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THE BRAT
MidNite’s New Charge Controller
May 18, 2015

After much anticipation we have released our Newest Charge Controller, the Brat. It is a 20 amp PWM Charge Controller featuring a 10 amp load circuit. It is efficient and small in size, but not on features.

Four LEDs indicate battery status and charging cycle and will display patterned blinking to provide feedback about fault conditions. It has a selectable low battery disconnect and unlike other charge controllers of its class it can charge dead batteries. Just Like its big brother the Kid, it has a load circuit complete with a customizable lighting controller. The lighting controller features a solar clock function that allows you to program a load such as lights to turn on and off at certain times and continue to turn on and off at those times even as the seasons progress and day length changes.

Its compact design and weather proof enclosure make it the charge controller that can go anywhere. From your off grid cabin, RV, or sail boat, to the back pasture running electric fence chargers or well pumps, it can do it all! In the tradition of all MidNite products it is proudly made in the USA.

Check out THE BRAT

By Raechel Clewley

Engineer Marines build new TACAN power supply

I understand that this may not be the typical reason for people to contact your company, but I feel required to give credit to a product you have that made a recent project feasible. I’m a Marine, who purchased a Midnite Solar Kid charge control system for a proof of concept deployable power generation mechanism. Your product worked brilliantly. It survived 100 + degrees and high humidity for the entire deployment. On top of that, it was able to use an enormous array of input sources to charge an out of the normal voltage range series-parallel configuration of proprietary battery packs. It effectively reduced the weight of anything else the USMC had to offer (solar wise) by almost 1000 Lbs. while maintaining the same efficiency and offering more options (like auto generator start and emergency on the spot battery reconfiguration.) I’m impressed. My command is impressed.

Thank you.

Gunnery Sgt. Michael Ott


TESTIMONIALS
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The MidNite Forums

Come check out Our MidNite Solar Forums. Talk about our new PowerTime videos. How about our Classic local app? Or any of our other popular products!

Discuss them here with other users and us, Including our very own Ryan Stankevitz, the moderator. Ryan is a professional Solar and wind installer from Maine with a dozen years of experience in alternative energy. Not only is Ryan moderating the forum but he’s also answers customer service calls! It is nice to be able to ask questions about products and actually get a person that knows the answers from personal experience.

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Company Profile
MidNite Solar is an innovative manufacturing company that started by making high quality, cost effective AC and DC disconnect boxes for the alternative energy industry. Now, MidNite produces a wide range of alternative energy products.

MidNite’s Classic series of Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) charge controllers are the most powerful, full featured controllers on the market as well as being the only ETL listed controllers designed to work with Solar, Wind, and Micro Hydro Electric systems.

MidNite offers a full line of pre-wired, battery based systems for standalone off grid, battery based grid tie, as well as AC coupled battery backup installations. MidNite features SMA, Schneider / Xantrex and Magnum Energy Inverters in our pre-wired systems, providing a wide range of solutions for residential and commercial projects.

MidNite Solar is the largest manufacturer of combiner boxes in North America. The new line of Disconnecting Combiner boxes are another industry first, meeting all of the new NEC requirements for this class of equipment.

MidNite’s full range of Surge Protection Devices (SPD) offer the highest levels of protection from lightning and power line surges. They’re very competitively priced.

This is just a few of the MidNite Solar products that are designed and manufactured in the Arlington Washington facility and installed in alternative energy systems around the world!


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MidNite Solar
17722 - 67th Ave NE
Arlington, WA 98223
Phone: 360-403-7207
Fax: 360-691-6862

Walter Flores, Order Status
Office: 360.403.7207 Ext. 25
walter@midnitesolar.com

Roy Butler, Technical Support
360.403.7207 Ext. 150
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Jim Parish, Technical Support
360.403.7207 Ext. 159
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Raechel Clewley, Technical Support
360.403.7207 EXT. 152
raechel@midnitesolar.com

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Office 360.403.7207 Ext. 151
Cell 207.416.2006

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MIDNITE HAS A NEW ENPHASE ENVOY COMBINER

The MidNite Enphase Envoy Combiner is a one box solution built for optimum performance and ease of installation. Two or three string models available.

Mounting the Envoy in the combiner box ensures the best possible power line carrier performance and saves hours of installation time. More information and pricing.

Developed in conjunction with Enphase!


HERE IT IS, THE KID

Now ETL listed to UL1741, CSA 22.2 and UL458. This may be the only MPPT controller listed for use on marine craft and RV’s

The KID is the most versatile medium sized charge controller on the market, ideal for small renewable energy systems. The KID allows for true input paralleling. As your power needs grow, add more modules to the array and a second KID. This will give twice the power from a single array.

The KID’s HyperVOC feature allows up to 162VOC . (The KID will not be harmed by voltages between 150 and 162VDC (this is the HyperVOC range). However the KID will remain in standby until the voltage is 150v or below.)

Check out The KID


THE BRAT

The Brat is simply the most versatile solar controller in its class. The Brat is a finely-tuned solar PWM charger capable of providing up to 30 Amps of charging current, with class-leading lighting and load control features including one-of-a-kind Solar Clock.

Rain-proof out of the box, and supporting dead-battery charging and low-voltage load disconnect, The BRAT is perfect for outdoor, marine, RV, and unattended remote applications.

The BRAT - Check it out!


2014 NEC ARTICLE 690.12
RAPID SHUTDOWN SYSTEM


NEC690.12 is being enforced faster than any NEC section in history. Massachusetts is enforcing 690.12, Rapid Shutdown. Sixteen states are adopting NEC2014 by July 1, 2014.

The MidNite Solar Birdhouse and associated shut off boxes, enclosures and battery disconnects are the first listed solution in the solar industry.

The Birdhouse is now UL 1741 listed.

First responders can push one button in the Birdhouse with visual and audible assurance that the PV array, Grid tie inverter, battery based inverter and auto start generator have been disabled per NEC690.12. All components are listed, including the USE-2 cable that connects module to module. Read more....

RAPID SHUTDOWN SYSTEM PRODUCTS


CLASSIC LOCAL APPLICATION

Feb, 28, 2012
Download the MidNite Solar Local Application. This application enables you to monitor your Classics over your local network or the Internet. It is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Vista, and XP; Mac OS X; and Linux (Verified on KUbuntu and Ubuntu) Download the MidNite Solar Local App here.

Read The Manual

To give us feedback on our new application go to the MidNite Solar forums here.


NEW DUAL CHANNEL MPPT TRANSFORMERLESS DISCONNECTING COMBINERS

Disconnecting Combiners designed specifically for the new dual channel MPPT on transformer-less inverters like the SMA Sunny Boy TL series or Power One for example. Specifically designed to work with our Rapid Shutdown system (NEC 690.12) and the SMA TL series with Back Up power where a contactor based will not work.

Three models offered, the MNPVHV8-DLTL-4X, MNPVHV8-DLTL-3R and MNPVHV16-DLTL-4X. The MNPVHV16-DLTL-4X has 8 strings into the combiner and 2 separate strings output and the MNPVHV8-DLTL-4X with 4 strings into the combiner and 2 separate strings out.Disconnecting Combiners

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MIDNITE SMA COMMUNICATIONS ADAPTER

MidNite’s MNSICOMM SMA Communications Adapter converts the Classics Modbus into Canbus for the SMA giving the SMA system full control of the Classic.

The MNSICOMM allows the Sunny Island to control up to 4 of the Classic charge controllers.

MNSICOMM - Communications Adapter Price Info


STANDARD DISCONNECTING COMBINERS

Nov, 14, 2012
We here at MidNite Solar, America’s number one combiner manufacturer, are proud to announce our new line of Disconnecting Combiners are now shipping! These Combiners are all designed to meet and exceed the 2011 NEC Code 690.16 NEC requirements......
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THE MIDNITE CLASSIC:
NORTH AMERICA’S MOST POWERFUL MPPT CHARGE CONTROLLER



The Classic MPPT Charge Controller substantially increases the flexibility, features and range currently found on MPPT controllers. The Classic is the only MPPT controller that has Arc Fault Detection, making this controller the safest controller available. With the Classic 150 ranging up to 96 amps, the Classic 200, 79 amps and the Classic 250, 63 amps, why would you need any other controller?

CLASSIC COMPARISONS
Standard Classic - Has all features: Arc Fault, Ground Fault, Free web monitoring, Graphics panel, Solar, Hydro and Wind Modes.

Classic Lite - Identical to standard Classic except, No Arc Fault, No Graphics panel, LED display only, Dip switch programming and Ground Fault is included. You can use the Local app and have all the programmable capabilities of the Standard Classic with the use of your computer.

Classic-SL’s - Simplified version of the standard Classic No Arc Fault, Solar Mode Only, No Ethernet capabilities, Ground Fault included. Graphics Panel and Simplified Menu.
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CLASSIC & KID STRING SIZING TOOL

These are great tools to help configure the Classic and MNKID with your system.

Classic String Sizing Tool

MNKID String Sizing Tool

Embed these String Sizing Tools into your website

PROGRAM YOUR OUTBACK AND CLASSIC AS WELL AS MONITOR IT!

We have software that was written by an individual outside of MidNite Solar. It basically allows you to program your outback gear and classic as well as monitor it. Classic Status 4 Plus Version now includes monitoring up to Five Midnite Classic Charge Controllers AND Monitoring of two Conext XW Inverter With Conext ComBox. Web Monitoring also now available with Classic Status 4 Plus. Follow the link to get the software or learn more about it.Get Software


OUR BATTERY CAPACITY METER

This Battery capacity meter, or BCM, was designed for our distributor in Africa to aid in keeping batteries alive longer.
Features include:

  • Led’s that correspond in real time to battery voltage!

  • Amazing accuracy at only (+/- 1%)!

  • Auto detects 12, 24, 36, and 48 volt batteries!

  • Separate LED indicators show if batteries have received a full charge:
    Recently, Longer than one week or Longer than two weeks!

  • Ideal for "At a glance" readings for golf carts, forklifts, etc.

    Pricing and info on our price list here.

    Read or print the Manual here.

    Discuss our BCM and much more on our forums.

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  • CLASSIC LITE

    Now you can demand superior performance for any Solar or Hydro system with the new Classic Lite MPPT Controller. The Classic Lite offers superb classic performance with outstanding affordability and a pulse pounding output up to 96 amps.

    The Classic Lite’s HyperVOC Technology affords more voltage headroom than any other charge controller. In clear cold weather your panels may possibly output higher voltages which can exceed the voltage capacity of your controller......
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    FOLLOW ME

    "Follow Me" will allow the Classics to share charge stages, as well as Battery temperature info and Ground Fault coordination. "Follow Me" also allows you to program a single Classic for Equalize charging and it will instruct all the others to Equalize as well. You will need one BTS only and it can be on any of the Classics.

    The "Follow Me" function basically is just what it is called. The Classic will simply ask the Classic to its right "What do I do now?" and this propagates around the loop continually. Whoever goes to Float first for instance will simply tell everyone else it is time to go to float.

    Download Production Firmware with Follow Me

    WHAT IS HYPERVOC?

    MidNite’s Classic series of MPPT Charge Controllers features HyperVOC, a non-operative VOC safety zone over and above the maximum input voltage.

    Read about it here.

    Discuss HyperVOC on our forums here.


    NABCEP Certification

    CHECK FOR NEW CLASSIC FIRMWARE

    EMBED MIDNITE'S STRING SIZING TOOL INTO YOUR WEBSITE

    TESTIMONIALS
    "Just now took the time to try the Sizer. WOW, very fast to enter data ... works great. The best string sizer that I've seen. - Thanks! Vic"

    DOWNLOAD MIDNITE SOLAR'S CATALOG