Morningstar TS-MPPT-60M, 60A MPPT Charge Controller

Add Ons
Pricing is an estimate, kits are customized for each building variation.
Pricing does not include freight shipping. Request a shipping quote and get a free roof layout.

Morningstar’s TriStar MPPT solar controller with TrakStar Technology™ is an advanced maximum power point tracking (MPPT) battery charger for off-grid photovoltaic (PV) systems up to 3kW. The controller provides the industry’s highest peak efficiency of 99% and significantly less power loss compared to other MPPT controllers.

The TriStar MPPT features a smart tracking algorithm that maximizes the energy harvest from the PV by rapidly finding the solar array peak power point with extremely fast sweeping of the entire I-V curve. This product is the first PV controller to include on-board Ethernet for a fully web-enabled interface and includes up to 200 days of data logging.



Maximizes Energy Harvest

• Better peak power point tracking than other MPPT controllers
• Very fast sweeping of the entire I-V curve
• Recognition of multiple power points during shading or mixed PV arrays
• Excellent performance at sunrise and low solar insolation levels

Extremely High 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

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

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
• EIA-485: communications between multiple devices on a bus
• Ethernet: fully web-enabled interface to a local network or internet; view from a web browser or send email/text messages
• EMC-1: IP based network and internet connectivity

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



Maximum Battery Current: 60 amps

Nominal Maximum Operating Power: 12 Volt: 800 Watts
                                                                        24 Volt: 1600 Watts

                                                                        48 Volt: 3200 Watts

Peak Efficiency: 99%

Nominal System Voltage: 12, 24, or 48 volts DC

Maximum PV Open Circuit Voltage: 150 volts DC

Battery Operating Voltage Range: 8-72 volts DC

Maximum Self-consumption: 2.7 Watts

Transient Surge Protection: 4500 Watts/port

Charging Algorithm: 4-stage

Charging Stages: Bulk, Absorption, Float, Equalize

Dimensions: 29.1 x 13.0 x 14.2 cm (11.4 x 5.1 x 5.6 in)

Weight: 4.2 kg / 9.2 lbs

Maximum Wire Size: 35 mm² / 2 AWG

Conduit Knockouts: M20; ½, 1, 1 ¼ in

Enclosure: Type 1 (indoor and vented) IP20

Customize My Box

Customize My Box

We'll custom design this system for you and calculate how many solar panels you need to meet your goals.
Request customized kit

Solar Calculator

How much do solar panels cost? Use our easy solar panel calculator to get a quick estimate of how many solar panels you’ll need for your home.
Size My Solar System

Free Solar Roof Layout

Our engineers use state-of-the-art software to conduct a PV analysis and draft a free layout of solar on your roof, included with our complimentary quote.
Get My Free Layout

Get Started
With Solar

We'll help you figure out your solar needs!

Fill out the form for a complimentary solar panel quote that includes a custom solar panel layout using satellite technology and a breakdown of solar energy production, federal tax credit and energy offset.