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Posted Apr 2, 2014

MidNite Solar’s The KID MPPT Charge Controller is here!

The production on the KID MPPT charge controller has started. This 30 Amp, 150 Volt charge controller is our most anticipated product since the Classic. The KID is loaded with features that include MPPT, lighting control, reverse polarity protection, and supports battery voltages of 12V, 24V, 36V, or 48V. This medium-sized controller is perfect for boats, RVs or any battery based system.

The standard and marine version of the KID is available in black or white. The Standard KID is delivered with a wall-mount adapter and retails at $399. The KID Marine versions will include a boat mounting bracket, a Battery Temperature Sensor, two and a half feet of ½” flexible conduit, two 90 degree conduit adapters, and two straight conduit adapters. The Marine versions retails for $499.

As of today, the KID is in limited production momentarily waiting for ETL listing and gearing up for demand. We anticipate being up to full speed mid-2014. Backlogs may be experienced within the first few months.

If you have any questions please contact us by phone (360-403-7207 Ext. 153) or online.





Posted 01/02/2014

Why Does MPPT Matter In Solar?
Printed in Solar Power World - January 2014

MPPT (Maximum Power Point Tracking) charge controllers are finally an everyday component of battery-based renewable energy systems. But designers are still staying busy. Read more...

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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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Story of Northwest Off-grid Inverter Companies
Read this interesting article about the beginning of NW Off-grid Inverter Companies

Robin Gudgel

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

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MIDNITE SOLAR LOCAL APPLICATION NOW ON ANDROID

Monitor your Classic Charge Controller on your Android device.

FEATURES
* State of Charge Monitoring! See how many Amp hours are left in your batteries.
* Monitors as many Classics as you’ve got in the same application.
* Reports on all alert conditions.
* Instant Status display incorporating Classic Type, MPPT mode, Battery charge status, AUX mode and status; PCB, FET, and Battery Temperature.
* Alert status available on the Alerts Menu as well as icon status displayed in the Power Meter.

AND MUCH MORE!

Get it now at GOOGLE PLAY

2014 NEC ARTICLE 690.12 - EMERGENCY RAPID SHUTDOWN

A new section in Article 690 of the NEC codes will be introduced to increase the electrical and fire safety of photovoltaic (PV) systems on buildings—in particular, for the emergency responders working on or near the power lines that may potentially contain live PV circuits. For PV systems installed on roofs of buildings, PV source circuits will be required to de-energized within 10 seconds of when emergency shutdown is initiated or when the PV power source disconnecting means is opened.

Local municipalities are already starting to require the use of the Emergency Shutdown system. (City of Anaheim Fire Dept Specs & Req) MidNite Solar has all the needed equipment to install the Emergency Shutdown systems, including the battery disconnect modules to allow for disabling anything battery based including the Inverter and AC generator. Call or Email us today to find out more about the Emergency Shutdown system.

EMERGENCY SHUTDOWN EQUIPMENT


NEW DISCONNECTING COMBINERS

Disconnecting Combiners designed specifically for the new dual channel MPPT on the transformer-less inverters.

Two models offered, the MNPVHV8-DLTL-4X 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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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? .....
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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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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

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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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

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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, Vista, and XP; Mac OS X; and Linux (Verified on KUbuntu and Ubuntu) Download the MidNite Solar Local App here. Download, Print or Read the Manual here.

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


THE MIDNITE SURGE PROTECTOR

Nov 15, 2012
The MidNite Solar lightning arrestor has passed testing at ETL. Listed to UL1449 rev3 in all 3 models.
Making an arrestor such as the MidNite SPD is no simple task, nor is it cheap. We have had many surprises along the way on this project......
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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.


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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    TRAINING/WEBINARS SCHEDULE
    2014
    Apr
    07 - 08 HES Solar Training Event - Training
    24 - 25 African Energy - Training - Training
    28 - 29 African Energy - Training - Training

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    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"

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