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Outback Power Systems
FLEXmax Charge Controllers

Outback Power Systems power inverters and combiner boxws

Outback Power Systems has come up with a full line of combiner boxes, a maximum power point tracking charge controller, AC & DC system disconnects, and sine wave inverters that make system design, installation, operation and maintenance a breeze. All of these components can be easily tied together to form a safe and complete NEC compliant system.   Note:  if you buy your power system from us, there will be system discounts over and above the prices listed here.  Click here to see our Outback Inverters.



OutBack Power Systems FLEXmax Charge Controller
 

The FLEXmax family of charge controllers is the latest innovation in Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) charge controllers from OutBack Power Systems. The innovative FLEXmax MPPT software algorithm is both continuous and active, increasing your photovoltaic array power yield up to 30% compared to non-MPPT controllers. Thanks to active cooling and intelligent thermal management cooling, both FLEXmax charge controllers can operate at their full maximum current rating, 60 Amps or 80 Amps respectively, in ambient temperatures as high as 104 F (140 C). Included in all of the FLEXmax Charge Controllers are the revolutionary features first developed by OutBack Power, including support for a wide range of nominal battery voltages and the ability to step-down a higher voltage solar array to recharge a lower voltage battery bank. A built-in, backlit 80 character display shows the current status and logged system performance data for the last 128 days at the touch of a button. The integrated OutBack network communications allows FLEXmax series Charge Controllers to be remotely programmed and monitored via a MATE system display and provides unrivaled complete system integration. These controllers do come with a five year warranty.

 

Outback Power Systems FLEXmax Charge Controller Specs

FLEXmax 80 Specifications FLEXmax 60 Specifications
Price $749 $699
Nominal Battery Voltages

12, 24, 36, 48, or 60 VDC (Single model - selectable via field programming at start-up)

12, 24, 36, 48, or 60 VDC (Single model - selectable via field programming at start-up)
Maximum Output Current 80 amps @ 104 F (40C) with adjustable current limit 60 amps @ 104 F (40C) with adjustable current limit
Maximum Solar Array STC Nameplate 12 VDC systems 1250 Watts / 24 VDC systems 2500 Watts / 48 VDC systems 5000 Watts / 60 VDC systems 6250 Watts 12 VDC systems 900 Watts / 24 VDC systems 1800 Watts / 48 VDC systems 3600 Watts / 60 VDC Systems 4500 Watts
NEC Recommended Solar Array STC Nameplate 12 VDC systems 1000 Watts / 24 VDC systems 2000 Watts / 48 VDC systems 4000 Watts / 60 VDC Systems 5000 Watts 12 VDC systems 750 Watts / 24 VDC systems 1500 Watts / 48 VDC systems 3000 Watts / 60 VDC Systems 3750 Watts
PV Open Circuit Voltage (VOC) 150 VDC absolute maximum coldest conditions / 145 VDC start-up and operating maximum 150 VDC absolute maximum coldest conditions / 145 VDC start-up and operating maximum
Standby Power Consumption Less than 1 Watt typical Less than 1 Watt typical
Power Conversion Efficiency 97.5% @ 80 Amps in a 48 VDC System - Typical 98.1% @ 60 Amps in at 48 VDC System voltage - Typical
Charging Regulation Five Stages: Bulk, Absorption, Float, Silent and Equalization Five Stages: Bulk, Absorption, Float, Silent and Equalization
Voltage Regulation Set points 10 to 80 VDC user adjustable with password protection 10 to 60 VDC user adjustable with password protection
Equalization Charging Programmable Voltage Setpoint and Duration - Automatic Termination when completed Programmable Voltage Setpoint and Duration - Automatic Termination when completed
Battery Temperature Compensation Automatic with optional RTS installed / 5.0 mV per C per 2V battery cell Automatic with optional RTS installed / 5.0 mV per C per 2V battery cell
Voltage Step-Down Capability Can charge a lower voltage battery from a higher voltage PV array - Max 150 VDC input Can charge a lower voltage battery from a higher voltage PV array - Max 150 VDC input
Programmable Auxilary Control Output 12 VDC output signal which can be programmed for different control applications
(Maximum of 0.2 amps DC)
12 VDC output signal which can be programmed for different control applications
(Maximum of 0.2 amps DC)
Status Display 3.1" (8 cm) backlit LCD screen - 4 lines with 80 alphanumeric characters total 3.1" (8 cm) backlit LCD screen - 4 lines with 80 alphanumeric characters total
Remote Display and Controller Optional Mate or Mate2 with RS232 Serial Communications Port Optional Mate or Mate2 with RS232 Serial Communications Port
Network Cabeling Proprietary network system using RJ 45 Modular Connectors with CAT 5e Cable (8 wires) Proprietary network system using RJ 45 Modular Connectors with CAT 5e Cable (8 wires)
Data Logging Last 128 days of Operation - Amp Hours, Watt Hours, Time in Float , Peak Watts, Amps, Solar Array Voltage, Max Battery Voltage Min Battery Voltage and Absorb for each day along with total Accumulated Amp Hours, and kW Hours of production Last 128 days of Operation - Amp Hours, Watt Hours, Time in Float , Peak Watts, Amps, Solar Array Voltage, Max Battery Voltage Min Battery Voltage and Absorb for each day along with total Accumulated Amp Hours, and kW Hours of production
Hydro Turbine Applications Consult factory for approved Turbines Consult factory for approved Turbines
Positive Ground Applications Requires two Pole Breakers for switching both positive and Negative Conductors on both Solar Array and Battery Connections (HUB-4 and HUB-10 can not be used for use in positive ground applications) Requires two Pole Breakers for switching both positive and Negative Conductors on both Solar Array and Battery Connections (HUB-4 and HUB-10 can not be used for use in positive ground applications)
Operating Temperature Range Minimum -40, maximum 60 C
(Power capacity of the controller is automatically derated when operated
above 40 C)
Minimum -40, maximum 60 C
(Power capacity of the controller is automatically derated when operated
above 40 C)
Environmental Rating Indoor Type 1 Indoor Type 1
Conduit Knockouts One 1" (35mm)on the back; One 1" (35mm) on the left side; Two 1" (35mm) on the bottom One 1" (35mm)on the back; One 1" (35mm) on the left side; Two 1" (35mm) on the bottom
Warranty Standard 5 year
Available 10 Year
Standard 5 year
Available 10 Year
Unit Weight 12.20 lbs (5.56 kg) 11.65 lbs (5.3 kg)
Shipping Weight 15.75 lbs (7.10 kg) 14.55 lbs (6.4 kg)
Dimensions - Unit 16.25" x 5.75" x 4" (41.3 x 14 x 10 cm) -
(H x W x D)
13.5 x 5.75 x 4" (40 x 14 x 10 cm)
                   - Shipping 21" x 10.5" x 9.75"
(53 x 27 x 25 cm)
18 x 11 x 8"
(46 x 30 x 20 cm)
Options Remote Temperature Sensor (RTS), HUB 4,
HUB 10, MATE, MATE 2
Remote Temperature Sensor (RTS), HUB 4,
HUB 10, MATE, MATE 2
Menu Languages English & Spanish English & Spanish
 
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