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2820W Flexpower Off-Grid Pre-Engineered Solar System BP3602820

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  • Fully Assembled Power Center w/ Solar Panels
  • This robust expandable 2,820 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 2,820 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
2820W FlexPower  BP3602820  2,820 Off-Grid / On-Grid 24, 48 / 120VAC 14,100 Watts 472 lbs

 

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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 2,820 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 2,820 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.

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What's On The Truck:

  • 12 - 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)
Product Name FP1-1 FP1-2 FP1-3 FP1-4
Inverter Model VFX3524 VFX3648 GVFX3524 GVFX3648
Grid-Interactive No No Yes Yes
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
outbackFP1-3 & FP1-4 Because few gas generators produce grid quality AC power, when using OutBack grid-interactive products in conjunction with a generator to recharge batteries, Outback only recommends using Honda EU generators. Flexware relay assembly may be necessary for auto start function of a two wire auto start generator.

 

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Optional Deep Cycle Battery Choices; Trojan / UPG / Rolls

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Choose the off-grid battery option that best fits your needs. The size of the battery bank you choose 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. 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.

MFG
Model
Item #   Volt Amp Hour (20Hr Rate) Data WTY 48V Battery Bank Watt Hours Price per Watt Price EA  
Trojan
T-105RE
Flooded Lead Acid
BP4001937 agm battery 6V 225 Ah battery cell 2 YRbattery warranty 8 / T105RE
= 10,800 Wh
$0.11
Qty
Trojan
L16RE-A
Flooded Lead Acid
BP4001967 agm battery 6V 325 Ah battery cell 5 YRtrojan warranty 8 L16RE-A
= 15,600 Wh
$0.15
Qty
UPG
UB-GC2
Sealed AGM
BP9996646 agm battery 6V 200 Ah battery cell 1 YRupg warranty 8 / UB-GC
= 9,600 Wh
$0.21
Qty
Rolls
S6-460
Sealed AGM
BP9946055 surrett S-460AGM 6V 415 Ah agm battery 5 YRserette warranty 8 / S6-460
= 19,200 Wh
$0.21
Qty
Rolls
S-1380
Flooded Lead Acid
BP4002113 surrett 530ah 2V 1050 Ah battery cell 7 YRrolls warranty 24 / S6-460
= 50,400 Wh
$0.16
Qty

 

Battery Cable Pairs (RED/Black) Length Color Part # Price
 2/0 - Battery Cables 12"  1 Red/1 Blackcables BP9850022
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 2/0 - Battery Cables 18"  1 Red/1 Blackbattery cables BP9850012
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 2/0 - Battery Cables 24"  1 Red/1 Blackcables BP9960208
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 4/0 - Battery Cables 48"  1 Red/1 Blackagm BP9922480
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 4/0 - Battery Cables 60"  1 Red/1 Blackpackages BP9906000
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 4/0 - Battery Cables 120"  1 Red/1 Blackbattery cables BP9901208
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Racking Options Part # Price  
IronRidge UNI-TP/12 Top of Pole Mount Kit for 6 Panels (Schedule 40 Pole Not Included)mppt  BP6912043top pole rack
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1 Set Basic IronRidge Ground Racking Option D (6 Rack Sets Required for 6 Solar Panels); 4 - Rails, XRS at 168", Clear; 4 - SGA Top Cap at 3"; 8 - SGA Rail Connector at 3"; 4 - WEEB Grounding Lug; 4 - 4-pack, End Clamp (G) 1.97", Mill; 2 - Kit,ironridge solar racks 4pcs, Mid Clamp G, 2.50", Mill (Tbolt); 8 - WEEB Compression Clip; 12 - Wire Clip, Molded PVC Black; 8 - End Cap, XRS Rail, Molded PVC Black   BP6932304solar ground rack
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1 Set Basic IronRidge Roof Mount Racking Option D (6 Rack Sets Required for 6 Solar Panels); 2 IronRidge Rails; End Clamps; L-Foot; 1 - WEEB Compression Clip; ironridge solar racks and WEEB); Wire Clip Molded PVC Black; End Cap XRS Rail Molded PVC Black; Oatey Galv. Flashing;  BP6932304solar roof rack
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Outback Comprehensive Battery Enclosure (Batteries Sold Separately) - Up to 600AH / 28.8 kW / 28,800 Wattsmppt  BP9890051battery box
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outback energycellOutback Battery Enclosure w/ 4 - Outback EnergyCell 200RE Batteries Expandable to 12 Batteries / 28.8kWh Backup Power  BP9890050-1outback rack
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Outback FlexPower One Power Center Specifications

Prewired Systems* Description
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
FX2012T FX2524T FX3048T VFX2812 VFX3524 VFX3648
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 Efficiency 90% 92% 93% 90% 92% 93%
Typical Total Harmonic Distortion 2% 2% 2% 2% 2% 2%
Maximum 5% 5% 5% 5% 5% 5%
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

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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

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.

Refrigeration

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.

pv systems 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.

Small Appliances

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.

Appliance Watts Appliance Watts Appliance Watts
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
Dishwasher 1500 Laptop 60-250 soldering iron 200
Coffee Machine 1,300 Plasma TV 350 9” disc sander 1200
Microwave 1,500 LCD TV
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
Vacuum Cleaner 500 Lights   Freezer
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    
Humidifier 700 CFL Bulb 18
Video Game Player 195    
Standard TV 188    
Monitor 150    
Computer (desktop) 150 Heaters  
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
Stereo 60 Furnace Blower 1000
Cable Box 20 Clothes Dryer - Gas Heated 300-400
Clock Radio 30 Well Pump (1/3-1HP) 500 - 1200

2,820 Watt Outback FlexPower Fully Assembled Power Center

2820W 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 2820W 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 2820W 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 2820W 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 2820W off-grid array may not be able to get the battery bank back to the float stage before the next cycle begins.

2820W IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS: 2820W 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 2820W 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 2820W 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.