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Outback 2940W FP2 Flexpower Off-Grid Kit / FLEX1-48-2940

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  • Flexpower 2940 Watt System
  • The right product mix. To ensure you get the best performance at an affordable price, Blue Pacific Solar's team of Technical Consultants have carefully engineered these safe simple-to-install kits. Now you can satisfy the most demanding budget using the best equipment in the industry. OutBack Power Technologies, Canadian Solar panels, and MidNite combiner box, lighting arrestor and breakers. This off-grid kit is ideal for applications with minimal power requirements such as off-grid cabins, homes and back-up power systems. Utilizing a compact design and an easy-to-install mounting bracket, the fully pre-wired and tested FlexPower is designed for a quick installation, saving both time and money with just a few household tools. The pre-wired power center with FlexMax 80 maximum power point tracking offers an efficient, safe, multi-stage recharging process that prolongs battery life and assures peak performance from your Canadian Solar array.
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Outback Flexpower / Canadian Solar 2940W Off-Grid Kit

Model Part Number Output Watts Daily Watts Based on 5 Sun Hours (*STC) Voltage DC/AC Type Inverter
Flexpower One FP1-2 FLEX1-48-2940 3,600 14,700 Watts 48 / 120 Off-Grid / Grid Tied VFX3648

 

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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 Charge Controller, MATE, 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.

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What's On The Truck

  • 1 - Outback FlexPower ONE FP1-2 with Outback VFX3648 inverter and FM80 Charge Controller
  • 12 - Canadian Solar 245 Watt PV Panels CS6P245P outBack power technologies
  • 1 - Midnite MNPV-6, 6 Position Combiner Box
  • 6 - MNEPV-15 - 15 amp DC Breaker 150VDC DIN, 13mm
  • 1 - MNSPD300 Midnite Lighting Arrestor
  • 6 - MC4 10 AWG-PV Wire - 50' cable extension
  • 1 - Multi-Contact MC4 Unlocking Tool
  • 10 - 1/2" Strain Relief for #10 or #12 wire
  • 1 - 4/0 - 96" Battery Cables, 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.

flexpower shipPanels and balance of system ship in 3 - 5 business days after funds clear. FlexPower I power centers ship direct from OutBack in about 10 business days. (Subject to Seasonal Increases)

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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 Roof or Ground Rack Part # Price  
1 Set Basic IronRidge Ground Racking Option D (6 Rack Sets Required for 6 Solar Panels)ironridge solar racks  BP6932304solar ground rack
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1 Set Basic IronRidge Roof Mount Racking Option D (6 Rack Sets Required for 6 Solar Panels) ironridge solar racks
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Optional Accessories Part # Price  
OutBack Mate Remote Monitor / Controllerbattery charger BP9578062pv charge controller
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OutBack Mate 3 Remote Monitor / Controllerbattery charger BP9578732pv charge controller
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Outback Remote Temperature Sensor panels BP9500102remote temperature sensor
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batteries battery cables
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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 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
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Outback 2940W FP2 Flexpower Off-Grid Kit Pre-wired Power Center 120 Volt AC / Canadian Solar Panel System

Outback 2940W FP2 Flexpower off-grid kit are solid-state electronic devices that, when sized properly, can be used in nearly every solar and wind energy system that uses batteries. The Power Centers Blue Pacific Solar sells employ the latest in power electronics to regulate the battery charge by controlling the charging voltage and current from a solar panel array. Power Centers regulate the charge of the battery, but also prevent the battery from being over discharged which can damage the battery bank.

The Canadian CS6P245P is a robust solar panel 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.

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.

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flexpower IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS: (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 Flexpower One Power Center or any other electronic gear. Always disconnect the batteries or energy source prior to installation or performing maintenance on the Flexpower One Power Center inverter. Live power may be present at more than one point since an inverter utilizes both batteries and AC electricity. Always verify proper wiring prior to starting the inverter. Do not operate the system if it has been damaged. Always read and follow the manufactures installation and operating instructions for the Outback 2940W FP2 Flexpower Off-Grid Kit prior to installation and operation.