These are the best charge controllers on the market, they are solid, reliable and what we use for The Bimble Inn.
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.
|Voltage||Recommended PV Max||Absolute Max|
|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 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||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|
At the same physical size as a 250W panel, the Q CELLS 300W Mono with Black Frame is a perfect high output module for roofs where space is limited and is available now at a very cost effective price.
The new high-performance module Q.PEAK-G4.1 is the ideal solution for residential buildings thanks to its innovative cell technology Q.ANTUM. The world-record cell design was developed to achieve the best performance under real conditions – even with low radiation intensity and on clear, hot summer days.
Peak power Wp 300W
Voltage at peak power Vmp: 32.41V
Max open circuit voltage Voc: 39.67V
Current at peak power Imp: 9.26A
Max short circuit current Isc: 9.77A
Dimensions: 1670 x 1000 x 32mm
Warranty on output: 25 years
Product warranty: 12 years
Use with Tracer MPPT's - for a single panel on a 12V system you can use a 30A MPPT with this panel.
This listing is for 1 panel, simply select how many you need in the quantity. There is NO MINIMIUM Order.
Delivery from £32.50
First panel £32.50, each additional panel just £5 delivery
ie: 6 panels costs £57.50 delivery.
Delivery service is an economy service that hand delivers fragile items on a weekly round across the UK.
£15 surcharge for Scotland (please allow 2-3 weeks for Scotland).
This is a safer more reliable and cheaper way for you to receive panels and saves on the huge amounts of wasted packing materials.
Pallet Shipping 32 panels per pallet:
£175 UK Mainland
£375 Rest of Europe
Or you can collect for FREE from Nr Brighton.
A pair of 2mm stainless steel (316L) solar panel brackets designed with canalboats and vehicles in mind, supplied with marine standard cable glands and anti tamper bolts & bit.
Allow your solar panels to both tilt and swivel throughout the year, maximising the sun's energy whilst providing excellent ventilation. This can improve the power of your panels by up to 40%, perfect for smaller systems where efficiency is key. *Standing at just over 25cm high and 16cm wide they're designed to maximise the angle of your panels whilst being low enough for most bridges and tunnels.
Using any padlock attach your panel securely to the roof via an integrated 8mm stainless steel chain that secures directly to the bracket, keeping your panels safe. The anti tamper bolts secure the bracket to your roof for maximum security deterring even the most determined of thieves.
Using M10 for both bolts and glands means you only need to drill six identical holes, saving both time and money on tools or labour whilst providing a safe and secure mounting solution.
A tool kit with everything you need for a waterproof and secure installation supplied separately, select the tool kit option to purchase this as well.
2 top spec cobalt drill bits and M10 tap and ratchet allow quick and easy installation with even the toughest steel roof. Supplied with marine sealant and instructions, a secure and waterproof installation can be done in as little as 4 hours.
Save yourself hours of drilling! Get our essential toolkit for installing the boat swivel mounts!
Cobalt drill bits (for drilling into the panel frame and boat hull) 8.5mm and 5.5mm
Ratchet and Tap
6mm Solar Cable - Price is per meter simply select the quantity as the number of meters you want.
Double Insulated UV protected solar cable
Max load: 50A
Panel mounted hydraulic-magnetic type circuit breakers that can be used for DC sources, inverters or load circuits.
Cable Gland Entry Box, use to connect through external surface. Perfect for solar panel cables coming from outside to controller.
MC4 Solar Connector - Price is per pair simply select the quantity as the number of pairs you want.
These are the standard connectors used on most solar panels.
TUV certified, brand new, water /weather proof rubber seal that can ensure excellent electrical contact for life time service.
The metal pin is made from high quality machined copper and sealed tip (compare to the cheap sheet metal pin) that can ensure excellent electrical contact for life time service.
Build in press tabs for easy disconnect, no tool is needed. 25A max load.
Wires should be crimped or soldered into the pins and care should be taken to get the correct pin into the correct connector. Once the pin is pushed into the connector it is difficult to remove without the correct tooling.
Main Technical Specification:
Maximum Current: 25A
Maximum voltage: 1000V
Maximum operating humidity: 5% -95% (No condensation)
Temperature: -40 ℃ ~ +90 ℃
Waterproof Grade: IP67
Flame class: UL94-V0
Connecting cable specifications: 2.5mm2 4mm2 6mm2
Test voltage: 6.6KV (50Hz, 1min)
Metal materials: nickel copper
Insulation material: PA12 * 1988HB
Lock mode: Self-locking
Security Level: Class ‖
Shell has a strong anti-aging, anti- UV capability; found in outdoor use under harsh environment requirements; according to different needs can be arbitrary and used in conjunction with a variety of cell junction box; all connections are using press-fit connection;