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Outback Flexmax 60 MPPT Solar Charge Controller

Outback Flexmax 60 MPPT Solar Charge Controller
Outback Flexmax 60 MPPT Solar Charge Controller
Item code Model number Amps
OUTFW-FLEXMAX60 FM60-150VDC 60A

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FLEXmax 60
MPPT Charge Controller

 

Outback FlexMax 60 charge controller

The FLEXmax 60 is the latest innovation in Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) charge controllers from OutBack Power Systems. The FLEXmax 60's innovative MPPT algorithm is both continuous and active, increasing your renewable energy yield up to 30%. Thanks to enhanced cooling, the FLEXmax 60 can operate at its full 60 amp maximum current rating in ambient temperatures as high as 104°F (40°C).

Included in the FLEXmax 60 are all of the features first developed by OutBack Power in the revolutionary MX60, such as support for a wide range of nominal battery voltages and the ability to step-down a high voltage solar array to recharge a low voltage battery. A built-in backlit display shows status information at the touch of a button. Enhanced network communications allow the FLEXmax 60 to be remotely programmed via the optional MATE system display and controller.

The new FLEXmax 60 is the only choice when you demand a high performance, efficient and customizable charge controller for your advanced power system.

Features:

  • Increases PV Array Output by up to 30%
  • Advanced Continuous Maximum Power Point Tracking Algorithm
  • Full Output Capacity in Ambient Temperatures up to 104°F (40°C)
  • Battery Voltages from 12 VDC to 60 VDC
  • Automatic Battery Voltage Detection at Start Up
  • Fully OutBack Network Integrated and Programmable
  • Programmable Auxiliary Control Output
  • Negative or Positive Ground System Capable
  • Built-in 128 days of Data Logging

 

FLEXmax™ 60 Specifications*
Nominal Battery Voltages
12, 24, 36, 48, or 60 VDC (Single model - selectable via field programming at start-up)
Maximum Output Current
60 amps @ 104° F (40°C) with adjustable current limit
Maximum Solar Array STC Nameplate
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 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
98.1% @ 60 Amps in at 48 VDC System voltage - Typical
Charging Regulation
Five Stages: Bulk, Absorption, Float, Silent and Equalization
Voltage Regulation Set points
10 to 60 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
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)
Status Display
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

Network Cabeling
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
Hydro Turbine Applications
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)
Operating Temperature Range Minimum -40° to maximum 60° C (Power capacity of the controller is automatically derated when operated above 40° C)
Environmental Rating Indoor Type 1
Physical Specifications
Conduit Knockouts One 1" (35mm)on the back; One1" (35mm) on the left side; Two 1" (35mm) on the bottom
Warranty Standard 5 year
Weight - Unit 11.65 lbs (5.3 kg)
  - Shipping, 14.55 lbs (6.4 kg)
Dimensions - Unit 13.5 x 5.75 x 4" (40 x 14 x 10 cm)
  - Shipping 18 x 11 x 8" (46 x 30 x 20 cm)
Options Remote Temperature Sensor (RTS), HUB 4, HUB 10, MATE, MATE 2
Menu Languages English & Spanish

Use appropriate wire size in accordance with NEC.
* Specifications subject to change without notice.

 

Outback Power Systems

Great Charge Controller!!

I've had this for 3 years now and I love it,it logs 128days and it can expect up to 150vdc great for long solar runs or to get the most out of a small solar system... It kicks butt!!
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Flexmax 60

I like the fact that it will take up to 150 volts input. I was able to series two sets of three panels and only needed 4 conductors and a ground. With lower amperage comes smaller wire, pipe, breakers etc. The display shows all you need to know about
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