The Junction Box is great inside the
TS-MPPT-45 and TS-MPPT-60. Plenty of room for the larger wire. It has
an easy to use ground lug, since the terminal screw faces
A simple yet handy DIP Switch for setting up the controller is
easy to get to using a small flat screwdriver or pen.
As compared to the TS-MPPT-60, Notice that the TS-MPPT-45 does
not have the Ethernet or EIA-485 ports... just serial and
Modbus / Meter Port.
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Left Photo: Side by Side, the
older TriStar PWM controller versus the TS-MPPT-45
version. The MPPT version is the same
wall mount foot print, just deeper.
Center Photo: TS-TMMP-45 Controller is very similar in layout to the PWM
Right Photo: TS-MPPT-60 Controller has the same PCB as the 45A
version, with the extra communication ports built-in. Not sure
why the 45A does not have those extra comm ports?