fx series inverter/charger

fx series inverter/charger
FX SERIES
INVERTER/CHARGER
FX/ VFX/GTFX/GVFX/MOBILE
Installation Manual
Warranty Introduction
Dear OutBack Customer,
Thank you for your purchase of OutBack products. We make every effort to assure our power
conversion products will give you long and reliable service for your renewable energy system.
As with any manufactured device, repairs might be needed due to damage, inappropriate use, or
unintentional defect. Please note the following guidelines regarding warranty service of OutBack
products:
• Any and all warranty repairs must conform to the terms of the warranty.
• All OutBack equipment must be installed according to their accompanying instructions and manuals
with specified over-current protection in order to maintain their warranties.
• The customer must return the component(s) to OutBack, securely packaged, properly addressed,
and shipping paid. We recommend insuring your package when shipping. Packages that are not
securely packaged can sustain additional damage not covered by the warranty or can void warranty
repairs.
• There is no allowance or reimbursement for an installer’s or user’s labor or travel time required to
disconnect, service, or reinstall the damaged component(s).
• OutBack will ship the repaired or replacement component(s) prepaid to addresses in the continental
United States, where applicable. Shipments outside the U.S. will be sent freight collect.
• In the event of a product malfunction, OutBack cannot bear any responsibility for consequential
losses, expenses, or damage to other components.
• Please read the full warranty at the end of this manual for more information.
About OutBack Power Systems
OutBack Power Systems is a leader in advanced energy conversion technology. Our products include
true sine wave inverter/chargers, maximum power point charge controllers, system communication
components, as well as breaker panels, breakers, accessories, and assembled systems.
Notice of Copyright
FX Series Inverter/Charger FX/VFX/GTFX/GVFX/MOBILE Installation Manual © 2008 All rights reserved.
Disclaimer
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(a) MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, SUFFICIENCY OR SUITABILITY OF ANY TECHNICAL OR
OTHER INFORMATION PROVIDED IN ITS MANUALS OR OTHER DOCUMENTATION.
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USE OF ANY SUCH INFORMATION WILL BE ENTIRELY AT THE USER’S RISK.
Contact Information
OutBack Power Systems
19009 62nd Ave. NE
Arlington, WA 98223 Phone (360) 435-6030 • Fax (360) 435-6019
Date and Revision • June 2008 REV B
www.outbackpower.com
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Welcome to the OutBack Power Systems FX Series Inverter/Charger System ...................................................................2
FX Series Inverter/Charger Models .................................................................................................................................................................2
Parts Included................................................................................................................................................................ ..............................................2
Safety Instructions.....................................................................................................................................................................................................3
System Protection.................................................................................................................................................... .................................................5
DC Wiring Origination....................................................................................................................................... .....................................................5
AC Wiring Origination........................................................................................................................................ .....................................................6
AC Wiring Compartment Board................................................................................................................... ....................................................6
Low Voltage Terminals............................................................................................................................................................................................7
AC and DC Grounding Requirements............................................................................................. .............................................................8
FX Parts and Accessories.......................................................................................................................................................................................9
Mounting........................................................................................................................................................... ..........................................................10
Wire Connections........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................11
AC ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................11
DC ......................................................................................................................................................................................................................12
Battery Wiring Samples.......................................................................................................................................................................................13
AC Wiring Notes for the Non-Mobile FX ..................................................................................................................................................20
AC Wiring Notes for the Mobile FX..............................................................................................................................................................21
Low Voltage Wiring................................................................................................................................................................................................22
Inverter and On/Off................................................................................................................................................. ...................................22
Auxiliary Output (AUX+ / AUX-)......................................................................................................................... .................................23
XCT+ / XCT-................................................................................................................................................................. ....................................23
RTS, MATE/HUB Wiring................................................................................................................................................... .....................................24
System Installation.................................................................................................................................................................................................25
Single FX System.................................................................................................................................................... ......................................25
Series or Series Parallel Dual FX Configuration ..........................................................................................................................26
Paralleled Dual FX System.......................................................................................................................................................................28
Series/Parallel Quad FX System ...........................................................................................................................................................29
3-Phase System............................................................................................................................................. ................................................31
Mobile Single FX .....................................................................................................................................................................................................33
Generator Interfaces............................................................................................................................................ .................................................34
Mobile FX Information..................................................................................................................................... ...................................................35
Installation Check List..................................................................................................................................... .....................................................36
Appendix Ratings ............................................................................................................................................................................................37-44
Voltage, Current, and Frequency Ranges .........................................................................................................................................45-47
Maximum Overcurrent Protection Ampacity .......................................................................................................................................48
FX Default Values ....................................................................................................................................................................................................49
Wire Sizes............................................................................................................................................................ .........................................................50
Maintenance..............................................................................................................................................................................................................51
Warranty............................................................................................................................................................... .................................................52-53
Product Registration..................................................................................................................................... ........................................................55
10 Year Limited Warranty (California) ..................................................................................................................................................55-56
10 Year Warranty Registration (California) ...............................................................................................................................................57
1
Welcome to the OutBack Power Systems FX Series Inverter/Charger System
The FX Series Inverter/Charger offers a complete power conversion system—DC to AC, battery charging, and an
AC transfer switch—and can be used as a stand-alone or back-up application. It is designed for indoor or enclosed
locations.
OutBack Power Systems does everything possible to assure the components you purchase will function properly
and safely when installed as instructed according to local and national electrical codes (NEC). Please read all of
the following instructions and the instructions that come with any other OutBack components that make up your
power system. Further instructions on individual FX set-ups as well as systems assemblies are included with the
FLEXware manuals.
• The non-Mobile FX is ETL listed to UL1741 (Inverters, Converters, Controllers, and Interconnection System
Equipment for Use with Distributed Energy Resources).
• All Mobile FX Series Inverter/Chargers are ETL listed to UL 458.
The FX and VFX Series Inverter/Charger Installation Manual covers the following information:
• Safety
• FX parts, standard and optional
• Initial inspection of the component
• Preparing the mounting surface
• Fastening the FX to the mounting surface
• General electrical information
FX Series Inverter/Charger Models
Sealed Units (designed for harsher environments, but still require enclosed protection)
• FX2012 T (12 VDC/2000 VA)
• FX2524 T (24 VDC/2500 VA)
• FX3048 T (48 VDC/3000 VA)
• FX2012 MT (12 VDC/2000 VA) • GTFX2524 (24 VDC/2500 VA)
• FX2524 MT (24 VDC/2500 VA) • GTFX3048 (48 VDC/3000 VA)
• FX2532 MT (32 VDC/2500 VA)
(MT= Mobile GT= Grid-Tie)
Vented Units (designed for protected environments)
• VFX2812 (12 VDC/2800 VA)
• VFX3524 (24 VDC/3500VA)
• VFX3648 (48 VDC/3600VA)
• VFX2812 M (12 VDC/2800 VA) • GVFX3524 (24VDC/3500 VA)
• VFX3524 M (24 VDC./3500 VA) • GVFX3648 (48 VDC/3600 VA)
• VFX3232 M (32 VDC/3200 VA)
Each model FX has a single phase output marked with this symbol:
Each inverter puts out a sine wave waveform marked with this symbol:
Parts Included
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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One FX Series Inverter/Charger
One “WARNING ELECTRICAL SHOCK” sticker to place on the exterior of the FX
One packet of silicone grease to protect CAT 5 cable connections
One installation manual
One programming manual
One Turbo Kit (sealed units)
One DC Wiring Cover or DCC (vented units)
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ FIRST!
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Read all instructions and cautionary markings on the FX, the batteries and all appropriate sections of
this installation and user manual as well as other component manuals before using the system.
Be cautious around electricity, electrical components, and batteries. Shocks, burns, injury, and even
death can occur if an installer comes in contact with electricity.
Install all components and wiring according to national and local electrical and building codes. This
includes:
• Submitting a plan to the local building department
• Passing inspection
• Requiring a licensed electrician to do the work when mandated
OutBack Power Systems cannot be responsible for system failure, damages, or injury resulting from
improper installation of their products.
Use only the recommended DC and AC wire sizes or greater. Be sure all wires are in good condition.
Install the FX in a dry location, preferably indoors.
• Install the FX in a shaded area out of direct sun
light for best operation.
• For installations where the FX may be exposed to water spray, a sealed FX must be used and
mounted either with the base down (shelf mounting) or with the AC wiring compartment facing
down (wall mounting).
• If mounted with the base down, water cannot be allowed to accumulate around the FX’s base. There
is a drainage system on the base of the FX to dispel condensation.
• If submerged, water can enter this drain and cause failure.
• The Vented FX (VFX) must be installed in a weather-proof enclosure or enclosed area.
It is not designed for exposure to water or excessive wind-blown dust and debris.
INITIAL INSPECTION
Your FX is stoutly packaged for secure shipping. Please inspect the packaging and component for
damage prior to installation.
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WARNING: WORKING NEAR LEAD ACID BATTERIES CAN BE DANGEROUS.
BATTERIES GENERATE EXPLOSIVE GASES DURING NORMAL OPERATION.
Design the battery enclosure to prevent accumulation and concentration of hydrogen gas in “pockets”
at the top of the enclosure. Vent the battery compartment from the highest point to the outside. A
sloped lid can also be used to direct the flow of hydrogen to the vent opening.
CAUTION
To reduce risk of injury, charge only deep-cycle lead acid, lead antimony, lead calcium, gel cell or
absorbed glass mat type rechargeable batteries. Other types of batteries may burst, causing personal
injury and damage. Never charge a frozen battery.
PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS
• Someone should be within range of your voice to come to your aid if needed.
• Keep plenty of fresh water and soap nearby in case battery acid contacts skin, clothing, or eyes.
• Wear complete eye protection. Avoid touching eyes while working near batteries. Wash your hands
with soap and warm water when done.
• If battery acid contacts skin or clothing, wash immediately with soap and water. If acid enters an
eye, flood the eye with cool running water at once for at least 15 minutes and get medical attention
immediately following.
• Baking soda neutralizes lead acid battery electrolyte. Keep a supply on hand in the area of the
batteries.
• NEVER smoke or allow a spark or flame in vicinity of a battery or generator.
• Be extra cautious to reduce the risk of dropping a metal tool onto batteries. It could short-circuit the
batteries or other electrical parts which can result in fire or explosion.
• Remove personal metal items such as rings, bracelets, necklaces, and watches when working with
a battery or other electrical current. A battery can produce a short circuit current high enough to
weld a ring or the like to metal, causing severe burns.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING SYMBOLS:
GT Pertains to a Grid-Tie FX
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M
Pertains to a Mobile FX
SYSTEM PROTECTION
Electrical systems are designed to protect you, the wires, the components, and the devices served by
the system.
Each FX must be part of a permanently grounded
electrical system (see page 9). Grounding protects
people and equipment from electrical shock.
Grounding must be done according to local and
national electrical codes.
OutBack circuit breakers—rated at 100% duty
cycle— protect wiring by limiting the amount
of current entering a system. All wired electrical
systems require circuit breakers or fuses for
protection.
OutBack offers both breakers and fuses for overcurrent protection. If they are provided by other
vendors, they must be properly rated.
DC WIRING ORIGINATION
DC brass battery terminals with 8M x 1.00 stainless steel threaded studs
Red terminal=battery positive
Black terminal = battery negative
Battery terminal covers
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AC WIRING ORIGINATION
Lexan cover protects AC Wiring
Compartment Board
AC Wiring Board
AC WIRING COMPARTMENT BOARD
AC Terminal Block--secures AC
connections to the FX using set screws
AC HOT OUT
• AC HOT OUT supplies power to the loads.
AC NEUTRAL OUT
• AC NEUTRAL OUT acts as neutral leg for loads
supplied by the FX.
CHASSIS GROUND/PE
• CHASSIS GROUND connections are common
and act as grounds for both the incoming and
outgoing AC circuits.
CHASSIS GROUND/PE
AC NEUTRAL IN
• AC NEUTRAL IN acts as the neutral leg for AC
power supplied by either the grid or a generator
to the FX.
• AC HOT IN connects incoming AC from the grid
or a generator to the FX. This AC is used to run
loads and recharge batteries.
XCT+
XCT-
AUX-
AUX+
ON/OFF
INVERTER
INVERTER ON/OFF
AC HOT IN
M
ERROR
AC IN
STATUS
INVERTER
LOW
OK
FULL
BATTERY
BATTERY TEMP
MATE/HUB
NOTE: “CHASSIS GROUND” in the AC terminal
block reads as “NEU/GROUND BOND” ON FX
MOBILE SERIES (see page 22).
NOTE: 6 AWG ( (4.11 mm) is the largest wire
size the AC Wiring Compartment Board can
accommodate.
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LOW VOLTAGE TERMINALS
AC HOT OUT
AC NEUTRAL OUT
NOTE: Keep Control
Wiring Terminal Block
screws tight and the
block itself secured tightly
to AC Board. Otherwise,
the FX can malfunction.
The Terminal Block can be
unplugged for easier wire
installation and removal/
reinstallation of the FX.
CHASSIS GROUND/PE
CHASSIS GROUND/PE
Control Wiring
Terminal Block
AC NEUTRAL IN
AC HOT IN
XCT+
AUX-
AUX+
ON/OFF
XCT-
AUX OUTPUT
(AUX+/AUX-): 12VDC
ERROR
AC IN
STATUS
INVERTER
LOW
OK
BATTERY TEMP
MATE/HUB
FULL
allows for manual
switch to control the
FX (default operation
is “ON”); controlled
by the MATE when
the installed jumper
connecting these
terminals is present.
BATTERY
INVERTER ON/OFF:
INVERTER
INVERTER ON/OFF
Jumper
at 0.7 amps (8.4 watts)
maximum is available at
these terminals; the AUX’s
default is to drive cooling
fans or the Turbo Fan.
XCT+/XCT- are nonoperational terminals (do
not connect).
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AC AND DC GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS
• Connect only to a grounded, permanent wiring system. Ensure there is only one neutral-ground
connection in the system at any time. Some codes require this connection be made at the main
panel only.
• Some generators have their own neutral ground connection. If a generator is used, its neutralground connection will need to be disengaged for proper system operation.
• For all installations, the negative battery conductor should be bonded to the grounding system at
one (and only one) point in the system.
• OutBack products are not designed for use in a positive grounded system. Please contact OutBack
Technical Support for further information.
The equipment ground on each is marked with this symbol:
Box lug for grounding the FX chassis
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FX PARTS AND ACCESSORIES
AC CONDUIT PLATE*
BATTERY TERMINAL COVERS
• AC conduit connects to the AC Conduit Plate for installations which do
not utilize an optional FW-ACA.
• The caps are made of stiff plastic with a snap-on
design; remove them carefully using a flat-blade
screwdriver inserted into the slots on the sides of
each cover.
• DC conduit may be required for exposed
installations.
• The DCA cover option (see below) allows conduit
connection.
• Always keep the battery terminal covers installed.
DCC (DC COMPARTMENT COVER)
• Covers the DC terminal area and provides space
to mount other components such as a DC current
shunt
• Can be used with or without the DCA
• This is an optional accessory.
FW-ACA (AC CONDUIT ADAPTER)
•
•
•
•
•
•
Extends the AC wiring compartment
Connects to OutBack’s FLEXware enclosures
Protects and secures flexible cable with strain relief
Houses the FLEXware Surge Protector
Knockouts are intended for cables/strain relief
This is an optional accessory.
TURBO FAN COVER
• Included in place of a DCC on sealed FXs
DCA (DC CONDUIT ADAPTER)
• Allows the connection of two-inch TSC (Trade Size
Conduit) to the FX
• Connects to OutBack’s FLEXware enclosures
GT
*NOTE: A GTFX requires an OutBack FLEXware
Surge Protector per the UL 1741 listing.
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20.955 cm (8.25””)
32.03 cm (13”)
41.275 cm (16.25”)
• Insert appropriate fasteners at all four corners of the FX for a secure installation.
• Weight varies from 56-62.6 pounds (25.40 - 28.395 kg) depending on the model
MOUNTING
• The FX Series Inverter/Charger is approved for indoor or enclosed protected mounting only.
• An FX must be secured with appropriate fasteners to a sturdy mounting surface capable of
supporting its weight. It is easier for two people to install the FX due to its weight.
• OutBack FXs can be mounted in any position, but they perform better in locations offering plenty of
air circulation.
• NOTE: If using an OutBack FLEXware Mounting Plate, avoid large air gaps behind the plate which can
result in louder mechanical noise during inverting/charging under heavy loads.
• Due to the variance in other mounting methods, OutBack only endorses the use of FLEXware or
previous versions of its mounting plate for installing the FX and associated system components
using M6 X 20mm machine screws (stainless steel for FLEXware and self-tapping for older mounting
plates), one per corner. Follow the instruction manual that comes with each mounting system.
• If mounting the FX on other surfaces such as plywood, wall studs, or masonry, use appropriate
fasteners to support approximately its weight. OutBack cannot be responsible for damage to the FX
if it is attached with inadequate fasteners.
• Install and secure each FX before attaching any wiring.
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WIRE CONNECTIONS
NOTE: A system’s individual voltage requirements (120 single phase, 120/240 split phase, or 3-phase) as
well as how each FX is to function all determine how the FXs are wired. Each FX must be wired to the
logical leg or phase of the system. Each FX must be programmed or “stacked” according to this phase.
Please see the FX and VFX Series Inverter/Charger Programming Manual before connecting any wires to
or from the FX.
AC
Follow these steps to wire the FX to your system:
1. Shut all AC breakers off or remove any fuses before connecting any wiring.
2. Shut off all DC breakers, including the PV breakers.
3. With all power off, run lengths of 6 AWG (13.3 mm2) wire between the AC Wiring Compartment
Board AC out terminals and sufficient over current protection via an AC circuit breaker whose
ampacity matches or exceeds the maximum AC input current of the FX model used in the system
(see FX product specifications). The breaker should be installed inside of a metal chassis such as
OutBack’s FLEXware series or an existing panel.
4. With the over current protection connected, run lengths of 6 AWG (13.3 mm2) wire between the
AC Wiring Compartment Board AC IN terminals and the AC input breaker. The breaker should be
installed inside of a metal chassis such as OutBack’s FLEXware series or an existing panel. The AC
input hot conductor must be supplied through an AC branch-rated circuit breaker whose ampacity
matches or exceeds the maximum AC input current of the FX model used in the system (see FX
product specifications)
M
NOTE: Connect Mobile FX equipment to an AC circuit with 30 amp maximum branch-circuit
over-current protection (as per NEC, ANSI/NFPA 70).
While 60 amp over-current protection reduces the risk of fire, for further reduction,
do not connect a single FX to both hot legs of a 120-240 VAC AC load center having
multi-wire (common neutral) branch circuits connected. Use either two FX Series
Inverter/Chargers wired in a series configuration or an FW-X240 Auto Transformer.
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DC
• Use crimped and sealed copper ring terminal lugs with 5/16” (.79 cm) hole or compression-type lug
to connect battery cables to DC terminals. Soldered cable lugs are also acceptable.
• Use recommended cable sizes (see page 51) to reduce losses and ensure high performance of FX
(smaller cables can reduce performance and possibly damage the unit).
• Keep cables together (e.g., using a tie-wrap) as much as possible.
• Ensure cables pass through the same knockout and conduit fittings to allow inductive currents to
cancel.
TORQUE REQUIREMENTS
CONNECTION
AC and PV breakers
TORQUE IN POUNDS/Nm
to 22 inch-lbs/2.48 Nm
DC shunt
DC battery connections
FX’s DC terminals
FX’s AC terminals
to 15 foot-lbs/20.4 Nm
to 10 foot-lbs/13.6 Nm
to 5 foot-lbs/3.38 Nm
to 30 inch-lbs/3.38 Nm
Table 1 Torque Values for Installation
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Battery Wiring Examples
In renewable energy systems, batteries are connected to each other in one of three ways:
SERIES
• Series (voltage increases, amperage stays the same as a single battery)
• Parallel (voltage stays the same as a single battery, amperage increases)
• Series/Parallel (both voltage and amperage increase)
+
+
-
-
+
12V/200 Amp Hours
12V/200 Amp Hours
PARALLEL
12V + 12V + 12V + 12V = 48 V
+
+
-
-
Voltage remains at 12V
SERIES/PARALLEL
+
-
12V/200 Amp Hours
-
12V/200 Amp Hours
Amp Hours remain at 200
12V/200 Amp Hours
12V/200 Amp Hours
+
-
+
-
12V/200 Amp Hours
+
-
12V/200 Amp Hours
200AH + 200AH + 200AH + 200 AH=800 AH
+
-
+
-
+
-
12V/200 Amp Hours
12V/200 Amp Hours
12V/200 Amp Hours
12V/200 Amp Hours
+
+
+
+
-
12V/200 Amp Hours
-
12V/200 Amp Hours
-
12V/200 Amp Hours
-
12V/200 Amp Hours
Two strings of batteries in series are connected in parallel. The voltage increases to 48V and the
amp hours increase to 400
Stud
Nut
Lock Washer
Flat Washer
Battery Cable Lug
Insulator
• Never install extra washers between the
terminal mounting surface and the battery
cable lug—the connection must be direct and
secure.
• Always install breakers or fuses within the
positive battery cable.
• Torque 2/0, (67.4 mm2) 4/0 (107 mm2), or larger
code-approved cables rated 75°C or higher to
60-inch pounds/6.77Nm.
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6V Battery Wiring Examples
-
6 VOLT
6 VOLT
DC DISCONNECT (FUSE OR CIRCUIT
BREAKER)
SERIES/12 VOLT FX
12 VOLT INVERTER/CHARGER
-
6 VOLT
6 VOLT
SERIES STRING 1 CONNECTS TO
INVERTER/CHARGER’S POSITIVE
TERMINAL
SERIES STRING 1
-
6 VOLT
6 VOLT
SERIES STRING 2
DC DISCONNECT (FUSE OR CIRCUIT
BREAKER)
-
12 VOLT INVERTER/CHARGER
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SERIES/PARALLEL/12 VOLT FX
-
6 VOLT
-
-
6 VOLT
6 VOLT
6 VOLT
DC DISCONNECT (FUSE OR CIRCUIT
BREAKER)
-
SERIES/24 VOLT FX
24 VOLT INVERTER/CHARGER
-
6 VOLT
6 VOLT
-
6 VOLT
6 VOLT
SERIES STRING 1
SERIES STRING 1 CONNECTS TO
INVERTER/CHARGER’S POSITIVE
TERMINAL
-
6 VOLT
-
-
6 VOLT
6 VOLT
6 VOLT
SERIES STRING 2
DC DISCONNECT (FUSE OR CIRCUIT
BREAKER)
-
SERIES STRING 2 CONNECTS
TO INVERTER/CHARGER’S
NEGATIVE TERMINAL
SERIES/PARALLEL/24 VOLT FX
24 VOLT INVERTER/CHARGER
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-
6 VOLT
6 VOLT
6 VOLT
6 VOLT
-
-
-
6 VOLT
-
-
6 VOLT
6VOLT
6 VOLT
DC DISCONNECT
(FUSE OR CIRCUIT BREAKER)
SERIES/48 VOLT FX
48 VOLT INVERTER/CHARGER
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12V Battery Wiring Examples
-
12 VOLT
12 VOLT
DC DISCONNECT (FUSE OR
CIRCUIT BREAKER)
-
24 VOLT INVERTER/CHARGER
-
12 VOLT
SERIES/24 VOLT FX
-
-
12 VOLT
12 VOLT
12 VOLT
DC DISCONNECT (FUSE OR
CIRCUIT BREAKER)
-
12 VOLT INVERTER/CHARGER
PARALLEL/12VOLT FX
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-
12 VOLT
12 VOLT
-
12VOLT
12 VOLT
DC DISCONNECT (FUSE OR CIRCUIT
BREAKER)
-
SERIES/48 VOLT FX
48 VOLT INVERTER/CHARGER
-
12 VOLT
12 VOLT
SERIES STRING 1 CONNECTS TO
INVERTER/CHARGER’S POSITIVE
TERMINAL
SERIES STRING 1
-
12 VOLT
12 VOLT
SERIES STRING 2
DC DISCONNECT (FUSE OR
CIRCUIT BREAKER)
SERIES/PARALLEL/24 VOLT FX
24 VOLT INVERTER/CHARGER
18
-
12 VOLT
12 VOLT
-
12 VOLT
12 VOLT
SERIES STRING 1
SERIES STRING 1 CONNECTS TO
INVERTER/CHARGER’S POSITIVE
TERMINAL
-
12 VOLT
-
-
12 VOLT
12 VOLT
12 VOLT
SERIES STRING 2
DC DISCONNECT (FUSE OR CIRCUIT
BREAKER)
-
SERIES STRING 2 CONNECTS
TO INVERTER/CHARGER’S
NEGATIVE TERMINAL
48 VOLT INVERTER/CHARGER
SERIES/PARALLEL/48 VOLT FX
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AC WIRING NOTES FOR THE NON-MOBILE FX
AC HOT OUT
• AC hot output conductor (black) wire
gauge must be sized to the breakers and
loads.
AC HOT OUT
AC NEUTRAL OUT/AC NEUTRAL IN
AC NEUTRAL OUT
CHASSIS GROUND/PE
CHASSIS GROUND/PE
CHASSIS GROUND
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XCT+
XCT-
AUX+
AUX-
ON/OFF
INVERTER
ERROR
AC IN
STATUS
INVERTER
LOW
BATTERY TEMP
MATE/HUB
OK
• The AC hot input conductor (black) must
be supplied through a 60 amp maximum
AC branch rated circuit breaker.
• 6 AWG (.184” or 4.11 mm) wire is
recommended for the FX’s AC transfer
relay.
AC HOT IN
FULL
AC HOT IN
AC NEUTRAL IN
INVERTER ON/OFF
• Both CHASSIS GROUND terminals are
common within the FX.
• The AC input and AC output ground wires
can connect to these terminals or one can
be connected if a common ground bus
bar is installed.
BATTERY
• Both neutral terminals are common with
each other within the FX.
• Only one neutral needs to connect at the
terminal if a separate common neutral bus
bar is installed.
M
AC WIRING NOTES FOR THE MOBILE FX
AC HOT OUT
• Supplies the AC hot output conductors
through a 30 amp maximum AC branch
rated circuit breaker using 10 AWG (.102” or
2.59 mm) wire and connect to the AC
AC NEUTRAL OUT/AC NEUTRAL IN
• Connects the AC neutral input conductor to
the AC NEUTRAL IN terminal.
• Connects the AC neutral output conductor
to the AC NEUTRAL OUT terminal.
• These terminals are common in the Mobile
FX only when an AC source is applied.
• The NEUTRAL IN and NEUTRAL OUT
conductors should not be common
(connected in any way) prior to connection
with a Mobile FX
AC HOT OUT
AC NEUTRAL OUT
CHASSIS GROUND
REMOVE JUMPER
TO DISABLE
GROUND SWITCHING
NEU/GROUND BOND
AC NEUTRAL IN
AC HOT IN
XCT+
XCT-
AUX+
AUX-
ON/OFF
INVERTER
ERROR
INVERTER
STATUS
AC IN
INVERTER
LOW
BATTERY
STATUS
OK
AC HOT IN
BATTERY TEMP
MATE/HUB
FULL
• Connects both the AC input and AC output
ground conductors to the CHASSIS GROUND
and NEU/GROUND BOND terminals.
• If there is only one Mobile FX in the system,
leave the copper bus (provided) installed
between the CHASSIS GROUND and NEU/
GROUND BOND terminals. If there is more
than one Mobile FX in the system, remove
the copper bus from every Slave FX.
INVERTER ON/OFF
CHASSIS GROUND
• The AC hot input conductor (black) must be
supplied through a 30 amp maximum AC
branch rated circuit breaker and connected
to the AC HOT IN.
• 10 AWG (.102” or 2.59 mm) wire is required
for the FX’s AC transfer switch.
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LOW-VOLTAGE WIRING
This six-position terminal block can be
unplugged to make wiring easier and to
simplify the removal and reinstallation of an FX.
It must be securely and completely plugged
in for proper FX functioning. Otherwise,
operational errors can occur.
AC HOT OUT
AC NEUTRAL OUT
CHASSIS GROUND/PE
CHASSIS GROUND/PE
Control Wiring Terminal Block
AC NEUTRAL IN
AC HOT IN
XCT+
XCT-
AUX-
ON/OFF
AUX+
ERROR
AC IN
STATUS
INVERTER
LOW
OK
FULL
BATTERY TEMP
MATE/HUB
BATTERY
XCT+/XCT- are not operational
INVERTER ON/OFF
A switch can be wired to the INVERTER
and ON/OFF terminals to manually
control the FX
INVERTER
12VDC at 0.7 amps (8.4 w) is available at
the AUX+/AUX- terminals
INVERTER and ON/OFF
• Replacing the pre-installed jumper (connecting the ON/OFF terminals) with a switch allows manual control of
the FX.
• When a jumper is installed in either location, the inverter will be ON.
• When a switch is installed, the inverter is ON when the switch is closed and OFF when the switch is open.
INVERTER ON/OFF
Control Wiring Terminal Block,
side view
Jumper
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Prior to installing an ON/OFF switch, if the FX’s AC output is off, check that the jumper is
present and well-connected before installing a switch. You want to confirm the system is
in good working order.
Should you decide to install an OutBack MATE at a later date, bear in mind the installed
switch overrides the control provided by the MATE if the switch is set to OFF. If the switch
is set to ON, the MATE will function normally and control the inverter(s).
• When a system is ordered with a MATE, the MATE handles all FX ON/OFF functions.
AUXILIARY OUTPUT ( AUX + / AUX - )
The Auxiliary output system uses the AUX + and AUX – terminals. It is programmed through the MATE
to do a variety of tasks:
• The default use for these terminals drives the OutBack FX Turbo Kit or DC12-FAN fan for external
cooling.
NOTE: These terminals should not be connected to any type of DC load greater than 0.7 amps.
• The FX includes internal electronic over-current protection for the AUX 12VDC output circuit which
auto resets if it is short-circuited. No additional fuses are required.
• For automatic or advanced generator start functions, the Auxiliary Output can drive a 12V automotive relay for the two-wire starting circuitry of a generator. OutBack recommends a good quality
gold-plated relay.
NOTE:
(1) The FLEXnet DC comes with an internal relay for this use.
(2) OutBack Power Systems does not support three-wire start generators; however, a three-wire to
two-wire conversion kit is available from an electronic control manufacturer such as Atkinson
Electronics (www.atkinson.com)
(3) Either the MATE or the FLEXnet DC can be programmed for Auto-GenStart (please refer to
component manuals for more information).
XCT + / XCT These terminals are not operational at this time.
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RTS, MATE/HUB WIRING
RJ-11 modular jack connects the RTS, the
external battery temperature sensor.
RJ-45 jack is used for external communications.
• RJ-11 modular jack connects RTS, the optional
external battery temperature sensor.*
• RJ-45 jack connects MATE or HUB to FX using CAT5
cable.**
AC HOT OUT
AC NEUTRAL OUT
*When a HUB is used, plug the RTS into the Master
FX, which should be plugged into HUB’s Port 01.
The RTS cable is folded and routed under the AC
Wiring Compartment’s Lexan cover, fitting into a
small indentation in the aluminum casting between
the battery terminals. ONLY USE THE OUTBACK RTS;
OTHER BRANDS YIELD INCORRECT READINGS.
CHASSIS GROUND/PE
CHASSIS GROUND/PE
AC NEUTRAL IN
GREEN
XCT+
XCT-
AUX-
AUX+
ON/OFF
**If the system has multiple FXs and/or OutBack
Charge Controllers, a HUB is required.
LED Color
LED Action
LED indicates
INVERTER
INVERTER ON/OFF
AC HOT IN
ERROR
AC IN
YELLOW
STATUS
INVERTER
LOW
OK
FULL
BATTERY
BATTERY TEMP
MATE/HUB
RED
GREEN
Inverer ON
Flashing GREEN
Search mode or
Slave power
Off
Inverter OFF
Solid YELLOW
AC source is
connected
Flashing
YELLOW
AC input live,
waiting to connect to OBX-IC
Off
No AC input
present
Solid RED
Fatal Error, contact OutBack
Power Systems
Flashing RED
Warning, a noncritical error has
occurred
Status Lights
W
ENLLOD
E
R E
G Y RE
Battery Lights
LED Color
12 VDC
24 VDC
48 VDC
GREEN
(FULL)
12.5 or higher
25.0 or higher
50.0 or higher
YELLOW
(OK)
11.5 to 12.5
23.0 to 25.0
46.0-49.6
RED
(LOW)
11.5 or lower
23.0 or lower
46.0 or lower
WARN(ING) Screens
• acin freq too high: AC source is above 66 Hz (upper limit) and will be dropped if frequency gets much higher
• acin freq too low: AC source is under 54 Hz (lower limit) and will be dropped if frequency gets much lower
• acin voltage too high: AC source’s voltage is over 140 VAC (default limit) and risks loss of FX connection
• acin voltage too low: AC source’s voltage is under 108 VAC (default limit) and risks loss of FX connection
• acin input current exceeds max: AC loads are drawing more current than the rating of the FX allows
• temperature sensor fault: an internal FX temperature sensor is malfunctioning
• internal comm. error detected: there is a communication problem between the MATE and the FX
• internal fan failure detected: the FX’s internal cooling fan is not operating properly
• airtemp: displays a numeric value representing the air temperature around the FX*
• fettemp: displays a numeric value representing the temperature of the FETs (Field Effect Transistors)*
• captemp: displays a numeric value representing the temperature of the ripple capacitors*
*These values are used for troubleshooting purposes. The higher the numerical value, the cooler the temperature.
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SAMPLE INSTALLATIONS
SINGLE FX SYSTEM
• All non-Mobile FX AC wiring must handle 60 amps AC or more.
• A 60A input breaker must be used for a non-Mobile FX and a 30A input breaker for a Mobile FX.
• A single FX can continuously power 2.0kW to 3.6kW of loads depending on which model is used.
WHITE
NOTE:
WHITE
AC NEUTRAL OUT
GROUND TBB
WHITE
WHITE
AC NEUTRAL IN
HUB/MATE
CHASSIS GROUND
BLACK
AC HOT OUT
AC HOT IN
BLACK
60 AMP
INPUT
BREAKER
GREEN
INVERTER/CHARGER
1. All cables are to be
6AWG THHN or larger.
BLACK
DISPLAY
BLACK
30 AMP
OUTPUT
BREAKER
MECHANICAL
INTERLOCK
BLACK
60 AMP
BYPASS
BREAKER
BLACK
BLACK
AC LOADS
AC SOURCE
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SERIES or SERIES/PARALLEL DUAL FX CONFIGURATION
• This system can continuously power between 4.0kW and 7.2kW of loads depending on which
model is used.
• All non-Mobile FX AC wiring must handle 60AAC or more.
• A Mobile FX requires 30A input breakers.
NOTE:
• Stacking FXs in series/parallel means there are FXs directly connected to two separate 120VAC
output legs. These legs produce 240VAC between them (the series portion). This allows all of the
FXs to power either of the 120VAC output legs (the parallel portion). Series/parallel stacking requires
an FW-X240 Auto Transformer and must use “OutBack” stacking programming.
• When the FXs *are connected in series for 120/240 VAC, the FW-X240 Auto Transformer can be
connected to the AC output; both FXs are then available on either 120VAC output circuit. This allows
higher efficiency and better performance as heavy 120VAC loads are powered by both FXs. The
FW-X240 Auto Transformer also allows the Master to power loads on either 120VAC output circuit
with the Slave FX off, reducing idle power consumption and improving system efficiency.
• The Slave FX must be programmed through the MATE as a “Classic Slave’” (series stacking, no FWX240 Auto Transformer) or as “OB Slave L2” (series/parallel stacking, FW-X240 included)*. The FX
connected to Port 01 of the HUB is always the Master (1-2ph MASTER)
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*Grid-Tie FXs cannot be used with the FW-X240 Auto Transformer.
AC INPUT L2
RED TBB
HUB
CHASSIS GROUND
AC HOT IN
1ST
MATE
AC HOT OUT
HUB/MATE
DISPLAY
AC NEUTRAL OUT
AC NEUTRAL IN
AC HOT OUT
HUB/MATE
AC NEUTRAL OUT
AC NEUTRAL IN
L1 MASTER
CHASSIS GROUND
AC HOT IN
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
GREEN
BLACK
CAT 5
COMM
CABLES
60 AMP
INPUT
BREAKER
GREEN
RED
L2 SLAVE
WHITE
WHITE
BLACK
BLACK
RED
MECHANICAL
INTERLOCK
60 AMP
OUTPUT
BREAKERS
AC INPUT AND AC OUTPUT
NEUTRAL CONNECTIONS
AC NEUTRAL
WHITE TBB
BLACK
RED
BLACK
RED
Notes:
1. All cables are to be
minimally 6AWG THHN
2. TBB = Terminal Bus
Bar
AC OUTPUT L1
BLACK TBB
GROUND TBB
BLACK
RED
60 AMP
INPUT
BREAKER
RED
60 AMP
BYPASS
BREAKERS
AC OUTPUT L2
RED TBB
TO AC LOADS
AC INPUT L1
BLACK TBB
AC INPUT FROM UTILITY GRID OR AC SOURCE
Series/Parallel Using Two FXs
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PARALLELED DUAL FX SYSTEM
• All AC wiring from the AC source and to the AC loads must collectively handle 100 amps AC or more.
• All other AC wiring capacity must equal 60 amps AC (Mobile FX units must handle 30 amps AC).
• A paralleled dual FX system can continuously power 4.0 Kw to 7.2kW of loads depending on which
model is used.
NOTE: Program the lowest-installed FX as Master (1-2ph MASTER) and the second FX as an OutBack L1
Slave (OB SLAVE L1)
Grid-Tie FXs cannot
GT be used with this
configuration.
Parallel/Dual System with Two FXs
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SERIES/PARALLEL QUAD FX SYSTEM
• All AC wiring from the AC source and to the AC loads must collectively handle 120 amps AC or more.
• All other AC wiring must handle a capacity of 60 amps AC (Mobile FX AC wiring must handle 30
amps).
• This system can continuously power up to 14.4kW of loads depending on which model is used.
• Connecting more power than the continuous rating of the FX may cause breakers to trip or the FX
to shut off its AC output.
• A HUB, MATE, and FW-X240 must be connected to successfully stack these FXs in series/parallel.
NOTES:
• Program the lowest-installed FX as the Master (1-2ph MASTER), the first Slave as an Outback L1 Slave
(OB Slave L1), and the second and third Slaves as OutBack L2 Slaves (OB SLAVE L2) as shown in the
MATE User’s Manual.
• An FW-X240 Auto Transformer must be used when three or more FXs are series stacked.
When the FXs are connected in series for 120/240VAC, the FW-X240 Auto Transformer can
be connected to the two AC output legs to provide all FX capacity to either of the 120VAC
output circuits. This allows higher efficiency and better performance as heavy 120VAC loads
are powered by all the FXs.
The FW-X240 Auto Transformer also allows the Master to power loads on either of the
120VAC output circuits with the Slave off. This reduces the idle power consumption and
improves the system efficiency.
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Grid-Tie FXs cannot be used with this configuration.
PARALLELED QUAD FX SYSTEM
• All AC wiring from the AC source and to the AC loads must collectively handle 200 amps AC or more.
• All other non-Mobile FX Series Inverter/Charger models’ AC wiring must handle a capacity of 60
amps AC.
• This system can continuously power up to 14.4kW of loads depending on which model is used.
• Connecting more power than the continuous rating of the FX may cause breakers to trip or the FX
to shut off its AC output.
• Refer to Parallel/Dual System drawing on page 22 and expand accordingly.
NOTES: Program the lowest-installed FX as Master (1-2ph MASTER) and the three remaining FXs as
OutBack L1 Slaves (OB SLAVE L1)
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Grid-Tie FXs cannot be used with this configuration.
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Series/Parallel Using Four FXs
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3-PHASE FX SYSTEM
• This system produces 120VAC per phase and 208VAC from phase to phase. There can only be one FX per phase
on a 3-phase system.
• The non-Mobile AC wiring from the AC source and to the AC loads must handle 60 amps AC.
• All other non-Mobile AC wiring must handle a capacity of 60 amps AC; Mobile must handle 30 amps AC.
• This system can power continuously up to 10.8kW of loads depending on which model is used.
• Connecting more power than the continuous rating of the FX may cause breakers to trip or the FX to shut off its
AC output.
• The jumper in the HUB must be moved for 3-phase configuration (please see the HUB Installation and User
Guide).
NOTE: Program the bottom FX as Master (3ph MASTER) and the two lower FXs as 3-phase Slaves
(3ph SLAVE). Keep the phases in order: phase one is connected to the FX programmed L1; phase
two is connected to L2; and phase three to L3 (or phases A, B, and C to inverters A, B, and C).
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Grid-Tie FXs cannot be used with this configuration.
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Three-Phase System
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BLACK
GROUND
30AMP
INPUT
BREAKER
GREEN
BLACK
CHASSIS GROUND
AC HOT IN
AC HOT OUT
HUB/MATE
AC NEUTRAL OUT
AC NEUTRAL IN
INVERTER
AC NEUTRAL OUT
WHITE
WHITE
AC NEUTRAL IN
HUB
30 AMP
OUTPUT
BREAKER
BLACK
MATE
(HUB NOT NEEDED FOR SINGLE INVERTER, BUT IS REQUIRED WHEN COMBINING
INVERTER WITH OTHER OUTBACK COMMUNICATIVE EQUIPMENT)
CAT 5
1ST
MATE
MECHANICAL
INTERLOCK
BLACK
10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
BLACK
BLACK
30 AMP
BYPASS
BREAKER
AC OUT HOT LEG 1
AC IN HOT LEG 1
Mobile Single FX Series Inverter/Charger
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GENERATOR AUTO START
The following schematic shows how to hook up a relay that interfaces with the two-wire start
generator. Three-wire start generators require an adapter like the Atkinson GSCM available at
www.atkinsonelectronics.com.
TWO WIRE START
GENERATOR
HOOK UP
GENERATOR
12V RELAY
INVERTER
NC
COM
COIL
ON/OFF
NO
AUX +
AUX XCT XCT +
Most 12V relays will work for generator starting.
Select one between 2 and 30 amp contacts.
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M
MOBILE FX INFORMATION
When a Mobile system has the option of using either an onboard generator or the utility grid or shore
power (see next diagram) as their AC input:
• Both the AC “Hot” and AC “Neutral” lines must be connected to the appropriate source.
• A connection can be made using a double-pole, double-throw switch (currently unavailable from
OutBack, but available from electrical component suppliers) which has one connection each for AC
hot and AC neutral.
• This switch must be rated to handle the system’s maximum AC voltage and AC current.
SHORE
GEN
NEUTRAL/GROUND BOND
H
N
G
H
N
G
Mobile FX
NC
COM
NO
L
O
A
D
S
H
NC
H
COM
NO
N
Double-Pole
Double-Throw
Switch
N
NC
G
COM
NO
G
Neutral Ground-Switching Contact
The Mobile FX’s AC input consists of a Hot (H), Neutral (N) and Neu/Ground Bond (G). The Mobile FX
has an internal “Ground-Switching Contact” that will open when it connects to an AC input.
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INSTALLATION CHECK LIST
ITEM
All manuals read and reviewed?
FX
OutBack Charge Controller
MATE
HUB
System mounted with the recommended number and sized fasteners?
System installed according to National Electrical Code (NEC) and local codes?
System inspected?
System permanently grounded?
Did the installer use OutBack recommended wire type and gauge adjusted for
temperature ratings and length?
All AC wiring rated for 75° C or higher?
Battery cables rated 75° C or higher?
6 AWG (.184” or 4.11 mm) wire used for non-Mobile FX AC Input Hot?
10 AWG (.116” or 2.59 mm) or larger wire used for AC HOT OUT?
10 AWG (.116” or 2.59 mm( wire or larger used for Mobile FX AC Input Hot?
Non-Mobile FX connected to AC circuit with 60 amp maximum branch-circuit
over-current protection?
Mobile FX connected to AC circuit with 30 amp maximum branch-circuit
over-current protection?
All cables torqued to OutBack specifications?
AC and PV breakers to 22 inch-lbs/2.48 Nm?
All DC connections to 10 foot-lbs/13.55 Nm?
FX AC terminals to 30 inch-lbs/3.38 Nm?
FX battery breaker to 45 inch-lbs/5.08 Nm?
All terminal block screws torqued to 2.5 foot-lbs/3.38 Nm?
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YES
NO
APPENDIX RATINGS
FX2012T
Nominal DC Input Voltage Range
12VDC
Nominal AC Voltage / Frequency
120VAC / 60 HZ
Continuous Power Rating at 25C Ambient
2000VA
Continuous AC RMS Output at 25°C
17.0 Amps AC
Idle Power - Full AC Output
≈ 20 Watts DC
Idle Power - Search Mode
2.6 Watts DC
Typical Efficiency
90%
Total Harmonic Distortion - Typical
2%
Output Voltage Regulation
± 2%
Maximum Output Current – Peak (1 mSec)
56 amps AC
Maximum Output Current - RMS (100 mSec)
40 amps AC
AC Overload Capability - Surge
4800VA
AC Overload Capability - 5 Second
4000VA
AC Overload Capability - 30 Minutes
2500VA
AC Input Current Maximum
60 Amps AC
AC Input Voltage Range
80 to 150VAC
AC Input Frequency Range
54.0 to 66.0 Hz
DC Input Range
10.5 to 17.5 VDC
DC Input Current – Rated Power
200 Amps DC
Continuous Battery Charger Output
80 Amps DC
FX2524T
Nominal DC Input Voltage Range
24VDC
Nominal AC Voltage / Frequency
120VAC / 60 HZ
Continuous Power Rating at 25C Ambient
3000VA
Continuous AC RMS Output at 25°C
250 Amps AC
Idle Power - Full AC Output
≈ 23 Watts DC
Idle Power - Search Mode
2.6 Watts DC
Typical Efficiency
93%
Total Harmonic Distortion - Typical
2%
Output Voltage Regulation
± 2%
Maximum Output Current – Peak (1 mSec)
70 amps AC
Maximum Output Current - RMS (100 mSec)
50 amps AC
AC Overload Capability - Surge
6000VA
AC Overload Capability - 5 Second
4800VA
AC Overload Capability - 30 Minutes
3200VA
AC Input Current Maximum
60 Amps AC
AC Input Voltage Range
80 to 150VAC
AC Input Frequency Range
54.0 to 66.0 Hz
DC Input Range
21.0 to 34.0 VDC
DC Input Current – Rated Power
75 Amps DC
Continuous Battery Charger Output
35 Amps DC
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FX3048T
Nominal DC Input Voltage Range
48VDC
Nominal AC Voltage / Frequency
120VAC / 60 HZ
Continuous Power Rating at 25C Ambient
3000VA
Continuous AC RMS Output at 25°C
25.0 Amps AC
Idle Power - Full AC Output
≈ 23 Watts DC
Idle Power - Search Mode
2.6 Watts DC
Typical Efficiency
93%
Total Harmonic Distortion - Typical
2%
Output Voltage Regulation
± 2%
Maximum Output Current – Peak (1 mSec)
70 amps AC
Maximum Output Current - RMS (100 mSec)
50 amps AC
AC Overload Capability - Surge
6000VA
AC Overload Capability - 5 Second
4800VA
AC Overload Capability - 30 Minutes
3200VA
AC Input Current Maximum
60 Amps AC
AC Input Voltage Range
80 to 150VAC
AC Input Frequency Range
54.0 to 66.0 Hz
DC Input Range
42.0 to 68.0 VDC
DC Input Current – Rated Power
75 Amps DC
Continuous Battery Charger Output
35 Amps DC
GVFX3524
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Nominal DC Input Voltage Range
24VDC
Nominal AC Voltage / Frequency
120VAC / 60 HZ
Continuous Power Rating at 25C Ambient
3500VA
Continuous AC RMS Output at 25°C
29.2 Amps AC
Idle Power - Full AC Output
≈ 20 Watts DC
Idle Power - Search Mode
2.6 Watts DC
Typical Efficiency
92%
Total Harmonic Distortion - Typical
2%
Output Voltage Regulation
± 2%
Maximum Output Current – Peak (1 mSec)
70 amps AC
Maximum Output Current - RMS (100 mSec)
50 amps AC
AC Overload Capability - Surge
6000VA
AC Overload Capability - 5 Second
5000VA
AC Overload Capability - 30 Minutes
4000VA
AC Input Current Maximum
60 Amps AC
AC Input Voltage Range
80 to 150VAC
AC Input Frequency Range
58.0 to 62.0 Hz
DC Input Range
21.0 to 34.0 VDC
DC Input Current – Rated Power
175 Amps DC
Continuous Battery Charger Output
85 Amps DC
GVFX3648T
Nominal DC Input Voltage Range
48VDC
Nominal AC Voltage / Frequency
120VAC / 60 HZ
Continuous Power Rating at 25C Ambient
3600VA
Continuous AC RMS Output at 25°C
30.0 Amps AC
Idle Power - Full AC Output
≈ 20 Watts DC
Idle Power - Search Mode
2.6 Watts DC
Typical Efficiency
92%
Total Harmonic Distortion - Typical
2%
Output Voltage Regulation
± 2%
Maximum Output Current – Peak (1 mSec)
70 amps AC
Maximum Output Current - RMS (100 mSec)
50 amps AC
AC Overload Capability - Surge
6000VA
AC Overload Capability - 5 Second
5000VA
AC Overload Capability - 30 Minutes
4000VA
AC Input Current Maximum
60 Amps AC
AC Input Voltage Range
80 to 150VAC
AC Input Frequency Range
58.0 to 62.0 Hz
DC Input Range
42.0 to 68.0 VDC
DC Input Current – Rated Power
90 Amps DC
Continuous Battery Charger Output
45 Amps DC
GTFX2524
Nominal DC Input Voltage Range
24VDC
Nominal AC Voltage / Frequency
120VAC / 60 HZ
Continuous Power Rating at 25C Ambient
2500VA
Continuous AC RMS Output at 25°C
20.8 Amps AC
Idle Power - Full AC Output
≈ 20 Watts DC
Idle Power - Search Mode
2.6 Watts DC
Typical Efficiency
92%
Total Harmonic Distortion - Typical
2%
Output Voltage Regulation
± 2%
Maximum Output Current – Peak (1 mSec)
70 amps AC
Maximum Output Current - RMS (100 mSec)
50 amps AC
AC Overload Capability - Surge
6000VA
AC Overload Capability - 5 Second
4800VA
AC Overload Capability - 30 Minutes
3200VA
AC Input Current Maximum
60 Amps AC
AC Input Voltage Range
80 to 150VAC
AC Input Frequency Range
58.0 to 62.0 Hz
DC Input Range
21.0 to 34.0 VDC
DC Input Current – Rated Power
125 Amps DC
Continuous Battery Charger Output
55 Amps DC
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GTFX3048T
Nominal DC Input Voltage Range
48VDC
Nominal AC Voltage / Frequency
120VAC / 60 HZ
Continuous Power Rating at 25C Ambient
3000VA
Continuous AC RMS Output at 25°C
25.0 Amps AC
Idle Power - Full AC Output
≈ 20 Watts DC
Idle Power - Search Mode
2.6 Watts DC
Typical Efficiency
92%
Total Harmonic Distortion - Typical
2%
Output Voltage Regulation
± 2%
Maximum Output Current – Peak (1 mSec)
70 amps AC
Maximum Output Current - RMS (100 mSec)
50 amps AC
AC Overload Capability - Surge
6000VA
AC Overload Capability - 5 Second
4800VA
AC Overload Capability - 30 Minutes
3200VA
AC Input Current Maximum
60 Amps AC
AC Input Voltage Range
80 to 150VAC
AC Input Frequency Range
58.0 to 62.0 Hz
DC Input Range
42.0 to 68.0 VDC
DC Input Current – Rated Power
75 Amps DC
Continuous Battery Charger Output
35 Amps DC
VFX2812
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Nominal DC Input Voltage Range
12VDC
Nominal AC Voltage / Frequency
120VAC / 60 HZ
Continuous Power Rating at 25C Ambient
2800VA
Continuous AC RMS Output at 25°C
23.3 Amps AC
Idle Power - Full AC Output
≈ 20 Watts DC
Idle Power - Search Mode
2.6 Watts DC
Typical Efficiency
90%
Total Harmonic Distortion - Typical
2%
Output Voltage Regulation
± 2%
Maximum Output Current – Peak (1 mSec)
56 amps AC
Maximum Output Current - RMS (100 mSec)
40 amps AC
AC Overload Capability - Surge
4800VA
AC Overload Capability - 5 Second
4000VA
AC Overload Capability - 30 Minutes
3200VA
AC Input Current Maximum
60 Amps AC
AC Input Voltage Range
80 to 150VAC
AC Input Frequency Range
54.0 to 66.0 Hz
DC Input Range
10.5 to 17.0 VDC
DC Input Current – Rated Power
280 Amps DC
Continuous Battery Charger Output
125 Amps DC
VFX3524
Nominal DC Input Voltage Range
24VDC
Nominal AC Voltage / Frequency
120VAC / 60 HZ
Continuous Power Rating at 25C Ambient
3500VA
Continuous AC RMS Output at 25°C
29.2 Amps AC
Idle Power - Full AC Output
≈ 20 Watts DC
Idle Power - Search Mode
2.6 Watts DC
Typical Efficiency
92%
Total Harmonic Distortion - Typical
2%
Output Voltage Regulation
± 2%
Maximum Output Current – Peak (1 mSec)
70 amps AC
Maximum Output Current - RMS (100 mSec)
50 amps AC
AC Overload Capability - Surge
6000VA
AC Overload Capability - 5 Second
5000VA
AC Overload Capability - 30 Minutes
4000VA
AC Input Current Maximum
60 Amps AC
AC Input Voltage Range
80 to 150VAC
AC Input Frequency Range
54.0 to 66.0 Hz
DC Input Range
21.0 to 34.0 VDC
DC Input Current – Rated Power
175 Amps DC
Continuous Battery Charger Output
85 Amps DC
VFX3648
Nominal DC Input Voltage Range
48VDC
Nominal AC Voltage / Frequency
120VAC / 60 HZ
Continuous Power Rating at 25C Ambient
3600VA
Continuous AC RMS Output at 25°C
30.0 Amps AC
Idle Power - Full AC Output
≈ 23 Watts DC
Idle Power - Search Mode
2.6 Watts DC
Typical Efficiency
93%
Total Harmonic Distortion - Typical
2%
Output Voltage Regulation
± 2%
Maximum Output Current – Peak (1 mSec)
70 amps AC
Maximum Output Current - RMS (100 mSec)
50 amps AC
AC Overload Capability - Surge
6000VA
AC Overload Capability - 5 Second
5000VA
AC Overload Capability - 30 Minutes
4000VA
AC Input Current Maximum
60 Amps AC
AC Input Voltage Range
80 to 150VAC
AC Input Frequency Range
54.0 to 66.0 Hz
DC Input Range
42.0 to 68.0 VDC
DC Input Current – Rated Power
90 Amps DC
Continuous Battery Charger Output
45 Amps DC
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VFX2812M
Nominal DC Input Voltage Range
12VDC
Nominal AC Voltage / Frequency
120VAC / 60 HZ
Continuous Power Rating at 25C Ambient
2800VA
Continuous AC RMS Output at 25°C
23.3 Amps AC
Idle Power - Full AC Output
≈ 20 Watts DC
Idle Power - Search Mode
2.6 Watts DC
Typical Efficiency
90%
Total Harmonic Distortion - Typical
2%
Output Voltage Regulation
± 2%
Maximum Output Current – Peak (1 mSec)
56 amps AC
Maximum Output Current - RMS (100 mSec)
40 amps AC
AC Overload Capability - Surge
4800VA
AC Overload Capability - 5 Second
4000VA
AC Overload Capability - 30 Minutes
3200VA
AC Input Current Maximum
30 Amps AC
AC Input Voltage Range
80 to 150VAC
AC Input Frequency Range
54.0 to 66.0 Hz
DC Input Range
10.5 to 17.0 VDC
DC Input Current – Rated Power
280 Amps DC
Continuous Battery Charger Output
125 Amps DC
VFX3232M
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Nominal DC Input Voltage Range
32VDC
Nominal AC Voltage / Frequency
120VAC / 60 HZ
Continuous Power Rating at 25C Ambient
3200VA
Continuous AC RMS Output at 25°C
26.6 Amps AC
Idle Power - Full AC Output
≈ 21 Watts DC
Idle Power - Search Mode
2.6 Watts DC
Typical Efficiency
92%
Total Harmonic Distortion - Typical
2%
Output Voltage Regulation
± 2%
Maximum Output Current – Peak (1 mSec)
56 amps AC
Maximum Output Current - RMS (100 mSec)
40 amps AC
AC Overload Capability - Surge
4800VA
AC Overload Capability - 5 Second
4000VA
AC Overload Capability - 30 Minutes
4000VA
AC Input Current Maximum
30 Amps AC
AC Input Voltage Range
80 to 150VAC
AC Input Frequency Range
54.0 to 66.0 Hz
DC Input Range
28.0 to 45.3 VDC
DC Input Current – Rated Power
120 Amps DC
Continuous Battery Charger Output
45 Amps DC
VFX3524M
Nominal DC Input Voltage Range
24VDC
Nominal AC Voltage / Frequency
120VAC / 60 HZ
Continuous Power Rating at 25C Ambient
3500VA
Continuous AC RMS Output at 25°C
20.0 Amps AC
Idle Power - Full AC Output
≈ 20 Watts DC
Idle Power - Search Mode
2.6 Watts DC
Typical Efficiency
92%
Total Harmonic Distortion - Typical
2%
Output Voltage Regulation
± 2%
Maximum Output Current – Peak (1 mSec)
70 amps AC
Maximum Output Current - RMS (100 mSec)
50 amps AC
AC Overload Capability - Surge
6000VA
AC Overload Capability - 5 Second
5000VA
AC Overload Capability - 30 Minutes
4000VA
AC Input Current Maximum
30 Amps AC
AC Input Voltage Range
80 to 150VAC
AC Input Frequency Range
54.0 to 66.0 Hz
DC Input Range
21.0 to 34.0 VDC
DC Input Current – Rated Power
175 Amps DC
Continuous Battery Charger Output
85 Amps DC
FX2532MT
Nominal DC Input Voltage Range
32VDC
Nominal AC Voltage / Frequency
120VAC / 60 HZ
Continuous Power Rating at 25C Ambient
2500VA
Continuous AC RMS Output at 25°C
20.8 Amps AC
Idle Power - Full AC Output
≈ 21 Watts DC
Idle Power - Search Mode
2.6 Watts DC
Typical Efficiency
92%
Total Harmonic Distortion - Typical
2%
Output Voltage Regulation
± 2%
Maximum Output Current – Peak (1 mSec)
56 amps AC
Maximum Output Current - RMS (100 mSec)
40 amps AC
AC Overload Capability - Surge
4800VA
AC Overload Capability - 5 Second
4000VA
AC Overload Capability - 30 Minutes
2500VA
AC Input Current Maximum
30 Amps AC
AC Input Voltage Range
80 to 150VAC
AC Input Frequency Range
54.0 to 66.0 Hz
DC Input Range
28.0 to 45.3 VDC
DC Input Current – Rated Power
93.75 Amps DC
Continuous Battery Charger Output
35 Amps DC
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FX2524MT
Nominal DC Input Voltage Range
24VDC
Nominal AC Voltage / Frequency
120VAC / 60 HZ
Continuous Power Rating at 25C Ambient
2500VA
Continuous AC RMS Output at 25°C
20.8 Amps AC
Idle Power - Full AC Output
≈ 20 Watts DC
Idle Power - Search Mode
2.6 Watts DC
Typical Efficiency
92%
Total Harmonic Distortion - Typical
2%
Output Voltage Regulation
± 2%
Maximum Output Current – Peak (1 mSec)
70 amps AC
Maximum Output Current - RMS (100 mSec)
50 amps AC
AC Overload Capability - Surge
6000VA
AC Overload Capability - 5 Second
4800VA
AC Overload Capability - 30 Minutes
3200VA
AC Input Current Maximum
30 Amps AC
AC Input Voltage Range
80 to 150VAC
AC Input Frequency Range
54.0 to 66.0 Hz
DC Input Range
21.0 to 34.0 VDC
DC Input Current – Rated Power
125 Amps DC
Continuous Battery Charger Output
55 Amps DC
FX2012MT
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Nominal DC Input Voltage Range
12VDC
Nominal AC Voltage / Frequency
120VAC / 60 HZ
Continuous Power Rating at 25C Ambient
2000VA
Continuous AC RMS Output at 25°C
17.0Amps AC
Idle Power - Full AC Output
≈ 20 Watts DC
Idle Power - Search Mode
2.6 Watts DC
Typical Efficiency
90%
Total Harmonic Distortion - Typical
2%
Output Voltage Regulation
± 2%
Maximum Output Current – Peak (1 mSec)
56 amps AC
Maximum Output Current - RMS (100 mSec)
40 amps AC
AC Overload Capability - Surge
4800VA
AC Overload Capability - 5 Second
4000VA
AC Overload Capability - 30 Minutes
2500VA
AC Input Current Maximum
30 Amps AC
AC Input Voltage Range
80 to 150VAC
AC Input Frequency Range
54.0 to 66.0 Hz
DC Input Range
10.5 to 17.0 VDC
DC Input Current – Rated Power
200 Amps DC
Continuous Battery Charger Output
100 Amps DC
RATINGS
NOMINAL AC OUTPUT VOLTAGE OF AN FX SYSTEM
Single Phase
120VAC at 60 Hz
Series Stacked
120VAC at 60 Hz per AC output leg / 240 VAC at 60Hz between the AC output legs
Parallel Stacked
120 VAC at 60 Hz on one AC output leg
Three Phase Stacked
120 VAC at 60 Hz per AC output leg (limit three) / 208VAC at 60 Hz between AC output legs
RECOMMENDED FX DC VOLTAGE RANGE
NOTE: The last two digits in the model number designate the nominal DC voltage.
Example: FX2024MT =24V DC Voltage.
12V Systems
11 – 16VDC (VDC = volts DC)
24V Systems
22 – 32VDC
32V Systems
29 – 43VDC
48V Systems
44 – 64VDC
MAXIMUM DC INPUT CURRENT
NOTE: This is the maximum DC current the FX will draw from the battery when starting very large AC loads.
It is not used for sizing the DC disconnect or selecting DC cable gauge. It is used to select the minimum
reasonable battery capacity.
12V FXs
600ADC per FX (ADC = amps DC)
24V FXs
300ADC per FX
32V FXs
225ADC per FX
48V FXs
150ADC per FX
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RATED DC INPUT CURRENT
NOTE: This is the maximum continuous DC current that the FX will draw from the batteries when inverting.
FX2012MT
190ADC (ADC = Amps DC)
FX2524MT
95ADC
FX2532MT
90ADC
FX3048T
60ADC
VFX2812M
265ADC
VFX3524M
170ADC
VFX3232M
115ADC
VFX3648
85ADC
AC INPUT OPERATING VOLTAGE RANGE
NOTE: This is the recommended AC input voltage range to be supplied to the FX. Voltages outside of
this range may damage AC loads connected to the FXs AC output terminals.
All FX Series Inverter/Chargers
90 – 150VAC (VAC = volts AC)
MAXIMUM AC INPUT CURRENT
An AC input source connected to the FX supplies power for two separate internal AC circuits – the AC
transfer switch and the battery charging system. The AC transfer switch transfers the AC input power
to the AC loads. The FX’s battery charger will “back off ” if the total AC loads—including the charger—
exceed the AC input current limit (default setting is 28AAC). This “Input Limit” can be adjusted using
the MATE to avoid overloading a generator or trip a circuit breaker. If your generator cannot produce
28AAC or you are connecting to an AC input source that has a breaker that is rated for less than
30AAC, please refer to the FX and VFX Series Inverter/Charger Programming Manual to change this
setting.
All “Mobile” FXs
30AAC per FX (AAC = Amps AC)
All 120VAC FXs
60AAC per FX (AAC = Amps AC)
MAXIMUM CURRENT FOR BATTERY CHARGER
Due to heat restraints, the FX limits incoming AC current to recharge the battery. Please refer to the FX
and VFX Series Inverter/Charger Programming Manual to adjust this setting. The battery charger has
an efficiency of better than 80%. Other factors, such as cable losses, might reduce this efficiency.
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MAXIMUM AND DEFAULT AC INPUT AND DC (bulk stage) OUTPUT VALUES
FX2012MT
AC Max = 12AAC (Default = 10AAC)
DC Max = 100ADC
FX2524MT
AC Max = 14AAC (Default = 12AAC)
DC Max = 55ADC
FX2532MT
AC Max = 14AAC (Default = 12AAC)
DC Max = 40ADC
FX3048T
AC Max = 14AAC (Default = 12AAC)
DC Max = 35ADC
VFX2812M
AC Max = 16AAC (Default = 14AAC)
DC Max = 125ADC
VFX3524M
AC Max = 20AAC (Default = 18AAC)
DC Max = 85ADC
VFX3232M
AC Max = 20AAC (Default = 18AAC)
DC Max = 60ADC
VFX3648
AC Max = 20AAC (Default = 18AAC)
DC Max = 45ADC
AC INPUT FREQUENCY RANGE
NOTE: If the AC input source is out of the range noted below, the FX will not connect or stay connected.
All FX Models
56 - 64 Hz
MAXIMUM AC OUTPUT CURRENT
This is the amount of surge current that the FX will quickly supply for a split second. Depending on the
size of the surge, the FX can be overloaded for a minimum time of 5 seconds to a maximum time of 30
minutes.
All 12 VDC FXs
56AAC per FX for 1 millisecond
All Other FXs
70AAC per FX for 1 millisecond
MAXIMUM CONTINUOUS OUTPUT POWER
An FX Series Inverter/Charger’s model number indicates its maximum continuous output power by
changing the last two digits to zeros. For instance, an FX2012MT has a maximum continuous output
power of 2000VA (volt-amps).
FX2012MT
2000VA (VA = volt-Amps)
FX2024MT
2000VA
FX2532MT
2500VA
FX2548T
2500VA
VFX2812M
2800VA
VFX3524M
3500VA
VFX3232M
3200VA
VFX3648
3600VA
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MAXIMUM OVERCURRENT PROTECTION AMPACITY
This rating specifies the proper overcurrent protection ampacity.
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•
•
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OBB breakers are panel-mount circuit breakers.
Class T DC fuses are terminal-mounted and should always be used in conjuncture with a disconnect mechanism.
FXs used in home installations should use properly sized DC circuit breakers.
A DC breaker includes both overcurrent protection and disconnect capability.
OutBack Power Systems recommends Class T fuses for marine installations where a DC disconnect is not required.
MODEL
AMPACITY
DC BREAKER
DC FUSE
FX2012MT
200 amps
OBDC-250
Class T-400 (Mobile Only)
FX2024MT
175 amps
OBDC-175
Class T-300 (Mobile Only)
FX2532MT
175 amps
OBDC-175
Class T-300 (Mobile Only)
FX2548T
100 amps
OBDC-100
Not Recommended
VFX2812M
200 amps
OBDC-250
Class T-400 (Mobile Only)
VFX3524M
260 amps
OBDC-250
Class T-400 (Mobile Only)
VFX3232M
175 amps
OBDC-175
Class T-300 (Mobile Only)
VFX3648
175 amps
OBDC-175
Not Recommended
GTFX 2524
125 amps
OBDC-175
DO NOT USE
GTFX 3048
75 amps
OBDC-100
DO NOT USE
GVFX 3524
175 amps
OBDC-250
DO NOT USE
GVFX 3648
90 amps
OBDC-125
DO NOT USE
DEFAULT
MINIMUM
MAXIMUM
Float Voltage
13.6V
12V
15V
Absorb Voltage
14.4V
13V
16V
EQ Voltage
14.4V (24VDC Grit-Tie=29.2) 14V
17V
ReFloat
12.5V
11V
13V
LBCO
10.5V
9V
12V
LBCI
12.5V
10V
14V
Sell RE
13V
10V
15V
14V
12V
18V
Gen Alert
Off Set Point
On Set Point
11V
10V
14V
Load Shed Off Set Point
11V
10V
14V
Vent Fan ON Set Point
13V
10V
16V
Diversion ON Set Point
14.6V
12V
16V
Absorb Time
1.0 hours
0.0 hours
24.0 hours
EQ Time
1.0 hours
0.0 hours
24.0 hours
Float Time
1.0 hours
0.0 hours
24.0 hours
AC2/Gen Transfer Delay
(Cycles for AC)
60 cycles*
(*20 for Grid-Tie)
0 cycles
240 cycles
Search
6
0
50
Grid Lower Limit
108V
40V
115V
Grid Upper Limit
140
80V
220V
Grid Upper Limit
140V
130V
150V
Grid Connect Delay
.5 min
.2 min
15.0 min
DROP or USE
USE
N/A
N/A
Charger OFF/AUTO/ON
AUTO
AUX Output Option
COOL FAN
Gen Alert ON Delay
4 min
0 min
240 min
Gen Alert OFF Delay
9 min
0 min
240 min
Vent Fan OFF Delay
5 min
0 min
30 min
Gen Window Lower Limit
108V
40V
115V
Gen Upper Window Limit
140V
130V
150V
AC1/Grid Transfer Delay
6 Cycles of AC
0 Cycles of AC
240 Cycles of AC
Set AUX Control
AUTO
Search Pulses
8
2
20
Search Pulse Spacing
60 Cycles Ac
4 Cycles AC
120 Cycles AC
Stacking Phase
1 or 2 phase
InPut Select
Master Gen
Charge Rates
Vented 24 & 48 VDC
18 AAC
0 AAC
20 AAC
Vented 12 VDC
12 AAC
0 AAC
14 AAC
Sealed 24 & 48 VDC
10 AAC
0 AAC
14 AAC
Sealed 12 VDC
10 AAC
0 AAC
12 AAC
Mobile
28 Amp
5 Amp
30 Amp
Non-Mobile U.S.
48 Amp
5
Grid-Tie
50 Amp
Grid Input Settings
Set AC Input Size
Correction Factor •24VDC: Multiply 12VDC values by 2 •32VDC: Multiply 12VDC values by 2.64 •48VDC: Multiply 12VDC values by 4
12 VDC System
Gen Input Settings
Mobile
28 Amp
2Amp
30 Amp
Non-Mobile U.S.
48 Amp
2 Amp
60 Amp
110V GT (210V Export,
105V Off-Grid and Mobile)
125V (240V Export)
Grid-Tie
50 Amp
Set VAC
120V (230V Export)
FX Default Values (subject to change with FX upgrades)
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WIRE SIZES
The following chart contains information on wire sizes, the DC resistance of the wires and the
corresponding diameters and areas of these wires. This information can be used to calculate the
voltage drop of the wires or to find an equivalent wire size.
SIZE
DC
CROSS-SECTIONAL AREA
(AWG)
Resistance in Ohms
(1000 feet)
14
12
10
8
6
4
2
1
1/0
2/0
3/0
4/0
INCHES
.0032
.0051
.0082
.0130
.0206
.0328
.0521
.0657
.0829
.1045
.1318
.1662
3.14
1.98
1.24
0.78
0.50
0.31
0.19
0.15
0.12
0.10
0.08
0.06
APPROXIMATE DIAMETER
(with insulation)
MILLIMETERS
2.08
3.31
5.26
8.37
13.30
21.15
33.62
42.41
53.50
67.43
85.01
107.20
INCHES
.078
.101
.126
.162
.215
.269
.337
.376
.423
.508
.576
.645
MILLIMETERS
1.98
2.57
3.20
4.11
5.46
6.83
8.56
9.55
10.74
12.90
14.63
16.38
AWG Wire Sizes
NOTE: These sizes represent the conductor only without any insulation.
Size
#14
Diameter .073
(inches)
Size
50
#12
#10
.080 .115
#8
#6
.146 .184
#4
#3
.235
.281
#2
.295
#1
1/0
.335
.380
2/0
3/0
4/0
250 MCM 300 MCM 350 MCM 400 MCM 500 MCM
Diameter .420
(inches)
.475
.530
.580
.635
.690
.730
.820
Recommended Wire Sizes by Length
FX Model
FX 2012T
FX2524T
GTFX252
FX3048T
GTFX3048
VFX2812
VFX3524
GVFX3524
VFX3648
GVFX3648
Typical DC
AMPS
167
NEC AMPS
1-3’ one way
3-5’ one way
5-10’ one way
208
4/0
4/0
4/0
104
104
63
130
130
78
2/0
2/0
2/0
1/0
1/0
1/0
233
146
292
182
4/0
4/0
4/0
4/0
300 MCM
4/0
75
94
1/0
1/0
1/0
MAINTENANCE
If damaged or malfunctioning, the FX should be repaired by a qualified user, installer, or service center
following OutBack Power Systems’ instructions and guidelines. Please contact your energy dealer for
assistance. Incorrect repairs and/or reassembly risks malfunction, electric shock or fire.
For routine, user-approved maintenance:
• Disconnect all circuit breakers and related electrical connections before doing any cleaning or
adjustments.
• Solar modules may produce hazardous voltages when exposed to light; cover them with opaque
material before servicing any connected equipment or service at night.
• If a remote or automatic generator start system is used, disable the automatic starting circuit and/or
disconnect the generator from its starting battery while servicing. This will prevent accidental it to
starting or operation.
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TWO YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY INFORMATION
FX Series Inverter/Charger Products
OutBack Power Systems, Inc. (“OutBack”) provides a two year (2) limited warranty (“Warranty”) against defects
in materials and workmanship for its FX/VFX Series Inverter/Charger products (“Product(s)”) if installed in fixed
location applications.
The term of this Warranty begins on the Product(s) date of manufacture or the initial purchase date as indicated
on the warranty registration card submitted to OutBack, whichever is greater. This Warranty applies to the
original OutBack Product(s) purchaser, and is traansferable only if the Product(s) remains installed in the original
use location. The warranty does not apply to any Product(s) or Product(s) part that has been modified or
damaged by the following:
• Installation or Removal;
• Alteration or Disassembly;
• Normal Wear and Tear;
• Accident or Abuse;
• Corrosion;
• Lightning;
• Repair or service provided by an unauthorized repair facility;
• Operation contrary to manufacturer product instructions;
• Fire, Floods or Acts of God;
• Shipping or Transportation;
• Incidental or consequential damage caused by other components of the power system;
• Any product whose serial number has been altered, defaced or removed; or
• Any other event not foreseeable by OutBack.
OutBack’s liability for any defective Product(s), or any Product(s) part, shall be limited to the repair or
replacement of the Product(s), at OutBack’s discretion. OutBack does not warrant or guarantee workmanship
performed by any person or firm installing its Product(s). This Warranty does not cover the costs of installation,
removal, shipping (except as described below), or reinstallation of Product(s).
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To request warranty service, you must contact OutBack Technical Services at (360) 435-6030 or support@
outbackpower.com within the effective warranty period. OutBack Technical Support will attempt to troubleshoot
the product and validate that the failure is product related. If warranty service is required, OutBack will issue
a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number. A request for an RMA number requires all of the following
information:
1. Proof-of-purchase in the form of a copy of the original Product(s) purchase invoice or receipt confirming the
Product(s) model number and serial number;
2. Description of the problem; and
3. Shipping address for the repaired or replacement equipment.
After receiving the RMA number, pack the Product(s) authorized for return, along with a copy of the original
purchase invoice, in the original Product(s) shipping container(s) or packaging providing equivalent protection
and mark the outside clearly with the RMA number. The sender must prepay all shipping charges to the agreed
upon OutBack Power Systems location, and insure the shipment, or accept the risk of loss or damage during
shipment. OutBack is not responsible for shipping damage caused by improperly packaged Products, the repairs
this damage might require, or the costs of these repairs. If, upon receipt of the Product(s), OutBack determines
the Product(s) is defective and that the defect is covered under the terms of this Warranty, OutBack will then
and only then ship a repaired or replacement Product(s) to the purchaser freight prepaid, non-expedited, using a
carrier of OutBack’s choice, where applicable.
The warranty period of any repaired or replacement Product is twelve (12) months from the date of shipment
from OutBack, or the remainder of the initial warranty term, which ever is greater.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO OUTBACK PRODUCTS. OUTBACK
EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ITS PRODUCTS, INCLUDING BUT
NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
OUTBACK ALSO EXPRESSLY LIMITS ITS LIABILITY IN THE EVENT OF A PRODUCT DEFECT TO REPAIR OR
REPLACEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY AND EXCLUDES ALL LIABILITY
FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LIABILITY FOR
PRODUCTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE OR LOST REVENUES OR PROFITS, EVEN IF IT IS MADE AWARE OF SUCH
POTENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES (OR JURISDICTIONS) MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF
WARRANTIES OR DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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Limited Warranty Registration
Complete this form to request a Limited Warranty,
and return it to:
Outback Power Systems Inc.
19009 62nd Ave. NE
Arlington, WA 98223
NOTE: Please submit a copy (not the original) of the Product purchase invoice, which confirms the date
and location of purchase, the price paid, and the Product Model and Serial Number.
Two Year Limited FX Warranty Registration
System Owner
Name: _______________________________
Address: ______________________________
City, State, Zip Code: ____________________
Country: ______________________________
Telephone Number:______________________
E-mail: ________________________________
Product
Product(s) Model Numbet(s): ______________
Product(s) Serial Number(s):_______________
Sold by: _______________________________
Purchase Date:
Please circle the three most important factors affecting your purchase decision:
• Price
• Product Reputation
• Product Features
• Reputation of OutBack Power Systems
• Value
System
System Install/Commission Date: __________
Nominal System AC Voltage: ______________
Type of Batteries: _______________________
Total Nominal System AC Output in KW:______
System Battery Bank Size (Amp Hours):_______
Are you using a generator with this system? (Circle One): Yes
If yes, please list the make and model: __________
If yes, is the generator’s output is (Circle One): AC DC
No
Installer
Name (If Applicable): ____________________
City, State, Zip: _________________________
Contractor Number:_____________________
Address: ______________________________
E-mail: ________________________________
*Extended Warranty
OutBack Power Systems offers an optional three (3) year extension to the standard two (2) year Limited Warranty for the
FX/VFX Series Inverter/Charger product. To request a 3-year Limited Warranty extension for a total effective warranty
coverage period of five (5) years; include a check or money order in the amount of $300USD payable to OutBack Power
Systems, Inc. along with your Warranty Registration.
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10-Year Limited Warranty (California)
GTFX, GVFX and PS1 Products
OutBack Power Systems, Inc. (“OutBack”) provides a ten-year (10) limited warranty (“Warranty”) against defects
in materials and workmanship for its GTFX, GVFX and PS1 products (“Products”) if installed in fixed location
applications within the State of California.
For this Warranty to be effective, the Product purchaser must complete and submit the applicable Product
registration card within ninety (90) days of the eligible Product’s first retail sale. The term of this Warranty is
governed by the date issued by OutBack on the 10-year Warranty Certificate. This Warranty applies to the
original OutBack Product purchaser, and is transferable only if the Product remains installed in the original use
location. The warranty does not apply to any Product or Product part that has been modified or damaged by the
following:
• Installation or Removal;
• Alteration or Disassembly;
• Normal Wear and Tear;
• Accident or Abuse;
• Corrosion;
• Lightning;
• Repair or service provided by an unauthorized repair facility;
• Operation contrary to manufacturer product instructions;
• Fire, Floods or Acts of God;
• Shipping or Transportation;
• Incidental or consequential damage caused by other components of the power system;
• Any product whose serial number has been altered, defaced or removed; or
• Any other event not foreseeable by OutBack.
OutBack’s liability for any defective Product, or any Product part, shall be limited to the repair or replacement of
the Product, at OutBack’s discretion. OutBack does not warrant or guarantee workmanship performed by any
person or firm installing its Products. This Warranty does not cover the costs of installation, removal, shipping
(except as described below), or reinstallation of Products.
To request warranty service, you must contact OutBack Technical Services at (360) 435-6030 or support@
outbackpower.com within the effective warranty period. If warranty service is required, OutBack will issue
a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number. A request for an RMA number requires all of the following
information:
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1.
Proof-of-purchase in the form of a copy of the original Product purchase invoice or receipt confirming the
Product model number and serial number;
2.
OutBack issued 10-year warranty certificate;
3.
Description of the problem; and
4.
Shipping address for the repaired or replacement equipment.
After receiving the RMA number, pack the Product(s) authorized for return, along with a copy of the original
purchase invoice and warranty certificate, in the original Product shipping container(s) or packaging providing
equivalent protection and mark the outside clearly with the RMA number. The sender must prepay all shipping
charges, and insure the shipment, or accept the risk of loss or damage during shipment. OutBack is not
responsible for shipping damage caused by improperly packaged Products, the repairs this damage might
require, or the costs of these repairs. If, upon receipt of the Product, OutBack determines the Product is defective
and that the defect is covered under the terms of this Warranty, OutBack will then and only then ship a repaired
or replacement Product to the purchaser freight prepaid, non-expedited, using a carrier of OutBack’s choice
within the continental United States, where applicable.
Shipments to other locations will be made freight collect. The warranty period of any repaired or
replacement Product is twelve (12) months from the date of shipment from OutBack, or the remainder
of the initial warranty term, which ever is greater.
THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS THE EXCLUSIVE WARRANTY APPLICABLE TO OUTBACK PRODUCTS.
OUTBACK EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY OTHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF ITS PRODUCTS,
INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE. OUTBACK ALSO EXPRESSLY LIMITS ITS LIABILITY IN THE EVENT OF A PRODUCT
DEFECT TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TERMS OF THIS LIMITED WARRANTY
AND EXCLUDES ALL LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING
WITHOUT LIMITATION ANY LIABILITY FOR PRODUCTS NOT BEING AVAILABLE FOR USE OR LOST
REVENUES OR PROFITS, EVEN IF IT IS MADE AWARE OF SUCH POTENTIAL DAMAGES. SOME STATES (OR
JURISDICTIONS) MAY NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF WARRANTIES OR DAMAGES, SO
THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
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10-Year Warranty Registration - California
To request a 10-year Limited Warranty; complete this form along
with a check or money order in the amount of $599 USD payable
to OutBack Power Systems, Inc., and return it to:
Outback Power Systems Inc.
19009 62nd Ave. NE • Arlington, WA 98223
NOTE: A 10-Year Limited Warranty Certificate will only be issued if this registration card is received by
Outback within 90 days of the date of the first retail sale of the eligible product. Please submit a copy
(not the original) of the product purchase invoice, which confirms the date and location of purchase, the
price paid, and the product model and serial number. The warranty certificate is available only for and
will only be issued for GTFX, GVFX and PS1 products installed in fixed location (non-mobile) applications
within the state of California.
10-Year Warranty Registration for GVFX, GTFX and PS1-California
System Owner
Name: ______________________________________
E-mail: __________________________________
Address: ____________________________________
City, State, Zip Code: _______________________
Country: ____________________________________
Telephone number: ________________________
Product
Product model number:________________________
Product serial number:______________________
Sold by:______________________________________
Purchase date: _____________________________
Please circle the three most important factors affecting your purchase decision:
• Price
• Product Reputation
• Reputation of OutBack Power
• Product Features
• Value
System
System install/commission date: __________________
System array size: __________________________
System array nominal voltage: ___________________
Type of PV modules: _______________________
System battery bank bize (amp hours):_____________
Type of batteries:________________
___________
Please list other sources of back-up power:_____________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________________________
Installer
Installer: ____________________________________
Installer e-mail:____________________________
Installer address: ______________________________
Installer City, State, Zip: _____________________
Contractor number:____________________________
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Corporate Office
19009 62nd Avenue NE
Arlington, WA USA
(+1) 360-435-6030
www.outbackpower.com
European Sales Office
C/ Castelló, 17
08830 - Sant Boi de Llobregat
BARCELONA, España
+34.93.654.9568
900-0083-01-00 REV B
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