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FLEXware Integration Enclosures & Hardware

FLEXware is a convenient, all-aluminium power system, offering simple installation of OutBack power electronics components.

Three versions of FLEXware are available:

  • FLEXware 250 for single "FX Series" Inverter/Charger installations along with the desired AC and DC disconnects

  • FLEXware 500 which supports up to two "FX Series" and two OutBack Series Charge Controllers, accommodating both split-phase and/or higher power output as needed

  • FLEXware 1000 accommodates up to four "FX Series" and four OutBack Series Charge Controllers

FLEXware 250

Designed for applications with moderate power requirements such as baches, homes, remote communication sites and back-up power systems, the FLEXware 250 accommodates all essential protective devices in the smallest possible space and at the lowest installed cost. With their extremely compact design and unique mounting features, one or two FLEXware 250 enclosures can be mounted on each end of a single FX Series Inverter/Charger.
The powder-coated aluminium FLEXware 250 enclosure provides spaces for battery, PV array or PV GFDI breakers and mounting locations for AC GFCI outlet, AC breakers and an Input-Output- Bypass Assembly. In keeping with FLEXware design concept, the FLEXware 250’s flexibility is evident in the generous number of knock-outs allowing the installation of conduit, cable glands, and other installation accessories.

  • Holds up to eight 1 to 80 Amp, one 175 or 250 Amp panel mount breaker and a GFCI AC outlet (not included).

  • Does not use the DCA or ACA for connection to an FX Series Inverter/Charger.

  • DC current shunt not included

  • DC and/or AC breaker enclosure for one FX Series Inverter/Charger


Includes: Ground bus bar, DC breaker handle guard, breaker mounting hardware and enclosure mounting hardware.

FLEXware 500

The FLEXware 500 is for applications with medium power requirements such as homes, light commercial or larger backup power systems. The FLEXware 500 system architecture can support up to two OutBack FX Series Inverter/Chargers, up to two OutBack charge controllers and all the associated AC and DC components. Due to a very compact design, FLEXware 500 AC and DC enclosures mount with a FLEXware MP in either a horizontal or vertical orientation to allow installation in more space-limited locations for a fast and professional looking wall-mounted installation. The FLEXware 500 accommodates all of the essential protective devices in two enclosures.

Model: FW500-DC
DC enclosure which mounts at the DC side of one or two FX Series Inverter/Chargers. Supports up to six terminal bus bars (not including GBB) and up to three shunt assemblies depending on configuration

Includes: Ground bus bar, 500 Amp DC shunt assembly, positive bus, breaker mounting hardware, FW-BBUS and enclosure mounting hardware

Model: FW500-AC
AC enclosure which mounts at the AC side of one or two FX Series Inverter/Chargers. Supports six terminal bus bars and one FW-X240. The FW500 system utilizes one FW-MP (mounting plate) and a set of the DCA and ACA conduit adapters for each inverter/charger. DC and AC breakers, Input-Output-Bypass Assemblies and all other additional components sold separately.

Includes: Ground bus bar, DIN mounting bracket, communication cable conduit and enclosure mounting hardware

FLEXware 1000

The FLEXware 1000 is for applications with large power requirements such as large residential, commercial or village power systems. The FLEXware 1000 system architecture is capable of supporting up to four OutBack FX Series Inverter/Chargers, four OutBack charge controllers, and all the required AC and DC components and wiring. Utilizing a compact design, FLEXware 1000 AC and DC enclosures accommodate all of the essential protective devices with lots of room for additional breakers and large cable connections and can be mounted either vertically or horizontally.

Model: FW1000-DC
DC enclosure which mounts at the DC side of one or two FX Series Inverter/Chargers. Supports up to six terminal bus bars (not including GBB) and up to three shunt assemblies depending on configuration

Includes: Ground bus bar, 1000 Amp DC shunt assembly, positive bus, breaker mounting hardware, enclosure mounting hardware, two FW-SBUSs and one FLEXware 1000 breaker bus

Model: FW1000-AC
AC enclosure which mounts at the AC side of three or four FX Series Inverter/Chargers. Supports eight terminal bus bars and one FW-X240. The FW1000 system utilizes two FW-MPs (mounting plates) and a set of the DCA and ACA conduit adapters for each inverter/charger. DC and AC breakers, Input-Output-Bypass Assemblies and all other additional components sold separately.

Includes: Ground bus bar, two DIN mounting brackets and FLEXware 1000 wiring raceway

FLEXware PV Combiner

OutBack's FLEXware PV Combiner Series sets the new standard for PV balance-of-system hardware. Ideal for both small or large systems, the FLEXware PV8 and FLEXware PV12 accommodates the overcurrent protection requirements of your application. From 150VDC breakers for low voltage PV systems, to 600VDC fuse holders for high voltage PV systems, the FLEXware PV Combiner series handles it all.

Designed to survive in outdoor environments, the rainproof, UL type 3R powder coated aluminum chassis can be mounted on a wall, sloped roof or pole. The unique angled negative terminal bus bar design makes wiring fast and easy without the larger output conductors blocking access to the smaller input terminals. Dual output lug terminals are included for up to 2/0 AWG conductors. The tinted flame-retardant polycarbonate deadfront panel creates a clean appearance while preventing accidental contact with the live terminals and is easily removable during installation.

The FLEXware PV Combiner makes it easy to take your installation to the next level.

FLEXware PV-8
Holds up to eight OutBack Power Technologies DIN mounted breakers for PV array configurations of 12 to 72 VDC systems with a maximum open circuit voltage of 150 VDC or use six OutBack Power Technologies OBFH "touch safe" type fuse holders for high voltage systems with a maximum open circuit voltage of 600 VDC

FLEXware PV-12
Holds up to twelve OutBack Power Technologies DIN mounted breakers for PV array configurations of 12 to 72 VDC systems with a maximum open circuit voltage of 150 VDC or use eight OutBack Power Technologies OBFH "touch safe" type fuse holders for high voltage systems with a maximum open circuit voltage of 600 VDC








FLEXware Bypass Assemblies

FW250:
FW-IOB-S-230VAC
Single AC Input/Output/Bypass Assembly - 3 x 30Amp DIN mount breakers included

User Guide



FW500:
FW-IOB-D-230VAC
Dual AC Input/Output/Bypass Assembly - 6 x 30Amp DIN mount breakers included

User Guide



FW1000:
FW-IOB-Q-230VAC
Quad AC Input/Output/Bypass Assembly - 12 x 30Amp DIN mount breakers included

User Guide

FLEXware SYSTEM COMPONENTS




FW-MP
Mounting Plate to fit 2 x FX Inverter
Join 2 x FW-MP together for 4 x FX Inverters


The FLEXware MP is a one-piece, powder-coated aluminium mounting plate for FLEXware 500 and FLEXware 1000 enclosures.
Using stainless steel mounting hardware, the integrated locating bolts make installation quick and easy by providing guides
to line up enclosures and inverter/chargers. A single FLEXware MP is designed to accommodate a FLEXware 500 while two
FLEXware MPs are utilized in a FLEXware 1000 configuration.




DCA
DC Conduit Adaptor
Fits between inverter and DC enclosure


Aluminium conduit adaptor for mounting an FX inverter/charger to an OutBack Power System or to a 2" conduit.
Required when mounting an FX inverter/charger to an OutBack PS2DC or PS4DC.




FW-ACA
AC Conduit Adaptor
Fits between inverter and AC enclosure


The FLEXware AC Adapter or FW-ACA is a plastic case that fits on the AC end of an FX Series Inverter/Charger to extend the size of the AC wiring compartment in OutBack FLEXware systems. The FW-ACA aligns with knockouts on both the FW500-AC and FW1000-AC enclosures as well as PS2 and PS4 AC enclosures. Its knockouts are not designed for conduit, but can accommodate flexible cables with appropriate strain relief.




FW-CCB / CCB2
Mounting Brackets for
MPPT Controllers


FW-CCB: Mounting bracket for one side mounted FLEXmax charge controller on GSLC, FW500 and FW1000 DC enclosures. Includes mounting screws.
FW-CCB2: Bracket for mounting two FLEXmax Charge Controllers - Includes brackets, bushings and mounting hardware

FW-CCB and FW-CCB2 mounting brackets allow OutBack Power Technologies charge controllers to be mounted on the side of FW500-DC or FW1000-DC enclosures. FW-CCB2-T mounting bracket allows OutBack Power Technologies charge controllers to be mounted on the top of FW500-DC or FW1000-DC enclosures. FW-MB1 mounting bracket allows OutBack Power system displays to be mounted on the side of FW500-AC and FW1000-AC enclosures

  
FW-MB1 Bracket                     FW-MB2 Bracket

FW-MB3 Bracket

FW-MB1-MB2-MB3
Mounting Brackets for MATE Display/Controllers


FW-MB1 mounting bracket allows mounting OutBack MATE and Mate B system displays to FLEXware 500, FLEXware 1000 and Radian enclosures


FW-MB2 mounting bracket allows mounting OutBack MATE2 system displays to FLEXware 500, FLEXware 1000 and Radian enclosures.
Instructions

FW-MB3 mounting bracket allows mounting the OutBack MATE3 system displays to FLEXware 500, FLEXware 1000 and Radian enclosures.
Instructions




TBB
Terminal Bus Bars


Used for adding more wire terminations or for isolating multiple positive/negative circuits. All TBB models have three #1/0 to 14 AWG and eight #6 to 14 AWG screw type compression terminals, which means no ring lugs are required. Available with black, red, blue and brown insulators. All required TBBs are included with the AC Input-Output-Bypass Assemblies. TBBs rated for a maximum of 180 amps AC/DC.










FW BUS Connectors

OutBack DC bus bars are designed to enable the most complex of code compliant DC cable connections.

FW-BBUS Breaker Bus allows connection of two 175-250A, three 100-125A, four 1-80 amps DC breakers or three 500 amps DC current shunts.
Plated copper plate rated for 500A.   
Instructions

FW-SBUS Shunt Bus allows up to four high current cable connections on same side of DC shunt.
Two 3/8 inch bolts; solid brass rated for 1000A.  
Instructions

FW-CBUS-8 Combiner Bus connects up to eight DIN mounted breakers or six DIN mounted fuse holders.
Two 2/0 AWG box lug terminals; plated copper.   
Instructions






DC Current Shunt
FW-SHUNT250

When used with an amp hour meter, OutBack Power Technologies DC current shunt kits can provide valuable insight into the status of batteries or DC power source. One shunt kit is included standard on FLEXware 500 and FLEXware 1000 DC enclosures.

Instructions

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