We visited with Brian, from Outback Power, at last month’s Solar Power International 2016, to talk about Outback’s new FlexMax Ultra medium voltage charge controller.
Brian: Outback’s very pleased to introduce our FlexMax Ultra series medium voltage charge controllers. It’s 250V plus battery voltage, so for most of our systems of 48V, we’re a 300V charge controller.
We’ve got three versions in the product family. We have 80A and 100A without arc fault protection, and a 100A unit with arc fault. The difference between the 80 and the 100 amp is we add a fan to the external heat sink in behind to provide some forced cooling over the heat sink to get us an extra 20A. 300V input limit. NEC compliant with the arc fault protection, very important with some of our market.
Other key features is it is NEMA-3R, it can be mounted outside. There’s no moving parts on the two 80A models. It’s a very high longevity because of the lack of the fan, that’s something very important to a lot of our customers. And the 100A unit can get over 6000W which exceeds any of our competitors’ medium voltage unit. So we are really excited to have this product offering. We’re going to start adding that next year into our FlexPower offerings, to make that feature available, too.
Available mid 2017!