Outback GVFX vs FXR inverters

verdigoverdigo Solar Expert Posts: 428 ✭✭
I just noticed the GVFX inverters are no longer for sale but have been replaced with FXR inverters. They look identical. I bought my GVFX 3648 with the assumption that I could later get another one to stack for split phase operation. Does anyone know if this is just a change in designation or does the FXR inverter have significant firmware changes?

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  • Blackcherry04Blackcherry04 Solar Expert Posts: 2,490 ✭✭✭
    verdigo wrote: »
    I just noticed the GVFX inverters are no longer for sale but have been replaced with FXR inverters. They look identical. I bought my GVFX 3648 with the assumption that I could later get another one to stack for split phase operation. Does anyone know if this is just a change in designation or does the FXR inverter have significant firmware changes?
    They seem to still be on their web site.

    FXR
    • GridZero Technology
    • Advanced Battery Charging
    • Seven Programmable Operating Modes
    • Remote Monitoring AND Control with OPTICS RE via MATE 3
    • True Grid/Hybrid Performance


    GVFX

    http://www.outbackpower.com/outback-...id-interactive

    FXR


    http://www.outbackpower.com/outback-...dhybrid-series
  • verdigoverdigo Solar Expert Posts: 428 ✭✭
    I wonder if a GVFX can be upgraded and if it would be worth it. NAWS doesn't seem to be selling the G inverters anymore. I'll have to do some reading when I get some time.
  • verdigoverdigo Solar Expert Posts: 428 ✭✭
    I did a little bit or reading. Wish the FXR came out a couple of years earlier. The FXR has a much wider frequency acceptance for dirty cheap generators. The "Grid Zero" function of preference for renewable energy sources would great as well. I did post the question on the Outback forum if a GVFX can be converted to an FXR inverter. I would need a Mate three for sure, and hopefully the logic board?
  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 31,061 admin
    OK, here is what David from NAWS says:
    The GVFX and FXR are not compatible at all. They can’t be stacked together.
    This is also the case with the rest of the Outback inverter line.

    They have a whole new board set.

    Outback is saying they are currently not discontinuing the GVFX inverters. Not as of right now….

    I will say that I have a couple GVFX inverters I’m trying to get rid of if someone needs a deal.
    http://www.solar-electric.com/products-onsale/
    I might be willing to go lower.

    The FXR inverter will require the mate3.

    -Bill
    Near San Francisco California: 3.5kWatt Grid Tied Solar power system+small backup genset
  • verdigoverdigo Solar Expert Posts: 428 ✭✭

    I will say that I have a couple GVFX inverters I’m trying to get rid of if someone needs a deal.
    http://www.solar-electric.com/products-onsale/
    I might be willing to go lower

    Yeah right.
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