Steca 4040 40A solar charge controller

  • RS Stock No. 918-6437
  • Mfr. Part No. 4040
  • Manufacturer Steca
Technical data sheets
Legislation and Compliance
RoHS Certificate of Compliance
COO (Country of Origin): DE
Product Details

Steca Solarix 4040 Solar Charge Controller

Solar charge controller Steca Solarix 4040 is a newly developed product based on the internationally renowned controller family Steca PR.
With increased module and load current, the solar charge controller is now also suitable for even larger systems. The Steca Solarix 4040 also features an integrated USB charging port for charging smartphones and tablets.
Use of the latest charging technologies combined with state of charge determination enable optimal battery maintenance and module power monitoring. A large display informs you about all operating modes with the aid of symbols.
The state of charge is represented visually as a level meter. Data such as voltage, current and state of charge can also be displayed digitally as figures on the display

Hybrid controller
State of charge determination with Steca AtonIC (SOC)
Automatic detection of voltage
PWM control
Multistage charging technology
Load disconnection depending on SOC
Automatic load reconnection
Temperature compensation
Integrated data logger (energy meter)
Evening, night light and daylight functions
Integrated self test
Graphical LCD display: for operating parameters, fault messages, self test

Electronic protection functions

Overcharge protection
Deep discharge protection
Reverse polarity protection of module, load and battery
Automatic electronic fuse
Short circuit protection of load and module
Overvoltage protection at module input
Open circuit protection without battery
Reverse current protection at night
Overtemperature and overload protection
Load disconnection on battery overvoltage

Solar Panels and Chargers

Solar “photovoltaic” panels use the power of the sun to generate electricity and can be used in a variety of applications from calculators to homes. They are most effective, versatile and cost saving in many commercial and leisure applications for charging 12/24V batteries.
Solar panels provide power through batteries at off grid and isolated locations and are widely used in critical telecommunications and telemetry applications. Solar panels enable rapid installation of equipment at remote sites, either temporary or permanent, avoiding the costs and inconvenience of grid connection. They are designed for very low maintenance and longevity.

How Much power?

The daily power production of a solar panel can be calculated by multiplying the panel’s peak power rating by between 0.5 and 6 depending on the time of year, angle and location. For example; an 80Watt solar panel produces a peak current of 4.55A.

Solar Installation

Solar panels are usually installed at a 55-65° angle for optimal wintertime performance. For a year round power supply solar panels can be combined with Wind chargers.
Solar panels can be connected in parallel to increase power and in series to increase voltage.
To complete the system deep cycle batteries, a voltage regulator and electrical cables are required to get up and running. A range of convenient mounting kits are available for pole or wall mounting.

Specifications
Attribute Value
Solar Panel Voltage 12V
Maximum Current Rating for 12 V Panels 40A
Maximum Current Rating for 24 V Panels 40A
Dimensions 187 x 45 x 97mm
Depth 97mm
Length 187mm
Width 45mm
11 In stock for delivery within 5 working day(s) (Global Stock)
Price (ex. GST) Each
$ 327.05
(exc. GST)
$ 359.75
(inc. GST)
units
Per unit
1 +
$327.05
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