MidNite Solar’s The KID MPPT Charge Controller
150V Input, 30+ Amp Output
By Mario - MidNite Engineer
The KID development is coming along nicely, I’ve been working on the last revision changes to the boards. Ryan, MidNite’s Technical Support Manager, has the first two betas and is really happy how the KID is performing.
There is still some software to write but it is working out well. A few software bugs have shown up and they’ve been taken care of. We will be getting casting next week and plan on sending out units for the first round of beta testing by our group soon.
It’s exciting to know that the KID will be released the first quarter of 2014!!!
Until the next update,
How Lightning Protection Works
Well the 2013 storm season is here in the US and with storms comes lightning and lightning means potential damage to valued components. This is a good time to think about how well your system is protected, or not!
A good place to start is understanding how lightning works. Lightning comes into wiring common mode. What common mode means is that the PV positive and PV negative as well as AC positive and AC negative rise at the same level from the near lightning strike. Read more...
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Story of Northwest Off-grid Inverter Companies
Read this interesting article about the beginning of NW Off-grid Inverter Companies
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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