Steca Elektronik have added further functions to the established solar charge controller Tarom 245, allowing for more flexibility in use. This further development also boasts an innovative design. The new Steca Tarom 245, again a product "Made in Memmingen" is being introduced to the technical audience at the Intersolar trade fair in Munich and is slated for market launch by the end of 2012.
The universally employable solar charge controller for off-grid photovoltaic hybrid systems and telecommunications applications has been equipped with a large multifunctional LCD with graphics capabilities. A compact and stylish designer housing facilitates mounting.
Steca added additional functions to the further development of the Tarom 245: In addition to the morning, evening and night light settings, there now is an interval timer. It allows programming for a given day and time. 12 timers are possible per device.
The new Steca Tarom 245 is available as 12/24 V and 48 V with 45 A. It features load output and two relays that are freely configurable. The installer has the option to connect solar generators or energy management systems, for example. Further devices, such as an external data logger or a temperature sensor, can be connected as well. The Steca PA 15 for remote control and the data logger with energy meter are already integrated into the new Tarom. An RS 485 interface facilitates connection to a PC for data evaluation purposes. With these additional functions, the solar charge controller underscores its market position as a highly flexible device that adapts to the specific demands of an off-grid system. The Memmingen-based manufacturers are convinced that with its further development, the Steca Tarom 245 will continue being the best choice for system sizes up to 2,400 Wp at two voltage levels.