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Apollo Turbo Charger 80Amp MPPT Batttery Charger Management Syst

Apollo Turbo Charger 80Amp MPPT Batttery Charger Management System


Design Features


  • Proprietary Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)
  • Process up to 5300 watts of PV power
  • 80 amps continuous output at 400 C
  • Wire PV modules in series up to 72 VDC nominal (140 VOC max)
  • Charge 12, 24, 36 or 48 V batteries
  • Built-in battery energy meter
  • Serial computer link
  • TUV type-tested to UL 1741-2005
  • Made in the USA



  • 10 Years Warranty

Power and Control in a Single Device


The TurboCharger™ T80 integrates Maximum Power Point Tracking, battery charge management, state of charge information and communications into a single device. With 80 amps continuous output the T80 will process up to 5300 Watts of PV power - the largest capacity in the industry by over 30%.


Maximum Charging Efficiency


The T80 captures up to 35% more power from the photovoltaic (PV) array. It offers two user selectable MPPT modes. The controller uses the same technology we developed to help NASA harness additional power from their solar arrays.


Unique Charge Management System


Supports Flooded Lead Acid (FLA), gel and absorbed glass mat (AGM) batteries. Four stage charging with fully adjustable set points for all parameters (flooded lead acid batteries only). Includes pre-loaded custom settings for many popular batteries.


Energy Monitor


The T80 includes a built-in energy monitor which tracks energy production and consumption and calculates the power remaining in the battery. State of Charge (SOC) is displayed in percentage or bar graph format. Historical data on power production, usage, days since fully charged is stored in the T80 for ninety days.


Unequalled Communications


The T80 is designed to communicate. With it’s on-board RS-232 port the T80 can easily accept software upgrades and custom programming modes. All that is required is an internet connection and a portable PC.


Continuous Rating to 400 C


The TurboCharger™T80 produces full rated power without temperature derating up to 400C. This means that full power output can be maintained even in extreme temperature conditions, when it is most needed.


Reduce System Costs


Our efficient MPPT technology dramatically reduces the cost of a PV system by reducing the number of PV panels required, eliminating the need for heavy gauge wiring, and increasing the life of the storage batteries.


Technical Specifications


Output Current 80 amps continuous @ 400 C
Battery Voltages 12, 24, 48 Vdc NOMINAL
Max PV input 70 amps
Max PV Array 5300 Watts
Max. PV Open Circuit Voltage (VOC) 140 Vdc
Charge Regulation Bulk, Absorption, Float, and Stand-by with Auto or Manual Equalize
MPPT Mode Apollo proprietary algorithm which recalculates the maximum power point each 1 mS. MPPT may be defeated for non PV input.
Battery Temperature Compensation 5.0 mV per 0C per 2 Vdc cell (Temp. Comp. Sensor included at no extra cost)
DC to DC Conversion Capability 72 Vdc nom in: 12, 24, 36, 48 Vdc out, 60 Vdc nom in: 12, 24, 36, 48 Vdc out, 48 Vdc nom in: 12, 24, 36, and 48, Vdc out, 36 Vdc nom in: 12, 24 and 36, Vdc out, 24 Vdc nom in: 12 and 24 Vdc out, 12 Vdc nom in: 12 Vdc out
Power Conversion Efficiency (max) >97% 48 Vdc to 48 Vdc @ full rated current
Dimensions 387 x 216 x 111 mm
Weight 7.3 kg
Conduit Knockouts Two 3/4” - 1” on back, one 1 1/4’ - 1” of left side, two 1 1/4” - 1” and one 3/4” - 1” on bottom. Bottom knockouts fit industry standard 2 1/2” O/C spacing
Environmental Rating Indoor Type 1 (Not intended for use in extremely damp or humid locations)
Operating Temperature Range Minimum -400 C (-400 F) to maximum 550 C (1310 F) Output current is automatically reduced above 400 C (1040 F)
Display (standard) Built-in back-lit 4-line LDC display with 4-key soft keys.
Auxiliary Relays Two, built-in programmable relays
Status Reporting Displays; volts and current in and out, battery voltage and SOC % (using external 50 mV/500 A shunt). Secondary screen displays; charge mode, MPPT status, MPPT mode
Data Logging Logs “Energy Harvest” for 90 days. Data screens display kW hours, Watt hours and Amp hours and length of time each day that Float mode was active. Shows data in daily, weekly and monthly format.
Energy Monitor Displays; SOC (state of charge) in an empty/full fuel gauge style bar graph. It also displays power remaining in batteries in Amp hours and kW hours, time remaining in batteries at average load, time since last fully charged. Logs SOC information for 90 days in daily, weekly and monthly format. Includes Shunt — 50 mV/500 Amp shunt required to access Energy Monitor features.
Agency Type-tested to UL1741-2005 by TUV
Specifications Notice These are pre-commercial release specifications which are subject to addition and change before the release of the T80.

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  • Model: T80
  • Shipping Weight: 7.3kg
  • Manufacturer:
    Apollo Solar

This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 10 January, 2007.