Victron SmartSolar MPPT RS 450/200-Tr High Voltage Solar Charge Controller Features

Ultra-fast Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) Solar Charge Controller

The MPPT RS SmartSolar is a 48V Solar charge controller with up to 450VDC PV input and either 100A, or 200A output. It is used in on-grid and off-grid solar applications where maximum battery charging power is required.

Multiple independent MPPT tracking inputs

With multiple MPPT trackers, you can optimize your solar panel design for maximum performance for your specific location.

Isolated PV connections for additional safety

Full galvanic isolation between PV and battery connections provide additional overall system safety.

Wide MPPT voltage range

80 – 450 VDC PV operating range, with a 120VDC PV startup voltage.

Light weight, efficient and quiet

Thanks to high frequency technology and a new design this powerful charger weighs only 7.9 kg for the 100A model. In addition to this it has an excellent efficiency, low standby power, and a very quiet operation.

Display and Bluetooth

The display reads battery, and controller parameters. The parameters can be accessed with a smartphone or other Bluetooth enabled
device. In addition, Bluetooth can be used to set up the system and to change settings with VictronConnect.

PV Isolation resistance monitoring for peace of mind at higher voltages

The MPPT RS continuously monitors the PV array and can detect if there are faults that reduce the isolation of the panels to unsafe levels.

VE.Can and VE.Direct port

For connection to a GX device for system monitoring, data logging, and remote firmware updates. VE.Can allows for up to 25 units to be connected together in parallel and synchronize their charging.

I/O Connections

Programmable Relay, temperature sensor, auxiliary, digital input and voltage sensor connections. The remote input can accept the Victron smallBMS, and other BMS with allow-to-charge signal.

Victron Energy Limited Warranty Policy


Victron Energy warrants its products to be free from defects in workmanship and materials for a period of 5 years from the date of purchase by the end user, with a maximum of 66 months from the Victron Energy invoice date. Exceptions on this are: lead acid batteries; 2 years from date of purchase by the end user, with a maximum of 30 months from the Victron Energy invoice date, Lithium-ion batteries; 3 years from date of purchase by the end user. In addition to this proof of correct battery usage is required when making a battery warranty claim.


During this period, Victron Energy will, at its option, repair or replace the defective product free of charge. The warranty does not include performing or reimbursing de‐installation, transportation and re‐installation. This warranty will be considered void if the unit has suffered any physical damage or alteration, either internally or externally, and does not cover damages arising from improper use like:
• Reverse of battery polarity.
• Inadequate connection.
• Mechanical shock or deformation.
• Contact with liquid or oxidation by condensation.
• Use in inappropriate environment (dust, corrosive vapor, humidity, high temperature, biological infestation...).
• Breakage or damage due to lightning.
• Connection terminals and screws destroyed or other damages, like overheat, due to insufficient tightening.
• For any electronical breakage except due to lightning (reverse polarity, over‐voltage due to external cause), the state ofthe internal control diode and of the inputs/output X and Y capacitors determine the warranty.


This warranty will not apply where the product has been misused, neglected, improperly installed, or repaired by anyone else than Victron Energy or one of its authorized Qualified Service Partners. In order to qualify for the warranty, the product must not be disassembled or modified.


Repair or replacement are our sole remedies and Victron Energy shall not be liable for damages, whether direct, incidental,special, or consequential, even caused by negligence or fault.


Victron Energy owns all parts removed from repaired products. Victron Energy uses new or reconditioned parts made by various manufacturers in performing warranty repairs and building replacement products. If Victron Energy repairs or replaces a part of a product, its warranty term is not extended. In case of replacement the new component has a warranty of 6 months, without effect on the initial warranty period. All remedies and the measure for damages are limited to the above. Victron Energy shall in no event be liable for consequential, incidental, contingent orspecial damages, even if having been advised of the probability of such damages. Any and all other warranties expressed or implied arising by law, course of dealing, course of performance, usage of trade or otherwise, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited in duration to a period of two (2) years from the date of purchase.


Life Support Policy
As a general policy, Victron Energy, does not recommend the use of any of its products in life support applications where failure or malfunction of the Victron Energy's product can be reasonably expected to cause failure of the life support device or to significantly affect its safety or effectiveness. Victron Energy does not recommend the use of any of its products in direct patient care. Victron Energy will not knowingly sell its products for use in such applications unless it receives in writing assurances satisfactory to Victron Energy that the risks of injury or damage have been minimized, the customer assumes all such risks, and the Liability of Victron Energy is adequately protected under the circumstances.


As a product requires service, it must be brought back to the place of purchase. In case no contact can be taken with the merchant, or if he is either unable or not allowed to provide service, direct contact should be taken with Victron Energy.


Warranty on Repairs
The warranty period on products or on printed circuits boards repaired by Victron Energy as well as on printed circuit boards for replacement is 6 months from delivery by Victron Energy.


Transport
It is the responsibility of the sender to sufficiently package these products. The transport must be organized in a way to avoid any damage, especially when a single unit or heavy unit is sent.


Severability
If a part of the terms and conditions set out above is held invalid, void or unenforceable due to any particular national or international legislation, it shall not affect other parts of the terms and conditions remaining.


For Australia only
Our goods come with guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. You are entitled to a replacement or refund for a major failure and compensation for any other reasonably foreseeable loss or damage. You are also entitled to have the goods repaired or replaced if the goods fail to be of acceptable quality and the failure does not amount to a major failure.

Specifications

Model SmartSolar MPPT RS 450/200
Charger  
Battery Voltage 48 V
Rated Charge Current 200 A
Maximum Charge Power 11.5 kW at 57.6 V
Charge Voltage 'Absorption’ Default: 57.6 V (adjustable)
Charge Voltage 'Float' Default: 55.2 V (adjustable)
Programmable Voltage Range Min: 36 V, Max: 60 V (7)
Charge Algorithm Multi-stage adaptive (adjustable)
Battery Temperature Sensor Included
Maximum Efficiency 96 %
Self-Consumption 15 mA
Solar  
Maximum DC PV Voltage 450 V
Start-up Voltage 120 V
MPPT Operating Voltage Range 80 – 450 V (1)
Number of Trackers 4
Max. PV Operational Input Current 18 A per tracker
Max. PV Short Circuit Current (2) 20 A per tracker
Max. DC Output Charging Power 4000 W per tracker, 11520 W total
Maximum PV Array Size per Tracker (3) 7200 Wp (450 V x 20 A) (3)
PV Isolation Fail Level (4) 100 kΩ
General  
Synchronised Parallel Operation Yes, up to 25 units with VE.Can
Programmable Relay (5) Yes
Protections PV reverse polarity, Output short circuit, Over temperature
Data Communication VE.Direct port, VE.Can port & Bluetooth (6)
Bluetooth Frequency 2402 – 2480 MHz
Bluetooth Power 4dBm
General Purpose Analogue/Digital In Port Yes, 2x
Remote On-Off Yes
Operating Temperature Range -40 to +60 °C (fan assisted cooling)
Humidity (Non-Condensing) Max 95 %
Enclosure  
Enclosure Material & Colour Steel, blue RAL 5012
Protection Category IP21
Battery-Connection M8 bolts
Power Terminals PV Input (-Tr version) 2 x 16 mm2
Power Terminals PV Input (MC4 version) 1 pair of male and female MC4 connectors per tracker
Weight 13.7 kg
Dimensions (h x w x d) in mm 487 x 434 x 146
Standards  
Safety EN-IEC 62109-1, EN-IEC 62109-2 
  1. MPPT Operating Voltage Range Constraints:

    • Battery voltage limits PV VOC.
    • PV VOC should not exceed 8 times the battery float voltage.
    • Example: A 52.8 V float voltage results in a maximum PV VOC of 422.4 V.
    • Refer to the product manual for more details.
  2. PV Array and Short Circuit Current:

    • A high short circuit current may damage the controller if PV array is connected in reverse polarity.
  3. Maximum PV Array Calculation:

    • Max. 450 VOC leads to approximately 360 Vmpp.
    • Therefore, the maximum PV array is around 360 V x 20 A = 7200 Wp.
  4. PV Isolation and MPPT RS Functionality:

    • MPPT RS tests for sufficient resistive isolation between PV+ and GND, and PV- and GND.
    • If resistance is below the threshold, the unit stops charging, displays an error, and sends an error signal to the GX device (if connected) for audible and email notification.
  5. Programmable Relay:

    • Can be set for general alarm, DC under voltage, or genset start/stop function.
    • DC rating: 4 A up to 35 VDC and 1 A up to 70 VDC.
  6. Compatibility with VE.Smart Networks:

    • The MPPT RS is currently not compatible with VE.Smart Networks.
  7. Charger Set-Point and Output Voltage:

    • Float and absorption set-point can be set to a maximum of 60 V.
    • Output voltage at the charger terminals can be higher due to temperature compensation and voltage drop over the battery cables.
    • Maximum output current reduces linearly from full current at 60 V to 5A at 62 V.
    • Equalization voltage can be set to a maximum of 62V.
    • Equalization current percentage can be set to a maximum of 6%.