SOURCE: OutBack Power Systems

June 10, 2008 09:00 ET

OutBack Power Systems' New FLEXware PV Combiner Box Delivers Improved Design, Faster Installation

Responding to Installer Needs, OutBack Power Enhances Design of Most Popular Photovoltaic Combiner

ARLINGTON, WA--(Marketwire - June 10, 2008) - OutBack Power Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of reliable and durable power electronics products for renewable energy applications worldwide, introduced today FLEXware™ Advanced Photovoltaic (PV) Combiner Box, the most recent addition to its standard-setting PV solutions product suite. Developed in response to installer demand for reduced implementation time and assistance in complying with new codes, the new FLEXware PV Combiner Box makes wiring during solar panel installations easier and faster.

"We have built on the foundation of our industry leading PSPV with this latest innovation in balance-of-system components from OutBack Power Systems," said Mark Thomas, CEO/President of OutBack Power Systems. "Our FLEXware PV delivers a marked level of refinement in combiner design which reduces array installation time while maintaining the necessary functionality that installers need in this type of product."

OutBack Power's FLEXware PV Combiner Box refines combiner design for installers of North American off-grid, grid-tie, residential, commercial, and utility PV installations. It is expected to cut installation time with optimized wire routing, which minimizes right angle bends of heavy gauge wire, a uniquely angled negative terminal bus bar design, and an increased number of knockout locations that ensure larger output conductors don't block access to smaller wiring terminals.

The FLEXware PV Combiner Box is ideal for either small or large systems, utilizing the FLEXware PV 8 model, which can hold up to eight 150 VDC rated breakers or up to six 600 VDC rated fuse holders, or the larger FLEXware PV 12 model, which can hold up to twelve 150 VDC rated breakers or up to eight 600 VDC rated fuse holders with either one combined or two separate output circuits. The new FLEXware PV accommodates dual 2/0 AWG output wiring, and includes a removable, tinted flame retardant polycarbonate dead front panel to meet NEC 2008 code compliance for installation, preventing accidental contact with live terminals and components.

The FLEXware PV Combiner Box is built to make expanding PV installations simple with the ability to combine multiple strings of solar panels into one array. And, like all OutBack Power products, the FLEXware PV Combiner Box is encased in a durable, rainproof, UL 3R, powder coated aluminum enclosure to survive in even the most extreme outdoor environments, whether mounted on a wall, pole or even directly on a sloped roof.

Available today, the FLEXware PV Combiner Box can be purchased through our alternative energy distribution channel.

About OutBack Power Systems

OutBack Power Systems manufactures innovative power conversion solutions that leverage solar, wind and hydro resources to provide reliable electric power for the renewable energy, mobile and backup power markets. OutBack Power's engineers have decades of power conversion electronics design and equipment installation experience and share a passion for leading the industry into a new era of performance, ease of use, durability, and standardization. OutBack Power is a privately held corporation located in Arlington, WA USA with a European sales office in Barcelona, Spain. For more information, please visit

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