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Outback FLEXmax 80 Charge Controller

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Features

  • Increases PV Array Output by up to 30%
  • Advanced Continuous Maximum Power Point Tracking
  • Full Power Output in Ambient Temperatures up to 104°F (40°C)
  • Battery Voltages from 12 VDC to 60 VDC
  • Fully OutBack Network Integrated and Programmable
  • Programmable Auxiliary Control Output
  • Built-in 128 days of Data Logging
  • Standard 5 Year Warranty

Outback FLEXmax 80 Charge Controller

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This charge controller uses MPPT technology and will operate at full 80A capacity up to 104°F with up 97.5% efficiency!
Outback
FLEXmax

The FLEXmax 80 (AKA FM80) is the latest innovation in Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) charge controllers from OutBack Power Systems. The FLEXmax 80's innovative MPPT algorithm is both continuous and active, increasing your renewable energy yield up to 30%. Thanks to enhanced cooling, the FLEXmax 80 can operate at its full 80 amp maximum current rating in ambient temperatures as high as 104°F (40°C).

Included in the FLEXmax 80 charge controller 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 80 to be remotely programmed via the optional MATE system display and controller.

The FLEXmax 80 has a broad DC input range of up to 150VDC and an 80 amp DC current rating. FLEXmax 80 is compatible with 12 VDC to 60 VDC systems, allowing for flexibility in both wiring as well as solar array sizing. The ability to step-down a high voltage solar array to a low voltage battery helps save money by reducing the size of wire required, thereby making the installation easier. Revised menus and setup procedures provide a superior installation and user experience.

The new FLEXmax 80 is a great choice when you demand a high performance, efficient and customizable charge controller for your advanced power system.

FLEXmax 80 Specifications:

Nominal Battery Voltages 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
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
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
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 in a 48 VDC System - Typical
Charging Regulation Five Stages: Bulk, Absorption, Float, Silent and Equalization
Voltage Regulation Set points 10 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 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
Conduit Knockouts 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
Weight - Unit 12.20 lbs (5.56 kg)
- Shipping 15.75 lbs (7.10 kg)
Dimensions - Unit 16.25" x 5.75" x 4" (41.3 x 14 x 10 cm) -
(H x W x D)
- Shipping 21" x 10.5" x 9.75" (53 x 27 x 25 cm)
Options Remote Temperature Sensor (RTS), HUB 4,
HUB 10, MATE, MATE 2
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