I have always had a good service from Bimble Solar and for that, I wouldnt use anyone else. When I have had to pick up the phone and ask a silly question, they have always gone out of their way to be most helpful. They even done themselves out of an expensive sale by offering me cheaper better alternative. Am always kept well informed of when my items are coming. Their website is very easy to use and also helpful with things like the Solar Calculator. Prices are very good to.
Really helpful staff and fast safe delivery
Great service all round my questions were answered in timely fashion and having placed the order in the afternoon it was delivered the following morning just before 08:00 great service all round highly recommend.
Availability: In Stock - Delivery 1-3 days or collect from near Lewes
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 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.
Recommended PV 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
Five Stages: Bulk, Absorption, Float, Silent and Equalization
Voltage Regulation Set points
10 to 80 VDC user adjustable with password protection
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)
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
Proprietary network system using RJ 45 Modular Connectors with CAT 5e Cable (8 wires)
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)
Indoor Type 1
One 1" (35mm)on the back; One 1" (35mm) on the left side; Two 1" (35mm) on the bottom
Availability: In Stock - Delivery or collect from Lewes
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Super High Efficiency Mono PERC Module (CS6R-410MS) Dimensions: 1722 X 1134 X 30mm
Cables from rear junction box are approx 1m positive and 1m negative.
CANADIAN SOLAR INC.is committed to providing high quality solar products, solar system solutions and services to customers around the world. As a leading PV project developer and manufacturer of solar modules with about 30 GW deployed around the world since 2001, Canadian Solar Inc. is one of the most bankable solar companies worldwide.
With proprietary mono wafer and cell technologies Canadian Solar have developed an extraordinary module rage. Combining the best technology and design, it also reduces LCOE and installation costs.
The Super High HiKu mono modules with dimensions of 1722 X 1134 X 30mm, have the following unique features:
MORE RELIABLE (THANKS TO HALF CUT CELL TECHNOLOGY):
Lower internal current, lower hot spot temperature
Cell crack risk limited to smaller area of the cell
Innovative symmetrical module design means better shading tolerance
Heavy snow load up to 5400Pa and increased wind load up to 3600Pa
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, a secure and waterproof installation can be done in as little as 4 hours.
Availability: In Stock - Delivery 1-3 days or collect from near Lewes
A small, low cost multimeter supplied with test leads and holster.
3½ digit, 1999 count display
AC/DC voltage measurement
Resistance measurement (20R to 2MR)
Diode, continuity and transistor tester
Square wave output
Low battery indication
Requires a 9V PP3 battery (included)
DMM Functions: DC Current, AC/DC Voltage, Continuity, Diode, Resistance, Transistor
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
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