The OutBack true sinewave GFX International Series Inverter/ Charger is a competitive power solution designed for applications with lower power demands. Incorporating a DC- to-AC sinewave inverter, battery charger and AC transfer relay housed within a die-cast aluminum chassis, the International Series GFX Inverter/Chargers give you the ability to sell solar, wind or hydro power back to the utility grid while providing instantaneous back-up power in the event of a utility outage.
The GFX International Series built in transfer relay automatically disconnects your loads from the utility grid and powers them from the inverter in the event of an outage, allowing you to continue using your solar and battery back- up power, unlike traditional grid-tie systems. For areas that frequently experience power instability such as surges, spikes or brownouts, or where standard inverters have trouble syncing to the utility grid, the GFX International Series grid reconnect timers have been set to reduce overall sell-back downtime and improve system functionality.
Intelligent multi-stage battery charging prolongs the life of your batteries and built-in networked communications allow for simultaneous communications of up to ten OutBack Power components within the system. The exclusive modular system architecture means that increased power output is just an additional inverter/ charger away. Our GFX International Series uses a sealed chassis that can operate in the harshest environmental conditions such as high humidity and corrosive salt air.
OutBack Power inverter/chargers are the only choice when you need a true-sinewave, powerful, modular and reliable power solution for your home, business or extreme application.
1300 watt continuous Output, with 1800 watts for 30 minutes and 2900 watts for 5 seconds.
Sealed True Sinewave Inverter/Charger
• Grid-Interactive, Backup or Standalone Power
• Sinewave Output
• Intelligent Battery Charging with Generator Support
• High Surge and Charger Ratings
• Sealed Chassis For Harsh Environments
• Field Serviceable
• Standard 5-Year Warranty
|Nominal DC Input Voltage||12 Vdc|
|Continuous Power Rating at 25°C (77°F)||1300 VA|
|AC Voltage/Frequency||230 Vac / 50 Hz|
|Continuous AC RMS Output at 25°C (77°F)||5,65 Aac|
|Idle Power||Full: ~ 18 Watts|
|Search: ~ 6 Watts|
|Total Harmonic Distortion||Typical: 2%|
|Output Voltage Regulation||± 2%|
|Maximum Output Current||Peak (1 ms): 28 Aac|
|RMS (100 ms): 20 Aac|
|AC Overload Capability||Surge (100 ms): 4600 VA|
|5 Second: 2900 VA|
|30 Minutes: 1800 VA|
|AC Input Current Maximum||30 Aac|
|AC Input Voltage Range (Adjustable)||140 to 280 Vac|
|AC Input Frequency Range||45 to 55 Hz|
|DC Input Voltage Range||10,5 to 17,0 Vdc|
|Continuous Battery Charge Output||70 Adc|
|Max DC Current at Rated Power||130 Adc|
|Warranty||Standard 5 year Warranty|
|Weight (kg/lbs)||Unit: 22,5 / 49,6|
|Shipping: 25,6 / 56,4|
|Dimensions H x W x L (cm/in)||Unit: 33 x 21 x 41 / 13 x 8,25 x 16,25|
|Shipping: 55 x 33 x 56 / 21,75 x 13 x 22|
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 Auto Watering System
Optional LED fluid level indicator
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.
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.
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 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
|Menu Languages||English & Spanish|
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.
New XTRA series - 3rd Generation MPPT
For 12V Solar System: 520W solar panel (150V for max input voltage)
For 24V Solar System: 1040W solar panel (150V for max input voltage)
No Fan for silent operation, great for vans, boats or any live in spaces
With built in LCD advanced display and programming screen (XDS2)
New XTRA series has Lithium battery support (set via PC cable only)
The XTRA tracer models have a current limiting function, you can connect twice the rated power to the controller so if your on a budget you can use a smaller controller with more panels so that you get more power in winter or low light but don't risk overloading the controller in the summer. The output will be limited to the max listed above.
New EPEver (Tracer) series is EPsolar’s third generation of MPPT controller.
XTRA series are advanced maximum power point tracking (MPPT) charge controllers, for off grid photovoltaic systems, with display unit.
In order to maximise the energy harvest from PV arrays and simultaneously minimise the power loss within a wide range of operating conditions, XTRA series apply an advanced smart algorithm which results in up to 30% higher efficient charging, compared to a conventional pulse width modulation (PWM) charge controller. Xtra series controller have limit protection function on charging current &charging power, as well as auto derating power operation at high temperature; the above protection ensure the stability of system even at exceeded rated PV power and over temperature conditions.
Protection class IP32 and isolated RS485 communication port further improve the controller’s reliability under different application requirements. XTRA series controllers incorporate a self-adaptive three-stage charging algorithm based on a digital control circuit, which eeffectively prolongs the lifespan of battery and significantly improve the system performance. It also has extensive electronic protection for overcharge, over discharge, PV&battery reverse polarity and etc. to ensure the sustainability and durability of the o-grid solar system.
¹ If using Lithium battery, customer should use “PCsoftware” to set the lithium battery parameters
² Ingress of solid objects:Protected against solid objects over 2.5mm
² Ingress of liquids: Protected against falling drops of water, if the case is disposed up to 15 from vertical
Panel mounted hydraulic-magnetic type circuit breakers that can be used for DC sources, inverters or load circuits.
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
50mm 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.
Panel mounted hydraulic-magnetic type circuit breakers that can be used for DC sources, inverters or load circuits.
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
Optional Meter for AN BN & CN Tracer MPPT charge controllers (10A, 20A, 30A or 40A) for CN controllers need specialist cable cable available on our site
PLEASE NOTE - YOU CANNOT USE THE MT50 AT THE SAME TIME AS THE BLUETOOTH / WIFI OPTIONAL ADAPTORS
·Automatic identify the controller, and display the type, model and relevant parameter data
·Large-screen multifunction LCD displays all the operational data and system working status in digital, graphic and textual forms
·With six navigation function keys, the operation is direct, convenient and rapid
·Real-time energy statistics recording
·Both data and data flowing on the same lead ,no need for external power
·Real-time monitoring and acoustic alarm of failure information of the controller
·Longer communication distance based on RS485
Functions Via MT50
·Diversified load control modes : manual, light ON/OFF, Light ON+ Timer, Time Control
·Battery type selection: Gel, sealed, flooded and USER type
·Energy display function
Backlight and acoustic alarm on<65mA
Backlight off <15mA
98×98 mm / 3.86×3.86 in
114×114 mm / 4.49×4.49 in
Standard 2m, max .50m
Please note: Older MT50s manufacturered before August 2017 are not compatible with the newer XTRA and AN controllers.
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;
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