MoonRay 160 Solar Charge Controller

109.00

MPPT Controller for up to 160W PV

• Performance MPPT.
– Peak performance in all conditions.
– Minimal self-consumption (<13mA).

• Shadow Optimized. Unrivaled output in shaded and low light conditions.

• Optimized for ONE to many solar panels in parallel.
– No limitations when using single solar panels.
– Avoid sensitive serial installations and enjoy the full potential of solar panels in parallel.
– Cluster many MoonRay for an optimized big size array.

• SUNBEAMsystem Multi Connect App
– Connect via the Bluetooth dongle with full info at your hand.
– Direct connection to multiple MoonRay’s for big solar arrays.
– Connect and network with other SUNBEAMsystem units.

• 5 years warranty.

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LOW SELF CONSUMPTION ≤13MA

IP33 WATER
PROTECTION

ADVANCED MPPT ALGORITHM FOR 12V CHARGE

MULTI CONNECT FREE APP

5 YEAR WARRANTY

The new MoonRay MPPT solar charge controllers are truly optimized for use on yachts and RVs. MoonRay outperforms other MPPT charge controllers. Tested in both perfect as well as ‘real-life’ weather conditions. It’s performance outshines others in clouded or partial shadowing conditions.

The MoonRay is optimized for a typical installation on a boat or motorhome. Often, with a single solar panel or a couple of solar panels connected in parallel. Charging one or several 12V batteries.

Thanks to its versatility it is also possible to use many MoonRay’s together. Controlling groups of solar panels. This makes it possible to optimize each group. So you can make groups according to the ever-changing conditions on a moving platform. Thanks to the Multi Connect App it is possible to collect information from all the controllers as they were one.

MOONRAY IS NOT LIKE OTHER SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLERS

Installing a solar panel system on a yacht or motorhome might be challenging. The solar panel industry mostly focusses on big fixed installations. However, SUNBEAMsystem aims is to make equipment for non-stationary vehicles and boats. Which requires the solar system setups to be much different from a home installation. One can identify five things that are essentially different in our line of business.

  • Partial shadowing is much more frequent.
  • Fewer or only one solar panel
  • Prefer the connection of solar panels in parallel over serial
  • Off-Grid charging of 12V DC batteries, not 230V AC
  • The need for power efficiency and power conservation (don’t waste energy)
  • The use of high-efficiency solar cells

HOW DOES IT WORK?

The mentioned factors are the key to making a real charge controller optimized for yachts and motorhomes. And not just porting technology from a house roof installation.

MoonRay solves it all and this is how the optimization functions:

  1. Charging will start when the solar panel(s) reach a voltage of 0.1V above the battery voltage(sometimes <0.9V). Even with ever so little power, it will add up on the total stored energy over the day. Especially in countries with cloudy weather or with the sun at low angles.
  2. The energy efficiency curve is extremely flat. You could compare this with a fine-tuned combustion engine. Where you have a good pull starting at low RPM’s all the way up to high RPM’s. Whereas an old-style MPPT would rather be very efficient at a specific (high) RPM only. At the cost of having low or no output at lower RPM’s.
    • The MoonRay is a high performer even if with a non-optimized random size on the solar panel(s). In other words, choose your solar panel size/watt without limitation.
    • The MoonRay will harvest more during the natural power fluctuations up and down. And is not limited to perfect angles and solar irradiation.
  3. MoonRay features an optimized MPPT algorithm for a lower solar panel voltage. It is also adapted for a solar panel Vmp in the range of 17 to 25 Volts. This to charge a 12V battery with a single solar panel or likewise many solar panels. (remember that parallel is the best solar panel installation on a yacht/motorhome)

On top of this, the self-consumption of 13mA (14mA for 320) is industry-leading for an MPPT solar charge controller in this size range. Ensuring a low energy waste.

SUNBEAMsystem Multi Connect

COMPREHENSIVE INITIAL CONFIGURATION
INSTANT INFORMATION UPDATES

Simultaneous connection to all SUNBEAMsystem devices onboard. No need to manual alternate to connect to different devices. It also avoids investing in a special onboard network. Optimize the stacking of several solar charge controllers. Configurable grouping of multi-devices to show them as one cluster. You will also be able to display the whole cluster as one unit. According to your personal configuration, name it as you like and display the joint data as one.

  • APP OUT OF FOCUS NOTIFICATIONS & TOP BAR INDICATOR

  • SHOW SUM OF GROUP INFO INSTANTLY – NO NEED TO ALTERNATE

  • CONFIGURE THE USER INTERFACE LAYOUT AND SCREEN SIZE

TECHNICAL OVERVIEW

MoonRay160
System nominal voltage 12/24VDC Auto
Battery voltage range 8~32V
Max. PV open circuit voltage 45V
Max PV rated power 160W/12V – 320W/24V
Max. conversion efficiency 97.9%
Self-consumption ≤13mA(12V)
Working environment temperature*
(100% input and output)
-25℃~+50℃
Dimensions 175×143×48mm
Mounting dimension 120×134mm
Mounting hole size Φ5mm
Terminal 4mm2
Weight 0.57kg
MoonRay320
System nominal voltage 12/24VDC Auto
Battery voltage range 8~32V
Max. PV open circuit voltage 45V
Max PV rated power 320W/12V – 640W/24V
Max. conversion efficiency 98.3%
Self-consumption ≤14mA(24V)
Working environment temperature*
(100% input and output)
-25℃~+50℃
Dimensions 217×158×56.5mm
Mounting dimension 160×149mm
Mounting hole size Φ5mm
Terminal 6mm2
Weight 0.96kg
* If internal temperature reaches 81, power will gradually be reduced.
Article# System nominal voltage Battery voltage range Max. PV open circuit voltage Max PV rated power Max. conversion efficiency Self-consumption
MoonRay160 12/24VDC Auto 8~32V 45V 160W/12V – 320W/24V 97.9% ≤13mA(12V)
MoonRay320 12/24VDC Auto 8~32V 45V 320W/12V – 640W/24V 98.3% ≤14mA(24V)
Article# Working environment temperature*(100% input and output) Dimensions Mounting dimension Mounting hole size Terminal Weight
MoonRay160 -25℃~+50℃ 175×143×48mm 120×134mm Φ5mm 4mm2 0.57kg
MoonRay320 -25℃~+50℃ 217×158×56.5mm 160×149mm Φ5mm 6mm2 0.96kg
* If internal temperature reaches 81, power will gradually be reduced.

Certifications

Safety EN/IEC62109-1
EMC(Emission immunity) EN61000-6-3/EN61000-6-1
FCC 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart
Performance & Function IEC62509
ROHS IEC62321-3-1
Safety EMC(Emission immunity) FCC Performance & Function ROHS
EN/IEC62109-1 EN61000-6-3/EN61000-6-1 47 CFR Part 15, Subpart B IEC62509 IEC62321-3-1

ACCESSORIES

Accessories for use with SUNBEAMsystem MoonRay Series, such as external display, Bluetooth dongle, and temperature sensor extensor cable.

Additional information

Weight 0.57 kg

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