides detailed operating data, alarms and faults
• Three LEDs display system status
• Up to 200 days of data logging via meters or communications ports

Extensive Networking and Communications Capabilities

Enables system monitoring, data logging and adjustability. Uses open standard MODBUS™ protocol and Morningstar’s MS View software.

• Meterbus: communications between compatible Morningstar products
• Serial RS-232: connection to a personal computer
• EMC-1: IP based network and  internet connectivity Very High Efficiency
• Peak efficiency of 99%
• Proprietary tracking algorithm minimizes power losses
• Low self-consumption
• Continuous operation at full power to 45°C without need to de-rate
• Selected electronic devices with higher ratings to minimize losses from heating

Key Features & Benefits

The TriStar charge controller delivers high reliability and excellent performance and features:

  • 97.9% peak efficiency.
  • Morningstar’s advanced 4-stage charging algorithm to optimize battery health
  • Robust thermal, mechanical and electrical design
  • Environmentally optimized and equipped with extensive electronic protections
  • Industry standard open communication protocols and interfaces for system networking, monitoring and communications
  • Superior lightning protection from nearby lightning-induced voltage/current spikes


The TriStar charge controller’s high voltage capability and flexible design enable several application scenarios including:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Remote Monitoring
  • Telecom
  • Security
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Traffic
  • Much More!