SOURCE: OutBack Power Systems

July 16, 2008 11:40 ET

OutBack Power Systems Unveils New FLEXmax 60 Charge Controller to Accommodate Smaller PV Arrays

ARLINGTON, WA--(Marketwire - July 16, 2008) - OutBack Power Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of reliable and durable power electronics products for renewable energy applications worldwide, introduced today the FLEXmax™ 60, a new addition to the FLEXmax family of Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) charge controllers, featuring continuous MPPT technology to optimize solar energy harvest and increase total power production by up to 30%.

The release of the FLEXmax 60 at Intersolar North America in San Francisco continues OutBack's tradition of setting the standard for innovation and performance in charge controller products. The company's director of research and development, Christopher Freitas, will also speak at the event on the "Performance Benefits of Modular, Configurable Inverter Systems in Off-Grid Applications."

"The FLEXmax 60 is a worthy successor to our industry leading MX60," said Mark Thomas, CEO/President of OutBack Power Systems. "The new FLEXmax 60 delivers the same reliability and familiar aesthetic of the MX60 while improving on performance, and offering many feature additions and improvements that our customers have requested. This product release is representative of our ongoing mission to deliver innovative and reliable products in direct response to customer demand."

An addition to the FLEXmax product line, OutBack Power's FLEXmax 60 incorporates key features from the FLEXmax 80 introduced late last year, including an expanded 128 days of data logging with clear information and statistics on solar array performance for accurate usage and enhanced user experience, as well as full integration into OutBack's proprietary internal network for a complete OutBack Power System. The FLEXmax 60's durable aluminum construction and reliable functionality ensures consistent performance in extreme climates, delivering a full 60 amps of power output at 40oC. The familiar yet improved user interface offers easier installation and set up via both English and Spanish language menus. FLEXmax 60 has a maximum NEC Recommended Solar Array STC Nameplate of 3,000 watts at the common battery voltage of 48VDC.

Available this month, the FLEXmax 60 can be purchased through the OutBack Power alternative energy distribution channel. Intersolar North America attendees can learn more about the product by visiting booth 9730 during the show.

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 www.outbackpower.com.

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