Genasun MPPT Charge Controller 5A, 12V with LVD GV-5-Pb-12V for Lead Acid Batteries
The original Ceramic Drive solar charge controller. When reliability and up-time are paramount, this is your controller.
Not all Maximum Power Point Tracking controllers were created equally. Most use a sweep and sleep method that scans the entire voltage range every 30-60 seconds. That's okay for a clear day, but traditional controllers are constantly off target during changing cloud conditions – exactly when power is scarce and needs the most. The Genasun 5A MPPT solar charge controller adapts to changing light conditions 15 times every second. They are always on target, capturing every bit of available sunshine. Simply put, other controllers can't keep up.
Genasun controllers are deployed to the most remote locations on earth. They endure years at sea, harsh Antarctic winters, freezing conditions in the upper atmosphere on solar powered airplanes, and in a few off-the-map locations. Made in the USA, each controller is put through complete electrical testing to ensure reliability. If you need mission-critical power, this is your controller.
- 99.85% Peak Efficiency
- Electrolytic-Free, Ceramic Capacitors
- High-speed MPPT
- Advanced electronic protection
- Doesn't wear out from heat
- 10 Year Warranty
Get The Ceramic Edge. Electrolytic-Free with 10-Year Warranty
Genasun’s Ceramic controllers set a new benchmark for reliability. Traditional controllers have components filled with liquid electrolytes that boil off over time, causing system failure. Genasun Solid Ceramic controllers have no liquid, so they don’t wear out in the heat. Backed by an industry-leading 10 year warranty, these controllers take reliability to a new level.
Computer controlled, 4-Stage battery charging
Precise computer controlled charging ensures the optimal charge cycle for your battery. This increases the battery life, and maximizes battery capacity.
|Max. Recommended Panel Power||65W|
|Rated Battery (Output) Current||5A|
|Nominal Battery Voltage||12V|
|Max Panel Voltage||27V|
|Recommended Max Voc at STC||22V|
|Min. Battery Voltage for Operation||7.2V|
|Input Voltage Range||0-27V|
|Recommended Max. Input |
Short Circuit Current (for Solar Use)
|Continuous Rated Load Current||5A|
|Maximum Input Current |
(that could be drawn from an unlimited source)
|Absorption Time||2 hours|
|Load (LVD) Disconnect/Reconnect Voltage||11.4V / 12.5V|
|Operating Temp. Range||-40°F - 185°F |
(-40°C - 85°C)
|Electrical Efficiency||96% - 99.85% typical|
|Connection||6-position terminal block |
for 12-30AWG wire
|Weight||0.175 lbs |
(2.8 oz., 80g)
|Dimensions||4.3 x 2.2 x 0.9" |
(11 x 5.6 x 2.5 cm)
Surviving the Storm with Low Power Burn
Every controller uses power. While a typical PWM controller burns 9mA, the Genasun GV-5 burns a scant 0.15mA. That slow burn is perfect for waiting out a snow-covered panel, or a few bad weeks of clouds.
Partial Shade – In-City Applications
Genasun controllers shine in partial shade. The 50% power increase from Genasun’s advanced MPPT is often enough to prevent system downtime from partial shade. From street signs and tree branches, to coffee cups and stickers placed on panels by pedestrians, Genasun MPPT keeps partially shaded solar panels generating more power than any other controller.
Complete Power Management
The GV-5-L does it all. Plug in the solar panel, connect the battery, and connect the load. The GV-5 will automatically maximize the solar power collected. The advanced battery charging algorithm will maximize the lifetime and capacity of your battery system. The load output will provide smooth, filtered power without the AC chatter found in lesser controllers. This little black box does it all, efficiently and consistently.
Steady Power Source
Life is unpredictable. PWM controllers amplify that unpredictability. A small amount of shade can drop PWM power output to 2/3's of what a Genasun MPPT controller can draw from the same panel. By constantly adapting to changing light conditions, Genasun’s advanced MPPT controllers provide a steadier source of power, keeping your system running in uncertain weather.
Most MPPT solar charge controllers broadcast Radio Frequency noise from the DC/DC conversion circuit. Unfiltered inputs and outputs waste energy and interfere with nearby or attached electronics. Genasun worked to eliminated RF emissions from our line of charge controllers. During third-party testing for FCC compliance, the test engineer asked us, “Is it on?”. Mission accomplished.
No Fans. No Relays.
Fans get clogged with dust and dirt. Relays eventually stop switching. Genasun controllers use advanced electrical design that obsoletes these parts. With fewer moving parts to wear out, Genasun controllers outlast the competition.
Plug and Play, with Advanced Error Protections
We all make mistakes. People plug panels in backwards. Rodents chew through cables and cause short circuits. Stuff happens. But don't worry, we've got you covered. Advanced built-in electronic protections will instantly cut power to a short circuit. The controller will automatically test to see when the short is removed. Once it's clear, normal operation will resume.
Electronic reverse-battery protection. Electronic reverse-panel protection. Load short-circuit protection. Load protected from reversed battery.