GENASUN GVB-8-Pb-48V-WP 8A 48V MPPT BOOST CHARGE CONTROLLER FOR GOLF CARTS
FOR 48V LEAD ACID BATTERIES
You have a limited amount of space on the roof of your golf cart. Advanced electronics in the GVB controller extract more usable power from your panel than any other controller. These solar charge controllers are fully waterproof, which makes them ideal for golf carts and other applications where the controller will be exposed to moisture.
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.
- 99.9% Peak Efficiency
- Continuous MPPT
- Advanced electronic protections
- Tiny night consumption (0.9mA)
- 2-Year Warranty
Boosting Panel Voltage Saves Money
Most solar charge controllers move power from a higher voltage panel to a lower voltage battery bank. The GVB-series controllers, in contrast, pump electricity up hill. These controllers will take a standard 12V panel and boost the voltage to charge a 36V or 48V battery pack. In fact, the GVB's will work with almost any panel that's below your battery voltage. This makes finding a good panel easy: just make sure to stay below 8A panel current and 63 Volts (open circuit). Larger panels are cheaper per Watt than smaller panels, so using one large panel and a boost controller results in a significantly lower system cost than smaller panels in series with a conventional charge controller.
High-Speed MPPT: Always on Target
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, with a stationary panel. But moving vehicles, and changing cloud cover requires a faster, more advanced controller. Genasun controllers adapt 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.
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.
|Minimum Panel Voltage for Charging||5V|
|Minimum Panel Voltage for Operation||9.5V|
|Rated Panel (Input) Current||8A|
|Nominal Battery Voltage||48V|
|Absolute Max Voc at STC||63V|
|Max Recommended Panel Power||350W|
|Max Recommended Panel Voltage (Vmp)||43V|
|Tracking Efficiency||99+% typical|
|Electrical Efficiency||96%-98% typical|
|MPPT Tracking Speed||15 Hz|
|Connection||Flying lead, 16 AWG tinned wire pre-stripped|
|Weight||10.3 oz (290g)|
|Dimensions||5.5" x 3.2" x 2.2" (14 x 8.1 x 5.5 cm)|
Surviving the Storm with Low Power Burn
Every controller uses power, but while a typical MPPT controller burns 27mA, the Genasun GV-10 burns a scant 0.9mA. This difference in consumption effectively allows the GV-10 to put an extra half an amp-hour into your battery every day, resulting in a critical benefit while waiting out a snow-covered panel or a few bad weeks of clouds.
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.
Electronic reverse-battery protection. Electronic reverse-panel protection. Load short-circuit protection. Load protected from reversed battery.