The PL series of charge controllers give you the freedom to operate your solar electric system the way you want to.
They offer complete control over the charge cycle, plus an unprecedented amount of useful information about current and past performance.
PL regulators help to protect the system with a built in low battery disconnect switch.
In addition, the versatile event controller can switch power on or off according to criteria set by the user.
This allows the PL to do extra tasks such as switching a light on at night or keeping a water tank full by operating a pump when needed.
The user can select either Pulse Width Modulation or slow speed switching.
Regulation can be done in both series and shunt modes. Other features include backup generator control and charging a second battery.
Display shows battery voltage, charge current, ampere hours in and out of battery, load being drawn from the battery and which part of the charge cycle the battery is in.
Information is available for the past 30 days – so even if the user doesn’t remember what happened, the regulator will.
With the optional PLI interface and PL com software, the user can access, can be read or settings adjusted. This can be done remotely using a modem.
Built to handle l2, 24 and 48V systems and allow complete control of the regulation cycle, means you can use it almost anywhere.
Adjustable: All settings are adjustable and are stored in a non-volatile memory.
Display: User friendly alphanumeric LCD gives you words to explain the numbers.
Energy Metering: Shows daily charge and discharge amp hours.
Protection: Protected against short circuit, reverse flow, lightning. Low battery load disconnect function built in. Current limit for over heat or over current. Conformal coating applied to protect against corrosion.
External Shunts: Two external shunts can be connected using the DC isolated PLS adaptor.
|System Voltages||12, 24, 32, 36 or 48 volts|
|Maximum Solar Charge Current||20 A||40 A||60 A|
|Maximum Load Switch Current||20 A||7 A||30 A|
|Voltage Drop at Rated Current||0.4 v||0.4 v||0.42 v|
|Operating Ambient Temperature Range||- 20 °C to 55 °C|
|Supply Current||9 mA||13 mA||20 mA|
|Battery Temperature Sensor Range||- 5 °C to 50 °C|
|Regulation Set Points||4 set programs else user adjust|
|Dimensions (mm) H x W x D||100 x 109 X 41||130 x 124 X 50||225 x 175 X 62|
|Weight||320 g||515 g||1100 g|
PLS2 Shunt adaptor - This allows the PL regulator to also read what goes in an out of the batteries, apart from through the regulator, and allows the regulator to indicate total input, total output, and percentage state of charge of the batteries.
Also required is a suitable shunt, and the WYS or WZS connecting cable.
Shunt - used for PL Regulators, detects outgoing charge from the battery bank, and also incoming charge from other sources, eg generator and battery charger.
WYS - Shielded cable (3m) to connect PLS2 to a PL20 or PL40 regulator.
WZS - Shielded cable (3m) to connect a PLS2 to a PL60 regulator.
PLA - allows up to 3 PL series charge controllers to work together. The PLA provides a common communication interface, four alarm or control channel outputs, and can control a separate load control unit called an LS1.
PLM - Remote monitor allows remote access using one PL series. One button operation and audible alarm.
WXS - Shielded cable (3m or 12m) to connect PL accessories together.
PLI - a device to allow the PL series solar controllers to communicate with a computer. It converts
the signals from the PL into a form which a computer can recognise. It also converts signals from the
computer to suit the PL controller.
PLDA - PL controller double adapter for PL connector cables.
PLT-5M - PL controller temperature sensor 5m
||20 amp, 12 - 48 volt, with Digital Readout|
||40 amp 12 - 48 volt, with Digital Readout|
||60 amp 12 - 48 volt, with Digital Readout|
|PLA Alarm Unit
||Plasmatronics Alarm Unit and PL Interface|
|PLDA||Double Adapter For Use with Plasmatronics Control|
|PLI Serial Interface
||Serial Interface Connect To Plasmatronics Control|
|PLJ||PL Accessory Cable Shielded 3M|
|PLM Remote Monitor
||For All PL Series Regulators|
|PLS2 Shunt Adaptor||Suit all Plasmatronics PL regulators|
|PLTB - 5m Temperature Sensor
||PL Regulator Bolt On M10 Lug|
||Shunt 75MV 200A Suits Plasmatronics Regulator|
||Shunt 100MV 100A Suits Plasmatronics Regulator|
||PL Accessory Cable - Shielded 3M|
|WYS PL20 & PL40 Cable||PL20/PL40 Accessory Shielded Cable 3M|
|WZS PL60 Cable||PL60 Accessory Shielded Cable 3M|
Plasmatronics Dingo Regulators
Plasmatronics Dingo charge controller is the latest generation of solar controllers.
Inheriting many of the features of the PL series, it has:
More data storage (512 Days!)
Negative Ground (to suit mobile applications)
Enhanced one button interface
LED backlight for LCD Display
and much more!
# Reliable, easy to understand, one button interface and proven, easy to learn menu structure.
# Symmetrical charge and load currents, both 20A.
# Industry standard four stage charging regime.
# 12,24,32,36 and 48V selectable. Only one controller to stock.
# Unbeatable high temperature performance. Full charge and full load current, without interruption to operation, in 50 degC ambient temperature. All day, every day.
# Fast, reliable, affordable, Plasmatronics Service, long after the long warranty has expired
New Communications Bus
More Data Storage
Enhanced one button interface
The Accessories available so far include shunt adaptors (DSA) and two different data adaptors (DUSB and D232).
* The DSA reads external charge or load currents. You can use up to 4 per system.
* The DUSB provides a USB interface to a computer.This allows the user to download all the data from the controller and change settings if required.
* The D232 provides an RS232 interface (DTE) designed for remote computer access via a modem.
1 year manufacturer’s warranty
* Nominal System Voltages: 12,24,32,36 and 48V
* Maximum voltage BAT+ to BAT-: 100V
* Maximum 1 minute BAT+ to BAT- volta: 120V
* Maximum voltage SOL+ to BAT-: 100V
* Maximum voltage LOAD+ to BAT+: 70V
* Maximum voltage on G relay terminals: 90V
* Maximum voltage B+sense to BAT+: ±30V
* Maximum continuous charge current: 20A
* Maximum continuous load current: 20A
* Maximum load current for five minutes: 30A
* Maximum ‘G’ relay current: 300mA
* Battery temperature sensor range: -20/+70?C
* Maximum storage temperature: 70°C
* Supply current (dingo only, 12V): 9mA
* Supply current (dingo only, 60V): 15mA
* Supply current max (with access): 26mA
* Maximum power wire entry size: 16mm (6 AWG)
* Signal Connection Block 0.2 to 1.3mm (26-16AWG)
||PL20 Dingo Regulator; Negative Ground||12/48V Expandable 20A Charge 20A Load|
|PLDUSB||PL20 Dingo USB interface||For Connection to PC|
|PLDT||Dingo Temperature Sensor||Plastic Case|
|PLDTB||Dingo Temperature Sensor||Bolt on Metal Lug|
|PLDSA||PL20/20 Shunt Adapter||Up to 4 Per PL20/20|
|PLD232||PL20/20 Regulator RS232||Interface for Modem|
|SH200||Shunt 75MV 200A
|SH100||Shunt 100MV 100A|
|WXS||PL Accessory Cable||Shielded 3M|
|WYS||PL20/PL40 Accessory||Shielded Cable 3M|
|WZS||PL60 Accessory||Shielded Cable 3M|
Plasmatronics PR series Regulators
PR Series regulators
A simple two stage regulator for charging liquid electrolyte lead acid batteries from photvoltaic panels. It uses a rugged power mosfet and switches on the negative side.
The PR regulator works like an intelligent switch between the battery (-) terminal and the solar (-) terminal. Charge current flows into the battery until the battery voltage rises to the boost maximum of 14.6 volts. The regulator then switches to float mode. The current is then switched off and the battery voltage slowly falls. When the battery voltage drops below the float cut - in voltage (13.4 v), the current is switched on again until the battery voltage rises to the float maximum of 14.0 volts. The charge current is then switched off. The regulator switches the current on and off to keep the battery voltage between the float maximum and the float cut in voltage. When the battery has been discharged enough for it to fall below the boost cut in voltage (12.5 v), the unit will switch back into boost mode.
PR regulators are available for 12 and 24 volt, and for wet and sealed batteries.
Correct model must be specified when ordering.
|Example of twin PL40 regulators set up in master and slave configuration, using PLA & PLI Interface for computer download of data.|