MidNite Solar

MidNite Solar Kid MPPT Charge Controller for Hydro and Wind

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The KID for Hydro and Wind is a 30a 150v MPPT charge controller. It features tracking algorithms specifically designed to maximize power harvest from your hydro or wind turbine. The KID allows you to charge battery banks at your custom settings from 12-48v nominal. With a two wire Automatic Generator Start (AGS) as standard equipment, the KID detects when the generator is running by watching battery voltage over time.


WARNING: the standard Wind/Hydro Kid is not protected from over voltage, If you have a turbine that can produce more than 149 Volts DC you MUST the Missouri Wind and Solar VRD or a MidNite Clipper. Overvoltage damage will NOT be covered under warranty


With the UL458 marine supplement, THE KID meets very strict vibration, environment, and thermal requirements.

Comes standard with wall mounting bracket. Model number MNKID-B for the Black standard and MNKID-W for the White standard version. Standard versions can be cut into the wall for a flush mount assembly and also come with a surface mount wall adapter to mount on the wall.

AGS (Auto Generator Start)

The Kid is the first charge controller in the industry to feature a two wire Automatic Generator Start (AGS) as standard equipment. The KID detects when the generator is running by simply watching battery voltage over time. No extra wires or voltage sensing is required making installation a snap.

Reasons to buy a MidNite Solar Kid for Wind or Hydro:

  • Made in Arlington, Washington USA by US workers
  • It costs much less than the competitors controllers
  • It can handle Wind or Hydro turbines with true MPPT tracking or using the many unique settings available for customizing it to a specific turbine
  • It has generator start with gen start verification (find THAT in a Chinese controller!)
  • It has no fans and is sealed for harsh environments
  • It's backed by a 5 year warranty
  • And although I may be a bit biased, it's supported by the best technical support team in the USA


  • AGS (Auto Generator Start)
  • MPPT Tracking
  • Type 1 environmental rating
  • Up to 150V input
  • 12V, 24V, 36V, 48V battery output
  • Up to 30 amps battery output
  • No fan
  • Reverse polarity protected
  • Battery Temp Sensor included
  • Front panel exchangeable fuses for battery and input.
  • 3 LED bar graph for battery status at a glance
  • Keypad for access to extensive menu items and set points
  • Includes wall mount adapter, Boat mount bracket available as an accessory
  • Sealed for harsh environments
  • Weight: 7 LBS
  • Dimensions: 9.5"L x 6.6"W x 3.4"D
  • Built in Arlington, WA USA
  • Warranty - 5 yrs.

Use the MidNite KID Sizing Tool


The KID Clipper allows you to pair your KID for Hydro and Wind with nearly any small turbine on the market. Available in 0.4, 1.0, 1.6 and 4.0 ohms of resistance the KID Clipper communicates with the KID to slow the turbine when the batteries are full as well as provide over voltage protection in the case of high wind or flow scenarios.


As an alternative to the Clipper, you can use our Missouri Wind and Solar VRD (Voltage Reducing Device).


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