Invented over 100 years ago by Thomas Edison as a non-polluting and non-consumable alternative to Lead Acid Batteries using no heavy metals! Now manufactured once again worldwide after lead acid battery companies closed Edison's Plant in 1972.
We have sourced NiFe at a competative rate at a little over double our cheap lead acid range and similar to our Rolls battery prices. This makes them a very viable option for long term off grid solutions.
You need 10 cells to make up a 12V bank, 20 cells for a 24V bank and 40 cells for a 48V bank
They have low operation cost, low self-discharge, long cycling life and environmental-friendly. They can withstand deep discharge, wide temperature variations, mechanical & electrical abuses and still show excellent and reliable performance over a long period. The operation life of solar Ni-Fe batteries is 30-40 Years, the working temperature range can be -40°C to 60°C, which is also the longest life battery for the PV system.
For more information on the advantages of NiFE batteries please read our info here
Optional LED fluid level indicator (£10 per cell)
Optional Auto Fill option (£15 per cell)
These have a long lead time as they are made to order and shipped over to us, please allow 2 months for delivery, but for a battery that will out live any other battery if your deciding to go down this route its definitely worth the wait and this is the reason we can keep the prices low.
THE NEW VFXR-SERIES
7 Features In One Device
GENERATOR MODE - CONNECT THE VFXR TO ANY GENERATOR:
1. Cover current consumption
2. Charge batteries
SUPPORT MODE- CONNECT THE VFXR TO ANY INVERTER TO EXPAND THE OUTPUT POWER:
1. Cover consumption with your inverter (any brand)
2. Cover your additional consumption with the VFXR (in cooperation with any brand)
GRID TIED MODE - INJECT EXCESSIVE POWER TO THE GRID:
3. Charge your batteries
4. Sell not consumed power to the grid
UPS MODE - USE THE BATTERIES IF THE GRID FAILS:
5. Cover consumption with the grid
6. In case of grid failure, switch to batteries without interruption
GRIDZERO MODE - USE THE GRID IF SOLAR POWER IS NOT AVAILABLE AND COVER HIGHER LOADS WITH SMALL INVERTERS:
7. Cover consumption with solar power (even with small inverters)
8. Take additional power from the grid to double the output of your inverter
MINI GRID MODE - USE THE GRID WHEN BATTERIES ARE LOW:
9. Cover consumption with solar power
10. Connect to the grid when batteries are low
BACKUP MODE - COVER GRID FAILURES WITH YOUR SOLAR SYSTEM:
11. Cover consumption with the grid
12. In grid failure, switch to solar system
The latest, most advanced features on the industry’s most trusted and proven platform—that’s the essence of OutBack’s new FXR Series of Grid/Hybrid inverter/chargers. Capable of off-grid or grid-connected operation in a single model, the FXR Grid/Hybrid inverter/chargers provide system designers with unprecedented flexibility and compatibility for nearly
any power conversion scenario.
The new FXR features and technologies on the acclaimed FX platform include:
FXR inverter/chargers can be paired with a MATE3 to add OPTICS RE to monitor and control system performance from any location. Available in power ranges from 2000W-3000W, multiple units may be stacked and connected with other OutBack Power electronics for more seamless system integration and the ability to function in a wide variety of applications, and system sizes. Up to nine inverters can be combined in a 3-phase system with the 12V, 24V or 48V models, and up to 30kW in a grid-tied 24V or 48V system. The exclusive modular system architecture means that increased power output is just an additional FXR inverter/charger away.
Available in sealed or vented units with NEMA type 1 die-cast aluminum chassis designed to operate in the harshest environmental conditions such as high temperatures, humidity or corrosive salt air, the FXR’s continue in OutBack’s tradition of absolute dependability in mission critical installations no matter how harsh or challenging the conditions.
Please Note: The new VFXR range only work with a Mate 3 (the standard Mate or Mate B will not work with them)
The new MATE3 System Display and Controller makes it easy to program and monitor a complete OutBack Power System. An intuitive and integrated system configuration wizard makes system setup and programming quick and seamless.
The ability to set unique multi-level user passwords allows the user to secure critical system settings from unintended changes, while still allowing open access to necessary functions.
The MATE3 is packed full of features to make system management simple. The easy-to-read graphical LCD display is backlit for dark operating conditions. Improved tactile buttons and a user programmable “favorite” key give you immediate access to the features you want, while an intuitive scroll wheel interface allows for easy adjustment of system setpoints. Expandable SD card memory allows you to increase data logging capacity as well as upgrade units in the field.
A built-in clock and calendar function enables timer-based programming of inverter and charger operation. All of your settings are stored in permanent memory to eliminate the need to reprogram in the event of a system shutdown or battery replacement. The MATE3 is an Internet enabled device – simply connecting to the Internet will allow full remote system.
By adding the Mate Controller you can also use the outback inverters as a off grid/grid hybrid system allowing you to use the power from your batteries primarily and switching to use the grid when your batteries are low, thus minimising your use of the grid and ensuring you get the best use of your renewable power set-up, and yet never run out of power. Or you can configure an automatic generator start from them if needed.
Fixed Key Battery Isolator Switch
High quality metal body, Durable plastic handle
1,000AMP for up to 10 seconds
Body: 67mm Diameter, 100mm length
35mm Cable - Use for connecting Batteries to Inverter M8 - M10 (M8 one end M10 on the other end)
You will need 2 cables, 1 for Positive and 1 for Negative
If you need a longer cable please let us know.