buying controller

ws9876ws9876 Posts: 332Solar Expert ✭✭✭
if you were buying a controller like the Flexmate but didnt want to buy Outback.. what would you buy??
for 12,24,48 volt...

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  • CariboocootCariboocoot Posts: 17,615Banned ✭✭
    Re: buying controller

    The chief question would be: why not the Outback? Without knowing that, any recommendation may just duplicate the OB's characteristic.
    Assuming the issue is price, you could consider a PWM or MPPt from Morningstar:
    http://store.solar-electric.com/mochco.html

    Good units recommended by their users (I'm not one so I can't speak from experience here - yet).

    This one is comparable to an FM-60: http://store.solar-electric.com/motr60ampmps.html
    Xantrex has a similar unit: http://store.solar-electric.com/xaxwmp60amps.html

    Only OB has an 80 Amp model, as far as I know.
  • ws9876ws9876 Posts: 332Solar Expert ✭✭✭
    Re: buying controller

    their business troubles dont help their reputation...
  • mike95490mike95490 Posts: 7,970Solar Expert ✭✭✭✭
    Re: buying controller
    ws9876 wrote: »
    their business troubles dont help their reputation...

    Who's business troubles ? Xantrex ? Outback ? Wind sun ?
    Morning star makes a 60A MPPT controller too ?
    I think Midnight has an 80A coming out too
    Powerfab top of pole PV mount | Listeroid 6/1 w/st5 gen head | XW6048 inverter/chgr | Iota 48V/15A charger | Morningstar 60A MPPT | 48V, 800A NiFe Battery (in series)| 15, Evergreen 205w "12V" PV array on pole | Midnight ePanel | Grundfos 10 SO5-9 with 3 wire Franklin Electric motor (1/2hp 240V 1ph ) on a timer for 3 hr noontime run - Runs off PV ||
    || Midnight Classic 200 | 10, Evergreen 200w in a 160VOC array ||
    || VEC1093 12V Charger | Maha C401 aa/aaa Charger | SureSine | Sunsaver MPPT 15A

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  • CariboocootCariboocoot Posts: 17,615Banned ✭✭
    Re: buying controller

    Mike;

    Outback was purchased by Alpha Technologies. That's probably what the OP was referring to.
    Didn't you get the memo? :p

    http://forum.solar-electric.com/showthread.php?t=8693
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