GV-5-MOD | 65W 5A
    Solar Charge Controller with MPPT for Lithium Batteries

The most advanced solar charge controller on the market for OEM/Embedded applications with plug&play pin-header connector.

5A 12V MPPT Controller for Lithium Batteries w/ LVD

  • 99.85% Peak Efficiency
  • Electrolytic-Free, Ceramic Capacitors
  • Two Sectable Charge Profiles
  • Ultra-fast true MPP Tracking
  • Plug&Play for easy installation
  • Advanced electronic protections
  • 10 Year Warranty
  • CE, FCC, and RoHS compliant

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Genasun GV-5-MOD 10-65W 5A Solar Charge Controller with MPPT for Lead-Acid or Lithium Batteries

The GV-5-MOD is the first MPPT controller available as an easy-to-install PCB with a plug&play pin-header connector. It is light, compact, and packs advanced MPPT tracking technology. Compatible with PV panels up to 65W for charging 12V batteries (Lead or Lithium) up to 5A with 99.85% peak efficiency. It will extract 10-30% more power from a panel than a PWM controller, and delivers more power to your battery in sub-optimal conditions. The load output allows the GV-5-MOD to protect the battery from over discharge (loads up to 5A) and has auto-resetting short-circuit and reverse-polarity protection. The GV-5-MOD has internal LED indicators and comes with a polarized, shrouded connector for error-proof installation. Its ceramic capacitors will never wear out, and it ships with an industry-leading 10 year warranty. Available for LiFePO4 (3S or 4S), LiCo/LiMn/LiNi (3S or 4S), or custom battery voltages.

Get The Ceramic Edge. Electrolytic-Free with 10-Year Warranty
Genasun’s Ceramic controllers set a new benchmark for reliability. Traditional controllers have components filled with liquid electrolytes that boil off over time, causing system failure. Genasun Solid Ceramic controllers have no liquid, so they don’t wear out in the heat. Backed by an industry-leading 10 year warranty, these controllers take reliability to a new level.

Made in the US

Partial Shade – In-City Applications.
Genasun controllers shine in partial shade. The 50% power increase from Genasun’s advanced MPPT is often enough to prevent system downtime from partial shade. From street signs and tree branches, to coffee cups and stickers placed on panels by pedestrians, Genasun MPPT keeps partially shaded solar panels generating more power than any other controller.

Sullins Corporation SBH11-NBPC-D12-SM-BK, 24-pin, dual-row shrouded header, 0.100” spacing, goldplated 0.025”/0.64mm square posts.


  • PCB, Through-hole: Sullins Corp. SFH11-PBPC-D12-ST-BK or PPPC122LFBN-RC
  • PCB, SMT: Sullins Corp. NPPC132KFMS-RC
  • Ribbon cable, IDC: Sullins Corp. SFH210-PPPC-D12-ID-BK

Many compatible mates are available from various manufacturers. Use a gold-plated mate to avoid galvanic-corrosion problems from mixed platings.

Radio Silence.
Most MPPT solar charge controllers broadcast Radio Frequency noise from the DC/DC conversion circuit. Unfiltered inputs and outputs waste energy and interfere with nearby or attached electronics. Genasun worked to eliminated RF emissions from our line of charge controllers. During third-party testing for FCC compliance, the test engineer asked us, “Is it on?”. Mission accomplished.

No Fans. No Relays.
Fans get clogged with dust and dirt. Relays eventually stop switching. Genasun controllers use advanced electrical design that obsoletes these parts. With fewer moving parts to wear out, Genasun controllers outlast the competition.

Plug and Play, with Advanced Error Protections
We all make mistakes. People plug panels in backwards. Rodents chew through cables and cause short circuits. Stuff happens. But don't worry, we've got you covered. Advanced built-in electronic protections will instantly cut power to a short circuit. The controller will automatically test to see when the short is removed. Once it's clear, normal operation will resume.

Fault Tolerance
Electronic reverse-battery protection.
Electronic reverse-panel protection.
Load short-circuit protection.
Load protected from reversed battery.

Charge Profile:
(Selectable with Pin 7)
Charge Profile
Profile 2
Charge Profile
Profile 2
Battery Type3S
Maximum Recommended Panel Power:50W65W55W75W
Charge Profile:CC-CV
CV Voltage (Li models):10.7V14.2V12.5V16.7V
Load (LVD) Disconnect/Reconnect Voltage:8.2/9.0V11.0/12.0V9.3/10.5V12.4/14.0V
Charge Profile:
(Selectable with Pin 7)
Charge Profile
Profile 2
Charge Profile
(Not Selectable)
Battery TypeLithiumLithium
Maximum Recommended Panel Power:(See specs for
closest voltage)
(See specs for
closest voltage)
Charge Profile:CC-CV or
CC-CV or
CV Voltage (Li models):max 16.9Vmax 16.9V
Load (LVD) Disconnect/Reconnect Voltage:To Customer Spec.To Customer Spec.
Battery Temperature Compensation:Disabled
Rated Battery (Output) Current:5A
Absolute Max Panel Voltage (Voc):27V
Recommended Max Voc at STC:22V
Minimum Battery Voltage for Normal Operation:7.2V
Trickle Charge to Recover Dead (0V) Battery:Yes
Input Voltage Range:0-27V
Maximum Input Short Circuit Current*:5A
Continuous Rated Load Current:5A
Maximum Input Current **:9A
Operating Temperature:-40°C - 85°C
Maximum Full Power Ambient:50°C
Electrical Efficiency:94% - 99.85% typical
Tracking Efficiency:99+% typical
MPPT Tracking Speed:15Hz
Operating Consumption:0.150mA (150uA)
Night Consumption:0.125mA (125uA)
Connection:24-pin, dual-row shrouded polarized male header, 0.100" spacing, gold-plated
Weight:1.0 oz., 28 g
Dimensions:3.28 x 1.88 x 0.48 ", 8.32 x 4.78 x 1.22 cm
Warranty:10 years

*Panel Isc. Maximum input power and maximum input voltage requirements must also be respected.
**Maximum current that the controller could draw from an unlimited source. This specification is not intended for determining PV input.

Download the Manual: GV-5-MOD Specification (257 downloads)

Download the Datasheet: GV-5-MOD Datasheet (44 downloads)

Download the Drawing: GV-5-MOD Drawing (197 downloads)

If you have any questions please visit our FAQ

The GV-5-MOD solar charge controllers carry a 10-year warranty on materials and workmanship. Genasun’s warranty does not cover damage due to abuse or operation beyond the rated specifications.