Outback 980W FP1 Flexpower Off-Grid Kit / FLEX1-24-980
- Flexpower 980 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 980W Off-Grid Kit
|Model||Part Number||Output Watts||Daily Watts Based on 5 Sun Hours (*STC)||Voltage DC/AC||Type||Inverter|
|Flexpower One FP1-1||FLEX1-24-980||3,500||4,900 Watts||24 / 120||Off-Grid / Grid Tied||VFX3524|
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.
What's On The Truck
- 1 - Outback FlexPower ONE FP1-1 with Outback VFX3524 inverter and FM80 Charge Controller
- 4 - Canadian Solar 245 Watt PV Panels
- 1 - Midnite MNPV-6, 6 Position Combiner Box
- 2 - MNEPV-15 - 15 amp DC Breaker 150VDC DIN, 13mm
- 1 - MNSPD300 Midnite Lighting Arrestor
- 2 - MC4 10 AWG-PV Wire - 50' cable extension
- 1 - Multi-Contact MC4 Unlocking Tool
- 6 - 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.
Panels 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)
|Electrical Specifications, 120 Vac / 60 Hz Models|
|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|
FP1-1 / 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 Deep Cycle Battery Choices; Trojan / UPG / Rolls
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.
|Battery Cable Pairs (RED/Black)||Length||Color||Part #||Price|
|2/0 - Battery Cables||12"||1 Red/1 Black||BP9850022|
|2/0 - Battery Cables||18"||1 Red/1 Black||BP9850012|
|Optional Roof or Ground Rack||Part #||Price|
|1 Set Basic IronRidge Ground Racking Option D (6 Rack Sets Required for 6 Solar Panels)||BP6932304|
1 Set Basic IronRidge Roof Mount Racking Option D
(6 Rack Sets Required for 6 Solar Panels)
|Optional Accessories||Part #||Price|
|OutBack Mate Remote Monitor / Controller||BP9578062|
|OutBack Mate 3 Remote Monitor / Controller||BP9578732|
|Outback Remote Temperature Sensor||BP9500102|
**Freight Shipping is Dock to Dock
In circumstances where we have to ship by freight, free or otherwise, that means dock to commercial dock (not residential) to any of the lower 48 states. If the customer does not specify a local commercial dock that is available, we will ship to the nearest terminal where the shipment will be held for will call pick up by the customer. If you choose to have your order shipped to your residence, most orders require special handling for unloading and the pallet has to be transferred to a truck with a lift gate. In most cases, truck freight companies do NOT require their drivers to unload shipments. An additional "Residential" as well as a "Lift Gate" special handling fee will apply if the driver unloads the merchandise to the curb at your residence. The special handling fee is $89.00 and is available at checkout. If you have selected this add on service, the shipping carrier will call and schedule delivery of your solar kit, (provided the weight and dimensions of the product fits the criteria for lift gate service). You can avoid the residential and lift gate fees by arranging a "Will Call" pickup at the closest freight company terminal. In that case, you will need a pickup truck, a copy of the bill of laden, and a photo ID. When you arrive at the freight company terminal, the freight company will load your order into the bed of the truck with their forklift. The most common pallet size = 65" X 44" (Height depends on Product). Be sure and check for hidden damage.
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 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|
Outback 980W FP1 Flexpower Off-Grid Kit Pre-wired Power Center 120 Volt AC / Canadian Solar Panel System
Outback 980W FP1 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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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 980W FP1 Flexpower Off-Grid Kit prior to installation and operation.