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Suntrack Single-line tracker controller Data Sheet

Main features Description

3in1 (single board) implementation: The Suntrack Single-line solar tracking


charging & monitoring & actuation. controller includes battery charger, DC
Eco-Trust. Affordable and solid design. motor actuation and stand-alone
Photovoltaic, electrical grid or parasitic- functionalities, mainly designed for sun
supply friendly tracking purposes. Its integrated micro-
Internal-mount Inclinometer controller and supplementary circuitry,
Backtracking algorithm allow operation independency as well as
SmartStow for wind alarms providing power for enclosure heating
resistors, in case of installation on low
7 step quick and easy commissioning
temperature spots. Determination of the
Enclosure-mounted keypad.
SoC is achieved through OCV and
Remote/local Firmware updates Coulomb counting algorithms which
Low power consumption modes (up to indeed result in a fast computational and
80 dark days) reliable method, due to high precision
Motor current sensing and overcurrent voltage and current sensing.
protection
Reliable and safe Wireless The Battery Charger included in the Self-
communications Powered variant controller fulfills optimum
LiFePO4 optimum charge algorithm charging through a CC/CV algorithm for
SoC monitoring LiFePO4 chemistries which contributes to
SoH estimation. extend battery lifetime.
Battery Overcurrent shutdown &
protection
Software controlled charging currents Simple 7 step procedure for fast
Temperature dependent charging commissioning is eased with an enclosure-
(JEITA) mounted keypad and LED code visual
No external board dependency interface.
External heating resistor control (harsh
climate option) Low consumption modes allow longer-
CC/CV charging algorithm. lasting batteries, ideal for night or low
Accurate battery temperature sensing. radiation days. The systems native
software manages low state of charge
230x100x150mm all in one assembly
(SoC) situations, entering Ultra-sleep mode
piece
to exclusively charge the battery after
turning the tracker into a safety position.
Applications
Sun-tracking standalone systems
Electrical grid-powered tracking
DC brushed motor actuation
General purpose battery charging
Back-up dependent systems
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1. Constructive features
Item# Item Description/Value Unit Comments
1.1 Enclosure
1.1.1 Place of manufacture Spain
1.1.2 Dimensions [LxWxH] 276x141x129 mm
4 drilled tapped Refer to the Installation
1.1.3 Fixing configuration
holes manual
1.1.4 Material Aluminum 6060 Lacquered finish
1.1.5 Fabrication method Extrusion
1.1.6 Extrusion thickness 2 mm
1.1.7 Weight 1170 g
1.2 Covers
1.2.1 Number of units 2
1.2.2 Place of manufacture Spain
1.2.3 Fixing configuration
1.2.3.1 Cover-enclosure 4 drilled holes/ cover
2 drilled through-
1.2.3.2 Cover-frame L shaped flange
holes/cover
1.2.4 Material ASA
High pressure
1.2.5 Fabrication method
injection
1.2.6 Weight 200 g Each cover
1.3 Keypad
1.3.1 Material PCB membrane
5 Membrane pushbutton
1.3.2 Sinks & sources
6 Membrane LED
1.4 AC/DC Power supply For SL-TCU variants
480 150W AC/DC
1.4.1 Weight g
820 300W AC/DC
159x97x30 150W AC/DC
1.4.2 Dimensions [LxWxH] mm
199x105x41 300W AC/DC
1.5 Battery-pack
1.5.1 3Ah pack
1.5.1.1 Weight 800 g
1.5.1.2 Dimensions [LxWxH] 120x78x55.5 mm
1.5.2 6Ah pack
1.5.2.1 Weight 1500 g
1.5.2.2 Dimensions [LxWxH] 226x78x55.5 mm
Check section 10.
1.6 Total weight
Variant selection guide
2800 3 Ah variant
1.6.1 SL-SPT g
3300 6 Ah variant
2400 150W AC/DC variant
1.6.3 SL-TCU g
2740 300W AC/DC variant
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2. Connections
2.1. PCB Connection Pinout
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2.2. PCB Connection summary


Pin descriptor Input Output Function

3V3 3.3V Output voltage for local communication 1 enabling

Back_Vcc_Comm1 Local Communication 1 power enabling

BATT1 Battery + terminal

BATT2 Battery - terminal

CGND1 Shield connection

DCIN- Power supply/PV panel - terminal

DCIN+ Power supply/PV panel + terminal

E_STOP1 Emergency Stop Pushbutton +

E_STOP2 Emergency Stop Pushbutton -

GND Ref. ground

LOC1_COM_N Local Communication port1 -

LOC1_COM_P Local Communication port1 +

LOC2_COM_N2 Local Communication port2 -

LOC2_COM_P2 Local Communication port2 +

M1_OUT Output power voltage 1

M2_OUT Output power voltage 2

Membrane Keypad membrane connection

REM_COM_GND3 Remote Communication port ref. ground

REM_COM_N3 Remote Communication port -

REM_COM_P3 Remote Communication port +

THRMSTR1 NTC connection -

THRMSTR2 NTC connection +

V244 24V output

PE3 Protective Earth

15VDC 15V output for peripheral PCB power supply

1
For external power supply option
2
Internal Communication port for String configuration option
3
For wired communications variant
4
For enclosure heating resistor supply. Check section 11. Extra features for further information
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2.3. Enclosure Connections


2.3.1. PV powered variant (Self-powered)

Pin descriptor Input Output Function

COMM Local Communication port

EMERGENCY STOP Emergency stop

FUSE Battery connection fuse

VENT Gore-Tex Pressure & Moisture Membrane

MOTOR Motor output

POWER- PV panel - terminal

POWER+ PV panel + terminal

ZB5 Zigbee antenna cable-extension connection

REMCOM6 Remote Communication port

5
Applicable when wireless communication variant selected
6
Applicable when wired communication variant selected
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2.3.2. Electrical grid powered variant (Single-line TCU)

Pin descriptor Input Output Function

COMM Local Communication port

EMERGENCY STOP Emergency stop

FUSE Power supply connection fuse

VENT Gore-Tex Pressure & Moisture Membrane

MOTOR Motor output

ACin AC supply input connector

ACout AC supply output connector7

ZB8 Zigbee antenna cable-extension connection

REMCOMM9 Remote Communication port

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Applicable for installations with Daisy-Chain architecture. For connecting more than 5 units, electrical junction boxes
are recommended.
8
Applicable when wireless communication variant selected
9
Applicable when wired communication variant selected
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3. Environmental
Item# Item Description/Value Unit Comments
Internal temperature
Not designed for direct
3.1 estimated under UV protection enclosure
sun exposure
1000W/m2 radiation
60 SL-SPT-3Ah
Maximum operating 50 SL-SPT-6Ah
3.2 C
temperature 10 50% load derating on SL-TCU
70
variants at 70C
SL-SPT variants. Refer to
temperature dependence
-10 operation (JEITA curves) and 5.1.3
Battery typical operation
Minimum operating
3.3 C temperatures
temperature
SL-TCU variants with factory
provided AC/DC. Check converter
-30
derating at minus 0 temperatures
to evaluate use of heating bed.
3.4 RH 6025 %
Check battery spec if controller
3.5 Storage Temp [-40,85] C
and battery are stored together.
3.6 IP/NEMA IP65/NEMA3S No rain, hail nor dust ingress
Maximum Altitude Standard reference altitude. Refer
3.7 for controller < 3.000 m to AC/DC spec sheet for derating
installation details.

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Ranges may vary depending on selected power supply variant. Operating temperature determination if power is
supplied from an AC/DC converter will be AC/DC manufacturer dependent. Dimensioning of convenient power supply
is done for peak electrical motor power (Pmax) not to exceed 50% of AC/DC load capacity.
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4. Electrical Features
Item# Item Description/Value Unit Comments
4.1 System start-up time 3 s
4.2 Maximum input ratings
50 Vdc SL-SPT variants
4.2.1 Voltage 85~264 (single
Vac SL-TCU variants
phase)
1.5 8S1P battery-pack
4.2.2 Current A
2 8S2P battery-pack
4.2.3 Frequency 47~63 Hz SL-TCU variants
4.3 Typical ratings
4.3.1 Input Voltage
4.3.1.1 SL-SPT variants
Lower input voltage may force
4.3.1.1.1 Vmin 26 V
battery drain
Maximum observed voltage of PV
4.3.1.1.2 Vmax 40 V
panel connected to load.
4.3.1.2 SL-TCU variants 230 Vac
0.9 For 30W panels (8S1P Batteries)
1.75 For 60W panels (8S2P Batteries)
4.3.2 Input current A
0.72 For SL-TCU-150 @Vin=230Vac
1.44 For SL-TCU-300 @Vin=230Vac
4.3.3 Nominal Input Frequency 50~60 Hz SL-TCU variants
Controller Refer to Prototype Test Protocol
4.3 Energy consumption
Electronics only document (F.732.06.Rev.B)
4.3.1 Ultra-sleep <40 mWh Power mode 0 @25.6V
4.3.2 Zen <200 mWh Power mode 1 @25.6V
4.3.3 Endurance <720 mWh Power mode 2 @25.6V
4.3.4 Normal <720 mWh Power mode 3 @25.6V
Internal wiring
4.4
recommendation
Power circuits wire gauge 16 AWG SL-TCU-150 and SL-SPT-3
4.4.1
(max ) 14 AWG SL-TCU-300 and SL-SPT-6
Control circuits wire
4.4.2 24 AWG
gauge (max )
4.5 Secondary Power Output For heating resistor
4.5.1 Maximum current 3 A
4.5.2 Maximum voltage 24 V
4.6 NTC type 103AT type
4.6.1 (25/85) 3450 1%
4.6.2 R25 10 k
4.6.3 Temp. meas. gain -2 mV/C
4.7 Motor
4.7.1 Type DC Brushed
4.7.2 Voltage 24 V
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6.4 If 8S1P battery-pack selected
12.512 If 8S2P battery-pack selected
4.7.3 Max. Motor Current11 A
6.25 Ipeak for 150W AC/DC
12.5 Ipeak for 300W AC/DC
From controller to motor final
4.7.4 Max. motor cable length 6 m
connector

5. LiFePO4 Battery pack specification


5.1 8S1P (3Ah battery-pack)
Item# Item Description/Value Unit Comments
5.1.1 Physical specs
5.1.1.1 Cell commercial denomination IFR26650 UL1642 compliant cells
Shrink tube-fiber
5.1.1.2 Pack wrapping
board
5.1.1.3 Wires out 4 +,-, THRMSTR[1..2]
5.1.1.4 Series cells 8
5.1.1.5 Parallel branched No 1 Parallel (1P)
5.1.2 Electrical specs
5.1.2.1 Nominal pack voltage 25.6 V
Constant current-
5.1.2.2 Charge mode CC-CV
Constant voltage
5.1.2.3 End of charge voltage 29.2 V CC mode
5.1.2.4 Charge termination current 0.02C CV mode
5.1.2.5 Charging current 0.2C
5.1.2.6 Maximum continuous charge 3 A
Maximum continuous discharge
5.1.2.7 6.4 A
current
5.1.2.8 Over discharge current protection 25 A
5.1.2.9 Over-discharge voltage protection 2 V Per cell
5.1.2.10 Over-charge voltage protection 3.9 V Per cell
[0,45] C Charge process13
5.1.3 Typical operation temperature range
[-10,60] C Discharge process
For calendar life
5.1.4 Storage temperature [20,35] C
preservation

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Ranges may vary depending on selected power supply variant. Maximum power rating of motor determination will
be power supply dependent. PCB designed for 300W maximum continuous power output @ 24Vdc. Dimensioning of
convenient power supply is done for peak electrical motor power (Pmax) not to exceed 50% of AC/DC load capacity
in Single-line variants.
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6Ah variant not designed for continuous drain of batteries at max motor current requirements. Maximum pulse
duration is 30 sec (@ambient temperature of 50C and max. motor current) followed by a 10 sec stop-time.
Upgradable on future HW revisions.
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Battery must not be charged below these temperatures under no circumstance.
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Item# Item Description/Value Unit Comments


5.1.5 Programmed configuration14
5.1.5.1 Typical operation maximum DoD 20 %
5.1.5.2 Maximum DoD 100 % Recalibration process
5.1.5.3 Typical operation SoC range15
5.1.5.3.1 Max 60 %
5.1.5.3.2 Min 40 %
5.1.5.3.3 Battery Energy availability 55296 J

5.2 8S2P (6Ah battery-pack)


Item# Item Description/Value Unit Comments
5.2.1 Physical specs
5.2.1.1 Cell commercial denomination IFR26650 UL1642 compliant cells
Shrink tube-fiber
5.2.1.2 Pack wrapping
board
5.2.1.3 Wires out 4 +,-, THRMSTR[1..2]
5.2.1.4 Series cells 8
5.2.1.5 Parallel branched Yes 2 Parallel (2P)
5.2.2
Electrical specs
5.2.2.1 Nominal pack voltage 25.6 V
Constant current-
5.2.2.2 Charge mode CC-CV
Constant voltage
5.2.2.3 End of charge voltage 29.2 V CC mode
5.2.2.4 Charge termination current 0.02C CV mode
5.2.2.5 Charging current 0.2C
5.2.2.6 Maximum continuous charge16 3 A
Maximum continuous discharge
5.2.2.7 12.5 A
current
5.2.2.8 Over discharge current protection 40 A
5.2.2.9 Over-discharge voltage protection 2 V Per cell
5.2.2.10 Over-charge voltage protection 3.9 V Per cell
[0,45] C Charge process17
5.2.3 Typical operation temperature range
[-10,60] C Discharge process
For calendar life
5.2.4 Storage temperature [20,35] C
preservation

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Defining a cycle: A cumulative 20%DoD continued by a cumulative 20% charge is considered a cycle (SoCmax-SoCmin-
SoCmax). Aiming to prolong battery lifetime, a maximum of 20%DoD is permitted by the system. Typical motor
actuation might produce a discharge ripple lower than the typical operation maximum DoD which must not be
considered a cycle.
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Deeper discharges are managed periodically by the system for Gas Gauging recalibration
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Charging current is limited by PCB component packages power dissipation.
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Battery must not be charged below these temperatures under no circumstance.
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Item# Item Description/Value Unit Comments


5.2.5 Programmed configuration18
5.2.5.1 Typical operation maximum DoD 20 %
5.2.5.2 Maximum DoD 100 % Recalibration process
5.2.5.3 Typical operation SoC range19
5.2.5.3.1 Max 60 %
5.2.5.3.2 Min 40 %
5.2.5.3.3 Battery Energy availability 110592 J

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Defining a cycle: A cumulative 20%DoD continued by a cumulative 20% charge is considered a cycle (SoCmax-SoCmin-
SoCmax). Aiming to prolong battery lifetime, a maximum of 20%DoD is permitted by the system. Typical motor
actuation might produce a discharge ripple lower than the typical operation maximum DoD which must not be
considered a cycle.
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Deeper discharges are managed periodically by the system for Gas Gauging recalibration
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6. Standard Compliance
Item# Item Description/Value Unit Comments
Conducted radio-electric
emissions
EN 55022:2010
Radiated radio-electric emissions
up to 1GHz
IEC 61000-4-2:2008 Electrostatic discharge immunity
IEC 61000-4-3:2006 + Radiated, radio-frequency and
A1:2007 + A2:2010 electromagnetic field immunity
Tests according to Electrical fast transient/burst
6.1 IEC 61000-4-4:2012
IEC61000 immunity
IEC 61000-4-5:2005 Surge immunity (class 3)
Immunity to conducted
IEC 61000-4-6:2013 disturbances and induced radio-
frequency fields
Immunity for industrial
IEC 61000-6-3:2006
environments
Emission standard for industrial
IEC 61000-6-4:2006
environments
Saline mist
6.2 ASTM B 117-11 450 hour accelerated test
accelerated corrosion
Zigbee
6.3 ETSI EN 300 328 V1.9.1
Communication

6.4 Other regulations CE mark

7. Communications
Item# Item Description/Value Unit Comments
7.1 Cabled
7.1.1 Interface 3 x RS485 Local and remote ports
7.1.2 High speed port 1
7.1.3 250Kbps port 2
7.1.4 Protocol Modbus RTU
Max transceivers on P4Q will provide terminating
7.1.5 124
bus resistor for last node on bus.
Network cable
7.1.6 <1200 m Physical layer RS485 Std. limited
length
7.2 Wireless
7.2.1 Interface RF
7.2.2 Protocol Modbus over ZigBee
7.2.3 Encryption 128-bit AES
7.2.4 Signal range 1200 m RF Line-of-Sight
7.2.5 Data Rate 250 Kbps RF mode
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8. Logic
Item# Item Description/Value Unit Comments
8.1 Microprocessor
8.1.1 Manufacturer Atmel
Commercial
8.1.2 ATxmega128A3U
denomination
8.1.3 Frequency 7,3728 MHz
IEEE 754 double
8.1.4 precision floating YES
point standard
8.1.5 Watchdog function YES
8.1.6 Memory
Used memory
8.1.6.1 <45 %
capacity
8.1.6.2 SRAM 8 KByte
8.1.6.3 EEPROM 2 KByte
8.1.6.4 FLASH 128 KByte
8.1.7 ADC resolution 12 bits
Solar Position
8.1.8 USNO SPA
Algorithm
8.1.9 SPA algorithm error <0.015
Backup battery must be indicated
in P/N if needed. Check section
8.1.10 RTC Backup time >4 days
10.Variant selection guide for P/N
generation.
8.2 Inclinometer
8.2.1 Manufacturer Kionix
Commercial
8.2.2 Kx-023
denomination
8.2.3 Type 3 axis
8.2.4 G-range 2 g
Communication
8.2.5 SPI
protocol
8.2.6 Resolution 16 bit
8.2.7 Accuracy 0.2 @25C
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9. Software
Item# Item Description/Value Unit Comments
Programming
9.1 Embedded C
language
Size of the internal
9.2 < 128 KByte
program
Code modifications
9.3 with the program NO
running
Possibility of firmware
9.4
update:
SW update from local
9.4.1 YES
device
9.4.2 SW update from SCS YES
SW update from PC
connected to the
9.4.3 YES
solar field network
(SW for testing)
SW on a PC for
testing one or many
9.4.4 LOCs connected to YES
the solar field
network
9.5 Specific licenses NO
Requirements: PC with Windows
9.6 PC Sw Pack Installation Package XP or higher
(Tested Windiws XP to Windows 8.1)

9.7 Modbus Map YES


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10. Variant selection guide

SL-aaa-bbb-ccccc-ddd-eeee-ff

INPUT
Self-powered: SL-SPT
Electrical grid: SL-TCU

FEATURES
PV panel: PV
String power: STR
String power
STR-M
monitored:
None: (blank)

COMMUNICATION
Zigbee: ZB
Cabled: RS48520

BATTERY/ACDC
3Ah LFP: 3
6Ah LFP: 6
150W ACDC: 150
300W ACDC: 300
None: (blank)

ELETRICAL WIRING
LN-PE: LNPE
LN: LN21
None: (blank)

EXTRA FEATURES
Heating resistor22 R
Backup battery23 C
Both extras RC
None: (blank)

In case AC power supply cable includes PE conductor, enclosure must not be


grounded through included PE assembly cable.

In case variant is chosen with RS-485 communications, care must be taken placing
line-termination resistor and Communication Protection board E13003.

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Termination resistor required for last transceiver connected on bus and Communication Protection board
required on site installation (E13003)
21
Grounding strap is provided for enclosure earthing.
22
For cold climates. Only applicable for Single-line (cabled power supply) products.Check section 11. Extra
features for further information.
23
Pretended for sites with sporadic but frequent maintenance power cuts.
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Overview : functionality only included in


SL-SPT variants

Preconfigured to charge 8S1P LiFePO4 battery packs.


The Suntrack Self-powered variant tracker controller is factory configured and programmed
to work with 8S1P LiFePO4 battery packs. Programming of these battery configuration and
chemistry has been particularly optimized although other LIFePO4 configurations (8S2P, 8S3P
) can be customized.

Temperature dependence operation.


The Suntrack Self-powered variant tracker controller offers temperature dependent current
drain and charging current limitation. This benefits the application from being able to be
installed in harsh environmental conditions while still operating in a controlled manner. User
SW configurable temperature presets are available to make the device JEITA compliant. This
way, the user can archive a long lasting self-powered application, as batteries will never be
overstressed due to inconvenient temperatures.

1.2
1
0.8
C-rate

0.6
0.4
0.2
0
-50 -35 -20 -5 10 25 40 55 70 85
Temperature C

CC/CV charging algorithm.


The Suntrack Self-powered variant tracker controller is manufactured to deliver customized
charging and discharging rates depending on the application, battery and customer needs.
Certain parameters, such as cut-off voltages, C-rates, recharge thresholds and maximum
charging time can be adapted to meet customer needs. A typical Constant Current/Constant
Voltage curve is shown below.

Voltage
Current

Time
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Alarm generation.
o Currents exceeding 15.5A measured by motor current sensor are flagged to the
micro-controller.
o Temperatures exceeding 65C in the battery pack are treated as an over-
temperature fault which lead to charger inhibition (nor will the battery charge
or discharge as electronics enter in low power consumption mode and motor
actuation is inhibited).
o Over-discharge of battery is signaled to the micro-controller, as indicated by
user-setup minimum threshold register.

SmartStow wind protection tracking.


14 different positions can be configured, each dependent on a particular wind speed
(detected by anemometer located on site) to optimize distance from current to stow position.

SoC estimation.
Coulomb counting and voltage sensing allow State of Charge (SoC) estimation. Initial OCV
measurement becomes critical when determining initial SoC. This is done by permitting
sporadic whole charge processes (CC/CV is activated and a full charge is archived). Impedance
tracking techniques lead to an estimation of the SoH (State of Health) value, ideal for battery
aging control.

Optional Power Output.


The Suntrack Single-line tracker controller comes with a general purpose power output,
which can be configured to control a users particular external device, such as a heating
resistor for cold climates.

External board interoperability.


Although the device can work independently with no need of a CPU or Master unit, several
communication buses are already installed to permit multi-board interoperability.

E2S -Enhanced EEPROM Saving- system.


Due to possible intermittence of power supplies, the Suntrack Single-line includes the E2S -
Enhanced EEPROM Saving- system, so that latest configuration parameters are stored in
memory before becoming corrupted.

Photovoltaic Panel (single/string) or External power supply option.


Versatility and expandability of the design, enables various power supply options, from single
PV or string (incorporates extra circuitry for high voltage version) to external power supply for
tough climates in which battery usage is not conceived.

Power-efficient performance modes.


When facing situations such as low irradiance days or low SoC, the systems native software
switches into low power modes (up to 4 different modes) to prevent extreme depths of
discharge of the battery.
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Typical Applications

Photovoltaic panel power supplied sun tracking application24

DCIN+ SYS
SYSTEM
DCIN- GND
Suntrack Self-powered
Controller
BATT2

BATT1

TEMP_A1, TEMP_A2

The Suntrack Self-powered variant tracker controller can be employed to operate in a Sun
tracking system, powered by a Photovoltaic Solar panel, while charging batteries when solar
energy is available and draining them to power external boards and system components. The
dedicated solar panel is dimensioned in power according to system needs (battery
architecture- 8S1P, 8S2P, etc). During normal radiation conditions -depending on motor
power requirements- the panel should be capable of supplying enough energy to the system,
so batteries will not be drained. In situations with enough solar energy and a higher power
requirement from system components, both, the panel and the battery are used in
conjunction to supply the necessary amount of power. Temperature sensors located near the
battery, ensure safe charge/discharge cycles to prolong battery life.

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Refer to table 4. ELECTRICAL FEATURES for numeric characteristics.
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String-power supplied sun tracking application

PVIN+

PVIN- SP3 String-Pluggable Parasitic


Power Converter

DCout-

DCout+

SYS
SYSTEM
Suntrack Self-powered GND
Controller
BATT2

BATT1

TEMP_A1, TEMP_A2

The Suntrack String-Pluggable Parasitic Power (SP3) Converter can be employed to power
the Suntrack Selfpowered SL-SPT-PV-3 system, enabling charging of batteries when solar
energy is available (when site inverter is operating). In situations with enough solar energy
and a higher power requirement from system components, both, the panel and the battery
are used in conjunction to supply the necessary amount of power. The main function of the
string parasitic unit is to provide energy to batteries, due to its limited power, which will be
upgradable in future versions.
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11. Extra features

Heating bed

As an alternative to prevent minus 0 temperature derating, a heating bed can be attached to


the AC/DC converter to generate the temperature gradient required for proper operation of
the unit. The dedicated algorithm for heating purposes, sets the necessary stimulus to heat
the converter through conduction and the enclosure through natural convection. The thermal
model of the Suntrack enclosure and the temperature feedback, allow predictive control of
the temperature, to gradually achieve converter heating.
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A 2016-04-25 I.Joaristi Initial revision
B 2016-06-02 I.Joaristi Pinout polarity modified and PE added, operating
temperature modified and referenced to document
part, power consumption changed to energy
consumption.
C 2016-06-28 I.Joaristi Battery specs updated
D 2016-09-28 I.Joaristi Motor power ratings, minor document references and
cycle and DoD specification updated.
Std. compliance updated.
Max. motor power modified and changed to max.
motor current.
Available energy comment added.
Maximum operating altitude modified
E 2017-01-16 I.Joaristi Electrical rating parameters adapted to experimentally
gathered data and PinOut modified to 3D view.
Added variant selection guide.
Modified maximum power on PCB.
Max transceivers on RS485 bus modified and added
line termination resistor comment.
Added AC/DC and battery-pack physical parameters.
String-power typical application added.
Single-line and Self-powered specs. unification.
Total unit weights added.
F 2017-02-06 I.Joaristi Added surge test class (class 3) to SL-TCU variants.
Operating temperatures modified depending on power
supply variant.
Added external necessary protection components for
SL-TCU-RS485 variants.
Added 300W AC/DC parameters
Added SPA data
G 2017-02-13 I.Joaristi RTC backup time added
Reference altitude modified to typical commercial
limits.
Max Communication loop cable length added.
H 2017-03-08 I.Joarisiti Section 4.7.3. adapted to maximum continuous drain
currents from battery specs.
I 2017-04-18 I.Joarisiti SmartStow concept included.
J 2017-07-05 I.Joarisiti Storage temperature for batteries added.
Current/time limitation added for SL-SPT-PV-6 variants
Product line nomenclature change
K 2017-07-10 I.Joarisiti AC input ratings included
L 2017-07-11 I.Joarisiti Further explanation on typical applications section
M 2017-07-17 I.Joarisiti Power motor cable section updated and max motor
cable length added. Errata correction. Heating bed
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