OutBack Product Highlights:
The FLEXmax family of charge controllers is the latest innovation in Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) charge controllers from OutBack Power. 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 (40°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, back lit 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.FLEXmax MPPT Charge Controllers are the only choice when you demand a high performance, efficient and versatile charge controller for your advanced power system.
|FLEXmax 80 - FM80-150VDC||FLEXmax 60 - FM60-150VDC
|Nominal Battery Voltages||12, 24, 36, 48, or 60 VDC (Single model - selectable via field programming at start-up)|
NEC Recommended Solar
Maximum 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|
|Standby Power Consumption||Less than 1 Watt typical|
|Power Conversion Efficiency||97.5% @ 80 Amps DC in a 48 VDC System - Typical||98.1% @ 60 Amps DC in a 48 VDC System - Typical|
|Charging Regulation||Five Stages: Bulk, Absorption, Float, Silent and Equalization|
|Voltage Regulation Set points||13 to 80 VDC user adjustable with password protection|
|Equalization Charging||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|
|Voltage Step-Down Capability||
Down convert from any acceptable array voltage to any battery voltage.
Example: 72 VDC array to 24 VDC battery; 60 VDC array to 48 VDC battery
|Programmable Auxiliary Control Output||
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|
|Remote Display and Controller||Optional MATE3, MATE or MATE2 with RS232 Serial Communications Port|
|Network Cabling||Proprietary network system using RJ-45 Modular Connectors with CAT5 Cable (8 wires)|
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, Accumulated Amp Hours, and kW Hours of production
|Operating Temperature Range||-40 to 60°C (power automatically derated above 40°C)|
|Environmental Rating||Indoor Type 1|
|Conduit Knockouts||One 1” (35 mm) on the back; One 1” (35 mm) on the left side; Two 1” (35 mm) on the bottom|
|Warranty||Standard 5 year / Available 10 Year|
12.20 lbs (5.56 kg)
11.65 lbs (5.3 kg)
|Dimensions (H x W x D)
16.25 x 5.75 x 4.5” (41.3 x 14.6 x 11.4 cm)
13.75 x 5.75 x 4.5” (35 x 14.6 x 11.4 cm)
|Options||Remote Temperature Sensor (RTS), HUB4, HUB10, MATE, MATE2, MATE3|
|Menu Languages||English & Spanish|
|Certifications||ETL Listed to UL1741, CSA C22.2 No. 107.1|
NOTE: The remote battery temperature sensor is not included with the FM60 and FM80. It is an optional accessory for more precise battery charging.
How to use the Flexmax controller auxiliary output to control Missouri Wind Turbines
*Does not include wind turbine, batteries, and other components shown in this image. Image for illustrative purposes only.
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