The Morningstar TS-60 Tristar-60 Amp Charge Controller is a three stage, solid state charge controller.
It’s designed to provide reliable battery charging, excellent load control, and diversion regulation.
Although this charge controller only operates in one of those three modes at a time, two or more controllers can be used in conjunction to provide multiple functions simultaneously.
Product Features and Specifications
- Product Dimensions: 10.2 x 5 x 2.8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.8 pounds
- 100% solid state microprocessor controller
- Rated for 45A at 12, 24, or 48 volts
- RS-232 comm port provides custom setpoints
- Optional on-board meter and remote meter
- Conduit-ready enclosure for large wire sizes
- Ratings to 60A at 48 VDC will handle solar arrays up to 4kW
- Designed for mechanical fit on Xantrex power panel or Outback PSDC
When researching reviews for the Morningstar TS-60 Tristar-60 Amp Charge Controller we were able to find about three dozen customer reviews online and the reviews are very strong. This charge controller received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.
One review came from a customer who was using an older charge controller and it didn’t have any of the “fancy” features that the Morningstar TS-60 Charge Controller does.
He said his old charge controller was really just a relay that would open at a certain voltage. This one is a huge step up and he says that it is worth every penny he paid for it. He feels that this charge controller was able to let him get another year out of his batteries which he didn’t think was possible based on the way they were working before.
Many customers are saying things like the Morningstar TS-60 Charge Controller is “worth every penny you pay for it”, or “you can’t get a better charge controller for the money.” There was a review from a customer who said that he is an electrical engineer and has performed a number of solar installations both for personal and public use and he says that Morningstar products are “top of the shelf when it comes to charge controllers.”
Another customer said that the Morningstar TS-60 Charge Controller works great even for batteries that need a custom voltage. There were also reviews from customers who have used other charge controllers in the past and they said that they wished they had bought the Morningstar TS-60 Charge Controller first.
Most customers agree that the Morningstar TS-60 Tristar-60 Amp Charge Controller is a very good quality product with a very reasonable price tag. It’s also hard to argue with a product that is getting near perfect reviews with a 4.7 out of 5 star rating. Because of that, we would certainly give the Morningstar TS-60 Charge Controller our recommendation.