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Solar Charge Controller

GCR Regulators
The BP Solar GCR range of solar charge controllers are one of the most sophisticated on the market today. The latest generation of GCR
solar charge controller sets new standards in solar technology. The GCR M has a large graphical display showing all system information in a
self-explanatory way.

GCR Regulators
The GCR range of solar charge controllers are more than a protective
device for your batteries as they contain the latest innovative technology.
The GCR regulator contains a unique self-learning algorithm, which gives
detailed information on the battery’s State Of Charge (SOC). It adjusts
itself to the battery’s age and capacity. The SOC provides a basis for all
control and regulatory functions.

The new GCR M range is much more efficient than conventional series and
shunt regulators.
GCR M and GCR solar regulators
This new GCR M regulator is equipped with an electronic fuse, providing
much better protection than a mechanical fuse, giving greater comfort to
the user as it reconnects automatically. In addition, the GCR M also has a
manual load switch on the regulator.

All system information is displayed via a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) with
the SOC displayed similar to a fuel gauge.

Key Features:
• Overcharge protection:
- Temperature-adjusted SOC and final voltage
- Optimised float, boost, equalisation charging
- The varied charging rate provides complete use of the battery capacity,
and maximises battery life
- The controller automatically adapts to 12V or 24V systems
• Options: Regional station power

- External temperature sensor

- Digital multifunction alarm output
• Over discharge protection:
- The load disconnect is calculated from SOC
- Warning of imminent load disconnect
• Display (M only):
- Graphical self explanatory LCD
- Indication of SOC, battery voltage and all currents. All values are
displayed numerically and can be selected by the button.
- Operation status and detailed error report
• Safety features:
- Electronic fuse, over current, over voltage and over temperature
- Reverse polarity and short circuit protection
- Extremely low electromagnetic emissions Remote residential homes
Solar Charge Controller
GCR Regulator – Technical Specification

GCR Model 800 1200 2000 3000 1000 M 1500 M 2000 M 3000 M
System voltage 12/24V Auto adaptive on connection
Maximum charge current at 50°C (A) 8 12 20 30 10 15 20 30
Maximum load current at 50°C (A) 8 12 20 30 10 15 20 30
Maximum admissible current 110% 110%
Load over current (disconnection after 1sec) 110% 125%
Charging method Hybrid shunt / PWM 8Hz Hybrid shunt / PWM 30Hz
Information display via LED LCD
Dimensions (W x H x D) (mm) 187x106x49 187x96x44
Weight (g) 420 350
Ambient temperature range -25ºC to 50ºC -10ºC to 50ºC
Electrical protection
Battery Reverse polarity Mechanical fuse Electronic fuse
Module/ load short circuit, over voltage Electronic Electronic
Connection terminal (fine/single wire) 16/25mm2
Ingress Protection IP22
Temperature compensation -4mV/ ºC / cell
Temperature sensor Internal (external optional)
Over temperature protection
Load disconnection > 85ºC
Load reconnection < 75ºC
Standard warranty: 2 Years

Charge details GCR GCR M

Charging voltages Gel/AGM batteries Flooded batteries Gel/AGM batteries Flooded batteries
Float charge 13.7V / 27.4V 13.7V / 27.4V 14.1V / 28.2V 13.9V / 27.8V
Boost charge 14.4V / 28.8V (1:00h) 14.4V / 28.8V (1:00h) 14.4V / 28.8V (2:00h) 14.4V / 28.8V (2:00h)
Equalisation charging --- 14.7V / 29.4V (1:00h) --- 14.7V / 29.4V (2:00h)
30 day maintenance charge 14.4V / 28.8V (1:00h) 14.7V / 28.8V (1:00h) 14.4V / 28.8V (2:00h) 14.7V / 28.8V (2:00h)
Charge activation SOC control Voltage control SOC control Voltage control
Float charge SOC >70% >12.4V or >24.8V SOC > 70% >12.7V or >25.4V

Boost charge SOC <70% <12.4V or <24.8V SOC: 40% to 69% 11.7V - 12.4V or
23.4V - 24.8V
Equalisation charging SOC < 40% < 11.7V or < 23.4V SOC < 40% < 11.7V or < 23.4V
30 day maintenance charge Will occur if within 30 days no equalization Will occur if within 30 days no equalization
or boost charge was active. or boost charge was active.
Load disconnection SOC control Voltage control SOC control Voltage control
Early warning load disconnection SOC < 40% < 11.7 V / 23.4V SOC < 40% < 11.7 V / 23.4V
Load disconnection SOC < 30% < 11.1 V / 22.2V SOC < 30% < 11.1 V / 22.2V
Load reconnection SOC > 50% > 12.6V / 25.2 V SOC > 50% > 12.6V / 25.2 V

This publication summarises product warranty and specifications, which are subject to change without notice and should not be used as the definitive source of information for the final
system design. Additional warranty and technical information may be obtained from your local BP Solar representative or by calling 1800 802 762 in Australia. © 2004 BP Solar 11005A-2 09/04

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