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outback flexmaxchargecontroller 3A charge controller’s main function is to optimize a PV array’s output which can fluctuate based on shading and temperature variables found on the average roof. OutBack's industry-leading Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) charge controllers offer customers the same reliability and durability built into every OutBack product. Innovative solar harvesting and battery charging algorithms allow customers to maximize system potential and increase renewable energy yield by up to 30 percent.

As the industry’s first multi-voltage MPPT charge controller with a landmark design, OutBack’s FLEXmax Series is the most recognized controller on the market today. FLEXmax Controllers support a wide variety of system designs, battery chemistries, and integrate seamlessly in terms of system data management and programming.
 Description

The FLEXmax family of charge controllers is the latest innovation in Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) charge controllers from OutBack Power Technologies. 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, 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.

FLEXmax MPPT Charge Controllers are the only choice when you demand a high performance, efficient and versatile charge controller for your advanced power system.



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FLEXmax 80
FLEXmax 80
FLEXmax 60
FLEXmax 60
Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT)
Active cooling and intelligent thermal management cooling
Ambient temperatures as high as 104°F (40°C)
Built-in, backlit 80 character display
Integrated OutBack network communications
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Document Downloads

Datasheets
  FLEXmax 60/80 Spec Sheet - English
  FLEXmax 60/80 Spec Sheet - Spanish
  
Manual Downloads

   Charge Controller Owner's Manual
   Charge Controller Quick Start Guide

Software & Others Downloads

   Quick Start Guide (Spanish)
   FLEXmax Series Charge Controller Overview
  Technical Specifications

   FLEXmax 80 Specifications FLEXmax 60 Specifications
   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 (40°C) with adjustable current limit  60 amps @ 104° F (40°C) 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 80 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° to maximum 60° C
   (Power capacity of the controller is automatically derated when operated above 40° C)  Minimum -40° to 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
   Weight - Unit  12.20 lbs (5.56 kg)  11.65 lbs (5.3 kg)
               - Shipping  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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