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Outback 1500W FLEXpower One (FP1) Off-Grid Solar Kit ; DIY (Do-it-yourself)

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  • 1.5 kW Stand Alone Package
  • off gridOur off-grid 1500W kit is a triple hit because it combines three of the worlds best top brands; FLEXpower One power system, MidNite Solar lighting arrestor and Canadian Solar panels. Methodically engineered, every component of this kit has been specially selected to assure the highest performance in a safe and simple-to-install kit. This mini-grid power system is ideal for applications such as off-grid cabins, home or business back-up power systems. Utilizing a compact design and an easy-to-install mounting bracket, the fully pre-wired and tested OutBack FLEXpower power center is designed for a quick and simple installation saving both time and money with just a few household tools.
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Outback FLEXpower One / canadian solar 1500W system for living off the grid

Power Center Model Part Number Array Size (STC*) Daily Watts Based on 5 Sun Hours (*STC) Voltage DC/AC Type Inverter
FP1 GVFX3524 FLEX1-24-1500 1,500 7,500 Watts 24 / 120V Off-Grid
Grid-interactive
GVFX3524

FWPVGrid-interactive Definition - Utility grid power is available for use and the system is capable of exporting (selling) electricity back to the utility grid.

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Select the right size off-grid kit for you in with the FLEXpower in either a 24 or 48 volt battery system. This OutBack power center off-grid kit is expandable, and accommodates all of the essential protective devices in the smallest possible space making it ideal for applications with modest power requirements such as cabins, chalets, homes, remote communication sites and back-up power systems. Utilizing an extremely compact design and an easy-to-install mounting bracket, the fully pre-wired and factory tested FLEXpower One system is designed for a quick installation. Choose either roof, ground or pole mount rack which will save you both time and money. As with all Blue Pacific Solar's kits, our Technical Sales staff is standing by to provide support that is as close as your telephone.

FLEXpower One includes a single inverter, AC and DC wiring boxes, a single FLEXmax 80 Charge Controller, MATE 3, HUB, FLEXnet DC and Surge Protector while maintaining a small system footprint.

The Outback FLEXpower is also equipped with battery and solar array breakers, a PV 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. FLEXpower One components carry all of the necessary ETL Certifications allowing for a code compliant installation that saves both time and money while still looking great.

SURGE PROTECTION: The FLEXpower Surge Protector is designed to protect the FLEXpower One’s sensitive components from excessively high voltages (e.g., electrical storms). Thermally-fused metal oxide varistors (MOVs) limit (“clamp”) these voltages and transfer the resulting current to a lower-voltage port. The FLEXpower surge protector features ACTIVE and ERROR LEDs for the DC, AC IN, and AC OUT circuits. The Surge Protector is located in the FLEXpower One’s AC wiring compartment. To add an additional layer of protection, Blue Pacific Solar's team have included a MidNite Solar lighting arrestor for you to install at your combiner box where you would typically make the transition to conduit.

OutBack Power’s FLEXpower One System is a superior choice when you need a fully integrated, true sinewave, reliable 120V power system. OutBack Warranty 5 Years, Solar Panel Warranty 25 Years. solar kits

What's On The Truck

  • 1 - Outback FLEXpower ONE FP1 GVFX3524 Pre-Wired Power Center; 120VAC, 3600W, True Sine Wave; Mate3 Monitor, HUB10, RTS, FM80 (FlexMax 80 Charge Controller), FLEXnet - DC; FW-SP-ACA (Surge Protector); (Requires 24V Battery Bank)
  • 6 - 250 Watt Canadian Solar Panels, CS6P-250P Black FrameFLEXpower kit
  • 1 - Outback, FWPV- 8 Combiner box, Up to 8 Breakers
  • 3 - Outback, Circuit Breaker, 20A, 125VDC, 1-Pole, 0.5" Wide, DIN Mount, DIN-20-DC
  • 1 - Midnite Solar MNSPD300 Lighting Arrestor
  • 3 - PV Wire 50’ Cable Extension, 10AWG, UL4703 with MC4 Connectors, 600VDC
  • 1 - Multi-Contact MC4 Unlocking Tool
  • 8 - 1/2" Strain Relief for #10 or #12 wire
  • 2 - Battery Cables, Code Approved THW, 4/0 x 10' (ft.) (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.

FLEXpower shipPanels and balance of system ship in 3 - 5 business days after funds clear. FLEXpower One power centers ship in 10 business days. (Subject to Seasonal Increases) Custom Line Drawing is sent via email in 5 - 7 business days.

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Electrical Specifications, 120 Vac / 60 Hz Models
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

generatorFP1-1 / 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.

Optional Accessories Part # Price  
Ground Rack - 1 Set Basic IronRidge Ground Racking Either 3H or 4H in Landscape. Order 1 Rack Set Per Panel (IE: 6 Rack Sets Required for 6 Solar Panels click on red button "Learn More")ironridge solar racks  BP6932304solar ground rack
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Roof Rack - 1 Set Basic IronRidge Roof Mount Racking Order 1 Rack Set Per Panel (IE: 6 Rack Sets Required for 6 Solar Panels plus roof attachment click on red button "Learn More") ironridge solar racks
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Arrh! More Power? Upgrade to U.S.A. made Suniva, 265W Clear Frame Panel OPT265-60-4-100-H4-40mm (1 Set Per Panel. Example: 10 Panel Kit Upgrade = Add 10 Sets) Suniva panels are designed and manufactured in the U.S.A.mppt 1100792UPsolar charger
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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 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 1500 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
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CANADIAN SOLAR CS6P-250P - PANEL TECHNICAL DATA

Canadian Solar CS6P-250P
Open Circuit Voltage (VOC) 37.2 Volts
Maximum Operating Voltage (Vmpp) 30.1 Volts
Short Circuit Current (Isc) 8.87 Amps
Maximum Power Current-IMP (A) 8.3 Amps
Maximum Power at STC (Pmax) 250 Wp
Maximum System Voltage (NEC) 1500 VDC
Short-circuit current temperature coefficient +0.043%/P
Open-circuit voltage temperature coefficient 45/C
Peak power temperature coefficient -0.43%/C
Power measure tolerance +/- 5%
Weight 40 lbs
Surface burden maximum load capacity ISO 9001 quality standards and ISO 14001 environmental standards; IEC 61215 / IEC 61730 Application Class A certifications
Front Glass 0.13 inch tempered glass
Junction Box Type IP65 rated MC4
Dimensions 64.5 x 38.7 x 1.57 Inches
Certification Approvals / Listed UL/US, SA/US, BRE Global Listed, TUV Rheinland ID:0000024963, PV Cycle Association, CE, ISO 9001, ISO 14001, GB/T 28001
Solar Panel Warranty Output warranty of 80% performance Pmpp (STC) 25 years
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FLEXpower One Off-Grid / Grid Interactive Kit Pre-wired Power Center 120 Volt AC w/ Canadian Solar Panel System

Outback 1500W FP1 Off-Grid Kit is a solid-state electronic devices that, when sized properly, can be used in nearly every solar and wind energy system that uses batteries.

Canadian Solar panels are a robust PV module with 60 solar cells. These panels can be used for on-grid or off-grid solar applications. Canadian Solar's meticulous design and production techniques ensure a high-yield, long-term performance for every module produced.

Canadian Solar Best Quality - 235 quality control points in panel production, EL screening to eliminate product defects, current binning to improve system performance. Accredited salt mist/Ammonia resistance as well as top performance by PVUSA test conditions (PTC) rating.

Canadian Solar Best Warranty Insurance - 25 years worldwide coverage. 100% warranty term coverage providing third party bankruptcy rights. Non-cancellable, immediate coverage insured by 3 world top insurance companies.

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NOTE, IMPORTANT INSTALLATION: 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. These codes may vary from city to city and county to county. All grid-tied and off-grid solar installations should be permitted and inspected, where required, by the local inspection authority in the same manner as other equivalent electrical systems. Blue Pacific Solar recommends you contract with a local licensed electrician to do the final electrical connection of your solar system from the AC disconnect to your home utility breaker box. Some local permitting authorities require that a licensed electrician do all the wiring from the rack to the utility interconnect. If you need help with the permitting documents for your kit, we are here for you. Solar permit service add on is available at checkout.

Additional Safety Instructions; Perform all electrical installations in accordance with all applicable local electrical codes and the National Electrical Code (NEC), ANSI/NFPA 70. Be aware that only qualified personnel should install or replace OutBack inverter. Do not attempt to repair the OutBack inverter; it contains no user-serviceable parts. If it fails, please contact OutBack customer service to obtain an RMA (return merchandise authorization) number and start the replacement process. Tampering with or opening the inverter will void the warranty. Before installing or using the power center, please read all instructions and cautionary markings in the technical description and on the OutBack inverter system and the solar equipment.

This Outback 1500W FP1 Off-Grid Kit is an affordable expandable do-it-yourself (DIY) high quality solution for your home or weekend cabin power requirements.