1880W Flexpower Off-Grid Pre-Engineered Solar System BP3600129
- Fully Assembled Power Center w/ Solar Panels
- This robust expandable 1,880 watt off-grid system has a pre-engineered power center that makes it a snap to install. The OutBack FLEXpower is pre-wired with all of the essential protective devices in the smallest possible space at the lowest installed cost making it ideal for applications with modest power requirements such as cabins, weekend get-a-way homes, and remote communication sites as well as back-up power systems homes. Utilizing an extremely compact design and an easy-to-install mounting bracket, the fully pre-wired and tested FLEXpower ONE System is engineered for a quick installation, saving both time and money. The pre-wired power center comes with an OutBack charge controller already mounted. OutBack charge controllers have maximum power point tracking with an efficient, safe, multi-stage recharging process that prolongs battery life and assures peak performance from the 1,880 Watt solar array.
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OutBack FLEXware off-grid battery based solar power system
|System Model||Part Number||Output Watts||Type||Voltage DC (Battery) / AC||Daily Output Based on 5 Sun Hours/Day (STC)||Shipping Weight|
|1880W FlexPower||BP3600129||1,880||Off-Grid / On Grid||24, 48 / 120VAC||9,400 Watts||472 lbs|
FLEXpower by Outback includes a single AC inverter, AC and DC wiring boxes, a single Flexmax battery charge controller, MATE monitor, HUB, Flexnet DC and lighting surge protector. All this wrapped up in a 1,880 watt off-grid kit with a small power center footprint. The FLEXpower System is also equipped with battery and breakers, a GFDI breaker, an input-output-bypass assembly, mounting locations for both AC GFCI Type B and EU Type F style outlets and additional AC breakers. An analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is an electronic circuit that converts voltage or current quantity to a digital number.
This expandable system has 25 year guaranteed UL listed solar panels, UL listed combiner box and we supply all the connectors from the panel to the box. You supply the conduit and wire from the box to the power center which is indoor rated. The 1,880 watt system is the only choice when you need a fully integrated off-grid system with pure sine wave inverter all pre-wired ready for you to add your own rack or select one of ours. Blue Pacific Solar will supply you with the 1 - Line Drawing; Full Instructive Three-Line Diagram of Entire DC Circuit, as Well as AC Lines to Your Main Panel. to hook it all up. You supply the brow sweat and save yourself thousands of dollars over the cost of hiring a contractor to install your system.
What's On The Truck:
- 8 - 235 Watt Solar Panels (Astronergy, ET Solar or Talesun)
- 1 - Outback GVFX3648 w/ Flexmax 80; FlexPower ONE FP1-4 Power Center (VFX 3524, 3648 at no additional charge depending on battery bank and generator specs.)
- Prewired AC and DC boxes with 120VAC Bypass and Type B Outlet
- 250ADC breaker GFDI
- 80 amp Power Center breaker
- Outback VFX3524 Inverter
- Remote Temperature Sensor
- Outback Flexmax 80 Charge Controller
- Flexnet DC and surge protector for 120V 60Hz applications.
- MidNite MNPV-3, 3 Position Combiner Box w/Breakers
- 10 AWG - 30' Cable Extension (PV wire from panels to combiner)
- 2 - 4/0 - 96" Battery Cable, Dual Kit (1 red, 1 black)
- 1 - Line Drawing; Full Instructive Three-Line Diagram of Entire DC Circuit, as Well as AC Lines to Your Main Panel.
|Electrical Specifications, 120 Vac / 60 Hz Models (Specify Model at Checkout)|
|Anti-Islanding Protection||N/A||N/A||UL1741-2005/ IEEE1547||UL1741-2005/ IEEE1547|
|Output Waveform||True Sine Wave||True Sine Wave||True Sine Wave||True Sine Wave|
|Battery Voltage (Nominal)||24 Vdc||48 Vdc||24 Vdc||48 Vdc|
|Recommended Minimum Battery Capacity||200 Amp-hours||100 Amp-hours||200 Amp-hours||100 Amp-hours|
|Maximum Solar Array Wattage||2000 W/STC||4000 W/STC||2000 W/STC||4000 W/STC|
|Solar Input Voltage Range||50-150 VOC||25-150 VOC||50-150 VOC||25-150 VOC|
|Certifications||ETL Listed to UL 1741||ETL Listed to UL 1741||ETL Listed to UL 1741||ETL Listed to UL 1741|
|Warranty||5-year limited warranty standard / Optional 10-year warranty|
Optional Battery Packs for 1880W FLEXpower Off-Grid System Above
|Choose the off-grid battery option that best fits your off-grid application. The size of the battery bank depends on the amount of power you require (Watts), the amount of time each day you expect to run your appliances, equipment and lights, and your location or available sunlight (If you are adding solar or wind power). As a rule-of-thumb, when considering batteries off-grid, use 3 days of autonomy (No Sun) as a minimum and 50% depth of discharge for your battery bank (80% Maximum).|
Outback FlexPower One Power Center Specifications
|FP1-1||FlexPower ONE, Prewired AC and DC boxes with 120VAC Bypass and Type B Outlet, 250ADC breaker, GFDI, 80 amp charge controller breaker, VFX3524, MATE2, HUB4, RTS, Flexmax 80, FLEXnet DC and surge protector for 120V 60Hz applications.|
|FP1-2||FlexPower ONE, Prewired AC and DC boxes with 120VAC Bypass and Type B Outlet, 175ADC breaker, GFDI, 80 amp charge controller breaker, VFX3648, MATE2, HUB4, RTS, FLEXmax 80, FLEXnet DC and surge protector for 120V 60Hz applications|
|FP1-3||FlexPower ONE, Prewired AC and DC boxes with 120VAC Bypass and Type B Outlet, 250ADC breaker, GFDI, 80 amp charge controller breaker, GVFX3524, MATE2, HUB4, RTS, FLEXmax 80, FLEXnet DC and surge protector for 120V 60Hz applications|
|FP1-4||FlexPower ONE, Prewired AC and DC boxes with 120VAC Bypass and Type B Outlet, 175ADC breaker, GFDI, 80 amp charge controller breaker, GVFX3648, MATE2, HUB4, RTS, FLEXmax 80, FLEXnet DC and surge protector for 120V 60Hz applications|
|FP1-5||FlexPower ONE, Prewired AC and DC boxes with 230VAC Bypass and Type F Outlet, 250ADC breaker, GFDI, 80 amp charge controller breaker, VFX3024E, MATE2, HUB4, RTS, FLEXmax 80, FLEXnet DC and surge protector for 230V 50Hz applications|
|FP1-6||FlexPower ONE, Prewired AC and DC boxes with 230VAC Bypass and Type F Outlet, 175ADC breaker, GFDI, 80 amp charge controller breaker, VFX3048E, MATE2, HUB4, RTS, FLEXmax 80, FLEXnet DC and surge protector for 230V 50Hz applications|
|Weight||Unit 98 lbs (44.5 kgs)
Shipping 109 lbs (49.4 kgs)
|Dim (H x W x L)||Unit 12.88 x 19.69 x 33.44” (32.72 x 50.01 x 84.94 cm)
Shipping 17 x 22.75 x 38” (43.18 x 57.79 x 96.52 cm)
Outback FX Series Inverter Specifications
|Sealed Models||Vented Models|
|Nominal DC Input Voltage||12 VDC||24 VDC||48 VDC||12 VDC||24 VDC||48 VDC|
|Continuous Power Rating at 25° C||2000 VA||2500 VA||3000 VA||2800 VA||3500 VA||3600 VA|
|AC Voltage/Frequency||120 VAC 60 Hz||120 VAC 60 Hz||120 VAC 60 Hz||120 VAC 60 Hz||120 VAC 60 Hz||120 VAC 60 Hz|
|Continuous AC RMS Output at 25° C||17.0 amps AC||20.8 amps AC||25.0 amps AC||23.3 amps AC||29.2 amps AC||30.0 amps AC|
|Full Idle Power||≈ 20 Watts||≈ 20 Watts||≈ 23 Watts||≈ 20 Watts||≈ 20 Watts||≈ 23 Watts|
|Search||≈ 6 Watts||≈ 6 Watts||≈ 6 Watts||≈ 6 Watts||≈ 6 Watts||≈ 6 Watts|
|Typical Total Harmonic Distortion||2%||2%||2%||2%||2%||2%|
|Output Voltage Regulation||± 2%||± 2%||± 2%||± 2%||± 2%||± 2%|
|Peak Maximum Output Current||56 amps AC||70 amps AC||70 amps AC||56 amps AC||70 amps AC||70 amps AC|
|RMS||40 amps AC||50 amps AC||50 amps AC||40 amps AC||50 amps AC||50 amps AC|
|Surge AC Overload Capability||4800 VA||6000 VA||6000 VA||4800 VA||6000 VA||6000 VA|
|5 Second||4000 VA||4800 VA||4800 VA||4000 VA||5000 VA||5000 VA|
|30 Minutes||2500 VA||3200 VA||3200 VA||3200 VA||4000 VA||4000 VA|
|AC Input Current Maximum||60 amps AC||60 amps AC||60 amps AC||60 amps AC||60 amps AC||60 amps AC|
|AC Input Voltage Range (MATE Adjustable)||80 to 150 VAC||80 to 150 VAC||80 to 150 VAC||80 to 150 VAC||80 to 150 VAC||80 to 150 VAC|
|AC Input Frequency Range||54 to 66 Hz||54 to 66 Hz||54 to 66 Hz||54 to 66 Hz||54 to 66 Hz||54 to 66 Hz|
|DC Input Voltage Range||10.5 to 17.5 VDC||21.0 to 34.0 VDC||42.0 to 68.0 VDC||10.5 to 17.0 VDC||21.0 to 34.0 VDC||42.0 to 68.0 VDC|
|Continuous Battery Charge Output||80 amps DC||55 amps DC||35 amps DC||125 amps DC||85 amps DC||45 amps DC|
|Warranty||Standard 2 year / Optional 5 year||Standard 2 year / Optional 5 year|
|Unit Weight||56 lbs (25 kg)||54 lbs (25 kg)|
|Shipping||67 lbs (30 kg)||62.2 lbs (28 kg)|
|Unit Dimensions (H x W x L)||13 x 8.25 x 16.25" (33 x 21 x 41 cm)||12 x 8.25 x 16.25" (30 x 21 x 41 cm)|
|Shipping||21.75 x 13 x 22" (55 x 33 x 56 cm)||21.75 x 13 x 22" (55 x 33 x 56 cm)|
Outback Flexmax 80 / 60 Charge Controller Specifications
|FLEXmax 80 Specifications||FLEXmax 60 Specifications|
|Nominal Battery Voltages||12, 24, 36, 48, or 60 VDC (Single model - selectable via field programming at start-up)||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||60 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||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 1000 Watts / 24 VDC systems 2000 Watts / 48 VDC systems 4000 Watts / 60 VDC Systems 5000 Watts||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||150 VDC absolute maximum coldest conditions / 145 VDC start-up and operating maximum|
|Standby Power Consumption||Less than 1 Watt typical||Less than 1 Watt typical|
|Power Conversion Efficiency||97.5% @ 80 Amps in a 48 VDC System - Typical||98.1% @ 60 Amps in at 48 VDC System voltage - Typical|
|Charging Regulation||Five Stages: Bulk, Absorption, Float, Silent and Equalization||Five Stages: Bulk, Absorption, Float, Silent and Equalization|
|Voltage Regulation Set points||10 to 80 VDC user adjustable with password protection||10 to 80 VDC user adjustable with password protection|
|Equalization Charging||Programmable Voltage Set point and Duration - Automatic Termination when completed||Programmable Voltage Set point and Duration - Automatic Termination when completed|
|Battery Temperature Compensation||Automatic with optional RTS installed / 5.0 mV per °C per 2V battery cell||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||Can charge a lower voltage battery from a higher voltage PV array - Max 150 VDC input|
|Programmable Auxiliary Control Output||12 VDC output signal which can be programmed for different control applications
(Maximum of 0.2 amps DC)
|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||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||Optional Mate or Mate2 with RS232 Serial Communications Port|
|Network Cabling||Proprietary network system using RJ 45 Modular Connectors with CAT 5e Cable (8 wires)||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||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||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)||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)
|Minimum -40° to maximum 60° C
(Power capacity of the controller is automatically derated when operated above 40° C)
|Environmental Rating||Indoor Type 1||Indoor Type 1|
|Conduit Knockouts||One 1" (35mm)on the back; One 1" (35mm) on the left side; Two 1" (35mm) on the bottom||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||Standard 5 year / Available 10 Year|
|Weight - Unit||12.20 lbs (5.56 kg)||11.65 lbs (5.3 kg)|
|- Shipping||15.75 lbs (7.10 kg)||14.55 lbs (6.4 kg)|
|Dimensions - Unit||16.25" x 5.75" x 4" (41.3 x 14 x 10 cm) -
(H x W x D)
|13.5 x 5.75 x 4" (40 x 14 x 10 cm)|
|- Shipping||21" x 10.5" x 9.75" (53 x 27 x 25 cm)||18 x 11 x 8" (46 x 30 x 20 cm)|
|Options||Remote Temperature Sensor (RTS), HUB 4, HUB 10, MATE, MATE 2||Remote Temperature Sensor (RTS), HUB 4, HUB 10, MATE, MATE 2|
|Menu Languages||English & Spanish||English & Spanish|
Off-Grid Living; Appliances and Energy Conservation
If does not make much sense to spend money on an off-grid system without first looking at energy efficient appliances. The use of efficient appliances and lighting, as well as non-electric alternatives, can pay large dividends after designing your off-grid system and its time to plop down the money. Living off the grid using low energy lights and appliances can not only save you money up front, on those dark days when you are trying to save every watt of power you can out of you're battery bank, you will be glad you put a little thought into energy conservation up front. The type of lights and appliances that can be used living off-grid depends on how much sun is available, and the voltage of the off-grid system.
Cooking, Heating and Cooling
Each burner on an electric range uses about 1,500 watts per hour, which is why propane, wood burning stove or natural gas are all better choices for cooking. A microwave oven has about the same power draw, but since food cooks more quickly in a microwave, the amount of watts consumed is usually lower. Propane, wood or solar hot water are generally better alternatives for space heating. Good passive solar design and proper insulation can also reduce the need for winter heating. Swamp coolers are a more reasonable load than air conditioning and in locations with low humidity such as the SW, they are a great alternative.
Lighting requires careful study since type, size, voltage and placement can all significantly impact the power required. In a small home, or off-grid cabin, low voltage DC lighting with LEDs is often the best choice. DC wiring runs can be kept short, allowing the use of fairly small gauge wire. Since an inverter is not required, the system cost is lower. In a large installation or one with many lights, using an inverter to supply AC power for conventional lighting is often more cost-effective. AC compact fluorescent lights are common and efficient, but it is a good idea to have a DC-powered light in the room where the inverter and batteries are in case of an inverter fault. Also, AC light dimmers and overhead fan speed controlls will only function properly on AC power from inverters that have sine wave output.
Propane refrigerators can work well in small off-grid systems if propane is available. Modern propane refrigerators consume 5-10 gallons per month. If an electric refrigerator is used for off-grid living DC is usually a better choice than AC refrigerators. A DC refrigerator can cost 2X as much as an AC but they consume less than a quarter of the energy which means less solar or wind and fewer batteries.
Televisions, Washing Machines and Other Appliances
Televisions; look for an efficient DC TV. Power in your television set can vary widely depending on the type. Standard AC electric motors in washing machines, larger shop machinery and tools, swamp coolers, pumps, etc. (usually 1/4 to 3/4 horsepower) consume relatively large amounts of electricity and require a large inverter. Often, a 2,000 watt or larger inverter will be required. These electric motors can also be hard to start on inverter power, due to large surge loads at start-up, and they are very wasteful compared to high-efficiency motors, which use 50% to 75% less electricity.
TIP; Surge is the amount of short term power needed to turn over the locked rotor on an electrical motor.
A standard washing machine uses between 300 and 500 watt-hours per load, but new front-loading models use less than 1/2 as much power. If the appliance is used more than a few hours per week, it is often more economical to pay more for a high-efficiency appliance rather than make the off-grid system larger to support a low efficiency load. Vacuum cleaners usually consume 600 to 1,000 watts, depending on how powerful they are, but most vacuum cleaners will operate on inverters as small as 1,000 watts since they have low-surge motors.
Many small appliances with heating elements such as irons, toasters and hair dryers consume a very large amount of power when they are used but, by their nature, require only short or infrequent use. With a sufficiently large system inverter and batteries, they will operate, but the user may need to schedule those activities with respect to the battery charging cycle – for example, ironing in the morning so that the solar or wind system can recharge the battery bank during the day. Electronic equipment, such as stereos, televisions, VCRs and computers, draw less power than appliances with heating elements, but these loads can add up as well, so opt for more efficient models, such as an LCD TV instead of a plasma or CRT design.
Computers, Music Systems and Cell Phone Chargers
Laptop computers us about 25% of the power a desktop computer uses. You should try and avoid desktop computers altogether. Music systems should be powered using pure sine wave power instead of a modified sine wave inverter. There is nothing that can kill the zen faster in the evening living off the grid than static from a modified or cheap pure sine wave inverter. Cell phone chargers from the manufacture are usually more efficient than cell phone chargers you buy elsewhere. Every watt you consume by inefficient electrical equipment matters not only to your wallet but also your piece of mind living off-grid.
|Central Air Conditioner||5,000||Electric blanket||200||Hedge trimmer||510|
|Electric Clothes Dryer||3,500||Shaver||15||Weed eater||500|
|Oven||3,000||Water pik||100||1/4” drill||250|
|Hair Dryer||1,538||Well Pump (1/3-1 HP)||480-1200||1/2” drill||750|
|Coffee Machine||1,300||Plasma TV||350||9” disc sander||1200|
||213||3” belt sander||1000|
|Popcorn Popper||1,400||25” color TV||150||12” chain saw||1100|
|Toaster oven||1,200||19” color TV||70||14” band saw||1100|
|Hot Plate||1200||14” color TV||80||7-1/4” circular saw||900|
|Iron||450||Stereo||40||8-1/4” circular saw||1400|
|Toaster||1,100||Satellite dish||30||Refrigerator / Freezer|
|Microwave||1200||Radiotelephone - Receive||5||20 cu. ft. (AC)||1,080|
|Room Air Conditioner NA||1,200||Radiotelephone - Transmit||40-150||16 cu. ft. (AC)||720|
|Water heater (240VAC)||5,500||100 watt incandescent bulb||100||15 cu. ft. (Upright)||500|
|Sink Waste Disposal||450||25 watt CFL||28||15 cu. ft. (Chest)||500|
|Espresso Machine||360||50 watt DC incandescent||50||Cell Phone - recharge||2-4 watts|
|Dehumidifier||350||40 watt DC halogen||40||MP3 Player - recharge||.25-.40 watts|
|Blender||300||20 watt DC CF Light||22|
|Video Game Player||195|
|Portable Fan||60||Engine Block Heater||150-1000|
|Ceiling Fan||100||Portable Heater||1500|
|Can Opener||100||Waterbed Heater||400|
|Curling Iron||90||Stock Tank Heater||100|
|Cable Box||20||Clothes Dryer - Gas Heated||300-400|
|Clock Radio||30||Well Pump (1/3-1HP)||500 - 1200|
Outback Power Center Documents & Manuals
|Article on Battery Blunders and How to Avoid Problems / Home Power Magazine|
|Article Choosing Batteries / Home Power Magazine|
|Article Homemade Battery Box / Home Power Magazine|
|US Battery; Tips, Proper Care and Maintenance of Deep Cycle Batteries|
|US Battery 2000 AGM|
|US Battery AGM Information Brochure|
|Rolls Solar Deep Cycle Battery Manual|
|UPG 6V 200 aH Battery Data Sheet|
1,880 Watt Outback FlexPower Fully Assembled Power Center
1880W FLEXpower Off-grid Fully Assembled Power Center is a solid-state electronic system that is expandable to grow with your power needs Power that is matched with a solar panel set with guarantees up to 25 years. The Power Centers Blue Pacific Solar sells employ the latest in electronics to regulate the battery charge by controlling the charging voltage and current from a solar panel array.
The most important part of planning your 1880W FLEXpower off-grid system is to balance the energy consumed by your appliances with your solar array. Solar electricity is a limited resource the daily electrical consumption, irradiance level and battery bank capacity must be realistically calculated and balanced with one another.
Off-grid or bimodal, here is how the OutBack FlexPower Power System provide pure sine wave 110V electricity to your home, cabin or favorite fishing get-a-way. Outback Flexmax charge controller uses multiple stages of control to regulate different voltage and current levels from the 1880W off-grid solar array. The voltage and current of a battery varies over the different stages of battery charge. Though the amount can vary, the bulk charge usually is approximately 80%, the absorption charge is 10% with the float charge representing the balance of the battery charging process.
The bulk charging stage is the first stage to used to bring the battery depth of discharge (DOD) back to 100%. The bulk charge stage happens first in in the morning after the batteries DOD has drained down since sunset the previous day. The bulk charging stage pushes as many amps into the battery bank as possible from the solar panels and gets the voltage up in the process. The effect of a charging an off-grid battery bank is not unlike trying to fill a glass of water from a faucet. You first turn the faucet on full while the glass if filling, then slowly taper off the pressure until the glass is full. When the battery bank reaches a predetermined level known as the bulk voltage set-point, the charge is then substantially slowed. Because the bulk voltage set point is determined by the type of battery you are using, many Power Centers have to be pre-set to the type of battery which will dictate the rate of charge.
The final step the Outback FlexPower Power Center performs using the 1880W solar panel array is the float charge. Typically a the OutBack charge controller enters into a float charge state when the other charge levels of the battery bank has been achieved. When the number of peak sun hours is limited, the 1880W off-grid array may not be able to get the battery bank back to the float stage before the next cycle begins.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS: 1880W FLEXpower off-grid system. (OK, here is the scary legal disclaimer.) It is the responsibility of the purchaser to ensure that all products are installed and operated in accordance with local and national building codes as specific by the NEC (National Electric Code), UBC (Uniform Building Code) or IBC (International Building Code) and local utility company policy. This product is designed for indoor or protected compartment installations. DO NOT expose the Outback FlexPower One to rain, snow, moisture or liquids of any type. Use insulated tools to reduce the chance of electrical shock or accidental short circuits. Remove all jewelry such as rings, watches, bracelets, etc when installing the 1880W FLEXpower off-grid system or any other electronic gear. Always disconnect the batteries or energy source prior to installation or performing maintenance on the Outback FlexPower One Power Center inverter. Live power may be present at more than one point since an inverter utilizes both batteries and AC electricity. Turning off the Outback FlexPower One Power Center may not reduce that risk. Always verify proper wiring prior to starting the inverter. Do not operate the 1880W FLEXpower off-grid system if it has been damaged. Always read and follow the manufactures installation and operating instructions for the Outback Power Center, solar panels and rack prior to installation and operation.