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|
320W JA Solar Panels Mono Percium - All Black Half Cell, 1689 X 996 X 35mm
Half Cell Advantages
Supplied with 1000mm output cables and QC4.10 connectors (connects to MC4s)
The latest in mono cell technology with passivated backside, local BSF and 4 Bus Bars from worldwide PV Cell leaders - JA Solar
First to reach >20.6% average cell efficiency in mass production
More Power Per m²
JA higher efficiency module type specially designed for UK rooftop market.
Maximise the kWp installation on the roof
Homogeneous Black Mono cells.
Black Frame for anti-glare and pleasing appearance.
Lower System Cost
Reduced installation and BOS cost
Excellent Low-light Performance
Enhanced spectral response at longer wavelength boosts low-light performance, which can produce more than 1% additional power compared with conventional module at system side.
Passed "3xMCS" TÜV SÜD Thresher Long life Accelerated Stress Tests.
Full range of PID-resistance tests
Harsh climate environment endurance tests
Full set of long-term reliability tests
Manufacturing inspected and certified by leading institutes such as PI-Berlin, Franhoeffer, Sgurr, OST and Solar-IF
100% in-house automatic manufacturing
2X 100% EL inspection ensuring defect-free production
Over 500MWp of JA Solar panels installed in the UK. 10GWp Worldwide.
Positive power tolerance: -0~+5W
Modules binned by current to improve system performance
Excellent mechanical load resistance: Certified to withstand high wind loads (2400Pa) and snow loads (5400Pa)
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.
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 set (Taper, Plug & Bottoming)
6mm² 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: 70A in air
Our solar cable is ozone resistant according to BS EN 50396
UV resistant according to HD 605 S2 and is tested for durability according to EN 60216
Flexible tinned copper conductor
Class 5 flexible tinned copper conductor
Halogen-free cross-linked compound
Halogen-free cross-linked, flame retardant compound
16mm cable - for Large Charge Controller to Batteries - 2 Meter leght with M8 Lug
You will need 2 cables per charge controler (Pos & Neg). The Lugs are on 1 end only as the charge controllers have bare wire connectors.
If you need longer lengths please let us know
Affordable DC Breaker for 35mm DIN mount. Use with our DIN Rail as an easy and affordable breaker solution.
Current Flows from top to bottom of the breaker:
For charge controller wire top pole to charge controller and bottom pole to battery.
For Inverter wire top pole to battery and bottom pole to inverter.
MC4 Solar Connector - Price is per MC4 pair simply select the quantity as the number of MC4 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.
MC4 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;
Cable Gland Entry Box, use to connect through external surface. Perfect for solar panel cables coming from outside to controller.
MC4 Solar PV connectors - Pair of Y Branches
Connect your solar modules together with ease using these safe and durable MC4 connectors. This pair of "Y" shape connectors (one in a male to female, female configuration, and one in a female to male, male configuration) will allow you to connect panels or strings of panels together. If you need to connect 3 panels together then it is cheaper to use 2 pairs of these than to purchase a 3 way splitter (its about 1/3 of the cost to use these)
Current Rating: 30A
Voltage Rating: 1000V
Auto-lock design ensures the product with superior anti-impact forces
Low contact resistance
Excellent material which meets UL94-V0 fire safety standard for long-term outdoor application; outstanding anti-ageing and UV-resistance
Simple, quick and safe installation
A small, low cost multimeter supplied with test leads, perfect to help you setup and test your solar installation.
DMM Functions: DC Current, AC/DC Voltage, Diode, Resistance
No. of Digits: 3.5
DMM Response Type: Average
Display Count: 1999
Range Selection: Manual
Voltage Measure DC Max: 500V
Voltage Measure AC Max: 500V
Current Measure DC Max: 5A
Resistance Measure Max: 2Mohm
Simple DIN mount rail 10cm long for DC or AC DIN mount breakers. Easy solution, simply screw the rail to the wall of your electrical installation and connect the breakers to it. Quick easy and simple solution to install breakers to your solar system.
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