The SHS 200 is a smart solar charge controller and power distribution system designed for off-grid electricity access. It is used with solar panels and a battery to power DC appliances (12V). Low-cost and reliable offline Pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) operations are possible through keypad activation.

Modular solar home system

The SHS 200 is compatible with different size of batteries (up to 12V/160Ah) and solar panels (up to 200Wp). End-users can progressively increase their power subscription according to their needs and budget. With eleven DC load outputs, the SHS 200 can be connected to a variety of household appliances such LED lighting, phone charging, fans, TVs and a fridge. This solution is also powerful enough for entrepreneurial customers to run a small business.

PAYGo ready

The SHS 200 is primarily designed for Pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) operations. It is compatible with various PAYGo software platforms and includes a keypad for offline activation. How does it work? PAYGo operators usually offer solar home systems to their customers through a rent-to-own plan on prepayments. Customers can get a SHS 200 against a deposit. Then they make regular payments by mobile money over few months or years to finally own the unit. A recharge code is sent to their cell phone by SMS after each payment. The SHS 200 becomes active only when the code is pressed on its keypad. PAYGo operators can achieve profitability while off-grid populations afford reliable and clean energy.

MPPT charger and smart battery management

By using Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) technology, the SHS 200 ensures that every drop of available power is rinsed out of the panels and harvested for storage. Additionally smart multi-stage charging and load disconnect features maintain the health and extends the life of the battery. The SHS 200 is compatible with lead-acid and lithium battery technologies.




200W MPPT charge controller

Smart charge controller with four PV inputs of 50Wp. Maximum power point tracking (MPPT) will improve energy harvest by up to 30% compared to PWM charge controllers.

Smart battery management

Smart multi-stage charging and load disconnect to extend battery life. Internal temperature sensor (compensates charge voltage according to temperature). Optional battery cap to prevent user from tampering with battery terminals.

Fifteen DC load outputs

Compatible with large range of accessories such as LED lighting, mobile phone charging, TVs, DC fridge, fans or sound systems.

PAYG enabled

Low-cost and reliable offline Pay-as-you-go (PAYG) operation through keypad activation. Compatible with most mobile money carriers and various PAYG software platforms.

LCD screen

Display parameters such as usage statistics, battery state of charge and agent diagnostics. Easy navigation and adjustable languages (English, French, Swahili).

Customizable design

Different levels of personalization to distributor brands and last-mile operators


Victron Energy

Manufacturer Part Number




Battery Voltage
Nominal PV power

50 to 200Wp total (36 cells panels)

Maximum charge / discharge currents


Peak efficiency


Suitable battery capacity

Up to 160Ah

Compatible battery technologies

Sealed lead-acid, Victron SuperPack (lithium)

Temperature compensation

Yes (automatic)

Remote activation

Unlock codes sent to end-user via SMS to activate the system

Compatible PAYGo platforms

PaygOps, Angaza, Paygee

Protection Category



H148 x W204 x D67mm




5 Years

Country of Manufacture



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