The Photovoltaic Charge Module 10 Amp (PVCM-10) is a rugged, low-cost inline photo voltaic charge controller that is frequently sold as a replacement for competitive chargers that have failed. Installations include RVs, remote telemetering, security cameras, weather stations and road side warning signs.
The PVCM-10 is fully-encapsulated and can operate under water and in the wide temperature ranges with harsh environments found in remote, solar-powered electronic systems. The PVCM-10 senses when the battery is fully charged and disconnects the PV charge current to avoid over-charging the battery. The charging will resume when the battery voltage has dropped sufficiently to accept additional charge current.
The PVCM-10 can handle up to 180 Watts but check the current rating on the solar panel because each manufacturer can be slightly different.
The PVCM is also available in 25 Amp or 40 Amp versions that have the option for a jack to hook up a display. See PVCM-25, PVCM-25D PVCM-40 or PVCM-40D.
For more information go to “other details” for the data sheet and application bulletins.
Dimensions: W: 3.2” x H: 1.2” x D: .88”