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NB: For the VFXR inverter to be grid connected in the Uk, it will need an additional Anti-islanding relay to be G98/99 compliant (please see related products)
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:
Both off-grid and grid-tied functionality in one unit
Seven programmable modes, including GridZero and Support Mode, and built-in networked communications
Advanced Battery Charging (ABC) with expanded charging voltages and time parameters, enabling system designers to accommodate the specific charging profiles and algorithms of new and emerging energy storage technologies including Lithium Ion, Aqueous Ion and Flow Chemistry batteries
Easy system upgradability in the field
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)