I had absolutely no knowledge of solar power or campervan electrics when I went to Grant at Bimble Solar seeking advice for the best set up for our 2007 T5 transporter. Nothing was too much trouble for Grant as he sent countless emails to me over a number of weeks, ensuring I was completely happy with the system he had specified before ordering. Grant also put me in touch with a local installer in Brighton, who did a fantastic job installing our system for a great cost. I would absolutely recommend Bimble to anyone looking to buy a solar system for their campervan or motorhome.
For 12V Solar System: 520W solar panel (150V for max input voltage)
For 24V Solar System: 1040W solar panel (150V for max input voltage)
No Fan for silent operation, great for vans, boats or any live in spaces
New updated model with better communications and ability to fully program charge voltages via Optional PC cable or Optional MT50 Meter
**Although you can program set points that are appropriate for Lithium batteries, Epever do not officially support charging Lithium with these controllers**
The BN tracer models have a current limiting function, you can connect twice the rated power to the controller so if your on a budget you can use a smaller controller with more panels so that you get more power in winter or low light but don't risk overloading the controller in the summer. The output will be limited to the max listed above.
The Tracer BN is identical to the OutBack FLEXmax Micro Series, they are made in the same factory, showing outback's faith in this MPPT manufacturer.
New Tracer series is EPsolar’s second generation of MPPT controller. Compared with CLASSIC Tracer series, it has extensive communication ability. And the die-cast aluminum design ensures excellent heat dispersion.
Compared to conventional PWM controller, MPPT technology increases the charge efficiency up to 30% and potentially decrease the power of solar array needed.
·Innovative MPPT technology
·Peak conversion efficiency of 98%
·High tracking efficiency up to 99%
·Several seconds tracking speed
·Die-cast aluminum design and nature cooling
·Diversified load control to meet different requirements
·Four battery type options: Sealed, Gel, Flooded, and USER
·Intelligent lighting and timer control for solar lighting system
·Energy statistics function
·RS485 ports with MODBUS communication protocol
·Optional PC monitoring software and remote meter for real-time monitoring and battery management parameter setting
·Field upgradable firmware
·PV short circuit protection
·PV overvoltage alarm protection
·PV current limiting protection
·PV reverse polarity protection
·Battery overcharge protection
·Battery over discharge protection
·Battery reverse polarity protection
·Load overload protection
·Load short circuit protection