Please Note: This is for the older VFX inverters and for FM charge controllers. The newer VFXR inverters require the Mate 3s
As a complete management tool for OutBack Power systems, the MATE Remote Monitor & Controller is packed full of features to make system management simple. It provides a display of the operation as well as allows control and adjustment of the setpoints. The OutBack Mate also coordinates the operation of the entire system to maximize performance and to prevent multiple products from conflicting.
A single MATE can remotely manage and monitor multiple inverter/chargers, charge controllers and monitoring devices. The easy-to-read 3.1" (8 cm) LCD is backlit for dark operating conditions. Four soft keys allow easy context-based navigation of menus and functions. Two hot keys give immediate access to AC and inverter functions. A built-in clock and calendar function enables timer-based programming of inverter and charger operation, allowing the system to operate with time-of-day power rates or limit a generator's run time to a specific time period of the day or week. All settings are stored in permanent memory to eliminate the need to reprogram in the event of a system shutdown or battery replacement.
The MATE includes a RS232 port with DB9 jack for connection to the serial port of a PC computer. The MATE system display and controller is surface-mounted.
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.
|Interface Display||4 line 80 character backlit LCD - Alphanumeric with graphic symbols|
|Control Keypad||6 backlit silicone membrane keys- dedicated inverter and AC input keys|
|Status Indicators||Two LED Status Indicators : Green = Inverter Yellow = AC Input|
|Communication Protocol||Proprietary OutBack Multi-drop using an OutBack HUB|
|Interconnection Cabling||Standard CAT 5 network cable with RJ45 modular jack|
|PC Computer Interface||RS232 opto-isolated DB9 jack 9600 baud serial communication|
|Microprocessor||16 MHz low power consumption version|
|Setpoint and Data Memory||32K non-volatile flash RAM|
|Clock / Calendar||On-board real time clock with battery backup|
|Audible Indicator||2 KHz Transducer|
|Environmental Rating||Indoor Type 1 Optional outdoor Type 3R transparent lockable cover|
|Dimensions||5.75" W x 4.25" H x 2" D (14.6 cm x 10.8 cm x 5.08 cm)|
|Shipping Weight||1 lb|
|Warranty||Two years parts and labor Optional Extended Warranty|