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Xantrex XW-MPPT60-150 Solar Charge Controller

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Quick Overview

The Xantrex XW Solar Charge Controller (XW SCC) is a photovoltaic (PV) charge controller that tracks

the electrical maximum power point of a PV array to deliver the maximum available current for charging batteries. When charging, the XW SCC regulates battery voltage and output current based on the amount of energy available from the PV array and state-of-charge of the battery.

The XW SCC can be used with 12, 24, 36, 48, and 60-volt DC battery systems and is able to charge a lower nominal-voltage battery from a higher nominal-voltage array. For example, the XW SCC can
charge a 12-volt battery from a 36-volt array. This provides flexibility for installers to use longer wiring runs without compromising efficiency. The XW Solar Charge Controller can be installed (in single or multi-unit configurations) with Xantrex XW Hybrid Inverter/Charger(s) or can be used in other solar energy systems where a solar charge controller is needed.

The XW SCC incorporates a dynamic Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) algorithm designed to maximize energy harvest from the PV array. The MPPT constantly adjusts the operating points of the array to ensure it stays on the maximum power point. It does not stop energy harvest to sweep the array like some other competing products. This feature is beneficial all sunlight conditions, especially in areas with fast moving cloud cover and quickly changing solar conditions.


Features

  • Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) delivers maximum available power from PV array to battery bank Integrated PV ground-fault protection.
  • Ultra-reliable, convection-cooled design does not require a cooling fan − large, aluminum, die-cast heat-sink allows full output current up to 45°C without thermal derating.
  • Selectable two or three-stage charging algorithms with manual equalization to maximize system performance and improve battery life.
  • Configurable auxiliary output.
  • Two-line, 16-character liquid crystal display (LCD) and four buttons for configuration and system monitoring.
  • Input over-voltage and under-voltage protection, output over-current protection, and backfeed (reverse current) protection (warning and fault messages appear on LCD when unit shuts down as a protective measure).
  • Over-temperature protection and power derating when output power and ambient temperature are high.
  • Battery Temperature Sensor (BTS) included − automatically provides temperature-compensated battery charging.
  • Xanbus™-enabled network communications protocol (developed by Xantrex).
  • Communicates settings and activity to other Xanbus™-enabled devices, such as the XW Hybrid Inverter/Charger, the XW System Control Panel (XW SCP), XW Automatic Generator Start (XW AGS), and other XW Solar Charge Controllers.
  • Five-year warranty.
  • Xantrex XW-MPPT60-150 Solar Charge Controller

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    Details

    Electrical Specifications

    Nominal battery voltage

    12, 24, 36, 48, 60 Vdc

    Maximum PV array voltage (operating)

    140 Vdc

    Maximum PV array open circuit voltage

    150 Vdc

    Array short-circuit current

    60 Adc maximum

    Maximum and minimum wire size in conduit

    #6 AWG to #14 AWG

    Total power consumption while operating

    2.5 W (tare)

    Charger regulation method:

    Three-stage (bulk, absorption, float)

    Two-stage (bulk, absorption)

    Mechanical Specifications

    Dimensions (H × W × D)

    14 ½ × 5 ¾ × 5 ½” (368 × 146 × 138 mm)

    Weight (Controller only)

    10.75 lb (4.8 kg)

    Weight (shipping)

    17.6 lb (8 kg)

    Shipping dimensions (H × W × D)

    19 × 9 × 9 ¾” (483 × 229 × 350 mm)

    Mounting

    Vertical wall mount

    Standard warranty

    Five years

    Part number

    865-1030

    Environmental Specifications

    Enclosure type

    Indoor, ventilated, sheet metal chassis with 7/8”and 1” (22.22 mm and 27.76 mm) knockouts and aluminum heat-sink

    Operating temperature range (full power)

    -4 to 113 °F (-20 to +45 °C)

    Storage temperature

    -40 to 185 °F (-40 to +85 °C)

    Altitude limit (operating)

    Sea level to 15,000 feet (4572 m) @ 15 °C

    Optional Accessories

    XW System Control Panel

    865-1050

    XW Automatic Generator Start

    865-1060

    Network cables:

     

    3 feet (0.9 m)

    809-0935

    5 feet (1.5 m)

    809-0936

    7 feet (2.0 m)

    809-0937

    10 feet (3.0 m)

    809-0938

    14 feet (4.3 m)

    809-0939

    25 feet (7.6 m)

    809-0940

    50 feet (15.2 m)

    809-0941

    75 feet (22.9 m)

    809-0942

    Network terminators:

    Male (two per pack): 809-0901

    Female (two per pack): 809-0905

    Regulatory Approvals

    Certified to UL 1741 1st Edition and to CSA 107.1-01 and carries the c(CSA)us mark