Introducing the OutBack FX2000 inverter/charger

Discussion about the FX2000 Inverter
This forum has been closed

Moderators: OutBack Moderator Team, OutBack

Locked
Christopher

Introducing the OutBack FX2000 inverter/charger

Post by Christopher »

The OutBack FX2000 inverter/charger system is designed for both stand-alone and utility-interactive applications. It will only be available for 24 and 48 vdc input - a 12 and 24 vdc version will be also offered designed specifically for mobile applications.

The OutBack FX2000 is a 2000 watt continuous rated modular "building" block inverter/charger which will allow use in larger systems by the addition of more inverter/chargers connected for either parallel (120 vac), series (120/240 vac) or even three-phase (120Y208 vac) configurations.
Each OutBack FX2000 inverter/charger module is a complete operation unit - it can be used by itself or together with other units.

The FX2000 is designed to survive harsh environments anywhere in the world. Our unique gasketed die-cast aluminum enclosure protects the electronics and keeps the power section cool - without requiring outside air to be blown through the inverter. This reduces one of the major causes of inverter failure - corrosion and insect/animal damage.
User avatar
KU9L
Forum Whiz
Posts: 25
Joined: Tue Mar 12, 2002 11:01 pm
Location: Winnebago, IL
Contact:

Introducing the OutBack FX2000 inverter/charger

Post by KU9L »

Wow, suddenly we may be changing our choice of inverters too. This much fun has to be illegal!

Dave Knap - KU9L
Jack West

Introducing the OutBack FX2000 inverter/charger

Post by Jack West »

Hi Christopher,

Nice to see that you're at Outback. I'm doing mostly high-end residential PV design now (grid-tie w/batt 20-100kW range). I'm anxious to see more inverters that I can spec. Any plans to do something bigger than this 2000W unit or could you easily run 8 of these units for a 16kW system for example?
ericwahl
Forum Guru
Posts: 132
Joined: Wed Mar 13, 2002 11:01 pm
My RE system: (9) SW230mono, XW-60-MPPT, SW5548
Contact:

Introducing the OutBack FX2000 inverter/charger

Post by ericwahl »

"Sandia National Laboratories is planning to release an RFQ for the following phased R&D effort to develop a high reliability inverter. An RFQ is anticipated by April 15,2002. Click for Details"

http://www.sandia.gov/pv/hot/Rhbonn.pdf

You guys should be able to bid pretty low if it's already done.
[img]images/smiles/icon_cool.gif[/img]
Eric
Christopher

Introducing the OutBack FX2000 inverter/charger

Post by Christopher »

>>Any plans to do something bigger than this 2000W unit or could you easily run 8 of these units for a 16kW system for example?[/QB][/QUOTE]

Thanks Jack - yes we will be connecting 8 units together for 16 kVA systems. This will be the limit we will recommend and it requires an OutBack "hub" to allow connection of the OutBack "Mate" remote controller to intercomunicate the inverters for coordinated operation.

The eight inverters can be arranged in parallel, series, or series/parallel configurations for larger systems. This allows for a maximum of 16 kVA at 120 VAC or 120/240 VAC systems.

We also will be able to have the up to six inverters connected in a three phase configuration for a maximum of 12 kVA for 120Y208 vac systems.

OutBack will also offer an international version of the inverter with 230 VAC 50 HZ.
arnold
Forum Guru
Posts: 158
Joined: Sun Jul 07, 2002 11:01 pm
My RE system: Current: 10.9 kW STC (128 BP-585), 4 MX60, 3 GVFX, 4 Concorde PVX-12255
2.46 kW STC (12 KD205GX-LP), Xantrex GT2.8
Previous (still owned): 9.1 kW STC (108 BP-585), 6 SB 3048, 2 SW5048, 8 Concorde PVX-12255

Introducing the OutBack FX2000 inverter/charger

Post by arnold »

What are the plans for making it on the list of California certified inverters (http://www.consumerenergycenter.org/buy ... rters.html)?

arnold
Christopher

Introducing the OutBack FX2000 inverter/charger

Post by Christopher »

[QB]What are the plans for making it on the list of California certified inverters?

It is one of our highest priorities (other than making the best inverter possible). The process is fairly straightforward these days so we do not expect any problems in making it.

I would however not underestimate the speed these types of processes achieve. We are probably looking at October of 2002 or so to be on the safe side.
wd8cdh
Forum Guru
Posts: 131
Joined: Tue Jul 23, 2002 11:01 pm
Location: Long Island NY

Introducing the OutBack FX2000 inverter/charger

Post by wd8cdh »

Hi Christopher,

Will the same unit work on both 24 and 48 volt inputs? And will you have another unit for 12-24 volt inputs?

Will the lower voltage unit grid tie too?

Thanks
Christopher

Introducing the OutBack FX2000 inverter/charger

Post by Christopher »

There are separate units for 24 and 48 vdc applications. We originally looked at making one unit which could do both but it added to much cost.

There will be 12 vdc models as well but they will not be able to "sell" power back to a utility. The 12 vdc unit will be targetted at RV, marine and cabin applications and will include a neutral/ground switching standard in the inverter. Expect these to be available in January or so of 2003.

(check out the 12vdc unit that went across the simpson dessert on the front of the land rover BTW.)
wd8cdh
Forum Guru
Posts: 131
Joined: Tue Jul 23, 2002 11:01 pm
Location: Long Island NY

Introducing the OutBack FX2000 inverter/charger

Post by wd8cdh »

Can the FX run without batteries or do I still have to buy Brand X ST? [img]images/smiles/icon_sad.gif[/img]
Locked