DCC30S 12V 30A Dual Input DC-DC On-Board Battery Charger with MPPT (2022)

DESCRIPTION

【Multi-input for Battery Charging】 Renogy DC-DC On-Board Battery Charger is designed to charge service batteries from a starting battery linked to an alternator or by utilizing solar panels connected directly to the unit, offering multiple charging options and ensuring your battery stay fully charged.

【3-phase MPPT Charging Technology】 With Built-in Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT), Renogy DC-DC On-Board Battery Charger will charge your service batteries with maximized solar power, providing 3-phase charging (Bulk, Boost and Float) to regulate the whole charging and ensure the batteries will be accurately charged at the correct voltage levels to 100%.

【Multiple Protections】 Renogy DC-DC On-Board Battery Charger has multiple intelligent protections includes battery isolation, over-voltage protection, battery temperature protection, over-current protection, overheat protection, reverse current protection, solar panel and alternator reverse polarity protection, guaranteeing charging safety and protecting your batteries.

【Light & Small, Ready to be Set Up】 With only 244mm in length, 145mm in height, and 1.42kg in weight, Renogy DC-DC On-Board Battery Charger is ready to be installed and adapt to any tiny narrow installation space, resolving your concern from limited room in your vehicle.

【RJ45 Communication Port Featured】 Bluetooth Monitoring Ready! Exclusively available with the BT-2 Bluetooth Module accessory and Renogy DC Home App available on the IOS and Google Play Stores, you can monitor this device remotely and simply through your phone and stay constantly updated.

Renogy's DC to DC MPPT on-board Battery Charger is designed to give you options! This multi-stage, multi-input battery charger can charge a service battery from a starting battery linked to an alternator or by utilizing solar panels connected directly to the unit. While your vehicle's alternator prioritizes your starting battery, this unit will allow your solar system to charge your service battery first! It's the smart way to keep yourself fully charged and off-grid longer! And with multi-stage charging and multi-chemistry functionality, Renogy's DC to DC MPPT Charger has you covered whether you're using Flooded,Gel,AGM, orLithium batteries. With RJ45 communication port featured, you can unlock monitoring features exclusively using the BT-2 Bluetooth Moduleand Renogy DC Home App, control and monitor the device remotely through your phone in real time.

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Sturdy Design for UltraSafe

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Comes with sturdy compact design, this Renogy DC-DC On-Board Battery Charger with MPPT can be safely and easily connected to any 12-volt system and allows safe operation in any position or portable devices without the worry of incorrect connections or sparks.

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Built-in MPPT Maximizing Solar Power

WIth Built-in Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) technology, this battery charger with MPPT maximizes the solar power when charging from solar panels, and ensures that the loads receive maximum current to be used.

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Multi-alternator Compatibility

This Renogy DC-DC On-Board Battery Charger with MPPT is compatible with both traditional and smart alternators. For smart alternator, an IGN Port is featured to connect the Vehicle Ignition for auto-trigger once it detects the vehicle is started.

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Built-in Voltage Sensitive Relay (VSR)

When connected with two batteries, it is vital to be able to isolate the two start and service batteries for charging safety. Renogy Dual Input DC-DC On Board MPPT Battery Charger with its built-in VSR allows vehicle owners to enjoy the benefits of fully charged deep cycle service batteries while reliably isolating it to the engine starting battery with one easy-to-install charging system.

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Temperature Monitor and Voltage Adjust

Featured with Remote Temperature Sensor Port, the Voyager can measure the temperature at the battery in real-time and uses this data for very accurate temperature compensation for both too high or low battery temperature, and thus adjust charging voltage to assure stable and constant charging to the battery.

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Silent and Efficient Heat Dissipation

This Renogy DC-DC On-Board Battery Charger with MPPT was specially die-cast aluminum designed for efficient and ZERO dB noiseless heat dissipation.

This diagram shows the whole connection of the DC-DC On-Board Battery Charger.

An external fuse is required for installation.

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NOTE

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Package Include

Battery Charger

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1 x

Battery Temperature Sensor

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IGN Signal Wire

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RS485 Communication Cable

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Option: Renogy BT-2 Bluetooth module

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Option: Monitoring Screen for DC-DC MPPT Battery Charger Series

1 x

Specifications
System Voltage : 12VDCBattery Voltage Range : 9-16VDC
Maximum Charging Current : 30A
Battery Types : SLD/AGM, GEL, FLD, LISER
Backup Battery Charging Mode : MPPTCharging Efficiency : Up to 97%
Max. Solar Input Voltage : 25VMaximum Solar Input Power : 400W
Alternator Input Voltage : Traditional Alternator: 13.2-16VDC Smart Alternator (Euro 6): 12-16VDCMaximum Alternator Input Power : 400W
Self-consumption : 60mAOperating Temperature Range : -31°F~149°F / -35°C~65°C
Dimensions : 9.6 x 5.7 x 3.0 in / 244 x145 x77 mmWeight : 3.13 lbs / 1.42 kg
OPTIONS: BT-2 BLUETOOTH MODULE
Communication Protocol:RS485Port Type:RJ45
Input Voltage:5V or 12VProtection Grade:IP54
Standby Power Consumption: 0.04WOperating Power Consumption: 0.05W
Communication Range: ≤82ftSerial Baud Rate:Fixed Baud Rate 9600bps
Cable Length: 5.00 m (16.4 ft)Dimensions:2.65 X 1.38 X 0.55 in (67.3 X 35 X 14 mm)
Installation Dimensions:67.3 φ3.5mm(2.66 φ 0.14in)Operation Temperature:-20℃~85℃(-4°F to 185°F)
Weight:130g (4.58oz)
OPTIONS: MONITORING SCREENMechanical Specifications
Supply Voltage: 5VDCCommunication Port:RJ45 (RS485 Protocol)
Supply Current: 30mADisplay: Backlit LCD
Power Consumption: <1WUser Interface:4 Front Menu Buttons
Operating Temperature Range: -4°F~113°F / -20°C~45°CMounting System: Wall Mount
Voltage Accuracy: ±0.1VDimension: 2.76 x 4.33 x 1.25 inch / 70 x 110 x 31.8 mm
Current Accuracy: ±0.1AWeight: 0.14 lbs / 62 g
Wire Length:16.4ft / 5m
Certifications: FCC

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Warranty Information

Material and workmanship warranty2 Year

Certification

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Please click the links below to download the manuals:
RBC3050D1S Fuse Installation Instructions
BT-2 Bluetooth Moudule Manual
Monitoring Screen for DC-DC MPPT Battery Charger Series manual

1. What type of alternator is this on-board battery charger compatible with?

This battery charger is compatible with both traditional and smart alternators. However, since standard/traditional alternator has a fixed voltage when charging, while smart alternator has a controlled charging output based on operating conditions, it is required to connect the charger to the smart alternator through the Vehicle Ignition Port by the IGN Signal Wire comes with the package.

2. What will happen if the service battery is fully charged?

This Renogy's DC to DC MPPT on-board Battery Charger has a built-in Voltage Sensitive Relay (VSR), thanks to which the charger will Trickle Charge the service battery and maintain its fully charged status, and will also Trickle Charge the starting battery via solar panels. The VSR also ensures reliable isolation between the starting battery and service battery, avoiding charging interference.

3. What types of battery does the charger support?

(Video) 30A/50A DC-DC On-Board Battery Charger with MPPT

This controller supports Gel, AGM, Flooded, and Lithium battery, but please make sure to set the correct battery type once it is installed. For battery settings please refer to the Manual Book on page 12&15.

4. How do I set the battery since there is no display screen?

To change the battery type you will need to press the push button that is located on the PV+ and ALT+ side of the DCDC, then continue to press the button and the LED will display different colors with each representing a single type of battery. Please refer to the manual on page 15 for Battery Type LED.

NOTES

1.Do not reverse the polarity since the reverse polarity of the battery connections can cause injury and damage to the device.

2.When connecting the charger and the battery, make sure the battery poles are clean when connecting the terminals, select a sufficient cross-section for the connection cable, tighten the nuts and bolts with proper torque as loose connections may cause overheating.

3.Be careful not to over-torque the terminals on the DCDC as over-torquing may cause irreparable damage (Do not exceed 16 N-m / 3.3 ft-lb).

4. Use the following cable colors:

Red: positive connection

Black: negative connection

5.If the battery charger is connected to the starting battery and solar panels at the same time, the maximum input current will be 15A for each; if the battery charger only connects one of the two DC inputs, the maximum input current will be 30A.

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FAQs

How many panels do I need to charge 12V 200Ah battery? ›

Summary. You need around 430 watts of solar panels to charge a 12V 200Ah lead acid battery from 50% depth of discharge in 5 peak sun hours with an MPPT charge controller.

Can MPPT overcharge battery? ›

Using maximum power point tracking (MPPT) technology, the hybrid inverter optimizes solar production. The hybrid inverter also controls the battery charging voltage and prevents overcharging.

How many solar panels can I connect to MPPT? ›

Since most 48V solar charge controllers have a max voltage (Voc) of 150V, this generally allows up to 3 panels to be connected in series.

Can a 200w solar panel charge a 200Ah battery? ›

In full sun condition 200 Wp panel will take 12 hours to completely charge the 200ah/12v Battery. So if you have to use battery backup on daily basis then it is not advisable to connect 200Ah battery to it.

How long will it take a 300w solar panel to charge a 200Ah battery? ›

As a general rule, a 200Ah lead-acid deep-cycle battery would need a 300 watt solar panel to fully recharge from 50% Depth of Discharge (DOD) assuming 4 peak-sun-hours per day. Charging would be complete in one day with a clear sky.

What happens to solar power when batteries are full? ›

Should the battery bank become full, it will stop absorbing power from the solar system. The solar panels will continue to generate voltage, but that voltage will not be used or stored until there is available energy demand, or battery space.

Can you leave a solar battery charger on all the time? ›

In general, a solar trickle charger can be left connected to a battery all the time. Most commercial chargers are designed to either generate very low power or incorporate over-charge protection. It's always preferable to use a simple solar charge controller with any solar charging application.

Does the charge controller stop charging when battery is full? ›

Overcharging batteries will at the least significantly reduce battery life and at worst damage the batteries to the point that they are unusable. The most basic charge controller simply monitors the battery voltage and opens the circuit, stopping the charging, when the battery voltage rises to a certain level.

How many watts can a 30 amp solar controller handle? ›

The 30-amp solar charge controller has a maximum input of 450 Watts from a solar array. The 30-amp solar charge controller is designed for a 12-volt system only. 12-volt nominal output solar panels should be connected in parallel to keep the voltage at 12 volts.

Does MPPT convert voltage to current? ›

MPPT is DC to DC converter which operates by taking DC input from PV module, changing it to AC and converting it back to a different DC voltage and current to exactly match the PV module to the battery.

What size solar panel do I need to charge a 12v battery? ›

Charging your battery at 12 volts and 20 amps will take five hours to charge a 100 amp hour battery. By multiplying 20 amps by 12 volts, 240 watts is how big of a panel you would need, so we'd recommend using a 300w solar panel or 3 100 watt solar panels.

Do you need a inverter with MPPT charge controller? ›

In most cases the MPPT style charge controller, such as the PT-100, is the better choice, capturing PV energy far more efficiently and allowing for more flexible configurations of solar panels and batteries. Almost all PV + storage applications require both an inverter/charger and a charge controller.

What size solar controller do I need for 200W solar panel? ›

A 200W panel operates at roughly twenty-five volts open circuit, which is around 17v under operating conditions. A charge controller of at least 15 amps is necessary, but 30 or 40 amps will be more efficient.

What size cable do I need from solar controller to battery? ›

Commercial solar PV panels over 50 watts or so use 10 gauge (AWG) wires. This allows up to 30 amps of current to flow from a single panel. If multiple panels are combined in parallel, then a three to eight AWG “combiner” wire set is generally needed to safely transfer the power to a charge controller or GTI.

How long does it take to charge a 200Ah battery with 200-watt solar panel? ›

200W Panel vs.

A 200-watt solar panel that produces 1 amp of current takes between 5 and 8 hours to fully charge a 12-volt car battery. A 100-watt solar panel will take double this amount of time to charge a battery — between 10 and 16 hours.

How many amps do you need to charge a 200Ah battery? ›

200Ah battery = 10A minimum, 60A maximum and 20-40A 'perfect' charge current.

What size charger do I need for a 200Ah battery? ›

For Lithium and Lead Crystal batteries, the charger to battery ratio is based on 30% for maximum performance and lifespan. That means a 200Ah requires a 60Amp charger.

What size solar panel do I need to charge a 100Ah battery? ›

Summary. You need a 3-6 watt solar panel to maintain a 100Ah lead acid battery.

How many solar panels do I need for 30 amps? ›

By the rule of thumb, a 100 watt solar panel inputs 30 amp-hours per day into your batteries. So you would need 1.33 100 watt panels, or one 133 watt panel to match your solar power needs.

How long will it take a 100W solar panel to charge a 100Ah battery? ›

A 100W solar panel with an MPPT solar charger will take about 20 hours to fully recharge an 80% discharged 100Ah lithium iron phosphate battery. 250 watts of solar panels is recommended to fully recharge a 100Ah LiFeP04 battery in a day, if it is to be used for home energy storage.

How many solar panels do I need to charge a 12V battery? ›

Charging your battery at 12 volts and 20 amps will take five hours to charge a 100 amp hour battery. By multiplying 20 amps by 12 volts, 240 watts is how big of a panel you would need, so we'd recommend using a 300w solar panel or 3 100 watt solar panels.

What size charger do I need for a 200Ah battery? ›

For Lithium and Lead Crystal batteries, the charger to battery ratio is based on 30% for maximum performance and lifespan. That means a 200Ah requires a 60Amp charger.

How many solar panels do I need to charge my batteries? ›

Given that a typical 100 watt solar panel can produce an average of roughly 30Ah per day (check 100 watt solar panel specifications), which is based on an average sunny day, you would need three 100 watt solar panels, or a single 300 watt solar panel to fully recharge your battery.

How many solar panels does it take to charge a 100Ah battery? ›

You need a 3-6 watt solar panel to maintain a 100Ah lead acid battery.

How long will a 100 watt solar panel take to charge a 12V battery? ›

As a general rule, a typical size 12v 50Ah auto battery at 20% discharge will need 2 hours to fully recharge with a 100 watt solar panel. A lead-acid deep-cycle 12v 50Ah battery at 50% discharge will take about 4 hours to fully recharge using a 100 watt solar panel.

What is the best solar panel to charge 12V battery? ›

20W and 50W solar panels are good for fast charging small 12V batteries. For example, a 20W solar panel can charge a 20Ah 12V battery in around 17 hours of direct sunlight. A 50W panel can do it in around 8 hours. 80W and 100W solar panels are good for fast charging large 12V and car batteries.

How fast will a 200 watt solar panel charge a 12-volt battery? ›

The short answer is that a 200-watt solar panel that generates 1 amp of current takes between 5 to 8 hours to completely charge a 12-volt car battery.

What size charger do I need for a 100Ah battery? ›

As a rule of thumb your battery charger should be 10% - 20% of the Ah rating of the battery. E.g A 100Ah battery would require a 10 Amp charger as a minimum. To prevent overcharging, you should keep the charger size to within 30% of the total capacity.

What size battery do I need to run a 3000 watt inverter? ›

For a 3000-watt inverter, the number of batteries you need depends on their amperes per hour. For example, the average car battery has a 50Ah rating. If the battery banks you want to purchase are also 50Ah, you will need six of them for a 3000-watt inverter.

Is it better to charge a battery at 2 amps or 10 amps? ›

You would use 10 amperes on a car battery and 2 ampere on whatever small batteries you might want to charge that still use the same voltage. For example, a motorcycle battery could use the 2 ampere charging option.

Should you put a fuse between charge controller and battery? ›

There are three different locations that we recommend installing fuses or breakers: first, between the charge controller and battery bank, second, between the charge controller and solar panels, and third would be between the battery bank and inverter.

How many 100w solar panels does it take to power a house? ›

An average single-family home typically installs around 20 panels.

How long does it take an alternator to charge a 100Ah battery? ›

So, given a 75 Amp charging capacity, and a fully discharged 100 Ah battery, you would have to charge for approximately 80 minutes.

How many solar panels can a 30 amp controller? ›

30A X 12V = 360W So, you should be good with 4 panels o 100W each. Excess watts are not usually a problem, but it is most important to not exceed the voltage rating of your controller. All controllers have a voltage rating.

Can a 200W solar panel charge a 100Ah battery? ›

How many batteries can a 200 watt solar panel charge? A 200W/12V solar panel that gets 5 peak sun hours a day can produce 1000Wh of energy every day. That's enough energy to charge a 100Ah/12V battery or two 50Ah/12V batteries wired in parallel.

How many amps will a 400 watt solar panel produce? ›

In the specifications of your solar panel, you'll find the circuit current and circuit voltage at their maximum values. Generally, a 400-watt panel will be 40 Volts and 10 Amps, equal to 400 watts!

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