Morningstar Tristar TS-45

12/24/48 volt / 45 amp charge / 45 amp load / Low Voltage Disconnect

Morningstar’s TriStar™ is a three-function controller that provides reliable solar battery charging, load control or diversion regulation. It is rated at 45 or 60 amps, both at 12-48 volts, and has an optional meter, remote meter and remote temperature sensor.

 The TriStar uses advanced technology and automated production to provide exciting new features at a competitive cost. The optional TriStar meter is the most sophisticated and informative controller meter on the market. The controller is ETL Listed (UL1741) and TUV (IEC62109-1) and is designed for home systems and professional applications.


  • Inbuilt meter
  • Remote meter
  • Remote temperature sensor
  • Ground fault protection device


5 years

Model Numbers

TS-45, TS-60

Key Features and Benefits (see graphic below):

  • High Reliability – Large heat sink (1) and conservative design enables operating at full ratings to 60°C. No need to de-rate
  • More Power – Ratings to 60A at 48VDC will handle solar arrays up to 4kW
  • Communications Capability – RS-232 (2) connects to a personal computer for custom settings, data logging and remote monitoring and control
  • Fully Adjustable – DIP switch (3) provides user with a choice of 7 different digital presets and custom settings via RS-232
  • Extensive Electronic Protections – Fully protected against reverse polarity, short circuit, overcurrent, high temperature and overvoltage
  • Simple Mechanical Interface – Larger power terminals (4) and conduit knockouts (5). Extra space for wire turns. Fits on power panels
  • Better Battery Charging – Connecting battery sense wires (6) and optional remote temperature sensor (7) will improve control accuracy. Constant voltage series PWM algorithm increases battery capacity and life
  • More Information – 3 LED’s (8) to indicate status, faults and alarms. Optional meter (9) displays extensive system and controller information, automatic self-test and reset capabilities. Meter connection via RJ-11 phone jack (10)
  • Easy to Reset – Pushbutton (11) provides manual reset and stop/start battery equalization or load disconnect
  • Low Telecom Noise – DIP switch setting will change PWM to “On-Off” battery charging

Technical Specifications:


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Brand Morningstar
Shipping Weight 1.6000kg
Shipping Width 1.270m
Shipping Height 0.260m
Shipping Length 0.710m
Shipping Cubic 0.234442000m3
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