PicoCell™ 2000

Off Grid Solar Pump Controller

The PicoCell replaces traditional electromagnetic design concepts with high voltage silicon and patented adaptive firmware. This drives a dramatic reduction in size and complexity. One small device now incorporates and integrates the functionality of an inverter, VFD, MPPT controller, phase initiator and voltage boost in a form factor the size of a tissue box. One universal SKU can power any motor, pump, compressor or other load regardless of whether it is single or three phase AC, 50 or 60Hz, 120 or 230VAC. Designed to handle remote off-grid installations, the all aluminum chassis is IP65 rated for harsh outdoor environments and can operate in high temperatures, humidity and corrosive environments. The PicoCell supports up to 2 digital inputs 4 analog sensor inputs allowing for a variety of sophisticated installation scenarios. Optional WiFi communication module facilitates ease of integration for IoT and data analytics applications.

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHTS

  • Run installed or new AC motor/pump/compressor with free solar power 
  • Universal controller for ½ – 1½ HP motors – single/three phase, 50/60Hz, 120V/240Vac
  • Smart technology that is easy to use and can provide significant cost savings
  • Small sized box, simple hook up, weather proof, durable and automatic starting capacity
  • Maximize solar panel efficiency, allow for fewer panels to supply the needed power
  • Changes a 1 or 2 speed motor/pump into a soft start, VFD (Variable Frequency Drive)
  • VFD will run motors even at low solar output extending the useful operating time
  • Solar Projects can qualify for Tax Credits, Grants or other State and Local Rebates
  • WiFi communication/control modules available as optional accessories
  • Patented and made in the USA

Solar energy

Solar Water Pumping

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

ELECTRICAL:

MPPT operating voltage: 100-380Vdc

PV panels open circuit voltage: 400Vdc Minimum operating PV voltage100Vdc Maximum PV panel current:  9Adc MAX Output Single-phase current: 8A MAX Output Three-phase current:  6A        Protections: Over current, overvoltage and over temperature

Optional: WiFi comm module                

ENVIRONMENTAL:

Compliance with IEC 60068:

IEC 60068-2-2 – Cold

IEC 60068-2-2 – Dry Heat

IEC 60068-2-14 – Change of temperature

IEC 60068-2-30 – Damp Heat

MECHANICAL: Degree of protection: NEMA4/IP66

Enclosure material: Cast Aluminum

Operating temperature: -40°C to 50°C

Dimensions:  10″x5.5″x4″

Solar terminal: AWG#10-14

Motor terminal: AWG#10-14

Sensor terminal: AWG#14-18

Cooling: passive – no fan

SOLAR ARRAY CONFIGURATOR