OutBack Power Technologies, Inc. has introduced its FLEXmax Extreme, a sealed, outdoor-rated maximum power point tracking (MPPT) charge controller. A passively cooled design, the FLEXmax Extreme is a charge controller that offers full power output over a wide range of temperatures with a sealed unit capable of protecting circuit boards and other sensitive components from dust, dirt, insects and other contaminants. By eliminating the cooling fan in the design, the FLEXmax Extreme removes the greatest obstacle to long service life and high reliability, since fan problems can severely limit power output.
The FLEXmax Extreme supports 12, 24, 36, 48 and 60 VDC battery voltages; logs the last 128 days of operational data; and features a voltage step-down capability and manual and auto-equalize cycle. Paired with OutBack Power’s recently announced AXS Port Modbus/TCP interface, the FLEXmax Extreme lets industrial customers take advantage of powerful command, control and integration capabilities. Additionally, the technology meets international standards, including UL1741, IEC 62109, IEC 62509, RoHS and CE.