The Best Charge controller ever!

Forget anything you thought you knew about charge controllers. The rules have just been changed forever. Introducing the Midnite Solar Classic.

Solar, wind and hydro MPPT space age charge controller.

The Classic MPPT Charge Controller changes the renewable energy industry forever. The Classic has 29 new unique features not found anywhere in the off grid world.. For starters the Classic is the only MPPT controller that has Arc Fault Detection, making this controller the safest controller available. You need not look elsewhere for a charge controller.

The Clasic charge controller

The Classic Charge Controllers and related accessories
Model Description
CLSK-150 Classic 150 Volt 96 Amp 12/93V Bat
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CLSK-200 Classic 200 Volt 79 Amp 12/93V Bat
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CLSK-250 Classic 250 Volt 63 Amp 12/93V Bat
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CLSK-250KS Classic 250 Volt 40 Amp 12/150V Bat
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HSBTS Battery temperature sensor
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HSGP-DMY Dummy display
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HSGP Graphic Panel
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Features unique only to the MidNite Classic:

  1. 150, 200 and 250VDC input
  2. HyperVOC mode (add the battery voltage to the operating voltage for VOC rating)
  3. Solar, Wind and Hydro MPPT modes
  4. Get 50‐250% more power from hydro’s and wind turbines
  5. Learning mode for Solar, Wind and Hydro
  6. User programmable for most all battery charging wind turbines (may require the Clipper)
  7. Built in String sizing program
  8. Suggested PV combiner and breaker model numbers depending on configuration selected
  9. Suggested wire size in AWG and Metric
  10. Built in Battery capacity sizing program 11. Built in voltage drop calculator for PV wiring in AWG and Metric
  11. Knows when sun up and sundown are to take place anywhere in the world
  12. Ethernet jack calls out to the MidNite Server for free and secure data
  13. monitoring and logging
  14. Industry standard ModBus open architecture
  15. Can hook up wirelessly via Wi‐Fi bridge to communicate to an in house Wi‐Fi router
  16. Snow melting mode automatic or manual local or over the internet
  17. Arc fault detector reduces threat of fire
  18. Built in DC‐GFP without the hassle of fuses
  19. Graphics display panel can be removed and relocated (Dummy filler display available)
  20. USB port for uploading firmware updates and data logging to a PC or Mac
  21. Graphics display turns into an oscilloscope
  22. Battery voltage supported up to 72 for the Classic150, 200 and 250. 120 volts for Classic250KS
  23. Works with the MidNite Clipper for over‐speed control of wind turbines (2011)
  24. Two aux outputs: 1 dry contact relay and one 12v output/ input (anemometer or?)
  25. Voice prompts and help screens in English, Spanish and French (2011)
  26. 32 megabytes of onboard storage
  27. Parallel operation to make one large controller out of many regular Classics (2011)
  28. Snap on covers and hole plugs allow sealed or vented operation
  29. Buck or Boost DC to DC converter operation available in (2011)

Dimensions of Classic 14.87” x 5.95” x 4.00” 

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Dummy Display

For those who wish to remove the real display panel and remotely locate it. The dummy display fills up the void left after removing the real display.

Clasic charge controller dummy display

For those who wish to remove the real display panel and remotely locate it. The dummy display fills up the void left after removing the real display.

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The clasic charge controller graphic display

Graphic Display

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battery temperature sensor

Remote Temperature Sensor - for use with inverter or charge controller.

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The MidNight Solar E-Panel is our favorite off grid panel. Nothing is easier to set up and use out of the box than this hand crafted work of art and technology. Simple and effective; comes pre wired in one clean and compact easy to use package. Ideal for small to medium off-grid living.

More Info Detailed E-panel Inverter information!

Inverter e-panel image 160Inverter Robin Gudgel family portrait

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OutBack Power Panels are ideal for large complex off grid energy systems. They can be stacked and packed better than anything out there. They are also very flexible in configuration. OutBack also offers sealed inverters for extremely harsh conditions such as extreme snow or salt air.

More Info Detailed outback Inverter Power Panel Information!

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Inverters are an essential part of any solar system. Without an inverter, you have no way to convert the sun's energy into AC household current. All solar panels produce DC (direct current), same as the one automobiles use. Household current is AC (Alternating current). An inverter is an appliance used to convert DC to AC for use in households and businesses.

Off Grid Inverter

Off grid inverters are where it all began. Off grid is a condition where people typically have no access to an electrical grid. If you have electricity and you pay an electric bill, you are grid connected. An off grid inverter converts energy stored in a battery bank for use in a home or a business. The stored electricity can be generated with solar or a Diesel/Gas fueled generator. It can then be used anytime during day or night.

More info extremely interesting story of the inverter history!

Grid Connected Inverter

A grid connected or grid tied inverter is fairly new technology. These inverters started appearing in the late 90's as grid connected or grid tied solar systems started to gain popularity. A grid connected inverter stores the energy produced from solar into the electrical grid. For this reason, there is no need for a solar battery bank. Think of your electric company as a 100% efficient battery bank that never needs to be replaced. This is a huge advantage if you are connected to the grid and have an electric bill.

Hybrid inverter

A hybrid inverter is a grid connected inverter with a battery backup so that when the power goes out you can still have electricity. A hybrid inverter first charges the battery bank and when it is full, the excess energy goes back into the grid for storage. One might consider a back up generator in favor of a hybrid inverter. The disadvantage is if the power is out for a long period of time fuel cots could add up over time.


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