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KISS charge controllers


The TriStar operates only in one mode at a time. Most of Hotwire’s customers will be using it with the KISS on the Diversion Control setting.


A small to medium solar module can also be used with the KISS since the surplus power will flow into the divert load you select for your system. For those of you using a larger solar array, we recommend a separate wiring circuit and different charge controller. Please see our info on the MPPT solar controllers, a far more efficient technology for larger solar arrays aboard.

Standard Features:

Silent, solid state microprocessor control — increases system performance and maximizes battery life.  5 year warranty.

Data Sheet

Diversion Controller Mode:

Automatically diverts excess power to a “dummy” load such as a water or space heater to regulate hydroelectric, wind generators or PV/wind “hybrid” systems. (Please see Hotwire’s Divert Load info to see the options we offer.)
Provides 3 stage control of the battery charging process. (If you want the specs on the other 2 modes, please contact Hotwire.)

Optional LCD Digital Display with back-lighting continuously displays battery voltage DC amperage,

TriStar 45 $175, with isolation diode and diversion load – $310

Optional battery temperature sensor $35
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